Mufti Islah

  • PDP riding high on Mehbooba Mufti's charisma in J&K Assembly elections 23-11-2014 03:37 PM

    Sonawari: It is election fever in Jammu and Kashmir and with just two days to go for the first phase of polling, campaigning is on in full swing. Mehbooba Mufti, the engine behind the People's Democratic Party, has moved across the dusty constituency of Sonawari. She is greeted by people...
  • J&K elections: Confident of winning 45 to 50 seats, says PDP's Mehbooba Mufti 23-11-2014 10:02 AM

    Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is slated to address an election rally in Handwara on Sunday. On the other hand, his arch rival Mehbooba Mufti will be in Homesh-alibug. She has ruled out an alliance with the BJP, calling the party divisive ahead of the first...
  • J&K: Suspected terrorist hurls grenade at PDP rally, taken into custody 21-11-2014 04:38 PM

    Kulgam: The supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) captured a man, suspected to be a terrorist, during an election rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Friday afternoon. PDP supporters caught hold of the alleged terrorist after he threw a grenade at the poll rally of its candidate in...
  • Omar Abdullah asks BJP to clarify stand on Article 370, thanks Centre for flood relief aid 20-11-2014 05:50 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to clarify its stand regarding Article 370. "BJP needs to come clear on Article 370. They are talking one thing in Jammu and another in Kashmir. When Modi Sahib comes to Jammu for a rally,...
  • J&K polls: PDP will not ally with BJP, says Mehbooba Mufti 20-11-2014 04:04 PM

    Ahead of the J&K elections, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti ruled out any alliance with the BJP allegedly because of its divisive politics. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Mufti said, "The BJP is going about with its divisive agenda talking about the Gurjar votes, Pahari votes, Shia votes, Sikh votes and Kashmiri Pandit...
  • BJP puts Article 370 on the backburner in view of the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls 19-11-2014 08:33 AM

    Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir heads to the polls, the BJP's stand on Article 370 seems to have taken a backseat to see its campaign of Mission Kashmir 44 succeed. "I think a lot of misgivings have been created about this issue. The party line is very simple. Divisive dialogue...
  • BSF man guarding J&K CM's house arrested, removed from duty after his weapon goes off 17-11-2014 09:25 AM

    Srinagar: A Border Security Force personnel guarding Chief Minister Omar Adbullah's residence was on Monday arrested after his service weapon went off. The guard has been removed from duty for the lapse. Around 7:10 am on Monday, 4-5 gun shots were heard outside the CM's residence which a BSF personnel...
  • Those talking about reports of Hindu CM in J&K insecure: VK Singh 15-11-2014 02:06 PM

    Srinagar: Ahead of state elections, Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh visited Kashmir on Saturday. Talking about the ongoing debate on Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir Singh said, "We have neither put Article 370 on the shelf nor taken it out of...
  • J&K: Two terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Kulgam 14-11-2014 11:09 AM

    Kulgam: Two terrorists have been gunned down in an encounter in Kulgam. One Rashtriya Rifle and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on Thursday evening. The joint party was fired upon by the terrorists triggering an encounter between the two sides. Arms and ammunition has been recovered from the...
  • A grim Children's Day for the flood-affected in Jammu & Kashmir 14-11-2014 09:17 AM

    Kulgam: While children across the country celebrate Children's Day with great fervour, the kids in Jammu and Kashmir are yet to come to terms with the damage the floods caused in their region recently. Gund village in the Kulgam district is of one of the worst-hit places and most of...
  • J&K: Clashes between NC, PDP workers in Kulgam during filing of nominations 13-11-2014 03:40 PM

    Srinagar: Clashes erupted on Thursday between People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference workers in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. Clashes took place when nominations for the state assembly elections were being filed. The incident occurred at the district collector's office. ...
  • Machil verdict a watershed moment, no one believed justice would be done: Omar 13-11-2014 02:47 PM

    Srinagar: Four years after three young men were killed in a fake encounter in Machil, the Army has convicted five of his personnel including two officers in connection with the case. All the convicts have been sentenced for life. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called the verdict a...
  • J&K: Five Army men, including two officers convicted in 2010 Machil fake encounter case 13-11-2014 10:30 AM

    Srinagar: The Army has convicted five of its men including two officers for killing three youngsters in a fake encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Machil in 2010. All convicts have been awarded life imprisonment and their service benefits have been suspended. However, the Northern Army Commander is yet to confirm...
  • J&K: Candidate mentions 'daughter's marriage' as liability in poll affidavit, faces flak 11-11-2014 02:02 PM

    Srinagar: In an interesting incident, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, who is contesting the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir elections has come under attack for mentioning his daughter's marriage as a liability in his nomination papers. But Bhat, who is contesting the polls on a Congress ticket from Ganderbal, has pleaded ignorance saying...
  • J&K: PDP MLA brandishes AK-47, claims he had it only for self defence 11-11-2014 08:30 AM

    Srinagar: In yet another social media embarrassment for politicians in Jammu and Kashmir, People's Democratic Party MLA Javed Mustafa Mir has been spotted brandishing an AK-47 openly. An image has surfaced online showing Mir holding an AK-47 and standing casually next to an armed personnel. After facing criticism for the...
  • J&K: Army column involved in Budgam incident replaced, says 15 Corps Commander 06-11-2014 04:01 PM

    As tensions simmer in Jammu and Kashmir over the killings of two men in the recent Budgam firings, the Indian Army's 15 Corps Commander told CNN-IBN's Mufti Islah that the Army column involved in the incident has been replaced. ...
  • J&K: Clashes break out between civilians, security forces over death of teenagers in Army firing 04-11-2014 10:35 PM

    Srinagar: The Indian Army on Tuesday begun its inquiry after two civilians were killed in its firing on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district. The Army has launched investigations by recording of statements of the troops on duty to reconstruct the sequence of events. "The inquiry has been ordered....
  • J&K: Army orders probe into Budgam firing incident in which two people were killed 04-11-2014 03:31 PM

    Srinagar: Indian Army on Tuesday ordered enquiry into the Budgam firing incident which left two dead and two injured. A Deputy Sector Commander has been appointed as the incharge of the enquiry team. All those believed to be involved in the firing incident have been shifted to the location of...
  • J&K: Restricted curfew in Budgam after killing of 2 civilians by Army 04-11-2014 10:04 AM

    Srinagar: In view of Muharram and the death of two people in firing by the Army, restricted curfew has been imposed in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. Both the victims hail from Budgam and hence the security forces are making sure that no untoward incident takes place in the...
  • As winter approaches, J&K flood victims turn to government for help 04-11-2014 08:57 AM

    Srinagar: Nearly three months after the massive floods in the valley destroyed over a lakh homes, many victims are still forced to live in tents. For people like 67-year-old Saleema, the last couple of months have been nothing short of miserable. The tent provided by government after the floods is...
  • J&K DIG's son boasts of power, posts pictures of man tying his father's shoe laces on social media 29-10-2014 01:24 PM

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. The photographs include one of a man helping DIG Shakeel...
  • J&K: Kashmiri Pandit woman goes from door to door offering help to flood victims 28-10-2014 09:15 AM

    Jammu: Suman Raina, a humanitarian, in the flood ravaged state goes door to door offering help to the flood victims. Raina survived the deluge in September, now Raina, a Kashmiri Pandit, has come to her home town bearing relief material and gifts for the flood victims, to help them set...
  • Flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir eyes hefty package with PM's Diwali visit 23-10-2014 07:35 AM

    Srinagar: Residents in Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar's worst flood-hit area, are busy clearing the debris of their collapsed homes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. Even as they work overtime to build a shelter above their heads, they are eager to see the Prime Minister. "We are expecting a relief...
  • J&K floods: 5 weeks on, residents try to cope with destruction 17-10-2014 10:53 AM

    Srinagar: Five weeks after floods hit Jammu and Kashmir, residents of Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar are still trying to wade through the destruction and to salvage their belongings. Over 250 people lost their lives and many were injured when the floods ravaged the state. One Sartaj Madni and his friends...
  • J&K floods: Cheer amidst gloom as kidnapped 6-year-old Mumbai girl gets reunited with family 17-10-2014 08:34 AM

    Srinagar: It has been five weeks since floods ravaged Jammu and Kashmir killing over 250 people and leaving behind a trail of damage and devastation. But amidst all the gloom, there was a glimmer of cheer as a 6-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Mumbai has now been reunited with...
  • J&K: IED blast at Nadihal in Baramullah, two Army personnel injured 16-10-2014 12:58 PM

    Srinagar: Two Army personnel have been injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on Thursday afternoon in the Nadihal area of Baramullah in north Kashmir when suspected terrorists targeted an army convoy. The blast targeted an Army anti-sabotage vehicle. Two injured army soldiers have been rushed to a nearby...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along Poonch sector 14-10-2014 03:14 PM

    Poonch: After some days of relative calm along the Line of Control, Pakistan violated ceasefire once again on Tuesday. Violation of the ceasefire truce was reported Balakot area in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector. In wake of the repeated violation by Pakistani troops, Centre had said that the Indian Army...
  • Kashmir: Traders praise Modi's Minister, demand probe against Omar Abdullah 14-10-2014 02:56 PM

    Srinagar: On a day when the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said no to polls this year, his government came under serious attack from Kashmiri flood-hit traders for shoddy relief and rescue work at a meet held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's point man Dr Jitendra Singh. While traders applauded every...
  • J&K: One soldier killed in Army-terrorists encounter in Handwara 13-10-2014 11:23 AM

    Handwara: A fierce encounter is on between the Army and terrorists in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday. Till now, one Indian soldier has been martyred in the gun battle going on in Handwara. The gun battle has been going on since 10 am on Monday. ...
  • Pakistani rangers resort to overnight firing and mortar shelling, target 15 border outposts 12-10-2014 08:52 AM

    Jammu: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops continued to violate ceasefire by opening fire at 15 outposts along the International Border (IB) in Arina and RS Pura sectors of the Jammu district from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Indian BSF forces have retaliated to the firing. The Pakistani troops...