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  • PDP-BJP coalition 'unprincipled, opportunistic': Nitish Kumar 19 hours 9 minutes ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday termed as "unprincipled and opportunistic" the alliance between BJP and PDP to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir and said the saffron party's move has killed its ideological parent Shyama Prasad Mukherjee for the second time. "Syama Prasad Mukerjee was opposed to...
  • Jammu: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed government for budget session from March 18 22 hours 18 minutes ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday proposed to the Governor to summon the budget session of the state Legislature from March 18. This will be first budget session of PDP-BJP government led by Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, which assumed power in the state on Sunday. "The cabinet that met today under the...
  • After crediting Pakistan for peaceful polls, PDP pricks BJP, calls hanging of Afzal Guru 'travesty of justice' Yesterday

    New Delhi: A group of People's Democratic Party (PDP) MLAs on Monday fired another salvo at its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) calling the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru issue as "a travesty of justice". The issue is sure to embarrass the PDP leadership too and expose chinks in...
  • J&K: CM Mufti side-steps controversy over his remark, Mehbooba calls it teething problems Yesterday

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday sought to side-step controversy over his remark that Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants allowed conducive atmosphere for Assembly elections in the state. However, his daughter and People's Democratic Party (PDP) MP in Lok Sabha Mehbooba Mufti was more upfront...
  • Full text: Common Minimum Progamme of PDP-BJP government in J&K Yesterday

    New Delhi: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Jammu and Kashmir finally got a Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party government with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed being sworn in as the state Chief Minister for the second time. Both parties have agreed on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the state. Here is...
  • J&K: Centre dissociates from CM Sayeed's remarks on peaceful polls, credits EC, security forces, people Yesterday

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dissociated from newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks and gave credit for peaceful elections in the state to the Election Commission, Army personnel, paramilitary forces and the local people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said questions were raised...
  • J&K: BJP-PDP an unusual alliance, some turbulence expected, say sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party-Peoples Democratic Party formed government in Jammu and Kashmir, the alliance is believed to witness some turbulence initially, BJP sources said on Monday. Sources added, "The BJP-PDP is an unusual alliance and we can expect some turbulence initially. We have formed this government for...
  • Mufti Sayeed's statement on J&K polls puts BJP in a spot Yesterday

    Leaving the BJP red faced, the new J&K CM Mufti Sayeed said that Pakistan and Hurriyat allowed peaceful elections in Jammu in Kashmir. The BJP is in a spot as on one hand the new government is taking a hard line on talking to the separatists and on the other...
  • Son of Maharaja's security aide is new Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Yesterday

    Jammu: Son of a security aide of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, it has been a long wait for Nirmal Kumar Singh of BJP to come to the centre stage of state politics. After having a heart-burn during the ticket distribution in last Lok Sabha election, Singh was...
  • Mufti Sayeed - A suave politician Yesterday

    Jammu: A man of perseverance and great survivor, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has an astute political sense honed by decades of experience in Kashmir politics that has stood him in good stead in crafting a delicate alliance with BJP to return as Chief Minister for the second time. Sayeed (79), who...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed credits Pakistan, Hurriyat, terrorists for peaceful polls; BJP in a tight spot 2 days ago

    Jammu: It is a statement that is surely going the hackles in the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday called for a dialogue with Pakistan while crediting the neighbouring, Hurriyat Conference and terror groups for providing a conducive environment for the five-phased Assembly...
  • Omar Abdullah questions BJPs' ideological position 2 days ago

    Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday took pot-shots at Bharatiya Janata Party ministers in the PDP-BJP government, saying they swore allegiance to the same Constitution of the state which their ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee died trying to get rid of. "BJP Ministers swearing allegiance to the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir gets PDP-BJP government, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sworn in as CM 2 days ago

    After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Jammu and Kashmir finally got a Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party government with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed being sworn in as the state Chief Minister for the second time. Both parties have agreed on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the state. Twelve leaders each from...
  • PDP-BJP government in J&K a historic opportunity, says RSS 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With Bharatiya Janata Party all set to rule Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in alliance with Peoples Democratic Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'Organiser' on Saturday said this is a "historic opportunity" that will help the state join the national mainstream, but admitted that running the...
  • PDP has its way as BJP bends to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, but will the alliance work? 2 days ago

    Srinagar: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will finally be sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister as the head of Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government on Sunday. Both parties have ironed out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for Jammu and Kashmir. However, it...
  • Jammu: Congress, National Conference to stay away from Mufti swearing-in on Sunday 2 days ago

    Jammu: Congress and National Conference (NC), the erstwhile ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, are likley to "stay away" from Sunday's swearing-in ceremony of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led PDP-BJP government in the state. "We are going to stay away from the ceremony tomorrow," a senior Congress leader said on the condition of...
  • Jammu and Kashmir to get back elected Government on Sunday 2 days ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir will get back an elected government on Sunday after 49 days when PDP leader Mufti Mohamemd Sayeed is sworn in as Chief Minister in alliance with BJP which will be in power in the state for the first time. Sayeed, 79, will be administered oath of office...
  • Kashmiri Pandits: All India Kashmiri Samaj demands implementation of rehabilitation package 3 days ago

    Jammu: The members of All India Kashmiri Samaj on Friday appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra to implement the Prime Minister's rehabilitation package for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits (KPs). "A delegation of All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS), led by its vice president Vijay Aima, called on the Governor," a...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand on PDP in December 2014 and now 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have criticised Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for making U-turns on several of his statements. But now Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be criticised for doing the same as far as the BJP's stand on...
  • Mufti Sayeed to become J&K CM on March 1, calls PDP-BJP tie-up a meeting of North Pole & South Pole 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, who will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of a People's Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on March 1, said on Friday that the coming together of the two parties is like meeting of North Pole and...
  • Ahead of taking over as J&K CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Narendra Modi in Delhi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Before the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party finally join hands in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Sayeed will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on Sunday. After two...
  • Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire, target Border-out-Post in RS Pura sector of Jammu 4 days ago

    Jammu: After a week-long lull in firing from across the International Border (IB), Pakistani Rangers tonight violated the ceasefire and targeted a Border-out-Post (BoP) in the RS Pura sector of Jammu. "Pakistan troops resorted to small arms firing around 9:30 PM," a police officer said. He said the Pakistani Rangers fired...
  • Various delegations discuss issues with Jammu and Kashmir Governor 4 days ago

    Jammu: Several delegations from across Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday held meetings with state Governor NN Vohra and apprised him of the problems being faced by the people in their areas. "A joint delegation of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh and Kargil comprising Rigzin Spalbar, chief executive councillor, LAHDC...
  • PM Modi approves Rs 426.83 crore for Jammu and Kashmir flood relief 5 days ago

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved financial aid of Rs 426.83 crore from his relief fund for assistance to the owners of severely and partially damaged houses during last year's devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir. A Raj Bhavan spokesman said, "This aid will benefit the 1.87 lakh owners...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 2 terrorists killed in an encounter in Shopian district 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Two terrorists have been killed on Wednesday in a gunfight which is still going on between the security forces and holed up guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. "Following specific intelligence reports about the presence of two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Shermaal village (Shopian), troops surrounded the village on...
  • Kashmiris join insurgency against India at highest rate in two decades 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir is increasingly dependent on homegrown, educated fighters with the highest number of local youth joining in two decades, according to Indian army data seen on Tuesday. The trend represents a new threat in the region where Muslim separatists have been fighting Indian forces since 1989. At...
  • BJP to have a role in governing Jammu and Kashmir for the first time 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the first time is set to have a role in governing the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir, at the heart of nearly seven decades of hostility with Pakistan. Modi, who stormed to power in May, 2014, personally addressed election rallies...
  • Between June 2014 and January 2015, Pakistan violated ceasefire for 685 times 6 days ago

    New Delhi: There were a total of 685 ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan Border in Jammu and Kashmir from June of last year to January this year, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. While 126 ceasefire violations took place along the Line of Control and International Border under operational control of...
  • Jammu: West Pakistan refugees hold protest, demand citizenship rights from India 6 days ago

    Jammu: A large number of refugees from West Pakistan on Tuesday held a demonstration in Jammu demanding that they be accorded citizenship of the State. "We have been suffering for several decades now. We have become strangers in our own homes," said Sham Lal, a refugee from West Pakistan. "We are...
  • J&K: PDP-BJP finalise common minimum programme, government formation soon 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The differences over a common minimum programme (CMP) between the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir have been ironed out and a coalition government will soon be sworn in. BJP president Amit Shah, addressing mediapersons jointly with...