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  • Lok Sabha election: Voting on in J&K, Ghulam Nabi Azad in the fray 4 hours 42 minutes ago

    Voting in second phase in the five-phase election in Jammu & Kashmir has begun on Thursday. Lok Sabha elections in the state is being held in five phases (April 10, 17, 24, 30 and May 7). Congress leader and Union Minister Gulam Nabi Azad's fate will be locked in EVMs...
  • Gulam Nabi Azad's fate to be locked in Udhampur on Thursday 13 hours 52 minutes ago

    Udhampur: Congress leader and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate will be locked in EVMs on Thursday in Udhampur LoK Sabha constituency where he is in direct fight with BJP's Jitender Singh. As many as 14,61,373 voters, including 7,77,599 males and 6,77,850 women, will decide the fate of 13 candidates,...
  • UT status to Ladakh will dilute J&K's special status: Mehbooba Mufti 18 hours 8 minutes ago

    Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday hit out at Congress for including the demand for a Union Territory status to Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, saying such a move will not only divide the state but dilute its special status as well. "Such a move will not only divide...
  • J&K: Reasi gets 53 model polling stations to encourage voters 2 days ago

    Over 50 model polling stations have been established in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, equipped with the best facilities to encourage the turnout. "To increase the turnout and make voting a pleasant experience 53 model polling stations have been established in Reasi district of J~~amp;amp;K", District Development Commissioner, Reasi,...
  • J&K: Encounter in Soura ends, 2 terrorists killed 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Operations in Jammu and Kashmir to flush out two terrorists who were holed up in the Soura locality of Srinagar has ended. The terrorists have been killed, while two policemen have suffered injuries. The slain terrorists have been identified as Abu Huzaifa anf Chhota Hafiz of Lashkar-e-Taiba, both Pakistanis....
  • Omar hits out at Modi for refusing to wear skullcap 4 days ago

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has hurt his feelings by refusing to don a skullcap offered by an imam. "Why should he (Modi) care about me and my emotions and feelings when he refused to wear a cap offered...
  • 68 per cent turnout in Jammu Lok Sabha poll 6 days ago

    The turnout in Jammu Lok Sabha seat on Thursday was 68 per cent, but the figure is likely to rise as final reports from far-flung areas of the constituency are still awaited, an election official said. "In the last poll, the turnout in this constituency was 49.71 per cent. We...
  • Lok Sabha polls: AAP files complaint against Farooq Abdullah 6 days ago

    Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday demanded cancellation of Union Minister Farooq Abdullah's candidature, alleging that he had given "misleading" information about his age to the Election Commission. AAP has filed a complaint to the Returning Officer for Srinagar parliamentary constituency in this regard. The complaint, filed by chief election agent...
  • LS polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad not allowed to vote, asked to prove identity 1 week ago

    Union Health Minister and former state chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was on Thursday told to prove his identity at a polling booth in the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency. Azad had gone to cast his vote at the DPS polling station at Jogi Gate area, but was refused permission by...
  • Farooq Abdullah among 16 candidates in fray from Srinagar 1 week ago

    Union Minister and NC president Farooq Abdullah is among the 16 candidates to have filed nomination papers from the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency which is going to polls on April 30. As many as 11 candidates submitted their papers before the election officials on Wednesday, as the deadline to file...
  • Mirwaiz calls for boycott of polls, brands it a futile exercise 1 week ago

    On the eve of the first round of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Wednesday asked the people to stay away from the Lok Sabha elections, branding it a "futile exercise". "Elections are the spirit of democracy but in Jammu and Kashmir where...
  • No one can revoke Article 370, says Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 1 week ago

    Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday said no government at the Centre can revoke Article 370 and the special position of Jammu and Kashmir within the country is non-negotiable. "Whichever government comes (at the Centre), the special position of Jammu and Kashmir is non-negotiable. Something has to...
  • Kashmiri Pandit outfits in J&K favour BJP 1 week ago

    Major Kashmiri Pandit outfits such as All India Kashmiri Samaj and Jammu and Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM) have given a call to the community members to support BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, saying it was the only political party which has been sympathetic towards its grievances. The JKVM said...
  • Mirwaiz hopes new MPs will act together to resolve Kashmir issue April 8, 2014

    Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Tuesday expressed hope that those who will be elected to Parliament after the Lok Sabha polls will "act in greater unison to move forward towards resolving the Kashmir issue". "There is already a broad political consensus in Jammu and Kashmir and in Pakistan...
  • J&K: Kupwara encounter ends, two terrorists gunned down April 8, 2014

    Srinagar: An encounter which took place in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir leaving five dead ended on Tuesday evening. Two policemen, one Army personnel and two terrorists have been killed in the encounter. Four Army personnel were also injured. The encounter took place in the Zoonarewshi area of district Kupwara...
  • J&K: Encounter in Kupwara, 2 policeman, one Army personnel, 2 terrorists dead April 8, 2014

    Srinagar: An encounter took place in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday leaving five dead. Two policemen, one Army personnel and two terrorists have been killed. Four Army personnel were also injured. The encounter took place in the Zoonarewshi area of district Kupwara district near the Line of Control....
  • Farooq, Omar attack BJP on Article 370, call it a gimmick April 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party for promising the abrogation of Article 370 in its manifesto. Dr Abdullah said, "National Conference, Congress and other national parties won't let Article 370 be abrogated." The Article 370 of the Constitution guarantees a special category status for...
  • Hurriyat doesn't know what to talk with Centre: Omar Abdullah April 5, 2014

    Separatists amalgam Hurriyat Conference does not know what it wants to talk with the Centre for a resolution of the Kashmir issue, opines Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Talking about the priorities before the new government at the 'Google hangout', Omar said Hurriyat Conference was becoming "a little...
  • BJP lines up top party leaders for campaigning in J&K April 5, 2014

    The BJP is going all out to campaign in the three seats in Jammu and Ladakh where it is hopeful of winning and has lined up nearly 40 of its star campaigners to bolster its chances. Jammu and Kashmir will witness five-phase polls from April 10 to May 7. Five...
  • LS polls: Mehbooba Mufti files second set of nomination papers April 4, 2014

    Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Friday filed a second set of nomination papers for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Kashmir as a measure of "precaution" after some discrepancies were reported in her earlier nomination papers. "The PDP President filed a second set of nomination papers as...
  • If voted to power, Modi will destroy nation, says Farooq Abdullah April 2, 2014

    Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday lashed out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying "he will destroy the country if he comes to power". "If this man (Modi) sits on the Prime Minister's chair, he will destroy India's Constitution. People of every religion have right to live but...
  • Confident of winning all 6 seats in J&K: National Conference April 2, 2014

    Ruling National Conference on Wednesday expressed confidence that it along with its ally Congress will win all six Lok Sabha seats from Jammu and Kashmir, saying people will reject the "politics of hate" and will vote for "secular" candidates. "The NC-Congress coalition government will sweep the state and win all...
  • Blame Congress for trust deficit between Kashmir, rest of India: Sayeed March 30, 2014

    Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Sunday termed the Congress equally responsible with its ruling coalition partner National Conference for the prevailing trust deficit between people of Jammu and Kashmir and rest of the country. "Like the National Conference, leadership of the Congress is also equally responsible for...
  • J&K: 83 per cent of polling stations in Anantnag sensitive March 30, 2014

    More than 83 per cent of the 1,600 polling stations in Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in Kashmir have been designated as hypersensitive or sensitive by the election authorities as they are apprehensive of violence during polling in these areas. "Of the 1,615 polling stations in the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency,...
  • J&K minister Sakina seen in a video forcing an old man to vote for her March 30, 2014

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for the National Conference party, a video that has recently surfaced, reportedly shows Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo forcing an old man to swear in the name of Allah to vote for her. Sakina, the only woman minister in the Omar Abdullah government,...
  • J&K: Army averts tragedy, neutralises IED in the nick of time March 29, 2014

    Srinagar: The Army averted a possible tragedy on Saturday when they recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway. The road opening party detected the explosive at the Bemina locality while on a patrol. The bomb disposal squad neutralised the landmine and traffic was restored on the highway....
  • J&K: Security forces gun down all three terrorists who attacked Khatua March 28, 2014

    Srinagar: Three terrorists were gunned down in a fierce gun battle with the security forces in Jammu & Kashmir's Kathua on Friday. The terrorists had executed twin terror attacks in Jammu where one person was killed and three others were injured early on Friday morning. Early in the morning, the...
  • Jammu: Four people including two terrorists killed in twin terror attacks March 28, 2014

    Jammu: Two terrorists have been killed in an encounter with Army in Janglote in Kathua. The terrorists executed twin terror attacks in Jammu where one person was killed and three others were injured early on Friday morning. Heavy firing is on in the Janglote area near an army installation in...
  • Jammu: 1 dead, 3 hurt as 4 alleged terrorists open fire on a vehicle March 28, 2014

    Kathua: One person has been killed and 3 others have been injured after 4 alleged terrorists opened fire on a vehicle in Kathua in Jammu. The gunmen were reportedly wearing army uniforms. After the attack, the alleged terrorists hijacked a white Bolero and took it towards Jammu. With the terrorists...
  • Mehbooba Mufti praises Vajpayee but rules out alliance with NDA March 26, 2014

    PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti has praised Atal Bihari Vajpayee for bringing development to Kashmir and expressed hope that Narendra Modi continues his legacy. ...