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  • PDP holds talks with BJP, Omar rubbishes rumours of NC's role in government formation in J&K 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Political parties in Jammu and Kashmir are yet to arrive at a concensus on government formation in the state. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which emerged as the top two parties in the Assembly elections held discussions on Thursday over government formation. BJP...
  • J&K: Amit Shah authorised to take final call on state government formation, Omar denies deal with BJP 10 hours 2 minutes ago

    Jammu/ Srinagar: Amidst government formation exercises by the two largest parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), in Jammu and Kashmir, outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference (NC) has strongly rebutted reports which said he was in talks with the former. The BJP, on...
  • BJP keeps up the suspense on government formation in J&K, Arun Jaitley meets elected MLAs 20 hours 37 minutes ago

    Jammu: Keeping up the suspense on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party is talking in two voices on the issue. While sources said that National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met BJP leaders in New Delhi on Thursday morning, a section of BJP members refuted reports about...
  • J&K elections: 56 first-timers in 87-member Assembly Yesterday

    Srinagar: The 12th Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir will have nearly 65 per cent new faces as only 31 of the 87 newly-elected MLAs have previously been member the House. As many as 56 winners have been elected to the Lower House of the state legislature for first time, while...
  • The onus of government formation lies with PDP, BJP: Omar Abdullah Yesterday

    A day after he was routed in the polls Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has put in his papers to the governor. The PDP has emerged as the single largest party in J&K winning 28 seats. The BJP came in second, winning 25 seats. ...
  • BJP the biggest gainer in J&K polls, wins more than twice the number of seats in 2008 Yesterday

    Jammu and Kashmir has delivered a fractured mandate in the Assembly elections as the Peoples Democratic Party secured 28 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party was a close second with 25 seats. Both the parties are exploring their option to be able to form the government in the state. Meanwhile,...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Hiranagar sector 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning. The infiltration bid was foiled. No casualties reported so far. ...
  • Battle For The State: Has the divide deepened in J&K? 2 days ago

    Jammu and Kashmir's four-cornered contest resulted in a badly fractured mandate with no party reaching within striking distance of the halfway mark of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. Even though Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats, the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led party will not...
  • Battle For The States: BJP wins Jharkhand, comes second in J&K 2 days ago

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • BJP fails to make inroad in Kashmir valley, secure any seat in Ladakh region 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Notwithstanding the remarkable performance of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu region, the saffron party was not able to make inroad in Kashmir valley and also failed to open an account in the Ladakh region. Despite a high voltage campaigning by top brass of the BJP including Prime Minister Narendra...
  • PDP takes top spot in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP second; government formation a big challenge 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's four-cornered contest resulted in a badly fractured mandate with no party reaching within striking distance of the halfway mark of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. Even though Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats, the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led party will...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K Assembly elections 2014 2 days ago

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • J&K polls: PDP exploring options of government formation, says Mehbooba Mufti 2 days ago

    Having won 28 seats in Jammu & Kashmir, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti thanked the state's electorate. "We will not try to cobble up a government by manipulation. It will take time to build a formation who can fulfil the aspirations of people of J&K. The votes have been cast against...
  • BJP eyes alliance with National Conference in Jammu & Kashmir: Party sources 2 days ago

    Delhi: After emerging as the second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is eyeing an alliance with the National Conference (NC). The PDP and the Congress are in a position to form an alliance to form the next government. BJP president Amit Shah, while addressing...
  • Hung Assembly in Jammu & Kashmir, BJP set to form government in Jharkhand 2 days ago

    Ranchi/Srinagar: The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. Riding high on...
  • Fractured mandate in Jammu and Kashmir; PDP single largest, BJP close second 2 days ago

    Srinagar: In an election which was marred with terror attacks and yet registered a record voter turnout, Jammu & Kashmir gave a badly fractured mandate with no single party reaching a halfway marks of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. While Peoples Democratic Party registered win in 28 seats to become the...
  • J&K polls: I'm very satisfied with results, says Omar Abdullah 2 days ago

    NC leader and outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah who lost his Sonowar seat but won Beerwah seat in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, said that he is very satisfied with the outcome of the elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Omar also said, "With 17 MLAs, I'm a very important player in...
  • J&K election: PDP demolishes NC citadel, wins 5 out of 8 seats in Srinagar district 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Making a huge inroad into the National Conference (NC) bastion Srinagar for the first time, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrested five out of eight seats in the district. Ashraf Mir of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) flashes a victory sign to the media outside a counting center in Srinagar. The most...
  • J&K elections: Modi addressed nine rallies BJP wins four; Rahul visits four seats Congress scores zero 2 days ago

    New Delhi: While Bharatiya Janata Party fared pretty well in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections winning 25 seats, the party failed to achieve it's "Mission 44" which would have enabled the party to form a government in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned extensively for the party in the...
  • J&K elections: NC's Davinder Singh Rana wins Nagrota Assembly seat 2 days ago

    Jammu: National Conference's Davinder Singh Rana won the Nagrota Assembly seat of Jammu district by a margin of 4048 votes. Rana, in his maiden bid to reach Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, polled 23,678 votes and defeated his rival Nand Kishore of BJP by a margin of 4048 votes. Kishore polled...
  • Abdul Rahim Rather's defeat ends record 36-year stint in J&K Assembly 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather's record run in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly ended on Tuesday when he lost from Charar-e-Sharief while his National Conference colleague Ali Mohammad Sagar equalled his feat of sixth consecutive victories by winning Khanyar seat. Rather, who represented Charar-e-Sharief constituency for a record 36 years in...
  • J&K polls: PDP's Ashraf Mir who defeat Omar Abdullah at Sonawar seat, credits victory to people 2 days ago

    After defeating Omar Abdullah at Sonowar, PDP leader Mohammad Ashraf Mir said, "My victory is because of these people. I was always confident about winning from here. Omar Abdullah tried his level best, we tried our level best. This constituency was captured by NC for the almost 15 years, but...
  • BJP to form government in Jharkhand, ends a credible second in J&K 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Once again an election counting day has brought good news for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While BJP is all set to form the government in Jharkhand along with its allies, the party has also emerged as the second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir which is headed...
  • J&K elections: Congress says it is ready to align with PDP 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir throwing up a hung verdict, Congress said it was "open" to aligning with PDP in the state to provide a government. "We are always open. We have allied with PDP as well as with National Conference in past. One thing is...
  • Jammu and Kashmir elections result: Reaction on social media 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As the trends emerge for the 87 Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party is leading in the state, but requires outside support to form the government as it falls short of the magical number 44 seats. Even though the Bharatiya Janata Party was riding high...
  • J&K polls: CM Omar Abdullah loses Sonwar seat 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah lost from Sonawar Assembly seat of Srinagar district and was trailing from Beerwah in Budgam district by 131 votes. The 44-year-old Chief Minister tweeted ahead of declaration of results by the Election Commission, "Congratulations to Ashraf Mir (PDP) for his victory in Sonwar.I wish...
  • J&K election results: Sajjad Gani Lone leading, PDP ahead in 2 seats in Kupwara 2 days ago

    Kupwara: People's Conference leader Sajjad Gani Lone, who is fighting his first assembly polls, was leading over his nearest National Conference rival in Handwara while PDP was ahead in two of the five constituencies in Kupwara district, according to early trends. Lone, youngest son of Abdul Ghani Lone who was killed...
  • J&K elections: Easy for PDP to ally with Congress than BJP, says Muzaffar Baig 2 days ago

    Srinagar: It will be easier to come together with Congress than BJP to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, senior PDP leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig said. "It will be easier for PDP and Congress to come together then for PDP and BJP to come together because with Congress...
  • J&K elections: PDP breaches NC's stronghold in Srinagar 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Main opposition PDP has breached the stronghold of National Conference in prestigious Srinagar Parliamentary constituency by gaining a lead in five seats with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah trailing in Sonawar seat. National Conference, which had won all the 10 seats in this Lok Sabha seat in 2008...
  • J&K elections: With no clear mandate, PDP find itself in 'difficult' position 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it is in a "difficult" situation over choosing a post-poll ally as election trends show that it won't be able to form government on its own. The party headed by Mufti Mohammed Sayeed said while it has ideological differences with BJP, the vote was against...