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  • I will criticise Modi even if BJP comes to power: Omar Abdullah 9 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday launched a vehement attack on the BJP and its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi saying that no efforts were spared by the saffron party to make sure that the people were divided on communal lines....
  • J&K: 25 sarpanches resign after spate of attacks 22 hours 26 minutes ago

    Anantnag: At least 25 sarpanches in South Kashmir have resigned publicly after some sarpanches in Jammu and Kashmir were recently subjected to a spate of attacks. Two sarpanches have been killed in under a week and a number of sarpanches in the Pulwama district were hauled up in police stations...
  • Modi can never be a secular leader like Vajpayee: Farooq Abdullah 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, National Conference leader and union minister Farooq Abdullah said that he can never be a secular leader like former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "Vajpayee was also from the RSS but he was a modern man and...
  • J&K: Mehbooba Mufti blames Omar government for sarpanch killings Yesterday

    PDP's Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that the Omar government was spreading terror in PDP strongholds ahead of the elections. ...
  • Twin attacks in J&K ahead of polls, sarpanch, two others killed Yesterday

    Tral/Pulwama: Just two days before polls in Jammu and Kashmir, unidentified gunmen shot dead a sarpanch, his son and a nambardar in two separate attacks in the Tral area of Pulwama district on Monday. Suspected terrorists barged into the house of a Congress affiliated sarpanch, Ghulam Nabi Mir and killed...
  • J&K: Normal life paralysed as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike 2 days ago

    Normal life in Kashmir Valley was disrupted on Monday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani against detention of separatist leaders and youth campaigning for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections. Schools, colleges, shops and other business establishments remained closed in most parts...
  • PDP registers police complaint against Farooq Abdullah's attack remark 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party has lodged a police complaint against Union Minister Farooq Abdullah for allegedly making threatening statements against party leadership. "We have yesterday given a formal police complaint against Abdullah at Rajbagh police station for making threatening statements against the PDP and its leaders," chief spokesperson of...
  • Emissary row: Saraf says he did not carry any message from BJP 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Sanjay Saraf, who belongs to a party which is part of the NDA, on Sunday confirmed that he had met Syed Ali Shah Geelani but dismissed reports that he had carried any message from Narendra Modi to the hardline Hurriyat leader. Lok Janshakti Party National Youth President Saraf said...
  • BJP rejects Geelani claims, Congress demands clarification on Kashmir 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Soon after hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that he turned down the offer of two Kashmiri Pandits who approached him on behalf of Narendra Modi seeking help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue, the BJP has categorically rejected the report as a...
  • J&K: People vote against Pakistan bullets, terror attacks 6 days ago

    People living along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday turned out in large numbers to vote for "change", recording 75 per cent of polling in the forward areas. Thursday's voting will decide the fate of Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is making his maiden attempt to...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Udhampur constituency in J&K records over 69 pc polling 6 days ago

    Jammu: Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency from where Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is contesting today recorded over 69 per cent polling. Azad is in a direct contest with BJP's Jitender Singh. "As much as 69.08 per cent polling was recorded in Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency. It is likely to increase,"...
  • Gulam Nabi Azad's fate to be locked in Udhampur on Thursday 1 week 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 1 week 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 April 14, 2014

    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 April 14, 2014

    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 April 12, 2014

    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 April 10, 2014

    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 April 10, 2014

    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 April 10, 2014

    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 April 9, 2014

    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 April 9, 2014

    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 April 9, 2014

    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 April 9, 2014

    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...