ASSEMBLY

  • Muslims in India more prosperous than in Pakistan: BJP 7 hours 8 minutes ago

    Poonch: Ahead of Assembly polls, BJP on Sunday attempted to strike a chord with the Muslim population here in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the Muslims in India were more prosperous as compared to the Muslims living in Pakistan. "Muslims living in India are more prosperous than the Muslims living in Pakistan...
  • Change is the common theme as Jammu and Kashmir gets ready to vote in first phase 7 hours 33 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Along with the cold and icy winds blowing across Jammu and Kashmir, its voters are also expecting a change in government which they hope will bring in development and end the "corrupt" regime of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Across several constituencies of north Kashmir which will vote on November 25...
  • Campaign ends for first phase of polls in J&K, Jharkhand 9 hours 29 minutes ago

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Campaigning for the first phase of polling on Tuesday for 15 assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 13 Maoist-hit constituencies in Jharkhand ended on Sunday, with BJP hoping to continue its winning streak in the multi-cornered contests riding on the 'Modi wave'. 123 candidates are in the fray...
  • J&K Assembly polls: Close contest between NC, Congress in Gurez constituency, PDP a distant third 10 hours 40 minutes ago

    Gurez (North Kashmir): Notwithstanding the party's overall decline in Jammu and Kashmir's political spectrum which was evident in Lok Sabha polls, National Conference is trying to stand its ground in the border town of Gurez, which is going to polls in the first phase along with 14 constituencies in the...
  • PM's remarks on dynastic politics 'election rhetoric': PDP 11 hours 13 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Dismissing Narendra Modi's criticism of dynastic politics and corruption in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today said it was "election rhetoric" and exposed the Prime Minister's ignorance about the state. The sharp reaction from the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) chief came a day after Modi, during an election...
  • Campaigning ends for first phase of Jharkhand polls on November 25 11 hours 59 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Campaigning on Sunday ended in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies going to the polls on November 25 in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. Electioneering had picked up in Palamau, Gumla and Latehar districts between November 21 and November 23 with Prime Narendra Modi and Congress...
  • Former BJP ally Shiv Sena to be the 'principal opposition' party in Maharashtra Assembly 12 hours 42 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena will play the role of principal Opposition in the winter session of the Maharashtra Assembly beginning December 8, party leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said. "I have no knowledge of any talks between my party and BJP. As of now, we are an opposition party and will...
  • Jharkhand polls: Congress, BJP workers clash in Daltonganj after Sonia's rally 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    Daltonganj: A scuffle broke out between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party workers on Daltonganj in Jharkahnd on Sunday. The scuffle broke out after Congress president Sonia Gandhi's rally. The BJP workers also faced-off with police. Several party workers have been detained. ...
  • PDP riding high on Mehbooba Mufti's charisma in J&K Assembly elections 14 hours 14 minutes ago

    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...
  • Jharkhand elections: 7 reasons why day one is important 15 hours 43 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Maoists have a strong presence in most of the 13 constituencies going to polls on Tuesday and reports say they are desperate to execute a big attack on security forces and eliminate candidates. Naxal fear is so strong here that in many of the constituencies, polling parties are airlifted...
  • Jharkhand elections: Sonia Gandhi urges people of Daltonganj to vote for Congress 16 hours 11 minutes ago

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi campaigned in Daltonganj in Jharkhand earlier on Sunday where she urged the people to vote for her party. "The UPA government had given crores of rupees for the welfare and development of the state. Unfortunately the BJP government hasn't even used that money," said Sonia. ...
  • Hit by boycott during LS polls, enthusiasm high among voters for Assembly elections in Bandipora 18 hours 17 minutes ago

    Bandipora (North Kashmir): Asserting that unprecedented enthusiasm has been witnessed among the people towards elections in the district, Bandipora Deputy Commissioner Dr Shah Faisal expressed hope that about 70 per cent to 75 per cent electorate will exercise their democratic right this time against only 40 per cent recorded during...
  • J&K elections: Confident of winning 45 to 50 seats, says PDP's Mehbooba Mufti 19 hours 49 minutes ago

    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...
  • Development in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez means power for just 6 hours 20 hours 17 minutes ago

    Gurez: As India continues to strive for a place in the list of fast developing nations, there are several things which its citizens have come to regards as basic necessities apart from food, shelter and clothing. One of the basic infrastructure requirements for leading a normal life and enjoy the...
  • Jharkhand elections: Coal mafia controls the politics of Dhanbad, family fights for power 21 hours 45 minutes ago

    Dhanbad: The politics of Dhanbad like everything else is seeped in coal. In the 1970s, coal was nationalised but before that private mine owners owned these mines. One BP Sinha was the leader of all the coal workers. Subsequently, Suraj Deo Singh took over and started an organisation called the...
  • Cut off from India for 6 months due to snow, Gurez set to vote in large numbers in Jammu & Kashmir elections Yesterday

    Gurez: Situated bang on the Line of Control separating India and Pakistan, the enchanting and sparsely populated constituency of Gurez is going to vote in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections on November 25. Nestled among high mountains and with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on three sides, Gurez...
  • Watch: Battle for Jharkhand Yesterday

    The 81 Assembly seats of Jharkhand goes to election next week in five phase polls. In this election special show, watch the issues haunting Jharkhand and what keeps the state from developing. ...
  • J&K: EC to video record polling process at sensitive booths Yesterday

    Jammu: In a bid to ensure free and fair assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Election Commission has decided to video record the poll process at various polling stations put under "sensitive and hypersensitive" categories. "State's Chief Electoral Officer Umang Narula today discussed the issues related to the functioning of web...
  • BJP will get only handful of votes in Valley, says Omar Yesterday

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday exuded confidence that his party, National Conference, will do fairly well in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state and predicted that BJP will get only "handful of votes" in the Valley. Omar praised Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for supporting...
  • J&K polls: BJP won't make Article 370 a poll issue, says Rajnath Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP will not make the abrogation of Article 370 an election issue in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday indicated even as he said that attempts were being made by rival parties to create fear psychosis over the matter. "As elections in Jammu and Kashmir are...
  • J&K: Undeterred by disturbances at LoC, villagers say will vote in elections Yesterday

    Despite the recent exchange of fire at the Line of Control, residents of border village say they would exercise their franchise in the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. ...
  • J&K: One man killed, 10 injured in motorcade mishap during PDP's election campaign Yesterday

    Srinagar: A man was killed on Saturday and 10 others were injured when a vehicle turned turtle during an election campaign in Nowgam area. The vehicle, which was part of motorcade of PDP candidate from Chadoora Javed Mustafa Mir, turned turtle at Suthsoo in Nowgam area this afternoon, a police official...
  • Jharkhand polls: CRPF Cobra battalion carries out live combing cum area domination operation Yesterday

    CRPF's cobra battalion has carried out a live combing cum area domination operation in a forest in Jharkhand. These operations are done before the polls as a measure to counter Naxals in the region. ...
  • J&K: CM Omar Abdullah refutes Modi's allegations of corruption Yesterday

    Kishtwar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday refuted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations of corruption in the state. Omar questioning Modi's allegations said, "Had we actually been corrupt would people give us so much support?" Modi in his election rally asked people of Jammu and Kashmir to punish...
  • Will bring back Bollywood to Kashmir: Narendra Modi Yesterday

    Kishtwar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised to bring back "Bollywood to Kashmir". "I have to bring back Bollywood to Kashmir," said Modi while addressing a BJP rally in this Jammu and Kashmir town. Noting that the fastest growing industry in the world today is tourism industry, he said, "I have...
  • J&K polls: Modi assures to solve Kashmiri refugees' issues, asks people to punish NC, PDP Yesterday

    Kishtwar: Ahead of the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he will solve the Kashmir refugee issue if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes to power. "I will solve problems of refugees that have been existing for 50 years," the Prime Minister said. While addressing an election rally in...
  • Jharkhand polls: Rahul attacks PM, says Swach Bharat Abhiyaan a marketing strategy Yesterday

    Manika: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi: addressed an election rally in Manika ahead of first phase of elections . The Congress vice president attacked the 'acche din' claims of Priime Minister Narendra Modi. "You gave them full support in Lok Sabha elections. The PM promised 'acche din' after he...
  • Live: Will solve all issues of Kashmiri refugees, says PM Modi in Kishtwar Yesterday

    Kishtwar: Ahead of the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Jammu and Kashmir. Riding high on Modi wave, the state BJP unit expects that the PM's speech will be enough to drum up support for the party in the assembly polls. The Assembly polls in the...
  • J&K: Heavy security in Kishtwar ahead of PM Modi's rally Yesterday

    Kishtwar: Multi-tier security cover has been put in place in Kishtwar town ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to address a public rally in the poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir. Security men have been deployed at all the entry and exit points of the venue Chogan to regulate the people thronging...
  • CRPF Cobra battalion carries out live combing cum area domination operation ahead of polls in Jharkhand Yesterday

    Ranchi: CRPF's cobra battalion has carried out a live combing cum area domination operation in a forest in Jharkhand. These operations are done before the polls as a measure to counter Naxals in the region. Jharkhand will go in for five phase polls which begin on November 25. The state is...