JAMMU AND KASHMIR

  • Cut off from India for 6 months due to snow, Gurez set to vote in large numbers in Jammu & Kashmir elections 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    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...
  • J&K: EC to video record polling process at sensitive booths 5 hours 18 minutes ago

    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 7 hours 9 minutes ago

    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 8 hours 20 minutes ago

    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 9 hours 32 minutes ago

    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 10 hours 46 minutes ago

    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...
  • J&K: CM Omar Abdullah refutes Modi's allegations of corruption 11 hours 41 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 35 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 37 minutes ago

    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...
  • Live: Will solve all issues of Kashmiri refugees, says PM Modi in Kishtwar 14 hours 34 minutes ago

    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 14 hours 48 minutes ago

    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...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif asks US President Barack Obama to take up Kashmir issue during India visit 16 hours 45 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January 2015. Sharif made the request when Obama telephoned him, informing about his forthcoming India visit and discussing bilateral ties and the regional situation. "The...
  • PM Modi to hit campaign trail in J&K amidst pressure to clear BJP's stand on Article 370 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a rally in the state on Saturday. Pressure is mounting on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the PM to reveal its stand on the controversial Article 370 in the state....
  • J&K: Suspected terrorist hurls grenade at PDP rally, taken into custody Yesterday

    Kulgam: The supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) captured a man, suspected to be a terrorist, during an election rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Friday afternoon. PDP supporters caught hold of the alleged terrorist after he threw a grenade at the poll rally of its candidate in Noorabad...
  • J&K elections: Vote for secular forces, says Congress president Sonia Gandhi Yesterday

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressed an election rally in Ramban in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday where she took a dig at the BJP and urged people to vote for secularism. She said, "I urge the voters in J&K to vote for secular forces, hence vote for congress and make...
  • Sonia Gandhi slams BJP, says it is playing politics over relief work Yesterday

    Bandipora (J&K): Accusing the BJP of playing politics over providing relief to flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the ruling party at the Centre promised the sky but did not follow it up with action. Gandhi, who is here to campaign for Congress candidate...
  • Minimum temperature drops to sub-zero in entire Kashmir division Yesterday

    Srinagar: The entire Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, experienced sub-zero minimum temperature, even as Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, registered the coldest night of the season at minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, the MeT Department here said on Friday. Srinagar registered a drop of almost one degree in night temperature...
  • Chinese incursions don't augur well for cordial ties: Rajnath Singh 2 days ago

    Leh: India on Thursday said that repeated incursions by Chinese troops into its territory "do not augur well" for maintaining cordial bilateral ties and accused China of illegally occupying Aksai Chin. Addressing an election rally in Leh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said that several development schemes could not be implemented...
  • Flood-hit Kashmiris battle cold, hunger; vent their ire on Omar Abdullah government 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Anger, frustration and helplessness - these are writ large on the faces of those who suffered massively during the 2014 Kashmir floods. Many victims not only lost their belongings but some also saw their houses come down like a pack of cards as an angry Jhelum broke its banks...
  • 90 candidates in fray for 9 seats in 2nd phase in Kashmir, tough fight between NC, PDP 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Three ministers of the ruling National Conference are among the 90 candidates, who are in the fray for nine Assembly constituencies going to polls on December 2 in the second phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in Kashmir valley. The ministers who are seeking re-election from their respective...
  • Omar Abdullah asks BJP to clarify stand on Article 370, thanks Centre for flood relief aid 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to clarify its stand regarding Article 370. "BJP needs to come clear on Article 370. They are talking one thing in Jammu and another in Kashmir. When Modi Sahib comes to Jammu for a rally, hope...
  • Pakistan PM stirs controversy, says will talk to Kashmiri leaders before starting dialogue with India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday sparked off a controversy by saying that his government will first talk to Kashmiri separatist leaders before starting dialogue with India. Ignoring India's opposition, Sharif said, "Before the dialogue with India, I have decided to engage with Kashmiri leaders." He added, "It is...
  • J&K polls: PDP will not ally with BJP, says Mehbooba Mufti 2 days ago

    Ahead of the J&K elections, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti ruled out any alliance with the BJP allegedly because of its divisive politics. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Mufti said, "The BJP is going about with its divisive agenda talking about the Gurjar votes, Pahari votes, Shia votes, Sikh votes and Kashmiri Pandit...
  • J&K steps up anti-tobacco campaign, fines over 500 violators 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Stepping up the anti-tobacco crusade in Jammu and Kashmir, the state police has fined over 500 persons for violating Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act in October. "Police has challaned 521 people and collected Rs 46,100 as fine from them across 12 districts of the valley for violating Cigarettes and...
  • J&K polls: BJP hit by rebellion in Udhampur, Resi; 85 candidates in fray for 9 seats in Jammu 2 days ago

    Srinagar: One Congress minister of the Jammu and Kashmir coalition government is among the 85 candidates, who are in the fray for 9 Assembly constituencies going to polls on December 2 in the second phase of the five phased Legislative Assembly elections in the state. Meanwhile, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), which...
  • J&K: Fire breaks out in Uri II power project 2 days ago

    Srinagar: A fire on Thursday broke out in the Uri-II power project in Baramulla district of north Kashmir but no one has been injured in the incident so far, an official said. "The fire broke out in Uri-II power project early this morning. Fire tenders from Uri and Baramulla district headquarter...
  • J&K: Chenab Valley may be the clincher, parties go all out to woo 2 days ago

    Bhaderwah (J&K): It is famous as "mini Kashmir" for its resemblance to scenic beauty of the Valley, but mountain-locked Bhaderwah lacks development and basic tourism infrastructure which people allege is due to the "discrimination" meted out to it. As Bhaderwah in Jammu region goes to polls in first phase on November...
  • Amit Shah reviews BJP's poll preparation in J&K 2 days ago

    Jammu: BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday night reviewed the party's preparations for the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and exuded confidence of victory, saying the state's people wanted to get rid of the rule of dynastic parties. "The public in J&K is with (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi's...
  • Sonia Gandhi to campaign in Bandipora, Ramban for J&K elections 2 days ago

    Bandipora: Ahead of the Assembly elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi will hold public rallies in Jammu and Kashmir to kick off the party's campaign for the first phase of elections. Sonia will hold public rallies in favour of party candidates in Bandipora and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir. "Congress President will...
  • Article 370 should not be raked up during polls: Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    Paddar (Kishtwar): Calling the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution a national issue, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said it was a matter of debate and should not be raked up during Assembly elections for vote bank politics. "It (Article 370) is (a) national issue. It is a...