JAMMU AND KASHMIR

  • Jammu: Congress, National Conference to stay away from Mufti swearing-in on Sunday 3 hours 41 minutes ago

    Jammu: Congress and National Conference (NC), the erstwhile ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, are likley to "stay away" from Sunday's swearing-in ceremony of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led PDP-BJP government in the state. "We are going to stay away from the ceremony tomorrow," a senior Congress leader said on the condition of...
  • Jammu and Kashmir to get back elected Government on Sunday 5 hours 17 minutes ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir will get back an elected government on Sunday after 49 days when PDP leader Mufti Mohamemd Sayeed is sworn in as Chief Minister in alliance with BJP which will be in power in the state for the first time. Sayeed, 79, will be administered oath of office...
  • Kashmiri Pandits: All India Kashmiri Samaj demands implementation of rehabilitation package Yesterday

    Jammu: The members of All India Kashmiri Samaj on Friday appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra to implement the Prime Minister's rehabilitation package for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits (KPs). "A delegation of All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS), led by its vice president Vijay Aima, called on the Governor," a...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand on PDP in December 2014 and now Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have criticised Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for making U-turns on several of his statements. But now Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be criticised for doing the same as far as the BJP's stand on...
  • Mufti Sayeed to become J&K CM on March 1, calls PDP-BJP tie-up a meeting of North Pole & South Pole Yesterday

    New Delhi: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, who will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of a People's Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on March 1, said on Friday that the coming together of the two parties is like meeting of North Pole and...
  • Ahead of taking over as J&K CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Narendra Modi in Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Before the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party finally join hands in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Sayeed will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on Sunday. After two...
  • Various delegations discuss issues with Jammu and Kashmir Governor 2 days ago

    Jammu: Several delegations from across Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday held meetings with state Governor NN Vohra and apprised him of the problems being faced by the people in their areas. "A joint delegation of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh and Kargil comprising Rigzin Spalbar, chief executive councillor, LAHDC...
  • PM Modi approves Rs 426.83 crore for Jammu and Kashmir flood relief 2 days ago

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved financial aid of Rs 426.83 crore from his relief fund for assistance to the owners of severely and partially damaged houses during last year's devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir. A Raj Bhavan spokesman said, "This aid will benefit the 1.87 lakh owners...
  • Ahead of swearing-in Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to meet PM Modi on February 27 3 days ago

    New Delhi: PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time on February 27 after which a swearing-in ceremony is likely to be held on March 1, two months after the results for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls were announced. 79-year-old Sayeed's meeting with...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 2 terrorists killed in an encounter in Shopian district 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Two terrorists have been killed on Wednesday in a gunfight which is still going on between the security forces and holed up guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. "Following specific intelligence reports about the presence of two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Shermaal village (Shopian), troops surrounded the village on...
  • BJP to have a role in governing Jammu and Kashmir for the first time 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the first time is set to have a role in governing the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir, at the heart of nearly seven decades of hostility with Pakistan. Modi, who stormed to power in May, 2014, personally addressed election rallies...
  • Between June 2014 and January 2015, Pakistan violated ceasefire for 685 times 4 days ago

    New Delhi: There were a total of 685 ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan Border in Jammu and Kashmir from June of last year to January this year, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. While 126 ceasefire violations took place along the Line of Control and International Border under operational control of...
  • J&K to have BJP-PDP government as Mehbooba, Shah finalise Common Minimum Program 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The first formal announcement of a PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir was made by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and BJP President Amit Shah who met in New Delhi to give final touches to the Common Minimum Programme (CMP). This will be followed by a meeting between PDP...
  • J&K: PDP-BJP finalise common minimum programme, government formation soon 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The differences over a common minimum programme (CMP) between the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir have been ironed out and a coalition government will soon be sworn in. BJP president Amit Shah, addressing mediapersons jointly with...
  • BJP-PDP deal in J&K finalised, Mufti Sayeed likely to be sworn in as CM on March 1 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Two months after elections in Jammu and Kashmir gave a hung assembly, the deal between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have finally come to an agreement. According to sources, the new government is likely to be sworn in on 1 March. The two...
  • J&K government formation: PDP-BJP deal almost done, status quo likely on Art 370, AFSPA 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are believed to have agreed on keeping the status quo on Article 370 and Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said. The sources said PDP's Mufti Mohammed Sayeed is likely to get the...
  • After spending the bitter winter in tents, many flood-hit Kashmiris still waiting for relief 5 days ago

    Ever since the devastating floods in September 2014, the people of Kashmir have been suffering miserably. The floods damaged houses, water pipes, roads, bridges and also led to cuts in electricity supply in many areas. Even in bitter cold many flood victims were forced to stay in tents with bare minimum...
  • BJP-PDP government will make no difference to the Kashmiris: Syed Ali Shah Geelani 5 days ago

    Srinagar: While Jammu & Kashmir is slated to have a government by the end of February with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) having finally clinched a deal with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Hurriyat leaders have said there will no difference for the Kashmiris whoever comes to power in the state and...
  • Kashmiri Pandits hope Kejriwal and Modi will ensure their return to Kashmir valley 5 days ago

    Aam Aadmi Party's massive win and Arvind Kejriwal taking over as Delhi CM has once again raised hopes of Kashmiri Pandits residing in the national capital. The migrated community which has been living in Delhi for a long time now wants Kejriwal to come out in support of Kashmiri Pandits...
  • J&K to have elected government next week 6 days ago

    Jammu: Formation of BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will be announced next week as the two parties have "ironed out" differences on the contentious issues of AFSPA and Article 370 and are giving "finishing touches" to the Common Minimum Programme. Stating this on Sunday, senior BJP leader of the...
  • PDP-BJP government in J&K likely within a week; Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to be new CM 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Decks have been cleared for a PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir possibly within a week with both sides agreeing on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) which is understood to have addressed controversial issues like Article 370 and AFSPA. Sources privy to the development said PDP patron Mufti...
  • J&K: Two terrorists killed in encounter in Baramulla district 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. On specific information about the presence of terrorists in Thak-Gund village in Sopore, a joint team of army and police began a search operation this morning, a police spokesman said. As the security forces were conducting...
  • Trying to resolve some last minute differences, says Ram Madhav 1 week ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party and Peoples Democratic Party are inching towards forming a government in Jammu and Kashmir, months after Assembly elections. Sources said on Saturday that the deal is almost done between the two parties and PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • J&K: Encounter breaks out in Baramulla 1 week ago

    Srinagar: An encounter broke out on Saturday between security forces and terrorists in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. On specific information about the presence of terrorists in Thak-Gund Village of Sopore area of the district, a joint team of army and police began a search operation this morning, police said. They...
  • BJP, PDP to seal the deal on J&K government formation, no re-look on AFSPA, say sources 1 week ago

    Srinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party and Peoples Democratic Party are inching towards forming a government in Jammu and Kashmir, months after Assembly elections. Sources said on Saturday that the deal is almost done between the two parties and PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed is likely to meet Prime Minister...
  • Top BJP leaders from J&K meet in Delhi over talks on government formation February 20, 2015

    New Delhi:Top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders from Jammu and Kashmir held discussions in Delhi on government formation in the state. The BJP and the PDP are still engaged in negotiations as they try to achieve a common minimum program. Senior BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Ram Madhav...
  • Government battles swine flu outbreak, over 10,000 infected with deadly virus February 19, 2015

    Swine flu scare continues to spread across the country with 663 people having lost their lives in 2015 and more than 10,000 people having tested positive. On Wednesday, 12 people died in Gujarat taking the death toll in the state to 167 while 3 people succumbed to the deadly virus...
  • J&K government formation: PDP wants status quo on Article 370, BJP non-commital February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim to end the deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh is set to meet state governor Narinder Nath Vohra on Tuesday. Singh will apprise Vohra of progress in talks between the Peoples Democratic party...
  • J&K: Cross-LoC bus service resumes after a week's hiatus February 16, 2015

    Srinagar: The cross-Line of Control bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for a week over the arrest of a truck driver from PoK following recovery of drugs from his vehicle. "The cross-LoC bus service resumed this morning from both the sides," Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, Talat...
  • J&K: PDP, BJP may form coalition soon, no agreement on Article 370, AFSPA yet February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir may see an end soon with People's Democratic Party Chief Mufti Mohammed Sayeed likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the PDP have come to an understanding on contentious issues and...