JAMMU AND KASHMIR

  • J&K: Suspected terrorist hurls grenade at PDP rally, taken into custody 9 hours 42 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 30 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 55 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 18 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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...
  • BJP puts Article 370 on the backburner in view of the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls 2 days ago

    Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir heads to the polls, the BJP's stand on Article 370 seems to have taken a backseat to see its campaign of Mission Kashmir 44 succeed. "I think a lot of misgivings have been created about this issue. The party line is very simple. Divisive dialogue should...
  • BJP trying to divide Muslim community in J&K for political gains, alleges Mufti 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Alleging that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won three seats in Lok Sabha elections by promoting communal polarisation in the state, People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Tuesday said the saffron party is now trying to create sectarian division within the Muslim community for its political gain. Mufti...
  • BJP goes full throttle to woo voters in Chenab Valley 3 days ago

    Jammu: BJP is making inroads in Congress's bastion of Chenab Valley with its star campaigners, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, set to take out mega rallies in the region to boost party's poll prospects in the first phase of the polls. Chenab Valley, which comprises of Kishtwar, Doda, and Ramban districts,...
  • J&K polls: Parties vying for fragmenting votes in the valley, says PDP 3 days ago

    Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday accused Omar Abdullah-led National Conference government of losing the regional character and being reduced to a "mere tool of fragmentation of votes" in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. "The NC has not only transformed itself into an available appendage for sharing power...
  • BJP wants to spread 'disappointment' in J&K: Congress 3 days ago

    Bandipora: Congress on Tuesday alleged that a danger was prevailing over Jammu and Kashmir as the BJP wants to spread "disappointment" in the state so that the saffron party can "capture the whole of India automatically". Former MP and party spokesperson Raj Babbar, while addressing an election rally here, said "those...
  • NC has perennial bond of amity in three regions of J&K, says Omar Abdullah 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference chief Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that his party has a perennial bond of amity and mutual trust in the three regions of the state. "No political party has demonstrated a greater and more equitable political will...
  • J&K polls: Congress had agenda to serve people but NC didn't support it, says Soz 3 days ago

    Bandipora: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Saif-ud-din Soz on Tuesday claimed that the party had an agenda to serve the people of the state but its coalition National Conference (NC) did not support it. "I will tell you one thing that our coalition partner did not support...
  • NC colluding with BJP to keep PDP out of power in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Accusing the National Conference (NC) of colluding with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to keep her party out of power in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti urged people to stop the saffron party's invasion of Jammu and Kashmir in connivance with its allies. "Seeing a...
  • We cannot force Centre to take quick decisions: SC to J&K government 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear to the Jammu and Kashmir government that it cannot force the Centre to take quick decisions on its demand for Rs 44,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims. "We cannot be forcing them to take a decision tomorrow,"...
  • BJP only party protecting communal harmony: Jitendra Singh 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jitendra Singh Monday said that the BJP is the only political party committed to protecting communal harmony and ensuring development without discrimination. Singh, who hails from Jammu region, appealed to residents of Kishtwar to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election rally in Kishtwar town in...
  • Jawaharlal Nehru messed up Kashmir issue, says Subramanian Swamy 4 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday accused India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru of being "short-sighted" and "contributing immensely" to the Kashmir issue. "There is no record whatsoever in our parliamentary history that Nehru consulted his cabinet before going to the United Nations with the issue," Swamy said at...
  • BJP fields more Muslim candidates in J&K 4 days ago

    Jammu: BJP, which has been trying to shrug off the 'communal' tag, has fielded nearly 40 per cent Muslim candidates in Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls under its ambitious 'Mission 44 plus' to wrest power in the state. BJP is contesting more than 70 Assembly seats out of 87 and has...
  • BSF man guarding J&K CM's house arrested, removed from duty after his weapon goes off 4 days ago

    Srinagar: A Border Security Force personnel guarding Chief Minister Omar Adbullah's residence was on Monday arrested after his service weapon went off. The guard has been removed from duty for the lapse. Around 7:10 am on Monday, 4-5 gun shots were heard outside the CM's residence which a BSF personnel at...