JAMMU AND KASHMIR

  • No signs of PDP, BJP government in J&K; both NC, Congress stand by their offer 9 hours 43 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Four days after the Assembly elections result, there are still no signs of government formation anytime soon in Jammu and Kashmir. Governor NN Vohra has sent letters to both the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party asking for their next step. The results on December 23 led to a...
  • J&K: PDP hints tie-up with BJP; demands assurance on Article 370, AFSPA 18 hours 15 minutes ago

    The People's Democratic Party has hinted that it is ready to tie up with Bhartiya Janata Party but it has demanded assurance on two contentious issues. First, the safeguard of Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and the second, revocation of Armed Force Special Protection Act...
  • PDP rules out compromise on Article 370, AFSPA; J&K government formation deadlocked 20 hours 57 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Four days have passed since Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared but the deadlock over government formation continues as the single largest party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said that it will not compromise on issues like Article 370 and Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Rejecting...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along International Border in Jammu, Kathua Yesterday

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kathua districts, drawing retaliation from Border Security Force. This is the fourth ceasefire violation in the past four days. "Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on Vikraman post along the IB in Arnia sub-sector of Jammu...
  • PDP seeks assurance from BJP on Article 370, AFSPA Yesterday

    Srinagar: The stalemate over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued for the fifth day as PDP sought assurance from BJP over certain issues like safeguarding Article 370 and revocation of AFSPA which form the core agenda of the regional party. "All options are still open, no decision has been...
  • BJP keeps all its options open over government formation in J&K, talks continue with PDP, NC Yesterday

    Srinagar: Even as hectic politicking continues in Jammu and Kashmir over government formation, the Bharatiya Janata Party has kept all its options open and is in talks with both the Peoples Democratic Party and the National Conference. The BJP with 25 seats is the second largest party in the 87-member...
  • Hectic politicking in J&K over government formation, Governor to meet PDP, BJP Yesterday

    Srinagar: Hectic politicking continues in Jammu and Kashmir over who will form the government in the state. The elections result on December 23 led to a fractured mandate in the state with the Peoples Democratic Party winning 28 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party 25, National Conference 15 and the...
  • Don't bulldoze regional parties in J&K: Congress to BJP Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday asked BJP not to indulge in "arm-twisting" tactics and be "insensitive" while "bulldozing" its way on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. "The way BJP is bulldozing itself on regional parties in Jammu and Kashmir and that's just being insensitive towards the...
  • Jammu & Kashmir Governor calls PDP, BJP for parleys on government formation Yesterday

    Jammu/Srinagar: Amid continuing suspense over government formation, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Friday invited for discussions PDP and BJP, the first and second largest parties in the elections, which threw up a highly-fractured verdict with no clear winner. Vohra has sent letters separately to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Sajjad Lone Yesterday

    Ex-separatist leader and the newest legislator from Handwara, Sajjad Lone says people of Jammu and kashmir would benefit with a BJP CM as it would give the valley a vital link to the centre. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor Yesterday

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  • J&K government formation: Major loss of face for NC, PDP rejects support, may talk to BJP Yesterday

    Srinagar: In swift and dramatic turns of events on Friday evening, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) rejected letter of support by the National Conference (NC) for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir. While it has dealt to major blow to NC, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is likely to...
  • J&K government formation: NC sends letter supporting rival PDP; only verbal offer, says Omar Yesterday

    Srinagar: In a surprise development, National Conference (NC) has sent a letter extending support to People's Democratic Party (PDP) for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has asked PDP and BJP to give plan for government formation by Saturday. At least two independent...
  • BJP leader says gun culture should be banned as PDP leader fires Ak47 2 days ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP leader Sunil Sharma commenting on the Ashraf Mir firing issue said that the gun culture should be removed. "No candidate should celebrate like this, it is a unconstitutional incident and law should take its own course," said Sunil Sharma. ...
  • PDP MLA Ashraf Mir fires AK47 to celebrate his win over Omar Abdullah in J&K assembly polls 2 days ago

    Srinagar: In yet another shocking instance of a politician on a power trip, People's Democratic Party MLA Ashraf Mir fired celebratory shots by an AK47 rifle after defeating former chief minister Omar Abdullah from Sonawar the assembly seat recently. The incident took place outside his residence while his supporters were...
  • PDP holds talks with BJP, Omar rubbishes rumours of NC's role in government formation in J&K 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Political parties in Jammu and Kashmir are yet to arrive at a concensus on government formation in the state. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which emerged as the top two parties in the Assembly elections held discussions on Thursday over government formation. BJP...
  • J&K: Amit Shah authorised to take final call on state government formation, Omar denies deal with BJP 2 days ago

    Jammu/ Srinagar: Amidst government formation exercises by the two largest parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), in Jammu and Kashmir, outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference (NC) has strongly rebutted reports which said he was in talks with the former. The BJP, on...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise central leadership to take a final call on government formation 2 days ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah has...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise Amit Shah to take a final call on government formation in the state 2 days ago

    Jammu: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah...
  • BJP keeps up the suspense on government formation in J&K, Arun Jaitley meets elected MLAs 3 days ago

    Jammu: Keeping up the suspense on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party is talking in two voices on the issue. While sources said that National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met BJP leaders in New Delhi on Thursday morning, a section of BJP members refuted reports about...
  • J&K elections: 56 first-timers in 87-member Assembly 3 days ago

    Srinagar: The 12th Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir will have nearly 65 per cent new faces as only 31 of the 87 newly-elected MLAs have previously been member the House. As many as 56 winners have been elected to the Lower House of the state legislature for first time, while...
  • The onus of government formation lies with PDP, BJP: Omar Abdullah 3 days ago

    A day after he was routed in the polls Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has put in his papers to the governor. The PDP has emerged as the single largest party in J&K winning 28 seats. The BJP came in second, winning 25 seats. ...
  • BJP the biggest gainer in J&K polls, wins more than twice the number of seats in 2008 4 days ago

    Jammu and Kashmir has delivered a fractured mandate in the Assembly elections as the Peoples Democratic Party secured 28 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party was a close second with 25 seats. Both the parties are exploring their option to be able to form the government in the state. Meanwhile,...
  • Congress to go for revamp after disappointing assembly election results 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The assembly election results in Jharkhand on Tuesday came as a blow to the Congress though the tally was not as disappointing in Jammu and Kashmir. Congress leaders said they will go for organisational revamp in the coming weeks to resurrect the party's electoral fortunes. In Jharkhand, the Congress...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Hiranagar sector 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning. The infiltration bid was foiled. No casualties reported so far. ...
  • Wednesday's Parliamentary Board meet will decide future course of action in J&K: BJP 4 days ago

    Senior BJP Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the party will decide on future course of action in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday's parliamentary board meeting. ...
  • Yusuf Pathan slaps spectator during Ranji Trophy match: reports 4 days ago

    Vadodara: India discard Yusuf Pathan allegedly reacted to "indecent comments" by a young spectator, by slapping him, during a Ranji Trophy Cricket match between Baroda and Jammu and Kashmir. The Baroda allrounder was upset by the remarks passed by the young spectator when he was batting at the Reliance Cricket Stadium,...
  • Battle For The States: BJP now a pan India party? 4 days ago

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • Battle For The State: Has the divide deepened in J&K? 4 days ago

    Jammu and Kashmir's four-cornered contest resulted in a badly fractured mandate with no party reaching within striking distance of the halfway mark of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. Even though Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats, the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led party will not...
  • Battle For The States: BJP wins Jharkhand, comes second in J&K 4 days ago

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...