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  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is battling anti-incumbency factor and people's wrath in wake of the floods, is taking it easy in these Assembly elections. Talking to CNN-IBN on Tuesday, he said, "It is the easiest when nobody expects from you. The so-called experts have written of...
  • Change is the common theme as Jammu and Kashmir gets ready to vote in first phase 4 days 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...
  • PDP riding high on Mehbooba Mufti's charisma in J&K Assembly elections 5 days 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...
  • Cut off from India for 6 months due to snow, Gurez set to vote in large numbers in Jammu & Kashmir elections 5 days 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: CM Omar Abdullah refutes Modi's allegations of corruption 6 days 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...
  • Dancing, talking humanoid robots show off at Madrid congress 1 week ago

    Madrid: Hundreds of robotics experts and their whirring, flashing robot creations gathered in Madrid on Wednesday for a top world congress on humanoid technology. "Hello human friends, I am Reem-C," said one of the guest exhibits, a 1.65-metre (five-and-a-half-foot) humanoid robot weighing 80 kilos (176 pounds). Robots big and small showed off...
  • 3-day world Hindu conference starts today; Dalai Lama, Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat to attend 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The three-day World Hindu conference will start on Friday with leaders like the Dalai Lama, BJP president Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat expected to be present. Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitharaman and Nitin Gadkari are some other eminent names that will be attending the inaugural session of...
  • Omar Abdullah asks BJP to clarify stand on Article 370, thanks Centre for flood relief aid November 20, 2014

    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...
  • If the youth come together, we can end child slavery, says Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi November 19, 2014

    2014 Nobel Laureate and child's rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi while delivering the keynote address at the annual trust women conference in London said that with the help of the youth and prompt community interference, child trafficking can be controlled. ...
  • NC colluding with BJP to keep PDP out of power in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti November 18, 2014

    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...
  • Day 2 of Nehru International Conference to begin on Tuesday November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress's two day Nehru International Conference as part of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Jawaharlal Nehru continues on Tuesday. It is being attended by many eminent leaders. The event, which Congress used to reach out to non-NDA parties, saw Mamata Banerjee from Trinamool Congress and Left...
  • Mehboob Beg has left the NC in the past; move is not surprising: Ali Mohammad Sagar November 16, 2014

    National Conference leader Ali Mohammad Sagar said that Mehboob Beg had left the NC in the past as well. "This move is not surprising. We will not be affected; the party will move on," said Ali Mohammad Sagar. ...
  • Our community will vote for PDP, will not allow communal divide in J&K: Sikh group November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Asserting that the members of the Sikh community will vote for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) said nobody will be allowed to divide the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir on communal lines. Accusing the coalition National Conference (NC) and Congress government of discriminatory against...
  • NC, PDP supporters clash in Kashmir November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Supporters of ruling National Conference and opposition PDP on Sunday clashed in Sonawari Assembly segment of Bandipora district in Kashmir where campaigning is taking place for the state polls. The clashes broke out between rival supporters of two political parties in Asham area of Bandipora district this evening, resulting in...
  • J&K poll: Over 67 per cent candidates in phase 1 school dropouts November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: More than 67 per cent candidates for the five Assembly segments of the Valley going to polls in the first of the five-phased elections in Jammu and Kashmir have had only school education or less. An analysis of the affidavits filed by the candidates for these constituencies reveals that out...
  • J&K polls: Omar's National Conference gets a jolt as Mehboob Beg quits party November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: In a major setback to ruling National Conference ahead of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, veteran leader and former Lok Sabha MP Mehboob Beg on Sunday quit the party and extended unconditional support to his PDP rival Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Beg, son of National Conference stalwart Mirza Afzal...
  • Former Congress minister, 2 National Conference leaders join PDP November 14, 2014

    Jammu: Ahead of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, veteran Congress leader and former minister Chaudhary Garu Ram and two senior National Conference leaders on Friday joined the Peoples Democratic Party. Ram along with senior National Conference leaders from South Kashmir-Ghulam Qadir Tak and Peerzada Abdul Hamid joined the PDP in...
  • J&K elections: Son Omar fighting for survival in the absence of father Farooq November 13, 2014

    Srinagar: With the National Conference (NC) President and former union minister Farooq Abdullah out of the picture in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections due to 'health reasons', Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is struggling to cover the lost ground in Valley. It will be an uphill task for NC, which...
  • No alliance with anyone in J&K Assembly polls: Jitendra Singh November 11, 2014

    Jammu: Ruling out alliance with any party in the state, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said BJP will go it alone "as of now" in the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. "(There is) no alliance with anyone. The party as of now is going to polls on its own and...
  • Narendra Modi to make his first visit to northeast in November end November 11, 2014

    Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to the northeast in November-end and will inaugurate the annual conference of state police chiefs in Guwahati on November 29, an official said on Tuesday. He is also likely to meet the chief ministers of all the eight northeastern states, including...
  • Fighting alone before polls, undecided over post-poll alliance: Ex-Kashmiri separatist leader after meeting PM November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to clarify his stand, former separatist leader and People's Conference chief Sajjad Lone said that there were no discussions of an alliance with the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. "My meeting with the PM was only...
  • ANC reaches out seeking support for J&K polls postponement November 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Awami National Conference (ANC) on Monday has sought support from all the social and political organisations in its appeal with the Supreme Court for the postponement of assembly elections in the flood-ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir. The ANC has raised objections with the timing of the elections demanding its...
  • Former J&K separatist leader Sajjad Lone likely to meet Modi today November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader and People's Conference chief Sajjad Gani Lone is likely to call upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday. The meeting between the two leaders ahead of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir slated to begin later this month. Lone had earlier...
  • Uddhav Thackeray to hold a press conference on Sunday evening, says Vinayak Raut November 9, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena leader Vinayak Raut said that Uddhav Thackeray is to hold a press conference on Sunday evening. "Final decision will be announced at the press conference," said Raut. ...
  • Political party moves SC, seeks postponement of J&K polls November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (ANC) moved the Supreme Court seeking postponement of Assembly polls in the flood-ravaged state, saying the situation is not conducive for election as thousands are still displaced. As the counsel for ANC mentioned its plea, a bench of justices J Chelameswar and...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Omar Abdullah faces an uphill task despite quitting home seat of Ganderbal November 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Even though many believe that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided to quit his family political bastion Ganderbal fearing rout from the constituency, it will be an uphill task for him to get mandate from Sonawar and Beerwah, the two seats he will test his luck in...
  • J&K polls: BJP, NC candidates file nomination papers from Doda November 3, 2014

    Jammu: The BJP and National Conference candidates on Monday filed their nomination papers from Doda Assembly constituency for the upcoming polls in Jammu and Kashmir. BJP candidate Shakti Parihar today filed his nomination papers from Doda for the first phase of the Assembly polls, a party official said. He was accompanied by...
  • J&K: NC leader Nasir Aslam Wani's son seen brandishing a gun November 3, 2014

    Srinagar: In a brazen display of power, National Conference leader Nasir Aslam Wani's son was seen brandishing a gun, a photo of which was put up on a social networking site. Wani came out in defence of his son and said, "I am not aware of this but will check what...
  • J&K polls: JKPC head Sajad Gani Lone to contest from Handwara November 2, 2014

    Srinagar: Separatist-turned-mainstream politician Sajad Gani Lone will contest the upcoming Jammu and assembly elections from Handwara constituency, considered to be his stronghold. Lone, who heads Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference (JKPC), issued the first list of 18 party candidates for the 5-phase polls beginning November 25, a party spokesman said. The JKPC...
  • National Conference has progressive agenda: Devender Singh Rana November 2, 2014

    Jammu: In the run-up to the assembly poll, the ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday said it had a progressive agenda for all three regions of the state and was contesting the election on development plank. The party would notch up its highest-ever tally of seats in Jammu...