Jammu And Kashmir

  • Gulam Nabi Azad's fate to be locked in Udhampur on Thursday 16-04-2014 11:00 PM

    Udhampur: Congress leader and Union Minister Gulam Nabi Azad's fate will be locked in EVMs on Thursday in Udhampur LoK Sabha constituency where he is in direct fight with BJP's Jintender Singh. As many as 14,61,373 voters, including 7,77,599 males and 6,77,850 women, will decide the fate of 13 candidates,...
  • Fifth phase of Lok Sabha poll in 121 constituencies on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: India will witness elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase on Thursday when polling will be held in 121 seats across 12 states as Lok Sabha elections will cross the half-way mark in more than a month-long exercise. Nandan Nilekani (Congress), Maneka Gandhi (BJP),...
  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties 15-04-2014 11:33 AM

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • J&K: Encounter in Soura ends, 2 terrorists killed 14-04-2014 08:58 AM

    Srinagar: Operations in Jammu and Kashmir to flush out two terrorists who were holed up in the Soura locality of Srinagar has ended. The terrorists have been killed, while two policemen have suffered injuries. The slain terrorists have been identified as Abu Huzaifa anf Chhota Hafiz of Lashkar-e-Taiba, both Pakistanis....
  • EC rejects AAP's complaint, clears Farooq Abdullah's nomination 10-04-2014 11:20 PM

    Srinagar: Nomination papers of Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, caught in an age controversy, was cleared by the election authorities which rejected a complaint by AAP accusing him of submitting incorrect age. Abdullah had in 2008 assembly polls mentioned his age as 66 in his nomination papers and now six years...
  • Lok Sabha polls phase 3: Highest turnout in Kerala, Delhi moderate 10-04-2014 04:59 PM

    Kerala witnessed the highest turnout of 54.24 per cent till 3 PM among 14 states and Union Territories where 91 constituencies went to polls on Thursday. In Delhi, voting percentage was about 52 per cent, followed by Jammu which witnessed 49.46 per cent and in Andaman Nicobar 48.98 per cent...
  • Farooq Abdullah gains 11 years in age since 2008, AAP seeks action 10-04-2014 01:49 PM

    Srinagar: National Conference (NC) President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdulla's age has increased by 11 years within a period of five years. This is not a joke, but the truth as the affidavit filed by Dr Farooq Abdullah before the Returning Officer Srinagar on...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Over 53 pc polling in Jammu; 4 injured in sporadic clashes 10-04-2014 10:44 AM

    Jammu: Over 53 per cent of the 17.63 lakh voters turned out to vote till 3 pm at the booths of Jammu Lok Sabha constituency, which witnessed boycott of voting in 4 polling stations and also sporadic clashes in which at least four political party workers were injured. "Over 53.2...
  • Sayeed hit out dig at NC, Congress, says no takers of hollow slogans 08-04-2014 09:10 PM

    Jammu: PDP on Tuesday hit out at the ruling NC-Congress alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, saying there were no takers for its "hollow slogans" and stood exposed before the people in the Lok Sabha elections. Claiming "overwhelming response" for the party, its patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed said a strong wind...
  • Mirwaiz hopes new MPs will act together to resolve Kashmir issue 08-04-2014 07:41 PM

    Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Tuesday expressed hope that those who will be elected to Parliament after the Lok Sabha polls will "act in greater unison to move forward towards resolving the Kashmir issue". "There is already a broad political consensus in Jammu and Kashmir and in Pakistan...
  • Article 370 must apply to all states, not just J&K

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    "In fact, the hundreds of states which acceded to the Dominion of India in the days and weeks after 15 August 1947 originally had the...

  • J&K: Encounter in Kupwara, 2 policeman, one Army personnel, 2 terrorists dead 08-04-2014 09:27 AM

    Srinagar: An encounter took place in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday leaving five dead. Two policemen, one Army personnel and two terrorists have been killed. Four Army personnel were also injured. The encounter took place in the Zoonarewshi area of district Kupwara district near the Line of Control....
  • Farooq, Omar attack BJP on Article 370, call it a gimmick 07-04-2014 01:46 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party for promising the abrogation of Article 370 in its manifesto. Dr Abdullah said, "National Conference, Congress and other national parties won't let Article 370 be abrogated." The Article 370 of the Constitution guarantees a special category status for...
  • Lok Sabha polls: A fight between the old and the new guard in J&K 06-04-2014 08:06 AM

    Srinagar: Out of a long winter, the political temperature in rising in the Kashmir Valley with Lok Sabha elections just round the corner. The Congress, BJP, the ruling National Conference and the Opposition PDP have fielded their best candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in J&K. And competing with this...
  • Omar says will stick with UPA, wants Modi to apologise for 2002 riots 05-04-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: Lauding the decade-long rule of the Congress-led UPA government, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the National Conference would stick to the coalition irrespective of the election results. Participating in the Network18-Google Hangout on Saturday, Omar said that there was no question of joining hands...
  • Rahul fit to be PM, Modi habitually threatens neighbours: Omar 04-04-2014 09:49 AM

    Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah registered his strongest opposition to Narendra Modi's anointment as the next Prime Minister saying that the BJP leader was habitual of threatening beighbouring countries. Abdullah at the same time batted for Rahul Gandhi for the top post saying that he was a...
  • Modi did not even have the courtesy to apologise for 2002 riots: Omar 02-04-2014 08:45 PM

    Poonch: Launching a blistering attack on Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said how can people in the state "expect human behaviour and justice" from him when he has failed to apologise for the 2002 Gujarat riots and carried...
  • Omar Abdullah takes a dig at Modi over flight delays 02-04-2014 04:31 PM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday took a swipe at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi asking where should he complain after his chopper was delayed. The question was posed by Omar, a day after Modi attacked the Centre alleging a "conspiracy" over flight delays hitting...
  • LS polls: Mehbooba Mufti, AAP nominee enter fray from Anantnag 01-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Tanveer Maqbool Dar on Tuesday filed their nominations for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Kashmir which will go to polls on April 17. Accompanied by party MLAs from south Kashmir, Mehbooba submitted her documents to Additional Deputy Commissioner,...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Services thrash J&K by seven wickets 01-04-2014 02:52 PM

    Chandigarh: Pacer Shadab Nazar claimed four as Services thrashed Jammu and Kashmir by seven wickets in a North Zone T20 match for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Tuesday. Opting to bat, J&K batsmen managed to put up paltry 91 runs in 18.4 overs before Services overhauled the target with 20...
  • Omar hits out at BJP, terms Modi wave a ' mere hoax' 31-03-2014 09:14 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on MOnday dismissed as "mere hoax" assertions by BJP that there was a Modi wave in the country. "There is no Modi wave in the country, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir...," he told a public rally in Kalakote belt of Rajouri district. Taking...
  • PDP moves EC against NC leader who tried to force a voter to back her 31-03-2014 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against National Conference leader Sakina Itoo. Itoo was caught on camera trying to coerce an old man to support her party. Sakina said the PDP was deliberately raking up an old video in...
  • J&K minister Sakina seen in a video forcing an old man to vote for her 30-03-2014 10:48 AM

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for the National Conference party, a video that has recently surfaced, reportedly shows Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo forcing an old man to swear in the name of Allah to vote for her. Sakina, the only woman minister in the Omar Abdullah government,...
  • J&K: Army averts tragedy, neutralises IED in the nick of time 29-03-2014 11:49 AM

    Srinagar: The Army averted a possible tragedy on Saturday when they recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway. The road opening party detected the explosive at the Bemina locality while on a patrol. The bomb disposal squad neutralised the landmine and traffic was restored on the highway....
  • J&K: Security forces gun down all three terrorists who attacked Khatua 28-03-2014 07:02 PM

    Srinagar: Three terrorists were gunned down in a fierce gun battle with the security forces in Jammu & Kashmir's Kathua on Friday. The terrorists had executed twin terror attacks in Jammu where one person was killed and three others were injured early on Friday morning. Early in the morning, the...
  • There is no Modi wave, it's just hype, says J&K CM Omar Abdullah 27-03-2014 10:39 AM

    Srinagar: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi claimed the winds have changed in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah rubbished his claims. He dismissed a 'Modi wave' in the country saying it's just hype. "There is no Modi wave in the country. Modi...
  • Mehbooba Mufti praises Vajpayee but rules out alliance with NDA 26-03-2014 05:19 PM

    PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti has praised Atal Bihari Vajpayee for bringing development to Kashmir and expressed hope that Narendra Modi continues his legacy. ...
  • Pakistan again seeks US intervention on Kashmir 24-03-2014 07:30 PM

    Pakistan on Monday once again sought US intervention in settling the Kashmir dispute complaining that India was hesitant whenever it wanted to talk on the vexed issue. Speaking to accompanying Pakistani journalists after holding a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Hague, on the sidelines of...
  • Jammu & Kashmir: NC, PDP, Congress and BJP fighting for 6 seats 24-03-2014 11:11 AM

    Srinagar: Come General Elections, Jammu and Kashmir falls literally off the radar. With only six seats up for grabs, it struggles to get a tick from the big political parties although small tidings in the state often resonate and shape their poll polity and manifestos. The insignificant number of Lok...