JAMMU KASHMIR

  • J&K: Clashes in Maisuma during rally by JKLF activists on Maqbool Bhat's death anniversary February 11, 2015

    Srinagar: Minor clashes broke out in Maisuma in Jammu and Kashmir after the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) tried to take out a rally in locality. The rally was being taken out to commemorate the death anniversary of the party's founder Maqbool Bhat who was executed in 1984 over the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Manoj Tiwary's all-round show puts Bengal on top January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: An all-round show by Manoj Tiwary put Bengal in the driver's seat against Jammu & Kashmir on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket fixture at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. The part-time legspinner Tiwary (2/19) claimed two wickets including that of J&K top...
  • BJP eyes alliance with National Conference in Jammu & Kashmir: Party sources December 23, 2014

    Delhi: After emerging as the second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is eyeing an alliance with the National Conference (NC). The PDP and the Congress are in a position to form an alliance to form the next government. BJP president Amit Shah, while addressing...
  • Fractured mandate in Jammu and Kashmir; PDP single largest, BJP close second December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: In an election which was marred with terror attacks and yet registered a record voter turnout, Jammu & Kashmir gave a badly fractured mandate with no single party reaching a halfway marks of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. While Peoples Democratic Party registered win in 28 seats to become the...
  • J&K elections: NC's Davinder Singh Rana wins Nagrota Assembly seat December 23, 2014

    Jammu: National Conference's Davinder Singh Rana won the Nagrota Assembly seat of Jammu district by a margin of 4048 votes. Rana, in his maiden bid to reach Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, polled 23,678 votes and defeated his rival Nand Kishore of BJP by a margin of 4048 votes. Kishore polled...
  • Abdul Rahim Rather's defeat ends record 36-year stint in J&K Assembly December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather's record run in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly ended on Tuesday when he lost from Charar-e-Sharief while his National Conference colleague Ali Mohammad Sagar equalled his feat of sixth consecutive victories by winning Khanyar seat. Rather, who represented Charar-e-Sharief constituency for a record 36 years in...
  • J&K elections: Congress says it is ready to align with PDP December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: With assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir throwing up a hung verdict, Congress said it was "open" to aligning with PDP in the state to provide a government. "We are always open. We have allied with PDP as well as with National Conference in past. One thing is...
  • J&K polls: CM Omar Abdullah loses Sonwar seat December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah lost from Sonawar Assembly seat of Srinagar district and was trailing from Beerwah in Budgam district by 131 votes. The 44-year-old Chief Minister tweeted ahead of declaration of results by the Election Commission, "Congratulations to Ashraf Mir (PDP) for his victory in Sonwar.I wish...
  • J&K election results: Sajjad Gani Lone leading, PDP ahead in 2 seats in Kupwara December 23, 2014

    Kupwara: People's Conference leader Sajjad Gani Lone, who is fighting his first assembly polls, was leading over his nearest National Conference rival in Handwara while PDP was ahead in two of the five constituencies in Kupwara district, according to early trends. Lone, youngest son of Abdul Ghani Lone who was killed...
  • J&K elections: Easy for PDP to ally with Congress than BJP, says Muzaffar Baig December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: It will be easier to come together with Congress than BJP to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, senior PDP leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig said. "It will be easier for PDP and Congress to come together then for PDP and BJP to come together because with Congress...
  • J&K elections: PDP breaches NC's stronghold in Srinagar December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Main opposition PDP has breached the stronghold of National Conference in prestigious Srinagar Parliamentary constituency by gaining a lead in five seats with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah trailing in Sonawar seat. National Conference, which had won all the 10 seats in this Lok Sabha seat in 2008...
  • J&K elections: With no clear mandate, PDP find itself in 'difficult' position December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it is in a "difficult" situation over choosing a post-poll ally as election trends show that it won't be able to form government on its own. The party headed by Mufti Mohammed Sayeed said while it has ideological differences with BJP, the vote was against...
  • Jammu & Kashmir election results live: Single largest party PDP initiates process to form government, Omar concedes defeat December 23, 2014

    Counting of votes to 87-member Jammu & Kashmir elections begin on 8 am. ...
  • Voting underway in 2nd phase of Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir Assembly polls December 2, 2014

    The second phase of polling in Kashmir is witnessing high profile candidates including separatist-turned-mainstream politician Sajad Lone and the lone woman minister in the present government Sakina Itoo. ...
  • Debate on Kashmir in UK Parliament causes stir September 10, 2014

    London: A debate on the human rights situation in Kashmir to be held in the UK Parliament building on Thursday has caused a stir among Indian groups here who fear it could be used as an India bashing opportunity. Liberal Democrat MP David Ward has secured a 'General debate on political...
  • Kupwara: Army guns down two terrorists August 20, 2014

    Kupwara: Two terrorists were killed in an operation launched by the Indian Army in Jammu & Kashmir's Kupwara region on Wednesday evening. The security personnel also recovered two AK 47 rifles from the terrorists' hideout. The operation is underway currently. ...
  • Political parties condemn Pak envoy's move to invite J&K separatist leaders for talks August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the secretary level talks between India and Pakistan scheduled for August, Pakistan envoy to India, Abdul Basit, has invited separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir for talks to New Delhi on August 1819. Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said Pakistan wants feedback from the separatists...
  • J&K: One killed, four injured in grenade attack in Baramulla July 26, 2014

    Srinagar: As the nation commemorates 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas, a policeman was killed and four others injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Sopore town of Baramulla district in Kashmir early on Saturday, police said. "Around 02:30 am, terrorists hurled a grenade and fired at a police party near main...
  • Even founder of Jana Sangh endorsed Article 370: National Conference May 29, 2014

    Jammu: Raising its pitch over Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the state's ruling National Conference today claimed the constitutional provision had full endorsement of even Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of Jana Sangh, BJP's earlier avatar. "This constitutional proviso had full endorsement of even Shyama Prasad...
  • My remarks on Article 370 misquoted, says MoS Jitendra Singh May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS, PMO who stirred up a controversy with his remarks on the revocation of Article 370 issued a statement on Tuesday evening saying he was misquoted. Singh had stirred a hornet's nest when he said that the Narendra Modi government had started speaking to stakeholders to...
  • Omar Abdullah says talks of repealing Article 370 'irresponsible' May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has reacted strongly to the statements made by MoS, PMO on repealing Article 370 in the state. He condemned the move saying, "Mark my words & save this tweet long after Modi government is a distant memory either J&K won't...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Udhampur constituency in J&K records over 69 pc polling April 17, 2014

    Jammu: Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency from where Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is contesting today recorded over 69 per cent polling. Azad is in a direct contest with BJP's Jitender Singh. "As much as 69.08 per cent polling was recorded in Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency. It is likely to increase," Jammu and...
  • News 360: Ex-coal secy releases book on Coalgate, wants CBI probe April 14, 2014

    The former coal secretary, PC Parakh, has now demanded that the Prime Minister's role be probed by the CBI. He claimed that the PM's authority was undermined and he allowed it to happen. In his tell-all book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths', to be released on Tuesday, Parakh...
  • J&K: Terrorists strike NC leader's house, 4 including attackers killed April 13, 2014

    Srinagar: A National Conference Youth wing leader's house in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama was attacked by terrorists on Sunday afternoon in which two policemen were killed. The two militants who opened fire at the house of the political leader were gunned down by police in an encounter that followed. The security forces...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Jammu and Kashmir votes on April 10, 17, 24, 30 and May 7 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir will vote for Lok Sabha elections in five phases. The polling dates are April 10, 17, 24, 30 and May 7. ...
  • Seven terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir's Lolab February 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Seven terrorists were gunned down on Monday in Kashmir's Lolab area in a fierce battle with security personnel. The gunned down terrorists belong to Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed. The encounter has been called off for the night and will resume on Tuesday morning. According to sources, around 10 terrorists were...
  • Government employees, pensioners in J&K get 10 per cent raise in DA February 2, 2014

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday approved release of 10 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) instalment which will be effective from July 2013. The Cabinet, which met on Saturday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, sanctioned the release of 10 per cent DA installment, raising the...
  • Indian Army tries to control situation, not escalate it: Bikram Singh January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday refuted allegations that the Indian Army was not retaliating strongly during ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Speaking to media at the annual press conference, the General said that the endeavour of Indian Army was to control the situation at the border and...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Samson continues his good form; HP's Malik grabs a fivefor November 7, 2013

    Kannur: Kerala's Sanju Samson continued his impressive start to the Ranji Trophy season as he smashed his second century of the tournament against Andhra to lift his side to 236 for 4 in their Group C match on Thursday. After hosts elected to bat, Samson, who hit a scintillating 211 against...
  • Separatist leader Yasin Malik denied immigration check to Nepal October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Separatist group Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was on Monday detained for some time at the Indira Gandhi International airport in the national capital. Sources say that Malik was headed to Nepal and his passport had expired. Therefore, he was denied an immigration check. He has...