JAMMU

  • If government works well we can talk of joining NDA at Centre, says Haseeb Drabu Yesterday

    Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu has played down differences between PDP and BJP. He said, "If the government works well, we can even take a call on joining NDA at Centre to cement the coalition." ...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar says it was unjust to hang Afzal Guru, Shiv Sena hits back 3 days ago

    A war of words broke between Congress and Shiv Sena over the hanging of 2003 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said it was unjust to hang Afzal Guru. Aiyar said, "I was very upset over Afzal Guru being hanged. There was no evidence to hang...
  • Rajnath Singh reiterates Centre's stand, dissociates from Mufti Sayeed's remarks on J&K 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said it did not endorse the controversial statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on the state Assembly polls, after a vociferous Opposition disrupted Lok Sabha proceedings seeking a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Responding to the Opposition demand, Home Minister...
  • Lok Sabha members plea for special package as heavy rains damage crops across India 3 days ago

    Just ahead of the summer months, the rain gods have brought the mercury levels down. Heavy snowfall in Jammu & Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India have brought temperatures down by 5-10 degrees. The weatherman has predicted more rains in the next 24-48 hours. ...
  • Truly hope PDP-BJP alliance works in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar 3 days ago

    Just after entering into an alliance to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP has been embarrassing the BJP. It first thanked Pakistan and Hurriyat for peaceful polls in the state and then called the Afzal Guru hanging a 'travesty of justice', both statements which are against BJP's stand....
  • Jammu: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed government for budget session from March 18 3 days ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday proposed to the Governor to summon the budget session of the state Legislature from March 18. This will be first budget session of PDP-BJP government led by Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, which assumed power in the state on Sunday. "The cabinet that met today under the...
  • Seeking PM's response on Mufti Sayeed's remark on J&K polls, Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In heated scenes witnessed in Lok Sabha, the Opposition lambasted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants for the smooth conduct of elections in the state. Entering into a damage control mode, the government and the BJP made a...
  • Full text: Common Minimum Progamme of PDP-BJP government in J&K 4 days ago

    New Delhi: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Jammu and Kashmir finally got a Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party government with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed being sworn in as the state Chief Minister for the second time. Both parties have agreed on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the state. Here is...
  • J&K: Centre dissociates from CM Sayeed's remarks on peaceful polls, credits EC, security forces, people 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dissociated from newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks and gave credit for peaceful elections in the state to the Election Commission, Army personnel, paramilitary forces and the local people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said questions were raised...
  • J&K: BJP-PDP an unusual alliance, some turbulence expected, say sources 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party-Peoples Democratic Party formed government in Jammu and Kashmir, the alliance is believed to witness some turbulence initially, BJP sources said on Monday. Sources added, "The BJP-PDP is an unusual alliance and we can expect some turbulence initially. We have formed this government for...
  • Mufti Sayeed's statement on J&K polls puts BJP in a spot 4 days ago

    Leaving the BJP red faced, the new J&K CM Mufti Sayeed said that Pakistan and Hurriyat allowed peaceful elections in Jammu in Kashmir. The BJP is in a spot as on one hand the new government is taking a hard line on talking to the separatists and on the other...
  • Snowfall, rains lash North India, temperatures dip below normal, several areas waterlogged 4 days ago

    North India is witnessing heavy rainfall with major cities and towns water logged. Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have witnessed rain and snowfall in most areas. Rain and thundershowers also occurred at most places in Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. With severe rains, the entire...
  • Son of Maharaja's security aide is new Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister 4 days ago

    Jammu: Son of a security aide of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, it has been a long wait for Nirmal Kumar Singh of BJP to come to the centre stage of state politics. After having a heart-burn during the ticket distribution in last Lok Sabha election, Singh was...
  • Mufti Sayeed - A suave politician 4 days ago

    Jammu: A man of perseverance and great survivor, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has an astute political sense honed by decades of experience in Kashmir politics that has stood him in good stead in crafting a delicate alliance with BJP to return as Chief Minister for the second time. Sayeed (79), who...
  • Sajjad Lone- from being a separatist to a Minister 4 days ago

    Jammu: Sajjad Gani Lone, younger son of People's Conference leader Abdul Gani Lone who was assassinated in 2002 in Srinagar, has crossed yet another threshold with his swearing in as a minister in PDP-BJP Government since he broke ranks with separatists nearly a decade ago in Jammu and Kashmir. That Lone's...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed credits Pakistan, Hurriyat, terrorists for peaceful polls; BJP in a tight spot 5 days ago

    Jammu: It is a statement that is surely going the hackles in the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday called for a dialogue with Pakistan while crediting the neighbouring, Hurriyat Conference and terror groups for providing a conducive environment for the five-phased Assembly...
  • Omar Abdullah questions BJPs' ideological position 5 days ago

    Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday took pot-shots at Bharatiya Janata Party ministers in the PDP-BJP government, saying they swore allegiance to the same Constitution of the state which their ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee died trying to get rid of. "BJP Ministers swearing allegiance to the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir gets PDP-BJP government, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sworn in as CM 5 days ago

    After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Jammu and Kashmir finally got a Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party government with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed being sworn in as the state Chief Minister for the second time. Both parties have agreed on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the state. Twelve leaders each from...
  • PDP-BJP government in J&K a historic opportunity, says RSS 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With Bharatiya Janata Party all set to rule Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in alliance with Peoples Democratic Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'Organiser' on Saturday said this is a "historic opportunity" that will help the state join the national mainstream, but admitted that running the...
  • PDP has its way as BJP bends to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, but will the alliance work? 5 days ago

    Srinagar: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will finally be sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister as the head of Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government on Sunday. Both parties have ironed out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for Jammu and Kashmir. However, it...
  • Jammu: Congress, National Conference to stay away from Mufti swearing-in on Sunday 5 days ago

    Jammu: Congress and National Conference (NC), the erstwhile ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, are likley to "stay away" from Sunday's swearing-in ceremony of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led PDP-BJP government in the state. "We are going to stay away from the ceremony tomorrow," a senior Congress leader said on the condition of...
  • Jammu and Kashmir to get back elected Government on Sunday 5 days ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir will get back an elected government on Sunday after 49 days when PDP leader Mufti Mohamemd Sayeed is sworn in as Chief Minister in alliance with BJP which will be in power in the state for the first time. Sayeed, 79, will be administered oath of office...
  • Kashmiri Pandits: All India Kashmiri Samaj demands implementation of rehabilitation package 6 days ago

    Jammu: The members of All India Kashmiri Samaj on Friday appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra to implement the Prime Minister's rehabilitation package for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits (KPs). "A delegation of All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS), led by its vice president Vijay Aima, called on the Governor," a...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand on PDP in December 2014 and now 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have criticised Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for making U-turns on several of his statements. But now Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be criticised for doing the same as far as the BJP's stand on...
  • Mufti Sayeed to become J&K CM on March 1, calls PDP-BJP tie-up a meeting of North Pole & South Pole 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, who will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of a People's Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on March 1, said on Friday that the coming together of the two parties is like meeting of North Pole and...
  • Ahead of taking over as J&K CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Narendra Modi in Delhi 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Before the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party finally join hands in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Sayeed will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on Sunday. After two...
  • Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire, target Border-out-Post in RS Pura sector of Jammu 1 week ago

    Jammu: After a week-long lull in firing from across the International Border (IB), Pakistani Rangers tonight violated the ceasefire and targeted a Border-out-Post (BoP) in the RS Pura sector of Jammu. "Pakistan troops resorted to small arms firing around 9:30 PM," a police officer said. He said the Pakistani Rangers fired...
  • Various delegations discuss issues with Jammu and Kashmir Governor 1 week ago

    Jammu: Several delegations from across Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday held meetings with state Governor NN Vohra and apprised him of the problems being faced by the people in their areas. "A joint delegation of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh and Kargil comprising Rigzin Spalbar, chief executive councillor, LAHDC...
  • PM Modi approves Rs 426.83 crore for Jammu and Kashmir flood relief February 26, 2015

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved financial aid of Rs 426.83 crore from his relief fund for assistance to the owners of severely and partially damaged houses during last year's devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir. A Raj Bhavan spokesman said, "This aid will benefit the 1.87 lakh owners...
  • Ahead of swearing-in Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to meet PM Modi on February 27 February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time on February 27 after which a swearing-in ceremony is likely to be held on March 1, two months after the results for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls were announced. 79-year-old Sayeed's meeting with...