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  • J&K elections: 56 first-timers in 87-member Assembly 11 hours 49 minutes 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 17 hours 22 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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? Yesterday

    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? Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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. ...
  • BJP fails to make inroad in Kashmir valley, secure any seat in Ladakh region Yesterday

    Srinagar: Notwithstanding the remarkable performance of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu region, the saffron party was not able to make inroad in Kashmir valley and also failed to open an account in the Ladakh region. Despite a high voltage campaigning by top brass of the BJP including Prime Minister Narendra...
  • PDP takes top spot in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP second; government formation a big challenge Yesterday

    Srinagar: 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...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K Assembly elections 2014 Yesterday

    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. ...
  • J&K polls: PDP exploring options of government formation, says Mehbooba Mufti Yesterday

    Having won 28 seats in Jammu & Kashmir, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti thanked the state's electorate. "We will not try to cobble up a government by manipulation. It will take time to build a formation who can fulfil the aspirations of people of J&K. The votes have been cast against...
  • BJP eyes alliance with National Conference in Jammu & Kashmir: Party sources Yesterday

    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...
  • Hung Assembly in Jammu & Kashmir, BJP set to form government in Jharkhand Yesterday

    Ranchi/Srinagar: 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. Riding high on...
  • Fractured mandate in Jammu and Kashmir; PDP single largest, BJP close second Yesterday

    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 polls: I'm very satisfied with results, says Omar Abdullah Yesterday

    NC leader and outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah who lost his Sonowar seat but won Beerwah seat in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, said that he is very satisfied with the outcome of the elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Omar also said, "With 17 MLAs, I'm a very important player in...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah says all options open in Jammu and Kashmir, congratulates PM for his support Yesterday

    Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday said his party was open to all options of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. He also said the BJP would carry out developmental activities in Jharkhand, where it has won by a clear majority along with its alliance partner. The...
  • J&K election: PDP demolishes NC citadel, wins 5 out of 8 seats in Srinagar district Yesterday

    Srinagar: Making a huge inroad into the National Conference (NC) bastion Srinagar for the first time, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrested five out of eight seats in the district. Ashraf Mir of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) flashes a victory sign to the media outside a counting center in Srinagar. The most...
  • The problem with Congress: Finding its victories in BJP's loss? Yesterday

    ( Before I begin this piece, it would be pertinent to note that all my life I have been perhaps the most devoted and ardent supporter of the Congress party, one who has worked for them without post or pay and would continue to do so even in the future....
  • J&K elections: Modi addressed nine rallies BJP wins four; Rahul visits four seats Congress scores zero Yesterday

    New Delhi: While Bharatiya Janata Party fared pretty well in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections winning 25 seats, the party failed to achieve it's "Mission 44" which would have enabled the party to form a government in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned extensively for the party in the...
  • J&K elections: NC's Davinder Singh Rana wins Nagrota Assembly seat Yesterday

    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...
  • Jharkhand polls: BJP Parliamentary board will decide on CM, says Ravi Shankar Prasad Yesterday

    As BJP set to form government in Jharkhand, ends a credible second in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Ravi Shankar said, "We have a system and the BJP Parliament board will decide on the chief minister of Jharkhand." ...
  • Abdul Rahim Rather's defeat ends record 36-year stint in J&K Assembly Yesterday

    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 polls: PDP's Ashraf Mir who defeat Omar Abdullah at Sonawar seat, credits victory to people Yesterday

    After defeating Omar Abdullah at Sonowar, PDP leader Mohammad Ashraf Mir said, "My victory is because of these people. I was always confident about winning from here. Omar Abdullah tried his level best, we tried our level best. This constituency was captured by NC for the almost 15 years, but...
  • BJP will give stable government, good governance to Jharkhand, says Prakash Javadekar Yesterday

    As BJP set to form government in Jharkhand, ends a credible second in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "There was the political instability in Jharkhand from last 14 years which hurt the common poor, now we will give them stable government, good governance." ...
  • BJP to form government in Jharkhand, ends a credible second in J&K Yesterday

    New Delhi: Once again an election counting day has brought good news for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While BJP is all set to form the government in Jharkhand along with its allies, the party has also emerged as the second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir which is headed...
  • J&K elections: Congress says it is ready to align with PDP Yesterday

    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...
  • Watch: Political reactions over trends in J&K, Jharkhand elections Yesterday

    As PDP takes lead in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP follows in a close second and halfway mark eludes the saffron party in Jharkhand, political leaders talk give their take on the verdict. ...