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  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections 2 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 4 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 4 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 5 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...
  • Omar Abdullah asks BJP to clarify stand on Article 370, thanks Centre for flood relief aid 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NC welcomes SC move over relaxation of poll code in J&K November 1, 2014

    Srinagar: The ruling National Conference (NC) on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court's move over relaxation of the Model Code of Conduct in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir to remove any hindrance in government's relief and rehabilitation work, saying it vindicated the party's stand. "NC welcomes the move of the Supreme Court...
  • Jammu & Kashmir polls: Omar is scared, says BJP November 1, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's decision to contest forthcoming Assembly elections from Sonwar and Beerwah instead of family bastion Ganderbal has invited criticism from the Bharatiya Janata Party. The saffron party slammed the move, accusing Omar of being scared. Party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "The people of...
  • J&K polls: Ruling National Congress forms campaign committee October 31, 2014

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference constituted the party's Election Campaign Committee to manage and oversee the party's campaign for the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. "NC working president Omar Abdullah will head the committee which will include the party general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar and additional general secretary Mustafa Kamal,"...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Omar Abdullah skips family bastion Ganderbal, to contest from two seats October 31, 2014

    Srinagar: Ending speculation over his choice of Assembly seat, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will contest from two constituencies in the upcoming elections instead of family bastion Ganderbal from where he was elected in 2008. In its fourth list of 22 candidates released today for the J&K Assembly elections,...
  • Former Congress minister calls for a Hindu Chief Minister in J&K October 26, 2014

    Jammu: A day after putting in his papers as minister in Jammu and Kashmir government, senior Congress leader Sham Lal Sharma on Sunday called for a Hindu Chief Minister in the state while attacking some of his NC colleagues over "discrimination" against daily wage workers of Jammu region. Sharma, who resigned...
  • Congress welcomes J&K assembly polls announcment October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming it as "well in time", Congress has welcomed the announcement of holding of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, even as National Conference, which leads the alliance government in the state felt the time was "not opportune" for the electoral exercise. "A new government will have a...
  • J&K elections: Voting in 5 phases from November 25, counting on December 23 October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the dates for Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. The poll panel has announced a five-phase elections in the state. The voting will begin on November 25. The second phase will be held on December 2, the third on December 9, the fourth...
  • Situation in J&K not conducive for Assembly polls, says CM Omar Abdullah October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid reports that the Election Commission may hold assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on time despite the widespread damage to life and property caused by the recent floods, state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that the situation was not conducive for polling and warned that...
  • J&K: PDP bats for timely polls, NC asks EC to delay October 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference on Thursday called for delaying the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir saying time was not conducive in view of the devastation caused by the floods in the state but Opposition Peoples Democratic Party was for holding the polls as per schedule. "Time is not ripe for...
  • War is no solution to Kashmir issue: Awami National Conference October 7, 2014

    Jammu: Condemning Pakistan for Monday's cease-fire violation in which five Indians died and several others were injured, Awami National Conference today said that war is no solution to Kashmir issue and both the countries should work on a concrete strategy to end the conflict. "War is no solution and both...