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  • Ruckus in J&K Assembly over 'bias' remark by NC member March 25, 2015

    Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir Assembly witnessed ruckus after ruling BJP and PDP members slammed National Conference member Javed Rana for accusing Speaker Kavinder Gupta of being "biased" and demanded action against him. Trouble started as soon as House met for the day with BJP and PDP members protesting against the...
  • DAA has ceased to exist, AFSPA continues to be in force in JK: government March 25, 2015

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday night said that the Disturbed Areas Act, 1997 has ceased to exist since 1998 but the AFSPA continues to remain in force in the state. "It needs to be appreciated that, while the J&K Disturbed Areas Act, 1997, has ceased to exist with...
  • Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad wins Rajya Sabha seat in J&K February 7, 2015

    Jammu: The Congress leader of the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad survived a scare when he defeated Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Chander Mohan Sharma by two votes in the polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Azad who was the candidate of Congress-National Conference alliance got 30 votes and BJP candidate Chander Mohan...
  • PM's twitter address to the 18th National Conference on e-Governance January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the 18th National Conference on e-Governance through Twitter. This is the first time such an address has taken place through Twitter. The Prime Minister tweeted "Good morning friends! I am delighted to join the 18th National Conference on e-Governance through Twitter." Not being...
  • BJP, PDP move closer; enter seat sharing deal for Rajya Sabha elections in J&K January 28, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared on December 23, 2014 throwing up a badly fractured mandate. More than a month has passed since the results but the state is yet to get a government. It seems now the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party - the two...
  • Omar Abdullah hits out at Centre over delay in giving special package to J&K January 21, 2015

    Srinagar: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday criticised the Centre over the "delay" in granting a special package to the flood-affected people of J&K, alleging why the proposal submitted by the state government "remains an object of contemptuous neglect". "Now when the state is under the direct control...
  • J&K: Terrorists open fire at NC MLA in Kulgam January 17, 2015

    Srinagar: Suspected terrorists opened fire outside National Conference MLA Abdul Majid Lari-gami's home in Kulgam district on Saturday. Zahoor Ahmad Dar, posted as a PSO to MLA-elect of Homeshalibugh constituency in Kulgam, was critically injured in the attack near his home in Redwani area of Kulgam, police said. Dar was taken to...
  • J&K: MHA receives report on government formation, Centre may recommend Governor's Rule in state January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After the major parties having failed to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the state is heading for a Governor's Rule with the Union Cabinet likely to recommend for the same. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh received Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra's report on Thursday, sources said. The...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah decides to step down as caretaker Chief Minister January 8, 2015

    Srinagar: Omar Abdullah on Thursday decided not to continue as caretaker Chief Minister, arguing that the state needed a full-time administrator to deal with the situation along the border with Pakistan. Omar met state Governor NN Vohra in Delhi on Wednesday night soon after his return from London after a 12-day...
  • Jammu and Kashmir inching towards Governor's rule January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With no headway being made in government formation, Jammu and Kashmir may be inching towards a spell of Governor's rule as no political party appeared to be in a position to cobble up numbers. Reported discussions between PDP and BJP or with anyone else have not yielded fruit even...
  • BJP still in talks with PDP, NC for government formation in J&K: Amit Shah January 2, 2015

    Mumbai: BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said his party has been holding talks with both PDP and NC over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir but there has been no fruitful outcome yet. "Talks are on with both parties. There has been no fruitful outcome (yet)," he told reporters, a...
  • National Conference authorise Farooq, Omar to decide on government formation in J&K December 30, 2014

    Srinagar: The newly-elected MLAs of National Conference on Tuesday authorised party president Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah to take a decision on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. "All the (newly-elected) representatives have reposed their faith in the leadership of Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah and will support any...
  • BJP leaders meet J&K Governor as fate of next government still unclear December 30, 2014

    Srinagar: With Jammu and Kashmir yet to get a government even a week after Assembly elections results threw up a hung verdict, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Ram Madhav and state unit chief Jugal Kishore met Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday. The BJP seems to have hardened its stand and...
  • PDP rules out compromise on Article 370, AFSPA; J&K government formation deadlocked December 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Four days have passed since Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared but the deadlock over government formation continues as the single largest party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said that it will not compromise on issues like Article 370 and Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Rejecting...
  • 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 election: PDP demolishes NC citadel, wins 5 out of 8 seats in Srinagar district December 23, 2014

    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...
  • Jammu and Kashmir awaits election results, National Conference faces rout, PDP eyes power December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Kashmir Valley is in the midst of Chillai-Kalan, a period of 40 days of harshest winter, even as the political temperature is rising in the state with political parties, candidates, voters, the Central government and even the world community waiting for Assembly elections results with bated breath. The...
  • PDP will have number to form government in J&K: Naeem Akthar December 22, 2014

    The counting of votes of 2014 Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections is scheduled on December 23 and People's Democratic Party leader Naeem Akthar feels PDP will have number to form government in the state. ...
  • J&K contestants await results with bated breath December 21, 2014

    Srinagar: More than 800 contestants in Jammu and Kashmir will spend a couple of nervous nights till December 23 when counting of votes for elections to the 12th Legislative Assembly will be held, after a record turnout in the five-phase polls in the state. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Opposition PDP's...
  • J&K polls: How the day unfolded December 20, 2014

    Polling begins for the fifth and final leg of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir in which several high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, will try their luck in 20 seats spread over three districts of Jammu amid a strong security deployment. After a record voter turnout in...
  • PM Modi attacks, Congress, NC, asks people to punish offenders December 13, 2014

    Kathua/Rajouri: Projecting BJP as a fresh alternative to other parties which have ruled Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged voters to dump the "three offenders"-- National Conference, PDP and Congress--in the Assembly polls for a better life. Taking a swipe at Congress, he...
  • 18 J&K seats go to poll in penultimate phase on Sunday December 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Stage is set for the penultimate round of the five-phased polls in Jammu and Kashmir in which the fate of 182 candidates including two chief ministerial aspirants and Speaker of the Assembly will be sealed on Saturday. Over 14.73 lakh voters including 7.05 lakh females are eligible to exercise their...
  • J&K polls: Close contest between Omar Abdullah, PDP's Ashraf Mir in Sonawar; BJP to cash on Modi wave December 13, 2014

    Srinagar: A day ahead of the fourth phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is leading the fight for the National Conference from Sonawar, a constituency that bore the brunt of the recent floods. Omar is up against BJP candidate Darakshan Andrabi but many believe it...
  • J&K elections: Omar faces an 'impossible' battle, NC stares at big defeat in Srinagar December 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is facing perhaps the toughest electoral battle of his life. Having won from Ganderbal in 2008 Assembly elections, Omar had taken over the reigns of the militancy-hit state with a lot of hope. Six years later, those hopes lie in tatters as his...
  • J&K polls: Days before fourth phase; all separatist leaders, 600 others taken into custody December 12, 2014

    Srinagar: All separatist leaders, including chairmen of both the faction of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, have been taken into preventive custody or put under house arrest in Kashmir valley, which is going to polls in the fourth phase in the five-phased Legislative...
  • Terror strikes cast a shadow on 3rd phase of J&K elections, Omar faces a tough battle in PDP stronghold December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as the first two phases of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections on November 25 and December 2 passed off relatively peacefully with a large number of voters coming out to exercise their franchise, the multiple terror attacks on December 5 at four different places of the Kashmir Valley...
  • Candidates in Kashmir prefer Urdu newspapers for poll advertisements December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: With Assembly elections in full swing, it is raining advertisements for vernacular dailies in Kashmir as candidates and political parties try to reach out to the maximum number of electorate in the remaining three phases of the polls. A cursory look at the daily newspapers published from Srinagar shows...
  • Uri's border villages with Kashmiri Pandit population excited about J&K election December 4, 2014

    Lagama (Near Uri in Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir): Lagama is a small non-nondescript village less than 4 KM from Uri on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad national highway. The terrain is hilly and the entire village of less than 2000 population is perched on the slopes of a high mountain. River Jheelum...
  • Hopes of high voting in ravaged capital Srinagar, ruling NC faces voters wrath December 2, 2014

    Srinagar: "This time Srinagar will vote in large numbers. I hope people come out to vote in all 8 Assembly seats here. The Abdullah's government must be defeated at any cost. They have done nothing for us after the flood. We are left to die" says an angry taxi driver...
  • Sajjad Lone fooling J&K voters: NC leader December 2, 2014

    National Conference leader Choudhary Ramzan has accused People's Democratic leader Sajjad Lone of fooling the electorate of Jammu & Kashmir. ...