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  • Fractured mandate in Jammu and Kashmir; PDP single largest, BJP close second 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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. ...
  • J&K: PDP Sarpanch critically injured after being shot at by terrorists December 1, 2014

    Srinagar: In another daring attack, suspected militants shot at and critically injured a sarpanch, who had joined People's Democratic Party on Monday, in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said. Shiraz Ahmad Bhat was critically injured after some militants shot at him in Shigan area of Shopian this evening, a police...
  • Terrorists gun down National Conference sarpanch in Kashmir November 30, 2014

    A National Conference sarpanch has been shot dead by unidentified terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Shopian will be go to polls on December 14 as part of the 4th phase of elections. The second phase is barely 48 hours away. ...
  • J&K: National Conference sarpanch shot dead by unidentified terrorists in Shopian November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: In an audacious attack, terrorists on Sunday shot dead sarpanch of the ruling National Conference in Shopian district of Kashmir near his residence. Mohammad Sultan Bhat was in his car when, about 500 metres from his residence in Nazneenpora in Shopian when the ultras stopped his vehicle and pumped bullets...
  • National Conference complaints to EC against PM Modi for 'defamatory' speeches November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making "wild, unsubstantiated and defamatory accusations" against the party leadership during his recent speeches in election rallies in the state. In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, National Conference spokesman Junaid...
  • 30 Minutes: Battle for Jammu & Kashmir November 30, 2014

    Watch Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections special episode of '30 Minutes'. The state is having a five-phase elections to elect its new government. ...
  • J&K polls: National Conference files complaint against Rajnath for poll code violation November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: The ruling National Conference has filed a complaint against Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with the Election Commission for allegedly violating the model code of conduct. In its complaint, NC has said that Home Minister used the Srinagar International Airport premises to telephonically address a public gathering in...
  • J&K elections: Omar accuses Sajjad Lone of warming up to BJP November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has accused People's Conference leader Sajjad Lone of warming up to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the election season. Abdullah's attack on Lone comes after his meeting with PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi earlier in November. The CM has accused Lone...
  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections November 25, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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...