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  • BJP's poster girl Heena Shafi kicks up a row, says nobody can dare to snatch Article 370 from J&K Yesterday

    Srinagar: At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to make a mark in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, it has found a strong face in 34-year-old candidate Heena Shafi Bhat. But the poster girl of the BJP in Kashmir has kicked up a row by taking a...
  • J&K polls: 195 candidates file nominations for 4th phase Yesterday

    Jammu: A total of 195 candidates have filed their nominations for the fourth phase of polls to be held in 18 Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir on December 14. As the deadline for the filing of nominations closed on Wednesday, a total of 195 candidates have filed their papers...
  • 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...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Polling for first phase today; 7 ministers, 12 MLAs in the fray 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Over 10.50 lakh voters will get to decide the political fate of 123 candidates, including seven ministers and 12 sitting MLAs, who are in the fray in 15 constituencies in the first phase of the five phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Polling will start at 8:00...
  • PDP's prime agenda to protect honour of J&K people: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed 3 days ago

    Jammu: On the eve of the first phase of five-stage assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP patron Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Monday said that his party's prime agenda is to protect dignity and honour of the people of the state. "Our agenda is to protect dignity and honour of...
  • Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday in J&K 3 days ago

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Amidst security alert about possible Maoist attacks on politicians in Jharkhand and militant groups' poll boycott call in Jammu and Kashmir, the stage was set for the first of staggered assembly elections in the two states on Tuesday. The first phase will cover 15 seats in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • J&K elections: Election Commission stops release of PDP poll manifesto 3 days ago

    Jammu: In an overnight decision, the Election Commission has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from releasing its election manifesto on Monday. In a communication addressed to the PDP, the state's chief electoral officer (CEO) said that since campaigning for the first phase of the state assembly elections ended on Sunday...
  • 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...
  • Campaign ends for first phase of polls in J&K, Jharkhand 4 days ago

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Campaigning for the first phase of polling on Tuesday for 15 assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 13 Maoist-hit constituencies in Jharkhand ended on Sunday, with BJP hoping to continue its winning streak in the multi-cornered contests riding on the 'Modi wave'. 123 candidates are in the fray...
  • J&K Assembly polls: Close contest between NC, Congress in Gurez constituency, PDP a distant third 4 days ago

    Gurez (North Kashmir): Notwithstanding the party's overall decline in Jammu and Kashmir's political spectrum which was evident in Lok Sabha polls, National Conference is trying to stand its ground in the border town of Gurez, which is going to polls in the first phase along with 14 constituencies in the...
  • 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...
  • J&K elections: Confident of winning 45 to 50 seats, says PDP's Mehbooba Mufti 5 days ago

    Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is slated to address an election rally in Handwara on Sunday. On the other hand, his arch rival Mehbooba Mufti will be in Homesh-alibug. She has ruled out an alliance with the BJP, calling the party divisive ahead of the first...
  • J&K: One man killed, 10 injured in motorcade mishap during PDP's election campaign 5 days ago

    Srinagar: A man was killed on Saturday and 10 others were injured when a vehicle turned turtle during an election campaign in Nowgam area. The vehicle, which was part of motorcade of PDP candidate from Chadoora Javed Mustafa Mir, turned turtle at Suthsoo in Nowgam area this afternoon, a police official...
  • J&K: Suspected terrorist hurls grenade at PDP rally, taken into custody 6 days ago

    Kulgam: The supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) captured a man, suspected to be a terrorist, during an election rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Friday afternoon. PDP supporters caught hold of the alleged terrorist after he threw a grenade at the poll rally of its candidate in Noorabad...
  • 90 candidates in fray for 9 seats in 2nd phase in Kashmir, tough fight between NC, PDP 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Three ministers of the ruling National Conference are among the 90 candidates, who are in the fray for nine Assembly constituencies going to polls on December 2 in the second phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in Kashmir valley. The ministers who are seeking re-election from their respective...
  • 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...
  • J&K polls: PDP will not ally with BJP, says Mehbooba Mufti 1 week ago

    Ahead of the J&K elections, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti ruled out any alliance with the BJP allegedly because of its divisive politics. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Mufti said, "The BJP is going about with its divisive agenda talking about the Gurjar votes, Pahari votes, Shia votes, Sikh votes and Kashmiri Pandit...
  • BJP trying to divide Muslim community in J&K for political gains, alleges Mufti November 18, 2014

    Srinagar: Alleging that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won three seats in Lok Sabha elections by promoting communal polarisation in the state, People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Tuesday said the saffron party is now trying to create sectarian division within the Muslim community for its political gain. Mufti...
  • J&K polls: Parties vying for fragmenting votes in the valley, says PDP November 18, 2014

    Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday accused Omar Abdullah-led National Conference government of losing the regional character and being reduced to a "mere tool of fragmentation of votes" in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. "The NC has not only transformed itself into an available appendage for sharing power...
  • J&K polls: Congress had agenda to serve people but NC didn't support it, says Soz November 18, 2014

    Bandipora: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Saif-ud-din Soz on Tuesday claimed that the party had an agenda to serve the people of the state but its coalition National Conference (NC) did not support it. "I will tell you one thing that our coalition partner did not support...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 183 candidates in fray for second phase of Kashmir polls November 16, 2014

    Jammu: A total of 183 candidates remain in the field in the second phase of assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir after nomination papers of 26 were rejected during scrutiny on Saturday. A statement issued by the state election office here said nomination papers of 93 candidates from various parties and...
  • PDP to make J&K a bridge between India, Pakistan if voted to power November 15, 2014

    Kargil: The Peoples' Democratic Party, if voted to power, will make Jammu and Kashmir a bridge between India and Pakistan by opening Kargil-Skardu road and starting a bus service on it, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said on Saturday. "PDP's vision of Jammu and Kashmir becoming a bridge between India and...
  • Congress, PDP didn't support me in revocation of AFSPA: Omar Abdullah November 15, 2014

    Ganderbal(J&K): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday accused both his coalition partner Congress and opposition Peoples' Democratic Party of not supporting him in his endeavour to get controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) revoked. He also said that PDP did not support him as the opposition...
  • EC issues notification for 16 Assembly segments in third phase of five-phased J&K elections November 14, 2014

    Srinagar: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday issued notification for 16 Assembly segments in the third phase of the five phased Legislative Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. With this, 49 out of 87 constituencies in the state have been notified and will go to polls in the first three...
  • 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...
  • PDP takes a dig at Omar Abdullah's move to not contest from Ganderbal November 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided not to contest from Ganderbal assembly seat, Opposition PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, while taking a dig, said the move has already "announced the result of entire state" even before polling. "Ganderbal has in fact announced the result of entire state by...