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  • J&K polls: Continuing positive trend of high voter turnout, final phase records 76 per cent polling 22 hours 1 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Continuing the positive trend of high voting percentage set by the first four phases, the fifth and the last leg of Legislative Assembly elections for 20 segments in Jammu region witnessed a remarkable turnout. Unprecedented security arrangements along the India-Pakistan border and hinterland ensured that voting was by and large...
  • Priyanka Chopra signs a deal with ABC Studios, creators of 'Modern Family' 3 days ago

    Looks like actress Priyanka Chopra is well on her way to be a household name in the US. According to 'Hollywood Reporter', the actress has signed a talent holding deal with ABC Studios. "According to the one-year deal, ABC will either develop a starring vehicle for Chopra or cast the...
  • Coal scam: Court returns CBI's closure report in Hindalco case, asks to record Manmohan's statement 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The special court probing coal blocks allocation scam on Tuesday asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to further investigate a case allegedly involving former coal secretary PC Parakh and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Returning the closure report submitted by the CBI in the Hindalco case, the special court asked...
  • Watch: Undercover reporter analyses security of women on Delhi streets 6 days ago

    As we approach the second anniversary of December 16 gangrape, CNN-IBN undercover reporter analyses the security of women on the crowded streets of Delhi. ...
  • J&K polls: Fourth phase records 49 pc polling, only 16 pc Kashmiri Pandit exercise their franchise 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Rejecting election boycott call given by separatists and spurt in terror attacks, fourth phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in 18 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a good voter turnout. Several seats, including Amriakadal which witnessed an increase of over 10 per cent against 2008, recorded a...
  • J&K polls: BJP poster girl in Kashmir Hina Bhat allegedly slaps polling officer, another candidate thrashes voter 1 week ago

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment to Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), its poster girl in Kashmir valley and Amria Kadal candidate Hina Bhat on Sunday allegedly slapped an on-duty Polling Officer in uptown Chanapora. Sources said Hina entered into a heated argument with the polling staff at a polling station in Chanapora in...
  • J&K elections: BJP's Hina Bhat slaps polling officer, another candidate thrashes voter 1 week ago

    Srinagar: BJP candidate from Jammu & Kashmir's Shopian constituency Javed Ahmad Qadri on Sunday allegedly thrashed a voter inside a polling station. Qadri thrashed an unidentified man in presence of the polling staff inside the polling station at Moochwad in south Kashmir Shopian district claiming that he had entered the booth...
  • Jammu and Kashmir elections: NC, PDP in a close contest in both Shopian and Wachi 1 week ago

    Shopian: The twin constituencies of Shopian and Wachi will vote along with 16 other seats of Jammu and Kashmir in the fourth phase of Assembly elections on December 14. Situated in South Kashmir Valley, both the seats are in Shopian district which is famous for its apples and walnuts, and...
  • J&K elections: Next government depends on 4th phase; Mufti, Omar, 3 other ministers in the fray December 13, 2014

    Srinagar: As many as 14.73 lakh voters will get to decide the fate of 182 candidates, including chief ministerial candidates of arch-rivals National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Speaker and three ministers, who are in the fray in 18 constituencies in the...
  • 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...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees December 12, 2014

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • CIA director defends the US Senate torture report on al-Qaeda suspects December 12, 2014

    After several countries condemned the US Senate torture report by the CIA on al-Qaeda suspects, CIA director John Brennan has defended their actions. He however did admit that in some cases the methods used were abhorrent. ...
  • J&K elections: Riding high on Mufti Sayeed's popularity, PDP eyes all 6 seats in Anantnag December 12, 2014

    Anantnag: Situated to the south of Srinagar, Anantnag district like other parts of Kashmir Valley is surrounded by lofty mountains with crystal clear streams flowing through the region. Even on a winter morning, Anantnag town's Lal Chowk and Reshi Bazar are teeming with people and shops are open even as...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah slams NC, PDP, Congress for 'lack of development' in J&K December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the ruling National Conference (NC)-Congress government in Jammu and Kashmir as well as on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleging that the funds being sent by the Centre were not reaching the people of the state. However,...
  • CIA misled public on torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. ...
  • Will stay away from IPL meetings if allowed to contest BCCI elections, Srinivasan to SC December 10, 2014

    BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that if he is re-elected to the cricket body, he would stay away from IPL governing council till a proposed committee decides on the question of conflict of interest involving him and his IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings. Srinivasan in an...
  • CIA misled White House about brutal torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    Washington: The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. The Senate Intelligence Committee's five-year review of 6.3 million pages...
  • J&K elections: Despite spurt in terror attacks, 3rd phase records 58 pc voter turnout December 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Notwithstanding the spurt in terror attacks and election boycott call given by separatists, third phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in 16 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable voter turnout. Several seats, including Uri constituency - where eight Army personnel, three policemen and six foreign terrorists...
  • Strike call, restrictions cripple normal life across Kashmir as PM Modi visits Srinagar December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Normal life was on Monday crippled due to a strike called by separatists and curfew like restrictions imposed by the authorities in the Kashmir valley following Prime Minister Narendar Modi's visit to Srinagar to address a rally at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium. Unprecedented security arrangements have been made in the entire...
  • Sikhs in Kashmir claim that they are the most neglected community, attack state, Centre December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: "We have never faced any problem here. No local Kashmiri Muslim troubled us or treated us like unwanted people. The 'Kashmiriyat' is very strong. But, the state government and the Centre have been very unkind to us. For them the Sikhs in Kashmir don't exist. The entire focus is...
  • 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...
  • J&K polls: Srinagar turned into a fortified fortress ahead of Modi's rally on Monday December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: With less than 24 hours left for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir to address an election rally at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in Srinagar, the entire city has been turned into a fortified fortress. Even though security forces are already on high alert...
  • J&K polls: Terror attack shocks Uri people, fear government will shift focus from development December 7, 2014

    Uri(Kashmir): "I used to travel to Karachi and Rawalpindi via Uri before 1947. Nothing has changed since then. Everything looks the same except the huge presence of army. It is a very underdeveloped area. No tourist visits this place" says an 85 years old taxi driver from Srinagar Gulam Mohammed....
  • Jaitley's remarks contrary to historical facts of Kashmir dispute, far from reality, alleges Hurriyat December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Questioning Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and borders cannot be redrawn, both the factions of Hurriyat Conference said that that his remarks are contrary to political and historical facts of Kashmir dispute and far from reality. Alleging that 'stubbornness' of...
  • Omar reiterates his stand, says will not rest until AFSPA is revoked from J&K December 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Reiterating his stand on controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that National Conference (NC) would not rest until the Act is not completely revoked from Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing election rallies in Tral, Uri and Baramulla in north Kashmir, Omar said,...
  • PM Modi's 'Mission Kashmir' wins perception battle in the 'land of saffron' December 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has achieved something which no other BJP leader in the past was able to achieve. He has made the BJP a visible party in Kashmir. The BJP had no existence in the Kashmir valley before this. It was known as a 'letter head' party with...
  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani's J&K election boycott call resonates in his hometown Sopore December 3, 2014

    Sopore: This is the hometown of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who is a strong advocate of "azadi" in Kashmir valley. Voting will take place in Sopore in the third phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly along with 15 other seats but the constituency is unlikely to see large...
  • 71% voting in the second phase of J&K elections but slight dip in the valley December 2, 2014

    Srinagar: Just like the first phase, voters on December 2 came out in large numbers ignoring the boycott call given by separatist leaders and cold weather conditions to exercise their franchise in 18 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. Several seats recorded a remarkable voter turnout, continuing the positive trend set...
  • 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...