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  • J&K election: PDP demolishes NC citadel, wins 5 out of 8 seats in Srinagar district Yesterday

    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...
  • Snapshot: Migratory birds spotted at Srinagar's Dal Lake 2 days ago

    As Srinagar freezes at minus 1.8 degree Celsius, a flock of migratory birds was spotted at Dal Lake on Monday morning. ...
  • Assembly elections: Voter turnout dips to 49 per cent in J&K, Jharkhand records 61 per cent voting December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In the fourth phase of polling on Sunday, while voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir dipped to 49 per cent as compared with the earlier three phases, Jharkhand recorded a relatively decent turnout with 61 per cent voting in the Naxal-affected constituencies. The voting in the two states...
  • Assembly elections: overall 49 per cent polling registered in J&K December 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Defying separatists' boycott call and chilly weather, voters came out in good numbers on Sunday to record a 49 per cent turnout in the fourth and penultimate phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections that involved 18 seats. The polling in the four districts--Srinagar, Anantnag,...
  • J&K Assembly elections: FIR registered against BJP's Shopian candidate for thrashing a voter December 14, 2014

    Srinagar: An FIR has been registered against the BJP candidate from Shopian Javed Aahmad Qadri who got into a brawl with a voter Srinagar on Sunday. Qadri allegedly thrashed the voter inside a polling station in Jammu and Kashmir. Qadri thrashed an unidentified person in presence of the polling staff...
  • Srinagar: Despite boycott calls, terror threats, voters upbeat about polls December 13, 2014

    Despite boycott calls and threat from terrorists, voters in Jammu and Kashmir are upbeat about the elections. "Everything is going on very smoothly. And I can say, what I have experienced in the last few years, the people are going to come out on their own, not by force," say...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Two car-borne youth throw acid at a college girl in Srinagar December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: A college girl studying law was attacked by two car borne youth with acid in downtown Srinagar on Thursday. The girl's face has reportedly suffered some burn injuries, police said. The hunt to nab the culprits is on. The girl has been taken to a hospital for treatment. More information...
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu first BJP leader to address rally in downtown Srinagar December 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday became the first BJP leader to address an election rally in downtown Srinagar, a hotbed of stone-pelting in the recent past, and wooed voters in his inimitable style. Sidhu, who is campaigning for BJP candidates in Kashmir Valley, addressed a poll rally...
  • J&K polls: Invisible native Christians, least talked about and most neglected December 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar has two churches - Holy Family Catholic Church on Maulana Azad road and the Protestant's All Saints Church near Sher-E-Kashmir cricket stadium. These churches look almost invisible most part of the year and come alive during the Christmas in December. But, this time there...
  • Development only path to solve problems ailing J&K: Modi December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invoked his mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas' again and said development is the only path to solve all the problems of Jammu and Kashmir. He also invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ideas of communal harmony, humanity and democracy to share...
  • J&K: Big day for BJP as a party PM visits state after 11 years December 8, 2014

    It is a big day for the Bharatiya Janata Party as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. A Bharatiya Janata Party prime minister will visit the state after 11 years. He will give tribute to soldiers who were killed during the Friday's terror attack. ...
  • J&K polls: Security tightened ahead of PM Modi's rallies today December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Security has been tightened in Jammu and Kashmir as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address two rallies in the state on Monday. The rallies come just three days after terrorists attacked the four towns of Jammu and Kashmir leaving 11 security personnel dead. He will be addressing a...
  • 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: Massive fire breaks out in Srinagar, no casualties so far December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: A massive fire broke out in a market in Srinagar on Saturday night. The fire engulfed the Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar and nearly half a dozen shops were gutted due to the fire. Due to narrow lanes, it took time for fire tenders to reach the spot....
  • Kashmir: My father sacrificed his life for the country, says martyr's daughter December 6, 2014

    A day after terror strikes rocked Kashmir Valley, family of slain policeman Mohammad Akbar, who was killed in encounter, say that he sacrificed his life for the nation. The martyr's daughter said, "My father sacrificed his life for the country. He was the sole bread earner in the family. My...
  • Kashmir terror attacks: Army Chief pays tribute to martyrs December 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday paid respects to security force personnel who lost their lives fighting terrorists in Kashmir by laying wreaths on their coffins at a sombre ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment in Srinagar. General Suhag said the attack on Uri camp in north Kashmir's...
  • Terrorists target 4 towns in Kashmir before third phase of J&K elections, 21 killed December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a bloody and black Friday with terrorists stepping up attacks across the valley, just four days before polling is scheduled to be held for the third phase in the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in 16 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, where a very high voter...
  • J&K: Foreigners terrorists who attacked Army fortification in Uri were heavily armed December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: The group of six foreign terrorists who attacked an Army fortification in Uri sector of Jammu & Kashmir early on Friday morning were well equipped and heavily armed. After a gun battle that killed all the six terrorists, the Army seized six AK rifles with 55 Magazines, two...
  • Four terror strikes in less than 12 hours in Jammu and Kashmir; Uri, Srinagar, Shopian and Tral targeted December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: It has been a testing day for Jammu and Kashmir with four terror strikes in different parts of the state. In the first encounter that lasted for nearly 12 hours, security forces successfully killed all six terrorists who tried to enter an Army fortification in the Uri sector. However,...
  • J&K: Encounter breaks out in Soura area of Srinagar, one terrorist killed December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: A terrorist has been killed in a fierce encounter that took place in Srinagar's Soura area on Friday. There are continuous terrorist attacks taking place in Jammu and Kashmir since Friday morning. First encounter started in the Mohura area of Uri at around 3 am on Friday morning when...
  • Pakistan need to accept that boundaries can't be rewritten: Jaitley December 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said Pakistan should understand once and forever that boundaries between nations cannot be rewritten now. Addressing a gathering of local civil society and intellectuals in Srinagar, Jaitley said: "Pakistan needs to understand once and forever that boundaries between nations cannot be rewritten now." "Those few...
  • J&K polls: 195 candidates file nominations for 4th phase November 26, 2014

    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...
  • Srinagar: Locals pelt stones on policemen in Maisuma November 25, 2014

    Srinagar: While 15 constituencies voted in the first phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, violence broke out in Maisuma area of Srinagar on Monday evening. Local residents pelted stones at policemen after they rounded up few anti-social elements ahead of elections in the region. It has to be noted that...
  • Army Chief on visit to J&K to review security situation November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is undertaking a visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to review the security situation there as the first phase of polling goes underway. Suhag will begin his tour of the state from Srinagar. He is expected to be back in the national...
  • Jammu & Kashmir: 24 years on, a mother still awaits her son picked up by the Army November 24, 2014

    Srinagar: More than two-and-a-half decades ago as Kashmir Valley was burning and its people were caught in the crossfire between security forces on one side and terrorists on the other, another crisis was beginning to fuel the fire. With the Indian government going all out to crush terror groups at any...
  • J&K elections: Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    Srinagar: The stage is set for the first of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers, are among 123 candidates trying their luck in 15 constituencies that will go to polls on Tuesday in all three regions of the state. While six constituencies...
  • Flood-hit Kashmiris battle cold, hunger; vent their ire on Omar Abdullah government November 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Anger, frustration and helplessness - these are writ large on the faces of those who suffered massively during the 2014 Kashmir floods. Many victims not only lost their belongings but some also saw their houses come down like a pack of cards as an angry Jhelum broke its banks...
  • J&K: Clashes between NC, PDP workers in Kulgam during filing of nominations November 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Clashes erupted on Thursday between People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference workers in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. Clashes took place when nominations for the state assembly elections were being filed. The incident occurred at the district collector's office. ...