Friday, Dec 19, 2014

BASHAARAT MASOOD

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HOW J&K VOTED 49 %
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

It was an improvement on the 45% recorded in 2008.

Fourth phase to seal fate of Omar Abdullah, Mufti Sayeed
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

The people of south Kashmir will also decide the fate of two Congress ministers Ghulam Ahmad Mir and Peerzada Mohammad Saeed.

BJP’s much-hyped entry changing J&K ‘boycott’ politics
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Increased turnout in Tral, Sopore to prevent BJP win

Boycott vs ballot, Omar vs Nazir Ahmad, the contests today
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

Several of the seats voting are in separatist strongholds, prompting a boycott-wary Election Commission into clustering a number of booths.

Clear Pakistan link to Uri attack, militants highly trained: Army
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

Says attackers were looking for civilian targets

2011 death of NC activist now becomes election issue
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Yousuf had been accused of taking money from party leaders in exchange for posts.

5 times 5 or more
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Five sitting Jammu & Kashmir MLAs are seeking at least a fifth victory, including two who have had unbroken runs. Basharaat Masood reports

Handwara sees tough battle between Lone, Choudhary
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

71% turnout in voting at 18 constituencies

Improve ties with Pak for progress, says Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

At the rally, Mufti also took a dig at BJP saying his party would “act as a fortress to defend the distinct identity” of Jammu and Kashmir.

He spells out his ambition: ‘This power will rule state’
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

A meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made Lone the target of his opponents while the candidate himself is trying to use it to his advantage.

Waiting for a dry run
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Nearly 3 months after the Srinagar floods, more than 15,000 cars are at workshops needing repairs, mechanics and spare parts.

PDP manifesto promises to pursue ‘self rule’
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Outlining the basics of self rule, PDP has promised closer ties across the Line of Control by making borders irrelevant.

J&K polls: BJP promises seats for Kashmiri Pandits, voting rights for refugees from Pakistan
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

The BJP has of late softened its stand on Article 370, which grants the state a special status.

In rallying Kashmiri Pandits, BJP alienates some of them
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Though the party is contesting from 32 seats in Kashmir, and has fielded four Pandit candidates, none of those are people who chose to stay back.

Jammu and Kashmir: From boycott to ballot, the swing
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

The turnout statewide was over 71 per cent.

Youth held for throwing grenade at PDP rally
Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Police identified the detained youth as Naushad Ahmad Ganai, a resident of Augam village in Kulgam.

J&K Polls: In Beerwah, Omar hopes removal of Army firing range will bring in votes
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Omar Abdullah is banking on the demilitarisation of Tosa Maidan and the creation of administrative units to impress the voters in Beerwah

J&K CM says his party won’t support those against Art 370
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

On possible alliance with BJP, Omar said he was contesting the assembly elections to win a mandate on his own.

Blow to National Conference as its south Kashmir face Mehboob Beg pulls out
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Mehboob Beg said the NC announced his candidature in the fifth list as if they were “in doubt” about it.

BJP’s woman face in Valley seeks votes for change
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Hina is, however, banking on “vote for change”. Ironically she sells the BJP in the name of Babri Masjid.

J&K Police gags its personnel: Don’t criticise on social media
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

The circular has drawn the attention of the personnel towards the J&K Government Employees (conduct) Rules, 1971.

BJP candidates in Valley reject party line on Article 370
Sat, Nov 15, 2014

The BJP candidate from Kangan, Nazir Raina, said the Article 370 was the link that bound Kashmir and India.

Police mute voice of J&K separatists
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

The separatists say that by denying them a level playing field, the government has conceded defeat.

Express Exclusive: ‘When I close my eyes, I see Faisal’s body on the steering wheel of the car’
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Basim Ahmad Bhat, was in a car with his 4 friends when they were fired upon by armymen. He survived unhurt to tell this story.

Srinagar shooting: ‘They went to buy curtain rings… were killed by Army’
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

Separatists condemned the killings and called for a shutdown on Wednesday as a mark of protest.

ISIS attempt to ‘lure’ Muslim youth on top cops’ agenda
Tue, Nov 04, 2014

The agenda assumes significance following reports that some Indian Muslims may have joined ISIS to fight in Iraq and Syria.

Instagram row: DIG’s actions to be probed
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

The pictures, which went viral on social networking websites, evoked angry reactions from people across the state.

J&K DIG’s son posts photos of ‘Dad & I’ enjoying perks of power
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Instagram album: Man helping DIG put on shoes, armed guard as caddie.

We worked overtime, says govt that Omar Abdullah called paralysed
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

The state government also provided its initial assessment of losses, pegging it at 100 thousand crore rupees.

Srinagar limps back to life, focus shifts on state govt’s failure
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

After the floods, Omar and his administration was missing for more than 15 days.

Srinagar limps back to normalcy
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Some shopkeepers opened their shops after 10 days. Others sifted through merchandise to gauge losses.

If we wait for the govt, we will only find bodies: Flood victims
Thu, Sep 11, 2014

No help from authorities, civilians take up rescue work.

‘Can I bury him here?’ he asks, holding out a bag with son’s body
Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Shocked rescue workers hurriedly arrange for a funeral, burying the infant in a wet corner.

J&K floods: Thousands of residential areas still submerged under water; Air India keeps aircrafts on standby
Tue, Sep 09, 2014

With no communication the roads leading to Srinagar disconnected, little help is coming from outside.

Flooded with SOS calls, officials in Srinagar throw up their hands
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

Even as the water level of the Jhelum crossed the danger mark, there was no warning from the government.

A city used to shutdowns steps into the deluge
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

The Srinagar office of The Indian Express is housed in a shopping arcade which lies on the banks of the Jhelum.