Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

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Crediting us for peaceful polls ‘ridiculous’: Hurriyat
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Hurriyat equated the CM’s statement to a “person held hostage with his hand, feet and mouth tied and then to thank him for his cooperation and silence”.

Explained: Identity crisis
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Bashaarat Masood explains controversy surrounding West Pakistan refugees in J&K.

Lone: PDP held out till last minute
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

It was on late Saturday finally that Lone, the BJP’s first ally in Kashmir, was informed about his inclusion in the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, Omar Abdullah skips oath-taking, not name-taking
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Omar Abdullah chose to skip the swearing-in of the new government on Sunday. Then, after the first congratulatory message, the former chief minister spent his day taking digs at it. His first tweet said, “Congratulations to Mufti Mohd Syed Sb on assuming the office of CM of J&K. I wish you all the very best […]

Don’t let victims’ kin see report: CBI to court
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

1993 Sopore Massacre Case: The TADA court in Srinagar asked CBI to produce the investigation report before it.

Town in the middle hopes for new start: ‘It’s time to move forward’
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

There are voices from both in favour of the coalition, at the same time they talk about climbdown of the opposite.

In J&K coalition in the making, who’s who
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Mir Ehsan, Bashaarat Masood & Arun Sharma look at PDP & BJP leaders set for key roles in new govt.

J&K govt formation: PDP, BJP talks in decisive phase
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

PDP leadership is unwilling to “both compromise or be seen as compromising” on Art. 370, AFSPA and Western Pakistan refugees.

Council polls: PDP set to contest 6 seats, BJP 5
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Fear of losing Valley seat forced PDP, BJP to intensify govt formation talks.

As India, Pakistan clash on cricket pitch, DGP asks cops to stay alert in J&K
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

“There have been instances in the past that students indulged in ransacking and even resorted to anti-national sloganeering during such matches,” DGP Rajendra said.

J&K: Gallantry award-winning Army Colonel MN Rai killed in encounter with militants
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Colonel M M Rai, commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, and a policeman were killed in the gunbattle at Mindora village of Tral.

Demands, offers, yet home long way away
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

According to relief commissioner, only one family in south Kashmir used the scheme to return.

Jammu and Kashmir encounter: Two Jaish-e-Mohammed militants killed in Sopore
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

In past three days, the security forces have killed eight militants in three separate operations.

Separatists break silence over possible PDP-BJP alliance, say will fight tooth and nail against it
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

It said that Hurriyat will fight against any attempt aimed at eroding the special status of J&K or its demographic change

Tracking transition 2014: Bringing J&K closer
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

The Srinagar-Banihal four-laning of NH 1A was to be completed in June 2014 but is delayed.

PDP starts to see ‘virtue’ in alliance with BJP
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Sources said the MLAs were divided on the question of an alliance with the BJP .

BJP’s aggressive tie-up bid unnerves MLAs of NC, PDP
Fri, Dec 26, 2014

Legislators have switched off phones to avoid the media but are speaking out at party meetings.

MLA denies offering support to BJP
Thu, Dec 25, 2014

Speaking to The Indian Express, Yasin denied the report and said he was misquoted by the news agency.

J&K election result: Who to go with is the question for PDP and its ageing patriarch
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

PDP with 28 is followed by BJP with 25 and if Sajad Lone’s two seats are added, they together number 55.

BJP’s Kashmir hopes rest on Sajad’s two seats
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Lone's Peoples Conference won two out of five seats in Kupwara.

Seven players who could be game changers
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Seen as closer to BJP, Gupta can join hands with the party if they fall short of required numbers.

BJP’s Kashmir hopes rest on Sajad Gani Lone’s two seats
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

The BJP had not fielded a candidate against Lone and many of his other party candidates in north Kashmir.

J&K results: Will take time in exploring possibilities, says PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

"We are not in a hurry to cobble up numbers. Will explore possibilities to give a credible govt," said Mehbooba.

Modi rally leaves J&K’s only cricket ground damaged
Sun, Dec 21, 2014

The BJP said they are not responsible for what happened to the ground.

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.