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Policeman posted at J&K minister’s house runs away with two rifles
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Pandit had recently been posted to the minister’s house by the security wing of the police.

Congress revamps its state unit in J&K, announces team of 88
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

The party has nominated 64 member executive body in which most of the senior party leaders have been included.

Army Goodwill Schools reopen after winter break in Kashmir Valley under high security
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Even police have been taken into confidence and asked to identify the loopholes if any in the security of these schools.

Masarat Alam skips Pak Day function
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Alam was released on March 7 after serving 54 months in prison.

Jammu & Kashmir: Landslides in valley claim one
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Nearly 1600-1700 vehicles are stranded on the National Highway due to a 'number of landslides'.

Takes back order on J&K flag display
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

According to Delhi agreement of 1952, J&K flag had the same sanctity and position as the Union flag.

Machil encounter: Sixth Armyman gets life sentence
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

This comes after the Northern Command returned the conviction file in the Machil fake encounter case.

J&K govt orders constitutional authorities to honour state flag along with national flag
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

The order states, state flag shall always be hoisted jointly on the buildings housing Constitutional Institutions.

J&K opposition raises questions over CM Mufti Sayeed’s oath
Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Mufti did not read, “I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the state as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India.”

Upset over portfolio, Lone skips office, drops security
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Though Lone has not formally resigned, sources said he surrendered all facilities available to a cabinet minister, including vehicle and security.

New J&K Cong chief has his task cut out — hit the streets against govt
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

The two-time state minister said time has come for the PDP and the BJP to fulfil the promises they made before the elections.

2 years after his hanging, Afzal Guru continues to be a political slogan for parties
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

First Congress legislators and now PDP legislators have sought the mortal remains of Afzal Guru.

J&K govt formation: PDP against inducting Lone in cabinet
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Sajad was tipped to be given an important portfolio under the BJP quota.

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.

Jammu and Kashmir deal done: New partners PDP, BJP step over divide
Sun, Feb 22, 2015

The agenda of alliance between the two parties seems heavily tilted towards the BJP.

Meet Sofi Yusuf, who will be BJP’s first Kashmiri Muslim lawmaker
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

The BJP and PDP are contesting jointly the polls for 11 seats in the upper House of the state legislature.

Curfew in Kupwara after clashes over ‘custodial death’
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Officials said the curfew was imposed to maintain law and order situation in the town.

Police blamed for killing 22-year-old in custody at Kupwara
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

The man was killed in the police custody and now the police is trying to give this case a different twist.

Two officers killed as Army chopper crashes in J&K
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

The officers, a pilot and a co-pilot, who died in the crash have been identified as Lt Col Rajesh Gulati and Major Tahir Khan.

Pak driver held on drug charges, LoC trade suspended
Sun, Feb 08, 2015

After arrest, Pakistan refuses to let 50 Indian drivers return to Kashmir.

Rajya Sabha polls: Ex-CM Omar Abdullah asks secular parties to vote for Ghulam Nabi Azad
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Omar Abdullah termed the BJP-PDP alliance as 'opportunistic and unholy.'

PDP’s Baig under attack for refugee remark
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

The National Conference termed the PDP MP’s remarks as “absurd”.

J&K government formation: Mufti to be CM, deputy from BJP, say sources
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Governor rule was imposed in J&K, 11 days ahead of the deadline given to both the PDP & BJP for govt formation.

‘Cops tried to frame me, but NIA knew I was innocent’
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Held for being HM man, Liaquat got NIA clean chit Saturday

‘Govt couldn’t rehabilitate 30 families, how can they bring back thousands?’
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

25 years since Kashmiri Pandits left their homes, The Indian Express tracks families who returned.

Omar Abdullah writes to J&K Governer, offers support to PDP for govt formation
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

NC formally offered support to PDP in a letter to N N Vohra for forming a govt that could break the logjam of over three weeks.

It’s something Narendra Nath Vohra has handled earlier
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

In 2008, Vohra was appointed the J&K Governor, replacing S K Sinha.

PDP, BJP talks stuck, Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu-Kashmir
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Unable to form alliance, parties blame each other; final decision may be taken only by Feb-end.

Beig meets Ram Madhav, pushes hard for PDP-BJP alliance
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

Beig is trying hard to get the substantial chunk of PDP leaders to back his idea.

Alliance on the cards? Governor Vohra invites PDP, BJP for govt formation talks
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

While PDP has secured 28 seats, BJP bagged 25 in the elections to the 87-member state Assembly.

Jammu and Kashmir: Split wide open on religion, region
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

The BJP swept the Hindu-dominated Jammu region, winning 25 of 37 seats.

Party improves tally in Valley
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

While all its three ministers from the Valley lost, it managed to win four seats in Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir poll results: CM Omar Abdullah loses Sonawar to PDP, wins from Beerwah
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

CM loses Sonawar, wins with a narrow margin in Beerwah; National Conference loses ground in Srinagar, Baramulla.

No tie-up with BJP, Cong too far off: CM Omar Abdullah
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

He also cited the 2010 summer unrest and no progress in repealing AFSPA as a few regrets during his rule.

Two potential CMs, a vote for or against either
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Anantnag’s turnout was significant even in areas where it is traditionally low.

BJP’s Hina ‘slaps’ poll officer, stirs row with her Salahuddin remark
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

The presiding officer alleged that Bhat and her supporters captured the booth for 15 minutes.