Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

MIR EHSAN

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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.

The would-be-again chief ministers, in seats familiar and new
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The NC campaign has been vigorous but the voter hasn’t forgotten the floods.

From stage where PM spoke, Mufti gives BJP a lesson in secular tradition
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

He said his daughter Mehbooba mocks him for spending time in Jammu because the PDP will get nothing there.

Sonia calls Modi, BJP ‘habitual liars’ who don’t keep promises
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

‘What promise hadn’t they made... that they’d turn earth into heaven’.

Four days after attack Uri villagers come out to vote
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

When the EVM machine was sealed at 5 pm, around 800 of the 924 votes had been polled.

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.

Two Hindu-majority villages ‘not interested’ in BJP
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

Uri has being represented by a Congress MLA for the last two terms.

Indian Army finds food packets with ‘markings used in Pakistan’; night vision goggles also recovered
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

The Army said they recovered canned packets of keema stew, chicken achari, chicken karahi and almonds from the the six militants.

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.

Ahead of PM Modi J&K visit, militants kill eight Armymen, three policemen in Uri encounter
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

The multiple attacks took place just two days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rallies at Srinagar and Anantnag.

‘Proud that my son laid down his life for country’
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Shafi, first CRPF man from Valley killed by Naxals, laid to rest