Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

MIR EHSAN

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The shift from bureaucracy to candidacy in J&K
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Two former commissioner secretaries, a retired IG of police and three officers are among a dozen or so former govt officials who are contesting the JK polls.

Dynastic Dozen: The 12 J-K sons and daughters
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Look at 12 J&K candidates who are sons or daughters of veteran politicians.

One candidate, one seat, two parties
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

BJP leaders now say it was a printing error, but Malik's name was still on the party’s website in the evening.

Omar Abdullah dig at Congress: It’s only taking credit for good things
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Omar also criticised the Congress, coalition partner in the present government, for trying to discredit the NC.

Amid rush for tickets, a spate of switchovers
Sat, Nov 15, 2014

The two were reportedly angry over their parties fielding someone else from their respective constituencies.

Father of Machil victim: We had lost hope of getting justice, now punish others
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Shahzad’s wife Jabeen said that after her husband’s death she had only one aim - to get the guilty soldiers and civilians punished.

Five Armymen get life for Machil deaths
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

In April, 2010, army had said it had killed three infiltrators claiming they were Pakistani militants.

Daughter’s marriage a ‘liability’ for Congress nominee
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Bhat, who recently joined Congress, categorised his daughter’s marriage as a liablity while declaring his assets in the nomination papers.

Project Kashmir: BJP’s most ambitious goal ever
Sun, Nov 09, 2014

Mir Ehsan on how the BJP is working its way towards its most ambitious goal ever — small party by small party, Independent by Independent.

Two days after Budgam killings, Army shifts forces
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

This is the second such incident at Chattergam involving Army personnel from the same unit.

J&K: Two days after killing, Army shifts its forces
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

The killings had triggered protests across Srinagar with locals demanding removal of the Army camp from the area.

3 Muslims and a Buddhist in BJP’s second J&K list of 4
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

The second list was announced by BJP's national general secretary J P Nadda.

Cong J&K list ‘almost ready’, most sitting MLAs and ministers likely to be retained
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

The two prominent faces of the party in J&K, Soz and Ghulam Nabi Azad, will not contest the elections.

J&K: 2 killed as Armymen fire at car
Tue, Nov 04, 2014

Protest in victims’ village, cops register case against jawans

13 Muslims in BJP’s J&K list of 45
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

The party has given a chance to many fresh candidates

BJP’s Ram Madhav in Kashmir to cobble together a post-poll alliance
Sun, Nov 02, 2014

Madhav's visits are being attributed to strengthen the footprints of BJP in Kashmir and winning allies for the party.

Omar leaves home turf
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Omar has abandoned his family bastion and decided to contest from two constituencies - Sonwar and Beerwah.

BJP gets ready for Modi visit, Cong may stay away
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Modi will reach Srinagar in the afternoon and meet delegations of several political parties and members of civil society groups.

Srinagar: Policeman injured during stone-pelting on Eid succumbs to injuries
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

According to officials and relatives, Ahmad had suffered grievous head injuries and slipped into coma.

89 cr disbursed as interim relief to flood-affected families: J&K govt
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

“2849 families of Srinagar district who lost their houses totally in the floods have been distributed interim relief," said a spokesman.

Poll panel in J&K, no call on election yet
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The EC team sought information about election preparations from the deputy commissioners (DCs) and SSPs.

All except NC want polls, EC team heads to Valley today
Sat, Oct 18, 2014

BJP spokesperson Khalid Jehangir said his party was also ready for polls.

Sonia, Rahul meet J&K flood victims, promise help
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Rahul said the party shares the grief of the people and has been helping them since the floods hit the Valley.

4 militants killed in encounter near LoC
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Last month, the Army claimed to have killed nine militants in a big operation in the neighboring Keran sector.

Lack of pumps keeps Srinagar inundated
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Minister of State for Flood Control Nazir Gurezi through radio announcements had assured that dewatering has already started.

A hospital on Srinagar’s outskirts is nursing home for hundreds
Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Volunteers from North Kashmir arranged blood pouches for the critically ill.

Three cousins take 354-km journey to rescue aunt, niece
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

On Monday, after travelling 50 km, they had to return from the outskirts as “there was water everywhere”.

Several parts still under water, Srinagar says Omar govt not doing enough
Sat, Sep 13, 2014

"It is seventh day, but the government is not visible, people are still stuck in their homes," said a flood victim, whose relatives are struck at Bemina.

Govt fails to plug Jhelum breaches, residents forced to rough it across
Sat, Sep 13, 2014

River water recedes, but breaches in bank keep large area inundated

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.

J&K floods: Worst flood in 60 years claims 150 lives in J&K; PM Modi calls it a ‘national disaster’, IAF intensifies relief operations
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

The state is facing the worst floods in the last 60 years. Over 11,000 people have been rescued so far.

J&K Floods: PM Narendra Modi to visit the state today as floods leave death, damage
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

Floods: 107 dead, thousands homeless, army says situation as grim as in Uttarakhand last year.

‘Unprecedented’ rainfall takes J&K toll to over 100, roads, power down
Sat, Sep 06, 2014

Thousands have been rendered homeless, with more than 25,000 villages submerged and the loss to property and crops running into hundreds of crores.

J&K floods: Army launches operation to rescue 9 jawans after boat capsizes; Rajnath Singh monitors situation
Sat, Sep 06, 2014

At least 88 people have lost their lives due to massive floods in the state.

In J&K, a new trend of locally trained militants
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

According to police sources, 15 to 18 home trained rebels have been recently recruited by militant outfits.

Kupwara: Soldier killed in op against militants
Sun, Aug 31, 2014

So far the Army has not revealed the identity of the slain militants.