Monday, Dec 22, 2014

MIR EHSAN

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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

Langate seat holds key to new party’s future
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

During these six years, Rashid, a former JKPCC engineer, spent most of his time in the constituency and highlighted human rights issues.

Cong, BJP modify agendas, PDP and NC share plank
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

PDP has pledged it will strengthen Article 370 if it wins the elections.

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

The turnout statewide was over 71 per cent.

In Kargil, a Shia group vs another
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Both organisations represent Shia Muslims, who are 90 per cent of the population; the electorate is 59,440.

Test for NC in seat Omar relinquished
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Omar campaigned extensively in the constituency and reminded people of the projects given to Ganderbal during his tenure.

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.