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J-K parties welcome India-Pakistan agreement on ceasefire along LoC

February 25, 2021 3:16 pm

"We welcome it and hope that the statement will be followed in letter & spirit. JKNC has always been a strong supporter of the ceasefire along the LoC," the party said in a statement.

Mehbooba re-elected PDP chief: ‘If cops want to arrest me for what I’m doing, so be it’

February 23, 2021 2:06 am

Monday’s election for the PDP president was first since the party underwent a split and several top leaders, including some former state ministers, joined hands to form the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party, which is backed by BJP-led Union government.

Mehbooba claims police not allowing her to visit family of 'militant' killed in Srinagar encounter

February 13, 2021 3:16 pm

Mehbooba claimed the gate of her house was locked and additional security forces were put outside it to stop her from leaving the residence.

J&K: PDP leader Waheed Parra granted bail in terror case

January 09, 2021 8:48 pm

Parra was arrested in connection with a case relating to Hizbul Mujahideen militant Naveed Babu and DySP Davinder Singh.

Night before DDC counting, several leaders detained in J&K

December 22, 2020 8:06 am

A dozen people had been injured in clashes at different places in Mendhar during the eighth phase of DDC polls on Saturday.

PDP's Waheed Parra remanded in 15-day NIA custody

November 27, 2020 5:13 pm

Parra, who was instrumental in the revival of the PDP in south Kashmir, especially in militancy-infested Pulwama, was picked by NIA after his name allegedly surfaced during investigations into the case of suspended DySP Davinder Singh.

Days after he entered DDC polls, PDP youth chief held in terror case

November 26, 2020 6:59 am

“Today, NIA arrested Waheed ur Rehman Parra... in connection with Naveed Babu/Devinder Singh case for supporting Hizbul Mujahideen in conspiracy with the other accused persons,” an NIA statement said.

J&K: Hurt by Mehbooba Mufti's remark on tricolour, three PDP leaders quit party

October 27, 2020 1:10 am

Mehbooba on Friday had said she was not interested in contesting elections or holding the tricolour till the constitutional changes enforced on August 5 last year were rolled back.

Jammu and Kashmir: ED quizzes Farooq Abdullah, NC and PDP say vendetta

October 20, 2020 4:19 am

The ED action, which came days after political parties of Jammu and Kashmir came together to announce a united struggle for the restoration of Article 370, evoked angry reactions in the Valley.

First meeting since Aug 5 last year: Senior PDP leaders meet, seek release of all political detainees

September 22, 2020 9:55 am

All the party’s senior leaders and functionaries attended the meeting at the party headquarters and resolved that they will “fight to restore the dignity and rights of people that were snatched illegally from us, would continue to struggle for the resolution of the larger cause of J&K”, a party statement said.


After being released from detention, here is how Mehbooba Mufti spent her day

October 14, 2020 5:28 pm

Mufti, along with the entire separatist and mainstream leadership, was detained by the J&K Police on August 5 last year; the day the Centre abrogated Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and downgraded the state into two Union Territories.

Kashmiris brave cold weather to cast vote in phase 3 of polling in J-K

December 10, 2014 8:54 am

The phase three polling began in Jammu and Kashmir amid high security. Polling is taking place in the Valley in the backdrop of recent militant attacks.


‘Why does a boy pick up the gun? It’s not about Burhan Wani... need to address idea behind him’

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

In this edition of Idea Exchange, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti dismisses any future alliance with the BJP, asserts that there has to be some dialogue with separatists and also acknowledges that Pakistan is important in resolving the Kashmir crisis.

Why isn’t BJP-PDP forming govt. in J&K: Omar

February 25, 2016 7:00 am

Srinagar (J&K), Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the delay by the BJP-PDP alliance in forming the government in the state, in spite of having good numbers in the assembly. Talking about the present Governor Rule in the state, Abdullah said the rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.

BJP trying to form govt. in J&K: Ravinder Raina

February 16, 2016 10:44 am

Jammu, Feb 16 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravinder Raina on Tuesday asserted that the party is trying to re-establish government in Jammu and Kashmir, adding that BJP-PDP coalition had never broken following the demise of former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Raina further stated that the saffron party is committed to work towards bringing peace in the Valley. Jammu and Kashmir has been put under Governor's rule since January 8.

BJP to hold discussion with PDP on Govt formation: Nirmal Singh

January 13, 2016 11:11 am

Jammu, Jan 13 (ANI): Following the demise of chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Wednesday said the BJP will first hold talks with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before any final decision are made regarding the formation of the state government. Singh further emphasised that PDP would soon take a call on the matter and expressed faith that the outcome would be positive.

Sonia Gandhi meets Mehbooba Mufti

January 10, 2016 1:21 pm

Srinagar, Jan 10 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi, J&K former chief minister and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday met People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti at her residence to express condolence on the demise of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.Azad stated that Sonia Gandhi had come to offer prayer and condolences to the family and party of late Chief Minister Mufti. He added that Sonia Gandhi visited Mehbooba Mufti for the long association former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed shared with the Congress Party.

Gadkari meets Mehbooba, offers condolence

January 10, 2016 1:21 pm

Srinagar, Jan 10 (ANI): Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday met People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti at her residence.The minister said he had come on behalf of the Indian Government and his party to offer condolences on the demise of Chief Minister (CM) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. He further said that he had met the late CM around a month ago and had a conversation on industrial development of Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP, PDP to decide JandK 's next CM

January 09, 2016 4:44 am

Srinagar, Jan 09 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav said Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was a visionary man and his death was a huge loss for the country. He extended his condolences to his daughter Mehbooba Mufti and said discussions were going on for the selection of the next Chief Minister. He added that the BJP and the PDP is going to further discuss the situation and then come to a conclusion.