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Ex-PDP leader Altaf Bukhari to launch new party JK 'Apni' Party on Sunday

March 06, 2020 7:39 pm

"Yes, I am in politics accidentally but my idea of politics is different— I believe that it is a place where you can serve people to the best of your abilities," said businessman-turned-politician Bukhari.

In PDP leader’s PSA file: Referred to Geelani book, criticised Amit Shah

February 12, 2020 7:19 am

Naeem Akhtar, a close aide of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, is among those detained since August 5 last year, following the Centre’s decision to revoke J&K’s special status under Article 370.

Detained Mehbooba Mufti to meet PDP delegation from Jammu tomorrow

October 06, 2019 7:45 pm

The announcement comes on a day a 15-member delegation of National Conference from Jammu met their detained party president Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah in Srinagar.

J&K: Curfew in Kishtwar after unidentified men snatch rifles from PDP leader’s security guard

September 13, 2019 12:28 pm

Sources said that some unidentified people visited PDP leader’s house in Kishtwar town around 11:30 am and decamped after snatching service weapon from his PSO. The details are awaited.

J&K: NC, PDP take on govt over advisory; Congress says build-up creating insecurity

August 03, 2019 11:07 am

In Delhi, the top leadership of the Congress met to discuss the situation and urged the Narendra Modi government not to take any decision that could “precipitate a deep crisis”, and asked it to maintain “Constitutional guarantees” given to J&K.

J-K: PSO of Mehbooba's kin shot dead by militants outside mosque in Anantnag

July 19, 2019 4:53 pm

The incident took place when Mufti Sajad, a PDP leader and a relative of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, had gone to a mosque in Bijbehara to offer congregational prayers

PDP founding member resigns from party, says it has 'upended' after Mufti's death

July 17, 2019 2:25 pm

In a setback to the PDP, the former Jammu and Kashmir minister said in his letter that it was not worth continuing when the basic and founding principles of the party had been compromised.

‘Root cause of J&K’s present problem was PDP-BJP tie-up’

June 29, 2019 1:21 am

Tewari maintained that it was “not in the interest of people in the state and the country” that Jammu and Kashmir remained under President’s rule.

NIA files chargesheet against militant over weapon theft from ex-PDP MLA's house

June 07, 2019 1:26 am

Stating that Adil is still absconding, the chargesheet pointed out that two other accused in the case, Yawar Ahmad Dar and Abid Manzoor Magray alias Sajju were killed in encounters with security forces last month.


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.

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.

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.

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.