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Jammu & Kashmir: NC, Congress, BJP leaders attend meeting with L-G Manoj Sinha, Mehbooba skips

June 29, 2022 11:36 pm

The PDP rejected the invitation, saying it was “futile to host agenda-less meetings” given the present scenario in the Valley.

PDP tears into BJP: ‘They love to weaponise Kashmiri Pandits’ pain’

June 02, 2022 7:06 am

BJP hits back: 'For them, we are nationalists when in govt, not good when out of power'

Newsmaker | Aap ki Baat with Iltija Mufti: Mehbooba's daughter takes baby steps into politics

June 01, 2022 7:55 am

Through a two-minute video message on the PDP's Twitter handle, Iltija said she would be holding direct conversations with the people of Jammu and Kashmir via fortnightly videos talking about the issues and decisions affecting their lives. The message carried the hashtag AapkiBaatIltijaKeSaat.

Newsmaker | From democracy icon to terror accused, how PDP's Waheed Para fell out with Centre

May 27, 2022 6:22 pm

Para, now 34, has spent the better part of the last few years in various forms of incarceration. On May 25, after 17 months in custody, the J&K High Court granted bail to the PDP leader in a terror-related case.

Disempowers, biased: J&K parties oppose panel order

May 06, 2022 5:11 am

“We outrightly reject it,” said PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. She said the Delimitation Commission had “overlooked the basis of population and acted as per their wish... We don’t trust it. Its recommendations are a link to abrogation of Article 370 — how to disempower people of J&K.”

NC, PDP for joint electoral front, but DDC polls a reality check

May 01, 2022 7:01 am

While NC vice-president Omar, who holds no official post in the PAGD, was the first to call for a united front for polls, he had been backed by PDP president and PAGD vice-president Mehbooba Mufti.

Sarpanch shot dead in Kashmir, 4th this year

April 16, 2022 7:56 am

Political parties have condemned the killing, which comes less than two weeks ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu, where he is expected to address members of the Panchayati Raj Institutions.

PDP face in Jammu joins BJP, targets Mehbooba Mufti

April 06, 2022 3:34 am

Choudhary joining the BJP assumes significance as it has come at a time when Jats in Jammu division are upset with the party and have accused it of disempowering them politically through the ongoing delimitation process

PDP sarpanch killed by militants on the outskirts of Srinagar in J&K

March 10, 2022 2:07 am

Militants fired at Sameer Ahmad Bhat, a People's Democratic Party (PDP) sarpanch at his home in Khonmoh area outside of Srinagar.

10 PDP leaders booked for breaching Covid norms

January 08, 2022 7:58 pm

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti in turn called out the J&K Police and the administration for “bias” against her party, pointing to a candle light protest by BJP workers in Srinagar Thursday to protest the security breach during PM Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab.


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.

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.