Peoples Democratic Party (PDP): News

05 Dec 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Local body polls: Re-polling in Kashmir as PoK candidates contested

Re-election is underway in two District Development Council (DDC) constituencies in north Kashmir on Monday, two years after the contesting candidates were found to be Pakistani nationals.

08 Oct 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Civilian killings: PDP demands J&K L-G's resignation; says 'situation alarming'

Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday demanded the resignation of J&K's Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha over the recent killings of civilians by terrorists.

20 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Apni Party leader shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam

Terrorists on Thursday shot dead an Apni Party leader in Kulgam, the third fatal attack on mainstream politicians in Jammu and Kashmir in two weeks, even as police said they have no record of Ghulam Hassan Lone's political affiliation.

09 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti meets PDP youth leaders; pitches for 'self-rule'

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday chaired a meeting of the party's youth wing and pitched for PDP's "self-rule" formula for the resolution of the Kashmir issue.

06 Jul 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

PDP to shun J&K's delimitation exercise; says 'outcome pre-planned'

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said that it will stay away from the delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir as the same has been "pre-planned."

29 Mar 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti denied passport over 'national security' concerns

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said that she was denied a passport and termed a "threat to the nation" on the basis of a report by the Jammu and Kashmir Police's Criminal Investigative Department (CID).

23 Dec 2020


J&K DDC elections: Gupkar Alliance wins big; BJP gains

Although the final results of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir have not been declared yet, the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has won big.

14 Dec 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Farooq Abdullah's detention in J&K extended by 3 months

National Conference Chairperson Farooq Abdullah's detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been extended by three months.

15 Oct 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Farooq Abdullah's sister, daughter detained during Srinagar protests

On Tuesday, the police detained several women activists in Srinagar for protesting against the Centre's move to repeal Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

06 Oct 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K authorities allow PDP delegation to meet Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday allowed a 10-member delegation of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to meet party chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who has been under detention for the past two months.

05 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Congress chief whip resigns over party's stand on Article 370

In yet another blow to the Indian National Congress, party whip in the Rajya Sabha, Bhubaneswar Kalita, resigned on Monday.

28 Feb 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Hard disks, undisclosed expenditure found in terror funding raids

On Wednesday, income tax officials carried out raids on seven places spread across Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, belonging to the "head of a prominent organization and his associates" who have allegedly been conducting "anti-national" activities.

30 Dec 2018


#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

2018 wasn't devoid of political action. As it nears an end, dynamics in Indian politics have changed.

19 Dec 2018


President's rule to be imposed in J&K from midnight

Jammu & Kashmir will be placed under President's rule from 20 December, for the first time in 22 years.

30 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

PDP, People's Conference spar over Center's decision to extend rail-link

Mainstream politicians in Kashmir have welcomed the Center's decision to extend the Banihal-Baramulla railway link in the valley to the frontier district of Kupwara, but the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the People's Conference jostled on the social media seeking credit for the decision.

21 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Mehbooba, Lone stake claim to form government; Assembly dissolved

The J&K State Assembly has been dissolved by Governor Satya Pal Malik as Peoples Democratic Party chief, Mehbooba Mufti, and People's Conference leader, Sajad Lone, staked claim to form the government.

21 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Congress, PDP, National Conference, might form grand alliance in Kashmir

In what could shape up to be a grand alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress, the National Conference (NC), and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) are in talks to explore the possibility of forming a government in the state.

Polling underway for third phase of municipal polls in J&K

Polling began today for the third and penultimate phase of municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir to seal the fate of 365 candidates in the fray across the state.

J&K: Violence incidents down, security-forces prepared for polls, says Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir have gone down and asserted that security forces were fully prepared to get the urban local body (ULB) polls conducted in the state.

08 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

At least 21 PDP legislators pledged support to Mufti: Party-sources

At least 21 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislators met party chief Mehbooba Mufti since yesterday and pledged their support to her.

22 Jun 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Mehbooba meets J&K-Governor, discusses need for political-parties to join hands

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti today called on Governor NN Vohra in Srinagar and discussed important issues related to the growth and development of the state.

21 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Alliance with PDP was compulsion, says BJP's Ram Madhav

After Bharatiya Janata Party dumped Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir, the saffron party's leader Ram Madhav said forging the alliance earlier was a compulsion as otherwise people would have been disappointed.

19 Jun 2018


BJP quits PDP alliance in J&K, CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns

In a major development, the BJP has pulled out of its alliance with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

15 Jun 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Thousands attend Shujaat Bukhari's funeral in Kashmir village

The skies opened up today as thousands of admirers joined the funeral procession of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was laid to rest in his ancestral village in Kreeri, a day after he was shot dead outside his office in Srinagar.

23 May 2018


5 times when CMs and deputy CMs were from rival-parties

Following an unprecedented turn of events in Karnataka election results, Chief Minister and deputy Chief Minister of different parties came together to form the government.

08 May 2018

Narendra Modi

The missing objective of the PDP-BJP alliance

Like a square peg in a round hole, the BJP-PDP alliance is an obvious misfit.

30 Apr 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

BJP's Nirmal Singh resigns as J&K deputy chief minister

Ahead of a much-awaited cabinet reshuffle, BJP's Nirmal Singh has resigned from his post of Deputy Chief Minister in Jammu & Kashmir's Mehbooba Mufti-government to give way to a new BJP face for the post.

Mehbooba Mufti wants fast-track court to hear Kathua rape case

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti has requested the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court to set up a fast track court to expedite the trial of the ghastly Kathua gangrape and murder.

15 Jul 2017


PDP MLA's driver held for connections in the Amarnath attack

PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir's driver has been detained by the Jammu & Kashmir police for his alleged connection with the Amarnath pilgrim attack.

13 Jul 2017


Amarnath attack: Stark gaps in security revealed

The terrorist attack on the Amarnath pilgrims in J&K's Batengoo has revealed stark holes in security.

08 May 2017


500 trained stone-pelters to fight alongside Army in Kashmir

A saint in Kanpur said he has trained 500 stone-pelters to fight alongside the army in Kashmir. He said he has already trained 2,000 followers at Siddhnath Ghat in Kanpur recently and is sending the first batch to Kashmir.

07 May 2017


If anyone can resolve Kashmir issue, it is Modi: Mehbooba

Talking about the long-standing Kashmir issue, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said that PM Narendra Modi was the only hope who could "take us out of this quagmire".

02 May 2017


EC: Situation not feasible to hold Anantnag bypolls

According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir made it difficult to hold elections.

29 Apr 2017


Violence must stop for talks on Kashmir: SC intervenes

In a rare move, the SC offered to facilitate talks between various stakeholders in Kashmir; however, it warned that talks can only come when violence stops.

27 Apr 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Facebook, WhatsApp, 20 other social media sites banned in Kashmir

Twenty-two social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp have been banned in Kashmir for a month or till further orders, allegedly as they were being misused to spread violence.

25 Apr 2017


PM Modi open to talks, but impossible amid violence: Mufti

After talks with PM Narendra Modi, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said he was "amenable" to talks with stakeholders, but dialogue was impossible amid stone-pelting and bullets.

24 Apr 2017


Kashmir: PDP leader killed, fresh protests in Srinagar

Hours after PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti met PM Modi over the Kashmir crisis, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Gani Dar was shot by unidentified assailants in Pulwama. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital in Srinagar.

24 Apr 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmir: 300 WhatsApp groups used to mobilize stone-pelters

Nearly 300 WhatsApp groups were used in Kashmir to mobilize stone-pelters to disrupt encounter operations by security forces, a police official said on condition of anonymity.

15 Apr 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar by-polls: Farooq Abdullah wins by over 9000 votes

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah has won the Srinagar by-polls with a margin of over 9000 votes, against Peoples Democratic Party's Nazir Ahmad Khan.