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

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.

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

14 Dec 2019

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.

Farooq Abdullah's sister, daughter detained during Srinagar protests

15 Oct 2019

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.

J&K authorities allow PDP delegation to meet Mehbooba Mufti

06 Oct 2019

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.

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

05 Aug 2019

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.

Hard disks, undisclosed expenditure found in terror funding raids

28 Feb 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

30 Nov 2018

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.

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

21 Nov 2018

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.

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

13 Oct 2018

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

07 Oct 2018

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.

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

08 Jul 2018

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.

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

21 Jun 2018

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.

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

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).

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

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.

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

14 Apr 2018

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.

500 trained stone-pelters to fight alongside Army in Kashmir

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.

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

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".

EC: Situation not feasible to hold Anantnag bypolls

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.

Violence must stop for talks on Kashmir: SC intervenes

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.

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

27 Apr 2017

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.

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

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.

Kashmir: PDP leader killed, fresh protests in Srinagar

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.

Kashmir: 300 WhatsApp groups used to mobilize stone-pelters

24 Apr 2017

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.

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

15 Apr 2017

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.