Jammu and Kashmir

Quitting Ganderbal in J&K polls: Omar Abdullah's decision stumps all, angers many

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's decision to quit family political bastion Ganderbal has come as a bolt from the blue -- both for his die-hard supporters as well as his detractors.

EC allots broadcast to Jharkhand, J&K parties for canvassing on DD, AIR

Election Commission on Friday allotted broadcast and telecast time to political parties for carrying out their election campaigns on Doordarshan and All India Radio for the upcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K polls: Omar Abdullah skips family bastion Ganderbal, to contest from two seats

Ending speculation over his choice of Assembly seat, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will contest from two constituencies in the upcoming elections instead of family bastion Ganderbal from where he was elected in 2008.

PDP announces its candidates for J&K Assembly polls

Opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday announced the last and final list of 11 candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

Two LeT militants arrested from Srinagar

Two militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba were arrested here on Friday and a large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from them, police said.

SC favours relaxation in model code of conduct in J&K

The Supreme Court on Friday favoured relaxation of model code of conduct in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir to remove any hindrance in government's relief and rehabilitation work following devastation by floods recently.

Pak won't dare to disturb border peace anytime soon: Rajnath Singh
Pak won't dare to disturb border peace anytime soon: Rajnath Singh

Asserting that Pakistan has been given a "befitting" reply for violating ceasefire, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said Islamabad would not dare to disturb peace at the border anytime soon.

J&K: 125 polling stations to be relocated along Indo-Pak border

Fearing disturbances from across the Indo-Pak border, Jammu and Kashmir government will relocate 125 polling stations along the borderline in Jammu district to safer places to ensure border dwellers vote freely.

IED defused in J&K's Shopian district

Security forces Friday defused a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, averting a major tragedy.

Police crackdown on separatists in poll-bound J&K

Ahead of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, police on Thursday launched a massive crackdown on separatists by arresting several top leaders.

J&K: 100 model PSs, 70 voter facilitation counters set up in Kathua

Jammu and Kashmir government has set up 100 Model Polling Stations (MPSs) and over 70 Voter Facilitation Counters (VFCs) for electorate in Kathua border district of the state.

J&K DGP orders probe into abuse of power by state DIG
J&K DGP orders probe into abuse of power by state DIG

The Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday ordered a probe into alleged abuse of power by the state DIG, Shakeel Ahmed Beig.

JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested for poll boycott campaign in Kashmir
JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested for poll boycott campaign in Kashmir

Separatist leader Yasin Malik was on Thursday arrested by the state authorities for leading a campaign to boycott assembly elections scheduled to be held in Jammu and Kashmir next month.

Congress names 15 candidates for Kashmir Assembly poll

The Congress Wednesday issued its first list of 15 candidates for the forthcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

New Kashmir alliance formed in reaction to 'Million March'

 A new alliance to promote the cause of Jammu and Kashmir was created on Wednesday at a meeting in Geneva.

Vote for Cong to retain political importance: Azad to Chenab Valley

Expressing confidence that the people of Chenab Valley will vote decisively in favour of his party, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said the voice that will rise from this region will become the voice of the people of the state.

NC for smooth rehabilitation of J&K flood victims

Ruling National Conference on Wednesday appealed the Election Commission to relax procedures of the Model Code of Conduct to ensure smooth rehabilitation of flood victims.

Cong to fight all seats in J&K: Ambika Soni

Asserting that Congress will fight all the 87 seats in Jammu and Kashmir, AICC general secretary Ambika Soni on Wednesday said Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi will be star campaigners for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.

Former NC leader, 5 others join PDP

A former senior leader of ruling National Conference and a noted doctor were among the six people who joined Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) here on Wednesday.

Abuse of power and perks: J&K DIG's son shamelessly flaunts pics of lavish lifestyle
Abuse of power and perks: J&K DIG's son shamelessly flaunts pics of lavish lifestyle

In a clear display of abuse of power and perks, Jaamu and Kashmir Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Shakeel Beig's son shamelessly flaunted a series of photographs on Instagram evoking angry reactions from netizens.

J&K ministers disappeared when people needed them most during floods: BJP

Accusing Jammu and Kashmir ministers of "disappearing" from the scene when people needed them most during floods, BJP on Wednesday said government institutions should be made responsible and corruption-free to deal with such calamities.

Srinagar youths develop web portal to monitor flood victims' rehabilitation

With millions of rupees flowing in from different NGOs for the Jammu and Kashmir flood victims, some youths from the Kashmir Valley have developed a web portal named 'Athwas' (handshake) to track the relief and rehabilitation work being carried out.

Two more militants killed in Kashmir encounter

Two more militants were on Wednesday killed by security forces on the second day of an encounter in Handwara area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

High rainfall in catchments, less drainage capacity caused J&K floods: Study

The worst floods in a century to ravage Jammu and Kashmir in September was a result of high rainfall in catchments over a short period of time and less capacity of the drainage system to hold the massive surge of water, according to a joint scientific study.

Over 50,000 central paramilitary personnel for J&K polls

Over 50,000 personnel of central paramilitary forces will assist the Jammu and Kashmir police in ensuring free and fair polling during the upcoming Assembly elections.

Terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in J&K

A terrorist was on Tuesday killed in an encounter with security forces during a massive, brigade-level operation by the army in Wadarbala forest in the Handwara area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Police to ensure free and fair elections in Jammu and Kashmir: DIG

Jammu and Kashmir police is fully geared to deal with any eventuality during the upcoming Assembly elections in the state as all the contingency plans have been kept in place to deal with any untoward incident, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

J&K polls: Most political parties to go it alone

Most political parties including BJP, ruling NC, PDP and JKNPP are all set to go it alone in the five phased electoral battle for 87 constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.

Kashmir farmers' harvest battered by floods

Golden-brown autumn, the king of Kashmir's seasons, is plagued this year by the ravages of last month's unprecedented floods.

J&K: Army officer, militant killed in encounter

Jammu: A fierce gunbattle is currently on in north Kashmir's Handwara between security forces and several terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), claimed reports on Tuesday.