Jammu And Kashmir News

J&K polls: 'Congress will sweep first phase polls riding on 'Azad Wave'"

Claiming that there is no 'Modi Wave' in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress on Saturday said the party would sweep the first phase of elections riding on 'Azad Wave'.

Doda, Ramban villagers threaten to boycott J&K polls

 Residents of around 14 flood-hit villages in Desa belt of Doda and Ramban Assembly seats have threatened to boycott the state elections after the local administration allegedly failed to provide them free ration.

Govt should take strategic view of activities in PoK: Doval

 Government needs to take strategic view and congnisance of the ongoing activities by China and Pakistan in the PoK and be prepared for possible consequences, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said on Saturday.

J&K polls: JKNPP alleges model code violation during PM's Kishtwar rally

Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of violating the model code of conduct by addressing a state government sponsored election rally in Kishtwar.

J&K polls: BJP won't make Article 370 a poll issue, says Rajnath Singh
J&K polls: BJP won't make Article 370 a poll issue, says Rajnath Singh

BJP will not make the abrogation of Article 370 an election issue in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday indicated even as he said that attempts were being made by rival parties to create fear psychosis over the matter.

Settle Kashmir issue according to people's aspirations: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) working President Omar Abdullah on Saturday said both India and Pakistan would have to settle the Kashmir issue according to the sentiments and aspirations of the people of the state.

J&K poll campaign: Man killed in road mishap in Nowgam

A man was killed on Saturday and 10 others were injured when a vehicle turned turtle during an election campaign in Nowgam area.

J&K polls: Modi promises Kashmiris he will fulfil Vajpayee's 'dream'
J&K polls: Modi promises Kashmiris he will fulfil Vajpayee's 'dream'

Asserting that he had deep affection for Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday vowed to fulfil the "dream" of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee based on "democracy, humanity and Kashmiriyat" that has made a "special place" in the hearts of people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Three-way contest in Doda seat; development key issue

Development is a key issue in this mountainous constituency which is witnessing a three-way contest between two-time Congress Minister Majid Wani, who is taking on the BJP making inroads in Chenab Valley and NC, which looks to wrest the seat from its coalition partner.

Heavy security in Kishtwar ahead of PM's rally

Multi-tier security cover has been put in place in Kishtwar town ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to address a public rally in the poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir.

Narendra Modi's Kishtwar rally: As it happened
Narendra Modi's Kishtwar rally: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally in Kishtwar on Saturday, days ahead of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

PM Modi to hit campaign trail in J&K on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on whom BJP is banking heavily, will hit the campaign trail in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday when he addresses a public rally in Kishtwar, four days ahead of the first phase of balloting for the Assembly elections in the state.

J&K polls: 166 candidates file nomination for third phase

A total of 166 candidates have filed their nomination papers for 16 constituencies that will go to polls on December 9 in the third phase of the Assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir.

NC denied people of J&K benefits of food scheme: Sonia

 Hitting out at her party's estranged ally National Conference (NC) for the first time in the past six years, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said "we gave full support to them to run the government but they did not implement our programmes and schemes", including the Food Bill, in the state.

J&K polls: 'Mission 44+' is BJP's daydream, says Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday accused BJP for indulging in divisive politics to attain its 'mission 44+' (majority mark in Assembly) and termed it as a "daydream" of the party.

1,987 cops affected by J&K floods, Rs 9.94cr aid sanctioned: DGP

 As many as 1,987 personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police were directly affected by the recent floods that devastated several parts of the Kashmir Valley in September.

BJP saffronising J&K, Northeast: Ghulam Nabi Azad

 Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday alleged that BJP was saffronising Jammu and Kashmir along with Northeast states of the country, saying the saffron party has sent hordes of RSS men to Kashmir valley and Jammu to polarise the society.

Some forces can shake hand with anyone for power, says Sonia

 Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a veiled attack on BJP in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir, saying some forces do not have any programmes and policies and can shake hand with "anyone for power".

Man throws grenade at Kashmir poll rally, arrested

 People attending an election rally in Kashmir Friday caught a man who threw a hand-grenade at the rally in Kulgam district and handed him over to police.

Congress slams Rajnath for remarks on UT status for Ladakh

 The Leh unit of Congress today hit out at Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for linking the 'Union Territory' status for Ladakh region to the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which guarantees special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Moderate intensity tremor jolts Kashmir

A moderate intensity tremor was felt in Jammu and Kashmir Friday afternoon although no casualty has been reported so far.

J&K polls: AMM releases election manifesto

Stressing on a meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants, Awami Mutahida Mahaz on Friday released its election manifesto, ahead of the Assembly polls in the state.

Fate of VDCs a major poll issue in Chenab valley

The fate of Village Defence Committees (VDCs) has become a major poll issue in Chenab Valley of Jammu and Kashmir with its members alleging apathy by state authorities.

Mercury dips in Kashmir, Leh coldest

The mercury dropped further in Jammu and Kashmir with the minimum temperature Friday recorded at minus 10.3 degrees Celsius in Leh town.

Omar hopes removal of Tosha firing range will pay dividends

Beerwah: Reclaiming Tosha Maidan firing range from the Army and promising it to develop it as a tourist resort could pay dividends for Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in this Assembly seat.

BJP did not keep promises to Kashmir flood victims: Sonia Gandhi

The BJP did not fulfil promises of relief and rehabilitation made to people of Kashmir after recent floods, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Friday.

Minimum temp drops to sub-zero in entire Kashmir division

The entire Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, experienced sub-zero minimum temperature, even as Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, registered the coldest night of the season at minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, the MeT Department here said Friday.

J&K polls: Triangular contest in Ganderbal

The ruling National Conference's traditional bastion Ganderbal is set for a triangular fight with PDP, NC and an Independent contesting the polls after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided not to contest from the constituency which goes to polls on November 25.

J&K polls: Flying Squads confiscate Rs 51 lakh cash

Flying squad teams deployed for election duty have confiscated cash of over Rs 51 lakh and 65,100 banners/ posters in separate incidents.

J&K polls: BJP fields Nand Kishore Sharma from Nagrota seat

 BJP on Thursday fielded Nand Kishore Sharma as the party's candidate from the Nagrota Assembly constituency and Riyaz Ahmed Mir for the Pulwama seat.