Jammu And Kashmir News

IAF helps Kashmir elections with 300 sorties

 Indian Air Force helicopters played a key role during the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, undertaking nearly 300 sorties in over 160 hours.

Will form next Kashmir government on our own, says PDP
Will form next Kashmir government on our own, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said it was confident of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own and would not align with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

State govts have deprived Kashmiri Pandits of various privileges: Jitendra Singh

 Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said successive state governments in Jammu and Kashmir have created issues of contention amongst the section of the displaced community of Kashmiri Pandits.

40-day harshest winter period begins in Kashmir

The 40-day period of harshest winter in Kashmir Valley, known as Chillai-Kalan, began on Sunday on a warmer note as night temperatures rose across the Valley, increasing the chances of first snowfall of the season.

J&K contestants await results with bated breath

 More than 800 contestants in Jammu and Kashmir will spend a couple of nervous nights till December 23 when counting of votes for elections to the 12th Legislative Assembly will be held, after a record turnout in the five-phase polls in the state.

Exit polls predict advantage BJP in Jharkhand, hung assembly in J&K
Exit polls predict advantage BJP in Jharkhand, hung assembly in J&K

The BJP has a clear advantage in Jharkhand and the PDP is projected to lead in Jammu and Kashmir, exit polls said after the five phase assembly polls in both states ended Saturday.

Attack on BJP candidate in J&K: Case registered against PDP workers

A case has been registered against PDP workers who allegedly attacked and injured BJP candidate from Nowshera, Ravinder Raina, who has been admitted to the ICU of a government hospital on Saturday, even as BJP hit out at PDP and vowed to raise the matter before the EC.

Vote only way to revive 'basmati sector': Farmers in RS Pura

Known as the rice bowl of Jammu region for the famed Basmati rice, the farmers of this border constituency feel voting is only way they can revive the 'basmati sector' which was badly hit by the recent floods.

Police books Congress minister for attack on BJP candidate in J&K

Police on Saturday booked sitting Congress Minister Manohar Lal Sharma in connection with the attack on BJP candidate Nirmal Singh and indulging in other unlawful activities in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

Soldiers vote to 'guard' democracy even after hanging uniforms

Retired servicemen, who had fought Indo-Pak wars in this border constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, Saturday braved the winter chill for their "national duty" to caste votes and strengthen democracy in the state, in their bid to counter the ongoing Pakistan-sponsored proxy war.

Leh coldest in J&K, mercury drops in Srinagar

Srinagar: The mercury dipped further in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, to record the season's lowest temperature on the eve of 'Chillai-Kalan' the 40-day harshest winter period.

Militants gun down village sarpanch in north Kashmir

Srinagar: Militants on Saturday killed a village headman in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.

Vote in record numbers: PM Modi
Vote in record numbers: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged voters to turn out in record numbers as balloting took place in the fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.

Elaborate security for final phase of J&K polls: DGP

Jammu: Elaborate security arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of polling in the fifth and final phase of elections in Jammu division on Saturday.

Voting ends in Jammu and Kashmir, over 65% turnout
Voting ends in Jammu and Kashmir, over 65% turnout

Jammu: Braving winter chill, nearly 30 per cent of the electorate today exercised their franchise till noon in 20 constituencies in the final phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Assembly Polls, final phase: 'Historic' 65% voting in J&K, 70% in Jharkhand
Assembly Polls, final phase: 'Historic' 65% voting in J&K, 70% in Jharkhand

EC says this is the highest turnout in last 25 years in J&K; terms it historic and unprecedented.

Poll results in J&K will be surprising: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Exuding confidence of a victory in the ongoing Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said that the results will spring a surprise, proving wrong all assessments made by political pundits.

High alert as Kashmir readies for last phase of polling

After ensuring a peaceful, incident-free four phases of the assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities Friday sounded high alert in the Jammu region where 20 constituencies go to polls tomorrow in the fifth and final phase.

Parties talk of development only when they are out of power: BJP

 Attacking major parties in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Friday said Congress NC and PDP talk about development only when they are either out of power or about to lose it, but do nothing while they govern the state.

Victims of fate and border, PoK migrants now face govt apathy

 More than six decades have passed since the line dividing the state of Jammu and Kashmir into Indian side and PoK was drawn, forcing thousands to take shelter on this side of the border, many of whom complained they are living in pitiable conditions because of government apathy.

BJP, Congress key players as Kashmir battle set to end
BJP, Congress key players as Kashmir battle set to end

The fifth and final phase in Jammu and Kashmir's Assembly Elections ends Saturday, with the Congress and the BJP locked in a do-or-die battle in the Hindu-majority Jammu region.

Kashmir shivers due to cold wave

The night temperatures across Kashmir remained several notches below the freezing point on Friday as the weather office said the present cold wave conditions in the region will continue till Sunday.

PM will have to find a way out on conversion issue: Azad

 Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday sought deliberation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of conversion, which has bought Parliament to a halt, and said PM will have find a way out to end the crisis.

J&K poll campaign: 92 incidents of violence, 117 injured

Poll bound Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 92 incidents of violence during the campaigning in five-phased elections in the state, in which 117 persons were injured.

478 complaints on Code violation, 248 disposed off in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umang Narula on Thursday said that as many as 478 election related complaints were received during five phased elections in J&K.

Omar 'day-dreaming' of forming next government in J&K: BJP

Asserting that the ruling National Conference will not even reach the double figure tally in the ongoing Assembly elections, BJP on Thursday said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah seems to be "day-dreaming" of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K polls: 'Congress' agenda is development and performance'

Asserting that development and performance is his agenda, Congress candidate from Akhnoor and sitting MLA from the seat Sham Lal Sharma on Thursday said he is seeking votes on the basis of the work done by him in the constituency.

J&K polls: Campaigning for final phase ends in Jammu

 After a record turnout of voters in the previous four phases, high-voltage campaigning for the fifth and final leg of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, to be held on December 20, ended today, with a number of high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, trying their luck at the hustings in the 20 seats.

Demolition drive along banks of Kashmir's water bodies begins

 Authorities in Kashmir on Thursday kick-started a major drive to remove illegal structures on the banks of water bodies, demolishing dozens of such constructions here.

BJP's Lal Singh faces tough battle in Congress bastion Basholi

The BJP might be counting on Modi wave to see its candidates through in the J&K Assembly polls, but party candidate Lal Singh, a two-time MP and former minister, faces a tough battle in this Congress bastion which goes to poll in the final phase on December 20.