Jammu and Kashmir

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.

J&K polls: EC issues notification for first phase
J&K polls: EC issues notification for first phase

The Election Commission on Tuesday issued notification for the first of the five phases of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls.

J&K CEO asks political parties to respect poll code

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umang Narulla on Monday asked political parties in the state to adhere to the Model Code of Conduct and make sure their manifestos do not contain anything "repugnant" to the ideals and principles enshrined in the Constitution.

Cong distances itself from J&K leader's call for Hindu CM

Congress on Monday distanced itself from senior party leader of Jammu and Kashmir Sham Lal Sharma's call for a Hindu Chief Minister in the state, saying the party never sees posts and positions from this point of view.

BJP MP dubs Congress minister's resignation a 'political drama'

Terming as "political drama" the resignation of Congress minister Sham Lal Sharma, Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief on Monday said Congress has lost its ground in the state.

Declare flood in J&K a national calamity: CPI(M)

Terming the Centre's flood relief package to Jammu and Kashmir as "insufficient", CPI(M) on Monday asked the government to declare the devastation a 'national calamity' and come out with a more comprehensive package for the people there.

J&K Assembly polls crucial to safeguard Valley's interests: PDP

Opposition PDP on Monday said the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, beginning next month, would be crucial to safeguard the interests of the state, in the resolution of the problem and in securing the rights of the people "within the Union".

J&K seeks 56,500 security force personnel for Assembly polls

Jammu and Kashmir has sought over 56,500 security force personnel for the five-phase Assembly polls in the state commencing November 25.

PM hails student who collected relief fund for JK victims

A Kuwait-based Indian student, who collected over Rs two lakh for flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday received appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a personal letter to her.

NC a sub-regional party, has no support base in Jammu, Ladakh: BJP
NC a sub-regional party, has no support base in Jammu, Ladakh: BJP

Terming the claim of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) that it represented the entire state as "ridiculous", BJP on Monday asked how a party which got only 11.1 percent of the votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections could make such a claim.