Jammu And Kashmir News

Valley freezes under 'Chillai Kalan'; Kargil coldest

 A week after the advent of 'Chillai-Kalan'-- the 40-day period of harshest winter, the weather in Kashmir Valley continues to remain dry and cold with minimum temperatures hovering below the freezing point.

Intense cold wave continues in J&K

 The intense cold wave continued across Jammu and Kashmir Monday as overnight temperatures in the Kashmir Valley remained several notches below the freezing point.

PDP-BJP to rule J&K with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed as CM?

The PDP and BJP are close to an agreement to govern Jammu and Kashmir in coalition with PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed as chief minister, PDP sources said Sunday.

J&K Govt formation: PDP starts consultations with its MLAs for consensus

Weighing its options carefully, PDP, the single largest party in the hung Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Sunday began consultations with its newly elected MLAs in a bid to find a consensus on the sensitive issue of joining hands with BJP or the Congress to form the new government in the state.

J&K law does not allow defections

While defections are common in other states especially when there is no clear majority for any party, in Jammu and Kashmir, where election has thrown up a hung assembly, it is not an option for parties to increase its strength.

'102 militants killed, 29 Army men lost lives in J&K in 2014'

As many as 102 militants were killed while 29 Army men lost their lives in counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

PDP, BJP inching towards government formation: Sources

The deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir may end soon, with both PDP and BJP insiders saying the two parties were close to striking an agreement.

Leh frozen at -17, cold wave sweeps Kashmir Valley

Leh town in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday recorded its coldest overnight temperature at minus 17 degrees Celsius as the Kashmir Valley remained in the grip of an intense cold wave.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh parries questions on govt formation in J&K

 Union Minister Jitendra Singh, a prominent BJP face from Jammu region, on Saturday parried questions on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir where his party is in deliberations with others to form the government.

J&K govt formation: PDP seeks assurance from prospective partners over Article 370​, AFSPA
J&K govt formation: PDP seeks assurance from prospective partners over Article 370​, AFSPA

The impasse over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir persisted for the fifth day on Saturday as Peoples Democratic Party sought assurance from its prospective partners over contentious issues like safeguarding Article 370 and revocation of AFSPA.

2014 saw slight decline in casualties of security forces in J&K

 2014 was perceived to be "challenging" for the security grid in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the US announcement of troop pull-out from Afghanistan and two elections in the state but the number of casualties suffered by the security forces decreased slightly.

Dal Lake, water bodies freeze in J&K

 Famous Dal Lake and other water bodies froze partially as Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, witnessed the coldest night of this winter with mercury plunging to minus 5.6 degrees Celsius.

Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along LoC in Jammu, Kathua

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kathua districts, drawing retaliation from BSF.

Army busts militant hideout in J&K, arms and ammunition found

The Army on Friday busted a militant hideout in the Chilli forest area in Doda district here and found a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, a defense spokesperson said.

Don't bulldoze regional parties in J&K: Azad to BJP

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday asked BJP not to indulge in "arm-twisting" tactics and be "insensitive" while "bulldozing" its way on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K govt formation: Congress offers support to PDP

Congress Friday offered support to PDP in government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, saying its erstwhile ally has the "legal, moral and Constitutional' right to do so.

PDP, BJP invited for parleys on J&K govt formation as Omar complains of 'mind games'
PDP, BJP invited for parleys on J&K govt formation as Omar complains of 'mind games'

Even after days of uncertainty, the suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued unabated as Omar Abdullah-led National Conference offered to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but stopped short of formalising the proposal in writing.

'Congress in touch with PDP to keep BJP at bay in J&K'

Jammu: Amid reports that the BJP leadership has been holding talks with PDP to explore the possibilities of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress today said it "is in touch" with PDP to keep the saffron outfit at bay.

BJP exploring all options to form stable J&K govt, says Ram Madhav

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav on Friday said that the party was exploring all options to provide a stable government to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP trying to impose its design in J&K, says CPI(M)

Amid hectic efforts for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir, CPI(M) on Friday said BJP is trying to "impose its political design" in the state which should be resisted in the "interest of the unity" of the state and safeguarding its special status.

J&K govt formation: BJP holding consultation with all imp stakeholders, says Ram Madhav

 Srinagar: BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav today said his party was holding consultations with all important stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir for providing a stable government.

PDP MLA Ashraf Mir fires AK-47 to celebrate his victory over Omar Abdullah
PDP MLA Ashraf Mir fires AK-47 to celebrate his victory over Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: A video purportedly showing Peoples Democratic Party MLA Ashraf Mir firing several rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle to celebrate his victory against National Conference leader Omar Abdullah from Sonawar Assembly seat in Jammu and Kashmir has surfaced on Friday.

Valley freezes, Jammu shivers

Cold wave continued across Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as night temperatures remained several notches below the freezing point in the Valley. Also, Jammu city recorded the season's lowest temperature.

BJP, PDP like oil and water, cannot form alliance: Congress
BJP, PDP like oil and water, cannot form alliance: Congress

As suspense over government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress on Friday said that if Peoples Democratic Party asks for its support then it is ready to forge an alliance.

Jammu and Kashmir govt formation: BJP-PDP alliance the only option left?
Jammu and Kashmir govt formation: BJP-PDP alliance the only option left?

With Omar Abdullah clarifying that there was no discussion going on between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and National Conference (NC), the possibility of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) forging an alliance with the BJP to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir has brightened.

BJP holds 'veto power' in Jammu and Kashmir, claims Jaitley
BJP holds 'veto power' in Jammu and Kashmir, claims Jaitley

Even as the picture is not yet clear over which way the parties would align to form the new government in Jammu and Kashmir, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday struck a confident note saying, that the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) will play a pivotal role in the government formation and that the party held a 'veto power' in the state.

 J&K govt formation: No deal nor any discussion going on with BJP, says Omar Abdullah
J&K govt formation: No deal nor any discussion going on with BJP, says Omar Abdullah

Even as speculations were rife about Bharatiya Janata Party joining hands with National Conference to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah clarified on Thursday that there was no discussion going on between the two parties.

Former cop's foster son dies in road accident in Jammu

An 18-year-old youth, a foster son of the former Inspector General of Police and senior BJP leader, was killed in wee hours on Thursday when a vehicle in which he was travelling rammed into an electric pole in Nai Basti area here.

J&K govt formation: Ram Madhav meets People's Conference leader Sajad Lone

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav met People's Conference leader Sajad Lone here on Thursday leading to speculations of some sort of a tie-up between them in Jammu and Kashmir.

Under 'Chillai-Kalan', Kashmir reels under sub zero temperature

Kashmir Valley reeled under sub zero temperature as mercury in the summer capital was recorded at minus 3.9 degrees Celsius and in cold desert of Ladakh it remained under the 10 degrees mark freezing most water bodies and fringes of famous Dal lake.