Jammu And Kashmir News

'BJP would perform very well in Jharkhand and J&K election'

The BJP would perform "very well" in the Assembly Election in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir due to the "Narendra Modi wave" sweeping across both the states, a senior party leader claimed here on Friday.

Over 52% believe polls in J&K are fair: Online poll
Over 52% believe polls in J&K are fair: Online poll

An online poll conducted by Pakistani newspaper "Dawn" has revealed that more than 52 per cent believe that Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are free and fair.

J&K polls: PDP's promises 'Self Rule' in its election manifesto

 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today released its election manifesto which promised to pursue 'Self Rule' as framework for resolution of Kashmir, besides effective governance to fight corruption and to rebuild the shattered economy of the state.

Heavy security blanket put in place for Modi's rally

Udhampur: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally on Friday, a multi-tier security has been put in place in Udhampur in view of the terrorist attack that left ten people, including three civilians, dead.

Promises in BJP's vision document - seats for Kashmiri Pandits, voting rights for Pak refugees

Launching its 'vision document' for Jammu and Kashmir, BJP promised voting rights to refugees from Pakistan and "just and honourable" re-settlement of Kashmiri Pandits.

Arnia encounter: Security forces kill fourth terrorist holed up in army bunker
Arnia encounter: Security forces kill fourth terrorist holed up in army bunker

Jammu: The security forces on Friday killed the fourth terrorist, who was holed up in an abandoned bunker in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sub-sector during a joint operation by the army and the BSF, reports said.

J&K polls: Give BJP full majority, I will fulfil your dreams, says Modi
J&K polls: Give BJP full majority, I will fulfil your dreams, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here on Friday to address election rallies ahead of the second phase of Jammu and Kashmir polls.

National Conference to remain committed to its agenda of internal autonomy: Omar Abdullah
National Conference to remain committed to its agenda of internal autonomy: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said his party was committed to the agenda of restoration of internal autonomy, safeguarding Article 370 and revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the state.

BSF rules out infiltration along Jammu IB, says fencing intact

The Border Security Force, guarding the frontiers between India and Pakistan, on Thursday ruled out any infiltration along the international border by the militants, after 10 people including three army men and as many civilians were killed in an encounter between security forces and militants in Jammu's Arnia sector.

Ghulam Nabi Azad condemns militant attack in Jammu

Condemning the militant attack here that left 10 people including three civilians and as many Army men dead, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said India will not be cowed down by such cowardly acts.

Modi government wants friendly ties with Pakistan, says BJP

BJP on Thursday said its government at the Centre wants friendly relations with Pakistan, but there was no reciprocation to the peace overtures from the other side.

After encounter, alert sounded in Jammu ahead of PM's visit

In the wake of an encounter in which three Army personnel and as many militants were killed here on Thursday, an alert has been sounded in the region ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Friday.

Congress sowed seeds of communal politics in J&K: PDP

Opposition PDP on Thursday accused Congress of indulging in divisive and communal politics in Jammu and Kashmir and said it cannot wash its hands off the "morass of political uncertainty and economic instability" in the state.

NC raking autonomy, AFSPA issues to avoid accountability: Cong

 Hitting out at its former ally, Congress today said National Conference is raking up autonomy and AFSPA issues to avoid accountability for their non performance in the state.

BJP releases 'vision document' for peaceful, developed J&K

Promising to initiate the process of "just and honourable" re-settlement of Kashmiri Pandits, BJP on Thursday released its 'vision document' aiming to make Jammu and Kashmir a peaceful and progressive state through "holistic" development.

Govt monitoring encounter in Arnia Sector, says Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the government is keeping an eye on the encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia Sector.

NC Sarpanch killed in scuffle in J&K

A sarpanch of the ruling National Conference (NC) on Thursday died after being injured in a scuffle with a gas dealer in north Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said.

Budgam firing: Deceased youth's father expresses gratitude to Army

The father of one of the two youths killed in Budgam firing incident on Thursday expressed gratitude to the Army for completing the inquiry within three weeks but claimed no one from the official machinery had come to visit them.

Rain, snowfall forecast in Jammu and Kashmir

 Higher reaches in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to receive snowfall on Thursday, while light to moderate rainfall is expected in its plains during the next 24 hours, the Met Office here has forecast.

Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in Rajouri, one arrested

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Poonch border district and Udhampur on Friday for Assembly poll campaign, Army on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid along LoC in Rajouri district and arrested a suspected armed militant.

Respite from cold conditions in Kashmir; MeT predicts snowfall

There was some respite from cold conditions in Kashmir as the night temperatures rose across the Valley and settled near the freezing point in most places, with the MeT Department predicting snowfall in the higher reaches on Thursday.

Jammu encounter: 3 Armymen among 10 killed ahead of PM Modi's visit
Jammu encounter: 3 Armymen among 10 killed ahead of PM Modi's visit

A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir for Assembly poll campaign, 10 people, including three civilians and as many Armymen, were killed on Thursday in fierce gunbattle when security forces took on militants wearing combat uniform attacked two Army bunkers close to Indo-Pak border.

Budgam firing: Army indicts 9 soldiers for killing two Kashmiri youths
Budgam firing: Army indicts 9 soldiers for killing two Kashmiri youths

The Indian Army has indicted nine soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer of 53 Rashtriya Rifles for killing two youth in Chattergam Chadoora area of Budgam district on November 3.

Army foils infiltration bids on LoC in Jammu

Jammu: Army has foiled two infiltration bids on the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 48 hours.

J&K polls: PM Narendra Modi to campaign on Friday
J&K polls: PM Narendra Modi to campaign on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here on Friday to address election rallies ahead of the second phase of Jammu and Kashmir polls.

Omar Abdullah appreciates Narendra Modi's foreign policy
Omar Abdullah appreciates Narendra Modi's foreign policy

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his foreign diplomacy.

J&K polls: 195 candidates file nominations for 4th phase

A total of 195 candidates have filed their nominations for the fourth phase of polls to be held in 18 Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir on December 14.

NPP releases manifesto, promises 3 separate states in J&K

Batting strongly for three separate states in Jammu and Kashmir, National Panthers Party on Wednesday released its manifesto which proposed referendum in Gilgit-Baltistan region and in PoK, delimitation of Assembly constituencies and the safe return of Kashmiri pandits to their homes.

Article 370 should be permanent feature of constitution: NC manifesto

Jammu and Kashmir's National Conference Wednesday said article 370 should become a permanent feature of the Indian constitution and the party would fight to safeguard this provision giving special status to the state.

BJP ignorant about ground realities in J&K: Omar

Hitting out at BJP for allegedly misleading the people in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed surprise over the ignorance of BJP and its leadership about the ground realities in Jammu and Kashmir.