Jammu And Kashmir News

Ahead of J&K polls, large quantity of arms, ammunition seized by Army

The Indian Army said Sunday it has recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition in the Kashmir Valley, terming it a "major success" at ensuring peaceful elections in the state.

J&K floods: PMO gets Rs 10 lakh relief cheque from REPCO Bank

Union minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday received a cheque of Rs 10 lakh for flood relief in Jammu and Kashmir from Repatriates Cooperative Finance & Development Bank Ltd.

J&K polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises reforms

Promising equitable development of the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress on Sunday released its manifesto here which proposed two empowered regional councils, decentralisation, more cross-LoC CBMs and review of cases of detainees not involved in grave offences.

'Kejriwal decided to quit as Delhi CM as he failed to deliver'

Launching an attack on former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for having "chickened out" by resigning from CM's position, the Congress on Sunday said AAP leader decided to quit after he failed to deliver on the promises made to the people of Delhi.

Muslims in India more prosperous than in Pakistan: BJP

 Ahead of Assembly polls, BJP on Sunday attempted to strike a chord with the Muslim population here in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the Muslims in India were more prosperous as compared to the Muslims living in Pakistan.

BJP trying to unbalance political stability in J&K: Omar

 Slamming BJP, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said it was confused on how to sell its policy in the state and was trying to unbalance the political stability here by falsifying facts.

J&K polls: EC asks PDP to put off launch of manifesto

 Election Commission on Sunday directed the Peoples Democratic Party not to issue its poll manifesto tomorrow as the campaigning for the first phase of polls in Jammu and?Kashmir is over.

BJP holds Congress responsible for problems in J&K

 BJP on Sunday held Congress responsible for all the problems in Jammu and Kashmir as the party expressed hope that the people of the state will give a decisive mandate to the party to form the next government.

J&K polls: BJP expels senior party leader for indiscipline

 BJP on Sunday expelled senior party leader and sitting MLA from Reasi Assembly seat Baldev Raj Sharma from the primary membership of the party with immediate effect for going against the decision of the party's leadership.

J&K polls: 90% of crowd at Modi's rally constituted of outsiders, says Congress

Congress on Sunday alleged that a large part of the crowd that attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kishtwar rally had come from other parts of the country while the locals constituted only 10 per cent.

J&K polls: 226 polling parties dispatched to Doda, Ramban

Amid tight security, 226 polling parties were on Sunday dispatched to far-flung booths in four Assembly constituencies in Doda and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir for first phase of polling on November 25.

BJP ready to take help from separatists to form govt: Azad

 Congress on Sunday accused BJP of indulging in "political cheating" on the issue of Article 370 and said the saffron party was even ready to join hands with separatists to form government in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K polls: Modi's remarks on dynastic politics 'election rhetoric', says PDP
J&K polls: Modi's remarks on dynastic politics 'election rhetoric', says PDP

Dismissing Narendra Modi's criticism of dynastic politics and corruption in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said it was "election rhetoric" and exposed the Prime Minister's ignorance about the state.

NCP to field candidates on 15 J&K seats, promises job creation

Nationalist Congress Party on Sunday said it will field candidates on 15 Assembly constituencies for the Jammu and Kashmir elections and released its manifesto, promising a policy for the youth of the state with focus on employment generation.

Cold wave intensifies in Kashmir, Kargil shivers at minus 10

Cold wave tightened its grip in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region as the night temperatures at most places slipped further below the freezing point with Kargil shivering at the season's lowest of minus 10 degrees Celsius.

J&K polls: Members of same House declare unequal salaries

If affidavits filed by sitting MLAs contesting the forthcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are to be believed, the lawmakers are not being paid equally for their work.

J&K polls: Parties go on social media overdrive

 In a quantum leap from previous elections when campaigning was largely restricted to hoardings, banners and rallies, political parties in Jammu and Kashmir are tapping social media in a big way to woo voters in the upcoming Assembly polls.

BJP committed to ensure justice to minorities: Jitendra Singh

BJP on Saturday said it was committed to ensure "fair deal and justice" for the members of minority communities in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K polls: BJP will get only handful of votes in Valley, says Omar Abdullah
J&K polls: BJP will get only handful of votes in Valley, says Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday exuded confidence that his party, National Conference, will do fairly well in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state and predicted that BJP will get only "handful of votes" in the Valley.

J&K polls: EC to video record polling process at sensitive booths

 In a bid to ensure free and fair assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Election Commission has decided to video record the poll process at various polling stations put under "sensitive and hypersensitive" categories.

BJP will get only handful of votes in Valley, says Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday exuded confidence that his party, National Conference, will do fairly well in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state and predicted that BJP will get only "handful of votes" in the Valley.

J&K polls: 145 candidates left in fray for 3rd phase

A total of 145 candidates are left for third phase Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir after the scrutiny of the nomination papers ended on Saturday, an EC official said.

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.