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LIVE: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed becomes 12th CM of J&K, Omar Abdullah congratulates
LIVE: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed becomes 12th CM of J&K, Omar Abdullah congratulates

Jammu and Kashmir, which was under Governor's rule for 49 days due to political deadlock, got a new government on Sunday as PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was administered oath of chief minister office by Governor NN Vohra at Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu University. PDP-BJP alliance will run government in the state.

PDP-BJP govt in J&K a historic opportunity: RSS mouthpiece

With BJP all set to rule Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in alliance with PDP, RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' said on Saturday this is a "historic opportunity" that will help the state join the national mainstream, but admitted that running the government would be a tightrope walk.

Congress, NC to stay away from Mufti swearing-in on Sunday

Congress and National Conference (NC), the erstwhile ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, are likely to "stay away" from Sunday's swearing-in ceremony of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led PDP-BJP government in the state.

Congress, NC to stay away from Mufti swearing-in on Sunday

Congress and National Conference (NC), the erstwhile ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, are likely to "stay away" from Sunday's swearing-in ceremony of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led PDP-BJP government in the state.

Army to hold 7-days recruitment rally in Doda

The Army will hold a seven-days long recruitment rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district from March 22.

Mufti Sayeed-led govt to be sworn in J&K Sunday

 The 49-day Governor's rule comes to end on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir with the swearing-in of PDP leader Mufti Mohamemd Sayeed as Chief Minister in an alliance with BJP which will be part of a government for the first time in the state.

Nine injured as vehicle falls into gorge in J&K

 Nine persons were on Saturday injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling fell into a gorge near Pul Doda area here, a police official said.

Winter vacation extended in Valley; schools to reopen on March 9

Amidst swine flu scare and forecast of heavy rain/snow early next week, authorities on Saturday extended the ongoing winter vacation in schools falling under Kashmir division and the winter zones of Jammu by another week.

Heavy security in Jammu ahead of swearing-in ceremony

A multi-tier security has been put in place in the city for Sunday's swearing-in-ceremony of the Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed led BJP-PDP government and the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Two militants killed in south Kashmir gunfight

Two militants of Hizbul Mujaheedin outfit were killed in a fierce gunfight overnight with security forces in south Kashmir Pulwama district, police Saturday said.

Fresh snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir

The famous tourist resort of Gulmarg experienced fresh snowfall while Srinagar and other plains were lashed by rains under the impact of western disturbance - the main system affecting weather in Jammu and Kashmir.

If Kashmir is to get AIIMS, I hope the money is pumped in to upgrade SKIMS: Omar Abdullah

Reacting to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's proposed medical schemes for Jammu and Kashmir in his 2015 Union Budget, former chief minister of the state Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that efforts should be made to raise the already established SKIMS to global standards.

BJP-PDP coalition is an opportunistic alliance: Congress
BJP-PDP coalition is an opportunistic alliance: Congress

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sealed the alliance between the BJP and the PDP to form a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress on Saturday termed its as an 'opportunistic alliance'.

Mufti elected PDP legislature party leader, stakes claim to form govt

Peoples Democratic Party chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was on Friday elected the leader of the PDP's legislature party, paving way for him to become chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan violates ceasefire again in Jammu, second in 24 hours

In the second instance of ceasefire violation within 24 hours, Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on a Border Out Post along the International Border in Jammu district on Friday.

Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in Kashmir's Pulwama district

An encounter broke out this evening between security forces and militants in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

Hurriyat Conference chief Mirwaiz for resolution of Kashmir issue

 Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq on Friday welcomed the proposed visit of Indian Foreign Secretary to Pakistan but stressed on the need for the resolution of Kashmir issue for a progressive and secure south Asia.

BJP MLAs submit letter to J&K Governor pledging support to PDP

Elected legislatives of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Friday and submitted a letter with regards to their party extending its support to the People`s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state assembly.

With Mufti, Modi hug capital of J&K shifted to Nagpur: Omar Abdullah

As BJP and PDP reached an alliance, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said it was a tie-up between North and South Poles and questioned "where are the celebrations on the streets of Jammu and Kashmir".

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to be sworn in as CM on Sunday, PM Modi to attend

Setting the stage for the installation of PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today shook hands and hugged each other noting that the coalition was like "bringing together of North Pole and South Pole".

Equitable development will be priority of BJP-PDP govt: Jitendra Singh

Equitable development of all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir would be the priority of PDP-BJP government that is set to be sworn in, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday.

Minimum temperatures drops across Valley; rain, snow likely

With a clear overnight sky, minimum temperatures dropped across most places in Kashmir even as the weather department on Friday predicted rain and snow in some parts of the Valley from Saturday, owing to a likely effect of Western Disturbance here.

Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Kashmir

A moderate-intensity earthquake Friday jolted Kashmir although no loss of life or property has been reported so far, an official said.

'North and South Pole' come together in J&K; PM Modi to attend Sayeed's swearing-in ceremony
'North and South Pole' come together in J&K; PM Modi to attend Sayeed's swearing-in ceremony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed met here on Friday and sealed the alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the PDP to form a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP blames Congress for Jammu and Kashmir problems

Blaming the Congress for the present situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said leaving either BJP or PDP out of power in the state will be leaving either Jammu or the Kashmir valley out of power.

Congress questions BJP on its stand on Article 370

Congress on Thursday questioned BJP on its stand on Article 370 in the context of it forming government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir even as it targeted the Modi dispensation over various issues, including communal remarks made by BJP and Sangh leaders.

Two killed in landslide on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Two people were on Thursday killed while two others were seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a landslide on the Jammu- Srinagar national highway near here, a police official said.

Various delegations discuss issues with J&K Governor

Several delegations from across Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday held meetings with state Governor NN Vohra and apprised him of the problems being faced by the people in their areas.

J&K govt formation: Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to be sworn-in as CM on Sunday
J&K govt formation: Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to be sworn-in as CM on Sunday

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir at 11 AM on Sunday.

Four civilians injured in explosion at encounter site in J&K

Four civilians were on Thursday injured when an explosion occurred at a site where an encounter between security personnel and militants had ended last night in Shopian district of south Kashmir.