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Avalanche warning: 27 families evacuated from Kashmir Kulgam

Authorities in south Kashmir Kulgam district on Monday evacuated 27 families from Waltengo Nard area in view of avalanche warning following heavy snowfall.

NC, PDP, BJP win two seats each in the Upper House

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), BJP and National Conference have won two seats each in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative council election which was held on Monday.

Is there a 'tectonic shift' on issues like Article 370: Congress asks BJP

Congress on Monday latched on to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's controversial remarks to heap further embarrassment on the BJP asking whether it has undergone a "tectonic shift" on issues concerning the sensitive state including Article 370.

Rebuild system, restore credibility of govt: Mufti to ministers

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Monday asked his ministers to work to rebuild the system, restore credibility and ensure accountability in governance to fulfil the aspirations of the people of the state.

Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed govt for Budget Session from March 18

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday proposed to the Governor to summon the budget session of the state Legislature from March 18.

J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed begins second innings, receives Guard of Honour

The newly sworn-in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was given the traditional Guard of Honour at the civil secretariat on Monday.

PDP-BJP coalition has not made a good beginning: Baig

Senior PDP leader and Lok Sabha MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig said on Monday that the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir had not made a promising beginning with controversy erupting due to statements on both sides.

BJP condemns PDP's demand for return of Afzal Guru's remains
BJP condemns PDP's demand for return of Afzal Guru's remains

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came out strongly against its J&K partner – PDP's demands of returning to Valley mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru saying such statements could cause unrest.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti defends father's statement

With the newly sworn-in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement crediting "people from across the border" for conduct of Assembly polls triggering a controversy, his daughter and PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday stood by her father's statement.

Omar Abdullah takes on PDP over demands of Afzal Guru's mortal remains

Former J&K chief minister and NC leader Omar Abdullah on Monday took on the PDP over the demands of the return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains.

Avalanche damages 15 structures in J&K, no loss of life

At least 15 structures were damaged by an avalanche in north Kashmir?s Bandipora district, police said Monday.

PDP leaders demand return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains, BJP asks ally to be cautious
PDP leaders demand return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains, BJP asks ally to be cautious

In yet another controversy that could embarrass the BJP,  its ally in Jammu and Kashmir - the PDP on Monday demanded the return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains, who was hanged for his role in December 2001 terrorist attack on Parliament.

I stand by my statement on Pakistan, Hurriyat: J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

A day after his remarks on peaceful polls in Jammu and Kashmir triggered a row, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Monday said that he stood by his comments and accused those raising a hue and cry over it of trying to "make mountain of a mole hill".

Crediting militants for smooth polling insult to people: Cong

Slamming Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister for praising Hurriyat and Pakistan for smooth elections in the state, Congress on Monday said, giving such a credit was insult to the people of the state.

Omar questions future of PDP-BJP alliance in Kashmir

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Monday questioned whether Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his daughter Mehbooba Mufti were trying to break the PDP-BJP alliance in the state.

Smooth polls due to J&K people, security, EC: Centre

 As newly sworn-in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement crediting "people from across the border" for conduct of Assembly polls triggered a controversy, the Centre today maintained that it is people of the state, security forces and Election Commission, whose efforts should be given the credit.

Mufti's separatist statement: BJP 'fully disassociates', says Rajnath Singh
Mufti's separatist statement: BJP 'fully disassociates', says Rajnath Singh

Distancing the party from Jammu and Kashmir's newly elected CM Mufti Mohd Sayeed's statement crediting separatists for allowing conducive atmosphere for assembly polls, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the BJP fully disassociates itself from Sayeed's remark.

Police bust fake currency and drug racket in J&K

The police has busted a fake currency and drug racket in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Mufti's separatist statement: BJP says credit for polls goes to people of J&K
Mufti's separatist statement: BJP says credit for polls goes to people of J&K

The historic BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir got off to a controversial start after Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed said credit must be given to "people from across the border", an oblique reference to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militant outfits for allowing conducive atmosphere for assembly polls.

Rains sweep large parts of India, fresh snowfall in J&K
Rains sweep large parts of India, fresh snowfall in J&K

Land and air traffic was badly affected in Jammu and Kashmir as snowfall and rainfall continued for the second day, Monday.

PDP, BJP workers celebrate govt formation

Workers of BJP and PDP on Sunday celebrated the formation of coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, by bursting crackers and dancing to music.

PDP-BJP govt a cruel joke: Rashid

Independent MLA from Langate seat Sheikh Abdul Rashid on Sunday termed the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir as a "cruel joke", saying there was nothing poles apart in the two parties as claimed by new state Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sworn-in as J&K CM; BJP agrees to maintain status quo on Article 370
PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sworn-in as J&K CM; BJP agrees to maintain status quo on Article 370

PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed called for peace Sunday after taking oath as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, heading a coalition that brought the BJP to power for the first time in India's only Muslim-majority state.

Militancy has damaged Kashmir: Pakistani daily

Asking India and Pakistan to revisit the fundamentals of their Kashmir policies, a Pakistani newspaper said Sunday that militancy had caused huge damage to Jammu and Kashmir.

Peaceful J&K polls due to those who trust in Constitution: BJP on Sayeed remark

Refusing to be drawn into the row over J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's remarks crediting people across the border and separatists for the peaceful polls in the state, BJP today said the exercise had been successful due to the efforts of the Election Commission and Indian Army and of those who believe in the Indian Constitution.

No change in BJP's position on Article 370, says Venkaiah Naidu

Senior BJP leader and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said there is no change in the party's stand on Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Ghulam Nabi Azad slams Mufti's remark, asks BJP to explain

Congress on Sunday slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for his statement that Pakistan and militant groups had made the atmosphere conducive for elections in the state and said BJP should explain the position of its ally.

BJP downplays U-turn on Article 370

BJP on Sunday sought to downplay its U- turn on Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, in light of the agreement with its ruling coalition partner PDP to maintain status quo on the controversial provision.

Rains, snowfall bring mercury down in Kashmir

Rains in plains and snowfall in upper reaches of Kashmir continued for the second consecutive day on Sunday as the downpour brought down the day temperature by more than four degrees.

Governor's rule ends in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Sunday revoked Governor's rule in the state, following the swearing in of the Mufti Mohammed Sayeed government.