Jammu And Kashmir News

After J&K, Jharkhand, BJP's next target are Tamil Nadu, West Bengal: Tarun Vijay

New Delhi: With early trends showing the BJP leading in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir as the counting of votes began on Tuesday, its senior leader tarun Vijay said that it is the victory of people of in both states who have voted for development and change.

Assembly Poll Results LIVE: BJP ahead of PDP in J&K, 'Modi wave' in Jharkhand
Assembly Poll Results LIVE: BJP ahead of PDP in J&K, 'Modi wave' in Jharkhand

The 'Modi wave' is causing ripples in Jammu and Kashmir with the BJP, incredulously, leading in 30 of the total 87 seats in the state. While the National Conference is nowhere close returning to power, the PDP- predicted to emerge as the single largest party - is ahead in 29 seats of the total 84 seats for which trends are available. The Congress is reduced to lead in just 9 seats. Others lead in 5 seats.  ​

Don't project good turnout in J&K polls as strategic victory: Omar

Projecting a good turnout in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections as a strategic victory over Pakistan is akin to converting the polls into some sort of a "plebiscite", Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday, disputing the remarks made by NSA Ajit Doval on the issue.

Ensure voting rights of displaced people in J&K Assembly: Panel

A Parliamentary panel has expressed serious concern over the restricted voting rights of west Pakistani refugees and observed that they must have the right to elect and get elected in all representative bodies to enhance the strength of democracy.

No forewarning of recent J&K floods: Omar

Brushing aside the criticism by the Parliamentary panel for not taking sufficient measures on the forewarning about "more than normal" heavy showers, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said there was no forewarning of the recent floods in the state.

BJP expresses confidence over forming next govt in J&K

A day ahead of the counting of votes for the five-phased assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the state unit of BJP on Monday expressed confidence over the party forming the next government in the state.

Omar Abdullah says no post-poll alliance with BJP, will accept people's mandate
Omar Abdullah says no post-poll alliance with BJP, will accept people's mandate

Ruling out any post-assembly election alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that his tweets about conferring Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were misconstrued completely.

Arrangements in place for counting of votes in J&K on Monday

Counting of votes for the five-phased assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be undertaken on Monday, with the authorities finalising all arrangements to ensure smooth conclusion of the poll process to the 12th Legislative Assembly.

BSF recovers nearly 4 Lakh fake Indian currency near Indo-Pak border in J&K

Border Security Force (BSF) foiled a bid to smuggle fake currency with face value of nearly Rs 4 lakh near Indo-Pak border here, a senior official said.

Cold weather conditions continue to prevail in Kashmir Valley

Kashmir Valley continued to experience dry and cold weather on the second day of 'Chillai-Kalan' the 40-day harshest winter period, as the minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point with slight respite from cold conditions at some places.

D-Day for BJP, PDP: J&K, Jharkhand Assembly poll results today
D-Day for BJP, PDP: J&K, Jharkhand Assembly poll results today

Counting of votes will be held on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand which witnessed a record turnout in the multi-cornered contests to elect their assemblies.

PDP confident of clear majority in J&K

Expressing confidence about winning the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections by a clear majority, the People's Democratic Party ( PDP) on Monday asserted that the party won't require any alliance to form the government in the state.

IAF helps Kashmir elections with 300 sorties

 Indian Air Force helicopters played a key role during the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, undertaking nearly 300 sorties in over 160 hours.

Will form next Kashmir government on our own, says PDP
Will form next Kashmir government on our own, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said it was confident of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own and would not align with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

State govts have deprived Kashmiri Pandits of various privileges: Jitendra Singh

 Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said successive state governments in Jammu and Kashmir have created issues of contention amongst the section of the displaced community of Kashmiri Pandits.

40-day harshest winter period begins in Kashmir

The 40-day period of harshest winter in Kashmir Valley, known as Chillai-Kalan, began on Sunday on a warmer note as night temperatures rose across the Valley, increasing the chances of first snowfall of the season.

J&K contestants await results with bated breath

 More than 800 contestants in Jammu and Kashmir will spend a couple of nervous nights till December 23 when counting of votes for elections to the 12th Legislative Assembly will be held, after a record turnout in the five-phase polls in the state.

Exit polls predict advantage BJP in Jharkhand, hung assembly in J&K
Exit polls predict advantage BJP in Jharkhand, hung assembly in J&K

The BJP has a clear advantage in Jharkhand and the PDP is projected to lead in Jammu and Kashmir, exit polls said after the five phase assembly polls in both states ended Saturday.

Attack on BJP candidate in J&K: Case registered against PDP workers

A case has been registered against PDP workers who allegedly attacked and injured BJP candidate from Nowshera, Ravinder Raina, who has been admitted to the ICU of a government hospital on Saturday, even as BJP hit out at PDP and vowed to raise the matter before the EC.

Vote only way to revive 'basmati sector': Farmers in RS Pura

Known as the rice bowl of Jammu region for the famed Basmati rice, the farmers of this border constituency feel voting is only way they can revive the 'basmati sector' which was badly hit by the recent floods.

Police books Congress minister for attack on BJP candidate in J&K

Police on Saturday booked sitting Congress Minister Manohar Lal Sharma in connection with the attack on BJP candidate Nirmal Singh and indulging in other unlawful activities in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

Soldiers vote to 'guard' democracy even after hanging uniforms

Retired servicemen, who had fought Indo-Pak wars in this border constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, Saturday braved the winter chill for their "national duty" to caste votes and strengthen democracy in the state, in their bid to counter the ongoing Pakistan-sponsored proxy war.

Leh coldest in J&K, mercury drops in Srinagar

Srinagar: The mercury dipped further in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, to record the season's lowest temperature on the eve of 'Chillai-Kalan' the 40-day harshest winter period.

Militants gun down village sarpanch in north Kashmir

Srinagar: Militants on Saturday killed a village headman in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.

Vote in record numbers: PM Modi
Vote in record numbers: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged voters to turn out in record numbers as balloting took place in the fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.

Elaborate security for final phase of J&K polls: DGP

Jammu: Elaborate security arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of polling in the fifth and final phase of elections in Jammu division on Saturday.

Voting ends in Jammu and Kashmir, over 65% turnout
Voting ends in Jammu and Kashmir, over 65% turnout

Jammu: Braving winter chill, nearly 30 per cent of the electorate today exercised their franchise till noon in 20 constituencies in the final phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Assembly Polls, final phase: 'Historic' 65% voting in J&K, 70% in Jharkhand
Assembly Polls, final phase: 'Historic' 65% voting in J&K, 70% in Jharkhand

EC says this is the highest turnout in last 25 years in J&K; terms it historic and unprecedented.

Poll results in J&K will be surprising: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Exuding confidence of a victory in the ongoing Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said that the results will spring a surprise, proving wrong all assessments made by political pundits.

High alert as Kashmir readies for last phase of polling

After ensuring a peaceful, incident-free four phases of the assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities Friday sounded high alert in the Jammu region where 20 constituencies go to polls tomorrow in the fifth and final phase.