Jammu And Kashmir News

Congress is highest example of 'opportunism, falsehood': Omar Abdullah ​

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday hit out at Congress for trying to take credit for all the good work done by NC-led government and described the attitude of the party as the highest example of "opportunism and falsehood".

PM Modi to campaign in 2nd phase polls in J&K on Nov 28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for BJP in second phase of Assembly Elections in Udhampur and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir on November 28.

Omar has no moral right to talk about corruption: Mehbooba

Attacking Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said the National Conference leader has no moral authority to talk about corruption as he himself is "under scrutiny for promoting political corruption" in the state.

EC issues notification for 5th phase assembly polls in J&K

Election Commission on Wednesday issued notification for holding the elections in 20 of the 87 assembly seats in the fifth and last phase of the five-stage assembly polls.

Sonawari records highest voter turnout

Sonawari Assembly constituency, once a bastion of terrorists, recorded the highest voter turnout of 80 percent among the 15 constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir that went to polls in first phase.

Centre examining new package for Kashmiri Pandits

Government is examining a new package for the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits and it is being finalised in consultation with the Jammu and Kashmir government and representatives of migrants, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

J&K polls: Hizbul threatens political workers to stay away from campaign

Some posters purportedly on behalf of pro-Pakistan militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen have appeared in Pulwama asking political workers to stay away from the electioneering in Kashmir or face "dire" consequences.

Govts at Centre took Jammu region for granted: J&K Congress leader

Jammu and Kashmir Congress leader Sham Lal Sharma on Wednesday alleged that Jammu region in the state has always been taken for granted by successive Central governments on the pretext of Kashmir's predominated political dimensions.

India, Pakistan should resolve differences: Omar Abdullah

The element of "suspicion and hostility" between India and Pakistan should be removed and both the countries should sit across the dialogue table and resolve their differences, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday.

Cold wave tightens grip over Kashmir division

 Cold wave tightened its grip over Kashmir division after a day's respite as the minimum temperature across the Valley dipped below the freezing point, with Leh, in Ladakh region, being the coldest place in the state at minus 9.9 degrees Celsius.

Record turnout in J&K Assembly polls, high polling in Jharkhand
Record turnout in J&K Assembly polls, high polling in Jharkhand

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday registered a record 71.28 percent turnout in the first phase of incident-free Assembly elections when people ignored boycott calls by separatists and cold conditions to cast their votes in 15 constituencies.

Modi government being run by big industrialists: Rahul in J&K

In a sharp attack on the Modi government, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged it was being run by big industrialists and said a Rs 6,000 crore loan was facilitated to the Adani Group for a project in Australia but the promise of Rs 1,000-crore aid for flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir remained unfulfilled.

Congress will dash expectations of political analysts: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their "huge participation" in the first phase of Assembly elections and said his party's performance will dash expectations of political analysts.

Voting trends show people want change: Mehbooba Mufti

Expressing satisfaction over the peaceful culmination of the first phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir with an "encouraging" turnout, opposition PDP on Tuesday said the trends emerging from the voting show that people of the state want change.

121-year old votes in Jammu and Kashmir

The first phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday witnessed a 121-year-old woman cast her ballot.

NC will emerge as single largest party in J&K: Omar Abdullah
NC will emerge as single largest party in J&K: Omar Abdullah

With a heavy turnout recorded in the first of the five-phase Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed confidence that his National Conference will emerge as the single largest party in the state.

Old and young alike come out to vote in J&K's Ganderbal

Enthusiasm to take part in the democratic process by exercising their right to franchise transcended the age boundaries in this central Kashmir district on Tuesday as old and young alike, the many-time voters and the first-time ones, came out to vote.

Indian Kashmir turns out to vote as Modi eyes power

Voetrs in Indian Kashmir turned out in large numbers under tight security Tuesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Hindu nationalist party tried to win power for the first time in the tense Muslim-majority state.

Congress minister Mir files nomination from Dooru seat

Seeking re-election for a third consecutive term from Dooru Assembly constituency in Anantang district of South Kashmir, Congress minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir on Tuesday filed his nomination papers and said that he has fully delivered on his development promises.

Saloora witnesses huge turnout in the absence of militancy

 Once known for the presence of local and foreign militants, Saloora, a village in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district today made history when people in large numbers came out to vote and became a "part of the change" they wanted to see.

Voters in J&K defy separatists' poll boycott call

Power of democracy prevailed over the separatist-sponsored call for boycott as voters from five constituencies of the Kashmir Valley today thronged polling stations to exercise their franchise in the first of the five-phased elections in the state.

Army Chief on visit to J&K to review security situation

 Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag is undertaking a visit to Jammu and Kashmir today to review the security situation there as the first phase of polling goes underway.

J&K polls: Young Kashmiri voters queue up for polling

Voters, mainly young men and women, queued up at a polling booth in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district, braving temperatures below the freezing point.

PM Modi asks voters to turn up in large numbers for J&K and Jharkhand polls

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday urged voters, especially the youth, to turn up in large numbers and cast their votes in the ongoing elections in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

Rahul Gandhi to campaign in J&K today
Rahul Gandhi to campaign in J&K today

Congress vice presiden​t Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party candidates in north Kashmir and Jammu division on November 25, General Secretary & Spokesperson, J&K Congress Dr Abdul Rashid Choudhary, said on Tuesday.

Moderate polling in J&K as weather improves
Moderate polling in J&K as weather improves

Srinagar: Ignoring boycott call by separatist groups and braving cold weather, moderate polling was on Tuesday recorded in most of the 15 constituencies going to polls in the first of the five-phased polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K, Jharkhand Assembly polls, phase I: As it happened
J&K, Jharkhand Assembly polls, phase I: As it happened

Srinagar/Ranchi: Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure free and fair polls in the first phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, which began on Tuesday amid unprecedented security.

Election Commission bans exit polls in Jharkhand, J&K

Election Commission has banned the publication and dissemination of exit polls of any kind in poll-bound Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

Tight security arrangements in place for J&K polls

About 400 companies of security forces have been deployed to ensure free and fair polls in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir polls on Tuesday.

J&K polls: Clash between Congress, PDP supporters in Doda

A clash erupted between two groups of supporters of PDP and Congress when some Congress workers attacked the house of a PDP activist, alleging that he was distributing cash to voters to lure them to vote in favour of PDP candidate.