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J&K HC stays acquittal of godman accused of raping

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has stayed the acquittal by a trial court of 'godman' Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, accused of raping girls in his religious seminary in Budgam district of the Valley.

J&K Government will run on 'Common Minimum Programme': BJP

Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Wednesday downplayed the ongoing controversy over separatist-turned-politician Sajjad Lone miff over being given an 'insignificant' ministry, saying the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will run as per the conditions and clauses in the 'Common Minimum Programme'.

Sajjad Lone unhappy with 'low-key' portfolios in J&K govt, refuses to take charge
Sajjad Lone unhappy with 'low-key' portfolios in J&K govt, refuses to take charge

The newly-appointed Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led government in Jammu and Kashmir continues to court controversies after reports on Wednesday claimed that Peoples Conference leader Sajjad Lone is miffed with the 'low-key' ministries being allocated to him and has refused to take charge.

Srinagar-Jammu national highway to remain shut for traffic

The strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which has been blocked due to heavy snowfall and landslides, will remain shut for vehicular traffic for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.

J&K government real tribute to Shyama Prasad Mookerjee: RSS

BJP may have made a climbdown on its position on Article 370 as to form an alliance government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, but the RSS has said that the new regime is a "tribute" to party ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee.

Clear air on AFSPA, West Pak refugees: NC to PDP

National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday asked ruling PDP to clear its stand on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and citizenship rights to West Pakistan refugees while alleging that alliance partners PDP and BJP had opposing views on the crucial issues.

J&K Congress protests against BJP-PDP govt

J&K Congress on Tuesday slammed BJP-PDP government for hurting the sentiments of the people for giving credit to Hurriyat, militants and people from across the borders for peaceful conduct of Assembly elections in the state.

Mufti has hurt voters: Congress

Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Tuesday said Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has hurt the voters of the state by his controversial remarks giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militant outfits for peaceful Assembly elections.

Guru's body might have been cremated rather than buried: J&K MLA

The Union Home Ministry's refusal to hand over the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to his family gives rise to suspicion that he might have been cremated rather than buried inside Tihar Jail, Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid has claimed.

J&K portfolios announced, CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed keeps Home, Tourism
J&K portfolios announced, CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed keeps Home, Tourism

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led government in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday announced portfolios, with Home and Tourism remaining with the Chief Minister.

59-day Amarnath yatra registration begins

The registration of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra via the Baltal and Chandanwari routes, has commenced at 430 designated bank branches across the country.

Heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley continues for second consecutive day

Kashmir Valley remained cut off from rest of the country for the second consecutive day Tuesday, due to continued rainfall in plains and snowfall in upper reaches.

J&K: Man, wife arrested on their return from Pakistan after 24 years

A man who returned to Kashmir after spending 24 years in Pakistan has been arrested along with his Pakistani wife in Poonch district, police said.

Weather set to improve in Jammu and Kashmir

The weather is likely to improve from Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir as rail, road and air traffic continued to be affected for the second consecutive day due to heavy snowfall and poor visibility.

Omar takes dig at BJP-PDP govt over delay in portfolio allocation

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah Tuesday took a dig at the BJP-PDP coalition in the state over delay in allocation of portfolios to the sworn ministers, saying they should "stop squabbling and start governing."

Mani Shankar Aiyar advocates returning Afzal Guru's remains

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday advocated returning the remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to his family.

PDP MP Muzaffar Baig tenders resignation to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MP Muzaffar Baig has reportedly tendered his resignation to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Tuesday.

MHA rejects PDP demand to return Afzal Guru's remains: Sources

A day after legislators belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demanded the return of mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, the Ministry of Home Affairs is reported to have rejected the demand.

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.