Jammu And Kashmir News

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.

J&K: Omar among 107 candidates in fray for 3rd phase polls

A total of 107 candidates, including Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, were left in fray for third phase Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, as the last date of withdrawal of the nominations ended on Monday, an EC official said.

J&K polls: PDP's prime agenda to protect honour of people, says Mufti

On the eve of the first phase of five- stage assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP patron Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Monday said his party's prime agenda is to protect dignity and honour of the people of the state.

J&K polls: 84 polling parties, security men airlifted to far-flung booths
J&K polls: 84 polling parties, security men airlifted to far-flung booths

A total of 84 polling parties along with security personnel have been airlifted to polling stations set-up in far-flung and remote mountainous belts of Jammu and Kashmir for the first phase of Assembly polls on Tuesday.

Naxals planning attack on RJD, JVM in Jharkhand; Pak militants want polls boycotted in J&K: Intel report
Naxals planning attack on RJD, JVM in Jharkhand; Pak militants want polls boycotted in J&K: Intel report

Security agencies in Jharkhand were on Monday put on alert after intelligence inputs suggested that Naxals were planning to attacks leaders of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM).

SC irked over non-holding of Bar Council election in J&K

The Supreme Court on Monday took strong note of non-holding of elections of the State Bar Council by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court for the last 30 years and termed is as "highly undesirable".

Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday in J&K

Amidst security alert about possible Maoist attacks on politicians in Jharkhand and militant groups' poll boycott call in Jammu and Kashmir, the stage was set for the first of staggered assembly elections in the two states on Tuesday.

Congress manifesto reflection of popular aspirations: Party leader

Claiming that its poll manifesto is a "reflection of popular aspirations", Congress on Monday asked people to vote for it during Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir for equitable development of all the three regions in the state.

J&K polls: Jammu gets mobile application for election updates

As the state of Jammu and Kashmir prepares for the assembly elections, the android phone users in Jammu region can now avail of the latest election news updates on their mobile devices.

Modi's development mantra will work in Kashmir: Anupam Kher

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s development mantra would work for Kashmir as it did in Gujarat, actor Anupam Kher said Monday.

Army prepared for first phase of polling in J&K: GOC 15 Corps

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 15 Corps, Lt. General Subrata Saha, on Monday said that the army is fully prepared for the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls beginning tomorrow.

BJP reaches out to people of Kashmir

In an attempt to reach out to the people of Kashmir, BJP on Monday softened its stand on several issues including the alleged discrimination against Jammu region on development front.

Ballot not bullet now rules in Bandipora

The staccato of gunfire has been replaced by sounds of poll sloganeering in Bandipora, which once witnessed frequent encounters between militants and security forces but is now gripped by election fever.

PM to address rallies in Kashmir on Dec 6

Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two election rallies in Anantnag and Srinagar districts of Kashmir Valley on December 6 with BJP exuding confidence that it will achieve its 'Mission 44+' to form the next government in the state.

J&K polls: Over 3,000 KPs registered voters in first phase

Jammu: As many as 3,441 Kashmiri Pandit voters will exercise their franchise through ballot papers in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls Tuesday.

Army recovers huge cache of arms from Keran Sector

Srinagar:Army personnel recovered a huge cache of arms from Jammu and Kashmir's Keran Sector on Monday

Cold wave further tightens its grip in J&K

 Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, and Leh, in Ladakh region, experienced the coldest nights of the season so far as the cold wave further tightened its grip in the state.

Huge cache of arms, ammunition recovered in Baramulla

Army personnel on Sunday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a militant hideout in a forest area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla District.

Srinagar has coldest night of season, Leh freezes

Srinagar: The night temperature continued its free fall below the freezing point in Srinagar Monday, reaching the lowest this season so far, while Leh slipped to a bone-chilling minus 12 degrees Celsius.

Rahul Gandhi to campaign in J&K on Tuesday

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign for his party in the second phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Parties use radio to woo voters in J&K

Srinagar: Radio has emerged as the most favoured medium for politicians in election-bound Jammu and Kashmir to woo voters as the first-phase of Assembly polls in the state draw closer.

Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies in J&K on Tuesday
Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies in J&K on Tuesday

The stage is set for the first of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers, are among 123 candidates trying their luck in 15 constituencies that will go to polls on Tuesday in all three regions of the state.

One killed in Jammu van accident

 One person was killed and two others were injured here Monday in Udhampur district when a poll campaign vehicle met with an accident.

Ahead of J&K polls, large quantity of arms, ammunition seized by Army

The Indian Army said Sunday it has recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition in the Kashmir Valley, terming it a "major success" at ensuring peaceful elections in the state.

J&K floods: PMO gets Rs 10 lakh relief cheque from REPCO Bank

Union minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday received a cheque of Rs 10 lakh for flood relief in Jammu and Kashmir from Repatriates Cooperative Finance & Development Bank Ltd.

J&K polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises reforms

Promising equitable development of the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress on Sunday released its manifesto here which proposed two empowered regional councils, decentralisation, more cross-LoC CBMs and review of cases of detainees not involved in grave offences.

'Kejriwal decided to quit as Delhi CM as he failed to deliver'

Launching an attack on former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for having "chickened out" by resigning from CM's position, the Congress on Sunday said AAP leader decided to quit after he failed to deliver on the promises made to the people of Delhi.

Muslims in India more prosperous than in Pakistan: BJP

 Ahead of Assembly polls, BJP on Sunday attempted to strike a chord with the Muslim population here in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the Muslims in India were more prosperous as compared to the Muslims living in Pakistan.