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.
Ruling National Conference today announced to field Iftikhar Hussain Misgar as its candidate from Anantnag assembly constituency in Jammu and Kashmir, days after its senior leader withdrew from the race in favour of opposition PDP.
The list of 69 Congress candidates for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Elections released on Friday did not contain any surprises. It, however, scotched rumours about many senior party leaders deserting the party before polls.
Curfew-like restrictions continued in five police station areas of the city as a precautionary measure even as normal life across Kashmir was affected on Wednesday following a call for general strike by separatist groups to protest the killing of two youths in Army firing.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi will on Tuesday visit the flood-affected areas of Jammu region, a day after interacting with people in the flood-affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.
Doordarshan has constituted a two-member internal committee to look into the matter where one of its correspondents, while reporting on the floods in Jammu and Kashmir, used different names while referring to Anantnag and Shankaracharya Hill.
Seeking to assuage concerns, Jammu & Kashmir Bank said its data centres and records have not been impacted by the worst floods in the state in over a century, but admitted that nearly 200 of its branches continue to be out of bounds.
"So far 20 deaths have been reported in the state due to heavy rains and floods," Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather told reporters at a joint press conference with Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand in Srinagar.
After three days of incessant rain, the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir has sounded a flood alert in the state and asked the authorities to be prepared to meet any eventuality. Meanwhile, the death toll due to foods and landslides have reached 12.