Amarnath Yatra suspended due to landslides
Amarnath Yatra suspended due to landslides

The annual Hindu pilgrimage, Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, was on Friday suspended due to landslides on the routes to the Himalayan cave shrine.

Kashmiri Pandits leave for 'Kheerbhawani' festival in Valley

Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits on Monday left for Kashmir Valley to attend the annual "Kheerbhawani" festival in the northern Ganderbal district.

Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Kashmir

A moderate-intensity earthquake Friday jolted Kashmir although no loss of life or property has been reported so far, an official said.

J&K, Jharkhand Assembly elections - 4th phase: As it happened
J&K, Jharkhand Assembly elections - 4th phase: As it happened

  • 61.65% polling percentage recorded for 4th phase of Jharkhand Assembly election, expected to go up by 1-2%, as per EC.
  • 49% polling percentage recorded for 4th phase of J&K Assembly election, as per Election Commission.

Fourth phase of Assembly Elections: Voting for 18 J&K seats, 15 Jharkhand constituencies begins
Fourth phase of Assembly Elections: Voting for 18 J&K seats, 15 Jharkhand constituencies begins

Polling began on Sunday for the penultimate round of the five-phased elections as votes were being cast for 18 seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand.

J&K polls: After promising sky Omar Abdullah did nothing for his constituency, says PDP
J&K polls: After promising sky Omar Abdullah did nothing for his constituency, says PDP

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday attacked ruling National Conference leader Omar Abdullah for doing nothing for his Ganderbal constituency as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir after "promising sky" during polls.

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.

J&K polls: Triangular contest in Ganderbal

The ruling National Conference's traditional bastion Ganderbal is set for a triangular fight with PDP, NC and an Independent contesting the polls after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided not to contest from the constituency which goes to polls on November 25.

Pursue politically-inclusive agenda for J&K: PDP to Centre

Opposition PDP on Thursday said the Centre should take on board all stakeholders as part of a politically-inclusive and development-intensive agenda for the state and take measures to address both the internal and external dimensions of the Kashmir issue.

J&K polls: Omar Abdullah to contest from Beerwah in Budgam

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Thursday, filed nomination from Beerwah Assembly constituency in Budgam district for the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

Paved way for Ganderbal's own representative: Omar Abdullah

In his first appearance in Ganderbal after deciding not to seek re-election from the constituency, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said he had realised that time had come for the people to have their "own representative".

All seats equally dear: Omar Abdullah on not contesting from home turf

A day after announcing that he will not be fighting Assembly polls from family bastion Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said people of all constituencies of the state were equally dear to him in his "mission to serve sincerely and equitably".

J&K polls: Abdullah family's decade-old ties with Ganderbal to end

 With Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah deciding against seeking re-election from Ganderbal, the decades-old relationship of the Abdullah family with the constituency, considered to be its stronghold, will come to an end.

Quitting Ganderbal in J&K polls: Omar Abdullah's decision stumps all, angers many

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's decision to quit family political bastion Ganderbal has come as a bolt from the blue -- both for his die-hard supporters as well as his detractors.

J&K polls: Omar Abdullah skips family bastion Ganderbal, to contest from two seats

Ending speculation over his choice of Assembly seat, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will contest from two constituencies in the upcoming elections instead of family bastion Ganderbal from where he was elected in 2008.

Omar Abdullah not too keen on contesting from Ganderbal

Although it now needs only a formal announcement, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah appears to have decided against contesting from Ganderbal in the forthcoming assembly elections, thereby ending the 37-year-old political tryst of the Abdullahs with their once strongest bastion in Kashmir.

Panchayat system best tool to curb corruption: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said Panchayats are the best tool to curb corruption and ensure transparency.

Three more pilgrims die en-route to Amarnath shrine

Three more pilgrims including a Sadhu on Thursday died en-route to the 3,880-metre-high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the death toll in the ongoing yatra to eight, officials said.

Every Kashmiri wishes early return of Pandits: Yasin Malik

JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Friday visited the famous temple of Kheer Bhawani in Ganderbal district and appealed to Kashmiri pandits to return to their homes.

Omar rejects reports of him looking for `safer` Assembly seat

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday brushed aside reports that he had decided to move out from his Ganderbal Assembly segment to contest from a "safer seat" in the 2014 Assembly Elections.