The postponement of an expected meeting on Wednesday between PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has triggered speculation about any last minute hitches on key issues that could form the basis for the formation of a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.
A senior doctor posted at a government hospital in Bishnah Tehsil in Samba district was Tuesday admitted in Government Medical college hospital in a critical condition for what is suspected to be a case of swine flu related infection.
Six persons have been tested positive for swine flu in Jammu so far, with doctors at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here today alleging that the state health authorities were not supplying adequate protection gear and medicines to deal with the virus.
Cautioning the BJP against joining hands with PDP, an organisation for displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Friday said if government formation in Jammu and Kashmir takes place on PDP's terms, it will prove to be a "deadly" embrace for the saffron party.
Amid speculation on formation of a government in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday met state Governor NN Vohra, though he said the meeting was aimed at discussing administration-related issues.
People of Jammu region bordering Pakistan and BSF personnel posted along the frontier erupted in joy as Indian cricket team scored a 76-run win over the neighbouring country's squad in World Cup on Sunday.
Several panic stricken schools in Jammu called it a holiday while parents rushed to collect their children after a rumour spread that militants had attacked a prestigious school along the India-Pakistan border on Friday.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has cancelled the registration of several kanals of posh land illegally allotted to seven individuals and has directed Jammu deputy commissioner to form a three member enquiry committee to look into the case.
PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Tuesday congratulated AAP for its resounding victory in Delhi Assembly polls, saying the elections have asserted India's diversity and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the lead disciplining "divisive elements".
Several separatists leaders were detained or put under house arrest and prohibitory orders clamped in the city in the wake of protests called by them on the second anniversary of execution of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru on Monday.
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar on Wednesday directed all ranks of state police to extend their help to civil administration and people facing hardships in the snow-bound areas.