2014 was perceived to be "challenging" for the security grid in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the US announcement of troop pull-out from Afghanistan and two elections in the state but the number of casualties suffered by the security forces decreased slightly.
Srinagar: A video purportedly showing Peoples Democratic Party MLA Ashraf Mir firing several rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle to celebrate his victory against National Conference leader Omar Abdullah from Sonawar Assembly seat in Jammu and Kashmir has surfaced on Friday.
The BJP, which made a determined bid to score its first poll victory in the Kashmir Valley, not only drew a blank but suffered the ignominy of seeing all but one of its 34 candidates lose their security deposits.
Srinagar/Jammu: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looking set to make history in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, its senior leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday exuded confidence that his party will form the next government in both states.
Srinagar/Jammu: People's Conference leader Sajjad Gani Lone on Tuesday expressed his desire tto serve the people of Jammu and Kashmir if his party wins considerable number of seats as the counting of votes began this morning.
Projecting a good turnout in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections as a strategic victory over Pakistan is akin to converting the polls into some sort of a "plebiscite", Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday, disputing the remarks made by NSA Ajit Doval on the issue.
Counting of votes for the five-phased assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be undertaken on Monday, with the authorities finalising all arrangements to ensure smooth conclusion of the poll process to the 12th Legislative Assembly.
The 40-day period of harshest winter in Kashmir Valley, known as Chillai-Kalan, began on Sunday on a warmer note as night temperatures rose across the Valley, increasing the chances of first snowfall of the season.