The Union Home Ministry's refusal to hand over the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to his family gives rise to suspicion that he might have been cremated rather than buried inside Tihar Jail, Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid has claimed.
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah Tuesday took a dig at the BJP-PDP coalition in the state over delay in allocation of portfolios to the sworn ministers, saying they should "stop squabbling and start governing."
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Monday questioned whether Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his daughter Mehbooba Mufti were trying to break the PDP-BJP alliance in the state.
Independent MLA from Langate seat Sheikh Abdul Rashid on Sunday termed the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir as a "cruel joke", saying there was nothing poles apart in the two parties as claimed by new state Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
Minutes after Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took oath as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, former CM of the state Omar Abdullah on Sunday congratulated the newly-formed PDP-BJP government, but not without sarcasm.
Amidst swine flu scare and forecast of heavy rain/snow early next week, authorities on Saturday extended the ongoing winter vacation in schools falling under Kashmir division and the winter zones of Jammu by another week.
The famous tourist resort of Gulmarg experienced fresh snowfall while Srinagar and other plains were lashed by rains under the impact of western disturbance - the main system affecting weather in Jammu and Kashmir.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday announced that her party has reached an understanding with the Bharatiya Janata Party on forming a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.