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Najma Heptullah calls for Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee
New Delhi, Dec. 22 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Najma Heptullah on Monday welcomed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's statement on conferring the Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
How many alliances are possible in Kashmir? (News Analysis)
By Sheikh Qayoom, Srinagar, Dec 22 : Amid the uncertainty of what will be the election result Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir, two things are certain: there will be no alliance between the BJP and the Congress and none between the National Conference and the PDP.
PDP confident of clear majority in J-K
Srinagar, Dec. 22 : Expressing confidence about winning the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections by a clear majority, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday asserted that the party won't require any alliance to form the government in the state.
Aligning with BJP inconceivable for me: Omar Abdullah
Srinagar, Dec 22 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday virtually ruled out any understanding with the BJP post the state assembly elections results, saying it was "inconceivable for him" to even think about any such course of action.
Counting of votes for J-K, Jharkhand assembly elections tomorrow
New Delhi, Dec. 22 : Counting of votes for the five-phased assembly elections in the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will begin on Tuesday.
Will form next Kashmir government on our own, says PDP
Jammu, Dec 21 : The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said it was confident of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own and would not align with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
IAF helps Kashmir elections with 300 sorties
New Delhi, Dec 21 : Indian Air Force helicopters played a key role during the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, undertaking nearly 300 sorties in over 160 hours.
Ali Anwar trashes exit polls, claims BJP won't come to power in ...
New Delhi, Dec. 21 : Refusing to give any credence to the exit poll predictions with regard to Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir, Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Sunday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not be able to form government in any of the two states.
Kashmir Valley braces up for harshest winter period
PM Modi congratulates J-K, Jharkhand for high voter turnout in ...
New Delhi, Dec. 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand for recording a high voter turnout and said that this reflected the victory of a democracy.
Rain, snowfall forecast in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 21 : Rain and snowfall are expected in the Kashmir Valley during the next two days, the weather office said Sunday.
Fifth phase polling in J-K 76 percent, overall in all phases 65.5 ...
New Delhi, Dec. 20 : Stating that the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir was peaceful, the Election Commission on Saturday announced that, while the turnout today was average 76 percent, the overall polling percentage in the state in all phases was 65.5 percent.
MoS for Home Affairs lauds SSB's role in J-K, LWE affected states
New Delhi, Dec. 20 : Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary on Saturday lauded the role played by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in Jammu and Kashmir and the Left Wing Extremism affected states.
Voters must uphold pluralistic, secular character of India: Manish ...
New Delhi, Dec. 20 : Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir should vote to uphold the pluralistic and secular character of India.
Kashmir polls see highest turnout in 25 years, 76 percent in last ...
Jammu, Dec 20 : Braving the winter chill, an astounding over 13 lakh people, or 76 percent of the electorate, Saturday turned out to vote in the fifth and final round of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections. Officials termed the turnout "historic and unprecedented" and the highest in the last ...
Kashmir sees historic polling percentage: EC
New Delhi, Dec 20 : Jammu and Kashmir Saturday saw 76 percent turnout in the fifth and final phase of polling, and recorded an overall polling percentage of 65 percent, which was "historic" and "unprecedented", the Election Commission said here.
Voting ends in Kashmir, over 65 percent turnout
Jammu, Dec 20 : The fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir ended peacefully Saturday, with over 65 percent of the voters casting their ballot in 20 constituencies, officials said.
Village headman gunned down in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 20 : A village headman was killed Saturday by terrorists in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, on a day when the last phase of assembly elections were held in Jammu and Kashmir.
29.8 percent polling till noon in J-K, 53.86 percent till 1p.m. in ...
Jammu, Dec. 20 : Around 29.8 percent polling has been recorded till 1p.m. in 20 assembly constituencies in the fifth and final phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sopore Sarpanch shot dead
Sopore, Dec. 20 : A village sarpanch was shot dead by suspected militants in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday.
J-K polls: 15 to 20 percent voting recorded till 10 a.m.
Jammu, Dec.20 : Fifteen to twenty percent voting was recorded till 10 a.m. in the fifth and final phase of assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir till 10 a.m. on Saturday.
BJP candidate Ravinder Raina attacked by PDP workers
Nowshera (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec. 20 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Nowshera constituency Ravinder Raina was allegedly attacked last night by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) workers.
Intense cold grips north India
Shimla/ Moradabad, Dec. 20 : Normal life was disrupted in several parts of north India as the cold wave continues unabated even after a week of snowfall in the hills of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
PM Modi urges for large voter turnout in Jharkhand, J-K
New Delhi, Dec. 20 : As the voting kick started on Saturday for the fourth phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people to cast their vote in large numbers. "I urge all those voting in the 5th and final phase of J-K and Jharkhand ...
About a fifth of votes cast in Jammu
Jammu, Dec 20 : Braving the winter chill, about one-fifth of the voters Saturday exercised their franchise in the initial hours in the last phase of the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly elections, an official said.
Militants gun down village headman in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 20 : Militants Saturday killed a village headman in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.
Vote in record numbers: Modi
New Delhi, Dec 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged voters to turn out in record numbers as balloting took place in the fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.
Kashmir polls: Voters queue up in Jammu
Jammu, Dec 20 : Despite the fog and the chill, enthusiastic voters queued up at polling stations Saturday here in the fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Voting starts in Kashmir assembly polls
Srinagar, Dec 20 : Balloting began Saturday in 20 assembly constituencies in the fifth and final phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
High alert as Kashmir readies for last phase of polling
Jammu, Dec 19 : After ensuring a peaceful, incident-free four phases of the assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities Friday sounded high alert in the Jammu region where 20 constituencies go to polls tomorrow in the fifth and final phase.