55 crorepatis, 28 school dropouts, 9 criminals in fray for the phase-II

SRINAGAR: Out of the 175 candidates who will contest the 18 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir in the second phase of polls tomorrow, 97 or more than 50 percent are not graduates and nine have criminal cases against them. The affidavits submitted by the candidates along with their nomination papers suggest that nine of them […]

Ahead Of Elections, BJP Softens Stand on AFSPA

Srinagar:  Downplaying the issue of Article 370, the BJP on Monday said that controversial Armed Forces Special powers Act (AFSPA) won’t be in vogue if it comes to power in the strife torn state. The party also accused NC and Peoples Democratic Party of being behind the Lal Chowk grenade attack, saying the remarks are […]

BJP releases ‘vision document’ on JK

Srinagar: In a bid to woo voters of the state, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Monday released its ‘vision document’ and has promised that it will give good governance and will curb corruption in Jammu and Kashmir. It has also promised to focus on tourism, infrastructure, modernization, empowerment and employment. BJP’s Secretary Tarun Chug along […]

Mufti To Delhi: ‘Want To Be Superpower, Resolve Kashmir’

PULWAMA: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said India can emerge as a super power only if the country’s leadership makes tangible movement forward in resolving issues with Pakistan including the Kashmir issue. “India can attain the position of super power only if it improves ties with Pakistan by resolving all the […]

‘BJP, Cong, PDP have all united against us: Omar

Beerwah: Chief Minister and National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah Monday said that his party had succeeded in making development a part of the political narrative in J&K through sustained efforts to upgrade the State’s administrative and public infrastructure. While addressing road shows in Beerwah and during his on-foot door-to-door campaign in Bonhama, Daji Malik […]

Sarpanch Shot Dead in Shopian

Srinagar: Suspected militants shot dead a Sarpanch associated with National Conference in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said on Monday. In another incident, a grenade was hurled at the house of a village Numberdar in Palhallan area of north Kashmir. Muhammad Sultan Bhat, 38, was killed shot at by militants at around 9:15 pm in […]

The passing of Kashmiriyat

On Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir casts the first vote in what’s probably its most consequential election in many decades. The house of the Abdullahs, the first family of Kashmiri politics, is palpably in decline. A new “outsider” claimant to power — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP — is in dramatic surge. he field is abuzz. […]

Will BJP’s Hard Approach to Pakistan Work?

  Pakistan experts in India’s media can be divided into two broad groups. The first are those who are seen by the other side as “soft”. They advocate constant dialogue with Pakistan’s government under all conditions. They think the military-politician rift in Pakistan is real and this rift affects India. It is in India’s interest, […]

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