Anjum, Priya LC Members

JAMMU – The Governor, Mr. N. N. Vohra today nominated Mrs. Anjum Fazili w/o Mr. Aijaz Fazili r/of Kursoo Rajbagh, Srinagar and Smt. Priya Sethi w/o Mr. Yudhvir Sethi r/o Jammu to the Legilative Assembly as Members of the Legislative Assembly. The nomination has been made by the Governor in exercise of powers under Section […]

PDP Has Its Way as BJP Bends to Form Govt.

JAMMU/ SRINAGAR: The PDP seems to have diluted its stand on controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) whereas the BJP has taken a complete U-turn on Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and both the parties have left open the issue of rehabilitation of West Pakistan refugees while chalking out […]

PDP-BJP govt finally takes over

Drabu, Nayeem, Altaf, Imran and Sajad Lone in Mufti cabinet JAMMU: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took oath as the chief minister of a PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday in the General Zorawar Singh Auditorium here. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minster Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit […]

CMP Highlights

Here are the 15 highlights of the CMP: 1) To meet the political and economic objectives of the alliance, it is important to create an environment of peace, certainty and stability. 2) The government will be transformed into a ‘smart government’ which will be pro-active, transparent and accountable. 3) It shall be the mission of […]

‘No Option Other than Talks with Pak’

JAMMU: Asserting that there is no option other than talks with Pakistan over Kashmir, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had deputed Foreign Secretary to begin talks with neighbouring country. “No such assurance… There is no question of assurance. He (Prime Minister) told me when he met me that I […]

Mufti: The survivor of J&K politics

SRINAGAR: A man of perseverance and great survivor, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has an astute political sense honed by decades of experience in Kashmir politics that has stood him in good stead in crafting a delicate alliance with BJP to return as Chief Minister for the second time. Sayeed (79), who has the distinction of being […]

RSS Calls PDP-BJP Alliance a ‘Historic Opportunity’

NEW DELHI: The ideological parent of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- the Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has hailed as a “historic opportunity”, the entry of the BJP into Jammu and Kashmir as a governing ally.  An editorial in the RSS mouthpiece- ‘Organiser’, quoted lines from a letter written by Shyama Prasad Mookerjee- the founder […]

Rains bring down temp

Srinagar: Rains in plains and snowfall in upper reaches of Kashmir continued for the second consecutive day on Sunday as the downpour brought down the day temperature by more than four degrees. Gulmarg received snowfall equivalent to 1.8 mm of rains since 8.30 am this morning, a MeT official said. He said while upper reaches […]

Mufti Sayeed becomes CM, Sajjad Lone takes oath as minister

JAMMU: Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took oath of office as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir State on Sunday morning.  Sayeed’s taking charge brings an end to 49 days of Governor’s Rule since the assembly election results were announced in December. It is for the first time an alliance has been formed […]

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