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BJP workers celebrate outside party office in Harmu, Ranchi on Tuesday.

Live: Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand poll results

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi hails party workers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday credited the BJP’s performance in the Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir elections to the “hard work and selfless dedication” of party workers. »
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti interacting with the media in Srinagar on Tuesday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Mehbooba: Won't form govt by hook or crook

The PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in Jammu and Kashmir appeared to be keeping options open in forming the next government in the State. “We will not cobble together a g... »
Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at a rally in Kulgam district. File photo: PTI
SRINAGAR, December 26, 2014

NC legislators oppose tie-up with BJP

Amid the uncertainties over Jammu and Kashmir’s political future, National Conference legislators are coming out in the open against talks of any alliance with the BJP.“I am answerable to my... »
Jharkhand chief ministerial candidate Raghuwar Das (left) and former Chief Minister Arjun Munda at a meeting in Ranchi on Wednesday. Photo:
Manob Chowdhury
Patna, December 25, 2014

Raghuvar Das front runner for Jharkhand CM’s post

A meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentary Board in New Delhi on Wednesday decided to send two leaders to Ranchi to hold meetings with the newly elected party MLAs in Jharkhand to choos... »
Omar Abdullah
SRINAGAR, December 24, 2014

NC offers to back PDP

In a surprise move, the National Conference has offered support to its archrival, the People’s Democratic Party, in forming the next government in the State. The outgoing Chief Minister,... »
New Delhi/Srinagar, December 24, 2014

No easy options for PDP, BJP

“We are caught between the devil and the deep sea,” People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Nayeem Akhter said. “All the alliances that are available put one in a Catch-22 situation.” A seni... »
NEW DELHI, December 24, 2014

Just the fourth Muslim MLA for BJP

When Abdul Ghani Kohli, 71, won the Kala Kote Assembly constituency in Jammu by a little over 6,000 votes, he was making history for the Bharatiya Janata Party. He became only the fourth... »
Srinagar, December 23, 2014

Omar says slogans like ‘Mission 44’ punctured BJP’s happiness

The outgoing Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday hinted at an intriguing possibility of supporting his party National Conference’s (NC) rival PDP in forming a government in t... »
Abdul Gani Kohli
Jammu, December 23, 2014

Muslim candidate wins on BJP ticket in J&K

First time in the political history of Jammu and Kashmir, a Muslim candidate has won the elections on a BJP ticket by triumphing over a Hindu contestant of National Conference in Kalakote Assembly... »
NEW DELHI, December 23, 2014

Congress holds out the olive branch to PDP

The Congress on Tuesday offered to support the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in forming a government in Jammu & Kashmir, while admitting to its mistake of not forging an anti-BJP alliance in... »
Polling officials busy with the counting process at Pandra, in Jharkhand on Tuesday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury
Ranchi, December 23, 2014

A vote for stability in Jharkhand?

With the BJP winning the numbers to come to power in Jharkhand, the question being asked is what worked for the party, along with the All Jharkhand Students’ Union, to get to the magic figure of 4... »
A security person guards as people wait to cast their votes at a polling station for the fifth phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections at a village near Jammu on Saturday.
Srinagar/Ranchi, December 22, 2014

All eyes on J&K, Jharkhand for poll results

Counting of votes will be held on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand which witnessed a record turnout in the multi-cornered contests to elect their Assemblies.The five-phase electio... »

Hung verdict in J&K, say exit polls

Record 66% turnout in 5-phase Jharkhand polls

Joblessness haunts Jharkhand voters

In Shikaripara, activist challenges Soren’s legacy

Independents find it tough in J&K

Security stepped up for PM’s rally

"It is immaterial to us who wins or loses"

Voters defy boycott call in Valley

Nirsa, the Left bastion in Jharkhand

New Delhi, December 25, 2014

BJP explores J&K options

Keeping all options open on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party decided on Wednesday to send Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and party secretary Arun Singh to the S... »
Patna, December 24, 2014

Assembly poll results show BJP slide: Nitish

Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s performance in Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir was not a reason for the saffron party to feel proud o... »
NEXT CM? Arjun Munda (Left) and Raghuvar Das (Right)
Patna, December 24, 2014

Who will be the next CM of Jharkhand?

With the BJP securing clear majority in Jharkhand the question arises is who will be the next Chief Minister of the tribal State? The Parliamentary board of the party is scheduled to meet on Wedne... »
BJP workers celebrate the party's victory in Jharkhand Assembly elections in Ranchi on Tuesday. Photo: PTI
New Delhi, December 24, 2014

Challenge to BJP came from regional parties

In Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir, the challenge to the BJP in the just-concluded Assembly elections came not from the Congress but regional parties. And while the BJP undoubtedly made the maxi... »
J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah greeted by his supporters in
Budgam on Tuesday. Photo: PTI
SRINAGAR, December 24, 2014

Parties grapple with difficult choices

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called it a mess of a verdict. The single largest party, PDP, referred to it as a dampener. The BJP called it a victory. And the Congress put the onu... »
BJP president Amit Shah being welcomed by party workers at their head-office in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: Prashant Nakwe
New Delhi, December 23, 2014

BJP keeping all options open in J&K

The BJP is all set to form the government in Jharkhand. It is keeping “all its options open” in Jammu and Kashmir where it has emerged as the second largest party after the People’s Democratic Par... »
BJP workers celebrate their party's success at Ranchi in Jharkhand on Tuesday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury
NEW DELHI, December 23, 2014
NEWS ANALYSIS

Jharkhand shows Congress is the clear loser

The results in Jharkhand — as also in Jammu and Kashmir — signal that the fight in the future elections will be between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and regional parties.Going by the res... »
People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti addresses a press Conference after her party's win in assembly elections, in Srinagar on Tuesday. Photo: PTI
Srinagar, December 23, 2014

Hung Assembly in J&K

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior leader L K Advani during the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: PTI The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), with 28 seats, has emerged as the single largest party in Jammu and Kashmir, but the hung Assembly formed by a four-cornered division of seats has made governm... »
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar during a press conference in Srinagar on Monday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
Srinagar, December 22, 2014

Govt. formation may not be easy in J&K

A day before the results of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls, a tense number game hangs over the State. With the BJP trying to lay claim on a chunk of seats and a hung verdict being p... »
Jammu, December 22, 2014

Congress rejects J&K exit poll results

The Congress on Sunday described as “baseless and unscientific” the exit polls results that predicted a washout of the party in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, Congress spokespe... »

J & K records historic polling percentage: EC

Over 65% turnout in fifth phase of J&K polls

Today’s poll in J&K crucial for BJP

Navjot Singh Sidhu convoy attacked in Jammu

Dynastic politics like termite eating democracy: Modi

No one can usurp tribal land: Modi

Nirsa, the Left bastion in Jharkhand

Women voters outnumber men in fourth phase of Jharkhand polls