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Sonia slams BJP, promises development in Jharkhand

On the last day of campaigning for the first phase of elections in Jharkhand, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday lashed out at the BJP for ‘not utilising’ the funds for the State allocated... »
A protester takes on
the police in Srinagar
on Saturday. Photo:
Nissar Ahmad

5 Kashmiri boys held for poll boycott call on social media

After arresting most of the separatist Kashmiri leaders and over 900 youths as “possible troublemakers” ahead of the J&K Assembly elections, the police on Saturday arrested five Kashmiri boys... »
AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressing an
election rally at Panki in Palamau, Jharkhand, on
Saturday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury

Swachh Bharat a gimmick: Rahul Gandhi

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign in poll-bound Jharkhand, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday addressed two rallies there slamming the Modi government. He also term... »
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during interview in Srinagar on Sunday.
Srinagar, November 23, 2014

Contradicting stand on Art 370 will sink BJP’s boat in J&K: Omar

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi skirting any statement on Article 370, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said BJP is shying away from committing on this contentious issue and is instead kee... »
Sumbal/Kangan, November 23, 2014

Consult people, says Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah on Saturday said both India and Pakistan would have to settle the Kashmir issue according to the senti... »
November 23, 2014

Changing the Script

The only thing that can be said with certainty about the upcoming Assembly elections is that nothing can be said with certainty. Held over the wreckage of the devastating floods th... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Kishtwar district, about 240 km from Jammu, on Saturday. The first of the 5-phase assembly election in Jammu and Kahsmir will be held on November 25.
Kishtwar, November 22, 2014
J and K poll campaign

Will fulfil Vajpayee’s dream: Modi

Asserting that he has deep affection for Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today vowed to fulfil the “dream” of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee based on “democracy, humanity and Kashmir... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Jharkhand BJP leaders, campaigning for the party's candidate in Latehar assembly constituency Brij Mohun Ram at Chandwa on Friday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury
Patna, November 21, 2014
Jharkhand poll campaign

Free Jharkhand from nepotism: Modi

Amid looming security threats, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his poll campaign in Jharkhand, telling people that nepotism was to blame for corruption in the State. Mr. Modi add... »
J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah with his supporters at Beerwah in Kashmir on Thursday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
Beerwah (J&K), November 21, 2014

Clarify stand on Article 370, Omar tells BJP

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said he did not run away from Ganderbal, a bastion of the Abdullah family, from where he is a sitting MLA. He filed his nominat... »
In a first of its kind officials in poll-bound tribal dominated Jharkhand have decided to hire motorbikes and bicycles to ensure smooth and fair elections. File pictures shows a BJP campaign van in Ranchi.
Patna, November 19, 2014

Jharkhand poll officials to rent motorbikes, bicycles

In a first of its kind officials in poll-bound tribal dominated Jharkhand have decided to hire motorbikes and bicycles to ensure smooth and fair elections, especially in the Maoist-affected constit... »
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. File photo
Bhavnathpur/Latehar, November 16, 2014

Rajnath asks Maoists to shun violence, join mainstream

Making an appeal for a clear mandate in favour of BJP in Maoist-hit Jharkhand, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Naxals to shun violence and join the mainstream to strengthen the nation. »
Hina Bhat, BJP candidate for Kashmir polls. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
SRINAGAR, November 16, 2014

I want to extract Kashmir’s sick tooth: BJP candidate

She was a dentist before she joined politics. Now she sees herself as a political dentist. For Hina Bhat, the Bharatiya Janata Party's only woman candidate in the Kashmir Valley and its most visibl... »
Patna, November 15, 2014

BJP will wrest Jharkhand, Bihar: Rudy

Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy exuded confidence on Friday that as in the case of Maharashtra and Haryana, the BJP would wrest Jharkhand and B... »

NC, PDP workers clash in Kulgam

WhatsApp messages to be under scanner during poll period: CEC

J&K polls: 1 lakh children to sign ‘Sankalp Patra’ in Jammu

BJP announces five more candidates for J&K polls

Will history repeat itself in J&K’s Kangan?

Karan Singh’s son Ajatshatru to join BJP

BJP graph going up in J&K, says party MP

JMM rejects RJD’s offer of support

JMM releases first list of candidates for Jharkhand Assembly polls

Srinagar, November 23, 2014

Major arms haul ahead of polling in J&K

The Army on Sunday claimed to have made an arms haul in north Kashmir’s Kupwara and Baramulla districts. It recovered 18 AK-47 assault rifles and five pistols from a militant hideout in t... »
November 23, 2014

"Hope Delhi will take Vajpayee line on Kashmir"

With the National Conference and the Congress discredited and marginalised in the State, the People’s Democratic Party is heading into a crucial election and remains the only challenge to the B... »
November 23, 2014

A moment of possibility in Jammu and Kashmir

On August 4, 2010, the Kashmir valley was on the brink of a big explosion of protests, and anything was possible. For months after the Machhil ‘encounter’ of April 2010, when the army was... »
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad at an election rally in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Friday.Photo: Nissar Ahmad
BANDIPORA, November 22, 2014

BJP making empty promises to people of Kashmir, says Sonia

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday derided the BJP for making empty promises to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and not helping the State after the devastating floods in September.“W... »
NEW DELHI, November 21, 2014

In J&K, BJP to focus on local issues

In a bid to avoid a controversy during the ongoing process of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said that although the abrogation of Article 370 that accorded... »
Farooq Abdullah
SRINAGAR, November 20, 2014

Ahead of polls, NC badly misses Farooq’s oratory

With the first round of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir just days away, the ruling National Conference seems to be on a sticky wicket. Omar Abdullah, the Chief Minister , stands alo... »
A Bench led by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu dismissed the petition with a single word “sorry” to the JKANC lawyer, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan
NEW DELHI, November 18, 2014

SC refuses to postpone J&K polls

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to postpone the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections due from November 25 on a petition by the Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference claiming that the Sta... »
A view of the National Conference supporters at an election rally. In a major jolt to the party ahead of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, veteran leader and former Lok Sabha MP Mehboob Beg on Sunday quit the party and extended unconditional support to his PDP rival Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. File photo
Srinagar, November 16, 2014

Mehboob Beg quits NC ahead of polls

The ruling National Conference suffered a blow in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday when the party’s candidate from Anantnag, Mehboob Beg, quit the party. Mr. Beg also withdrew from the elect... »
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh. File photo
Srinagar, November 15, 2014

BJP will do well in J&K polls: V K Singh

BJP leader and former Army Chief Gen (Retd) V K Singh on Saturday asserted that his party will do well in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections as its main plank is development of the state.... »

New Delhi, November 14, 2014

BJP to seek suggestions to prepare its manifesto

Few days after AAP launched ‘Delhi Dialogue’ to seek people’s opinion on how Delhi should be, BJP has also sought people’s suggestions to prepare its manifesto for the Assembly elections. D... »

‘Hindu CM’ remark: J&K party approaches EC

AAP announces first list, four ministers including Bharti repeated

Daughter’s marriage a ‘liability’ for Congress candidate

Sajjad Lone-PM meet irks Congress

Six 'crorepati' J&K Ministers seeking re-election in first phase

29 poll code violation cases in Jharkhand

'BSP to go it alone in J&K, Jharkhand polls'

BJP clinches deal with AJSU in Jharkhand

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