Sajad Lone quits Gupkar Alliance for ‘breach of trust between partnersR...

Sajad Lone pulled out of J&K's Gupkar Alliance, on Tuesday  (January 19), dealing the first blow to the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD)

DDC polls opened democratic processes in J&K: Omar Abdullah

In the wake of a stupendo...

Galwan heroes likely to be honoured posthumously on Republic Day

Colonel B Santosh Babu and some of the other Indian Army personnel killed while valiantly fighting Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year are expected to be honoured with gallantry awards on Republic Day, sources said on Monday. The Galwan Valley incident marked one of the most serious military conflicts between the two sides in decades.

Army captain staged Shopian encounter for ₹20 lakh reward: Police

The Army captain who was involved in the alleged fake encounter in Shopian in July last year in which three youths were killed, had hatched a conspiracy along with two civilians with the motive of "grabbing" a reward money of ₹20 lakh and also fired at the victims even before his men could lay a cordon of the area, according to a police charge sheet.

Pakistani terror groups are now cyber-recruiting in J&K: Officials

Security crackdowns have made terror groups change their modus operandi for carrying out recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir. Instead of establishing physical contact with their prospective recruits, the terror groups too now have resorted to using the cyber space.

Srinagar: Militants kill jeweller weeks after he got domicile certificate

Suspected militants on Thursday (December 31) shot dead a 70-year-old jeweller seller in Srinagar, which became the first incident of killing in Kashmir for allegedly having obtained a certificate under the new domicile law a few weeks ago, reported The Indian Express.

PDP leader Parra paid ₹10 lakh to Hizbul via DySP Davinder, says NIA

A probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has revealed that Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Waheed Ur Rehman Parra allegedly paid money to Hizbul Mujahideen terror group, according to report.

Shopian encounter: J&K police file charge-sheet against Army officer, 2 others

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have filed a charge-sheet against three people, including an Army officer, in the Shopian alleged fake encounter killings of three civilians in July this year, officials said on Sunday (December 27). The charge-sheet was filed in the court of Principal District and Sessions judge Shopian on Saturday by the head of th...

People have not forgotten Article 370, it lives in our heart: Mehbooba Mufti

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday (December 23) said she will not contest any election until Article 370 was restored.


Tejashwi’s tough side: ‘Hum Tejashwi Yadav bol rahein hai, DM sahab’

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Gautam Gambhir donates ₹1 crore towards Ram temple construction

Cricketer-turned-politician, Gautam Gambhir, donated ₹ 1 crore to the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust for the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya

GDP within striking distance of positive growth: RBI bulletin

The RBI’s January bulleti...

Parl panel to grill Facebook executives over WhatsApp policy changes

A parliamentary committee will grill Facebook executives on Thursday regarding the latest update in WhatsApp's privacy policy, which has triggered privacy concerns among its users.




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DDC polls: PAGD bags 100 plus seats, BJP single largest party with 73

Srinagar/jammu: The seven-party Gupkar alliance led by Farooq Abdullah was ahead in the seat tally in the maiden District Development Council polls in Jammu and Kashmir by winning or leading in 112 seats out of 280 on Tuesday (December 22), followed by the BJP which emerged as the single largest party as it won 73 seats including three in the Kashmir valley for th...

Militant arrested during encounter in Kashmir’s Anantnag

Srinagar: A militant was arrested in an injured condition during an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

Two LeT militants killed amid DDC elections in J&K’s Poonch district

A gun fight broke out between Lashkar-e-Taiba militants and security forces and police on Sunday (December 13), during the sixth phase of polling for DDC elections, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

Voting underway in 6th phase of DDC polls in J&K

Srinagar: Polling for the sixth phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir began on a dull note as fog and chilly weather due to snowfall kept most people indoors early on Sunday, officials said.

Contesting DDC polls only way to stand up to BJP, its proxies: Mehbooba Mufti

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba, has said that boycotting the District Development Council (DDC) polls would have left the “field open for BJP and its proxies”. Mufti’s party is a part of the People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a collective of regional parties which has demand...

Cop, civilian injured as militants open fire at police in Srinagar

Srinagar: Two people, including a civilian, were injured after militants opened fire on a police party here on Sunday, police said. The incident took place in Hawal area of the city, they said. Militants opened fire on the police party at Hawal Chowk, resulting in injuries to a policeman and a civilian. They have been taken to the hospital, a police of...

Gupkar gang never gave refugees right to vote: Smriti Irani

Union minister Smriti Irani took a swipe at Mehbooba Mufti of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) by accusing the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration for not extending voting powers to Pakistani refugees, who have pride in the Indian flag

Shehla Rashid’s father alleges threat from daughter, wants her probed

Jammu: Student activist Shehla Rashid's estranged father Abdul Rashid Shora on Monday alleged life threat from his daughter, besides demanding that a probe be initiated into her NGOs.

Voting underway in 2nd phase of DDC polls in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: Polling got underway Tuesday morning in the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir amid chilly conditions and tight security arrangements, officials said here. "Polling began at 7.00 am. Initial reports suggest that only a few people have so far turned out at polling stations due to early morning winter...

BJP wants to ban my party because I raise my voice: Mufti

Two days after Mehbooba Mufti alleged that she was not allowed to meet an arrested youth leader of her party, the PDP chief and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister on Sunday (November 29) accused the BJP of muzzling dissent and attempting to ban her party. “They are trying to get to me. They want to ban my party. Because I raise my voice, I ...

Detained again, alleges Mehbooba Mufti; says daughter under house arrest

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday (November 27) alleged that she has been “illegally detained” again and her daughter Iltija put under house arrest, when they tried visiting the family of PDP youth wing president Waheed Parra, who was arrested by NIA on Wednesday (November 25) in a terror case. “Ive b...

Govt cites ‘security reasons’ to deny info on J&K telecom suspension...

The Union home ministry has cited "security scenario" to justify its refusal to share details about the suspension of telecom and internet services in Jammu and Kashmir. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has stated this in a letter to Lok Sabha General Secretary Snehlata Shrivastava.

PDP youth wing chief arrested in terror case; Mufti says ‘falsely charged’

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday (November 25) arrested Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) youth wing president Waheed Ur Rehman Para in connection with a terror case against suspended Jammu and Kashmir’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Devinder Singh

Gupkar Alliance contesting DDC polls stirs Kashmir politics

The decision of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an alliance of Jammu and Kashmir-based political parties, to participate in the forthcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections has stirred the state politics.

Why’s the BJP breathing fire at Gupkar alliance?

Recently, Home Minister Amit Shah went on a bitter Twitter rampage, hitting out at the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) for what he thinks will take Jammu and Kashmir “back to the era of terror and turmoil” and shaming the Congress for supporting the alliance. Political observers say what Shah or the BJP is really angry about is t...

JeM’s efforts to ‘wreak major havoc’ in J&K thwarted again: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (November 20) held a review meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval, foreign secretary and top intelligence officials in the wake of the killing of four JeM terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, and hailed the security forces for thwarting their efforts to wreak “major havoc and destruction”.

National Conference is not ‘Gupkar Gang’ for BJP in Kargil alone

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had termed the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) as “Gupkar Gang”. But his party BJP is sharing power with the National Conference (NC), one of the main parties of PAGD, in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil (LAHDCK).

Meet Kashmir’s millennials who strum, sing its traditional tunes to the world

For many decades the picturesque Kashmir Valley has inspired musicians and poets to compose romantic songs and write resistance poetry. But the Valley’s new breed of singers is pushing the envelope and diversifying the art of storytelling through creative musical notes and words. Ali Saffuddin, a young vocalist from Rainawari area of Srinagar’s ...

‘Gupkar gang’ inviting foreign forces to interfere in Kashmir’s affairs: Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday (November 17) launched a tirade against the leaders of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the Congress, accusing them of getting foreign forces to interfere in the affairs of the Union territory and stripping women and Dalits of their rights. “Congress and the Gupkar Gang want to take J&K back to the era of terro...

‘Steer We Go’: First driving institute for women in Kashmir is changing l...

Sustaining a lonely fight against socially enforced roles for her gender, 26- year-old Imana Aslam, reclaims the streets for women in Kashmir. On the driver’s seat, honking the competition away, she has setup the first driving institute for females in Kashmir. It is called ‘Steer We Go.’