Four days left for voting, but poll din missing across Kashmir Valley

Four days left for voting, but poll din missing across Kashmir Valley

The municipal elections are starting from October 8, but the familiar din attached to campaigning is missing in the Valley. The Congress and BJP have embarked on a hushed campaign to woo voters in the Valley due to security concerns....
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J&K Pollution Control Board ‘Ignores’ genuine aspirants to ‘Adjust’  former minister’s kin

J&K Pollution Control Board ‘Ignores’ genuine aspirants to ‘Adjust’ former minister’s kin

A grave instance of “murder of merit” due to alleged political connections has come to the fore in the J&K Pollution Control Board. The PCB recently employed the son-in-law of a former minister as Assistant Information Officer, ignoring the requisite.....
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SPO Adil Bashir who deserted the force with eight weapons in Srinagar, joins Hizbul Mujahideen

SPO Adil Bashir who deserted the force with eight weapons in Srinagar, joins Hizbul Mujahideen

A special police officer (SPO) who deserted the force and decamped with eight weapons from the official residence of a PDP MLA, has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen as his photographs with the top commanders of the militant outfit have gone...
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NC-PDP should stake claim for govt formation, ready to join hands on Article 35A: Altaf Bukhari

NC-PDP should stake claim for govt formation, ready to join hands on Article 35A: Altaf Bukhari

The People’s Democratic Party and National Conference should come together to form the government in the “larger interests” of Jammu and Kashmir, the senior PDP leader and former finance minister Syed Altaf Bukhari said on Friday. “This is the right...
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SPO Adil Bashir posted at PDP MLA’s residence in Srinagar flees with 10 weapons

SPO Adil Bashir posted at PDP MLA’s residence in Srinagar flees with 10 weapons

A  Special police officer (SPO) posted at the residence of PDP MLA from Wachi constituency Aijaz Ahmad Mir fled on Friday with 10 weapons. According to the police, SPO Adil Bashir went missing from the Jawahar Nagar residence of the...
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Chance for BJP to fill vacuum as NC, PDP boycott but terror threats may deter mass participation

Chance for BJP to fill vacuum as NC, PDP boycott but terror threats may deter mass participation

In 2011, as Jammu and Kashmir geared up for panchayat elections after a long hiatus, Ghulam Hassan Panzoo, then a teacher in the government’s service, resigned from his job to contest the polls from his village with the hope to...
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Ram Madhav takes a swipe at NC, PDP for fielding proxy candidates

Ram Madhav takes a swipe at NC, PDP for fielding proxy candidates

Despite militant threats, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said he was glad to see the enthusiasm among the party cadre ahead of the urban local bodies (ULB) elections. He also mocked the National Conference (NC) and the...
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139 Killed in 8 months, South Kashmir bears brunt of violence

139 Killed in 8 months, South Kashmir bears brunt of violence

The four districts of south Kashmir have witnessed a higher level of militancy-related violence in the first eight months of this year with 139 deaths. According to data, at least 263 persons—civilians, militants and forces’ personnel—were killed in mili...
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Congress accuses NC, PDP of fielding proxy candidates

Congress accuses NC, PDP of fielding proxy candidates

J&K Pradesh Congress Committee president GA Mir on Tuesday accused the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of fielding proxy candidates for the upcoming urban local bodies elections. “They are fielding proxy candidates from va...
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Post killing of 3 Cops, PUDR appeals to militants to adhere to humanitarian norms

Post killing of 3 Cops, PUDR appeals to militants to adhere to humanitarian norms

Civil rights group Peoples’ Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) has criticised the abduction and killing of a constable and two Special Police Officers in Jammu and Kashmir and appealed to the militants to “adhere to humanitarian norms” and demanded that....
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