PDP leader claims J&K will have new govt by Sept end, BJP-PC to pick Sajjad Lone as CM

PDP leader claims J&K will have new govt by Sept end, BJP-PC to pick Sajjad Lone as CM

MLC Yasir Reshi, a disgruntled leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday said that by end September, Jammu and Kashmir will have a new government headed by People’s Conference chief Sajjad Gani Lone. At least “18 PDP legislators...
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Dialogue only way to pull JK out of prevailing situation: N N Vohra

Dialogue only way to pull JK out of prevailing situation: N N Vohra

Governor Narinder Nath Vohra Wednesday said the dialogue was the only way to pull State out of prevailing situation and announced holding of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and panchayat polls. “J&K, like other States, has also been striving to achieve...
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NN Vohra may have to go as differences on rise over Article 35A with state BJP

NN Vohra may have to go as differences on rise over Article 35A with state BJP

Increasing differences between BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir and Governor NN Vohra over the continuation of Article 35A which bars outsiders from owning property in Jammu and Kashmir or getting government jobs in the state may result in the...
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On next hearing, SC will see whether to refer article 35A petitions to larger bench: Zafar Shah

On next hearing, SC will see whether to refer article 35A petitions to larger bench: Zafar Shah

When the petition challenging Article 35A comes up for hearing in the Supreme Court, the three-judge bench will take a call on whether the constitutional provision, which has withstood the test of the time, should be referred to a Constitution...
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BJP warming up for Government formation, Madhav preparing ground in Srinagar

BJP warming up for Government formation, Madhav preparing ground in Srinagar

As the annual Amarnath yatra enters to its last phase, the political activities about government formation in the state have picked up momentum with rightwing BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav holds series of meetings with party leaders and ally...
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Ram Madhav in Valley, another meet with Sajad Gani Lone

Ram Madhav in Valley, another meet with Sajad Gani Lone

Amid speculations over the government formation, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav arrived in the summer capital on Wednesday. Even as BJP leaders said they did not know about Madhav’s visit, sources said the BJP national general secretary met People...
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Hidden Agenda – Another favor from PDP to BJP, Abstains from voting for Rajya Sabha VC

Hidden Agenda – Another favor from PDP to BJP, Abstains from voting for Rajya Sabha VC

In a move to favour the old ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday decided to abstain from voting in the election for the post of Vice Chairman in Rajya Sabha. PDP chief spokesperson, Rafi Ahmad...
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Abrogating toxic Article 35A only way to normalize Kashmir; how long should India pay for Nehru’s mistakes? Major General Sheru Thapliyal

Abrogating toxic Article 35A only way to normalize Kashmir; how long should India pay for Nehru’s mistakes? Major General Sheru Thapliyal

Jawaharlal Nehru was a great man. But he was also a short-sighted politician. More than 50 years after his death, the Indian state is still paying a heavy price for its first prime minister’s myopia on Kashmir. It is not...
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Why is Article 35A important for Jammu and Kashmir?

Why is Article 35A important for Jammu and Kashmir?

The Supreme Court is all set to give the judgment on the petitions filed by an NGO, We the Citizens, who has challenged the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution, granting special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir. What is...
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Protest programme against scraping Article 35A will continue despite deferment of hearing: JRL

Protest programme against scraping Article 35A will continue despite deferment of hearing: JRL

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) – a conglomerate of separatist outfits – on Monday said the protest programme against assault on Article 35-A will continue despite the deferment of hearing on the state subject law by the Supreme Court. “…as the.....
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