Disgruntled Muzaffar Baig appointed PDP patron, Abbas Wani quits party

Disgruntled Muzaffar Baig appointed PDP patron, Abbas Wani quits party

Fighting rebellion, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Monday chaired a meeting of party leaders and appointed disgruntled leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig as patron of the party.Sources in the party told Kashmir Post that the meeting...
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Supreme Court dismisses PIL challenging JK Governor’s decision to dissolve assembly

Supreme Court dismisses PIL challenging JK Governor’s decision to dissolve assembly

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition challenging the Jammu and Kashmir governor’s decision to dissolve the state Assembly. The top court said there was no merit in the petition filed by former BJP legislator Gagan Bhagat. Jammu and...
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Democratic space being  encroaching upon by Governor: Mehbooba Mufti

Democratic space being encroaching upon by Governor: Mehbooba Mufti

Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday accused Governor Satya Pal Malik of “encroaching upon democratic space” and threatened to launch an agitation if the Chenab valley and Pir Panjal area were not accorded d...
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Setback for PDP as Former Finance Minister Drabu quits party

Setback for PDP as Former Finance Minister Drabu quits party

In a major setback to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its senior leader and former Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu on Thursday resigned from the party without specifying any particular reason. Drabu announced his resignation in a letter (uploaded on Twitter)...
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Four political families in Kashmir target each other for being Dynasts

Four political families in Kashmir target each other for being Dynasts

Owing their relevance largely to strong and irrefutable familial affiliations, Jammu and Kashmir’s four powerful dynastic families are engaged in serious verbal altercation blaming one another for being the dynasty. Four political families of the Kashmir Val...
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No move to change permanent resident rules: Satya Pal Malik

No move to change permanent resident rules: Satya Pal Malik

Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday evening said the government was not making or even considering any changes to the Permanent Resident Certificate rules. He issued the statement in response to National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah’s concerns over...
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Abdul Gani Lone, Sajad’s father initiated militancy in Valley: Farooq Abdullah

Abdul Gani Lone, Sajad’s father initiated militancy in Valley: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday alleged that the father of BJP ally Sajad Lone, Abdul Gani Lone, had been instrumental in initiating militancy in the state. Farooq, who has served as the state’s Chief Minister three times, said...
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Dissident BJP MLA challenges dissolution of Assembly in Supreme Court

Dissident BJP MLA challenges dissolution of Assembly in Supreme Court

The BJP hailed Governor Satya Pal Malik’s decision to dissolve the Legislative Assembly recently, but a sulking leader of the party, who is the former MLA from RS Pura, Gagan Bhagat, has challenged the decision in the Supreme Court. “I...
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There can’t be a military solution on Kashmir: Imran Khan ready for talks with Modi

There can’t be a military solution on Kashmir: Imran Khan ready for talks with Modi

Making peace overtures, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said he was ready to hold talks with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, as he conceded that it was not in Islamabad’s interest to allow the use of its territory for...
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Army can carry out drone strikes in J&K if there is no backlash: General Bipin Rawat

Army can carry out drone strikes in J&K if there is no backlash: General Bipin Rawat

The Indian Army is capable of using weaponized drones in Jammu and Kashmir and can deploy them if the country accepts the consequences of such actions, General Bipin Rawat has said, The Wire reported on Thursday. The Army chief made...
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