GOI wants ‘Political Person’ as next governor for J&K

GOI wants ‘Political Person’ as next governor for J&K

In a departure from the norm of appointing people with military, civil service backgrounds to the post, the Centre seeks a ‘political person’ to replace Vohra, insiders say The Centre favours a “political person” to become the next governor of...
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PDP-BJP alliance break-up a fixed match: Omar Abdullah

PDP-BJP alliance break-up a fixed match: Omar Abdullah

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has described the break-up of the PDP-BJP alliance as a “brilliant fixed match” and said the two parties “crafted their divorce” and “scripted it to perfection” after taking cue from Bollywood. “The PDP and BJP...
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GOI takes direct control in Kashmir after BJP, PDP alliance ends

GOI takes direct control in Kashmir after BJP, PDP alliance ends

India’s federal government took direct control of Kashmir state Wednesday after the ruling Hindu nationalist party ended its long-troubled alliance there with a Kashmiri political party. The shift to direct rule in the disputed region was approved after ...
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Jammu & Kashmir: One State, Two States of mind

Jammu & Kashmir: One State, Two States of mind

Wary of rising unease in its support base in Jammu and other parts of the country, BJP sought to refurbish its ‘Hindutva’ credentials by snapping ties with ally PDP to counter the perception that it had compromised its ideological commitment...
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#HorseTrading: ‘Whatever does ex-J&K deputy CM Gupta mean?’wonders Omar Abdullah

#HorseTrading: ‘Whatever does ex-J&K deputy CM Gupta mean?’wonders Omar Abdullah

Former BJP deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Kavinder Gupta made an intriguing statement today, the operative part of which was “we are working on something & people will get to know about it”. Gupta was talking about a...
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BJP timed exit so J&K doesn’t go to polls before Lok Sabha election

BJP timed exit so J&K doesn’t go to polls before Lok Sabha election

The timing of BJP’s decision to pull the trigger on its alliance with PDP was determined by a desire to ensure that the J&K assembly election was not scheduled before the Lok Sabha polls due in early 2019. With Jammu...
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BJP cuts ties with PDP: Mehbooba Mufti was lonely at the top, stays lonely at the bottom

BJP cuts ties with PDP: Mehbooba Mufti was lonely at the top, stays lonely at the bottom

Mehbooba Mufti had the chance to repair the damage after her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, died while in office, but she took centre stage, and swiftly moved from being a soft separatist to being what many in Kashmir called an...
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End of the affair in J&K: Why BJP dumped PDP

End of the affair in J&K: Why BJP dumped PDP

The scale of security operations in the Valley, a deteriorating law and order situation, increased cases of attack on security personnel and feedback from party leaders made the BJP decide to pull out, sources say. The decision of the Bharatiya...
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Five point formula baseline for talks: Separatist Groups

Five point formula baseline for talks: Separatist Groups

With clamour rising over talks, an amalgam of separatist groups headed by Syed Ali Geelani said on Tuesday that the five-point formula of 2010 provides a “baseline” for dialogue with New Delhi. GA Gulzar, the chief spokesman of Geelani-led Hurriyat...
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Seize offer for dialogue, Mehbooba Mufti to Resistance Camp

Seize offer for dialogue, Mehbooba Mufti to Resistance Camp

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has again asked all stakeholders, including separatists, to come forward and respond to the Centre’s offer of talks amid the ongoing Ramadan ceasefire and play their role in restoring peace in the state. She said the...
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