Voting starts in Anantnag on dull note; Mehbooba in fray

Voting starts in Anantnag on dull note; Mehbooba in fray

Voting for the by-elections to this south Kashmir Assembly seat started Wednesday morning on a dull note. An overcast sky and the urge to sleep longer than usual after the morning prayers during the ongoing month of Ramadan kept most...
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Women voters in Anantnag pin hopes on state’s first woman CM for development and upliftment

Women voters in Anantnag pin hopes on state’s first woman CM for development and upliftment

In Anantnag advantage for Mehbooba Mufti With two days to go for the byelection, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has an advantage over other contestants to get an entry into the Assembly from the Anantnag constituency. Most women voters in the constituency...
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Complex voter form putting off Pandits : Anantnag bypoll

Complex voter form putting off Pandits : Anantnag bypoll

Have to fill time-consuming Form-M to prove they are migrants As Anantnag braces for the bypoll on June 22, displaced Kashmiri Hindus belonging to the constituency living in Jammu have to go through a complex process to prove they are...
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Strike cripples life in parts of South Kashmir

Strike cripples life in parts of South Kashmir

Strike crippled life in several parts of south Kashmir, where people are protesting against the arrest of six youths, including brother of a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander, in connection with attack on a police party at Anantnag that left two...
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By-poll voting postponed by two days for Anantnag seat

By-poll voting postponed by two days for Anantnag seat

After communications from the state government, the Election Commission of India has postponed voting for Anantnag assembly seat by-election to June 22. “Following requests by various political parties including the PDP, NC and the Congress, state chief ...
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Farooq Abdullah voices apprehensions over fairness of Anantnag bypolls

Farooq Abdullah voices apprehensions over fairness of Anantnag bypolls

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today voiced apprehensions over fairness of the upcoming by polls in Anantnag Assembly constituency from where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is contesting and questioned its timing as it coincides with the holy month ...
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Athar Aamir from Kashmir bagged 2nd position in UPSC Exams

Athar Aamir from Kashmir bagged 2nd position in UPSC Exams

Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan of Jammu and Kashmir has secured second place in the 2015 IAS examination, results of which were announced today. A total of 1,078 candidates cleared the UPSC exam — 499 from the general category, 314...
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Anantnag or ‘Islamabad’? saffron party not sure

Anantnag or ‘Islamabad’? saffron party not sure

Issues statement with dateline mentioning both names State BJP president Sat Sharma today addressed his maiden rally in Anantnag, but the official press release of the party referred to the south Kashmir district as Islamabad. The BJP statement was issued...
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Martyrs’ graveyard vandalized at Karimabad, locals blame forces

Martyrs’ graveyard vandalized at Karimabad, locals blame forces

Protests erupted in Karimabad village in this south Kashmir district on Friday following desecration of a local martyrs’ graveyard by unknown persons during the previous night, witnesses said. According to reports, the residents of Karimabad woke up to see v...
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Grenade lobbed in Bijbehara, Two army men, Civilian injured

Grenade lobbed in Bijbehara, Two army men, Civilian injured

Two army men and a civilian were injured on Saturday after suspected militants tossed a grenade near a police station in Bijbehara area of Islamabad (Anantnag) district in south Kashmir. Following the attack, there were reports of an exchange of...
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