Cong faces ‘Third Front’ threat

Cong faces ‘Third Front’ threat

In what can prove a major setback for the electoral prospects of Congress, the Third Front, a coalition of independent candidates and smaller parties, has decided to field candidates against the party. The party was trying to woo the Third...
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EC has open mind on JK polls: CEC

EC has open mind on JK polls: CEC

‘Final decision after consulting Govt, political parties’ The Election Commission Friday said it has an “open mind” on when to hold Assembly elections in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir amidst strong reservations from Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that the ...
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Situation in J&K not conducive for polls: Omar

Situation in J&K not conducive for polls: Omar

Amid reports that the Election Commission may hold assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on time despite the widespread damage to life and property caused by the recent floods, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that the situation was...
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No new project to NHPC till it agrees to work in JV: CM

No new project to NHPC till it agrees to work in JV: CM

The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the government would not allot any new power projects to NHPC till the corporation is ready to work in a joint venture and return the projects after 30 years of their completion.“We are...
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Guns won’t fall silent on borders till Kashmir is resolved: Speaker

Guns won’t fall silent on borders till Kashmir is resolved: Speaker

CM for separate debate on LoC skirmishes, hailstorm losses; House condemns Gaza killings Speaker of the J&K Legislative Assembly, Mubarak Gul, on Monday said the border skirmishes would continue till Kashmir issue is resolved. “Ceasefire violations (by P...
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6 Kashmir constituencies on BJP radar

6 Kashmir constituencies on BJP radar

‘KP electorate would prove decisive in these segments’ Assembly polls The Bharatiya Janata Party’s poll plan in Kashmir is “primarily focused” on six Assembly constituencies and the party is banking on the people supporting “nationalistic viewpoin...
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BJP’s new slogan for JK polls:‘Dilli Huyi Hamari, Ab Kashmir Ki Bari’

BJP’s new slogan for JK polls:‘Dilli Huyi Hamari, Ab Kashmir Ki Bari’

Ahead of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP leaders are set to begin a vigorous campaign especially in Kashmir with several union ministers tasked “to get in touch with the people on the ground with the party’s election...
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From war zone to tourist hub, Kargil comes a long way

From war zone to tourist hub, Kargil comes a long way

Tiger Hill in Drass and Tololing in Bhimbat—which caught the world attention during 1999 conflict—have become major tourist attractions The lofty and tough mountain terrains of Kargil which once echoed with the sounds of guns have become home to the...
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Kargil’s divided families yearn for reunion with relatives across LoC

Kargil’s divided families yearn for reunion with relatives across LoC

Locals seek reopening of 150-km road to Skardu Zakir Hussain vividly remembers his last visit to Skardu in Baltistan to meet his relatives, displaced after 1965 Indo-Pak war. His eyes lit up the moment he talks about his three month...
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‘Chinese troops enter 25 km deep into Indian territory’

‘Chinese troops enter 25 km deep into Indian territory’

Chinese troops are reported to have entered 25 to 30 km deep into Indian territory in Burtse area in Ladakh where they had pitched their tents last year that had led to a tense three-week standoff. Official sources said a patrol...
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