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Jammu and Kashmir

Ruckus in J&K assembly over amnesty to stone pelter

There was ruckus in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Tuesday as the opposition PDP legislators disturbed the proceedings of the house, demanding discussion on cases registered against stone pelters in the Valley.

Farooq, Azad engaged in verbal duel

Trouble seems to be brewing again in the National Conference-Congress alliance. This time it's the two most popular players in the coalition and former ministers in the Manmohan Singh cabinet -- Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad engaged in a verbal duel.

Amit Shah says J-K needs nationalist govt

BJP president Amit Shah said on Monday that the party will form the next government in Jammu and Kashmir as this border state needs governance by the nationalist forces.

Pak extends range of firing, civilian areas affected

Pakistan continued with its firing across the border, extending its hostility to civilian areas in Samba district, Arnia, RS Pura and Kanachak sectors. A total of 35 Border Security Force (BSF) outposts and 25 villages were targeted from Sunday night till Monday morning, forcing about 10,000 people out of their homes.

NC has conceded defeat: PDP

People's Democratic Party (PDP) general secretary Mohammad Dilawar Mir has said that chief minister Omar Abdullah has conceded his defeat ahead of the assembly elections by acknowledging that he is inaugurating half-backed projects to deny the new government any chance to inaugurate them.

Countering Pak offensive Centre's responsibility: CM

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said countering Pakistani offensive on the border was responsibility of the Centre and the state has no role to play.

With eye on assembly polls, Amit Shah woos Jammu region

Ahead of J-K assembly polls, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday sought to woo the people of Jammu, saying the party will help the region get justice as it has been given "step-motherly" treatment by governments during the last 60 years.

New political party to be launched in J&K tomorrow

With Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections slated for later this year, a new political party aiming to eradicate corruption from the state, is set to be launched here.

PDP to formulate comprehensive master plan for Jammu

Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said it would formulate a comprehensive vision document to address grievances of all regions and sub-regions of the state.

Omar pitches for return of NHPC projects to J&K, Goyal says 'Centre has no role'

With assembly polls round the corner, chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday chose to lock horns with the Centre over return of power projects by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC).

Modi's tough K-stand: Hurriyat members huddle in Srinagar

Constituents of moderate Hurriyat on Saturday called an emergency meet in Srinagar to discuss New Delhi's recent decision to cancel foreign secretary talks with Pakistan.

Cong criticises govt for maintaining silence over ceasefire violations

Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Saturday criticised the NDA government for not reacting to the ongoing ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC).

Facing decline, Kashmir saffron mission gets BJP govt's push

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for branding of Kashmir saffron, union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the Saffron Park Project in Pampore area of Pulwama district.

Modi taking a hard line, don't blame separatists: Yasin Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "hardline" approach on Kashmir and rejected the contention that the separatists are to blame for stalling the Indo-Pak foreign secretary-level talks.

Union agriculture minister calls on CM

Union minister for agriculture Radha Mohan Singh called on chief minister Omar Abdullah here on Sunday and discussed various matters related to the development of agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir.
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