Jammu and Kashmir will vote from Tuesday in the assembly elections that have for the first time made the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a major power, much to the chagrin of the state’s established parties. Campaigning for the first phase of the assembly elections ended on Sunday.
The 18th Saarc summit may see a thaw in India and Pakistan ties that have nosedived in recent months, with New Delhi Sunday not ruling out an informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
According to data compiled by Delhi police, till November 15 this year, it received 645 calls related to crime against people from the Northeast.
Opposition parties, led by the Congress, are set to play hardball over the Modi government’s legislative agenda on reforms even as the Centre has lined up an extensive list of business for the winter session of Parliament that starts Monday.
Senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Kishtwar district and said the PM's speech should be an eye opener for the people of Jammu region.
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi described regional parties as "looters", Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti, on Sunday accused the BJP of not being serious about Vajpayee policy on Kashmir.
As the campaigning for the first phase of polls ended on Sunday, Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took a final dig at the National Conference and Congress, saying parties which sacrificed the interests of the state will vanish from the political scene.