Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has objected to an advertisement by a telecom company which shows a person trying to sell a fake version of the Pashmina shawls, a major handicraft product from the Valley.
With polls just three weeks away, trouble seems haunting National Conference's Srinagar candidate Farooq Abdullah again.
Sanjay Saraf, who belong to a party which is part of the NDA, on Sunday confirmed that he had met Syed Ali Shah Geelani but dismissed reports that he had carried any message from Narendra Modi to the hardline Hurriyat leader.
Locals on Saturday blocked Jammu-Srinagar national highway for a brief period after a cow was found allegedly slaughtered in Ramban district.
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig on Friday filed his nomination papers for the Baramullah Lok Sabha seat.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday described Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi "a young and dynamic Gandhi, who has emerged as the champion of inclusiveness and secularism in the country" and hoped him to come to power in the Centre.
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday sought election commission's intervention while alleging that ruling National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah's "inflammatory speeches are followed by violence on the ground".
From those with law and medicaldegrees to one middle school pass out, from crorepatis to one with less than Rs. 1,000 in his bank account -- it is a battle of contrasts in this Lok Sabha seat where PDP's Mehbooba Mufti is challenging sitting MP from ruling NC, Mirza Mehboob Beg.
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Friday accused the Election Commission of failure to take action against the ruling National Conference and its leaders for alleged repeated violations of the Model Code of Conduct.
The Kathua - Udhampur constituency that went for polls on Thursday consisted of a particular segment of voters who, though exercised their franchise, were very critical of earlier governments for not giving audience to their plight.
About two months back, terror had gripped the area when a jawan died in a terrorist attack. Early morning on Thursday, it was not fear but a sense of urgency among voters who came out of their home and started queuing up at the polling station. The feeling was more for bringing a change than “anti-Pakistan”.
The Udhampur parliamentary constituency, comprising six districts having nearly 14 lakh voters recorded nearly 70% polling, up 25% from the turnout recorded in 2009 parliamentary elections.
Attempting to make inroads in the Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party has issued an advertisement in a Kashmiri daily with a photograph of Narendra Modi, highlighting its agenda for development of Muslim community in the state.
National Conference (NC) party president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday addressed a public meeting at Baharbad, Sumbal Sonawari in north Kashmir and later addressed a youth convention of Youth National Conference organised by the party's youth wing at Raj Bagh in Srinagar.
BJP Lok Sabha nominee from Ladakh Thupstan Chhewang today filed his nomination papers here.