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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

J & K

Kashmir election: BJP fields none in Geelani's bastion

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not fielded any candidate from Sopore constituency in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The party had earlier called Sopore a ‘winning seat’. 

Parties complete high-profile campaigning for phase I

Most of the major political parties have ended their high-profile campaigning for the first phase of assembly elections, due to begin on November 25

BJP only viable option: Jitendra Singh

Minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office, Jitendra Singh on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party is the only viable democratic option for self-respecting people, particularly in a state like Jammu and Kashmir.

Mufti Sayeed seeks votes for PDP candidate in Doda

Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed visited Doda in the Chenab valley region where he held a public meeting and sought votes for the party.

Omar criticises PDP, BJP for deceitful, divisive politics

Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday castigated People's Democratic Party (PDP) for its "deceitful politics and opportunist tactics" to mislead people for grabbing power in the state.

J-K polls: AMM releases election manifesto

Stressing on a meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants, Awami Mutahida Mahaz on Friday released its election manifesto, ahead of the assembly polls in the state.

3 militants killed in Tral encounter belong to LeT

The three militants killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Pulwama district of Kashmir have been identified as Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) cadres, police said on Friday.

Youth held by Army for lobbing grenade at election rally

A grenade was lobbed by a youth on Friday at an election rally being addressed by a PDP candidate in Noorabad Assembly seat of south Kashmir's Kulgam district.

Sayeed peddles soft separatism

Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Thursday peddled soft-separatism by raking up the Kashmir issue and seeking involvement of separatists in the dialogue process.

Kishtwar may see votes split on religious lines

Jammu’s Muslim majority constituency Kishtwar, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick off the BJP’s election campaign on Saturday for the state polls, could see communal polarisation, say analysts.

Security tightened in Udhampur, Reasi

Security has been beefed up in Udhampur and Reasi districts of Jammu province for the upcoming assembly elections.

'Modi govt backstabbed PoK refugees'

Lambasting the BJP over the issue of refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), senior Congress leader and public health engineering minister, Sham Lal Sharma on Thursday said the new government at the centre was trying to "sabotage their emotions".

Omar criticises BJP for 'doublespeak' on Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday criticised the BJP for what he said was the party's "doublespeak" on the issue of Article 370.

Geelani calls for shutdown on poll day

Hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday called for a complete shutdown on November 25, the day polling will start for the first phase in Jammu and Kashmir

Geelani urges non-Muslims to stall BJP's 'Mission Kashmir'

Prominent separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has appealed to non-Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir to join their Muslim brethren in boycotting the forthcoming Assembly elections.
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