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Mehbooba Mufti has termed Parra's rearrest a contempt of court. (Source: Twitter)

Mehbooba Mufti seeks L-G’s intervention in Waheed Parra re-arrest case

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 11:09 AM IST
  • Parra was first arrested by the NIA for allegedly seeking the terrorist group, Hizbul Mujahideen’s support for Mehbooba during the Parliamentary elections
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Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah speaks during a meeting with his party workers a day after the District Development Council elections results in Srinagar.(AP)
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah speaks during a meeting with his party workers a day after the District Development Council elections results in Srinagar.(AP)

The Number Theory: Understanding the DDC election results in Jammu and Kashmir

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:42 AM IST
Here are five charts that explain what the DDC results mean for Jammu and Kashmir’s politics.
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Voters stand in queues at polling station for the last (8th) phase of the first-ever DDC elections, in Reasi on Saturday.(ANI File)
Voters stand in queues at polling station for the last (8th) phase of the first-ever DDC elections, in Reasi on Saturday.(ANI File)

J&K: Counting of votes for DDC polls underway; PAGD leads in Kashmir, BJP in Jammu

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:02 PM IST
As of 1.10pm, the state election authority has published leads for 224 seats out of the total 280 across the 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir
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Two men arrested for carrying petrol during PDP rally in Kupwara

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:47 PM IST
PDP claimed that the duo were trying to hurl a petrol bomb on the rally. In a tweet, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said that the two were trying to hurl a petrol bomb at PAGD candidate Tariq Majnon’s rally in Wavera, Kupwara
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Voters queue up to cast their vote during the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) election in Kangar area of Ganderbal on December 1.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Voters queue up to cast their vote during the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) election in Kangar area of Ganderbal on December 1.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Old rivalries take back seat as six Jammu & Kashmir parties join hands to contest local polls

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Handwara
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The NC and PC leaders have been jointly campaigning for their candidates as the bitter rivalry between them appears to be a thing of the past
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PAGD President Farooq Abdullah.(HT PHOTO)
PAGD President Farooq Abdullah.(HT PHOTO)

PAGD formed to restore Articles 370 and 35A, says Farooq Abdullah

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Farooq Abdullah’s statement came during a video message asking people of Jammu and Kashmir to vote for PAGD candidates in the District Development Council (DDC) council polls
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J&K DDC polls: BJP banking on campaigning by national leaders

By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 01:05 AM IST
So far, six national leaders have visited different parts of the Valley to seek votes for BJP candidates
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PAGD members Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Lone and others address a press conference in Jammu on November 7.(File photo)
PAGD members Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Lone and others address a press conference in Jammu on November 7.(File photo)

J&K: PAGD releases fourth list for DDC polls

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 05:21 PM IST
The list includes seven PDP, four NC, two CPI(M) and one each of Peoples Conference, Awami National Conference, and the Peoples Movement candidates
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PAGD vice-chairperson Mehbooba Mufti said non-BJP candidates were being treated unfairly.(HT File Photo)
PAGD vice-chairperson Mehbooba Mufti said non-BJP candidates were being treated unfairly.(HT File Photo)

Non-BJP candidates not allowed to campaign freely: Gupkar alliance leaders

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 12:47 AM IST
Allege the administration was favouring the saffron party
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BJP’s Jammu & Kashmir DDC election in-charge and minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur arrives at the party office in Jammu on November 18.(PTI)
BJP’s Jammu & Kashmir DDC election in-charge and minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur arrives at the party office in Jammu on November 18.(PTI)

Failing repeatedly, Congress joined PAGD ahead of district development council polls: BJP

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Union minister Anurag Thakur said the Congress will be exposed again and the nation will see how the party was playing into the hands of those who conspire to defame India
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PAGD members Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.(File photo)
PAGD members Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.(File photo)

J&K: PAGD announces third list of candidates for district development council elections

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 04:26 PM IST
PAGD chairman Farooq Abdullah released the list of 16 candidates with the PDP contesting on eight seats, the NC on six seats, and the Peoples Conference and the Awami National Conference on one each
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Union home minister Amit Shah.(File photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah.(File photo)

Indians will not tolerate any unholy ‘global gathbandhan’: Shah on Gupkar alliance

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 04:53 PM IST
In a series of tweets, the Union home minister said that the Gupkar alliance, a coalition of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir is a “global gathbandhan against national interest”
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People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration has also decided to keep the campaigning for the DDC polls, a low key affair.(PTI Photo)
People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration has also decided to keep the campaigning for the DDC polls, a low key affair.(PTI Photo)

Congress attends Gupkar alliance meeting, pledges united front to stop the BJP

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 10:37 PM IST
A senior leader of PAGD said that the alliance leadership decided to participate in the DDC polls as they didn’t want BJP to go unchallenged.
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‘Cong not contesting under PAGD’s umbrella but with like-minded secular parties’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:33 AM IST
At some places we may need to support like-minded parties and at others places they will support us, says J&K Congress unit chief
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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad with National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah.(File photo)
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad with National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah.(File photo)

Congress, PAGD to jointly contest J&K district development council polls: Farooq Abdullah

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Last week, the Congress had said that it would take part in the DDC polls in a bid to prevent the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to record a facile win in the upcoming polls
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Gupkar alliance befooling people on seeking restoration of Article 370: BJP

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 12:30 AM IST
He said the alliance is afraid of the saffron party’s “growing popularity” in J&K and thus, has decided to stay united against it in the DDC polls
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Members of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah at Bathindi in Jammu on Saturday(PTI)
Members of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah at Bathindi in Jammu on Saturday(PTI)

Parties under Gupkar alliance to contest jointly in upcoming district development council polls

UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:21 AM IST
This would be first such electoral exercise post August 5, 2019, where the National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party — the two mainstream political parties, will be contesting jointly
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Panthers Party expels founder Bhim Singh for taking part in PAGD meet

By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:18 AM IST
We are against the PAGD’s anti-national agenda and cannot sympathise with those promoting it, says Harsh Dev Singh
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Rashtriya Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena activists stage a protest against PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti over her recent remarks, in Jammu on November 5.(PTI)
Rashtriya Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena activists stage a protest against PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti over her recent remarks, in Jammu on November 5.(PTI)

Mufti arrives in Jammu for PAGD meeting amid Sena, Bajrang Dal protests

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 04:54 PM IST
A spokesman for Mufti’s PDP said the meeting will be held on Saturday at another former chief minister Farooq Abdullah’s residence
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PDP leader Sajjad Lone speaks to media after the meeting of members of 'People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration' at the residence of Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar on October 24.(File photo)
PDP leader Sajjad Lone speaks to media after the meeting of members of 'People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration' at the residence of Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar on October 24.(File photo)

J&K: Peoples’ Democratic Alliance for Gupkar Declaration to visit Jammu on November 7

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 02:55 PM IST
Former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, and Mehbooba Mufti; Sajjad Lone and Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami will be part of the delegation
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