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Mehbooba seeks positive approach on Kashmir problem


August 29th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Mehbooba Mufti, president of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP), Wednesday told British High Commissioner James Bevan here that there has to be a ... Read more...

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Mufti calls for regime change in Jammu and Kashmir


August 12th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday gave a call for change of regime in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the National Conference led-government of Omar ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir legislators vote for new president


July 19th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir legislators began gathering at the assembly complex here much before voting began Thursday to elect India's 13th president.The Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Pranab to visit Kashmir to scout for support


July 8th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 8 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will visit Jammu and Kashmir to seek support from regional political parties for the July 19 presidential ... Read more...

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Heat, power cuts and politics in Jammu (Letter from Jammu)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 6 (IANS) A severe heat wave coupled with unbridled power cuts has raised tempers in the Jammu region and led to resentment against the Omar Abdullah government's ... Read more...

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‘Hydel agreements in Kashmir need renegotiation’


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Terming existing agreements on hydro-electric projects in Jammu and Kashmir as discriminatory, patron of the main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Wednesday asked ... Read more...

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Ruckus in Kashmir assembly over cricket scam


March 13th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 13 (IANS) Pandemonium prevailed in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly here Tuesday after ruling National Conference (NC) members objected to the name of their party chief, union minister ... Read more...

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‘Farooq doesn’t handle J&K; cricket finances’


March 12th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 12 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) treasurer Ehsan Mirza, against whom the cricketing body has lodged an FIR in a multi-crore financial scam, has said ... Read more...

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Kashmiri youth shunning violence, Pakistan: Survey


February 17th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Kashmiri youths are increasingly leaning towards non-violence and also moving away from Pakistan. So says a survey by a New Delhi-based research body.The survey by the ... Read more...

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Omar invokes Dickens, destiny to describe tenure (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 5 (IANS) "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...," was how Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah chose to describe his ... Read more...

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Kashmir opposition slams Omar’s list of 2011 achievements


December 31st, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has said that it has made "great progress in the year 2011" in various fields like restoring peace, checking corruption, ... Read more...

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Revoke AFSPA in Kashmir, reiterates Omar


December 29th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 29 (IANS) Reiterating his demand for revoking the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday mocked the opposition Peoples ... Read more...

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Mufti Sayeed seeks civic polls in Kashmir


December 4th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday accused the Omar Abdullah government of "eroding the democratic institutions" by not holding civic polls in ... Read more...

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Omar backtracks from amending state penal law


November 29th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday backtracked on his stand of amending the state's Ranbir Penal Code to give protective cover to the army ... Read more...

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Omar’s troubles persist — now over his remedy


November 28th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 28 (IANS) Even as a debate rages over a controversial law, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's decision to amend the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to protect ... Read more...

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Farooq cautions Congress on PDP’s designs


November 27th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 27 (IANS) The ruling National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday warned its alliance partner Congress against walking into the trap of the main opposition Peoples Democratic ... Read more...

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Centre silent on misdeeds of Omar government: PDP


November 15th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 15 (IANS) The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah charging him with spending all his time in ... Read more...

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Revocation of AFSPA inevitable: Mufti Sayeed


November 11th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) The revocation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir is inevitable, former chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, the patron of ... Read more...

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Call fresh elections in Kashmir: National Panthers Party


November 8th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 8 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) has asked Governor N.N. Vohra to dissolve the state assembly and call for fresh elections, accusing the National Conference-led ... Read more...

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Omar spent three years saving chair: Mehbooba


October 17th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 17 (IANS) In one of the most scathing attacks on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party Monday charged him with spending ... Read more...

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National Conference begins drive to reactivate cadres


October 17th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 17 (IANS) Caught on the back-foot following the controversy over alleged corruption in its organisation and death of party worker Sayeed Muhammad Yousuf in custody, Jammu and Kashmir's ... Read more...

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Interlocutors’ report: Separatists dismissive, mainstream parties dismayed


October 13th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) Even as details of the interlocutors' report on Jammu and Kashmir to the union home minister Wednesday have not been made public, the separatist leaders, the ... Read more...

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I did not pay money to either Abdullah: NC worker


October 7th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 7 (IANS) A National Conference worker, who alleged having paid Rs.85 lakh to get himself a legislative council berth, broke his silence Friday and denied the payoff was ... Read more...

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Don’t speculate over Kashmir custodial death: Congress


October 6th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Congress Thursday backed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, saying there was no point speculating over the mysterious custodial death of a ruling ... Read more...

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National Conference worker’s death rocks Kashmir assembly (Roundup)


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 3 (IANS) The mysterious death of a ruling National Conference (NC) worker, that has created a political storm in Jammu and Kashmir, Monday led to pandemonium and ugly ... Read more...

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Omar to serve defamation notice on Mehbooba Mufti


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said he would serve a defamation notice on opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti for levelling ... Read more...

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Chaos in Kashmir assembly over NC worker’s death


October 3rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 3 (IANS) Mikes uprooted, a fan hurled and house papers torn... the Jammu and Kashmir assembly descended into chaos Monday as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) took up ... Read more...

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Omar apologises for disclosure of names of rape victims


September 30th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday tendered an unqualified apology in the state assembly for the disclosure of names and addresses of rape victims ... Read more...

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National Conference meet inconclusive as both Abdullahs absent


September 25th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) The crucial National Conference (NC) legislature party meet Sunday ended without reaching any decision on the party's stand on the Afzal Guru clemency resolution likely ... Read more...

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Mufti Sayeed accuses National Conference of ‘double standards’


September 24th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 24 (IANS) In a broadside against the ruling National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir, main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has charged it with double standards, saying ... Read more...

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I correctly quoted Mehbooba on Modi: Sushma Swaraj


September 20th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj tweeted Tuesday that she has "correctly quoted" People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti as praising Gujarat ... Read more...

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Kashmir assembly to take up Afzal mercy plea Sep 28


September 17th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) The resolution seeking clemency for parliament attack convict Afzal Guru will be tabled in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Sep 28, an official said Saturday.The resolution ... Read more...

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Kashmiris express shock and anger at Delhi attack


September 8th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) Wednesday's blast at the Delhi High Court have revived memories of similar tragedies in Jammu and Kashmir, with a cross-section of people here expressing equal condemnation ... Read more...

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Kashmir opposition demands release of prisoners


August 25th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday demanded release of all political prisoners and youths in deference to the forthcoming holy Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr."The government has ... Read more...

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Mehbooba attacks Kashmir government over police role


August 9th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Mehbooba Mufti, president of opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, Tuesday accused the state government of using police to address problems that need ... Read more...

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