Politics

BJP eyeing 50 plus seats in assembly polls to form govt in J&K

Jammu, Oct 21: Buoyed by the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) election results in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP said Sunday it is hopeful to win over 50 assembly seats in the next elections and form a governmen...

SF on alert to foil any infiltration bid from PoK: IG BSF

Srinagar, Oct 21: Security forces guarding the borders are on high alert to foil any infiltration attempt from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), where a large number of trained militants are waiting a...

Former NC spokesman Junaid PC mayoral candidate, announce Sajjad Lone

Srinagar, Oct 21: Former spokesman of National Conference (NC) Junaid Azeem Mattuu who resigned from the party and successfully contested Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) as an independent candid...

Independents grab 363 wards, at 312 BJP emerges largest urban local force, Congress takes third spot with 267 seats

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Independent candidates (363) emerged as the single largest group in the four-phased Urban Local Bodies elections in the state, winning 185 wards in Jammu division and almost similar 1...

PM thanks J&K, Shah says BJP earned people's trust

NEW DELHI: As BJP performed well in the Jammu and Kashmir local body elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said his party will work hard to fulfil the aspirations of the people. "I tha...

Sajjad Lone nominates Mattu

SRINAGAR: Junaid Mattu, the rebel National Conference leader who resigned from the party to participate in the urban local body polls in Kashmir, was Saturday nominated as the mayoral candidate of th...

Independents likely to rule Srinagar

JUNAID SIDIQ SRINAGAR: Independent candidates have emerged as strong horses in the urban local bodies (ULB) in Kashmir by winning many important wards across the Valley, besides grabbing the maxim...

BJP wins Jammu Municipal Corporation; Independents, Congress do better in Valley

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 21: As a hassle-free counting of votes in the Jammu and Kashmir civic elections ended on Saturday, the BJP emerged winner in the Jammu Municipal Corporation, while majority of sea...

BJP sweeps urban local body polls in 4 districts of S Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 20: The BJP won the urban local body elections in four districts of militancy-infested south Kashmir Saturday, winning 53 of the 132 wards, where polls were held over four phases earlie...

Municipal polls: BJP makes inroads into Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 20: Bharatiya Janata Party opened its account in Srinagar Municipal Corporation. Its nominee won from an uptown ward after securing just eight votes. ''I thank people who did not ...

ULB polls: Cong wins all 13 wards in Leh, BJP fails to open account

Leh, Oct 20: The Congress has made a clean sweep by winning all the 13 wards in Leh Municipal Committee (LMC) while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to make inroads into the committee. Offi...

RSS chief sets BJP's electoral agenda

New Delhi, Oct 20: There was never any doubt about the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) anti-minority electoral gambits but the agenda has now been unambigiously and forcefully articulated by the party...

Counting underway for J&K civic polls

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 20: Counting was underway on Saturday for the recently concluded Jammu and Kashmir municipal polls, with preliminary results showing that the BJP was heading for a major victory i...

ULB polls: Congress gets majority in Anantnag, winning 20 wards, BJP bags 3

Anantnag, Oct 20: Congress made a clean sweep in 25-member Municipal Committee (MC) Anantnag by winning absolute majority. Officials said that Congress won 20 wards followed by BJP with 3 wards. ...

ULB elections: BJP opens account in SMC

Srinagar, Oct 20: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opened its account in Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) when its candidate secured eight out of nine votes polled in a ward during the Urban Loca...

ULB elections: Counting of votes begins in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 20: The counting of votes for for the four-phased Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls began on Saturday morning in Srinagar Municipal Committee (SMC) and other Municipal Committees (MCs) in ...

Municipal Polls-2018 Counting of Votes today

SRINAGAR: The stage is set for the final leg of urban local body elections in State as the counting of votes for the 52 out of 79 civic bodies, polling for which was held in four phases earlier this ...

Urban Local Bodies polls: Counting in Jammu region to begin on Saturday

Jammu, Oct 19 : The much awaited results of Urban Local Bodies elections will be declared on Saturday as counting will begin at 0900 hrs here at Government Polytechnic College. The fate of BJP, Co...

Ahead of ULB counting, parties stake claim for Srinagar Mayor

SRINAGAR: Even as the results of recently concluded Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls is state will come out on Saturday, almost all the political parties who had contested the elections are confident o...

Azad's remarks at AMU event an "abuse" for Hindus: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 18: The BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of "demeaning and demoralising" Hindus and termed as an "abuse" a reported remark by the opposition party's leader Ghulam Nabi Azad that th...

In Kashmir Valley, seven out of every 10 wards saw no polling!

SRINAGAR: The just-concluded urban local body polls in Kashmir recorded a poor voter turnout but it will perhaps be remembered for nearly 70 per cent of wards not witnessing any polling as there was ...

Ready for panchayat polls: DGP

JAMMU: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh Wednesday said his force was ready for the nine-phased panchayat elections scheduled to begin from November 17 in the state. "Polic...

69% of 598 wards in Kashmir Valley did not witness polling

Srinagar, Oct 17: The just-concluded urban local body polls in Kashmir recorded a poor voter turnout but it will perhaps be remembered for nearly 70 per cent of wards not witnessing any polling as th...

Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra joins Congress

New Delhi, Oct 17: Rajasthan BJP MLA Manvendra Singh, the son of BJP veteran and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress. A MLA from Sheo in Barmer, Manvendra Singh h...

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS Final phase today, 156 candidates in poll fray for 37 Wards in Srinagar, Ganderbal

SRINAGAR: With many candidates elected unopposed and a number segments not receiving a single nomination, there will be voting in only 37 of the 132 wards which were scheduled to go for polls on Tues...

Divisive forces caused harm to unity in J&K: NC

Jammu, Oct 16: Senior National Conference (NC) leader Bimla Luthra Tuesday castigated 'divisive forces' for indulging in rhetoric, saying they have caused colossal harm to the unity, amity and harmon...

Terrorists devising new strategies to strike: Rajnath

Gurugram, Oct 16: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that terrorists have been devising new strategies to strike and warned that increased use of the social media by anti-national forc...

2 Congress MLAs resign from Goa Assembly

Panaji, Oct 16: Two Congress MLAs from Goa who left for Delhi late on Monday, met BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday and soon after resigned from the state assembly, an official said. Earlier in the...

NSUI president resigns after being accused of sexual harassment

The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) president Fairoz Khan has stepped down from his post following charges of sexual harassment, sources in the Congress said Tuesday. Congress president R...

Mehbooba’s crocodile tears for dead Kashmiri militants worked in the past, won’t work again: Omar

Srinagar, Oct 16: Upping the ante at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti over her comment that scholar-turned militant Mannan Wani was a ‘victim of relentless violence’ in Kashmir...

AMU Sedition Row |Mehbooba demands withdrawal of charges, says Wani was 'victim of relentless violence'

SRINAGAR: Describing slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Manan Bashir Wani as a "victim of relentless violence in Kashmir", former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday demanded withdrawal of cases agai...

Not every Kashmiri student is an extremist: Punjab CM

JAMMU: While fearing that Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI could be operating through some Kashmiri students, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Monday asserted that not every student from the V...

36 wards to go to polls in final phase of ULB elections in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 15: With many candidates elected unopposed and a number segments not receiving a single nomination, there will be voting in only 36 of the 132 wards which were scheduled to go for polls...

Modi doesn't care for farmers: Rahul

Datia (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 15: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Narendra Modi, accusing the Prime Minister of insulting the people of India. "The Prime Minister said from the ...