Friday, August 17, 2018Vohra appeals leaders for dialogue, praises SFs

SRINAGAR: On Independence Day, Governor N N Vohra asserted that only dialogue and discussion can pull the state out of "fear, distrust and growing cynicism" that have impeded its economic development.

In his address at Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar on Wednesday, he also announced that the long-delayed panchayat elections and polls to urban local bodies will be held between September and D


Friday, August 17, 2018Defend 35-A: PDP tells Vohra

Baig, party counsel to fight for retention in SC

SRINAGAR: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday urged the Governor N N Vohra the need of defending Article 35-A in the Supreme Court for state's overall prosperity and tranquility, a day after it had decided that senior leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig and party counsel will fight the legal challenge to the validity of Article in the top court on the next date of hearing.

The PDP’s


Thursday, August 16, 2018PDP pitches for rigorous defence of Article 35-A in SC

Srinagar, Aug 16: A delegation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and raised a number of issues, including Article 35 A.

Chief Spokesperson of the party Rafi Ahmad Mir said in a statement this afternoon that a delegation of senior party leaders, led by former minister Abdul Rehman Veeri, met Mr Vohra at Raj Bhavan, here.

He said other mem


Thursday, August 16, 2018Rahul talks to PM, seeks more Army, Navy personnel, funds in flood-hit Kerala

New Delhi, Aug 16: Congress president Rahul Gandhi spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and requested him to increase the deployment of Army and Navy in flood-hit Kerala and give special financial assistance to the state.

Gandhi spoke to the prime minister over phone and announced it on Twitter. He noted that the tragedy is unparalleled in Kerala's history and the state is in "great pai


Tuesday, August 14, 2018I am married to Congress, says Rahul

Hyderabad, Aug 14: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday remarked that he is married to the party.

He made the comment during an interaction with editors when he was asked about his marriage plans.

Gandhi, on a two-day visit to Hyderabad, said Narendra Modi will not become Prime Minister in 2019.

He predicted that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not even get 230 Lok Sabha seats


Tuesday, August 14, 2018PDP-BJP govt had diluted powers of Panchayats: J&K Cong

Jammu, Aug 14: Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Monday said BJP was equally responsible in bringing a retrograde amendment to the Panchayat Raj Act which had diluted the power and provisions of 73rd amendment of the Constitution but it was opposition especially Congress which had launched a struggle against it and finally Governor N N Vohra has now restored the previous position of direct elections


Monday, August 13, 2018Modi: 'things were difficult after Mufti Syeed's demise'

PDP has not reacted to Modi's assessment. Mehbooba Mufti picked up some other parts of the Modi interview -on mob lynching -to send out a couple of tweets but she didn't touch upon the Kashmir part of conversation.

JAMMU: In his first ever reaction on collapse of Peoples Democratic Party-Bhartiya Janta Party ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the process of fulfilling expectations of people had become difficult after demise of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who by his own admission had made a difficult decision of aligning his PDP with the BJP,


Monday, August 13, 2018Now, Congress's Mir warns against tinkering with '35A'

JAMMU: Amid raging debate over Article-35A of the Constitution, JKPCC chief G A Mir today said any dilution to the special status being enjoyed by the state would lead to serious complications.

While those propagating secessionism and separatism have to be isolated, any dilution to the special status will lead to serious complication of the problem and further vitiating the atmosphere in the s


Sunday, August 12, 2018J&K BJP seeks unconditional apology letter from Mehbooba

Jammu, Aug 12: The state unit of BJP on Saturday sought an unconditional apology letter from former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir state Mehbooba Mufti, for allegedly defaming an elected representative of public.

The former Chief Minister on Saturday, while referring to the reports of two of BJP MLAs from Jammu region coming out in support of Article 35-A, which is facing a legal challeng