Won’t contest Polls until both constitutions are applied: Mehbooba Mufti

Won't contest Polls until both constitutions are applied - Mehbooba Mufti

Replying to a question on contesting elections and becoming a chief minister, she said the PDP has several capable people and not just Mehbooba Mufti alone. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday that she will not contest elections until both the constitutions of India and the former state are made applicable to Jammu and Kashmir.“Personally, it (abrogation of articles 370 and 35-A) is very emotional for me. I contested the first election taking oath under the constitutions of India and state. I took both flags in…

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Four killed as vehicle plunges into gorge in Ramban

Four killed as vehicle plunges into gorge in Ramban

Four people, including two women and a two-year-old child, were killed early on Wednesday when their vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, police said. The vehicle was on its way to Srinagar from Jammu with a group of labourers from Chhattisgarh when the accident occurred at around 5.30 am near Khuni Nullah in Ramban district, they said. A rescue operation was immediately launched by the police, Army and local volunteers, an official said. Three people, including two women, were found…

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Two explosions rock Jammu airport, nearby airbases on high alert, drones used for attack

Two explosions rock Jammu airport, nearby airbases on high alert, drones used for attack

Two explosions took place in the high-security zone of the Air Force Station in Jammu in the early hours of Sunday n a major security scare, two explosions rocked the high security technical area of Air Force Station Jammu on the intervening night of June 26-27. Sources told India Today that two personnel sustained minor injuries but are out of danger. The explosions took place within a span of five minutes in the early hours of Sunday; the first blast ripped off the roof of a building at 1:37 am…

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Gupkar Alliance to attend PM’s meet on J&K

Gupkar Alliance to attend PM's meet on J&K

The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a five-party alliance that seeks the restoration of Article 370 and statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday decided to attend the meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Jammu and Kashmir on June 24 in New Delhi. The PAGD is led by NC president and MP Farooq Abdullah and the PDP president and former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, is the vice president of the alliance, while the CPI(M) leader, M.Y. Tarigami is the spokesman. The other members of the alliance are…

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GoI to restore J&K’s Statehood, PM Modi to discuss blueprint on June 24 Meet

GoI to restore J&K's Statehood, PM Modi to discuss blueprint on June 24 Meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss restoring Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)’s statehood when he meets mainstream political parties from the region on Thursday — a significant milestone that India’s top leadership has set its eyes on after months of strategising by National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, CNN-News18 has learnt from official sources. The sources, who are privy to the developments, said J&K will be granted statehood soon, as promised in the past by PM Modi and home minister Amit Shah, but there will be no talks on restoring the…

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Eviction Notice: Shopkeepers protest as ‘Army asks them to vacate’ to accommodate ex-servicemen in Khrew

Eviction Notice: Locals allege ‘Locks were broken & goods thrown out’, Shopkeepers protest as ‘Army asks them to vacate’ in Khrew

Shopkeepers whose shops have been handed over to ex-servicemen on Saturday staged a protest along with their children in Kashmir capital Srinagar, seeking the intervention of the Army Commander into the matter. At least 27 people both local and non-locals have lost their shops after they were asked to vacate by 31 Sub Area Commander. These shops are located at Corps Battle School (CBS), Training Schools in Khrew village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The evicted shopkeepers along with their children emerged in Press Enclave Srinagar to register their protest.…

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Militants strike in Sopore killing 2 Security Personnel & 2 Civilians

Militants strike in Sopore killing 2 Security Personnel & 2 Civilians

At least two security personnel and two civilians were killed in a terrorist attack in north Kashmir’s Sopore on Saturday, officials said. At least three others, including a policeman, were injured in the attack, they said. The terrorists opened fire targeting security forces in the Sopore town of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. They fired at a joint party of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police near Main Chowk Sopore at around 12pm, the officials added. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital from…

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PAGD comes alive, Crucial meeting today at Mehbooba’s Gupkar residence

PAGD comes alive, Crucial meeting today at Mehbooba’s Gupkar residence

As the speculations regarding further bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir are rife, the much-hyped People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a conglomerate of political parties in the Union Territory, has once again come alive as it has decided to hold a crucial meeting at PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence late afternoon today. Sources privy to the development told the news agency, that a meeting of PAGD has been scheduled today at conglomerate’s Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief, Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence. They said that the meeting…

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LG Manoj Sinha’s meet with Amit Shah and AK Bhalla in Delhi trigger speculations in Kashmir

LG Manoj Sinha’s meet with Amit Shah and AK Bhalla in Delhi trigger speculations in Kashmir

Heavy troop movement in J&K as CAPF companies return from poll duty The J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha’s conferences with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Home Secretary AK Bhalla in Delhi triggered speculations and rumors about attainable administrative and political adjustments within the Union Territory. However, a senior official within the administration knew that the conferences with Shah and others have been a routine train. The LG met Shah and Bhalla to debate the bottom scenario within the UT and different common administrative work. The LG is returning to…

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BJP Councillor Rakesh Pandita shot dead, Woman Injured In Tral

Suspected militants on Wednesday shot dead a BJP leader and Municipal Councillor while a woman was injured in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official sources said, They said that gunmen fired upon the BJP councilor Rakesh Pandita son of Somnath Bala from Tral Bala-C in the area, leaving him dead on the spot.“Late in the evening, 3 unidentified (militants) fired upon Municipal Councillor, town Tral Rakesh Pandita of Tral Bala who was visiting his friend at Tral Payeen. Pandita succumbed to injuries whereas daughter of his friend is…

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