76% polling in final phase: CEO

Bani records maximum turnout of 83.20 percent; lowest 60 percent in Gandhi Nagar


Jammu, Dec 20: Voting for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today ended at overall 65 percent turnout, around 5 percent more than 2008, with fifth and last phase recording a brisk voter turnout of 76 percent.Despite cold weather, people were seen marching towards the polling booths to exercise their More

Highest turnout in 25 years: ECI


New Delhi, Dec 20: Jammu and Kashmir registered its highest turn-out in assembly elections in the last 25 years with an estimated 65 percent of voters casting their votes in the five phases.Terming the overall polling percentage in J and K as "historic and unprecedented", Deputy Election Commissioner More

Curtains down till Dec 23

Fate of 837 candidates sealed in 20,000 EVMs


Jammu, Dec 20: Month-long hectic polling in Jammu and Kashmir concluded with the last phase of polls held in the three districts of Jammu region on Saturday.With the end of polling for 20 constituencies, fate of 837 candidates in fray for all 87 constituencies spread across 22 districts was locked More

Victory processions may be banned in sensitive areas

3-tier security system around counting centers



Srinagar, Dec 20: The administration is taking various measures to ensure fool-proof security arrangements for December 23, the day when counting of votes will be held for the J&K Assembly elections. From putting blanket ban on victory processions in ‘sensitive’ areas to imposing restrictions More

PESHAWARSHADOW: Parties won’t celebrate in Srinagar


Srinagar, Dec 20: Peshawar massacre of schoolchildren will cast a shadow on the victory celebrations of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital.  On December 23 when results will be announced, no roadside celebrations will be held anywhere in the city, not even at SKICC, the vote More

Malik to go on hunger strike from today

Crackdown on Maisuma residents

Srinagar, Dec 20: The incarcerated chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik, who is currently undergoing treatment at SKIMS, Soura, has announced that he would go on indefinite hunger strike from tomorrow, against, what he said, the continued police crackdown on the residents of More

Sarpanch shot dead in Sopore

PDP, NC, Hurriyat condemn killing


Sopore, Dec 20: A village head was killed by unidentified gunmen in north Kashmir's Sopore town on Saturday, just hours after polling began for the fifth and last phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections.Ghulam Ahmad Bhat, 70, was shot at by unidentified gunmen in Bomai area of the apple town around More

13 panchayat representatives killed since May 2011

Doing everything for their security: DGP


Srinagar, Dec 20: With the killing of another sarpanch in Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Saturday, the number of panchayat members killed in J&K since May 2011 has reached 13. Director General of Police, K Rajendra Kumar, said that every effort is being made to ensure safety More

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Defer exams: BE students to KU

Srinagar, Dec 20: Bachelor of Engineering (BE) fourth semester students of SSM College of Engineering and Technology Saturday appealed Kashmir University authorities to defer their semester tests.A group More

  • National

Rajinder Khanna is new RAW chief


New Delhi, Dec 20:  Special Secretary in Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the country's external intelligence gathering agency, Rajinder Khanna was today appointed as its new chief.In another appointment More

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Weatherman predicts rain, snowfall in Kashmir

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Lastupdate at : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:31:23 IST

Srinagar, Dec 21: Met department has predicted rain and snowfall in the valley during the next couple of days. Interestingly, Chillai Kalan - the harshest 40-day winter period- started today in the More

  • Opinion

Pakistan’s Terrorism Dilemma

The key question that we need to ask is whether Pakistan can get beyond its India obsession


The deeply distressing massacre of 132 school children in Peshawar is unlikely to persuade the Pakistani state to take a complete U-turn on the question of terrorism emanating from its soil. I wish it More

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NC-PDP Alliance:Modi’s Nightmare!

Do they have the sincerity and the urge to serve the people and heal their wounds?



The two regional parties are expected to get sizeable majority in present election but may not be in a position to form a government on their own. Can they give Narendra Modi nightmares by joining together More

  • Business

Hit by Rs 450 cr loss, contractors threaten boycott of all works

Appeal govt for release of pending payments


Srinagar, Dec 20: Jammu and Kashmir Contractors Coordination Committee (JKCCC) Saturday threatened to boycott all post-flood works if government failed to clear their pending bills, even as claiming that More

  • Sports

Zamir Thakur elected AIFF treasurer

Srinagar, Dec 20: Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA) president Zamir Ahmad Thakur, was Saturday elected as treasurer of the All India Football Federation (AIFF). In a statement, a spokesman More

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PDP may get 32-38 seats, BJP 27-33, NC 8-14, Cong 4-10

India TV-CVoter exit poll


New Delhi, Dec 20: Mehbooba Mufti-led People's Democratic Party is going to emerge as the single largest party in Jammu & Kashmir, while the BJP  may become the second largest party, says the More

  • Srinagar City

Police scans victim’s cell phone

‘Online stalkers cleverly lure prey’

DAY 10


Srinagar, Dec 20: With the hospitalized acid attack victim still being unable to converse with police, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) is scanning her mobile phone in a bid to know if some stalker More

  • Jammu

Cong Minister, 3 others booked for inciting violence


Jammu, Dec 20:Jammu and Kashmir police Saturday lodged four FIRs in separate incidents of unlawful activities and Model Code of Conduct violations’ in poll bound Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts.Among More

  • South Asia

‘Plebiscite only way to resolve K-issue’


Islamabad, Dec 20: Terming elections as ‘illegal and against the spirit of UNSC Resolutions’, speakers at a seminar hosted by All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) PaK chapter on Saturday observed that Kashmiri More

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