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J&K DDC polls: Under fire, Congress snaps ties with Gupkar alliance

J&K Congress vice-president Ghulam Nabi Monga confirmed this newspaper that his party has severed the seat-sharing agreement with the PAGD.

17 hours ago

Tunnel likely used by slain Jaish men unearthed along International Border

Sources said the opening of the tunnel was found near Regal area of Samba sector where there is thick undergrowth and bushes. 

23 Nov 2020

Kashmir police officer sets up 'wall of kindness' for the needy

The 33-year-old officer says he chose the location outside his office so that he could monitor and supervise the arrangements.

22 Nov 2020

DDC polls: Under severe attack from BJP, Congress may sever ties with Gupkar parties

A senior Congress leader told this newspaper that most of the party leaders, especially from Jammu, are in favour of going solo in the polls.

21 Nov 2020

Ahead of J&K DDC polls, four militants killed in highway encounter at Nagrota district

Police sources said that militants travelling in a vehicle, which was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar, fired on the security personnel near the Toll Plaza at Ban area.

20 Nov 2020

To back Gupkar Alliance or not? Congress in a fix over Article 370, to have two poll planks

The Congress, which has entered into a seat sharing  agreement with the Gupkar Alliance, will have two poll planks for the District Development Council elections.

19 Nov 2020

Can understand frustration: Gupkar Alliance hits back at Shah, BJP

In a two-page statement posted on Twitter, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala accused Shah of making mischievous statements.

18 Nov 2020

PAGD releases second list of 27 candidates for DDC polls

One of the seats in Tangdhar, Kupwara has been given to the party retrospectively while CPM has expressed dissent on the PDP contesting from Pombay and Kulgam.

15 Nov 2020

After being sidelined, PDP patron Muzaffar Hussain Baig quits party

Sources said Baig called on PDP president Mehbooba Mufti in the evening and informed her about his decision to resign from the basic membership of the party.

15 Nov 2020

Joined hands with Gupkar alliance to prevent split in secular votes, says Congress

PAGD leaders and J&K Congress vice-president Ghulam Nabi Monga met at the residence of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. 

14 Nov 2020

Srinagar diary: Committee to fix rent for students and more

The administration in Srinagar has formed a committee for fixation of rent of rooms hired by students in the city.

14 Nov 2020

BSF jawan, 3 civilians killed in Pak shelling along LoC

They said SI Rakesh Doval deployed at the BSF artillery battery at the LoC in Baramulla was killed after he sustained head injury in the firing around 1315 hours.

13 Nov 2020

J&K DDC polls: Gupkar alliance releases list of seats, no Congress candidate named

The seat-sharing arrangement was shared with the media after the candidates of the constituent parties of the alliance filed their nomination papers, the last date for which was Thursday.

13 Nov 2020

Congress asserts agreement with Gupkar Alliance for local polls only

The DDC polls for 280 seats will be held in eight phases from December 1 to December 19. Results will be out on December 22.

12 Nov 2020

BJP’s only agenda is to snatch J&K’s land, jobs, resources: Mehbooba

Maharaja Hari Singh along with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, she said, had provided a protective shield to the people of J&K through Article 370 and special status.

10 Nov 2020

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