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Iftikhar Gilani

  • PDP praises Atal Bihari Vajpayee, drops hints of bonhomie with BJP

    Once most hated politician in Kashmir for his pro-Delhi stance and then loathed in Delhi for being a soft separatist, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (78) is the most sought after politician these days. Even as it appears that his party People's Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party are inching...

    Thursday, 1 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Congressmen blame Rahul Gandhi for continuous defeats

    The election results in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand completed the plummeting fortunes of the Congress in 2014, which began with its worst-ever defeat in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan assemblies and later in the Lok Sabha polls. Over the past few days, Congress leaders at the...

    Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 7:15am
  • Enough is enough, says India

    As the news that Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was ordered conditional release by the Islamabad high court reached New Delhi, ministry of external affairs not only summoned Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit at the lack of effective action by the country's prosecutors, but was also preparing a 'note...

    Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 6:15am
  • BJP-PDP alliance may become reality

    Even as the deadlock on government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of a fractured mandate, top sources here indicated possibility of the People's Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance becoming a reality. It is believed that prime minister Narendra Modi...

    Monday, 29 December 2014 - 7:15am
  • Kashmir's Dogra bros divided in politics

    The fractured verdict in Jammu and Kashmir has thrown two brothers into the thick of negotiations on opposite sides of the political aisle. The two Ranas of Jammu— Jitendra Singh and Devender Singh Rana—one a minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office and the other a close aide of former...

    Sunday, 28 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Now online exam for Staff Selection Commission recruitment

    Continuing initiatives towards reforming country's bureaucratic system, prime minister Narendra Modi's government is set to change the existing examination system of the Staff Selection Commission that selects cutting-edge bureacracy including clerks, section officers and other employees, who...

    Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 6:45am
  • Message in the ballots

    The fractured mandate in the Valley revives the argument for empowering the population

    Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 5:00am
  • National Conference offers support to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, PDP insists on CM post in talks with BJP

    Politics is making strange bed fellows in Jammu and Kashmir, as contours of the next government in the state remained hazy. The BJP's bid for a Hindu chief minister seems to have pushed the Kashmir-based party National Conference to offer unconditional support to its arch rival, PDP. The PDP with...

    Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 5:30am
  • Suspense continues over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir; Arun Jaitley claims BJP holds 'veto power'

    In the wake of a hung verdict, suspense over government formation continued in Jammu and Kashmir. How difficult decision it is for Kashmir centric parties the National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party to ally with the BJP, came to fore, when cracks surfaced in the NC, forcing former chief...

    Friday, 26 December 2014 - 9:00am
  • Rahul Gandhi invites ideas for road map to revitalise Congress

    After facing rout in two more states Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir, Congress vice-President has set ball rolling for a road map to revitalise party. He has asked the party general secretaries and chiefs of frontal organisations to undertake an exercise of consulting state presidents, district and...

    Thursday, 25 December 2014 - 7:10am