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  • Conservative women of Kashmir's mini Afghanistan break taboo, gives vote a chance

    In Kashmir's `mini-Afghanistan', women are breaking the taboo to make their voices heard by their vote. Pushtun women, who have traditionally been reticent and prefer to move only in purdah (veil), are breaking the barriers and coming out to exercise their franchise that has all along been the...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 5:55am
  • Village girl Mehbooba Mufti challenges Kashmir's first family in its backyard

    A sweet aroma of dry crimson leaves had filled the chilly morning air. Women, young and old, donning colourful embroidered pherans (loose gowns sported during winters), were feverishly singing and dancing on the only road which had literally been painted green to welcome People's Democratic Party (...

    Monday, 24 November 2014 - 7:50am
  • Narendra Modi sells Bollywood dreams to Kashmir

    On his first campaign trail in Jammu and Kashmir prime minister Narendra Modi avoided the reference to article 370 and instead talked bollywood to charm the crowds even as the chief minister Omar Abdullah raised the pitch demanding "resolution of Kashmir issue according to the wishes of its people".

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 5:50am
  • Decoded: Why political parties are struggling to release manifestos in Jammu and Kashmir

    With just five days remaining for the first phase of polls, all the major political parties are struggling to release their manifestos in Jammu and Kashmir. Why are not political parties issuing their manifestos? Political parties are trying to steer clear of controversies before the first vote...

    Friday, 21 November 2014 - 7:20am
  • National Conference misses ailing Farooq Abdullah from high-voltage campaigning in J&K

    Beleaguered National Conference (NC) is battling another crisis after Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah's father and party's star campaigner Farooq Abdullah was ruled out for campaigning owing to his serious kidney ailment which needs immediate transplant outside the country.

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 5:40am
  • VK Singh calls for dialogue with Jammu and Kashmir separatists

    Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh calls for dialogue with Jammu and Kashmir separatists

    Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Innerwear led to conviction of Armymen in fake encounter case

    An innerwear and a footwear finally led to the first ever conviction of 7 army officers in a fake encounter case for killing three youths after branding them militants in Machil near the LoC in North Kashmir in April 2010.

    Friday, 14 November 2014 - 5:15am
  • Focus now shifts on Pathribal fake encounter

    After the Machil verdict, focus has shifted on the infamous Patrhibal fake encounter case of 2000 with families of the slain demanding the reopening of the case. Indian army had given clean chit to five of its soldiers --Brigadier Ajay Saxena, Lieutenant Colonel Brajendra Pratap Singh, Major...

    Friday, 14 November 2014 - 5:25am
  • Jammu and Kashmir- BJP candidate defies militants, vows to fight polls despite attack

    Defying militants, BJP candidate from the Kulgam constituency Ghulam Hassan Zargar put up a brave face on Wednesday when he vowed to fight the assembly elections despite the attack on his house in the sensitive south Kashmir belt. Two suspected masked militants barged into the house of Zargar on...

    Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 5:20am
  • There is no PDP wave in Kashmir, there is just BJP wave: Dr Hina Shafi Bhat

    Dr Hina Shafi Bhat, a 34 year old dental surgeon is the face of BJP in the Muslim majority Kashmir. She is contesting on her father’s constituency, Amira Kadal in the heart of Srinagar city, on BJP ticket. In a free-wheeling interview with dna, Dr Hina poured her heart out on different issues....

    Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 5:35am