updated 9:57 AM GMT, Nov 24, 2014

Bhaderwah: Azad's litmus test

This breathtakingly beautiful mountainous assembly constituency of the Jammu region has often been called 'Chota Kashmir' for its geographic, cultural and religious affinity with the Kashmir Valley.

  • Bhaderwah: Sheikh Qayoom
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Is abrogating Article 370 possible?

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah has expressed his worry that Bharatiya Janta Party’s 'sinister plan' to abrogate the state’s special status will lead to “massive unrest”. Ev

  • Srinagar: Umer Beigh
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Does Omar dumping Ganderbal give PDP an edge?

Abdullah family pocket borough Ganderbal dominated the electoral politics of the state for 39 long years till Omar Abdullah decided not to contest for this north Kashmir assembly seat. And this could

  • Srinagar: Sheikh Qayoom
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BJP a stumbling block for PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which did well in the Lok Sabha elections, hopes for a favourable outcome in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections. But it is staring at a huge stumbling block -

  • Srinagar: Shiekh Qayoom
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Kashmir polls: will history repeat itself in Kangan?

Veteran Gujjar leader Mian Altaf Ahmad is confident of retaining this constituency in the Kashmir Valley for the National Conference. But the PDP is equally confident that voters are going to throw up

  • Srinagar: Sheikh Qayoom
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Poonch - flooded and forgotten

Poonch - flooded and forgotten

Twenty eight-year old Imran Khan has been in shock since the news of death of his parents and wife trickled in during the floods that wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir in September this year. "We we

  • Poonh: Nazam Mir
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Kashmir killings: friends in life and death

Kashmir killings: friends in life and death

A relative of Faisal holds his picture at their home in Nowgam on Tuesday. (Picture Ieshan Wani)

The dirges from inside a house confirm the address. In the garden of the house, the billowing vapors f

  • Srinagar: Ieshan Wani
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Omar’s thorny road to Beerwah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s road to Beerwah will be extremely difficult, political analysts say. 

Omar for the upcoming assembly elections has decided to contest from two seat—Son

  • Srinagar: KD| CNS
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Kashmir farmers' harvest battered

(A farmer plucks apples in an orchard in North Kashmir.)

 

Golden-brown autumn, the king of Kashmir's seasons, is plagued this year by the ravages of last month's unprecedented floods.

 

As farmers b

  • Srinagar: Sheikh Qayoom
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The Geelani Interview: resistance, relief and faking news

The Geelani Interview: resistance, relief and faking news

All Parties Hurriyat Conference chief, Syed Ali Geelani, in an exclusive free-wheeling chat with Kashmir Dispatch’s Bilal Bhat, talks about resistance, social work during and after the devastating fl

  • Srinagar: Bilal Bhat | Photo: Amir
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Wise to hold Kashmir polls on time?

After the devastation caused by the worst floods in 50 years in Jammu and Kashmir, can assembly elections be held this year on schedule? Will it be politically wise and administratively prudent?

 

T

  • Srinagar: Sheikh Qayoom
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Kashmir: submerged and suppressed

“Drove across South Kashmir, battered and bruised. Just reached Srinagar, the city in shambles, can smell death in the air. #KashmirFloods,” writes a Facebooker who is on his way to meet his family in

  • Dilnaz Boga
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Groom arrives 10 days late to pick bride after wedding

While the floods in the state devastated life and property, it also washed away an anxious bride’s dream in Varmul town on 7th September. The traditional wedding turned into a ten-day-long wait for he

  • Varmul: Reyaz Ahmed
  • Category: Features