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Politics

Omar, Mehbooba: United In Loss

The just concluded Lok Sabha saw two former Chief Ministers losing an election for the first time. Babra Wani attempts an explanation “I think it’s...

The Rasheed Rise

Even before his arrest in 2019 in a money laundering case, Engineer Rasheed, the two-time lawmaker from Langate, was gaining a lot of acceptability...

Kashmir’s Fragmented Mandate

The improved turnout in the Lok Sabha elections retained the mandate’s regional divide on Kashmir-Jammu lines, a trend not new to the region’s politics....

Kashmir: Politics, Politicians, People

In the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, Syed Shadab Ali Gillani was supposed to meet the politicians who were in the contest and accompany...

BJPs Kashmir

In the just concluded Lok Sabha 2024 elections, the ruling BJP was missing from the contest in Jammu and Kashmir but ensured Kashmir remains...

JKNC: Looming Legacy Challenges

Jammu and Kashmir’s five-time Chief Minister and the most senior politician, Dr Farooq Abdullah, skipped a Lok Sabha contest on health grounds. Is he...

Anantnag’s Contestant Mix

As usual, the contest in the challenging Anantnag-Poonch constituency is between the major parties. But there are too many others, who may not get...

‘BJP Threatened, Enticed, Swayed 20% of Our Leaders’, Mehbooba Mufti

During campaigning down south Kashmir, Syed Shadab Ali Gillani and Aiman Fayaz travelled with PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti, during campaigning in South Kashmir for...

Mehbooba’s Litmus Test

A bad governor but a street fighter, Mehbooba Mufti fought odds to build the PDP as an alternative political platform, now, a tattered party...

Mian Altaf’s Spiritual Stakes

A reluctant contestant, JKNC’s Mian Altaf Ahmad holds the dual status of being a politician and a spiritual leader of the Gujjars. In the...

Charismatic Kargil?

In anticipation of JKNC backing a Congress candidate from Leh, Kargil’s all political parties got into a huddle and found a consensus candidate. While...

The Lilliput’s In Contest

Sajid Raina offers a quick introduction to a few candidates from north Kashmir Baramulla who are in a contest but not for the victory In...

A Cliffhanger Contest

In North Kashmir, 22 candidates are vying for 1.7 million votes and the contest is between Omar Abdullah and Sajad Lone. But the two...
On his wedding day, groom Mohammad Ashraf added an extra touch of joy and happiness by casting his vote at Kangan polling station on Monday, May 12, 2024. (Image credit: Umer Farooq)

First Timer Concerns

More than 340 thousand voters will cast their votes for the first time. Syed Batool Andrabi talks to some of the first-timers to understand...

The Candidate Crowd

They know they are not winning, but they are contesting either as independents or on behalf of parties least known in Kashmir.  Mujtaba Hussain...