September 19, 2002

Sonia calls for a 'final solution' to Kashmir problem
US lauds 'extraordinary turnout' in first phase of J&K election
Militants attack school in Udhampur, 2 killed
Four candidates survive militant attacks

September 18, 2002

Discuss J&K problem only with elected representatives: BJP
Hurriyat asked people to vote against National Conference
Two NC activists among 13 killed
Polling figure rises by over 3 per cent
Reporting from the Kashmir valley is a hazardous business

September 17, 2002

Srinagar Times editor shot at
Grenade attack on Congress headquarters in Srinagar
Anti-poll posters in Baramulla harmed me: Candidate
All that Kashmiris want is peace
Chattisinghpora: A sorry story of apathy and neglect
Army commander denies coercion in J&K election
47.2% polling recorded in first phase of J&K poll
First phase of polls were free, fair: US
Pakistan TV lie about J&K polls exposed

September 16, 2002

44 per cent turnout in 1st phase of election
Moderate turnout marks north Kashmir polling
Kashmir valley observes bandh to protest polls
Shelling in Poonch coincides with polling
Stray violence during polling
Vajpayee voices satisfaction over polls
EC not concerned about reaction of diplomats
Gurez residents worry about civic amenities
Hizb chief announced Rs 4 million reward
   for killing Farooq and Omar: Advani
Polling begins for first phase of election
Pakistan belittles assembly election

September 15, 2002

Nine Lashkar militants killed, infiltration bid foiled
Voters will not be forced: Lyngdoh
Voter turnout irrelevant to Kashmir issue: Hurriyat
Tourism minister escapes assassination bid
Polling days to be paid public holiday: EC
Rolls not '100 per cent accurate': electoral officer
All set for first phase of polling
Baramulla goes to the polls on Monday,
   but voters scared

September 14, 2002

Handwara wants to punish NC for atrocities, but...
Voters want to teach a lesson to renegade Kuka Parrey
Promise of 'paradise' attracted poll officials from outside
Jethmalani dubs Simla Pact as suicidal
Militants-turned-counterinsurgents threat to J&K polls
Arrangements for first phase of J&K polls ready
Militants kill sarpanch, NC member in J&K

September 13, 2002

Killing of youths by BSF worsens situation in Kashmir valley
EC permits visits by envoys during J&K polls,
   advances poll timing
All polling booths in J&K valley declared sensitive
EC permits visits by envoys during J&K polls,
   advances poll timing

September 12, 2002

Lone's killing aimed at sabotaging J&K polls: PM
Indo-Pak tensions among four threats to world peace: Annan
US involved in resolving Kashmir issue: Hurriyat
EC ready for phase I of J&K election
Fidayeen attacks possible: J&K top cop
Gunfire stuns Farooq, Omar at Lone's funeral
Sonia cancels Jammu visit
Unified Command discusses militant attacks

September 11, 2002

J&K minister Mushtaq Ahmed Lone shot
George Fernandes rushes to Srinagar
Delta Force ready for polls in Doda
No anti-poll rallies in Hurriyat chief's village
J&K minister's killing may stifle electioneering
Twelve killed in militant attack in Poonch

September 10, 2002

Autonomy to azadi: We are ready to discuss anything - Mirwaiz

September 9, 2002

US warns Pakistan over J&K polls
Hurriyat seeks Pak help for meeting of two Kashmir Committees
Jammu's the stage for RSS vs BJP battle
Twenty-six hurt in grenade attacks in Kashmir
Violence claims 14 lives in J&K

September 8, 2002

Zargar to co-ordinate militant activity during polls: PTI

September 7, 2002

Bukhari offers to mediate with Pakistan on Kashmir
Kashmir Committee to meet its Pakistani counterpart
CEC reviews poll arrangements in Srinagar
First batch of UP officials leave for J&K poll duty
US congressional paper on J&K misleading: JKLF
Ball is in Centre's court: Shabir Shah
2 Hizb militants surrender in Jammu

September 6, 2002

3 Pakistani militants killed on LoC
Militants kill independent candidate from Handwara
Terrorists behind Qasim Nagar massacre nabbed
JKLF militant, two others get 7 years in jail
I am under house arrest, claims Bhat
299 left in fray for 2nd phase of J&K polls
Notification issued for third phase of J&K poll
CEC to visit J&K, review poll arrangements
'Independent Kashmir could become haven for terrorists'

September 5, 2002

112 in the fray in Srinagar, Budgam districts
Shabir Shah's party won't join anti-poll campaign
US rebuffs Pakistani assertion on J&K poll

September 4, 2002

BJP to contest 52 seats
Polling station for just 11 voters in Zanskar constituency
Govt wants us to lend legitimacy to polls: Panun Kashmir
NC workers injured in militant attack
Omar files nomination from Ganderbal
More paramilitary forces rushed to J&K
Recover flight charges from minister: EC to UP govt

September 3, 2002

Pakistan will never get Kashmir: Abdullah
Hurriyat launches anti-poll campaign
162 candidates in fray for the first phase of polling
Farooq scuttling peace deal: Shabir Shah
Tral: Militants have instilled fear among voters
Fernandes' decision to meet Shabir Shah angers Advani
Villager injured in Pakistani firing

September 2, 2002

Three ministers enter fray
Manipulations in J&K voters' list: Panthers Party
Shabir Shah meets Pakistan's deputy envoy
Hurriyat drops plans to suspend People's Conference
Shabir Shah meets Kashmir Committee to wrap up visit
Ladakh UT Front bags two seats
Militants kill two NC activists, injure another
Farooq's brother escapes militant attack
Polls a fraud on the people: Panun Kashmir
Abdullah visits Tirumala temple; meets Satya Sai Baba
Column Mohammad Sayeed Malik: Long live the king's party!

August 31, 2002

Schisms in People's Conference over participation in polls
Govt willing to consider 'legitimate' demands of Shah
Pakistan keenly watching polls
Ladakh Union Territory Front wins both seats in Leh district
JKPDP candidate files nomination for second phase of J&K poll
Bilal may be expelled from Hurriyat
EC may look into Centre's package for Pandits

August 30, 2002

Shabir Shah makes a U-turn; now says no to poll
Farooq gives up Ganderbal seat for son Omar
Farooq will not contest election
228 file papers for 1st phase of polls
Panun Kashmir calls polls meaningless
Mirwaiz ready for unconditional talks with Centre
Mulayam praises Shah's efforts to resolve Kashmir issue
Army kills nine Pakistani intruders
Shabir Shah spells out conditions for his participation
No harm if poll postponed: Shabir Shah
Ladakh front's nominee is sole candidate in Nobra
Interview Ram Jethmalani: 'If I had the power I would postpone the J&K election'

August 29, 2002

PM for talks on Kashmir after election
Jethmalani, Shah hold second round talks
JK polls: BJP releases another list
People's Conference leaders file J&K poll nominations
Notification for 2nd phase of J&K polls issued
2 militants killed in encounter in Poonch
Interview Sunil Dutt: 'Kashmiri militants want peace'

August 28, 2002

Kashmir Committee chief Jethmalani calls on President
Shah hopeful of meeting Vajpayee
NC candidate from Baramulla escapes militant attack
Dutt's the way, Congressmen hail 'patriot' Shabir Shah
No chance of government postponing J&K poll: Swami
Hizb asks government employees to boycott polls
Five jawans injured in ambush in Poonch
Ganderbal: The 'prestigious' constituency

August 27, 2002

Hurriyat agrees for talks with Kashmir Committee
BJP announces second list of candidates
Panthers Party announces list of candidates
Panun Kashmir to boycott poll

August 26, 2002

J&K polls to be free and fair: Governor
J&K polls a chance to establish peace: US
4 of cop's family gunned down in Poonch district

August 24, 2002

EC allots time slots on DD, AIR for J&K poll campaign
Keep away from polls: Advani to Pakistan
Third Front to contest elections
Election fever strikes mainstream Parties
Kashmiri migrants narrate their woes to Dutt
2 more polling stations for Kashmiri Pandit migrants

August 23, 2002

Indian gestures for dialogue with Hurriyat significant: US
ISI instructs militants to disrupt polls in J&K
EC deploys 48 more observers in J&K

August 22, 2002

Invite Hurriyat for talks: Jethmalani urges Centre
Jethmalani invites Hurriyat, Shabir Shah for talks
Process of assembly poll in J&K set in motion
10 new faces in NC list for first phase

August 21, 2002

First phase of J&K poll to be set in motion
SC directives to be enforced in J&K poll
EC to accept applications for I-card till September 15
J&K polls meaningless: Kashmiri Pandits
BJP to ally with Jammu State Morcha for polls

August 20, 2002

Blast in Doda district; colonel killed
Spurt in J&K violence claims 17 lives
Army foils three infiltration bids in Kupwara

August 19, 2002

Hurriyat's participation was always doubtful: Advani
Centre, EC rule out postponement of J&K poll
Punjab employees 'refuse' J&K poll duty
Return of Pandits test of Kashmiri secularism: NCM
J-K Representation of People Act amended

August 18, 2002

Petition urges Supreme Court to defer election
Invite foreign observers to witness election: Gujral
Jethmalani concedes failure of Mission Kashmir

August 17, 2002

Jethmalani fails to convince Hurriyat to participate in election
Abdullah willing to hold talks with Hurriyat
Election Commission to make 3-day visit from Sunday
EC asks state government to rescind mass transfers of officials

August 16, 2002

Kashmir Committee's mission a tamasha: Abdullah
Voter ID cards not necessary in Kashmir election: EC

August 13, 2002

Centre can impose central rule: Jethmalani
Controversy over ID cards issue
BJP chooses 'discrimination' as poll plank

August 12, 2002

Hurriyat, JKDFP agree to talks with Kashmir Committee: PTI

August 8, 2002

Kashmir panel wants assembly polls postponed
Farooq for allowing voters without IDs to cast ballot
EU delegation's visit is significant: Diplomat/PTI
EU should play 'positive role' in Kashmir: Shah

August 7, 2002

EU diplomats meet Farooq Abdullah, Hurriyat leaders: PTI

August 4, 2002

J&K poll announcement hasty: Jethmalani
Kashmir Committee invites Hurriyat, others for talks
Two more separatists to boycott polls
Lone's party may leave Hurriyat
J&K terrorists to step up violence

August 3, 2002

'No sovereign nation can agree to foreign observers'
Poll an acid test for Pakistan: Digvijay
Poll schedule a hasty step: Mufti

August 2, 2002

J&K Election in 4 Phases: Sep 16, 24, Oct 1, 8
No place for 'international observers': Lyngdoh
Ensure violence-free J&K poll: India tells Pak
EC going all out to ensure free, fair J&K poll
Separatist leaders firm on not participating

August 1, 2002

Advani rejects foreign monitors for J&K election
US, EU ask Pak to ensure J&K polls are free of violence
Jammu, Ladakh students consider floating political party

July 31, 2002

Both Farooq, Omar will contest J&K assembly election

July 15, 2002

Election will be held under our rule: Farooq

July 12, 2002

PM not for postponement of assembly polls: Mufti

July 10, 2002

No need to postpone J&K assembly polls: NC

July 8, 2002

Shabir Shah may fight polls, but won't be part of any govt: PTI

June 24, 2002

Farooq, Omar discuss autonomy issue with PM: PTI
NC, Farooq Abdullah tug at heart strings

June 23, 2002

Omar takes over as NC president
CM only if father says so: Omar Abdullah
Farooq rakes up J&K autonomy issue
Divide J&K, create enclave for Pandits: VHP
Lord Ram belongs to me too: Farooq
Dignified return for Pandits, says Omar

June 21, 2002

Youthful Omar has a tough task on his hands

June 18, 2002

Farooq not to seek another term as CM: PTI
Kashmir election in October: Farooq

June 17, 2002

No invitation to foreign observers: CEC
Dead populate voters' lists in Valley
'Hizb chief's name in J&K voters' list'

May 23, 2002

Vajpayee reviews security situation in J&K
PM announces new economic package for J&K
PM ready for political solution to J&K issue
Hurriyat rejects Vajpayee's talks offer

May 22, 2002

J&K parties urge PM to conduct fair polls
Abdullah opposes separatists meeting PM

May 21, 2002

Lone's murder a bid to disrupt J&K poll process: Swami

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 • 'This was the 7th
   attempt on my life
   says Srinagar Times  Editor
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 • 'The BJP is going to
    have a very difficult time
    in J&K election'
   says National Conference
   President Omar Abdullah
 • 'Pakistan's sole objective
    is to disrupt the J&K polls'
   says Deputy Prime
   Minister L K Advani
 • 'After 50 years we are
    stuck at the same place'
   says Mirwaiz Omar
former chairman
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 • 'Kashmir is linked to the
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   says Abdul Gani Bhat,
   chairman of the All-parties
   Hurriyat Conference
 • 'Our agenda is to
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   says Union Minister of
   State for Defence
  Chaman Lal Gupta

 • 'It's possible to take PoK'
   says Air Marshal (retd)
   M S Sekhon
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