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November 04, 2002

People will be masters of destiny in J&K: Mufti

November 03, 2002

Start unconditional dialogue, Sayeed urges PM

November 02, 2002

Mufti govt soft on militants: Gill
Mangat Ram Sharma is the third deputy chief minister of J&K
Sayeed sworn-in as J&K chief minister
Grenade attack at Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's house
Sayeed to be sworn in as J&K chief minister on Saturday
No move to release hardcore militants: Congress

November 01, 2002

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed likely to keep home portfolio

October 30, 2002

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed invited to form government in JK
Sayeed, Azad meet J&K governor
Mufti to have 'medium-sized' Cabinet

October 29, 2002

Compromise on CMs post was for J&Ks good: Azad
Mufti's promises not to solve problem: Hizb
Mufti elected PDP legislature party leader

November 28, 2002

We will seek a political package from Centre: Mufti
Congress-PDP 'mollycoddling militancy': BJP
Sonia to attend swearing-in ceremony of J&K govt
Congress denies resentment over choice of Mufti as CM
Vajpayee has promised 'full support' to Sayeed

October 27, 2002

Congress MLAs relent on Mufti being made CM
Mufti to be sworn-in on November 2
Mufti to relocate SOG, withdraw POTA
Discontent among Congress MLAs in J&K

October 26, 2002

Two defeated candidates threaten to sue EC
Mufti Mohammed Sayeed faces a yeoman task
Decision to dump Azad was taken at Mufti's meeting with Manmohan
M R Sharma may be Congress nominee for Dy CM
Cong, PDP strike deal; Mufti to be CM
Congress, PDP reach a consensus over common minimum programme
Mufti says meeting with Sonia unlikely

October 25, 2002

Sonia, Mufti to thrash out J&K chief ministership issue on Saturday
Mufti arrives in New Delhi to hold talks with Sonia
Tarigami-led group has no preferences on chief ministership

October 24, 2002

A day ahead of talks with Congress, PDP says it is against disbanding STF
Congress hopes for settlement with PDP

October 23, 2002

'PDP, Congress have almost resolved differences'
J&K impasse due to the Congress: Jayalalithaa
Advani indicates Congress-led govt in J&K
Panthers Party not to support PDP-led government
DPF may support Cong-led minority govt
'J&K governor unlikely to allow Congress-led minority government'
Mufti to meet Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi
PDP still hopeful of an alliance despite stern stand of Congress

October 22, 2002

PDP meeting on Wednesday morning to take final decision
Congress arrives at a decision on J&K govt, but Sonia to announce it
PDP hardens stand before Congress meet

October 21, 2002

Congress may decide on J&K government on Tuesday
Kashmiris disgusted with politicking over government formation
1 killed, 6 injured in Budgam
Manmohan meets Mufti, no indication of breakthrough
Political affairs panel of PDP meets
Manmohan Singh calls on J&K Governor
Cong, PDP should behave more responsibly: Tarigami

October 20, 2002

No headway in Cong-PDP talks in Srinagar

October 19, 2002

National Conference begins revamp of party structure
Congress, PDP must get ready to sacrifice: Tarigami
Sonia to send Manmohan Singh to Srinagar
PDP asks Cong to relent, says no alternative to coalition
Political situation necessitated Governor's rule: Saxena
This state will not let me retire: Abdullah

October 18, 2002

Bhim Singh meets Farooq Abdullah
Efforts on to persuade Mufti: Azad
Mufti slams Farooq for imposition of governor's rule
J&K governor reviews law and order situation
Congress, PDP haggle for power in J&K
Onus on PDP to break impasse: Congress
My continuation would have encouraged horse trading: Farooq

October 17, 2002

Sonia to discuss J&K govt formation with Azad
Governor's rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir
Independents' group gives ultimatum to Congress, PDP
Azad cancels trip to Delhi
PM calls Farooq, asks him to continue as caretaker CM
The most 'happening' places in Srinagar today
I won't like to continue as acting CM: Abdullah
Stalemate continues in J&K

October 16, 2002

Panthers Party accuses Mufti of sectarian politics
J&K governor gives time till October 21 to parties
Tarigami-led PDF to reveal its cards on Thursday
We need more time, Azad tells governor
Congress, PDP decide to continue talks

October 15, 2002

No end in sight to Cong-PDP row on CM's post
National Conference, BJP friends again
Azad will stake claim on Wednesday
PDP blames Congress for the stalemate
Soz denies he is mediating between Congress, PDP
Congress claims support of Ladakh MLAs

October 14, 2002

Congress offensive may force PDP to lower expectations
Azad elected J&K CLP leader
NC has not ruled out staking claim to form government in J&K: G M Shah
Omar Abdullah resigns from Union Cabinet
PDP says it can even sit in the opposition
Victorious rebel candidate rejoins National Conference
Congress best placed to lead J&K government: Azad
NC will stake claim if Congress, PDP fail: Farooq
Panthers Party with Cong only if CM is from Jammu
Hunt for men loitering outside NC secretary's home
Congress may let the Mufti become CM
Governor invites Abdullah for talks on government formation
Independents ask Congress, PDP to make up mind

October 13, 2002

National Conference also throws its hat in the ring
Congress, PDP fail to agree on chief minister again
J&K election is the 'turning point': Advani
New J&K govt should facilitate talks: Shah
Chief minister should be from the valley: PDP leader

October 12, 2002

Nowgam is now the valley's most well-known address
J&K results a vote against militancy: Panun Kashmir
NC moves add impetus to Congress-PDP talks
Mufti Mohammed Sayeed meets Sonia Gandhi
Chief ministership is not a problem: Mufti
Disbanding SOG our first priority: Mehbooba
Women get a raw deal in the J&K assembly election
Time of reckoning for NC-BJP relationship
Hurriyat dares Centre to hold plebiscite, calls for dialogue
Cong-PDP talks to take place in Delhi
Manmohan leads Congress team to Srinagar

October 11, 2002

CWC authorises Sonia to take final decision on J&K
Six terrorists killed in J&K
Congress, PDP grapple for CM's post
J&K polls a triumph for Indian democracy: Advani
BJP won't persuade National Conference to stay on in NDA: Venkaiah
RSS welcomes J&K poll results, to intensify statehood stir
Panthers Party joins race for government formation in J&K
'You have finally uprooted the huge Chinar tree'
PDP, Congress claim support of several independent MLAs
US asks Pakistan to stop infiltration, lauds J&K election
Farooq Abdullah quits as J&K chief minister

October 10, 2002

11 ministers, assembly speaker trounced in J&K
J&K poll results a victory of Indian democracy: Govt
Omar should quit Union council of ministers: Farooq
National Conference voted out, hung assembly in J&K
Four ministers defeated in Jammu division
PDP for coalition with like-minded parties
Results are a vote against Centre: Hurriyat
Farooq Abdullah to resign on Friday
BJP admits setback in Jammu and Kashmir
Army busts secret meeting; kills nine terrorists
J&K has voted against Pak-sponsored terrorism: PM
Omar Abdullah blames factionalism for defeat
Congress, PDP snuggle up to each other
The Giant Killer knew he had a chance
Angry Omar Abdullah storms out of counting centre
Karan Singh, Digvijay favour Azad as next CM of J&K
Azad favours CM, Dy CM to be from different regions of state
PDP prefers Mufti Sayeed as CM in coalition govt
Omar Abdullah loses to PDP in Ganderbal
Congress leading in 12 of 21 assembly constituencies in Jammu
PDP wins from Pulwama
National Conference appears heading for defeat
Counting of votes in Srinagar and Anantnag delayed

October 09, 2002

Kashmir election a victory for India: Advani
Claims and counterclaims dominate eve of counting
New security rules in Srinagar leave journalists fuming
Assaulted J&K minister to move human rights panel

October 08, 2002

Acting JKLF chairman detained
Estimated 52 per cent polling in fourth phase
J&K Poll: Blast in Banihal Constituency
Polling for final phase of J&K assembly election begins
2 CRPF jawans killed in attack on polling booth in Doda

October 07, 2002

J&K minister tries to jump the queue, suffers wrath of soldiers
Security tightened on eve of last phase of polls
Heavy shelling in Uri kills 4 jawans, injures 3
All set for final phase of polling in J&K
Rebel Peoples Conference leaders ridicule poll boycott call
Independent candidates gather under common front
Congress will come to power in J&K: Saifuddin Soz
High turnout in J&K polls a rejection of Pakistan: PM
Three villagers killed in Doda on poll eve

October 06, 2002

NC to get at least 50 seats: Omar Abdullah
Bid on independent candidate's life in J&K
Congressman withdraws from contest in Lolab
Campaigning ends for last phase of J&K polls
Terrorists ambush army patrol in J&K, 2 killed

October 05, 2002

EC transfers Kupwara superintendent of police
Repoll ordered in 5 polling stations
We'll punish those who participated in elections: Hizb
Four BSF soldiers killed in blast in Lolab, J&K
US reiterates support for J&K election

October 04, 2002

Terrorists try to target Mehbooba Mufti's motorcade
Explosion in Kupwara; 2 BSF men killed
Campaigning in Doda still a low-key affair
National Conference worker, wife shot at in Lolab, J&K

October 03, 2002

J&K police critical of EC on decision to withdraw STF
Pakistan trying to push in more militants: BSF
Six people injured in landmine explosion in J&K
Infiltration bid across LoC foiled; 8 militants, army officer killed
BJP, National Conference in tacit pact: Bhim Singh
DySP killed, two constables hurt in encounter with militants

October 02, 2002

60 per cent turnout in repoll at two Budgam booths
Hizbul Mujahideen claims responsibility for blasts in Awantipora, Tral
Five BSF jawans killed
Five civilians killed in J&K

October 01, 2002

Low turnout marks polling in Pulwama, Anantnag
Six BSF personnel killed, two injured in militant attack
Jawan killed in IED blast ahead of Abdullah's meeting in Doda
41% turnout in third phase, 8 killed in militant attacks
Voters keep away from polling booths in Pampore constituency
JKLF acting chief Javed Mir detained in Srinagar
Third phase polling begins; eight killed in militant attack in Kathua

September 30, 2002

Terrorists attack NC candidate's motorcade
Tight security for third phase
All set for third phase of J&K assembly election on Tuesday
Despondent Tral just wants to sleep peacefully
Mehbooba faces tough fight on road to the legislature
Omar Abdullah to resign as minister
Confident Sakeena Itoo awaits verdict from Noorabad
NC confident of victory in Anantnag
Bid to blow up polling stations in Anantnag foiled

September 29, 2002

Militants target polling booth in Pulwama district
One killed, 13 injured as militants attack police party

September 28, 2002

Anantnag hamlet holds aloft the flag of secularism
Tral, Shopian in thrall to militants
Five militants, CRPF constable among 12 killed
EC shackles special forces of J&K police
Woman minister faces a tough battle in Anantnag
4 killed, NCP candidate hurt in landmine blast

September 27, 2002

EC orders repoll in 9 booths in Poonch, Jammu, Budgam
Helicopters to drop polling staff, material at 46 booths in Doda
CPI-M's Tarigami on firm ground in Kashmir
Bid on NC candidate's life, ten killed in J&K
Congress threatens to pull out of J&K polls
BJP won't tie up with NC in J&K: I D Swami

September 26, 2002

Full EC team to visit J&K on Friday
Sheikh Abdullah's associate quits NC
Centre will talk to all groups in J&K: I D Swami
Militants attack the house of National Conference candidate
PDP threatens to pull out of polls over rigging

September 25, 2002

Swami sent to J&K to review security arrangements
Srinagar residents fail to keep date with poll officials
Four armymen, two militants killed in Kashmir
Urban-rural divide marks poll in central Kashmir

September 24, 2002

Azad demands repolling in eight Srinagar constituencies
58 per cent polling in Jammu division
42 per cent vote in second phase
Srinagar gives a thumbs down to Election 2002
Nearly 30% turnout in round two of polling in J&K
Candidate campaigns on TV on poll day
Acting chief of JKLF detained along with supporters
Militants attack polling station, residences of two candidates
Srinagar voters show no enthusiasm
Pak firing forces shifting of polling booths in border areas
Second phase of polling for 28 assembly seats begins
3 cops rescued, pro-Pak outfit claims responsibility
Gogji Bagh siege comes to an end, cops rescued, 2 militants killed

September 23, 2002

PDP gaining from discontent with NC
Eight injured in grenade attack on PDP campaign vehicle
Policeman killed in raid on militant hideout
NC may find it tough to retain Akhnoor
Second phase may decide National Conference's fate
NC will be routed in polls: M M Sayeed
Hurriyat may accept greater autonomy for Kashmir: Mirwaiz
Fear stalks Srinagar -- the centrepiece of Jammu and Kashmir election
BJP in favour of regional councils for Jammu, Ladakh
Advani equates ISI with Taliban, Al Qaeda
No post-poll alliance with National Conference: BJP
Terrorists kill 1 cop, take 3 hostage in J&K
Rajnath Singh predicts coalition govt in J&K
Water will motivate Hizb chief's village to vote
Tense Srinagar waits for polling day
Jammu administration all set for polls
All set for second phase of polling
National Conference floats its hopes on Dal Lake
Jawan killed, another injured in Doda

September 22, 2002

Campaigning for second phase ends amidst escalated violence
Hurriyat asks people not to vote, calls bandh on Sep 24
People will reject National Conference: Chamanlal Gupta
Seige of police colony ends; militant killed

September 21, 2002

Attempt on J&K tourism minister's life
Militants barge into police colony in J&K; 1 killed
2 CPI-M activists among 6 killed by militants
Give National Conference another chance: Omar Abdullah
Shatrughan Sinha sees a better turnout in second phase
Voters of J&K disillusioned with false promises: Bhasin

September 20, 2002

J&K govt to probe allegations of coercion of voters
For Ganderbal residents, Omar is just another Abdullah
Jammu has a crowded field, and everyone is going all out
JKLF acting chairman arrested, militants kill NC member
Congress is living in a world of dreams: Omar Abdullah
BJP questions motives of Congress in J&K
J&K minister's house attacked
We want a permanent end to cross-border terrorism: Kanwal Sibal

September 19, 2002

Sonia calls for a final solution to Kashmir problem
Militants attack school in Udhampur, 2 killed
Only Congress can solve Kashmir problem: Sonia
First phase of J&K polls a 'positive start': US
Infiltration across LoC has increased: US
Migrant votes a deciding factor in Habbakadal
4 candidates survive militant attacks; 5 soldiers killed
Omar Abdullah shifts out of Farooq's house
India welcomes US assessment of J&K polls

September 18, 2002

Two NC activists among 13 killed in J&K
J&K polling figure rises by over 3 per cent
Hurriyat has told supporters to vote against National Conference
Discuss J&K problem only with elected representatives: BJP
The danger is of a reporter becoming the subject of a report
Farooq, Omar deny rumours of differences

September 17, 2002

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

September 16, 2002

Polling begins for 1st phase of J&K election
Stray violence during first phase of polling in J&K
Modest turnout in 1st phase of J&K polls
44 per cent turnout in 1st phase of J&K polls
Pakistan belittles J&K assembly election
Vajpayee voices satisfaction over J&K polls
Kashmir valley observes bandh to protest polls
EC not concerned about reaction of diplomats
Kashmiri Pandits just not interested in elections
Shelling in Poonch coincides with polling
Moderate turnout marks north Kashmir polling
'No fear in Gurez'
Hizb chief announced Rs 4 million reward for killing Farooq and Omar: Advani

September 15, 2002

Stage set for first of four-phased polling in J&K
J&K tourism minister escapes assassination bid
Baramulla goes to the polls on Monday, but voters scared
J&K voters will not be forced: Lyngdoh
Polling days to be paid public holiday: EC
Nine Lashkar militants killed, infiltration bid foiled
Voter turnout irrelevant to Kashmir issue: Hurriyat
J&K electoral rolls not '100 per cent accurate'

September 14, 2002

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

September 13, 2002

All polling booths in J&K valley declared sensitive
EC permits visits by envoys during J&K polls
Killing of civilians by BSF worsens situation in Kashmir valley
Singhal criticises EC's 'double standards'

September 12, 2002

Unified Command discusses measures to thwart militant attacks
Sonia cancels Jammu visit
Heavy firing at Lone's funeral in Sogam
Fidayeen attacks on the rise: J&K top cop
EC ready for phase I of J&K assembly poll
US involved in resolving Kashmir issue: Hurriyat
Gunfire stuns Farooq, Omar at Lone's funeral
Army may have traced one militant involved in Surankote attack

September 11, 2002

J&K minister Mushtaq Ahmed Lone shot dead
12 killed in militant attack in Poonch
J&K minister's killing may stifle electioneering
Fernandes rushes to Srinagar
No anti-poll rallies in Hurriyat chief's village

September 10, 2002

Militants attack Farooq's younger brother
'Autonomy to azadi: We are ready to discuss anything'