EC yet to decide on Anantnag LS by-poll date

EC yet to decide on Anantnag LS by-poll date

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) was yet to take a call on when the Anantnag Lok Sabha by-poll would be held as the security scenario in the Jammu and Kashmir district there was not considered conducive, an official said. The seat has been lying vacant since July 4, 2016 after PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti […]

Prospective contestant seeks Anantnag by-poll

Prospective contestant seeks Anantnag by-poll

SRINAGAR: A prospective contestant of parliamentary polls has sought conduct of by-polls in Anantnag parliamentary constituency. Hearing his petition on Tuesday the high court on Tuesday directed election commission of India, ministry of home affairs and state government to file response as to why the election has not been conducted in the Anantnag constituency lying […]

Those seeking debate on special status playing with fire: Omar

Those seeking debate on special status playing with fire: Omar

New Delhi: Those seeking a debate on the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir are “playing with fire” as the issue is linked to the state’s accession to India, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Saturday. His remarks came after Attorney General K K Venugopal recently told the Supreme Court that the NDA […]

Poll day killings: SHRC grants govt time for report

Poll day killings: SHRC grants govt time for report

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission has granted DGP and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir time by July 25 for filing a detailed report about the killing of eight civilians by the government forces in Budgam and Ganderbal districts on April 9, when elections for parliamentary seat were held in the central Kashmir district along with Srinagar. […]

Is dragging a person for 28 kms bravery, Dar asks

Is dragging a person for 28 kms bravery, Dar asks

Srinagar: Farooq Ahmed Dar has a question. Is dragging a person for nearly 28 kilometres an act of bravery, he asks. The poser came after the embroidery artisan heard that an army Major, on whose direction he was tied to a jeep as a “human shield” against stone pelters in Kashmir, had been awarded a […]

Dialogue sans Hurriyat is meaningless: PDP

Dialogue sans Hurriyat is meaningless: PDP

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice president, Mohammad Sartaj Madni, has expressed dismay over the repeated statements by BJP leaders discounting dialogue with Hurriyat leaders and Pakistan. He said the very idea of closing the doors of reconciliation and understanding on vital political issues “undermines the process of peace” which does not serve peoples interest. […]

Parliamentary by-poll: City schools demand compensation for restoration

Parliamentary by-poll: City schools demand compensation for restoration

Srinagar: The Chief Education Officer in Srinagar has received formal complaints from various school heads on account of damages caused to their premises by the government forces during temporary occupation of the buildings during parliamentary by-poll “The schools have submitted their complaints in writing. They have also submitted the photographs of the damages. Some complaints […]

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