LS polls 2014: Factsheet on JK

Srinagar: The 16th Lok Sabha elections would be held in six Parliamentary constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir on five poll days, namely April 10, 17, 24, 30 and May 17. Polling will be held at 9,633 polling stations spread across 7,346 polling station locations. Out of the state’s total of 69,33,118 electors as on February […]

3.5 lakh first- time voters to exercise franchise in LS polls

Jammu: About 3.5 lakh first time voters are going to exercise their right to franchise in Jammu and Kashmir in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “3.5 lakh first time voters will be exercising their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls in the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer Umang Narula […]

People asked to deposit arms at police stations

SRINAGAR: In wake of the upcoming  Lok Sabha elections, the gun license holders of Pulwama, Shopian, Ganderbal and Kupwara districts have been asked  to deposit their arms in the nearby police stations forthwith. “In case anybody after a week’s time from issuance of this order is found in possession of licenses arms, action against the […]

LS polls: IT Dept sets up cell to monitor cash flow

Jammu: The Income Tax Department has set up a special cell to keep a tab on flow of cash and other valuables in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections. The IT Department has set up a special cell consisting of independent control room and complaint monitoring cell here today on the directions of […]

Dept asked not to approach ED directly: GAD

JAMMU: As per circular issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) Thursday , Departments seeking clarifications on the Model Code of Conduct and other Election related issues have been asked  to abstain from approaching the Chief Electoral Officer J&K directly on their own. “As per the procedures, Heads of the Department seeking clarifications from another […]

LS POLLS: NC announces campaigners list for Jammu

Srinagar: Ruling National Conference  Wednesday announced the members of its campaign committee and district party observers for Lok Sabha Parliamentary elections 2014 for Jammu province. While Ajay Kumar Sadhotra will head the compagining for Rajouri – Poonch and Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar, Surjeet S Slathia will lead the party campaign for Jammu – Samba, Kathua, […]

Workshop held to ‘sensitize’ media

JAMMU:  The Chief Electoral Officer(CEO)  Jammu and Kashmir  Wednesday  organized one-day workshop to “sensitize” media persons on issues related to election process. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO),  Umang Narula, Deputy Commissioner (District Election Officer), Jammu,  A.K. Sahu, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer,  Rishpal Singh, Joint Director Information, Ms. Samita Sethi, Consultant (SVEEP), S. Harcharn Singh, Resource Persons […]

3 killed in lightning incidents

Jammu: Three people were killed and one girl injured in incidents of lightning strike in the Jammu region, officials said Wednesday. While one Farooq Ahmed died after being struck by lightning in the Jij area of Mahore tehsil in Reasi district, another victim, Ayoub, was killed in the Kotranka belt in Budhal tehsil of Rajouri […]

Soldier crushed by train

Jammu: An Army soldier was crushed to death after he came under a train in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir while he was going to his hometown on leave, police said Wednesday. The crushed body of Sunil Chowdhary of Rajasthan was found at the railway lines in Barian in Samba district last evening, police […]

Prime plots under commercial use transferred to trusts at rebate prices : CAG

Jammu: The Comptroller and Auditor General has said that prime land in Jammu and Kashmir was transferred at concessional rate to various trusts though the plots were under commercial use, causing huge losses to the state exchequer. “It was observed that (prime) lands in Srinagar were transferred to Khidmat Trust (7 kanals, 15 marlas and […]