Shah Faesal launches old wine in new bottle, labelled JKPM

Shah Faesal launches old wine in new bottle, labelled JKPM

SRINAGAR: On the inaugural day of his political party – the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) – on Sunday, former bureaucrat Shah Faesal, who was claiming to give “new politics” to Jammu & Kashmir, said and promised only that which existing political parties have been saying and promising in the past 70 years. Faesal, […]

NC refuses to meet election observers’ team

NC refuses to meet election observers’ team

SRINAGAR: Kashmir’s oldest and largest political party, the National Conference, will not meet the team of observers that the Election Commission of India (ECI) has sent to Jammu and Kashmir to oversee preparations for Parliament elections that begin April 11. “What is the need of meeting the ECI observers’ team again? We have already made […]

Respect wisdom of EC, simultaneous polls not possible in JK: CEO

Respect wisdom of EC, simultaneous polls not possible in JK: CEO

Jammu: Amid criticism by political parties over the ECI’s decision not to hold state polls with the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shalinder Kumar Sunday said “we must respect the wisdom of the election commission” as simultaneous polls were not possible due to the prevailing security situation in the […]

How can situation in JK be conducive for general elections and not assembly polls, asks Yechury

How can situation in JK be conducive for general elections and not assembly polls, asks Yechury

New Delhi: CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has questioned how can be the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir “good enough” to hold general elections and not assembly polls. The Election Commission Sunday announced that Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir will not be held along with general elections. “It is perplexing how the […]

J&K politicians express anger, disappointment

J&K politicians express anger, disappointment

Srinagar: Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah slammed the Election Commission of India’s decision to not hold state assembly elections in J&K along with parliamentary polls. “First time since 1996, Assembly elections in J&K are not being held on time. Remember this the next time you are praising PM Modi for his strong leadership,” he […]

JK bans fresh arms licenses till further orders

JK bans fresh arms licenses till further orders

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a ban on the issuance of fresh arms licenses in the state till further orders. “No fresh individual fresh license shall be issued by the District Magistrate(s) of the State of Jammu and Kashmir in terms of section 14(1)(b)(ii) of the Arms Act, 1959, till further orders,” read […]

EC to announce Lok Sabha elections soon

EC to announce Lok Sabha elections soon

New Delhi: The Election Commission will soon announce its schedule for the Lok Sabha elections, which is likely to be spread over 7-8 phases in April-May, sources said on Thursday. Sources said the poll panel is in final stages of completing its logistical preparations to hold elections for the 17th Lok Sabha and a detailed […]

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