Final Phase to witness contest of 156 candidates in 37 wards

Final Phase to witness contest of 156 candidates in 37 wards

Srinagar: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shaleen Kabra Monday said that in the fourth and final phase of the Municipal Polls-2018, voting will take place at 308 polling stations in Srinagar and Ganderbal on Tuesday. The polling time, he said, will be from 6 am to 4 pm. In a statement, Kabra said that […]

People will again reject polls: JRL

People will again reject polls: JRL

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has asked people to observe a complete protest shutdown today in areas going to polls in the last phase of “sham” elections. The leadership in a statement said, “As in the previous three phases, people will again demonstrate […]

For first time, journalists barred from covering elections in Kashmir

For first time, journalists barred from covering elections in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Under the garb of holding peaceful municipal elections, police and polling staff at many polling stations have imposed restrictions on journalists to prevent reporting of the conduct of elections. The restrictions, which have been put in place without any written order, have prevented journalists from gathering details of voting figures, identifying polling booths, and […]

On the Traumatized Youth of Kashmir

On the Traumatized Youth of Kashmir

Dr. Arshed Iqbal Dar There is much talk about youth being a marginalized segment of society. Allow me to say that they are not a marginalized group, but rather a targeted group. They are targeted for their huge potential, self confidence and ability to change the world. Young people are knowledgeable about their peers, realities […]

JRL to GoI: Pay heed to people’s ‘clear message’

JRL to GoI: Pay heed to people’s ‘clear message’

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday said it is time that the Government of India (GoI) pays heed to the “clear message” coming from the “rejection” of the ULB polls by the people of Kashmir. “Today, once again, people rejected the forcibly thrust, […]

Omar criticises New Delhi’s handling of Kashmir

Omar criticises New Delhi’s handling of Kashmir

Srinagar: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah Saturday criticised the Government of India’s handling of Kashmir, seeking reasons for the all-time low voter turnout in the ongoing urban local body polls. “From the highest turnouts since 1987 in 2014 to the lowest turnouts ever recorded in 2018 why is the Modi government able to get […]

Downtown factional struggles make NC voters ignore party’s boycott call

Downtown factional struggles make NC voters ignore party’s boycott call

SRINAGAR: The National Conference’s (NC) boycott call did not have any impact in voter turnout in areas of downtown Srinagar that have been the party’s bastions since 1996. The areas which include Tujgari Mohallah, Syedpora, Shampora, Sheikh Hamzah Mohallah, on Saturday saw residents coming out and casting their vote. Tujgari Mohallah, a ghetto believed to […]

Hizb militant killed in Pulwama, another admitted to SMHS hospital

Hizb militant killed in Pulwama, another admitted to SMHS hospital

Pulwama: A local Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant was killed and another was wounded, and subsequently hospitalised, in a gunfight with government forces in the wee hours of Saturday morning here in Babgund village of Pulwama district. The slain militant has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Dar alias Maali, a resident of Samboora village in Pulwama district. The […]

Shutdown in all poll-bound areas except Uri

Shutdown in all poll-bound areas except Uri

ITIFAQ LONE SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown was observed in poll-bound areas in Kashmir on the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) to boycott Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls on Saturday. Some areas, including in Srinagar, witnessed only a partial shutdown. Shops and private business establishments remained closed while majority of the transport remained off […]

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