Panchayat polls put on hold, decision after all-party meeting

Panchayat polls put on hold, decision after all-party meeting

SRINAGAR: The Mehbooba Mufti government has decided to hold an all-party meeting before announcing a date for panchayat polls in the state. The cabinet met in Jammu on Monday and the government issued a statement that it would seek opinion of all political parties before announcing the dates. Earlier, the government had announced the polls, […]

Political parties raise security concerns ahead of Panchayat polls

Political parties raise security concerns ahead of Panchayat polls

Srinagar: Flagging concern about security during panchayat elections next month in Jammu and Kashmir, political parties have said the atmosphere is “worrisome” and “not conducive” for holding the polls at the moment. The state government had recently announced that the panchayat polls would be conducted from February 15 and preparations for elections have been set […]

CM hopeful of people’s participation in panchayat polls

CM hopeful of people’s participation in panchayat polls

Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday expressed hope that the people of the state would choose ballots over bullets during the panchayat elections scheduled to start in February next year. During a meeting with Governor N N Vohra on Monday, she had informed him about the government’s decision to hold the elections from February […]

Anantnag by-poll: HC asks MHA to explain reasons for delay in elections

Anantnag by-poll: HC asks MHA to explain reasons for delay in elections

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday granted two weeks time to Indian ministry of home affairs to explain as to why the election has not been conducted in the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. The constituency is vacant for a period of more than a year. A single bench of Justice Tashi Rabstan sought […]

ECI, state govt in no mood to set the election ball rolling in Kashmir

ECI, state govt in no mood to set the election ball rolling in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Despite killing of nearly 200 insurgents in 2017, which is seen as an achievement for restoring the ‘lost peace’ in the Kashmir Valley, there is no likelihood of conducting elections in Anantnag parliamentary constituency overdue panchayat and local urban bodies. An official in the electoral office, on the condition of anonymity, told Kashmir Reader […]

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 […]

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