NC-Cong agree on seat sharing, ‘friendly contest’ in JK

NC-Cong agree on seat sharing, ‘friendly contest’ in JK

Jammu: Sealing an alliance after days of hectic parleys, the Congress and National Conference Wednesday announced they will fight two and one Lok Sabha seats respectively, while agreeing on a “friendly contest” on the rest three constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. In a joint press conference here, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and NC patron […]

State elections deferred as JK sought 70,000 troops for simultaneous polls: Officials

State elections deferred as JK sought 70,000 troops for simultaneous polls: Officials

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections were deferred as the state administration asked for over 70,000 paramilitary troops for conducting simultaneous polls, a demand which could not be acceded to, officials said Wednesday. A home ministry official said the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s demand of about 717 companies of paramilitary personnel could not […]

RO Srinagar issues guidelines for filing nominations

RO Srinagar issues guidelines for filing nominations

SRINAGAR: With the Election Commission issuing notification for general elections to the 2-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, the Returning Officer (RO) for the Constituency, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, has issued guidelines to candidates for filing of nomination papers. The guidelines state that nominations for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat can be filed at the office of the Returning […]

EC appoints 2 retired I-T officers as spl expenditure observers

EC appoints 2 retired I-T officers as spl expenditure observers

New Delhi: The Election Commission Tuesday appointed two retired IRS officers of the Income Tax Department as special expenditure observers for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. The poll body said it has appointed Shailendra Handa and Madhu Mahajan to “supervise and monitor work done by election machinery and ensure stringent and effective enforcement action” in […]

NC fields Hasnain Masoodi from Anantnag

NC fields Hasnain Masoodi from Anantnag

Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) has fielded former Jammu and Kashmir High Court judge Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi, known for his landmark judgement on Article 370, from the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. The 65-year-old former judge, who retired from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in January 2016, is currently serving as the chairman of […]

Party’s resolve is to fight against abolishing special identity, integrity of J&K: Farooq

Party’s resolve is to fight against abolishing special identity, integrity of J&K: Farooq

Srinagar: The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday asserted that party’s resolve is to fight against abolishing the special identity and integrity of the state, saying with the active support of people – NC will never allow such intrigues to get materialised. “Forces as inimical to the special constitutional status of our state will […]

ECI issues notification for Jammu, Baramulla LS seats

ECI issues notification for Jammu, Baramulla LS seats

JAMMU: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday issued notification for general elections to Baramulla and Jammu parliamentary constituencies. As per the notification, last date of filing nominations has been fixed on March 25, while the scrutiny of papers will be held on March 26 and the last date of withdrawal of candidature is […]

BJP in danger, creating fear psychosis: Farooq

BJP in danger, creating fear psychosis: Farooq

JAMMU: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah has blamed the BJP for “creating fear psychosis” across India by crying hoarse over the “nation being in danger”. Paying tributes to Guru Nabba Dass ji at a congregation here, he underscored the crucial need of social justice and avenues of progress for all, irrespective of religion, caste […]

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