Old widow votes in hope of getting pension

Old widow votes in hope of getting pension

Bandipora: Left with just a few teeth, 60-year-old Beeba still carries some glow on her red fluffy face. Clad in a black pheran, she made her way towards the polling booth set up slightly uphill – struggling on the walkway made muddy due to rain – at a government school in Mantrigam village. When she […]

A slice of history reveals how panchayat made way for military in Kashmir

A slice of history reveals how panchayat made way for military in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Panchayat elections are being held in Kashmir with the avowed aim of strengthening grassroots democracy, but a former Panchayat Ghar in Srinagar has been serving as an armed forces’ camp for decades now. Locals living in the vicinity are least hopeful that it would ever be vacated. Zakura on the outskirts of Srinagar was […]

Panchayat Polls-2018: Final phase to witness polling at 452 stations

Panchayat Polls-2018: Final phase to witness polling at 452 stations

SRINAGAR: Voting for 9th and final phase of Panchayat Polls-2018 will be held on Tuesday at 452 polling stations in Kashmir division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, 346 polling stations have been categorised as hypersensitive in this phase. He said 430 candidates […]

JRL for shutdown in poll bound areas

JRL for shutdown in poll bound areas

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 in the areas going to Panchayat polls on Tuesday. The areas going to polls on Tuesday include Natnussa, Drugmulla, Magam, Banakoot, Tujjar Sharief, Hardaboora, Tangmarg, Wakura, Chadoora, Pakherpora, Kakapora, […]

Shalindra Kumar to take charge as J&K CEO on Wednesday

Shalindra Kumar to take charge as J&K CEO on Wednesday

Jammu: Shalindra Kumar will take over as the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday replacing the incumbent Shaleen Kabra, a day after the completion of the ongoing nine-phased panchayat polls in the state. Kabra (IAS-1992), after relinquishing his charge, will be the principal secretary to the government, industries and commerce department […]

Panchayat Polls-2018: Phase-VIII witnesses 49.6% polling in Kashmir

Panchayat Polls-2018: Phase-VIII witnesses 49.6% polling in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: In the Phase-VIII of Panchayat Polls held on Saturday, 49.6 percent polling percentage was recorded in Kashmir while as 85.1 percent in Jammu, taking the overall poll percentage of 79.9 percent across the State, the Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shaleen Kabra said. Giving district-wise details, Kabra said that Kupwara witnessed 53.8%, Bandipora 18%, Baramulla […]

56.86% voting in Baramulla

56.86% voting in Baramulla

Baramulla: Voting in the eighth phase of panchayat elections saw 56.86% polling in three blocks of Baramulla district on Saturday. Official sources said that there were 29,345 registered voters in three blocks of Nadihal, Narvaw and Boniyar in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, of which 16,685 voters including 8,434 males and 8,251 females cast their vote. […]

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