Panchayat member, shot at Wednesday evening, succumbs

Panchayat member, shot at Wednesday evening, succumbs

Anantnag: A recently elected panchayat member from Katrasoo area of Kulgam district, who was shot at by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday evening, succumbed to his injuries at a Srinagar hospital late Thursday morning. Abdul Majeed Dar, 50, was a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activist and had recently dissociated from the party to contest the panchayat […]

New Sarpanchs feel ‘insecure’, ask security from locals

New Sarpanchs feel ‘insecure’, ask security from locals

PAMPORE: Many newly elected Sarpanchs in Pulwama district have demanded security from local people, saying they feel insecure while visiting their panchayat constituencies. Most of these Sarpanchs are migrant Pandits who left long ago and now do not know the people of their constituencies. They were either elected by a few migrant votes or elected […]

Panchayat Elections: 150 candidates in fray for 11 blocks in Pulwama

Panchayat Elections: 150 candidates in fray for 11 blocks in Pulwama

Pampore: Amid calls for boycott and threats from militants against participation in Panchayat polls, as many as 150 nominations have been received by the District Panchayat Officer Pulwama from various villages of the district. However, the numbers can increase or decrease as the nomination process is yet to be would up in some blocks. The […]

Panchayat Ghar set on fire in Handwara

Panchayat Ghar set on fire in Handwara

Handwara: Unknown persons on Saturday set on fire the Panchayat Ghar in north Kashmir’s Handwara village. Sources and eyewitness said that on Saturday evening, unknown men set on fire the Panchayat Ghar at Mohalla Reshawari in Nitnosa village of Handwara. Police reached the spot and doused the flames however the three-room house was completely gutted. […]

Panchayat Ghar torched in Budgam

Panchayat Ghar torched in Budgam

BUDGAM: A Panchayat Ghar was torched in Kultrech village in Chadoora area of Budgam District on Wednesday night. Despite the combined efforts of locals, police and firemen, the flames could not be doused. Chadoora Station House Officer (SHO) Arshad Ahmad said that some “miscreants” had managed to burn down the Panchayat Ghar in the area. […]

Arson attempted on three Panchayat Ghars in south Kashmir

Arson attempted on three Panchayat Ghars in south Kashmir

Anantnag: Unidentified persons set fire to three Panchayat Ghars in Pulwama and Shopian districts of south Kashmir late Mondayevening, causing minor damage to the structures before the fires were put out. On Sunday evening, a similar attempt was made in Seer Jageer area of Tral in Pulwama district. The attacks on panchayat offices have come […]

Late-night bid to torch Panchayat Ghar in Tral

Late-night bid to torch Panchayat Ghar in Tral

Anantnag: Unidentified people tried to torch a Panchayat Ghar on Sunday night here in Tral area’s Seer Jageer village in Pulwama district. The arson bid comes a day after the state election commission announced dates for Panchayat polls, beginning November 17, despite reservations voiced by the state’s two main political parties, the NC and the […]

Ahead of polls, Panchayat body demands security cover

Jammu: An organisation of panchs and sarpanchs in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to ensure security cover to its members ahead of the local bodies’ polls in the state. The All Jammu Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) said 12 panchayat representatives were killed by militants from 2011 to 2016 in the state […]

Over 20,000 forces to be deployed for Panchayat polls

Over 20,000 forces to be deployed for Panchayat polls

New Delhi: Over 20,000 personnel of paramilitary forces such as CRPF and BSF will be deployed in Kashmir Valley for “pre-election duties” ahead of panchayat polls in J&K, officials said Monday. They said a total of 202 companies that were given the task of conducting the recently-concluded Amarnath pilgrimage in the state will now be […]

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