Votes of disappointment and hope cast in Sumbal

Votes of disappointment and hope cast in Sumbal

Sumbal, Bandipora: Amid army soldiers in olive green brandishing automatic rifles and razor wires fencing open spaces, a large number of pheran-clad villagers came out to vote in panchayat elections held in Sumbal area of Bandipora on Tuesday. In Rakh-e-Asham village of Nowgam area of Sumbal, dominated by two-hundred households of Shia Muslims and, according […]

No polling in Budgam, majority of seats vacant

No polling in Budgam, majority of seats vacant

BUDGAM: The second phase of panchayat elections saw no polling being held in two panchayat blocks of Budgam district because of lack of contestants. The elections were scheduled to be held on Tuesday in Rathsoon and Budgam blocks, which comprise 32 panchayat halqas, but no polling was held here. The candidates had either won unopposed […]

Low turnout in Baramulla

Low turnout in Baramulla

Baramulla: Despite threats from militant outfits and boycott call from the JRL, 11% of voters in Wagoora block of Baramulla district came out to vote in the second phase of Panchayat elections held on Tuesday. Official records said that of the 11,128 registered voters in the Wagoora panchayat block, 1,242 voters cast their votes including […]

CEO orders re-polling at Nambla, Uri

CEO orders re-polling at Nambla, Uri

Baramulla: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has declared re-poll for the Panchayat Halqa Nambla-B village of Uri in this north Kashmir district which went to polls on November 17. Re-polling would be held on November 22 (Thursday) between 8 am and 2 pm at Government Higher Secondary School Nambla, Uri and the counting of ballot […]

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 […]

Attempt to set ablaze Panchayat ghar foiled

Attempt to set ablaze Panchayat ghar foiled

PULWAMA: Unidentified persons tried to set ablaze a Panchayat ghar in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday evening. Some miscreants tried to set ablaze Panchayat ghar building at Tenghara Mugalpora area of Pulwama district, sources said. SSP Pulwama Chandan Kohli told Kashmir Reader that some miscreants attempted to set ablaze Mughalpora Panchayat ghar. He said […]

JRL calls for shutdown in poll bound areas

JRL calls 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, November 20. In a statement, the JRL appealed the people living in Kalaroos, Machil, Rajwar, Ganstan, Nowgam, Sangrama, Wagoora, Kangan, […]

JKLF chief Malik detained

JKLF chief Malik detained

SRINAGAR: Police on Monday detained the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik, a party spokesperson said. The spokesperson in a statement said police on Monday afternoon raided JKLF office and arrested Malik who has been shifted to police station Maisuma. “According to police, he (Malik) has been arrested in connection with […]

Panchayat Polls: 1716 candidates in fray for Phase-VI

Panchayat Polls: 1716 candidates in fray for Phase-VI

SRINAGAR: For the Phase-VI of Panchayat Polls, 1716 candidates are in the fray for 590 Sarpanch Halqas and 6689 candidates for 4546 Panch wards across the State after scrutiny of nominations. Voting and counting for Phase-VI of Panchayat Polls-2018 is scheduled be held on 1 December 2018. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen […]

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