Govt betrays promise of safe housing, ‘elected’ corporators living in fear for their lives

Govt betrays promise of safe housing, ‘elected’ corporators living in fear for their lives

Srinagar: A dangerous betrayal is what newly elected corporators of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) have got from the government, which promised them secure accommodation during the elections, then reneged when the elections were over. In elections widely boycotted by people, 74 candidates were declared elected in their respective municipal constituencies in October last year. The […]

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 […]

EVM is chor machine: Farooq Abdullah

EVM is chor machine: Farooq Abdullah

Kolkata: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Saturday called electronic voting machines (EVMs) as “chor machine” and demanded that the ballot paper be brought back for the sake of transparency. Speaking at the united opposition’s rally, organised by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee here, Abdullah said, “It is not the question of ousting any single person […]

Deputy chairman MC Bla denies affiliation with any political party

Deputy chairman MC Bla denies affiliation with any political party

Baramulla: The deputy chairman Municipal Council (MC) Baramulla, Abid Salam War on Thursday denied any affiliation with any political party. “There were some rumours that I have joined a political party but it’s not true. I contest the elections as an independent candidate and am still an independent only for the development of my town,” […]

Govt sanctions one-month salary for poll duty employees

Govt sanctions one-month salary for poll duty employees

JAMMU: The Governor’s administration Thursday accorded sanction to the payment of one-month additional salary to the employees who were deployed for the conduct of Municipal and Panchayat polls 2018. According to the Government order issued by the General administration Department (GAD), the Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) shall draw one-month additional salary, wages, remuneration as […]

Newly-elected JK sarpanches call on Modi

Newly-elected JK sarpanches call on Modi

New Delhi: A delegation of 48 newly-elected sarpanches of panchayats from Jammu and Kashmir called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and sought his assistance for the development of the state. Led by chairman Shafiq Mir of All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC), an apex body of panchayat leaders of the state, the […]

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 […]

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