To promote polls, Chief Secy announces sops, more funds to panchayats

To promote polls, Chief Secy announces sops, more funds to panchayats

Srinagar: Denying that municipal and panchayat polls were “thrust” on people, J&K Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam claimed on Tuesday that people were enthusiastic about the elections, as they were not meant for “big things” but for local civic issues such as sadak, bijli and paani (roads, electricity and water). “These elections are about their money, […]

Budgam: 23 candidates for 25 wards, none for 12 wards

Budgam: 23 candidates for 25 wards, none for 12 wards

BUDGAM: A total of 23 candidates filed their nomination papers on Tuesday for polls to the three municipal committees in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Sources said that no nomination has been filed in municipal area of Khan Sahib while in Budgam municipal area, 13 candidates have filed nomination papers. In Chadoora municipal area, 11 candidates […]

48 candidates file nomination in Bandipora

48 candidates file nomination in Bandipora

Bandipora: With Bandipora going for municipal polls in the first phase on October 8, 48 candidates filed nomination Papers at District Electoral Office. The nominations for 17 wards were filed on the last day, in which 17 candidates are from BJP, 17 from JK Pradesh Congress, while 14 are contesting independently. NC and PDP have […]

Panchayat ghar set on fire in Bandipora

Panchayat ghar set on fire in Bandipora

Srinagar: Miscreants set a panchayat ghar on fire in Bandipora district of north Kashmir, taking the number of such government buildings being torched since the announcement of the local bodies polls in the state to eight, police said Tuesday. “Unknown miscreants tried to set ablaze a panchayat ghar at Matrigam Tikri in the Pehthkote area […]

CEO issues notification for final phase of Municipal polls

CEO issues notification for final phase of Municipal polls

SRINAGAR: The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K ShaleenKabra Monday issued notification for the conduct of fourth and final phase of Municipal Polls-2018. The notification has been issued for Srinagar Municipal Corporation (ward No. 01 to 05 & 54 to 73), Municipal Committee Pattan (ward 1 to 13), Municipal Committee Ganderbal (1 to 17 wards), Municipal Committee […]

BJP announces third list of candidates for ULB polls

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP Sunday released the third list of 11 candidates, including six women, for Leh Municipal Corporation in Ladakh region. This was the third list of candidates released by the BJP for the urban local body polls in the past four days. Earlier, it released a list of 380 […]

Former NC MLA, two other leaders join Congress in Jammu

Jammu: Former National Conference (NC) MLA R S Sharma, prominent BSP leader Ashok Bhagat and BJP Mahila leader Anita Gupta joined the Congress on Saturday in the presence of senior party leaders. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief G A Mir welcomed them into the party fold. AICC secretary in-charge of J&K Affairs […]

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