Municipal polls: Notification issued for Phase I

Municipal polls: Notification issued for Phase I

SRINAGAR: J&K Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabar on Tuesday issued formal notification for the conduct of Phase I of Municipal Polls-2018. According to the notification, the last date for making nominations is 25th September, the date for scrutiny of nominations is 26th September, the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 28th September, and the […]

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 […]

Decision to hold polls in J&K shows arrogance of central govt: CPI(M)

Decision to hold polls in J&K shows arrogance of central govt: CPI(M)

Srinagar: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday slammed the central government for going ahead with panchayat and municipal elections in Jammu & Kashmir. The CPI(M) said this showed the “arrogance” of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government. “The decision of the government to go ahead with panchayat and urban local bodies elections […]

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 […]

ULB Polls: CEO notifies scheme for Kashmiri migrant voters

SRINAGAR: The State’s Election Office Monday said that with the amendments in J&K Representation of People Act-1957 and J&K Conduct of Election Rules-1965, the names of Kashmiri Migrants continue to be enrolled in the Electoral Rolls of Assembly Constituencies of Kashmir Valley. “As the Municipal Electoral Rolls are relatable to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Rolls, […]

ROs, AROs appointed for Srinagar

SRINAGAR: With the issuance of notification by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) for the conduct of Municipal Elections 2018, the District Election Officer (Deputy Commissioner), Srinagar has appointed 20 Returning Officers and 41 Assistant Returning Officers for the smooth conduct of Municipal elections in 74 Wards of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation. Assistant Returning Officer (Hq) has […]

JKSECC slams govt for ‘rigid approach’ on holding ULB, Panchayat polls

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), an amalgam of 27 civil society organisations, has castigated the state government for its “rigid approach” vis-a-vis holding of ULB and Panchayat elections despite the adverse ground realities here. In a meeting held to discuss the announcement of schedule for these elections, the members observed that […]

Geelani reiterates election boycott call, says Delhi exploiting it

SRINAGAR: Cautioning youth about the “sinister designs of anti-movement elements”, Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Monday urged people to boycott upcoming elections. “Participation in these elections is tantamount to treason with the blood of martyrs,” Geelani, according to a statement issued here, said while addressing people present at the […]

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