Poll timing revised for Anantnag constituency

Poll timing revised for Anantnag constituency

JAMMU: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has revised the poll timings for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency which is going to polls in three phases from 23rd April 2019. A notification issued from ECI has fixed the polling time, in all the polling stations, for the Anantnag parliamentary Constituency from 7:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The […]

Govt says stone pelting reported on poll day

Govt says stone pelting reported on poll day

SRINAGAR: As the polling for Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency was going on Thursday, several incidents of stone pelting on security forces and polling staff were reported from different areas, government said on Friday. During the election process, security forces came under severe stone pelting from miscreants at various places. However they exercised maximum restraint while dealing […]

KJA condemns murderous assault on journalist Junaid Bazaz

KJA condemns murderous assault on journalist Junaid Bazaz

Srinagar: Kashmir Journalists Association (KJA) on Friday condemned the murderous assault on Kashmir Reader correspondent, Junaid Nabi Bazaz by a mob while he was reporting elections at a polling booth in the Dal interiors yesterday. According to Junaid, a mob had dominated a polling staff in Mir Behri area of Dal interiors and they were […]

JKLF hails people for rejecting polls

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday hailed the people of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal for rejection the Lok Sabah elections. In a statement, the acting chairman of JKLF, Abdul Hameed Butt said that Srinagar being the Capital of Jammu Kashmir (JK) state has always stood with the resistance and “despite all odds the […]

15 % polling in Kashmir

15 % polling in Kashmir

Jammu: Voter turnout was quite low in Srinagar parliamentary constituency, comprising three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal, with only 15 percent of the electorate exercising their franchise till 5pm, according to poll officials. A group of displaced Kashmiri migrants held a protest in Jammu after some of the members found their names missing in […]

General indifference to general elections in Srinagar

General indifference to general elections in Srinagar

Srinagar: Most voters chose to stay away from the ballot in Srinagar city which witnessed sluggish voting throughout the day on Thursday. The city’s few pockets where brisk polling took place in previous elections this time saw thin turnout of voters. Along the Srinagar-Pantha Chowk highway at Bemina, where more than a dozen polling booths […]

No vote cast in 90 booths in Srinagar PC

No vote cast in 90 booths in Srinagar PC

Srinagar: As many as 90 polling booths, mostly in downtown city, saw no voting in Thursday’s elections to the Srinagar Parliamentary seat, sources said. The Srinagar constituency comprising eight assembly segments recorded zero turnout in as many as 50 polling booths. The majority of these booths were located in Eidgah, Khanyar, Habba Kadal and Batmaloo, […]

Shia areas of Budgam may turn the tables amid poll boycott

Shia areas of Budgam may turn the tables amid poll boycott

Chadoora /Budgam: Most villages in Budgam district witnessed low voter turnout on Thursday as people stayed away from polls saying “politicians have failed them”. The Shia dominated areas of the district, however, recorded moderate polling, mostly in favour of Aga Syed Mohsin of PDP and Irfan Raza Ansari of People’s Conference. The high voter turnout […]

Soldiers impressed by those who came out to vote

Soldiers impressed by those who came out to vote

Srinagar: Soldiers deployed at polling booths in Srinagar parliamentary constituency were not surprised at the low turnout but appreciated those who came out to vote. An SSB trooper clutching an INSAS rifle at a Bemina polling booth hailed those who came out to vote amid the general “boycott”. He said it was a given that […]

Scores injured in day-long clashes across Budgam

Scores injured in day-long clashes across Budgam

BUDGAM: Dozens of civilians and several government forces’ personnel were injured after day-long clashes in different areas of Budgam on the day of parliamentary elections on Thursday. Police officials said that scores of civilians and forces’ personnel sustained injuries after clashes erupted in Hafroo, Kandura, Nasrullahpora, Beerwah, Charar-e-Sharief, Chadoora and other areas. All shops and […]

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