Schedule for panchayat polls announced

Schedule for panchayat polls announced

SRINAGAR: Two days after the municipal election results were out, J&K chief electoral officer (CEO) Shaleen Kabra on Monday rolled out the process for panchayat elections that will be held in nine phases beginning November 17. The nomination for the first phase of the elections will start from October 23, he said. Addressing a presser, […]

Journalists ‘unnecessarily’ alarm voters: Chief election officer

Journalists ‘unnecessarily’ alarm voters: Chief election officer

Srinagar: Despite the near-total boycott of municipal elections conducted in great secrecy this month, J&K chief election officer Shaleeen Kabra has once again requested voters to exercise their franchise in the panchayat elections that begin next month. Kabra was addressing a presser here on Monday to announce the process for panchayat elections. He declined to […]

Government launches ad campaign to woo voters for panchayat polls

Government launches ad campaign to woo voters for panchayat polls

Jammu/Srinagar: Ahead of upcoming panchayat polls after the conclusion of municipal elections amid huge disparity in voter turnouts between Jammu and Kashmir regions, the state government has launched an advertisement campaign to encourage greater participation of people in the process. The J&K Rural Development Department has been issuing full-page advertisements in local news papers for […]

DEO Anantnag reviews preparedness for Panchayat Elections 2018

SRINAGAR: The District Election Officer (DEO) Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik on Monday convened a meeting of the nodal officers to review the preparedness for Panchayat Elections 2018. To ensure the smooth conduct of Panchayat elections in the district, nodal officers for model code of conduct, manpower management, expenditure, trainings, communication, transportation and media management have […]

Governor favours fresh assembly election

Governor favours fresh assembly election

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik has favoured holding of early election to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly saying he does not think a popular government can be formed out of the present house after the collapse of the BJP-PDP coalition dispensation in June. The state has been under Governor’s rule since Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) […]

Civic polls: Training of polling staff held at Poonch, Doda, Udhampur

Jammu: The training of ROs, AROs and other polling staff for the upcoming Panchayat Elections in Poonch, Doda and Udhampur was held on Sunday. In Poonch, under the supervision of District Election Officer, Rahul Yadav, the training was imparted to around 370 participants in two sessions by District Level Master Trainers, ALC, Zamood Ahmed, FM […]

BJP eyeing 50 plus seats in assembly polls to form govt in JK

Jammu: Buoyed by the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) election results in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP said Sunday it is hopeful to win over 50 assembly seats in the next elections and form a government on its own in the state. The BJP swept the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) elections and made some advances in […]

BJP wins 43 seats in 75-member JMC

BJP wins 43 seats in 75-member JMC

Jammu: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as clear winner in the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) elections with 43 seats in its kitty, bettering its previous strength of 25 in the 75-member body. The Congress suffered a big loss in the election, winning only 14 seats against its 26 in the 2005 civic polls, election […]

Congress majority in Bandipora

Congress majority in Bandipora

Bandipora: The Congress won 27 of the 42 wards in three municipalities of Bandipora district. The Congress won 12 of the 17 wards in Bandipora Municipality and 5 of the 13 wards in Sumbal Municipality. Further, 10 wards of the total 13 in Hajin Municipality were bagged by Congress uncontested. The other three wards in […]

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