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Kupwara: After keeping the counting process in limbo for nearly two months over antecedents of a PaK born female candidate contesting DDC elections from Drugmulla constituency, State Election Commission has finally announced nullification of the then held elections even as dropping the name of candidate in question permanently from electoral rolls. State Election Commissioner in an order, of which a copy lies with GNS, maintains that a complaint was received by the polling authorities before…

Srinagar: The Central government has extended the term of delimitation commission by one year and excluded the north-eastern states from its mandate. The Union Ministry of Law & Justice has issued a notification last night to extend the tenure of Justice (Retd.) Ranjana Desai, who is heading the panel, by one year. The commission’s term was coming to end on March 5, 2021. Interestingly, the north-eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland have…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police chief, Dilbag Singh on Saturday said that “huge participation and enthusiasm” among voters and candidates in the maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls indicates that the sense of fear has come down in Jammu and Kashmir. He also stated that armed forces have been able to give a much better environment to the people in JK. Talking to the media persons on the sidelines of the function at SKICC, Director…

Pulwama: A District Development Council candidate from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has accused the Jammu and Kashmir administration of favouring Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in the run-up to the DDC polls. According to the candidate Rukiya Jaan, who recently lost the election from Pulwama’s Kakapora second constituency, the polling station for her opponents from BJP and National Conference was placed just outside their homes while as the location for Rukiya Jaan was set more than…

Srinagar: CPI (M) on Wednesday said that the success of the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) in the maiden District Development Council (DDC) elections is a clear answer as what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. “The participation of the people in large numbers in these polls is a clear indication that people of J&K want to fight for their snatched constitutional rights in a democratic manner. The verdict is an eye-opener for…

‘I am Sher-e-Kashmir’s son, will not bow before anyone except Almighty, many weaknesses in NC, will strengthen party’ Srinagar: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said that forging alliance with other political parties in the DDC polls was a very tough decision but it was taken for the larger interests of people of JK. “It was a difficult to forge alliance with the parties that were the rivals of NC. But a decision was…

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has said that People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an amalgam of seven political parties which has been formed to fight against “unilateral” August 5 decisions by the government of India, is not a Kashmir-centric as “elucidated by the performance in Jammu”. “I understand the temptation to overplay the 3 seats the BJP has won in the valley but why underplay the 35 wins/leads of…

Srinagar: Peoples Conference has emerged as the single largest party in two districts of Kashmir Valley. According to figures, Peoples Conference has emerged as the single largest party in Kupwara and Baramulla districts of North Kashmir. The party has won 5 seats in Kupwara, followed by National Conference 4, Independents 2, AIP 1 and Apni Party 1. In neighbouring Baramulla district, PC has won three seats, followed by Congress, Apni Party, National Conference and PDP…

JKAP secures three, NC, PDP, BJP, JKPM bag one each seat Srinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has managed to secure a seat in the District Development Council (DDC) polls while the independents have emerged victorious on seven seats in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the details available, independents have bagged seven seats out of 14 in Srinagar. The seven DDC seats bagged by independents include Harwan-I, Harwan-II, Harwan-IV, Harwan-VI, Qamarwari-I, Qamarwari-II…

‘Gets 1322 votes, defeats his rival with 1008 votes’ Pulwama: People’s Democratic Youth President Waheed Ur Rehman Para has won DDC elections from the Pulwama-1 constituency by over one thousand votes. Officials said that he got 1322 votes while as running candidate BJP district president Sajad Ahmad Raina got 314 votes, so Para won by 1008 votes. Five days after filing his nomination papers, Para contesting elections first time was arrested by NIA in New…