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‘Appalled that even policemen have become wheeler-dealers’ Srinagar: The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday evening alleged that two of her party’s District Development Council (DDC) members were being taken by the police to Tangmarg under the pretext of ‘security concerns’. Mehbooba, in a tweet, said that two women DDC members are being taken by police to Tangmarg under the pretext of ‘security concerns’.…

‘Those participated in oath ceremony yesterday asked to isolate themselves immediately’ Poonch: A day after taking an oath, a recently elected District Development Council (DDC) member was on Tuesday tested positive for novel Coronavirus in Poonch district of JK, forcing authorities to direct all the participants of 0ath ceremony held yesterday to undergo isolation and to get themselves tested. “Please pray for my good health as I have been tested positive for Coronavirus,” DDC member…

Srinagar: The elected members of maiden District Development Council (DDC) elections held in Jammu and Kashmir were Monday administered oath by respective district heads across all the districts of Kashmir division. On the occasion, 138 DDC members representing 138 Block Constituencies of 10 districts of the division swore in the name of God and pledged to bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of India and also uphold the Sovereignty of India. The District…

Div Com says all arrangements for DDC members will be made soon, issues of people can be resolved by their elected representatives now Srinagar: Amid allegations of horse-trading by the political parties, the divisional administration Kashmir on Monday said that it will verify whether the anti-defection law can be enacted in Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the oath ceremony of recently elected DDC members at SKICC, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P…

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…

‘Process started from Shopian’ ‘Two senior NC leaders detained for no reason’ ‘One woman candidate coerced to join Apni Party’ Srinagar: National Conference vice-president and the former chief minister of the erstwhile state of JK, Omar Abdullah on Saturday alleged that administration led by LG Manoj Sinah was “using police to force” the winning candidates of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) to join Apni Party. “On one hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi and JK…

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) on Friday condemned the “arrest spree” of mainstream political leaders in Kashmir. The message from the results of DDC elections was loud and clear that it was the democracy that had triumphed, but far from doing justice with the people by respecting their decision, nasty tactics are being employed to undermine the verdict of people by witch-hunting of political leaders, said Party Spokesperson in a statement while condemning the arrest of…

Srinagar: The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an amalgam of seven political parties, on Thursday asked the JK administration to reciprocate the verdict of people in DDC elections and not “facilitate moves by some people to attract independents.” “We met and expressed gratitude to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. To those people who voted and even to those who did not vote for us. Gratitude to them who came out in very large…

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…

‘Congress won’t be cowed down by political vendetta’ Srinagar: Stating that people have rejected the anti-JK policies adopted by BJP,  the JK Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G A Mir has thanked people for voting and supporting Congress Party in just concluded DDC Elections across the erstwhile State. As per a statement, Mir also said that Congress won’t be cowed down by intimidation and pressure aiming to restrict the party’s movement especially during the just…