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Srinagar: The eighth and last phase of District Development Council elections 2020 recorded a voter percentage of 40.91% across different constituencies spread over different districts of Jammu and Kashmir till 01:00 pm on Saturday. As per the figures given by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir division, Pulwama has recorded voting percentage of 10.17%, Baramulla 39.26%, Kulgam 8.47%, Shopian 6.42%, Anantnag 7.58%, Bandipora 49.07%, Kupwara 53.61% and Budgam 29.78% till 01:00 pm. Similarly,…

Srinagar: The sixth phase of District Development Council elections 2020 recorded voter percentage of 26.11% across different constituencies spread over different districts of Jammu and Kashmir till 11:00 am on Sunday. As per the figures given by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir division, Pulwama has recorded voting percentage of 5.11%, Baramulla 15.62%, Kulgam 19.53%, Shopian 2.06%, Anantnag 11.74%, Bandipora 29.39%, Ganderbal 24.61%, Kupwara 23.50% and Budgam 17.68% till 11:00 am. Similarly, in…

In the fray for the ongoing DDC polls are the free-floating electrons whose tribe expectedly grows during election season in Kashmir. In this first story of the three-part series on the ‘development’ polls in J&K, Free Press Kashmir takes a tour into the captive and curious world of not-so-independent candidates of the valley.  In a taciturn twilight in Kashmir’s withering fall—faintly echoing with poll-fest bugle—I received an unexpected call. “I have a story that will…

Srinagar: During the second phase of District Development Council Elections 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 6.61 poll percentage till 9:00 am. As per the data, 43 constituencies are going under polling in the second phase including 25 constituencies in Kashmir division and 18 in Jammu division. In Kashmir Division, Kupwara has a voting percentage of 3.54%, Bandipora 15.56%, Baramulla 1.88%, Ganderbal 2.44%, Srinagar 8.33%, Budgam 2.09%, Pulwama 0.71%, Shopian 2.11%, Kulgam 1.89%, Anantnag…

Pulwama: District Panchayat Election Officer/Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer has placed under suspension 4 employees for “indulging in election campaigning besides intimidating the voters” during the ongoing Sarpanch/Panch and DDC polls. An order issued by District Election Office reads that as per the report of AERO Pulwama/Litter block, two JEs of REW block Pulwama, Akhil Gandotra and Nazir Ahmad Allie were found involved in dereliction of election-related duties besides exhibiting disruptive attitude towards elections…

Amid polls stone-pelting incident reported in Kulgam Kashmir records 40.65% voting, Jammu 64.2% Srinagar: State Election Commissioner (SEC) K K Sharma on Saturday said that 51.7 per cent voting was recorded for the phase one in JK in the first-ever District Development Council (DDC) polls. Addressing a press conference in Jammu, SEC Sharma said that barring small incident of “stone pelting” in Kulgam district of South Kashmir, the election process for the phase-1 of DDC…

The district’s Drubgam recorded zero percentage voting Pulwama: In Achgoza block of Pulwama district in south Kashmir, one of the District Development Corporation (DDC) constituencies, nearly 6.70 per cent turnout was recorded on Saturday, which is the lowest in first phase of DDC elections. Achgoza has three independent candidates participating in the elections and the block witnessed 1,367 out of 20,400 votes. The district’s Drubgam recorded zero percentage voting, Kamrazipora 1%, Tujan 1%, Qasbeyar and…

Srinagar: The first phase of District Development Council elections 2020 recorded voter percentage of 39.6976 % across different constituencies spread over all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir till 01:00 pm. As per the figures given by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir Division, Kupwara has recorded voting percentage of 34.1077%, Bandipora 34.1833%, Baramulla 25.58%, Ganderbal 36.2623%, Srinagar 29.944%, Budgam 47.4477%, Pulwama 6.08333 %, Shopian 22.375%, Kulgam 24.4948% and Anantnag 26.6565% till 01:00…