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Baramulla: A Panchayat member has filed a complaint against three persons including an armed forces personnel for allegedly threatening her to abstain from voting in the ongoing District Development Council elections in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The woman identifying herself as Rehana Begum, a Panch member from Block Hudipora, belonging to Frasdab has in her complaint before police post Delina (Baramulla) maintained that three persons, one of them “brandishing a pistol”, approached her last night…

Srinagar: Home Ministry of India has ordered the deployment of 49 additional battalions of armed forces personnel to Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the Panchayat polls in the erstwhile state, officials sources said on Wednesday. They said the deployments are being moved from various states to JK and concerned quarters have been asked to make the arrangements including the desired scale of arms and ammunitions, special anti-riot equipment and winter clothing. Special emphasis has been…