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‘Says no development taking place anywhere in J&K’ ‘DDC members shouldn’t be used as photo-opportunity, diplomatic tools’ ‘Hope commitment to ceasefire pact will bring two nations closer’ Kulgam: National Conference vice-president and the former chief minister of erstwhile state of J&K Omar Abdullah Thursday said that he doesn’t see Assembly elections taking place in 2021 as Delimitation Commission has been given one year extension and who knows whether the commission would get more extension in…

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…

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…

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: The Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) candidates who are contesting the forthcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls, Thursday filed their nomination papers. The PAGD, according to the list, had fielded 27 candidates from three parties including National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party and Peoples Conference. According to the list, 21 candidates belong to National Conference while four are from Peoples Democratic Party. It further mentioned that 2 candidates belong to Peoples Conference. Meanwhile, PAGD…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) on Wednesday cancelled its yearly election and formed an ad hoc committee, days after authorities here barred it from holding any polls until it clarified its position on terming Kashmir a disputed territory. On Monday, Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary issued three notices to the president of the bar association asking them to explain its Constitution which terms Kashmir a disputed area. Choudhary barred the…

New Delhi: With US President Donald Trump’s prevalent refusal to accept the results of the 2020 US presidential elections, his circle of close confidants is beginning to corrode, as Jared Kushner and first lady Melania Trump advised him to come to terms with President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and his adult sons pressed him and allies to keep fighting. According to a report in CNN – Kushner, the President’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has approached him…

‘Tomorrow Gang leaders will take oath under same flag, constitution they are opposing’ ‘People have rejected dynasty politics in JK’ Srinagar: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) J&K General Secretary and Kashmir affair’s incharge Vibodh Gupta today lashed out at the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) terming it as a “Gupkar Gang” stating that if the alliance is against the constitution of India how come the “Gang” is fighting District Development Council (DDC) election under the same…

Srinagar: State Election Commissioner K K Sharma Wednesday announced the first ever District Development Council (DDC) elections in the J&K Union Territory stating that polls will be held in eight phases from November 28. He also said that elections for the vacant seats of sarpanchs and panchs and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) will also be held simultaneously with the DDC Polls. Addressing a press conference in Jammu, State Election Commissioner Sharma said that first ever…