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51.76% voter turnout recorded in first phase of DDC polls

SEC PROHIBITS EXIT POLLS BEFORE CONCLUSION OF DDC ELECTIONS

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: In the first electoral exercise in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370, nearly 52 percent turnout was recorded on Saturday in the maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls. The first round of polling on Saturday in the eight-phase DDC election passed off peacefully, except for a minor incident of stone-pelting in Kulgam. State Election Comm-issioner K K Sharma told reporters that 51.76 percent of the 700,842 eligible voters exercised their franchise during the voting which began at 7.00 AM and ended at 2.00 PM. Reasi in Jammu recorded the highest voter turnout of 74.62 percent while militancy-infested Pulwama witnessed the least voter participation at 6.7 percent. Sharma said the voting was peaceful across the Union territory, barring one incident of stone-pelting that took place in Kulgam district of South Kashmir. In the first phase of the DDC elections, voting was held in 43 constituencies, including 25 in Kashmir, and 1,475 candidate...

West Pakistani refugee bridegroom casts vote, says didn’t want to miss chance

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: A bridegroom cast his vote at a polling station in Akhnoor block here as voters' enthusiasm marked the end of first phase of polling i...

Voters show enthusiasm in first phase

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: The morning today couldn't have been more enthusing and provoking to vote for celebrating the historic DDC elections being held for th...

PM reviews vaccine work in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune

29/11/2020
AHMEDABAD/HYDERABAD/PUNE, Nov 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune to review coronavirus vaccine develo...

HC refuses to stay investigation against Deepika Singh Rajawat

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: Justice Sanjay Dhar of J&K High Court refused to stay the police investigation into a First Information Report registered against Advo...

High voter turnout in DDCs polls indicative of pent up democratic aspirations: Dr Jitendra

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that high voter turnout in the first phase of polling for District Development Councils...

Terrorists making desperate attempts to infiltrate J&K, disrupt democratic processes: Army Chief

29/11/2020
KANNUR, Nov 28: Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday said that terrorists across the border are making desperate attempts to infiltrate into th...

AC approves J&K Communication and Connectivity Infrastructure Policy

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: The Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the Jammu and Kas...

Four COVID deaths, 512 new cases in J&K

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 512 new COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 10,9,383, while the death toll reached 1,680 with ...

India, Lanka and Maldives agree to bolster maritime security cooperation

29/11/2020
COLOMBO, Nov 28: Top security officials of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives on Saturday agreed to further strengthen cooperation and ensure peace fo...

Cold conditions prevail in J&K; Gulmarg shivers at -5.6 deg C

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: Cold weather conditions prevailed in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday with Gulmarg tourist resort in the Valley being the c...

Man assaulted in Rehari, succumbs

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: On 28/11/2020 one Shabir Ahmed S/o late Ghulam Nabi R/o Ustaad Mohalla Jammu age 42 years was assaulted by one Gurpreet Singh s/o Inde...

2 army jawans martyred in Pakistani shelling along LoC in Sunderbani sector

28/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 27: Two Army jawans were killed on Friday as Pakistani troops opened heavy fire and shelled mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Raj...

DDC Phase-1 polls today, 7 lakh eligible to vote

28/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 27: Jammu and Kashmir is all set to witness its first elections since being reorganised as a union territory last year with the maiden Dis...

Panchayat by-polls: 804 sarpanchs, panchs elected unopposed

28/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 27: As many as 804 sarpanchs and panchs have been elected unopposed ahead of the panchayat by-polls in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said...

Parra remanded to 15-day NIA custody

28/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 27: PDP leader Waheed Parra was remanded to 15 days of National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody on Friday following his arrest earlier ...

Sub-zero temp at several places in Kashmir, Pahalgam coldest at minus 6.5 deg C

28/11/2020
Srinagar, Nov 27: Kashmir experienced a dry but cold weather on Friday with Pahalgam tourist resort in Anantnag district being the coldest recorded p...

Police disallows press conference at Mehbooba’s residence, deny claims of house arrest

28/11/2020
SRINAGAR, Nov 27: Kashmir is an "open air prison where no one has the right to express their opinion, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday aft...

Mattu joins Apni Party

Those involved in Roshni scam must not be spared: Bukhari

28/11/2020
Srinagar, Nov 27: Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu on Friday joined the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) here, days after winning the coveted post...

Lawyers’ protest demanding reopening of court continues for 43rd day

28/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 27: The agitation launched by the lawyers practicing in Jammu wing of J&K High Court and the Subordinate Courts since 15th of October, con...

World News

Citizen's Forum welcomes Finance Minister's statement

02/08/2020
JAMMU, Aug 1: Citizen's Forum welcome the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman when she said Banks cannot refuse credit to MSMEs under the emergency c...

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

02/08/2020
Brazil, AUG 1 : The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some envir...

China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

02/08/2020
China, aug 1: China has condemned Germany’s decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of int...

UK PM honours Indian-origin dancer for online Bhangra classes during lockdown

02/08/2020
Brazil, AUG 1 : An Indian-origin dancer who transformed his dance classes into free Bhangracise sessions online to help people stay fit during the co...

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

02/08/2020
New York, aug 1: News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing in its...

Mexico's COVID-19 death toll now world's 3rd highest

02/08/2020
Mexico, aug 1: With a total of 46,688 fatalities, Mexico now accounts for the world's third highest number of coronavirus fatalities in the world, a...

US tightens the screws on Beijing, restricts visas for Chinese officials

27/06/2020
WASHINGTON, JUNE 27: The United States is imposing visa restrictions on current and former Chinese officials responsible for “eviscerating” the freed...

Tokyo enters phase 2, reopens schools, more businesses

02/06/2020
TOKYO, JUNE 1: Tokyo entered phase two of its de-escalation on Monday with public schools reopening after a three-month closure and a larger number ...

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Thousands bid farewell to soldier from Assam killed in Uri

17/11/2020
Dhubri, Nov 16: The mortal remains of soldier Haradhan Chandra Roy, killed in action at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, were consigned to flames with full ...

NSUI holds protest against downfall of India’s economy

09/11/2020
New Delhi, Nov 8: National Students' Union of India (NSUI) carried out a protest lead by NSUI National President Neeraj Kundan against Demoneti-zatio...

NSUI holds protest against downfall of India’s economy

09/11/2020
New Delhi, Nov 8: National Students' Union of India (NSUI) carried out a protest lead by NSUI National President Neeraj Kundan against Demoneti-zatio...

PM inaugurates new tourist attractions, projects near Statue of Unity

31/10/2020
Kevadiya (Guj), Oct 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, inaugurated as many as 17 new projects including new tour...

NRIS quota affront to candidates who prepare for admission to law varsities: Orissa HC

25/10/2020
Cuttack, Oct 24: The Orissa High Court has observed that a reservation for the non-resident Indian sponsored (NRIS) category for admission to nationa...

DMK protests against Governor for delaying nod to NEET quota

25/10/2020
Chennai, Oct 24: DMK cadres staged a protest near the Raj Bhavan here on Saturday seeking Governor Banwarilal Purohit's nod for a Bill envisaging 7.5...

Man found hanging from ceiling fan in hotel room

25/10/2020
New Delhi, Oct 24: A 42-year-old man was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hotel room in Central Delhi's Nabi Karim area, police said on Satu...

Shiv Sena’s former chief in Madhya Pradesh shot dead, wife and daughter injured

03/09/2020
Madhya Pradesh, SEPT 2: A former president of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Shiv Sena was shot dead while his wife and daughter were injured in an a...

Local

Lt Gov releases Panchayat Newsletter “Parivartan”- a first ever publication in five official languages

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: Lieut-enant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday released Panchayat Newsletter "Parivartan"- a first ever publication in five official lang...

J&K believes in Ballot not the politics of Bullet: Anurag

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: In the presence of MoS Finance & Corporate Affairs and Election Incharge Anurag Thakur, the Nationalist Youth Congress State President...

Baseer chairs review meeting of Industries & Commerce Department

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired an introductory cum review meeting of the Directorate of Industries an...

Campaigns at Nagari in favour of Congress candidate Veena Devi

Bhalla cautions people against dream Merchants back with selling “unreal dreams” in J&K

29/11/2020
Kathua, Nov 28: Asserting that people of J&K will defeat the divisive and wrong policies of BJP Govt in present DDC elections, former Minister and s...

Fall Armyworm reported in Jammu for first time: JD Extension

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: Fall Armyworm which is an invasive pest of crops has been spotted and reported for first time in Jammu at village Parwah in Marh Block...

Support BJP for peace, progress: Raina

Addresses election rallies at Sunderbani

29/11/2020
Sunderbani, Nov 28: BJP J&K President Ravinder Raina sought support for the BJP candidates in DDC elections for the peace and progress in the region ...

Army provides assistive aids like wheelchairs to needy

29/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 28: The army on Saturday provided various assistive aids like artificial limbs, wheelchairs and hearing aids to the needy at a special cam...

Polling percentage in Valley speaks of BJP’s success in strengthening democracy: Kavinder

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: Senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Kav-inder Gupta today expr-essed contentment over encouraging polling percentage in...

OP-ED News

Accessing documents of historic importance

29/11/2020
The adamant attitude of the administration is notwithstanding the fact that due to ongoing conservation work at historic Mubarak Mandi Complex very f...

Putting the lives in jeopardy

28/11/2020
Choosing the wrong direction and wrong time does not lead to the right destination. This peasant movement is becoming more hatred than sympathy, whic...

Interference should be minimal

27/11/2020
Some writ petitions were filed before the High Court on the ground that petitioners were being asked to vacate their houses though the land in questi...

Taking a tough stance

26/11/2020
The Financial Commissioner Revenue Jammu and Kashmir has received a number of communications from the Deputy Commissioners in the recent past for obt...

The wild race of the society

26/11/2020
Along with development in the country and the world, instead of stopping violent thinking towards women, new forms are coming out. To overcome this v...

Having own Finance Commission

24/11/2020
Under the Constitution of India it is necessary for the Central Government to pay grant-in-aid to the Federating units to enable them to cover gaps i...

No change in Pakistan’s mindset

23/11/2020
The ten-year imprisonment awarded by a Pakistani court to Hafiz Saeed, the founder and global terrorist of Lashkar-e-Taiba, is only showing his absen...

The zero deficit budget

22/11/2020
The development works and projects have their own gestation period. It is highly necessary that these gestation periods are carefully evolved, determ...

Legal Section

DB quashes PSA

29/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 28: A Division Bench of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing Comprising Justice Sanjeev Kumar & Justice Rajnesh Oswal quashed the detention under ...

CBJ books fraudsters for cheating unemployed youth on pretext of Govt. jobs

29/11/2020
JAMMU, Nov 28: Crime Branch Jammu registered a criminal case under the relevant provisions of law against the accused- (1) Mushtaq Ahmed Ganai R/O Ba...

DB issues notice to BCCI for filing its response regarding upgradation of MA Stadium

29/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 28: In the much publicized Public Interest Litigation (PIL No.35/ 2019) filed by Former Ranji Player Prof. Ashutosh Sharma seeking directi...

Five years RI to four in attack case

24/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 23: Principal Sessions Judge Samba MA Chowd-hary awarded five years rigorous imprisonment to Vinod Singh @ Binny, Sushil Singh @ Sonu @ Fu...

Court rejects bail of NGO Director in corruption case

18/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 17: Special Judge Anticorruption Kashmir RN Wattal rejected the bail application of Zaheer Abbas Bhatti Director M/S Social Welfare of Ind...

CAT stays deputation of ACR Doda to Leh

08/11/2020
Jammu, Nov 7: A Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal Comprising Rakesh Sagar Jain (Judicial Member) and Anand Mathur (Administrative Member) stay...

Court rejects bail in rape case

01/11/2020
Jammu, Oct 31: Principal sessions Judge Reasi Kamlesh Pandit rejected the bail application of one Mohd Ayub Ayan who was booked by the P/S Mohore in...

After 24 years, Court found accused Primafacie Guilty of Committing Offences of Cheating and Forgery in much publicized Excise Scam

29/10/2020
Jammu, Oct 28: Justice though may have got delayed but finally prevailed. Today after 24 years of filing of the charge-sheet by the crime branch jam...

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