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Friday, November 21, 2014

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CEO receives 147 MCC complaints from different quarters, disposes 52
11/21/2014 2:05:10 AM
JAMMU: Since the announcement of assembly elections and imposition of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in the State, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K has received 147 complaints of different natures from various political parties pertaining to various violations. Some complaints were received through Election Commission of India (ECI) and some at the level of CEO itself. Out of these, 52 complaints have been disposed of and 95 have been referred to various quarters for conducting enquiry and ascertaining the details. Till date, no complaint of serious nature has been received by the CEO. However, all the complaints received from various quarters are monitored minutely and disposed of as per the guidelines of the ECI in a transparent manner. In order to prevent the MCC violations in the State, the CEO has taken several measures and put up a systematic mechanism. A close vigil is being maintained by the flying squads constituted by the DEOs in the entire district. These flying squad teams have so far confiscated 1305 CGI sheets, 65100 banners/posters and cash of over Rs. 51 lakh from different people, which are reported to have been meant for using during the election by illegal means to lure the voters. Besides, the police have set up 5769 Nakas at different points, mainly along the boundaries of different districts to prevent the entry of unscrupulous elements, which can ...
ECI issues guidelines for identification of electors on Poll day
11/21/2014 2:05:04 AM
JAMMU: With a view to prevent impersonation of the electors and to make the right of electors to vote more effective, the Election Commission has directed that for the general election to the Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir, all electors who have been issued Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) shall produce the EPIC for their identification at the polling station before casting their votes. Those electors who are not able to produce the EPIC shall produce one of the following alternative photo identity documents for establishing their identity:- i) Passport: ii) Driving License: iii) Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Govt. PSUs/Public Lim...
Promises probe into “embezzling” of funds in J&K
Only BJP can bring about complete integration of J&K: Shah; Teach two ruling families in J&K a lesson
11/21/2014 2:04:55 AM
Ramban: Alleging misappropriation of central funds meant for development in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP chief Amit Shah today promised that a probe will be carried out and the guilty punished if his party comes to power in the state. "It is a fact that Centre has been pumping in huge sums of money for the development of this state.... more than any other state in the country. But still this state lacks in terms of development," he said while addressing an election rally in support of party candidate Neelam Langeh in Ramban. He vowed that if BJP is voted to power in the state, the government will hold an inquiry against those embezzling the money meant for developmental activities in the state....
3 militants killed in encounter in Pulwama
11/21/2014 2:03:51 AM
SRINAGAR: Three militants were killed today in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Pulwama district in South Kashmir, police said. A motor vehicle checking party of security forces was fired upon by militants travelling in a vehicle in Tral at around 7 PM, which was retaliated, triggering off an encounter, Inspector General of Police Kashmir A G Mir said. "In the ensuing gun battle, three militants were killed. The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained," Mir said. He said an SLR rifle, a carbine, a pistol and some hand grenades were recovered from the scene of encounter....
BJP fields Nand Kishore Sharma from Nagrota seat
11/21/2014 2:03:45 AM
NEW DELHI: BJP today fielded Nand Kishore Sharma as the party’s candidate from the Nagrota Assembly constituency and Riyaz Ahmed Mir for the Pulwama seat. By nominating Nand Kishore, the brother of Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit chief Jugal Kishore Sharma, the party belied speculations that Congress leader Karan Singh’s son Ajatshatru Singh, who had recently quit National Conference to join the saffron fold, would be fielded from the constituency. The state BJP chief, who was elected to the Lok Sabha in the last general elections, had defeated Ajatshatru from Nagrota constituency in 2008 assembly elections. In the 2002 polls too, Ajatshatru faced defeat from the constituency. BJP has so far ...
Ex-filtrator killed near IB in Pargwal sector
11/21/2014 2:03:37 AM
JAMMU: Alert Border Security Force (BSF) troops shot dead one suspect trying to cross the International Border (IB) into Pakistan in Pargwal of Akhnoor sector in Jammu and Kashmir. “Alert BSF troops saw some suspected movements near IB of Sohan Border-out-Post (BoP) in Pargwal sector of Akhnoor at around 2130 hours last night and gave a call of halt,” official sources today said. Sources said, “The call of halt was not responded and suspected movement continued towards the border forcing BSF troops to open fire in the said direction resulting in gunning down of an unidentified suspect when the suspect was trying to exfiltrate into Pakistan.” “The identity of the exfiltrator was yet to be ...
Vote for BJP to herald new era of progress in J&K: Jitendra
11/21/2014 2:03:31 AM
DODA: Appealing people to vote for BJP, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today said the party-led Government in Jammu and Kashmir will be able to coordinate with the Centre and herald a new era of progress in the region. “A vote for BJP led Government in the State will be able to coordinate with the BJP led Government at the Centre and herald a new era of progress and prosperity for this region”, Singh said while campaigning in the higher reaches of Kuland, Tron, Dhara, Nagbatna and Bonjwah in Doda and Inderwal Assembly constituencies here. The Union Minister said that BJP is the only political party which seriously cares for the hill states and whenever it is in power, it has kept its co...
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