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Friday, April 18, 2014

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69% polling in Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency
681206 females among 787680 males casted votes; Kishtwar - 64.48%, Doda - 68.41%, Ramban - 63.22%, Reasi - 74.84%, Udhampur - 67.92%, Kathua - 70.43%
4/18/2014 1:10:41 AM
JAMMU: Around 69% electorate cast their vote in today's polling for Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency, which concluded this evening. This is about 24% more than the polling percentage of last Parliamentary election. Disclosing this at a press conference here today the Chief Electoral Officer, Mr. Umang Narula said 64.48% votes were cast in Kishtwar, 68.41% in Doda, 63.22% in Ramban,74.84% in Reasi, 67.92% in Udhampur, 70.43% in Kathua Districts and figures of exact polling are being received from various other far flung areas of these districts, which would add up the final poll percentage tally subsequently He said the polling was held in a peaceful atmosphere and so far no untoward incident was reported from any part of the constituency and in order to ensure that the polling is done in various inaccessible areas of the hilly districts 45 air sorties were done and 545 poll staff /personnel were airlifted .He further said that 1272 vehicles were also put in use for transportation of polling personnel and material. The Chief Electoral Officer said that the constituency was spread over large Geographical area covering six districts for which as many as 2051 polling station at 1798 locations were set up, which included 198 critical/hypersensitive ones. In order to improve the voting experience of the voters 53 model polling stations were established with innovative facilit...
High voter turnout witnessed in 121 constituencies
WB 79%, Maharashtra 61.7%, Jharkhand 62%, Karnataka 65%
4/18/2014 1:10:23 AM
New Delhi: High turnout was witnessed in 121 constituencies which went to polls across 12 states in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections today in which the political fate of leaders like Nandan Nilekani, Maneka Gandhi, M Veerappa Moily and Jaswant Singh is at stake. There were a few incidents of violence, including blasts, in Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh in which four people, including three security personnel, were injured. Four constituencies of West Bengal, which went to polls, recorded the highest turnout among the 12 states. The voter turnout was recorded at 78.89 per cent but was likely to go up as final figures were still being computed. The figure as of now was low...
SHO Gandhi Nagar beats up lawyer, Bar demands suspension of erring SHO, PSO
Massive protest held by Bar Association, road blocked for three hours
4/18/2014 1:10:11 AM
JAMMU: The Lawyers of Jammu went on lightening strike as protest today when the news of beating up of an Advocate Harshwardan Gupta spread. It may be mentioned that allegedly Mr Harshwardhan Gupta Advocate who was also Central Govt Standing Counsel was manhandled, beat and unlawfully detained by the SHO Police Station Gandhi Nagar Mr Arun Jamwal. So much so that the PSO of the SHO also beat up the Advocate in the gypsy and the Police Station. The Police has behaved in the most barbaric and uncivilized manner and we are not going to tolerate this, said an Advocate while talking to JOURNEY LINE. A press note of the J&K HC Bar Asso said that in protest of the illegal detention, beating, ...
PDP brain child of BJP, Mufti acting at Modi’s behest: Omar
4/18/2014 1:09:54 AM
SHOPIAN: Terming main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a brain child of BJP, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said it (PDP) was founded to divide people in the State particularly in the Kashmir valley. The BJP founded PDP as its State unit and nurtured Mufti Mohammad Sayed and his daughter to hatch an elaborate conspiracy of dividing the people of this State in general and people of the Valley in particular, Mr Abdullah alleged. He said PDP was encouraged by BJP in the State to deceive the people and nurture its communal agenda. The current parliamentary Elections had exposed the clandestine liaison between PDP and BJP. Addressing election rallies at Rajpora and Wachi in South...
2014 offers historic opportunity to change system: Mufti
Urges Srinagar to lead from front
4/18/2014 1:09:46 AM
Srinagar: Urging the people of Srinagar to vote for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said 2014 offers a historic opportunity for the state to defeat the vested interests that have held it captive for several decades. Addressing a well-attended public meeting in Batamaloo segment of Srinagar parliamentary constituency, Mufti said for any change in the system and governance to be credible it is essential that the politically conscience people of Srinagar lead from the front. On this occasion District President Mohammad Ashraf Mir MLC, Ab Hameed Kosheen Secretary Coordination, Mohammad Khurshid Alam , Nisar Ahmad Mandoo, Ab Rouf Bhat, Mudasir Amin...
Accession of J&K will go if Article 370 is abolished: Farooq
4/18/2014 1:09:35 AM
SRINAGAR: Union Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today said the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India will end if Article 370 is abolished. “It (accession) will certainly end. There is no doubt in it. Our accession is dependent on Article 370. Article 370 is the bridge which holds accession. If they (BJP) abolish Article 370, the bridge will go,” Abdullah told reporters here. The Union Minister said many people were of the opinion that Article 370 has been diluted over the years but it was not true. “Many people say that but then there would not have been the flag of the State and we would not have had our own constitution. Everything would have ended then. ...
CBI unearths 6.5 Crores Loan Scam in Bank of Baroda
4/18/2014 1:09:27 AM
Jammu: Central Bureau of Investigation/ Anticorruption Bureau Jammu unearthed a loan scam of Rs 6.5 Cores in Bank of Baroda Gandhi Nagar Branch and registered case against TR Dogra then Chief Manager Bank of Baroda Gandhi Nagar Jammu, NK Bhardwaj then Branch Manager Bank of Baroda Gandhi Nagar Jammu presently posted as Senior Manager SIO Mumbai Branch, CL Koul then Branch Manager Bank of Baroda Gandhi Nagar Jammu and Rajesh Raina & His wife Meenakshi Raina. According to the FIR reliable source information has been received disclosing that abovementioned Bank officials had sanction/ got sanction and disbursed a number of loans fraudulently in favour of Rajnessh Raina and his wife Meenakshi ...
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