Bugle sounded for Municipal poll in J&K

Bugle sounded for Municipal poll in J&K

The election department on Tuesday sounded the bugle for the urban local bodies poll by issuing a notification for the conduct of elections to 422 municipal wards to be held in the first phase on October 8. Of the 422...
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Rajnath appeals parties to participate in ULB, Panchayat polls, NC, PDP reject appeal

Rajnath appeals parties to participate in ULB, Panchayat polls, NC, PDP reject appeal

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday appealed political parties to participate in the forthcoming panchayat and urban local body polls in Jammu and Kashmir, in the wake of the NC and the PDP announcing a boycott of the elections. Singh’s...
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BJP shortlists candidates, NC, PDP term govt decision as ‘Mockery of Democracy’

BJP shortlists candidates, NC, PDP term govt decision as ‘Mockery of Democracy’

While the Congress is still in a dilemma over its participation in the urban local bodies election, the BJP has shortlisted potential candidates for all 79 civic bodies of the state. The list of candidates is likely to be issued...
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Municipal elections dates announced for J&K, to be held in 4 phases from October 8

Municipal elections dates announced for J&K, to be held in 4 phases from October 8

Jammu and Kashmir municipal elections will be held in 4 phases from October 8-16 and counting will take place on October 20, news agency ANI reported Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra as saying. According to Kabra, elections will held on...
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India regrets, Separatists hails UN rights chief’s remarks on Kashmir

India regrets, Separatists hails UN rights chief’s remarks on Kashmir

India has voiced regret over the issue of Jammu and Kashmir being raised in the UNHRC after High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet made a reference to Kashmir during her opening statement to the Council. Bachelet, the new UN...
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Differences with Raj Bhavan, Hostage drama led to SP Vaid’s exit as J&K Police Chief

Differences with Raj Bhavan, Hostage drama led to SP Vaid’s exit as J&K Police Chief

A clash between Jammu & Kashmir’s top cop and Raj Bhawan led to the removal of the state’s director general of police, SP Vaid, late on Thursday, multiple officials familiar with the matter said. The differences started soon after the...
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To handle critical work three more advisers on cards

To handle critical work three more advisers on cards

Governor Satya Pal Malik is likely to appoint three more advisers to tune the administrative work in the state and infuse a greater sense of accountability, said highly placed sources. The sources said the Governor was keen to enhance contact...
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PDP yet to take final call on local elections, but likely to go NC way

PDP yet to take final call on local elections, but likely to go NC way

A day after the National Conference announced that it would boycott the upcoming panchayat elections, the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday decided to go for further consultations on the panchayat poll participation. The decision was taken by the Political ...
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Governor should call all-party meet on civic poll: PDP

Governor should call all-party meet on civic poll: PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday said it was hopeful that Governor Satya Pal Malik would convene an all-party meeting on holding of the urban local bodies and panchayat elections in the state. “(When) in government I had called an...
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Ensure bias free legal stand on Article 35A, PDP urges Governor

Ensure bias free legal stand on Article 35A, PDP urges Governor

Taking a strong exception to the legal position taken by Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General of India (ASG), in the Supreme Court during the hearing on Article 35A, the PDP on Monday appealed to the newly appointed Governor to ensure...
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