45 out of 49 wards in Anantnag, Kulgam didn’t witness any voting

45 out of 49 wards in Anantnag, Kulgam didn’t witness any voting

At least 45 out of 49 wards didn’t witness any voting in the first phase of urban local body elections in twin districts of Kulgam and Anantnag in southern Kashmir on Monday, as contestants were either elected unopposed or there...
read more
Today’s Kashmir Civic Polls  are shrouded in secrecy

Today’s Kashmir Civic Polls are shrouded in secrecy

‘Delhi couldn’t hold parliament elections in south Kashmir for almost two years and today these parties are taking pride in announcing that they have won uncontested.’ A day before the Valley goes to polls, a front-page ad by the J&K...
read more
29% Wards with zero candidates in Kashmir

29% Wards with zero candidates in Kashmir

Not a single candidate is contesting polls in nearly 29 percent wards of the urban local bodies in Kashmir. Official data available with Kashmir Post reveals that as many as 178 wards are without any candidate in the municipal bodies...
read more
13 BJP, 2 Congress candidates withdraw nominations, 200 likely to sail through unopposed

13 BJP, 2 Congress candidates withdraw nominations, 200 likely to sail through unopposed

A day ahead of the last date of withdrawal of nominations for the fourth and the last phase of municipal elections, 13 BJP candidates “withdrew” from the poll race in the Dooru area of Anantnag district. They also gave up...
read more
No Elections in 169 Kashmir wards, 71 BJP candidates elected unopposed

No Elections in 169 Kashmir wards, 71 BJP candidates elected unopposed

At least 169 municipal wards in Kashmir will have no polls. One candidate withdrew from the elections on Wednesday, the last date of withdrawal of nominations for the third phase of the polls. As per the latest figures, at least...
read more
Imtiyaz Parrey, Kuka Parrey’s son to win ULB polls unopposed from volatile Hajin

Imtiyaz Parrey, Kuka Parrey’s son to win ULB polls unopposed from volatile Hajin

Notorious Ikhwan commander Kuka Parrey’s son will be elected unopposed from volatile Hajin town in the upcoming ULB polls. According to sources, Imtiyaz Ahmad Parrey son of Muhammad Yousuf Parrey alias Kuka Parrey, has filed nomination papers from two munici...
read more
To protest ‘Poll Drama’ JRL calls for shutdown on 8 Oct

To protest ‘Poll Drama’ JRL calls for shutdown on 8 Oct

The Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday asked people to observe a complete shutdown across Jammu and Kashmir on October 8 to protest the commencement of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and Panchayat...
read more
Four candidates held hostage by BJP MLC, not allowed to withdraw nominations: Families

Four candidates held hostage by BJP MLC, not allowed to withdraw nominations: Families

Four candidates from Pahalgam area, who had filed nomination papers for 3rd phase of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections, were prevented from withdrawing their nominations from Pahalgam Municipal committee by a BJP leader, their relatives alleged on Wednesday. ...
read more
No Names, No Faces, No Campaign: Secrecy drapes Kashmir Valley local polls

No Names, No Faces, No Campaign: Secrecy drapes Kashmir Valley local polls

The first phase of local body elections in J&K starts October 8 but there’s no campaigning, no door-to-door canvassing, no poll rally in the Valley. Even the names of candidates who have filed nomination papers or their political affiliations are...
read more
Hizb poster surfaced in Bandipora warning ULB poll contestants, SPO’s and Transporters

Hizb poster surfaced in Bandipora warning ULB poll contestants, SPO’s and Transporters

A Hizbul Mujahideen poster, warning few Special Police Officers (SPOs) to quit their jobs or face consequences was seen pasted at a marketplace in north Kashmir’s Bandipora town Friday morning. Militants have also warned people who have filed nominations...
read more