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  • 61.92% votes polled in J’khand

    Ranchi: A total 61.92 per cent votes were cast in the first phase of polls in 13 of the 81 assembly seats in Jharkhand amidst sporadic incidents of damage to EVMs. "The percentage (of votes) could be updated later," an official with the Election Commission here said. Palamau returning officer K N Jha said EVM machines at booth numbers 191 and 192 in Chhatarpur constituency were damaged in a minor altercation following which polling in the two booths has been cancelled. Polling passed off peacefully in the rest of the Maoist- affected constituencies, EC sources said. The constituencies wh...

  • DB reserved order in controversial appointment of Prof Nutan as Chairman BOSE

    Jammu Tawi:Today the Division Bench of the State High Court comprising Chief Justice M M Kumar and Justice Tashi Rabstan reserved its orders over the controversial appointment of Prof N K Resutra as Chairman, J&K Board of School Education. In a jam packed court the Division Bench after hearing Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed for the PIL titled Sheikh Mohd. Shafi & Anr V/s Union of India & Ors, Senior AAG Gagan Basotra for GAD and SVO, AAG Ravinder Sharma appearing for the School Education Department and Senior Advocate Sunil Sethi with Vaibhav Gupta for Prof N K Resutra reserved the orders w...

  • Army Chief on visit J&K to review security situation

    New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag is undertaking a visit to Jammu and Kashmir today to review the security situation there as the first phase of polling goes underway. Suhag will begin his tour of the state from Srinagar. He is expected to be back in the national capital later in the evening. Ensuring a violence-free election in J&K is a major task for the Army at the moment and the force has been put on high alert. Some militant groups have given a poll boycott call in the state. Voting is underway in 15 constituencies of J&K which go to polls in first of the five-phased state ele...

  • Court orders Police to register case against Babu Singh

    Newspoint Bureau Kathua, November 25 On the request of Neelam Sharma W/O Subash Sharma (contesting candidate of PDP), Chief Judicial Magistrate has directed Police to register a case against Babu Singh and his supporters. Complainant, Neelam Sharma filing the request before the court recalling whole incidence of firing by his son has said that after firing police arrested Nitin and took him away. After that, Babu Singh Contd. on page-2...

  • Voting trends show people want change: Mehbooba

    Srinagar, November 25 Expressing satisfaction over the peaceful culmination of the first phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir with an "encouraging" turnout, opposition PDP on Tuesday said the trends emerging from the voting show that people of the state want change. "People are participating in this election to write a new script in the state's political history and the trend shows that they are enthusiastically voting for change," PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said while addressing a series of election rallies in Langate Assembly segment of Kupwara district. Hailing the state administra...

  • ‘NC will emerge as single largest party ‘

    Srinagar, November 25 With a heavy turnout recorded in the first of the five-phase Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed confidence that his National Conference will emerge as the single largest party in the state. "NC is poised to prove armchair commentators and biased voices against Jammu and Kashmir completely wrong by emerging as the single largest party in the ensuing Assembly elections on the basis of historic development initiatives taken by the party-led government in the last six years," Omar said at a public meeting in north Kas...

  • Development of close relations with neighbours key priority: PM

    New Delhi, November 25 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said development of close relations with India's neighbouring countries was a "key priority" of his government and he would continue to do more for greater regional integration at all levels for the socio-economic development of the South Asian region. The Prime Minister, who leaves here this afternoon for Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, said in his departure statement that India had always emphasised the importance of greater regional integration at all levels for the socio-economic development of the So...

  • Modi govt being run by big industrialists: Rahul

    Poonch, November 25 In a sharp attack on the Modi government, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged it was being run by big industrialists and said a Rs 6,000 crore loan was facilitated to the Adani Group for a project in Australia but the promise of Rs 1,000-crore aid for flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir remained unfulfilled. "It is unfortunate that while the Rs 1,000-crore aid promised by the Prime Minister for the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir has not been released, State Bank of India is giving Rs 6,000 crore to Adani, an industrialist," Rahul told a public ra...

  • Congress will dash expectations of political analysts: Azad

    Jammu Tawi, November 25 Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their "huge participation" in the first phase of Assembly elections and said his party's performance will dash expectations of political analysts. "The trend of the first phase reinforces the fact that people of the state crave for speedy, equitable and balanced development of the state with adequate employment opportunities for the youth," the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha said in a statement issued here today. He said the performance of Congress will dash...

  • J&K Polls: 70% polling in 1st phase: Narula

    Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, November 25 Around 70% electorate cast their vote in today’s polling for the 1st phase of the Assembly Elections across 15 constituencies spread in 7 districts of the State. Disclosing this at a press conference here today the Chief Electoral Officer, Umang Narula said 77% votes were cast in 9-Gurez, 70% in 10-Bandipora, 80% in 11-Sonawari, 76% in 16-Kangan, 53 % in 17-Ganderbal, 75.6% in 47-Nobra, 66% in 48-Leh, 60% in 49-Kargil, 71% in 50-Zanskar, 68.83% in 51-Kishtwar, 72.54% in 52-Inderwal, 79% in 53-Doda, 70% in 54-Bhaderwah, 68% in 55-Ramban (SC)...


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