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Jammu Kashmir polls


J&K votes split: Valley goes to Gupkar Alliance, Jammu to BJP

December 23, 2020 7:27 am

The poll results mean that the BJP has secured control of at least six District Development Councils (DDCs) in Jammu and none in Kashmir. The People’s Alliance has a majority in nine DDCs, all in the Valley. As there is no clear-cut majority in the five councils, the independent candidates are likely to play the role of king makers.

Residents of Nuner village in JK pledge 'not to vote' at militant's funeral

April 18, 2019 7:53 pm

Sheikh, a resident of Nuner village of central Kashmir's Ganderbal district - 32 kms from the state's summer capital Srinagar - was pursuing M Tech from a college in Chandigarh. He joined the militant ranks just three days before the encounter.

Political parties in Jammu advocate simultaneous assembly, Lok Sabha polls

March 05, 2019 5:32 pm

Cutting across party affiliations, the representatives of almost all parties impressed upon the EC to hold assembly elections in the state simultaneously with the Lok Sahba polls.

J&K panchayat polls: Kashmir records 30.3, Jammu 84.8 pc voting in seventh phase

December 04, 2018 8:51 pm

State Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra said the state recorded over 75.3 per cent polling held in 12 districts across 2,714 polling stations, including 2,138 in Jammu division and 576 in Kashmir division.

J&K local polls: Over 1,000 candidates to participate in second phase

October 09, 2018 1:51 pm

The second phase will cover a total of 384 wards spanning 13 districts across the state – seven of which are in the Valley, officials said.

SPOs in J&K: Poor pay and esteem, and now, fear

October 07, 2018 2:25 pm

A spate of resignations by Special Police Officers, triggered by militants specifically targeting them for the first time, has left an uneasy calm in the Valley as civic polls begin tomorrow. The Indian Express on a force that is battling on multiple fronts — poor pay and esteem, and now, fear

J&K: 15 pull out of local body polls after 2 National Conference workers killed

October 06, 2018 11:06 am

Through the day, there were a total of 23 nomination withdrawals in Srinagar which will vote in phase four of the polls — phase one starts October 8. Sources said 15 withdrawals were made in the afternoon following the killings.

J&K local body polls: BJP fields advocate who lost party post after seeking CBI probe into Kathua case

October 06, 2018 7:04 am

Hiranagar Municipal Committee is one of the half-dozen urban local bodies in the district that are going to polls in the second phase in Jammu and Kashmir on October 10.

SAD to extend 'unconditional support' to BJP in J-K polls

December 15, 2014 6:20 pm

SAD claimed that BJP was the only party that would ensure a corruption-free government in J&K.

J&K polls: Valley opts for ballot over bullet with 71 per cent voting in first phase

November 26, 2014 4:52 pm

First phase of voting for Assembly seats began in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand on Tuesday.


Kashmiris brave cold weather to cast vote in phase 3 of polling in J-K

December 10, 2014 8:54 am

The phase three polling began in Jammu and Kashmir amid high security. Polling is taking place in the Valley in the backdrop of recent militant attacks.

Jammu & Kashmir steps out to vote for second phase of Assembly elections

December 02, 2014 2:00 pm

The second phase of the five-phased state elections is being held on Tuesday which will seal the fate of 175 candidates, including deputy speaker, four ministers and 11 other sitting MLAs.