Politics

Tuesday, November 24, 2020PAGD releases seat sharing list for 6 th phase of DDC polls

Srinagar: The People's Alliance for Gupkar Deceleration (PAGD) on Tuesday released the list of seats allocated to different parties for the sixth phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir to be held in eight phases from November 28.

Out of the 13 segments for the sixth phase of DDC elections released by the Kashmir-based amalgam of mainstream parties, the Nati

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020BJP expelled three activists

Jammu: The BJP on Monday expelled its three senior activists after one of them filed nomination papers for the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections against the official candidate of the party here.
The expulsion of rebel candidate Balbir Lal and his supporters Mandal Pradhan and Marh Shakti Sharma and vice president Kissan morcha Harjeet Singh was ordered by J-K BJP president Ra

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020PAGD playing politics of bullets: Anurag Thakur

Jammu: The BJP is doing the politics of ballot to strengthen democracy in Jammu and Kashmir, Union minister Anurag Thakur has said as he lashed out at the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) and accused it of playing the politics of bullets to scare the people in the union territory.
He also asserted that Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution, which were nullified by the BJP

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020SEC assures adequate security for DDC polls

Srinagar: State Election Commissioner K K Sharma said adequate number of additional forces have come from outside and a “very comfortable security environment” will remain in place to ensure free, fair and smooth elections.
Addressing a press conference here, Sharma said that additional forces have come from outside and they are being deployed in districts while a few are on the way to Kashmir.

 

Monday, November 23, 2020DDC polls not for winning or losing, but to rejuvenating democratic values in J&K: Naqvi

Srinagar, Nov 23: Asserting that J&K is moving ahead with positivity and people trying to create negative atmosphere should be isolated, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that District Development Council (DDC) polls are being held to rejuvenate democratic values in the UT.



“It really doesn’t matter who wins or loses in the polls, what matters is how enthusiastic

 

Monday, November 23, 2020Advanced arrangements in place to ensure transparent, safe DDC Polls, says SEC

Srinagar: The State Election Commissioner, Jammu and Kashmir, K.K Sharma, today said that all advanced arrangements are being put in place to ensure transparent, safe and secure conduct of first time District Development Council elections, ULB and panchayat by elections in the Union Territory.

These remarks were made by State Election Commissioner, while chairing a meeting held to review law a

 

Monday, November 23, 202035 in fray, 2 elected unopposed in Kathua

Jammu: As many as 35 candidates are in fray for Phase III of District Development Council and Panchayat By polls in Kathua district.

Under Phase III the elections for District Development Council (DDC) and by-election for vacant Sarpanch and Panch seats are being held in Basohli and Billawar blocks.

As per the elections schedule issued by DPEO, the voting for phase-III will be held on Decem

 

Monday, November 23, 2020PAGD announces seat sharing for DDC Phase-5 elections

Srinagar: The People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), amalgam of political parties in Kashmir on Sunday announced seat sharing for the fifth phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections, election of which will be held on December 10.

The last date of filling the nominations is on 23rd, November.

The list of seat sharing for the fifth phase of District Development Council el

 

Monday, November 23, 2020Bike rally on a new adventure circuit of Jammu region

JAMMU: For those seeking rendezvous with adventure in Jammu region, Directorate of Tourism Jammu is organizing a bike rally covering famous destinations like Chenani, Sudh Mahadev, Dudu, Basantgarh, Shivgali, Ramnagar, Surinsar and Mansar, from 27th to 29th November, 2020.

“Taking baby steps towards normalcy after lockdown hiatus, we are planning a bike rally on the route viz Jammu-Udhampur-Ch

 

Monday, November 23, 2020Azad hits out at ‘5-star culture’ in Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress churn over its rapidly depleting electoral base continued on Sunday with letter writer and veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad saying the party had been hit by a “five-star culture” and stood disconnected from the grassroots.

Calling for urgent elections at the level of block, district and state Congress committees, Azad, who was among 23 leaders to urge Congress president Sonia G

 

Sunday, November 22, 2020BJP expels leader for contesting in DDC polls against party candidate

Jammu: The BJP on Saturday expelled a leader for contesting the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections against the official candidate of the party.
BJP president Ravinder Raina ordered the expulsion of state executive member Arun Sharma from the primary membership of the party following the recommendation of the disciplinary committee, a party spokesman said.
The disciplinary com

 

Sunday, November 22, 2020Countries that support terrorism should be isolated: Venkaiah

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called on the global community to isolate countries that support terrorism and impose strict sanctions against them.
Expressing concern over the rising scourge of terrorism, Naidu appealed to the United Nations to conclude and accept early talks on India's long-pending proposal of 'Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism'.
He sa

 

Sunday, November 22, 2020Imran, Matto among three candidates in fray for SMC Mayor seat

Srinagar: Three candidates including a former Mayor and Deputy Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) are in fray for the vacant seat of Mayor SMC seat, election of which will be held next week, officials said.
As per the reports, the last date for the filling nominations papers for the post of Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation ended today after the date of elections for the vacant seat w

 

Sunday, November 22, 2020Lotus will bloom in Dal Lake after DDC polls in J&K: Shahnawaz

Srinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain who is in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) election, on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi resides in the hearts of the people of the valley, and the ‘lotus’ will bloom in Dal Lake after the polls.
“People of the Valley are very excited about the upcoming election. After the abrog

 

Sunday, November 22, 2020Kishtwar, Doda deliberately ignored by earlier Governments: Jitendra

Jammu: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that Kishtwar and erstwhile Doda districts were deliberately ignored by earlier governments and challenged anybody to come forward and compare the magnitude of development accomplished in the last nearly seven years with the earlier seven decades.
Addressing a series of meetings of BJP workers during his tour of Kishtwar and Doda districts

 

Saturday, November 21, 2020During polls, released militants/OGWs summoned to update profiles: J&K police

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Friday that released militants and overground workers (OGWs) were called to the police stations during elections to update their profiles.

The statement comes after PDP president Mehbooba Mufti alleged that her party colleague Rouf Bhat was summoned to the Shergarhi police station in Srinagar on Friday and “asked to report everyday & ensure he stays”

 

Saturday, November 21, 2020Article 370 is not sub-judice, no power on earth can bring it back: Shahnawaz

SRINAGAR: Claiming that the matter involving revocation of Article 370 is not sub-judice in the Supreme Court (SC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Friday said that no power on earth can bring it back.
The BJP spokesperson -who is in Kashmir valley to campaign for his party candidates, contesting in the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elec

 

Saturday, November 21, 2020DDC polls: SEC frames guidelines for star campaigners

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir’s State Election Commission has ordered that travel expenses of star campaigners will not be billed to the election expenditure of the candidates.
According to the guidelines, the expenditure on travel incurred by leaders of a political party for propagating programme of that party shall not be treated as expenditure incurred/authorized by a candidate of that political

 

Saturday, November 21, 2020LG assures parties of smooth campaign for upcoming DDC polls

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has assured political parties of smooth campaign for the upcoming local body elections and said the polls would go a long way in strengthening panchayati raj institutions in the Union Territory.
Responding to a letter by CPI(M) leader Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami who had raised the issue of candidates being kept away from their constituencies and no

 

Friday, November 20, 2020Article 370 is not sub-judice, no power on earth can bring it back: Shahnawaz Hussain

Srinagar, Nov 20: Claiming that the matter involving revocation of Article 370 is not sub-judice in the Supreme Court (SC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Friday said that no power on earth can bring it back.

The BJP spokesperson -who is in Kashmir valley to campaign for his party candidates, contesting in the upcoming District Development Council

 

Friday, November 20, 2020Lt Governor assures parties of smooth campaign for upcoming DDC polls

Srinagar, Nov 20: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has assured political parties of smooth campaign for the upcoming local body elections and said the polls would go a long way in strengthening panchayati raj institutions in the Union Territory.

Responding to a letter by CPI(M) leader Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami who had raised the issue of candidates being kept away from their constituenc

 

Friday, November 20, 2020DDC Polls: PAGD announces seat-sharing formula for 4th phase

Srinagar: The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) announced its seat-sharing formula on Thursday for the fourth phase of the District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir, voting for which will take place on December 7.
The list was released on the alliance's official Twitter handle.
It was approved by PAGD chairman and NC president Farooq Abdullah.
According to the

 

Friday, November 20, 2020Art 370’s abolition demolished ‘speed breaker’ of redundant laws in J&K: Naqvi

Srinagar: Senior BJP leader and Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the abolition of Article 370 has demolished the “speed breaker” of redundant laws which had obstructed the development process in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
He also said ‘Gupkar Declaration’, an alliance of various mainstream political parties demanding the restoration of special status to Jammu and Kashmir,