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ULB Polls: DEO takes stock of counting day preparedness.

District election officer, Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday took stock of the preparedness for the counting of the votes polled in the recently held urban local body elections.The counting of the votes polled for 154 wards for one municipal corporation and seven municipal committees of the district is scheduled on Oct ...

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Army cognisant of ground realities in J&K: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Wednesday said that the army is not perturbed by ongoing political and non-political debates regarding tactical operations in Jammu and Kashmir but continues with its operations irrespective of challenges. Replying to a question about suspension—revoked later—of Kashmiri students at the ...

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NC, PDP should not have boycotted Jammu and Kashmir civic polls: Governor.

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The NC and the PDP should not have boycotted the civic polls, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said Tuesday, asserting that articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution were non-issues in this election. The National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had announced not to contest ...

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Advisor Ganai stresses on improving quality of higher education.

Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai Tuesday called for further improving the quality of education in colleges to bring it at par with the international standards. The Advisor was speaking during an interaction with principals of degrees colleges of Kashmir and Ladakh province. The Advisor was accompanied by commissioner secretary ...

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8 BJP candidates elected unopposed in Pulwama polls

Municipal Committee Khrew became the first in Pulwama district and second in the state where elections could not be held as no candidate came forward to contest in any of its 13 wards.Unlike other Municipal Committees of Pulwama district—Tral, Awantipora, Pulwama and Pampore—not even a migrant Kashmiri Pandit filed nomination ...

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NC, PDP shouldn’t have boycotted polls: Governor.

The NC and the PDP should not have boycotted the civic polls, Governor Satya Pal Malik said Tuesday, asserting that articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution were non-issues in this election. The National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had announced they would not contest the polls ...

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95% poll boycott clear message to New Delhi: JRL.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said on Tuesday that the “rejection of so-called elections by 95 percent people is a clear indication that alienation of people of Kashmir from India is complete.”. In a statement issued after the culmination of ...

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AMU row: Governor takes up matter with HRD minister, VC.

Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday spoke to union minister for human resource development Prakash Javadekar and sought his intervention to “ensure smooth studies” of Kashmiri students studying at the Aligarh Muslim University, even as the Uttar Pradesh police said the varsity has revoked suspension of two students. The governor’s intervention—second ...

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AMU alumni from J&K warn of more protests.

Kashmir Aligs, an association of Aligarh Muslim University alumni hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, Tuesday warned of state-wide protests if sedition and other charges against two Kashmiri students studying at the varsity were not dropped. In an e-mailed statement, coordinator of Kashmir Aligs, demanded withdrawal of sedition and other charges ...

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Committees formed for regularization of casual, other workers under SRO-520.

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday ordered the constitution of departmental committees of Territorial and Settlement wing at Jammu and Srinagar to undertake initial screenings for regularisation of casual labourers, settlement assistants, prism men, chainmen and other workers, under SRO-520. An order issued from the office of secretary Revenue ...

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