Incident-free polls saw 11.88% voting in Kashmir; overall 56.7%

Incident-free polls saw 11.88% voting in Kashmir; overall 56.7%

Srinagar:Β The phase-I of the election to Urban Local Bodies, being held after 2005, marked low turnout of 11.88 percent in 58 wards, spanned over six districts, in Kashmir. The polling amid a shutdown called by the Joint Resistance Leadership and heightened security arrangements remained peaceful in all the six districtsβ€”Kupwara, Bandiopora, Baramulla, Srinagar, Budgam and […]

Advisor Vyas, Chief Secretary hold meeting with Administrative Secretaries

Advisor Vyas, Chief Secretary hold meeting with Administrative Secretaries

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas and Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday asked the Administrative Secretaries to pay focused attention on meeting the developmental expectations of the public by expediting completion of all important and languishing projects in their respective departments. Speaking during a meeting with the Administrative Secretaries here at the […]

Advisor Kumar reviews functioning of Youth Services & Sports Deptt

Advisor Kumar reviews functioning of Youth Services & Sports Deptt

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to review the activities being carried out by the Youth Services & Sports department in the state and the its efforts for development of sports infrastructure, promotion of sports among school students. The meeting was attended by Secretary YS&S Sarmad Hafeez, Director General YS&S […]

Train service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Train service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar: Train service was suspended for security reasons on Monday in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike on the first of the four phased Urban Local Bodies (UBL) and Panchayat polling today. We have suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley after an advisory was received from police last […]

Karvan-e-Aman bus suspended for security reasons

Karvan-e-Aman bus suspended for security reasons

Srinagar: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan administrated Kashmir (PaK) was on Monday suspended for security reasons following strike called by separatists today when first of the four phase polling will be held in 57 Municipal Committee and Municipal Corporation spread over six districts in the valley. The weekly cross-Line […]

Raj Bhawan should not become political hub, says NC

Raj Bhawan should not become political hub, says NC

Srinagar: A day after Governor Satya Pal Malik accused political parties for mess in the Valley; National Conference (NC) on Monday said that Raj Bhawan should not become political hub, terming the remarks of Governor as β€˜unfortunate’. NC General Secretary, Ali Muhammad Sagar while talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) said that the party respects […]

JRL hails people for rejection, boycott of ULB elections

JRL hails people for rejection, boycott of ULB elections

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik appreciated people’s rejection and boycott of the sham ULB elections being forcibly held by GOI in J&K, and the exemplary complete protest shutdown against it. They said that this election has violated the very definition of the democratic process, making […]

Curfew-like restrictions imposed in downtown Srinagar

Curfew-like restrictions imposed in downtown Srinagar

Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in downtown Srinagar as a precautionary measure following a strike called by separatists on Monday, when polling for the first of the four phased Urban Local Bodies (UBL) elections was being held. A police official told UNI that there were no restrictions in any part of the summer capital, Srinagar […]