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70% voter turnout in first phase: CEO

Says polling figures highly encouraging

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Nov 25: The first phase of assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a brisk voter turnout of 70 percent Tuesday, with Sonawari segment in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district witnessing over 80 percent polling.Braving winter chill, voters in assembly segments More


‘60.5% migrants vote in first phase’

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Nov 25: Out of 1860 migrant voters in four constituencies of Kashmir, around 60 percent exercised their franchise in the first phase of Assembly polls on Tuesday, Chief Electoral Officer UmangNarula, said here.“There were 3441 registered migrant voters in four constituencies of Kashmir More


No surprises this time, Bandipora increases polling tally, records 75% turnout

MUDDASIR ALI

Bandipora, Nov 25: The Monday of 2008 repeated itself Tuesday in this north Kashmir district, exactly six years and eight days later. However, there were no surprises this time.In 2008, the mood of people here had changed overnight after participating in the three-month long agitation across Kashmir More


Bandipora: Amid poll buzz, a family stays away from voting

‘Can our vote bring back our son?’

MAJID MAQBOOL/ARIF SHAFI WANI

Bandipora, Nov 25: The only family at KarnaiMohalla of Shahgund village here that stayed away from polling was that of Farhat Ahmad Dar, a high school student who was killed in police firing on March 14 this year. That Friday, he had left home to buy books, but later in the day his family received More


Queues just grew longer in Ganderbal, Kangan

We voted for development, say locals

ABID BASHIR/SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Ganderbal/Kangan, Nov 25: On a chilly Tuesday morning, a few people sitting on roadside near Duderhama polling station in Ganderbal district said they have never voted and “those who vote sell their conscience.” However the scene was different inside, with people assembling in queues to cast their More





  • Briefs

Cong candidate files nomination from Amira Kadal

Srinagar, Nov 25: Congress candidate for Amira Kadal constituency, Aamir Rasool filed his nominations papers before the Returning Officer here today. Addressing party workers before filing his nomination More




  • News

Ball in India's court for resumption of talks: Sharif

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Kathmandu, Nov 25: Pakistan today sought to put the ball in India's court for talks between the Prime Ministers of the two countries amidst strong indications of an interaction on the sidelines of the More




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  • Opinion

My past is lost

My memories have become coins in the devil's pocket, when open, only dead leaves fall.

PAIN UNLIMITED

NAYEEMA AHMAD MAHJOOR

nayeema7@gmail.com  It had white paint, golden varnished windows and carved wooden doors. The keys to door that no longer shuts, have turned impotent and rusty. What remains of the peach tree, which More



  • Interview

J&K Assembly Elections

“As far as PDP is concerned, Art. 370 is non-negotiable”

NATIONAL SPOKESMAN OF THE PEOPLES' DEMOCRATIC PARTY DR SAMEER KAUL IN CONVERSATION WITH PADMA RAO SUNDARJI FOR GREATER KASHMIR

Q: Dr Kaul,  India's most watched and most contentious assembly elections - those in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) - began on Tuesday, and will stretch over five phases till December 23. This time More



  • Editorial

No Divisive Politics

The political parties in the fray must adhere by the principles of democracy

The first phase of elections, on Tuesday, in Jammu and Kashmir has by and large remained peaceful. Where the democracies round the globe consider elections as the most appropriate method of choosing popular More



  • Business

Steep fall in walnut production

Growers blame floods, rains, hailstorm

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 25: Kashmir has registered steep decline in walnut production this season. The growers blame the incessant rains followed by floods in September for the drop in the production.The growers More



  • Sports

Vettori, toss key factors for series decider

PREVIEW: Pakistan Vs New Zealand, 3rd Test

Sharjah, Nov 25: Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori’s comeback and who wins the toss will be the joint focus in the series-deciding third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand starting in Sharjah More



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  • Kashmir

In Kangan,voters say no reason to boycott

Festive look at polling stations

ABID BASHIR

Kangan, Nov 25: For young Lateef Ahmed Khan, Kangan Assembly segment would never boycott elections. “See, there are lot of issues here that need to be addressed. This time situation is altogether different More



  • Srinagar City

No political rallies without DM’s permission

Clearance needed to prevent inter-party roadside clashes: Police

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, Nov 25: The political parties in fray for Assembly elections have been directed not to hold any political rallies or road shows in the City without the permission of District Magistrate. Recent More




  • Jammu

HC reserves decision on PIL

Controversial appointment of BOSE chairman

D A RASHID

Jammu, Nov 25: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday reserved its decision on a Public Interest Litigation seeking scrapping of appointment of Prof N K Resutra as chairman, Jammu and Kashmir State More



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