Muslim Vote

During every general election in India, which is held at five year intervals, one gets to hear the oft repeated question of who should the Indian Muslims vote for? One sees many TV debates centered around this theme. Not to be left behind, enough is written about this issue even in the print media. It […]

D-Day of poll: Graveyard calm wraps Srinagar

Anantnag scare haunts poll handlers 70 mobile bunkers set up to check militant movement; Top cops busy ensuring 28-plus percentage SRINAGAR: Panic triggered by abandoned bags at various locations across the capital city ahead of Wednesday’s poll depicted the nervousness that the trouble-hit phase of elections in Anantnag constituency past Thursday has instilled into security […]

1540 polling booths sealed

SRINAGAR: As many as 1540 polling booths have been set up across Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal where the next phase of parliamentary poll is due on Tuesday. Arrangements for conducting free, fair and impartial Lok Sabha Elections-2014 in Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency for which polling is scheduled to be held on April 30, 2014 have been […]

'700 Held In Poll Eve Crackdown'

SRINAGAR: Condemning the fresh arrest spree across the valley, the International Forum for Justice and Human Rights – JK (IFJHR-JK) Tuesday said the administration cannot justify its actions in the name of “security concern” due to which uncertainty has been created. “Where on earth does police arrest youth for conducting smooth elections, this is totally […]

Only well-known stone pelters detained: DGP

SRINAGAR: Stating that those being detained had been properly listed by police for their past records, the Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Tuesday said that militants and trouble mongers may disrupt peace on polling day in three segments of Central Kashmir. “They may try to target unarmed political workers ahead of polls but police […]

Protesters drive NC rally out of Pattan

Event fizzles out supporters whisk away Omar PATTAN: Much embarrassment to the National Conference in Baramulla constituency on Tuesday, only few odd supporters of the party turned up to attend the election rally that was supposed to be addressed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. The venue was later on changed on the instructions of Higher […]

NC leader loses calm, thrashes complainants

BARAMULLA: Three unemployed brothers from North Kashmir’s Baramulla district faced humiliation when Higher Education Minister Muhammad Akbar Lone thrashed one amoung them and allegedly tossed their documents pertaining to their Mineral Water Plant in air in full public glare. The incident occurred in front of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who was addressing the election rally […]

4 hurt in Pattan shootout

SRINAGAR: Police Tuesday said an armed militant who was boarding a passenger bus plying from Pattan towards Baramulla got off near Sangrama and opened fire at the very same Matadoor he had boarded by the pistol he was possessing. According to a police statement , Four passengers including conductor of the bus, a labourer from […]

Election boycott calls have lost their relevance

The general elections in India are underway. The first phase of polling began in the first week of April and after many rounds of polls, the final results of this mammoth exercise will be declared on May 16, when a new Govt will come to power in Delhi. The election campaign this year has been […]

Jaitley asks Farooq to take a dip in the Dal lake

NEW DELHI:  National Conference patron, Dr Farooq Abdullah’s statement that those voting for Narendra Modi would drown themselves into sea has drawn flak from Bhartiya Janata Party leaders who said that such statements from a Union Minister shows how desperate he is to woo voters in Kashmir where his party has miserably failed on all […]

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