Separatists disown voter-bashing in Baramulla

Geelani says ‘agencies’ avenging boycott; Mirwaiz, Malik appeal for calm    SRINAGAR: The stalking of commuters and beating those with voting marks has evoked sharp reactions from Kashmir’s political actors of almost all hues. Several vigilante groups, with unknown affiliations, on Thursday took to roads in Baramulla and stalked passenger vehicles coming from Kupwara and […]

100 CRPF men suffer injuries in 3-phase Kashmir poll

Several employees hurt, 300 vehicles damaged in tension-packed elections SRINAGAR: The Parliament elections for three seats conducted in Kashmir in three phases left more than 100 CRPF personnel injured while more than 100 vehicles mostly hired by CRPF for ferrying security personnel for election purpose were damaged in stone-pelting incidents. CRPF spokesperson, Kishor Prasad said […]

'50% NC men voted for PDP, 33% supported Baig'

Hassan Mir admits seeking votes for NC was like getting water out of rocks SRINAGAR: Post poll, the allies of ruling National Conference have come up with revelations that could unsettle NC’s power ambitions. While the J&K Congress on Thursday admitted that almost half of NC voters chose to vote for PDP, the newly mollified […]

Shariq admits tough fight

kupwara: NC-Congress candidate for North Kashmir Sharifudin Shariq Thursday confessed that he had a tough time canvassing for elections due to an overwhelming boycott wave. He alleged that the strike was enforced in North Kashmir and that people of the region only boycotted to save themselves from the ‘wrath of stone throwers’. He also claimed […]

60-year-old Sarpanch shot dead

Srinagar: The poll-bound violence seems unrelenting as unknown gunmen Thursday shot dead a local politician at Wanpoo area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. The sixty-year-old Gul Muhammad Bhat, affiliated with the ruling National Conference, was at his hardware shop when  masked armed men approached him and one of them shot him from the point blank […]

Boycotters ‘punish’ voters in B'la

Srinagar: In a surprise twist to Kashmir’s ongoing poll-related upheaval, angry youth in Baramulla Thursday roughed up many locals who had defied the boycott movement, which the youth had enforced in Baramulla were the polling was held on Wednesday. Eyewitnesses and reports said that the youth at the volatile Old Town  Baramulla and Sopore Bus […]

Rivals launch psyop, all claim victory

SRINAGAR: With the 39 percent people casting their ballot in North Kashmir on May 7, all the political parties and their candidates Thursday claimed to have won the seat. With 18 candidates in the fray, the main tussle was seen between PDP, NC and Peoples’ Conference led by Sajad Gani lone. As the National conference […]

9 killed in bus crash

SRINAGAR: At least nine people were killed and 19 others injured when a van carrying them fell off a narrow hilly road near Muzaffarabad city of Pakistan administered Kashmir, reports said  Thursday. Police and rescue teams said the incident took place on Pir Chinasi road in the east of Muzaffarabad city. Officials said the van […]

Poll pangs end with 40% in Baramulla

Clashes, boycott, booth-capture dominate last phase voting in Valley’s North SRINAGAR: People heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday as the last phase of polling in Kashmir for two seats at Baramulla and Ladakh regions ended with  higher voter turnout than previous phases in South and Central Kashmir. The state’s election office has claimed 39.6 […]

Kupwara leads @ 69, Ladakh peaks @ 65 percent

Srinagar: The North Kashmir on Wednesday witnessed a total of 39.6 percent polling. District Kupwara recorded 63.19 per cent, Baramulla 25.4 percent and , Bandipore 35.5 per cent. Addressing a press conference, Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Umang Narula, the Karnah constituency in district Kupwara witness 71.57 per cent, Kupwara constituency recorded 69.29 per cent, Lolab […]