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J&K Records 52 Pc Turnout In First Round Of DDC Polls

J&K Records 52 Pc Turnout In First Round Of DDC Polls

In the first electoral exercise in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370, nearly 52 percent voter turnout was recorded on Saturday in the staggered polls to district development councils. Reasi in Jammu recorded the highest voter turnout of 74.62 percent while Pulwama in south Kashmir witnessed the least voter participation at 6.7 percent.

Imprints of Kashmir Polls: ‘Welfare, Restoration, Tunnel…’

Imprints of Kashmir Polls: ‘Welfare, Restoration, Tunnel…’

For the first time since the abrogation of Article 370, District Development Council (DDC) polls saw return of the major electoral exercise in Kashmir for a triangular contest being fought for “development” versus “restoration”.

‘Polls Are For Local Issues, Not For Bigger Political Problems’

‘Polls Are For Local Issues, Not For Bigger Political Problems’

Several voters in Ganderbal district on Saturday said that the DDC polls are to elect people who can solve basic problems and “bigger issues” like restoration of special status should be left for assembly and parliamentary elections.

Covid-19 SOPs Go For A Toss At Some Polling Stations

Covid-19 SOPs Go For A Toss At Some Polling Stations

COVID guidelines were flouted at some polling stations in the valley and excitement overtook precautions as enthusiastic voters jostled with each other to cast their ballot.

Centenarian Treks Steep Mountain Path To Vote In Doda

Centenarian Treks Steep Mountain Path To Vote In Doda

A resident of the remote Kota Top village at over 11,000 feet in Doda district, 103-year-old Zaitona Bibi on Saturday said she has never missed casting her vote since 1957 and this DDC election was no different.

4 More Corona Deaths In J&K, Toll 1680

4 More Corona Deaths In J&K, Toll 1680

At least four people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, raising the number of virus related fatalities in the Union Territory to 1680.

After Art-370 Revocation, J&K To Witness First Polls Today

After Art-370 Revocation, J&K To Witness First Polls Today

Jammu and Kashmir is all set to witness its first elections since being reorganised as a union territory last year with the maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls beginning on Saturday, officials said.

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