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LIVE RESULTS: Counting of votes for municipal polls under way in Kashmir
Anita Sharma from Ward no 11 celebrates. Tribune photo

LIVE RESULTS: Counting of votes for municipal polls under way in Kashmir

20 Oct 2018 | 12:27 PM

SRINAGAR: Amid tight security, counting of votes polled in four phases of municipal bodies begun on Saturday morning.

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Samaan Lateef
Tribune News Service
Srinagar, October 20

Amid tight security, counting of votes polled in four phases of municipal bodies begun on Saturday morning.

Results of 17 seats from Bandipora in north Kashmir

BJP: 3

Cong: 12

Independent: 2 

Results of 13 seats from Uri in North Kashmir's Baramulla

BJP: 0

Congress: 6

Independent: 7

All the 13 wards of Kupwara municipality in north Kashmir won by Independents.

In Handwara municipality, which is bastion of people's conference, six Independents have won while as one ward has been gone to BJP. The six Independents are People's Conference candidates

BJP sweeps the Mattan municipality in south Kashmir's Anantnag district. Five wards won by BJP and two by Congress. 

In 17-ward Dooru-Verinag Municipal Committee of south Kashmir's Anantnag district, Congress wins 14 seats and BJP two.

Congress sweeps in Budgam. In six municipalities of Central Kashmir's Budgam district, Congress won 23 seats, Independents 16 and BJP 5

 

South Kashmir's Kokernag: Congress: 10 Independent: 2

Officials say 30,739 votes polled in four-phases of the municipal elections will be counted at district headquarters of Kashmir.

The election authorities have established 20 halls at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convocation Centre (SKICC) located on the banks of Dal Lake for the counting of 18,482 votes polled across 74 wards of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).

Eight candidates have won uncontested from the SMC. At least 19,550 votes will be counted from central Kashmir’s Srinagar, Ganderbal, and Budgam districts.

Similarly, counting of 10,529 votes polled out of 65,146 in north Kashmir’s three districts – Kupwara, Baramulla, and Badipora - will be held at the respective district headquarters.

The central Kashmir districts recorded a voter turnout of 5.1 per cent while as north Kashmir districts recorded 16.2 per cent voter turnout.

The violence hit south Kashmir recorded the lowest turnout of 1.6 per cent as only 660 votes were polled out of 40,004 in 20 municipalities spread over four districts.

Authorities have put in adequate security arrangements in district headquarters of south Kashmir for the vote counting. 

5 militants killed in north Kashmir

5 militants killed in north Kashmir

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

SRINAGAR/ANANTNAG: Security forces killed five militants in two operations in north Kashmir even as nine Army men, including a Major, were injured in an IED blast in south Kashmir.

Civic election: Counting today, wait over for 2,754 contestants

Civic election: Counting today, wait over for 2,754 contestants

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: Amid unprecedented security, the counting of votes today for the four-phase civic body elections to 79 municipalities across J&K will decide the fate of 2,754 candidates.

BJP faces an uphill task in Kishtwar-Ramban region

BJP faces an uphill task in Kishtwar-Ramban region

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: As all eyes are set on the counting of votes of the urban local bodies elections on Saturday, the BJP may find going tough in its stronghold of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts.

Security up around counting centres

Security up around counting centres

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

SRINAGAR: The authorities in Kashmir have beefed up security around the counting centres of 10 districts for the counting of 30,739 votes, polled in the four phases of the urban local bodies elections, on Saturday.

More wait for five medical colleges

More wait for five medical colleges

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: Marred by the slow pace of construction work and recruitment process, five medical colleges allotted to the state are yet to become functional.

Roop Nagar women hostel remains unused for 14 years

Roop Nagar women hostel remains unused for 14 years

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: The tall claims of the state government to empower women have fallen flat as even after 14 years of the completion of the working women hostel at Roop Nagar in Jammu, the building is lying abandoned.

Ahir blames Pak for BSF man’s killing

Ahir blames Pak for BSF man’s killing

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

HUMHAMA (BUDGAM): A day after the Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the killing of the Border Security Force (BSF) man on the International Border, Union Minister of State for Home blamed Pakistan for mutilating the body of BSF Head Constable Narendra Singh in the Ramgarh sector of Samba district last month.

Time is ripe for change, says Mattu

Time is ripe for change, says Mattu

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: Even before the first vote has been counted for the municipal elections that concluded on Tuesday, former National Conference (NC) spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu is being seen as a trailblazer in the current political set-up in the Valley.

Without wages & holidays, daily earners live life of bonded labour

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: Thousands of casual and daily rated workers engaged in various government departments are living a life of “bonded labourers” in the state as they work without a holiday throughout the year and seldom get wages on time.

Baramulla woman with organs on opposite side leads normal life

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

SRINAGAR: Doctors in Kashmir have found a woman having internal organs in the thorax and abdomen placed on the opposite side to where they should be; a rare abnormality called situs inversus.

BJP under fire for its ‘dubious’ role in strengthening Panchayati Raj

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: A day after the BJP advocated the extension of the 73th and 74th Amendments of the Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir, opponents on Thursday targeted the saffron partyfor its “dubious” role in strengthening the democracy at the grassroots level.

No fire station in 3 Kathua subdivisions

No fire station in 3 Kathua subdivisions

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

KATHUA: Residents of Billawer, Basohli and Bani subdivisions of Kathua districts have nobody to turn to in case of fire-related incidents.

Landslide cuts off Kashtighar from Doda dist

Landslide cuts off Kashtighar from Doda dist

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

DODA: The road which connects the Kashtighar tehsil with Doda district was blocked by a landslide on Friday.

MHA nod sought to visit Sharda shrine

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: Amid worsening Indo-Pakistan relations, a group of civil society members in Jammu and Kashmir have again approached the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to issue special permits to Hindu pilgrims for using the cross-Line of Control (LoC) bus to visit the ancient Sharda temple in Pakisan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

JU goes for admn reshuffle

JU goes for admn reshuffle

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

Jammu: The University of Jammu on Friday affected a minor reshuffle in its administration.

Female health workers to intensify stir

Female health workers to intensify stir

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: Continuing their agitation for delinking their wages from the Central funding, female multipurpose health workers have decided to intensify their stir after the Durbar move in November.

Katra varsity students attend PyCon-2018

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: BTech students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, attended the PyCon-2018, a premier annual conference in India, at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad.

Valley unrest casts shadow over higher education in Ladakh

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: The unrest in Kashmir has cast a dark shadow over higher education in Ladakh as the enrolment in all five degree colleges of the region, affiliated with the University of Kashmir (KU), has dipped due to “delay in evaluation of answer sheets and declaration of results”.

Rlys wants Bilaspur-Leh line declared as national project

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

NEW DELHI: The Railways has proposed that its strategically significant Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the India-China border, which will be the world’s highest railway track, should be declared a national project, officials said on Wednesday.

Restrictions in city to prevent protests

Restrictions in city to prevent protests

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

For the second consecutive day, curfew-like restrictions were imposed in Srinagar’s volatile old city and some parts of the Civil Lines area

Youth to run 200-km ultramarathon

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

SRINAGAR: Hamid Aziz, a young athlete from Srinagar, will attempt a 200-km non-stop ultramarathon on Sunday.

City artist to take part in int’l camp

20 Oct 2018 | 12:12 AM

JAMMU: KK Gandhi, a prominent artist from Jammu and Kashmir, will participate in an International Art Symposium in Rajasthan.

Woman killed in cross-firing during militant attack on Army camp

Woman killed in cross-firing during militant attack on Army camp

19 Oct 2018 | 10:20 PM

SRINAGAR: A woman was killed on Friday night in the cross-firing between militants and security forces as the ultras attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

2 militants killed in encounter in Baramulla district of J&K

2 militants killed in encounter in Baramulla district of J&K

19 Oct 2018 | 9:37 PM

SRINAGAR: Two suspected militants were killed and a policeman was injured in a brief shootout in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.

3 militants killed near LoC in J&K’s Baramulla district

3 militants killed near LoC in J&K’s Baramulla district

19 Oct 2018 | 2:28 PM

SRINAGAR: The Army on Friday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing three unidentified militants along the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Army major, 8 jawans injured in IED explosion in Pulwama district

Army major, 8 jawans injured in IED explosion in Pulwama district

19 Oct 2018 | 10:06 PM

ANANTNAG: An army major and eight jawans were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district late on Thursday, officials said.

Terrorists trigger IED blast in Pulwama

18 Oct 2018 | 11:03 PM

SRINAGAR:Militants Thursday night targeted security forces with an IED explosion in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Briefly

Admn flayed over snapping of Net

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

SRINAGAR: J&K Pradesh Congress Committee president GA Mir on Thursday expressed concern over the ‘frequent’ snapping and slowing down of the Internet in the Valley, especially in south Kashmir.

No Dasehra celebrations in Valley, Pandits blame admn

No Dasehra celebrations in Valley, Pandits blame admn

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

SRINAGAR: Asserting that it was feeling “left out and alienated”, the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti on Thursday blamed the state for giving a cold shoulder to the minority community due to which it was not able to celebrate Dasehra.

Dasehra festivity livens up Jammu

Dasehra festivity livens up Jammu

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

JAMMU: Dasehra was celebrated with enthusiasm across Jammu city on Thursday. Effigies of demon king Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran were burnt on the occasion.

Youth debate growth prospects for entrepreneurs

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

SRINAGAR: On Thursday, when roads in Srinagar were deserted due to a strike, more than 30 young entrepreneurs, international experts, government officials and Valley-based industrialists met in Srinagar and debated the challenges that business houses face in the Valley.

Kashmiri alumni of AMU urge juniors to focus on studies

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

GULMARG: The alumni of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) from Kashmir, called Kashmiri Aligs, have urged the university authorities to sedition charges against two Valley students.

Valley shuts over Srinagar killings

Valley shuts over Srinagar killings

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

SRINAGAR: A shutdown was observed on Thursday across the Valley against the killing of militants and a “civilian” during a gunfight here on Wednesday.

To get UK visa, Rajouri teacher forges signature, suspended

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

RAJOURI: The Rajouri chief education officer (CEO) has suspended a government teacher and initiated an inquiry against him for submitting no-objection and salary certificates with forged signature/stamp of the CEO and zonal education officer (ZEO) to the British High Commission in New Delhi to get a UK visa.

8 years on, Rajouri-Budhal road awaits blacktopping

8 years on, Rajouri-Budhal road awaits blacktopping

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

RAJOURI: Residents of the Kotranka and Budhal areas in Rajouri district have expressed their resentment over the delay in the upgrade of the 54-km Rajouri-Budhal road.

J&K Bank opens 35 branches in Leh villages

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

LEH: To achieve financial inclusion in the remote areas of Ladakh, 35 ultra small branches have been opened by J&K Bank in the border villages of Leh.

Pedestrian killed in mishap

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

KATHUA: A pedestrian was killed after being hit by an unknown vehicle near the Hatli morh on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway on Thursday.

Lt Gen Paramjit Singh reviews state security

Lt Gen Paramjit Singh reviews state security

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

JAMMU: Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, General Officer Commanding, White Knight Corps, visited the Surankote sector and the Counter Insurgency Force (Romeo) at Palma on Thursday.

Come March, Bakhshi Stadium to get int’l tag

Come March, Bakhshi Stadium to get int’l tag

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

SRINAGAR: Sarmad Hafeez, secretary, Youth Service and Sports (YSS), on Thursday said the Bakhshi Stadium approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) would be ready by March 2019 for holding international events.

7,000 small units facing losses: Industries’ federation

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

JAMMU: The Federation of Industries on Thursday claimed the the micro and small-scale sector in Jammu and Kashmir is on the verge of closure due to due to the lack of fiscal incentives on a par with the pre-GST regime in the state.

Adviser takes stock of Kargil development

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

SRINAGAR: Adviser to Governor K Vijay Kumar on Thursday took stock of the developmental and security scenario in Kargil district.

Jammu locals allege bias in allotment of rehris

Jammu locals allege bias in allotment of rehris

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

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Thousands attend martyr’s funeral

19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

REASI: Thousands of mourners joined the last rites of Constable Kamal Kishore on Thursday who attained martyrdom during an encounter in the Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar on Wednesday.

Kashmir, Jammu get new health directors

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19 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

SRINAGAR: The state government on Thursday posted Dr Kunzes Dolma as the new director, Health Services, Kashmir (HSK), while Dr Sameer Mattoo has been posted as the Director, Health Services, Jammu (HSJ).

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