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South Kashmir prefers boycott to ballot

72% voters stay away from polls, 28% vote in fringes

Polling official killed in Shopian attack ;Protests, clashes at several places

UMER MAQBOOL/SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 24: At least 70 percent voters stayed away from polling in South Kashmir’s Anantnag parliamentary segment Thursday, despite all-out efforts by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ensure maximum participation of people in the exercise. Addressing a news conference here this More


Tral: Poll staff has idle day as boycott prevails

Many booths record zero polling, Govt admits drop

MUDDASIR ALI / ARIF SHAFI WANI

Tral (Pulwama), Apr 24: An uneasy calm prevailed on the peripheries of this Lok Sabha segment during the early hours of Thursday. A 20-minute drive, deep inside the picturesque town, gave a sense of the public mood towards polling. It was only armed forces manning the empty roads, surrounded by beautiful More


Islamabad: Youth boycott polls as tribute to 2010 victims

Stone-pelting in several areas

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Apr 24: A number of polling booths in this Assembly segment wore a deserted look Thursday, with very few people turning up to vote. There were no queues outside the booths, no politicians visible and no people ‘keen enough’ to vote. The polling staff in Islamabad town had More


Boycott, clashes mar polling in Pulwama, Shopian

ABID BASHIR/MUDASIR YAQOOB

Pulwama/Shopian/Kulgam, Apr 24: On a sunny Thursday morning, dozens of youth had gathered in Samboora area of Pampore, not to cast votes, but to stage protests against elections. “Nobody would vote in this area. At least 150 FIRs have been registered against us since 2008. We reject elections More


Separatists hail people for boycotting polls

Eye-opener for New Delhi: Malik, Official poll data exaggerated: Geelani

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24: Kashmir’s separatist leaders Thursday hailed the people of south Kashmir for “overwhelmingly” boycotting the Lok Sabha elections Thursday. Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik appreciated the election boycott by the people in South Kashmir, saying More


Polls no substitute to Kashmir plebiscite: Pak

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Apr 24: As the voting for Lok Sabha polls in Kashmir began Thursday, Pakistan has said any election in the state is not a substitute for plebiscite."Absolutely not," said Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam here when asked if the election in the state was an alternative More


Mehbooba Mufti thanks people

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti has thanked the people of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts for having come out to vote in spite of heavy odds.In a statement issued here this evening, Mehbooba said the trust reposed by the people in the More


South Kashmir has rejected PDP: NC

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24:  The elections for Anantnag Parliamentary seat has betrayed the enthusiasm of people in south Kashmir to re-elect National Conference (NC) and reject PDP, the NC spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu said in a statement here Thursday."NC-Congress wave has swept south Kashmir and we have More





  • Briefs

Poll official uses CCTV camera to get data card recharged

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad (Anantnag), Apr 24: The installation of CCTV camera at polling stations came in handy for an election official here who used it to get his data card recharged by flashing a hand-written message More




  • National

Sting operation not a legal method of law enforcement: SC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 24: The Supreme Court today said sting operations are not legal method of law enforcement, raising questions on luring a person to entrap him.A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam More




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Thy name is conviction

The point is all about sticking to one's principles

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What I sought was actually seeking me

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  • Letters

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  • Friday Focus

Riba (Usury)

PROF G R MALIK

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  • Business

Minus JKB and HDFC, banks miser at lending in JK

SBI, PNB, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, others have dismal CDR

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 24: Not only the nationalized banks operating in J&K are conservative in lending but performance of most private sector banks in providing loans in the State is even worse. A cursory More



  • Sports

Karim strike gives Real advantage over FC Bayern

Champions League Semis

AFP

Madrid, Apr 24: Real Madrid took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema’s first-half goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg lead over holders Bayern Munich at the Santiago More



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  • Kashmir

Poll agents missing at Tral booths

Election staff clueless, parties evade reply

MUDDASIR ALI

Tral (Pulwama), Apr 24: Amid tense situation in this town of the Anantnag parliamentary constituency polling agents of different political parties who aid the election staff in ensuring transparent voting More



  • Srinagar City

HC seeks details of animal disposal at Achan landfill site

REGISTRAR JUDICIAL TO VERIFY LECHATE TREATMENT

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 24: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to inform the Court about the steps taken for disposal of dead animals at Achan landfill site.  More




  • Jammu

Amarnath yatra to commence from June 28

Jammu, Apr 24: Principal Secretary to Governor R. K. Gupta and Divisional Commissioner Shantmanu discussed various arrangements for the forthcoming Amarnath yatra  which is going to start from June More



  • South Asia

Hamid Mir says he faced threats from both state and non-state actors

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi, Apr 24: Pakistan’s leading news anchor Hamid Mir, who narrowly escaped an assassination attempt recently, today said that he faced threats from both non-state and state actors including the powerful More



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