Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicDDC polls

Topic: DDC polls

Taken note of DDC polls, resumption of 4G internet services in J&K, says EU spokesperson

The EU spokesperson's comments came a day after top diplomats from the 27-member bloc returned from Jammu and Kashmir after a two-day visit.

NC leader Hilal Lone arrested under UAPA for ‘hate speech’ in 2020, police say

National Conference leader Hilal Lone was arrested Monday in a case related to a speech he delivered while campaigning in the DDC polls in Hajin, a senior police official said.

Gupkar Alliance faces setback in DDC polls, NC bastion Srinagar breached by Apni Party

Apni Party bags the chairperson and vice-chairperson in Srinagar and Shopian, despite winning just 12 seats across Kashmir in last year's DDC polls.

DDC polls are proof J&K is ready to move on. Army needs to prepare exit plan

Countering militant propaganda means restarting 4G in the Valley. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have shown they want to move forward.

J&K voted for development, Article 370 is a false narrative — Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari

Apni Party claims it will have at least six DDC chairpersons, setting it up as a formidable political contender to the Gupkar Alliance which won the most seats.

DDC polls have written new chapter in Jammu and Kashmir, says PM Modi

Launching a scheme to extend benefits of Ayushman Bharat to J&K, Modi said those who were in power for decades made the mistake of ignoring its development but his government has rectified this.

Lahore graduate, 45-yr-old mother of 3 — 2 PoK candidates waiting for counting in DDC poll seats

Somiya Sadaf and Shazia Aslam, both from Muzaffarabad, had fought the first DDC polls in J&K. Both of them said they have voted multiple times and their names figure in the voter list.

Air pollution’s death march in India, and Priyanka Gandhi’s political life cycle

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Engineer, political science postgraduate, law student — BJP’s three new faces in Kashmir

The BJP managed to score three victories in the maiden DDC elections in the Kashmir region. Its other 72 wins came from Jammu.

This 71-yr-old leader is reason no one’s surprised by Left’s good show in Kashmir DDC polls

CPI(M) fielded eight candidates in the Jammu & Kashmir DDC polls. While it lost the two seats it contested in Jammu, it won five of six in Kashmir.

On Camera

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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