Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicDDC polls

Topic: DDC polls

PDP youth leader Waheed Para, arrested under UAPA, wins J&K DDC poll from Pulwama

Waheed Para defeated his nearest rival of the BJP by over 1,000 votes in Tahab (Pulwama I). His party chief Mehbooba Mufti hails the victory.

2 women from PoK contested J&K DDC polls, counting hasn’t yet begun on their seats

Somiya Sadaf and Shazia Alam were settled in J&K with their ex-militant husbands as part of Omar Abdullah govt’s rehabilitation policy in 2010.

Early trends show Gupkar alliance ahead of BJP in J&K DDC polls

There are 280 DDC seats for which voting was held over eight phases in the Jammu and Kashmir, the first mass election after scrapping of Article 370 last year.

8th phase of district development polls in J&K begins amid freezing weather

Against the 13 District Development Council constituencies of Kashmir division going to polls, there are 83 candidates in fray, including 31 women.

Farooq Abdullah seeks repolling in Garoora-Bandipora, alleges booth capturing in DDC polls

In a letter to State EC KK Sharma, Abdullah claimed that real voters of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration candidates were disallowed to vote at a number of places.

Mao’s ‘connection’ with Punjab farmers, and why India’s economy needs Santa Claus

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Fourth phase of district council polls underway in Jammu and Kashmir

Polling is taking place for 34 seats. A total of 138 candidates from Kashmir division and 111 candidates from Jammu are contesting in the fourth of the eight-phase DDC polls.

How Gupkar alliance cracks have surfaced in small Baramulla hamlet in J&K DDC polls

Candidates in all-women Wagoora constituency include PDP women’s wing chief, homemaker representing Gupkar alliance, ex-minister’s wife and a Kashmiri Pandit.

J&K district council polls candidate shot at in Anantnag, condition stable

The incident took place as polling was on for the third phase of the DDC elections in the Union Territory Friday. The voter turnout was 25.58% till 11 am.

321 candidates in the fray in second phase of J&K District Development Council polls

According to the state election commissioner, the second phase has about 7.90 lakh eligible voters across 2,142 polling booths — 1,305 in Kashmir and 837 in Jammu.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.