Assembly Elections

High security in Kashmir, Jharkhand

Polling officers inspect Electronic Voting Machines before they leave for their respective polling stations on the eve of Assambly elections in Doda on Monday.  

Amid tight security, the first phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand State began at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Over a million registered voters will decide the fate of 123 candidates across fifteen constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir while thirteen constituencies go to polls in the tribal dominated Jharkhand.


>Jharkhand Assembly polls: Alert against Maoist threat

Altogether, 199 candidates are in the fray and 35,425 security personnel have been deployed at 3,900 polling booths in the constituencies.

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>We will have smooth and fair elections in J&K: IG

Thousands of armed personnel from the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force have been deployed to ensure incident-free elections in the 15 constituencies that go to polls.

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>Candidate from Asur wants to do his bit for his tribe

Vimal, 29, has managed to save Rs. 40,000 by selling off a piece of his agricultural land to contest the poll.

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>Sonia slams BJP, promises development in Jharkhand

Ms. Gandhi promised to set things right and bring development if voted to power.

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>Will fulfil Vajpayee’s dream: Modi

India and Pakistan are among the five countries that are vying to host a new SAARC centre that would be created by merging four regional centres.

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>Contradicting stand on Article 370 will sink BJP’s boat in J&K: Omar Abdullah

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi skirting any statement on Article 370, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said BJP is shying away from committing on this contentious issue and is instead keeping its “feet in two boats” in Jammu and Kashmir which normally ends up “sinking”.

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>A moment of possibility in Jammu and Kashmir

Peaceful elections in Jammu and Kashmir are necessary for the resolution process, but only a part of it. The presence of justice, and a greater push to bring into the mainstream those who have been alienated, must be the next step.

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>Changing the script

Held over the wreckage of the devastating floods that submerged the valley around two months ago, the elections, since their announcement, drowned the flood relief and rehabilitation efforts, and now Jammu and Kashmir is overflowing with political rallies and banners, slogans and political songs and the possibilities that the election results could throw up.

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>"Hope Delhi will take Vajpayee line on Kashmir"

Mehbooba Mufti speaks to The Hindu on the dangers of the BJP’s divisive campaign and the need for any party in Jammu and Kashmir to work with New Delhi for a resolution in the State.

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