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Extension of NRC deadline sought

Absence of staff for panchayat polls may hinder filing of claims, say Barak Valley organisations More than 40 organisations of southern Assam’s Barak Valley have demanded an extension of the ongoing claims submission phase of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) in view of the panchayat elections. Less than …

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No change in PRC process, says Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday said the government was not considering any changes to the Act governing the process of issuing Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs). “It is an integral part of the legal structure of Jammu and Kashmir and there is no attempt whatsoever to tamper …

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Kashmir sees 17.3% voting

The turnout in the panchayat polls in Kashmir slid to 17.3% on Saturday, while Jammu recorded a heavy 84.6% polling. “An overall poll percentage of 76.9 was witnessed across the State. A massive 84.6% polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 17.3% in Kashmir division,” Shaleen Kabra, Chief Electoral Officer, …

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Kashmir sees 17.3% voting in panchayat polls

The turnout in the panchayat polls in Kashmir slid to 17.3% on Saturday, while Jammu recorded a heavy 84.6% polling. Anantnag and Kulgam districts, witnesses to widespread militancy and violence, recorded a dismal 7.3% and 4.6% polling, respectively. Source  :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/kashmir-sees-173-voting-in-panchayat-polls/article25646031.ece

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6th phase of panchayat polls in J&K today

The sixth phase of panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held on Saturday.Polling will be held at 3,174 polling stations — 410 in Kashmir division and 2,764 in Jammu division — from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., officials said. According to the State Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra, …

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Vigil tightened along border ahead of Bangladesh polls

With just a month to go before the Bangladesh Parliamentary elections, security has been tightened along the 856-km-long international border in Tripura to prevent anti-national elements from sneaking into Indian territory, a top Border Security Force official said on Friday.The election in the neighbouring country is scheduled to be held …

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4.5 lakh reapply for inclusion in NRC

Pace likely to pick up before deadline ends next month; 175 applications challenging inclusion received About 4.5 lakh of the 40,07,707 people excluded from the draft National Register of Citizens in Assam have reapplied for inclusion in the list. Simultaneously, the authorities have received 175 applications challenging the inclusion of …

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Tribunal to decide on ban on 2 militant groups

The Centre has set up a tribunal, headed by Delhi High Court Judge Justice Suresh Kait to adjudicate whether or not two Tripura-based militant outfits should be declared banned organisations under the law.The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry exercising the powers conferred under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) …

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