Internal Security

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  :

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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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Mizoram doesn’t need NRC: Lal Thanhawla

Any anti-Mizo party would want to capitalise on the Bru issue; vested interests at work in Tripura camps, says Congress CM Mizoram’s Congress Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla asserted that the State did not need an Assam-like National Register of Citizens, rebuffing calls from among a section of Mizos who view …

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NSCN-K faction open to Naga peace talks

Khango Konyak group in India on expulsion from Myanmar A breakaway group of the outlawed National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) on Monday said that the outfit was keen on pursuing the Naga peace process that it had abandoned three years ago. The group led by Khango Konyak, an Indian …

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