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Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls to be held on November 9

Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls to be held on November 9

The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday announced election schedule for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh election. While polling will be held on 9 November, counting of votes will be on 18 December. With the announcement of the schedule, the model code of conduct will get implemented in both the states and will be effective till the

Art-370 bridge between JK, Union of India: Zulfkar

Terming Article 370 as bridge between J&K and Union of India, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs & Information Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said that there is need to further strengthen this bridge. Speaking during release of book ‘Commentary on J&K Constitution’ in Urdu compiled by Advocate S. Sundar Lehar and published by Jay Kay

J&K: Cordon And Search Operation Launched in Baramulla’s Kralhal

Government forces on Thursday launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. An official said that a joint team of army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched the operation following inputs about the presence of militants in Kralhar village – two kilometers from Baramulla town. He said two militants

J&K’s dependence on import of foodgrains increased by 76 percent in last 10 years

Jammu and Kashmir has failed to improve agriculture productivity and hence, dependence on import of food grains has registered a regular increasing trend, rising from 503 thousand metric Tonnes to 887.6 thousand metric Tonnes, showing an increase of 384.6 thousand metric Tonnes i.e about 76 percent during last 10 years. Sources said that local production

Venom of casteism destroying villages: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today deplored “destruction” of villages due to “venom of casteism” and said efforts should be made to help them rise above it so that they become inclusive and cohesive entities. He also said there is a need to create development schemes for rural India that are “outcome oriented”. “Our villages are