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J&K District Development Council (DDC)

J-K Government, Unrelated Bureaucracy Pushing Kashmiri Muslims Towards Alienation: NC

Apr 10, 2021 Naseer Ganai

With both Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in covid quarantine, the National Conference women wing chief issued hard hitting statement against the present Jammu and Kashmir government

Omar Abdullah Sees No Elections In Jammu And Kashmir In 2021 And Beyond

Mar 18, 2021 Naseer Ganai

Says don’t use DDCs for photo ops before foreign ambassadors.


Leaders In Kashmir Accuse ‘Bureaucracy’ Of Subverting DDC, Council Members Threaten To Tender Mass Resignation

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday amended its warrant of precedence, placing District Development Council (DDC) chairpersons equivalent to administrative secretaries.

J-K: DDC Members Claim Government Is Trying To Curb Their Powers, Stage Protests

Mar 09, 2021 Naseer Ganai

The protests come amid the Jammu and Kashmir administration issuing a warrant of precedence, in which it has defined the rank and renumeration of each DDC member


Detained At A Government Hut, DDC Member Seeks Release

Detention part of plan to keep Gupkar candidates away from chairman’s post: Omar Abdullah

31 December, 2020

Article 370 Will Have To Be Restored, Nothing Is Irreversible: Mehbooba Mufti

Naseer Ganai

'Our aim was to deny BJP and its stooges any democratic space to further disempower our people,' Mehbooba Mufti says


31 December, 2020

Kashmir DDC Elections: Hype Vs Reality

Vappala Balachandran

Were we vainglorious on the ‘peaceful’ holding of the Kashmir District Development Council Elections, which are not even statutory bodies created by legislature?


26 December, 2020

Govt Forcing DDC Members To Join BJP’s B-Team Apni Party: Omar Abdullah

Naseer Ganai

Even PM says DDC polls are a win for democracy, so why not accept the verdict, asks Omar.


26 December, 2020

Those Not Conducting Local Polls In Puducherry, Teaching Me Democracy: PM Modi

PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauded the residents in Jammu and Kashmir for participating in the district development council polls


25 December, 2020

J-K Govt Cites Post-Poll Situation, Infiltration Attempts To Continue With 2G Internet

Naseer Ganai

A fresh order says internet connectivity curbs have acted as an impediment to infiltration attempts into J-K.


23 December, 2020

BJP Will Continue To Work Towards Development Of J-K: Amit Shah

PTI

Modi government is doing everything to restore grassroots democracy in Jammu and Kashmir, the Home Minister tweeted after the DDC poll results


23 December, 2020

Had We Lost The DDC Polls, BJP Would Have Called Us Anti-National, Pro-Pakistan: Omar

Naseer Ganai

If we hadn’t fought as part of Gupkar Alliance, NC would have managed more seats, says former J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah


23 December, 2020

DDC Elections Proved J-K People Rejected Abrogation Of Article 370: Mehbooba

PTI

Mehbooba Mufti said the PAGD emerged as a winner despite all the obstacles.


22 December, 2020

Forget BJP’s Three Seats, CPI (M) Won Five Seats In DDC Polls In South Kashmir

Naseer Ganai

Part of Gupkar Alliance, the CPI(M) says the victory has roots in the Kisan movement of yesteryears


22 December, 2020

If BJP’s Three Seats In Kashmir Is A Win, Then Ours Is Landslide And Tsunami: Omar Abdullah

Naseer Ganai

The DDC polls results are a resounding endorsement of Gupkar Alliance's stand, says former J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah


22 December, 2020

Two Sikh Candidates Win In Kashmir’s DDC Polls For The First Time

Naseer Ganai

‘This win is a tribute to the age-old brotherhood existing between different religious communities in Kashmir, says Dr Harbakash Singh of PDP.


22 December, 2020

J-K District Polls: Respect People's Verdict and Reinstate Special Status, Says Omar Abdullah

PTI

The results and trends are an 'important milestone' for the People's Alliance on Gupkar Declaration and should be an eye-opener for BJP, says the former CM


22 December, 2020

Detained PDP Youth Leader Wins Election From Pulwama, Mehbooba Hopes For Justice

Naseer Ganai

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti says Parra’s win entails trust people repose in her party despite being hounded by the ruling BJP with false cases.


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President Joe Biden meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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President Joe Biden meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Joe Biden meets in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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