SRINAGAR PC

FEWER TURN OUT FOR SRINAGAR LS SEAT VOTING

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: For the Srinagar parliamentary seat less Voter turnout with only 15 percent of the electorate exercised their franchise, according to poll officials. A group of displaced Kashmiri migrants held a protest in Jammu after some of the members found their names missing in the voters’ list at a special polling station established for them.

Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency recorded 64.78 per cent polling, with Udhampur district registering the highest of 72.2 per cent till 5pm, poll officials said. In Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, the highest 21 percent polling was recorded in Shia-dominated Budgam district till 5pm, officials said. Polling time concludes at 6 pm.
In the 2014 election, Srinagar witnessed the lowest voter turnout in the country at 25.86 percent.

PRIYANKA

PRIYANKA CHATURVEDI QUITS CONGRESS

ANM News Desk: Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has reportedly quit the party. Speculations started when she removed the words ‘National Spokesperson, AICC’ from her Twitter bio. Priyanka had earlier slammed Congress for reinstating ‘goons’ adding that they get preference in the party.

There has also been speculations in twitter claiming that Priyanka has exited Whatsapp groups of the party with a ‘thank you’ message.

LOC TRADE

MHA ORDERS SUSPENSION OF LOC TRADE

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The Ministry of Home affairs has issued orders to suspend LoC trade in Jammu & Kashmir with effect from 19 April. The action has been taken as the Government has been receiving reports of cross LoC trade routes being misused by Pakistan based elements for funneling illegal weapons, narcotics & fake currency etc.

BSP BJP

YOUTH CHOPS OFF FINGER AFTER CONFUSING ‘BJP’ AND ‘BSP’

ANM News Desk: Bizarre incidents by ardent followers of political parties knows no bounds. A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supporter chopped off his finger after ‘mistakenly’ voting for BJP.

The The 25-year-old BSP supporter Pawan Kumar stated that he ‘repented’ the act after casting his vote in the second phase of elections in Bulandshahr. Upset and greatly regretting his ‘mistake’, the youth chopped off his finger. He was admitted to a hospital and was discharged after proper treatment.

MODI BIOPIC

EC TO SUBMIT DECISION ON PM MODI’S BIOPIC BAN

ANM News Desk: The Election Commission will on Friday submit its decision to the Supreme Court on how long the ban PM Narendra Modi’s biopic will continue. The EC, on the apex court’s directions, had watched the film on Wednesday.  A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna had stated that it will consider the EC report and hear the matter.

The Prime Minister’s biopic, starring Vivek Oberoi has been the most-talked about movie in this election season. Directed by Omung Kumar, it tells the story of Modi’s rise to power from being a mere tea-seller.

MODI

PM MODI TO ADDRESS TRADERS’ CONVENTION IN DELHI

ANM News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a convention of traders at Talkatora stadium in New Delhi on Friday. The convention has been organised by traders supporting the BJP to express gratitude for various measures promised in the party manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls like accident insurance of 10 lakh rupees, pension after 60 years, traders credit card, simplification of GST and also exemption from income tax up to 5 lakh rupees.

BIG LION

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER BONES OF NEW CARNIVOROUS SPECIES

ANM News Desk: Scientists have discovered mysterious fossils of a carnivore in Africa. The species with with enormous fangs dates to nearly 22 million years ago and is being considered as one of the largest meat eating mammal. Researchers have named it as ‘Simbakubwa Kutokaafrika’, which translates to ‘Big Lion’. Scientists unearthed the lower jaw, teeth and other bones of the carnivore. The Kenyan creature was gigantic and could easily prey on elephant-sized herbivores of that time with its canines as big as that of ‘bananas’.

SRINAGAR POLL

SRINAGAR RECORDS LOW VOTING PERCENTAGE

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Srinagar has recorded A low percentage of voting till now. Over six per cent votes were polled till 9 am in Udhampur and Srinagar parliamentary seats of Jammu and Kashmir.

While the Udhampur seat recorded 8.6 per cent polling, the Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary seat recorded 1.23 per cent polling.

KASHMIR CLASH_ENG

CLASHES BREAK AMID POLLS IN SRINAGAR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Clashes have broken out in Nasarullah Pora, Budgam. Government forces used tear-smoke shells to disperse protesters amid poll process. Stone-pelting incidents have also been reported from different parts of Budgam as well as in Pamposh Colony and Kreshabal Eidgah in Srinagar.

DUBEY CHOPRA_ENG

ECI OBSERVER DUBEY IN KOLKATA AS BULLETS AND BOMB FLY IN CHOPRA

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor-in-Chief:  Even as rival political parties clashed over bullets and bombs, special police observer appointed by Election Commission of India Vivek Dubey left by morning flight from Siliguri to reach politically cooler climate in Kolkata.  Dubey had gone to Siliguri for the second phase of polls in politically sensitive constituencies of Darjeeling, Raigung and Jalpaiguri but decided to return to Kolkata on the day of the poll. Trinamool Congress and even a section of the Opposition parties alleged that Dubey’s role is suspect. BJP claimed that police observer for Darjeeling was holed up Siliguri till well past noon and left for Chopra much later after series of bombing and firing and clashes had already taken place. Police and district administration officials well versed with election process claimed that neither police Observer nor Dubey has any understanding or experience of conducting elections. Dubey did not even bother to check or clarify the sensitive booths in Chopra nor did he monitor the deployment of central forces in highly sensitive and sensitive areas, claimed senior leaders of BJP and Congress. Incidentally this is the second time in two phases that Dubey has completely failed to discharge his duties.