Assembly elections: Polling underway in Telangana, Rajasthan

Voting for the 119-seat Telangana Assembly and 199-member Rajasthan Assembly began on Friday morning.  In Telangana, Polling began at 7 AM and will conclude at 5 PM. Nearly 2.8 crore electors including 4.6 lakh differently-abled voters are exercising their franchise at 32 thousand 815 polling stations across the state.  A total of 1821 candidates including
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In Jammu & Kashmir, two terrorists including top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Naveed Jutt have been killed in a gunfight with joint security forces in Chattergam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district this morning. Police, in its chargesheet, had named Naveed Jutt as one among three accused persons in the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari . Three
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In Jammu & Kashmir, three terrorists were killed and an army soldier was martyred in twin encounters in kulgam and Pulwama districts in south Kashmir that broke out after launch of cordon and search operations in wee hours today. Two personnel of paramilitary forces also sustained injuries in kulgam operation. Security sources said in Redwani
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Benchmark domestic stocks on Monday closed with gains amid positive global share markets. The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange bounced back 373 points, or 1.1 per cent to regain 35,000 mark to end at 35,354. The Nifty at National Stock Exchange also surged 102 points, or 0.97 per cent, to 10,629. The Hindu

In Jammu & Kashmir, polling for the 4th phase of Panchayat Elections began at 8 this morning. It will conclude at 2 p.m. Over 5400 candidates are in the fray for 339 Sarpanch and 1749 Panch seats. Ninety-nine Sarpanchs and 969 Panchs have been elected unopposed in this Phase.  In the areas going to polls in
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Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik dissolved the State Assembly last evening after rival alliances staked claim to form the government.  Former Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti staked claim saying that her party, which has 29 MLAs, has the backing of 15 lawmakers of National Conference and 12 of Congress.  Shortly after Ms
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Polling is progressing peacefully in 72 constituencies of Chhattisgarh for the second and last phase of assembly elections. around 20 per cent of votes were cast till 10.30 a.m. Voters, especially women and youth, can be seen in large numbers in front of polling booths to exercise their franchise. More than 19 thousand three hundred
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Voting for the second phase of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir is being held today.  Forty blocks – 17 in Jammu region, 12 in Kashmir and 11 in Ladakh region – are going to polls in this phase. Polling started at 8 this morning and it will conclude at 2 PM. Counting of votes
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In Jammu and Kashmir, two local terrorists were killed in a security operation in Shopian district this morning.  Security sources said that counter militant operation was launched on the basis of specific input about presence of terrorists in the Rebben area of Shopian district.  Two local terrorists believed to be Al- Badr cadres were killed
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a BJP election rally in Ambikapur ahead of the second phase of assembly elections in Chhattisgarh scheduled for November 20.  Prime minister Narendra Modi said that the tribal people of Bastar region of Chhattisgarh have defeated undemocratic elements by casting their votes in large numbers in first phase of assembly
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