Local authorities on Mughal Road in Rajouri undertook snow clearing operation on November 29, as higher reaches of Pir Panjal received fresh snowfall. Heavy machinery such as JCB was used to clear the snow in the region. The Mughal Road connects South Kashmir's Shopian district to Rajouri and Poonch.
Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir region received fresh spell of snowfall and rain which have triggered cold wave conditions in the region. The snowfall led to closure of several roads connecting remote villages in the area. In view of heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of the valley, a 'low danger' avalanche warning was issued for Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Anantnag, Kulgam, Baramulla, and Ganderbal.
State election commissioner K K Sharma on December informed turnout of third phase of DDC election in which 16 constituencies in Kashmir and 17 constituencies in Jammu went to polls. The polling percentage overall in the Union territory in phase 3 was 50.53 per cent which is greater than phase 2 which was 49.per cent.
In a shocking incident during third phase voting in the Jammu and Kashmir District Development Council elections, a candidate was shot in Kokernag area of Anantnag. Anees ul Islam, of the Apni Party, was rushed to a hospital. Doctors later said he suffered a bullet injury and his condition was stable. National Conference leader and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah condemned the incident, praying for the victim's survival, and criticising forces 'inimical' to peace in the region. The Union Territory's first DDC election is being held in 8 phases under a massive security cover. Watch the full video for more.
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People who came from Pakistan as refugees celebrated after casting votes in the third phase of District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir on December 04. They danced to celebrate the occasion with great pomp and show. Pakistan refugees have voted for the first time in over 70 years in local body polls. President of West Pakistan Refugee Action Committee, Labha Ram Gandhi said, "This is first time in 72 years that we're voting in local body polls. We're happy to participate in democratic process." According to J-K Election Commission, 37.17 percent voter turnout was recorded till 11 AM. The last phase of voting for DDC is on December 19 and counting of votes will take place on December 22.
Senior advocate and prominent Sikh leader HS Phoolka on December 04 said that Central Government should rethink if senior lawyers of the country are saying that farm laws are not in the interest of the farmers. "We are thankful to Dushyant Dave who has offered to help farmers legally. Govt should think if senior lawyers of the country are saying that these laws are not in the interest of the farmers, then Govt should think about it without making it an ego issue," said Phoolka.
Farmers continued to protest against new farm laws at Delhi-Haryana border on December 04. They served tea to the fellow protesters and prepared food at Singhu border. 'Langar' was served to protesting farmers at the border area. Medical check-ups were also being done there. "It took seven months for the government to listen to our concerns regarding the laws and to see flaws in it," said a protester. 'Delhi Chalo' protest has entered 9th day today. Thousands of farmers are protesting against new agricultural reforms at Delhi borders and called it 'black laws'. Though, talks with government are on. The next round of talk will be held on December 05.
As the population in the Ganderbal district is increasing, people are facing difficulties in organising family functions in their houses. To overcome this situation, JandK UT government is constructing a multipurpose community centre in Manigam town. The community centre has separate halls, washrooms for men and women, changing rooms and kitchen. The govt is spending around Rs 1.82 crores for this project for the benefit of people. Locals appreciated the step taken by the government.