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Mobile phones, tobacco products seized in raid at Kannur Central Jail        Govt will not support idea of bifurcating Malappuram district : Minister        Jaishankar files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha poll        Only one family was spoken about and got all attention, says Modi        New British PM to be announced on July 23 By Aditi Khanna        Iran says ''idiotic'' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy        Australia outclass England by 64 runs on way to semifinals        Windies legend Lara hospitalised due to chest pain, could be discharged soon        Shakib's magnificent 5-wicket haul steers Bangladesh to 62 run win against Afghanistan        Argentina, Uruguay, Peru through to Copa America quarter-finals        US-Iran fears buoy oil prices as focus turns to Trump-Xi talks        Rupee opened flat at 69.58 vs USD in early trade        UK falling behind in race to engage with India, warns UK Parliament inquiry        Australian Islamic State orphans rescued from Syria camp        Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 24        BJP fields Jaishankar for Gujarat RS seat after he formally joins party        There is culture of disrespecting expertise under the BJP: Cong        BSP to contest all future polls on its own: Mayawati        RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya quits 6 months before his term ends        BJD MLA arrested for forcing engineer to do sit-ups        
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National News
J&K polls likely later this year; EC to announce schedule after Amarnath Yatra
 
New Delhi: The Election Commission Tuesday said it will announce the schedule for Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls after the Amarnath Yatra, which begins next month, making it clear that the electoral exercise could be held sometime later this year. In a statement, the poll panel said it has unanimously decided that "holding of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir shall be considered later in this year". Jammu and Kashmir does not have an elected dispensation since the PDP-BJP coalition government fell apart in June 2018. The state was placed under Governor''s Rule, as provided by the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, on June 19, 2018, after the BJP withdrew from its coalition with the PDP.

As mandated by the Constitution, the state was brought under President''s Rule on December 19, 2018. The term of the central rule ends on June 19 which is set to be extended. "The Commission will keep on regularly, and on real time basis, monitoring the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, taking inputs from all necessary quarters and after the conclusion of Amarnath Yatra will announce the election schedule for the conduct of assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir," the statement said. The 46-day-long Amarnath yatra will begin on July 1, the day of Masik Shivratri, and would conclude on August 15, the day of Shravan Purnima.

In April, when representatives of the Jammu and Kashmir government had met the EC here, they had indicated their reluctance of holding polls to the state legislative assembly in the near future in view of the ongoing tourist season and the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra in the Valley, which will begin on July 1. The EC, during the meeting, rejected had the assertion of the officials from Jammu and Kashmir that the situation in the state needs to be assessed before conducting the assembly polls. The Commission was of the view that if the Lok Sabha polls could be held, there should be no issue in holding the elections to the state assembly.

The April meeting between J&K officials and EC top brass had taken place days after the three special observers appointed by the EC submitted their report on the possibility of holding assembly polls in the state after the Lok Sabha polls. When the dates for the Lok Sabha polls were announced on March 10, the poll panel had decided against holding parliamentary and assembly polls simultaneously in the state. It had said that the situation in J&K was not conducive for holding assembly polls. The Lok Sabha polls were held by and large peacefully in the state though the turnout of voters was low.


Jaishankar files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha poll
BJP fields Jaishankar for Gujarat RS seat after he formally joins party
There is culture of disrespecting expertise under the BJP: Cong
BSP to contest all future polls on its own: Mayawati
BJD MLA arrested for forcing engineer to do sit-ups
BSP to contest all future polls on its own: Mayawati
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Make process for new water connections simpler: Kejriwal to DJB
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Indian airlines to avoid Iranian airspace, will re-route flights: DGCA
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Two weeks after cabinet reshuffle, Sidhu yet to take charge of power ministry
Water to be ferried to Chennai by train from Jolarpet, says CM
Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife
Amarinder govt ignoring state's water management: AAP
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TDP likely to split in Rajya Sabha
Modi wishes good health, long life to Rahul Gandhi on his birthday
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
'Kesari' to release in Japan on August 16
 Mumbai: Akshay Kumar on Monday announced his film "Kesari" is slated to be released in Japan on Augu  
Madame Tussauds unveils Priyanka Chopra figure in UK
Saif's 'Jawaani Jaaneman' goes on floors
It's been a tough journey: Arjun Kapoor opens up about battle with obesity
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
New British PM to be announced on July 23 By Aditi Khanna
 London: Britain''s new Prime Minister, either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, will be announced on Jul
Iran says ''idiotic'' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy
UK falling behind in race to engage with India, warns UK Parliament inquiry
Australian Islamic State orphans rescued from Syria camp
KERALA NEWS
Mobile phones, tobacco products seized in raid at Kannur Central Jail
 Kannur: For the second time in a week, a raid was conducted on Kannur Central Jail on Monday night a
Govt will not support idea of bifurcating Malappuram district : Minister
Kerala CPM leader's son booked for rape, cheating
Two workers killed in Kerala as earth caves in
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