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Four held in Kerala for honey trapping NRI bizman        Minor girl sexually assaulted for over 2 yrs in Kerala, two        De Kock leads SA to nine-wicket win, Kohli’s move backfires        Over three-fourths of J&K population supported Art 370 abrogation: Rajnath Singh        PM Modi meets Kashmiri Pandits in Houston, assures them of New Kashmir        Miley Cyrus, Kaitlynn Carter split after month of dating        Sean Bean thinks Richard Madden would be perfect as next Bond        Had to get my game together for 'Turram Khan': Nushrat Bharucha        Andy Murray says 'naive' to think he will return to top        Try best not to let criticism get to me: Shraddha Kapoor        Ker HC strikes down college hostel rule prohibiting mobile use        Govt accepts resignation of Madras HC Chief Justice V K Tahilramani        Babri Masjid demolition case: Special CBI court issues summons to Kalyan Singh        We are committed to meet India's energy security needs: Saudi Arabia        Experience more relevant than what you learnt 35-40 years ago: Das on his history background        Petrol price jumps Rs 1.59/ltr, diesel Rs 1.31/ltr after Saudi attacks        Typhoon heads to northeast Japan after some damage in south        US likely to escalate trade war with China if no deal is agreed soon: Trump's advisor        EU's Juncker says not too late for Brexit deal        Apna Time Aayega, says team `Gully Boy'        
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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.


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KERALA NEWS
Four held in Kerala for honey trapping NRI bizman
 Kochi: Four people including a woman were arrested for allegedly honey trapping a Gulf-based NRI bus
Minor girl sexually assaulted for over 2 yrs in Kerala, two
Ker HC strikes down college hostel rule prohibiting mobile use
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