Eighth phase of J&K panchayat poll ends peacefully, 77 pc turnout
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 23:50
Srinagar: The eighth phase of panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir ended peacefully on Thursday with nearly 77 per cent turnout in seven blocks to elect 237 sarpanches and 1659 panches.

The poll percentage in Trehgam block of Kupwara district was registered at 82, Rafiabad - 78, B K Pora - 64, Shahabad - 69, Barnoti - 78.59, Akhnoor - 84 and Sunderbani - 77.66 per cent, an official spokesman said.

He said there was no report of any untoward incident from any of the blocks.

Panchayat elections are being held 16 phases in the state after a gap of ten years.


First Published: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 23:50

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