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The defunct case of City fountains

The fountains supposed to add beauty to summer capital are now lying defunct for months.The fountains at prominent squares in the city including Rainawar, Khanayar, Munawarabad, Barbar Shah, Karanagar, Zaldagar, and Fateh Kadal are accumulating dust and remain dysfunctional as Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has failed to restore its functioning since last summers.SMC has spent more than 15 million on the project for
installation of eight fountains only to make it defunct after a few years. The SMC had earlier claimed to fix the old fountains along with
the installation of new ones. The situation on the ground reveals a different
The fountains supposed to add beauty to summer capital are now lying defunct for months. he fountains at prominent squares in the city including Rainawar, Khanayar, Munawarabad, Barbar Shah, Karanagar, Zaldagar, and Fateh Kadal are accumulating dust and remain dysfunctional as Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has failed to restore its functioning since last summers.SMC has spent more than 15 million on the project .

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Lok Sabha polls phase I: Baramulla records 34.61% turnout

In the first phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, 72.16 per cent of polling took place for the Jammu parliamentary constituency while over 35 per cent polling was witnessed for the Baramulla parliamentary constituency. The impact of their boycott call was still felt in their bastions in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district including Palhallan, Sopore and Baramulla towns, where majority of the people didn’t turn to polling booths.In Bandipora queues of voters were seen waiting to cast their votes outside the polling booths.

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Highest number of MCC violations from JK

The highest number of violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has been reported from Jammu and Kashmir since the code came into effect last month in view of the Lok Sabha elections.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) implemented MCC on March 11, when dates for the elections were announced. Till now 112 cases of violation of the Code across India have come before the commission.

In J&K, which recorded the highest number of such cases, the violations majorly included government employees participating in election rallies, transfers in administration, and cash-for-votes, wherein people were paid to cast their votes in favour of a particular candidate.Most of these violations have been reported from Jammu where ECI noted 19 cases while the rest were reported from Kashmir.

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