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Seventh phase of panchayat polls on

The seventh phase of panchayat elections is currently underway in eight blocks of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

india Updated: May 08, 2011 13:34 IST

The seventh phase of Panchayat elections is currently underway in eight blocks of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

In the Kashmir Valley, votes are being cast in Kralpora block in Kupwara district and Kunzer block in Baramulla district of north Kashmir.

In south Kashmir, polling is being held in Shangus block of Anantnag district, while Narbal block in central Kashmir's Budgam district has also gone to the polls today.

The elections are also underway in four blocks in Jammu division, the officials said. The first leg of the 16-phase panchayat polls was held in eight blocks of the state on April 13. The elections for the eighth phase will be held on May 12, ninth phase on May 16 and tenth phase on May 21.

The last six phases will be held on May 25, May 29, June 2, June 6, June 11 and June 16. Panchayat elections are being held in the state after a gap of ten years.