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PM hails Election Commission

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the Election Commission for playing a key role “in our democracy”. “We greet the Election Commission and salute their important role in our democracy,” he said in a message to mark the National Voters Day. “Elections are celebrations of democracy. They communicate the will of the people,

Tota Singh inaugurates new court room of NRI Commission

CHANDIGARH: State NRI Affairs Minister Jathedar Tota Singh inaugurated the new court room of the NRI Commission at Block-A, Punjab Civil Secretariat-2, Sector 9, Chandigarh on Tuesday. Jathedar Tota Singh said that the state government is committed to its resolve to solve all the issue pertaining to Non Resident Indians (NRIs) in stipulated time-frame. He

Scrap Right to Service Commission: Channi

Chandigarh: The Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday demanded that Right to Service Commission should be scrapped immediately as it is a huge burden on the public exchequer. The cash strapped Badal government recently appointed seven more Commissioners with already five in place. Even to add more these new appointments didn’t

Notice of motion issued to information commission

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued notice of motion to the State Information Commission, Punjab. The complainant sought information under RTI Act from the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) in a petition filed by the PCA. The court also stayed the order passed by the Commission on July 20. The court was hearing

Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC’s Athletes’ Commission

Hyderabad: In a rare honour for an Indiansportsperson, star shuttler Saina Nehwal has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission.Saina has received a letter to the effect from the IOC President Thomas Bach last night. “Following your candidature for the elections of the IOC Athletes’ Commission during the Olympic

National Commission gave relief to Sky Rock City Welfare Society

Mohali: National consumer disputes redressal Commission gave relief to Sky Rock City welfare society in two different judgments. Commission while giving judgment in two different cases said that NO refund related complaint can be lodged to police or GMADA within three years of filing refund application. Providing more information in this concern advocate Hiten Nehra

Amarinder takes part in veterans’ march on 7th Pay Commission

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday participated in a veterans’ protest march supporting the stand taken by the three armed forces chiefs against the “bias against the defence services” in the Seventh Pay Commission and submitted a memorandum to Governor V P Singh Badnore on the issue. The march was led by Lt

Sehrawat failed to provide evidences before Punjab Women Commission: AAP

CHANDIGARH:  Alleging that AAP MLA Devender Sehrawat was playing in the hands of opposition parties to defame women of Punjab, head of the Women Wing of the party, Prof Baljinder Kaur today demanded that Punjab Women Commission should take action against Sehrawat as the latter has failed to present any evidences to prove allegations against AAP

Haryana to bar candidates carrying phones to exam centres

Chandigarh: To curb unfair means in examinations, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) decided that any candidate found possessing mobile phone or any other aiding material in the examination room will be debarred from future examinations, a commission spokesman said on Sunday. “Candidates for written examinations have been warned not to carry any mobile phone

Isinbayeva pledges to defend athletes’ rights as IOC commission member

Rio de Janeiro: Russia’s Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has pledged to defend athletes’ rights in her capacity as member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission. “I would like to thank Alexander Zhukov (Russian Olympic Committee President) and his staff who helped me with my campaign. Naturally, I will work for the

Office of Profit petition: EC reserves order

New Delhi: The Election Commission reserved its order on whether to make the Congress, the BJP and the Delhi government parties to a petition on ‘Office of Profit’ that seeks disqualification of 21 Aam Aadmi Party legislators for holding the post of parliamentary secretaries. At today’s meeting, Prashant Patel, who had petitioned before the Commission

Office of Profit case: EC to decide fate of 21 MLAs

Chandigarh: Election Commission to decide the fate of 21 AAP MLAs Office of Profit case, on Thursday in New Delhi. The clouds hovering on their membership as they have been made CPS. Twenty one MLAs of the party could be potentially disqualified, here EC has to take the call either they find them guilty of

Govt clears first tranche of Rs 920 cr for EC to buy new EVMs

New Delhi: An Election Commission proposal tobuy nearly 14 lakh new EVMs ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls today received a push as the government approved first tranche of nearly Rs 9,200 crore to procure 5.50 lakh new ballot units and 5.45 lakh control units during 2016-17. An EVM consists of a ballot unit

Punjab child rights panel bans junk food in schools

Chandigarh: The Punjab Child Rights Commission has ordered a complete ban on serving junk food in schools in the state, its chief said here on Thursday. The commission has constituted various committees to monitor the ban across the state. Commission chairman Sukesh Kalia said that the ban has been imposed following concerns over deterioration in

Wing Commander Pooja Thakur moves tribunal after denied permanent commission in IAF

New Delhi: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Pooja Thakur on Thursday moved Armed Forces Tribunal after being denied permanent commission in Indian Air Force (IAF). “Armed Forces Tribunal admitted the matter and has sought IAF’s response within four weeks,” Thakur’s lawyer Sudhanshu Pandey told a news agency. Thakur, who joined the Indian Air Force in

190 among Owaisi’s Party forfeit registration in Maharashtra

Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) on Wednesday cancelled the registration of 191 political parties, including the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), a top official said here. State Election Commissioner J.S. Saharia said that the registrations have been cancelled as these parties failed to provide their income details and annual Income Tax Returns

Breaking- EC appoints Gurdas Mann as ‘State Icon’ for Punjab elections

Jalandhar: After the resignation of actor and stand up comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi as State icon, who recently joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission of India has selected Punjabi singer and actor Gurdas Mann. Disclosing this here on Wednesday, an official spokesman said that the main role of Gurdas Mann would be to motivate

Vienna riots: Claim Commission summons riot accused today

Jalandhar: Following the addition of 35 new FIRs against dalits, the Claim Commission Punjab has summoned the accused who were involved in rioting during Vienna Riots 2009 in Chandigarh on Monday. The Claim Commission, Department of Home Affairs and Justice have asked the accused to appear before Claim Commissioner Justice V K Bali on Monday

Selfie with alleged rape survivor in Rajasthan sparks controversy

Jaipur: A selfie clicked by the member of Rajasthan State Commission for Women with a alleged rape survivor triggered the controversy prompting the chairperson of the commission to seek a written explanation. Interestingly, the Chairperson Suman Sharma is also in the selfie along with the member Somya Gurjar. The selfie was clicked by Gurjar on

149 banks officials under CVC scanner for corruption

New Delhi: As many as 149 employees ofvarious banks have come under the scanner of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for their alleged involvement in corruption. Of these, 124 employees, including 13 sweepers, are working with Indian Overseas Bank (IOB). The Commission has sought permission to prosecute these employees from the authority concerned, according to its