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EC orders violated with impunity, voters click photos inside polling booths

EC orders violated with impunity, voters click photos inside polling booths

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana The orders of Election commission (EC) prohibiting mobile phones inside polling stations and booths were violated with impunity  as several persons including polling agents of political parties clicked photographs inside polling booths. The voters clicked the photographs while making use of their franchise and later posted it on social media. The

No impact of Fani cyclone in Punjab

EC lifts poll code in Odisha ahead of cyclone Fani

The Election Commission has approved the lifting of model code of conduct in 11 districts in Odisha to facilitate speedy relief and rescue operation in view of cyclonic storm Fani, a poll official said on Wednesday.This will expedite the precautionary measures afoot in Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur,

Representatives of Political Parties/Prospective candidates sensitized about election process

Representatives of Political Parties/Prospective candidates sensitized about election process

Ludhiana April 16 The representatives of political parties and prospective candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections were today sensitized about the various aspects of election process. A meeting in this regard was held at Bachat Bhawan, here, which was chaired by District Election Officer Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal. During the meeting, the representatives

Voter awareness van flagged off by district election officer: Ludhiana

Voter awareness van flagged off by district election officer: Ludhiana

Ludhiana April 16 Aiming to sensitize the residents about the importance of the right to vote and motivate them to actively participate in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, a Voter Awareness Van was flagged off by District Election Officer Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal from District Administrative Complex, here today. This van has been deputed in

EC's special arrangements for differently abled voters

EC’s special arrangements for differently abled voters

The Election Commission (EC) will take adequate steps to help physically challenged voters, including visually-impaired ones, exercise their franchise, a top official said here on Sunday. “Following the Election Commission’s directives, adequate steps would be taken to facilitate physically challenged voters including visually-impaired electorates to exercise their franchise,” Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti said.He

Dope test to be mandatory for candidature in rural election

Dope test to be mandatory for candidature in rural election

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Perhaps the Punjab will be the first state, where in the forthcoming Panchayat elections; the candidate may have to submit his or her nomination papers along with dope test report. The Punjab Government is going to introduce this rule, shortly. Talking to Daily Post, the rural development Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa told

Shahkot Bye-Poll result: Captain hails Congress victory

Shahkot Bye Poll: With meticulous campaign Cong succeeded in changing scenario

By winning the Shahkot bye-poll with a margin of 38,802 votes, the ruling Congress party on Thursday sealed the lips of its critics, at least for now. For the Congress, the Shahkot journey had started on a negative note. The party candidate Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia got booked in an illegal sand mining case and the police

Minister Channi under radar of Congress for raising SC issue during bye-poll

Minister Channi under radar of Congress for raising SC issue during bye-poll

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Technical Education Minister has come under the radar of Congress for raising issue of appointment of Advocate General and Assistant Advocate Generals. Channi has condemned the Punjab Government for ignoring SC candidates. The Congressmen smell it conspiracy of anti-Congress lobby, who want to damage party’s interest during Shahkot bye-poll. The State Congress Chief

Former Minister Brij Bhupinder Lally held for taking arms inside polling booth

Former Minister Brij Bhupinder Lally held for taking arms inside polling booth

Shahkot(Puneet Pal Singh) – Former Home Minister of Punjab Brij Bhupinder Singh Lally (67), who has recently made a switch from Congress to Shiromani Akali Dal was arrested by police for taking arms inside a polling booth. Lally had reached booth number 90 and 91 to check the polling procedure. On the objection of some people,

Shahkot by-polls: 76.60 pc voter turnout seals the fate of 12 candidates

Shahkot by-polls: 76.60 pc voter turnout seals the fate of 12 candidates

Shahkot(Puneet Pal Singh) – High enthusiasm was seen as voters resisting the scorching heat wave made through to the polling stations as 76.60 percent polling turnout has been recorded in Shahkot by-election and result will be announced on May 31. The polling held between 7 am to 6 pm, yet the election was a necessity after

DC orders FIR against 18 officials for dereliction of poll duty

DC orders FIR against 18 officials for dereliction of poll duty

Jalandhar(Puneet Pal Singh) – Taking cognisance of the dereliction of election duty by officials who deliberately skipped poll duty today, the Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder  Kumar Sharma today ordered FIR against 18 such Officers.Divulging the Deputy Commissioner said that these officials were assigned poll duty but they deliberately skipped the duty and didn’t join the polling

Election Commission will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous polls in 2019

Election Commission will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous polls in 2019

NEW DELHI: If simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies are held in 2019, the Election Commission (EC) will require nearly 24 lakh EVMs, double the number required to hold only the Parliamentary polls. During their discussion with the Law Commission on May 16 on the issue of holding simultaneous polls, the EC officials

Shahkot polling takes place today amid tight security

Shahkot polling takes place today amid tight security

Chandigarh/Shahkot – The polling to Shahkot bye-poll, for which the three major political parties-Congress, Akali Dal and AAP have went all out, will take place on Monday. The Shahkot bye-poll was necessitated following the demise of Akali MLA Ajit Singh Kohar in February this year. The ruling party Congress has fielded Hardev Singh Laddi while

Shahkot: Sukhbir to EC to take emergency steps to stop distribution of liquor

Shahkot: Sukhbir to EC to take emergency steps to stop distribution of liquor

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday asked the Election Commission to take emergent steps to stop large scale distribution of illegal liquor by the Congress party in Shahkot and stop Congress goons from intimidating voters to ensure a free and fair by-poll. In a statement here, the SAD president

Now all 365 days engagements for Election Commission in a year

Now all 365 days engagements for Election Commission in a year

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): There was a time when the Election Commission only had work near the election, but now the time has changed, the Election Commission is busy for all 365 days in a year. Even the Commission has made its full year engagement calendar, which can be seen on the wall of offices of Commission

All eyes are on Cabinet meeting after Shahkot bye-poll

All eyes are on Cabinet meeting after Shahkot bye-poll

All eyes are on Cabinet meeting after Shahkot bye-poll Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga):  Thousands of protesting employees are waiting completion of Shahkot bye-poll as the Government has assured them with positive reply after the poll. A Cabinet meeting is likely to hold on May 30, in which the issue of employees may be discussed. While the Congress workers are

Shahkot to witness a tough fight between Congress, SAD

Shahkot to witness a tough fight between Congress, SAD

Shahkot – Shahkot is all set to witness a tough fight between the ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Both the parties are eyeing to win the bye-election and build a momentum for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in their own favour. Shiromani Akali Dal aims to halt the winning chariot of the Congress

Shahkot Bye-poll: Malik asks BJP supporters to ensure SAD's victory

Shahkot Bye-poll: Malik asks BJP supporters to ensure SAD’s victory

Jalandhar – Punjab unit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief and Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik on Wednesday, while addressing a public meeting at Shahkot, aske the party workers to start campaigning vigorously in favour of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Naib Singh Kohar. “Former SAD Minister Ajit Singh Kohar did tremendous works in this constituency.

Rebel Congress MLAs to meet after bye-poll for final war

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The spark of rebellion has started to burn inside the Congress Government of Punjab. Highly placed sources in the party, told that immediately after the Shahkot bye-poll onward May 29 , the rebel Congress MLAs will meet Party President Rahul Gandhi, in Delhi to put their single point demand. Annoyed with ignoring seniority, now their

Punjab govt describe EVMs in rural polls impractical

Punjab govt describe EVMs in rural polls impractical

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has described the use of EVMs in rural body election as impractical instead of ballot papers. Talking to reporters, the minister for Rural Development and Panchayat, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that 10 members or above are to be elected in each and every Panchayat and if five candidates file