Wait for NEP will be over after polls

Wait for NEP will be over after polls

The key reform promised by the ruling BJP in its manifesto before the 2014 general elections took 5 years for preparation and now it will be implemented from 2020 to 2040. Though the new National Education Policy (NEP) is ready but the model code of conduct has been implemented so NEP cannot be implemented now. […]

No flex and posters without permission- Electoral officer

No flex and posters without permission- Electoral officer

The Patna district administration has decided to allot fields or grounds to political parties for poll meetings on a first-come, first-served basis. Patna district electoral officer Kumar Ravi has authorized sub-divisional officers to issue no-objection certificate to political parties for election meetings, use of vehicles for electioneering, procession and demonstration. To provide a single window […]

Exemption of University teachers from election duties

Exemption of University teachers from election duties

In the election vibration, for the smooth conduct of ongoing university examination Patna University is likely to request the district administration to exempt the university teachers from election duties. PU vice-chancellor Rash Bihari Parsad Singh assured this to a delegation of Patna University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) which met him on Wednesday. The delegation, which was […]

UP schools left in darkness

UP schools left in darkness

The government was probably in dark till now. 55 thousands primary and junior schools’ in UP lack the facility of electric connection, this came to light during the campaigning and in preparation of polling booth after the announcement of Lok Sabha election. The children were forced to study in heat without any fan and lights. […]

Electoral rolls revision in Sikkim

Electoral rolls revision in Sikkim

GANGTOK, June 6 – Sikkim’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) R Telang today directed all booth-level officers (BLOs) to carry out ‘a 100 percent house-to-house verification of voters in the State. He issued the specific direction to all BLOs at a meeting through video conferencing with all District Election Officers (DEOs) to review the progress on […]

The Garo hills Game of Thrones

The Garo hills Game of Thrones

Tura: In Meghalaya, the big election battle was  Sangma versus Sangma – two families that dominate state politics. The feeling is that even though they are rivals, both were trying to keep the BJP at a distance. However, recently there have been whispers that post election results, anything can happen! As someone said, let’s see […]

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Along with Nagaland, Meghalaya will be going to polls on February 27. Thomas Lim of Meghalaya Times, shares some insights: The last day of campaigning which had end 48 hours before the poll on February 24 evening had witnessed the show of strength by all 374 candidates vying for the 60 seats in the August […]

66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

AGARTALA : – Altogether 35 candidates of the total 297 contesting candidates in the ensuing Assembly elections are ‘crorepatis’, (people with assets worth over a crore of rupees )according to Tripura Election Watch (TEW), a poll watchdog. That’s interesting. The average assets for candidates contesting this election is around 47 lakh rupees. Tripura, by the […]

Rahul promises safeguards to Meghalaya’s fickle electorate

Rahul promises safeguards to Meghalaya’s fickle electorate

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has affirmed that the party would safeguard cultures, traditions and way of thinking of people in Meghalaya where elections are due on February 27. But Meghalaya is a tricky state with a highly volatile political climate, and fickle voters, where thumping majorities are hard to come by. “We are going to […]

Gujarat has the NaMo Myth busted

Gujarat has the NaMo Myth busted

New Delhi: The myth is busted! The promises bullet train, the roll-on-roll-off ferry service ride and the flamboyant take-off on a sea plane and so on that the BJP rolled out with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the presiding deity,  was not enough to propel the unstoppable right wing juggernaut to the 100-mark. As one […]

Delhi MCD polls: Expulsions and Welcome Parties

Delhi MCD polls: Expulsions and Welcome Parties

New Delhi:  Before the polls, the merry-go-round of politicians switching sides has begun.  The Delhi BJP  expelled its 21 members, including five sitting councillors, from the party for six years (April 15) for allegedly being involved in the anti-party activites ahead of the April 23 MCD polls. Four outgoing councillors Dr Pankaj Singh from Ranhola, […]

New ‘tamper-proof EVMs’ in pipeline?

New ‘tamper-proof EVMs’ in pipeline?

New Delhi, Apr 2: The Election Commission is set to buy next generation EVMs that become “inoperable” the moment attempts are made to tinker with it, a move which comes amid claims by some parties that the machines were tampered with during the recent assembly polls. The ‘M3’-type electronic voting machines (EVMs) are also equipped […]