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TDP to pass resolutions against Centre’s ‘betrayal’, ‘non-fulfillment’ of promises at annual conclave

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will pass resolutions against the Centre’s failure to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh and the “declining” Centre-state relations at its three-day annual conclave “Mahanadu” which gets underway here tomorrow.The ruling party will also adopt resolutions against the economic decisions taken by the Centre “without proper thinking, their improper implementation, failure of the GST and demonetisation, and about people losing faith in the banking system”, said Srinivasa Rao, officer on special duty to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.”During Mahanadu, the TDP will discuss the political scenario in the state and the country. It will pass resolutions outlining the TDP’s role in the state and national politics,” Rao said in a statement.The party would pass a resolution against the Centre’s “non-cooperation and non-fulfillment” of assurances made in the Rajya Sabha regarding the special category status and the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, he said.At the conclave, detailed discussions would be held on the Centre’s “betrayal and conspiracy politics”, the statement read.The party will also pass a resolution on the “declining Centre-state relations and Terms of Reference of the 15th Finance Commission”.Andhra Pradesh has been seeking special category status on the grounds that it is at a disadvantage, especially because of the loss of capital Hyderabad to Telangana.When erstwhile Andhra Pradesh was being bifurcated in 2014, then prime minister Manmohan Singh, during a discussion on the AP Reorganisation Bill, had said, “Special category status will be extended to the successor state of Andhra Pradesh for a period of five years”.But the BJP, which came to power at the Centre a few months later, has been saying that the 14th Finance Commission does not provide for such treatment to Andhra Pradesh.The TDP had in March withdrawn support from the NDA government over the Centre’s refusal to grant special category status to the state.Chief Minister Naidu and his party have in the past accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of reneging on his election promise made in 2014 to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh.Naidu had earlier said that after the state’s bifurcation, it was given a “raw deal”.
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Palghar bypoll: Uddhav Thackeray releases audio of CM Fadnavis purportedly asking BJP workers to use all means to win

In the run up to the Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray released an audio clip, purportedly of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asking BJP workers to use all possible means to win the by-election.Thackeray released the audio clip while addressing a rally last night in Palghar where the bypoll will be held on May 28.The BJP alleged that the Sena had tampered with the audio clip and that it would release its complete version soon. The party said it would also complain to the EC about the “misuse of technology”.Fadnavis was purportedly heard saying in the clip, “If somebody is challenging our existence in Palghar and has betrayed our trust, back-stabbed us while calling itself our ally, then they should be taught a lesson. We should not be sitting quietly now. We should launch a big attack and show them what the BJP is.” “If we want to win this election, then an answer has to be given in the same measure…Give an answer by using ‘saam, daam, dand, bhed’ (negotiation, money, punishment and division). Do not tolerate anybody’s bullying. On the contrary, bully them…I will stand behind you,” he purportedly said.After releasing the audio, Thackeray demanded action against Fadnavis by the Election Commission (EC). Opposition Congress and NCP also demanded an EC probe into the clip.Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said use of such language against an opponent does not befit a chief minister.Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Ashok Chavan sought Fadnavis’ clarification on the audio clip.”The CM should issue clarification about the clip. We demand that a probe by the Election Commission into it and appropriate action,” he said.”If the clip is authentic, then the chief minister should immediately resign, but if it is fake, then Fadnavis should take action against Uddhav Thackeray,” Chavan said in a tweet.NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik demanded a probe by EC and a complaint against the chief minister under section 506 of IPC .”If the chief minister is threatening people in such a manner, then it amounts to vitiating the election atmosphere,” he said.”The chief minister and ordinary citizens are all equal before law when it comes to following the election code of conduct. The Shiv Sena should make a written complaint to the EC instead of resorting to such tactics,” he said.Responding to the clip and the allegations, BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said, “The Sena is showing an incomplete and edited audio clip, because it is shaken foreseeing its imminent defeat.””We will complain to the Election Commission about the condemnable misuse of technology and also release the full clip,” he said.
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Tamil Nadu anti-Sterlite protests: Plea in Delhi HC for NHRC intervention

A plea was today moved in the Delhi High Court seeking direct intervention of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) into the killing of people in police action during protests against the Vedanta’s Sterlite copper factory in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district.The court is likely to hear tomorrow the petition filed by A Rajarajan. The plea said he gave a representation to the NHRC yesterday seeking its earliest intervention into the “unlawful killings”.The petition, filed through advocate Sabrish Subramanian, claimed the NHRC refused to consider their representation as a matter of urgency and ignored the ground realities.It said the commission simply requested a report from the chief secretary and DGP of Tamil Nadu government.Also readRajnath Singh expresses grief over killings in anti-Sterlite protestsIt alleged that “human rights violation and continuous unlawful killings by indiscriminate police firing was happening even after the case was suo motu taken and report was requested by respondent (NHRC).” The petition alleged that unless the NHRC directly intervenes in the issue at the earliest or through an independent agency, the “unlawful killings by police” would continue and there is a possibility of destruction of evidence.It sought direction to the commission to consider their representation as a matter of great urgency.Also readDMK president MK Stalin visits hospital to meet injured anti-Sterlite protestorsThe NHRC had yesterday sent a notice to the Tamil Nadu’s chief secretary and police chief over the killing of 10 people in police firing during anti-Sterlite protest in Tuticorin.Violence broke out on May 22 during protests demanding the closure of the factory over pollution concerns with police opening fire, resulting in the death of 10 people. The agitation has been going on for over three months for the closure of the factory.Also readThoothukudi protest: Sterlite plant’s power supply cut off, internet services suspended in area; DMK calls for bandhThousands of protesters had, reportedly, gathered to mark the 100th day of the agitation at Kumarattiyapuram village on the outskirts of the city on May 22.
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BJP wins 2 seats, NCP 1 in Maharashtra MLC biennial polls

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday won two seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Council while one seat went to the NCP. Counting of votes is currently underway for 2 seats while the process has been suspended on one seat. Biennial elections for six local bodies seats of the Maharashtra Legislative Council were held on Monday.The counting began at 8 am, an election official said.The Election Commission deferred the counting process for the election to Osamanabad-Beed-Latur seat in view of a court order pertaining to suspension of some members of local bodies in Beed district.The election was held as three members of the NCP, two of the BJP and one of the Congress are retiring from the Upper House of the state Legislature on June 21.As many as 16 candidates are in fray in the six seats where there are total 4,621 voters, comprising members of 128 zilla parishads, municipal corporations, municipal councils, nagar panchayats and the cantonment board.In the 78-member Legislative Council, the NCP is the single largest party with 23 seats, followed by the Congress (19), the BJP (18) and the Shiv Sena (9).The JD(U), the PWP and the Peoples’ Republican Party have one member each while there are six independents.The term of NCP’s Anil Tatkare, who represents the Raigad-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg local bodies’ constituency, will end on May 31.Besides, the terms of NCP’s Jayant Jadhav (Nashik) and Abdullah Khan A Latif Khan Durani (Parbhani-Hingoli), BJP’s Pravin Pote (Amravati) and Mitesh Bhangdia (Wardha-Chandrapur -Gadchiroli) and Congress’ Dilip Deshmukh (Osmanabad-Latur- Beed) would end on June 21.Pote is Minister of State for Industries in the Maharashtra government.The Osmanabad-Beed-Latur seat contest is being viewed as a battle of prestige between state Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde (BJP) and her cousin Dhananjay Munde (NCP), the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council.Earlier, Ramesh Karad of the NCP had withdrawn his nomination from the seat at the last minute.Karad, a staunch supporter of Pankaja Munde, had joined the NCP and was immediately declared the party candidate.But after Karad’s withdrawal, the NCP extended its support to independent candidate Ashok Jagdale. The BJP has fielded former NCP minister Suresh Dhas for this bypoll.The ruling BJP and the Shiv Sena, the warring constituent in the Maharashtra government, are contesting three seats each.The Sena is contesting Raigad-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Nasik and Parbhani-Hingoli seats.The NCP is taking on the Sena in Raigad-Ratnagiri- Sindhudurg and Nashik.In the Parbhani-Hingoli local authorities constituency BJP rebel Suresh Nangare is in fray, along with Shiv Sena’s Viplav Bajoria and Congress’ Suresh Deshmukh.BJP’s Rajya Sabha member and former chief minister Narayan Rane has declared his support to NCP candidate Aniket Tatkare in the Raigad-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg local authorities constituency, against Sena’s Rajeev Sabale.Pravin Pote of the BJP is contesting from Amaravati constituency against Anil Madhogaria of the Congress. (With PTI inputs)
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Legislative Council elections for 11 seats in Karnataka on June 11

Biennial elections to the Karnataka Legislative Council by members of legislative assembly to fill 11 seats will be held on June 11, the Election Commission announced today.The election has been necessitated as the term of 11 membersof the council, elected by MLAs, will expire on June 17.The members who will retire are B J Puttaswamy (BJP),M R Seetharam (Congress), Motamma (Congress), D S Veeraiah (BJP), Syed Mudeer Aga (JDS), Somanna M Bevinamarad (BJP),Raghunath Rao Malkapure (BJP), Bhanu Prakash (BJP), C MIbrahim (Congress), K Govindaraj (Congress) and B S Suresh(IND).The notification for the biennial election will be issued on May 24, and the last date for filing of nominations is May31, the commission said in a press release.Scrutiny of nominations will be held on June 1, while the last datefor withdrawal of candidature is June 4, it said.The counting will beheld on June 11, the commission said.
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It’s a constitutional breakdown: Mamata Banerjee slams Modi govt’s proposed changes in UPSC system

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today opposed the proposed changes in the allocation of services to candidates who clear the all India civil services examination, describing it as “dangerous”.”What I have come to know about the (proposed changes for) civil servants is very dangerous. They (IAS and IPS officers) used to come through their merit list. Now, if you think that whoever will be an IAS or IPS because of a particular…recommendation, then don’t you think it is a constitutional crisis?” Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat here.”It’s a constitutional breakdown…There must be a limit to everything,” she said. The Centre is considering a major change in the allocation of services to the successful candidates in the civil services examination.The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the department concerned to explore if the services can be allocated after the completion of the foundation course, according to an official communique.The duration of the foundation course for the officers of almost all the services is three months. At present, the service allocation to the candidates selected on the basis of the civil services examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is made well before the commencement of the foundation course.The PMO has desired to explore if the service or cadre allocation to the probationers selected on the basis of the examination can be made after the foundation course, as per the communication sent by the Ministry of Personnel to the different cadre-controlling authorities.
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BS Yeddyurappa writes to EC alleging irregularities in Karnataka poll

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EVM, paper trail should be matched at more polling stations: Ex-CECs to EC

The Election Commission (EC) must make efforts to increase the number of polling stations where results of EVMs are matched with paper trail machines, former chief election commissioners told the poll panel today.They also suggested that the commission should work out ways to reduce the number of phases in elections to shorten the period of the model code.The EC today held a round table conference with former chief election commissioners (CECs) and election commissioners.The consultation was attended by former CECs M S Gill, J M Lyngdoh, T S Krishna Murthy, B B Tandon, S Y Quraishi, V S Sampath, H R Bramha and Nasim Zaidi, and former election commissioner G V G Krishnamurty.The deliberations focused on the use of paper trail machines at all polling stations, reducing the period of model code and the need to curb hate speech, according to a commission spokesperson.Elaborating on the two-hour-long meeting, sources privy to the deliberations said a need was felt to increase the number of polling stations where results of electronic voting machines (EVMs) are matched with slips produced by VVPAT, or simply put, paper trail machines to enhance the confidence of voters and politicians in EVMs.In his last days in office, then CEC, Nasim Zaidi, had approved matching EVM and VVPAT slips in five per cent polling stations per assembly constituency.But as a pilot project, the EC, at present, matches EVM and VVPAT results in one polling station per assembly seat.On the issue of the Model Code of Conduct, the sources said most of the participants were of the view that with better poll management, the EC can have lesser phases and thus reduce the period of the model code.The former CECs were of the firm view that the model code should be implemented with far greater strictness as hate speeches and use of money power have gone up considerably.The EC has all along maintained that the Model Code of Conduct does not bring governance to a halt during polls, saying it only bars governments from announcing fresh projects and schemes during the period.The Model Code of Conduct is a set of norms that have been evolved with the consensus of political parties, who have consented to abide by it, and also binds them to respect and observe it in its letter and spirit.The EC ensures that it is followed by parties and candidates. It is also ensured that official machinery is not misused to help the ruling party.The model code is enforced from the date of announcement of election schedule by the EC, and is operational till the process of elections are completed, which is usually a couple of days after the verdict is announced.The talks at the ’round table’ also revolved around having a better electoral roll with lesser duplicate entries and fake voters to ensure that polls are free and fair of malpractices.Most of those who attended the meet said the EC should maintain the “perception of being fair and independent” as parties often target the poll watchdog of bias, which is bad for its reputation.
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8 empty boxes used for carrying VVPAT machines found in shed

Eight boxes used for carrying Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines have been found at a temporary shed in a village in Karnataka’s Vijayapura district, triggering a strong reaction from the BJP which said it indicated “grave irregularities” in conduct of the polls.Reacting to the incident, BJP, which emerged as the single largest party but fell short of simple majority, said it “exposed the enormity of the irregularities in the elections.”The state chief electoral officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar said today the boxes used for carrying Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines, found in Managuli village yesterday, do not belong to the district or to Election Commission.”The boxes are without machine and paper and without unique electronic tracking number…the Election Commission will initiate strict action against those who are trying to create confusion,” Kumar said, adding, no VVPAT machines were found.The Deputy Commissioner of the district and the Superintendent of Police conducted on the spot inspection today following reports that empty boxes of VVPAT machines were spotted in the shed.”These boxes do not belong to Vijayapura district and 2744 VVPATs allotted to the district are safely kept in the strong room,” Kumar said.An FIR has been registered at Managuli police station and investigation into the matter is on, the CEO said.In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat, state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa said the Election Commission should take serious note of what he claimed were VVPAT machines and said it indicated “grave irregularities” in the conduct of assembly polls in the state.”This incident has exposed the hollowness of the claim of the election commission that assembly elections in Karnataka were held in a free and free manner,” Yeddyurappa said.He said during the election, prior to polling day, party leaders and workers had brought many such irregularities to the notice of the concerned officials but in vain.Yeddyurappa alleged that in many assembly segments of Bidar and Kalaburagi districts, police officials themselves helped rival candidates to distribute money and liquor among the voters.All the complaints of BJP and its leaders failed to make any impact on the officials, he said.The election held on May 12 threw up a fractured mandate leading to a bitter political slugfest over government formation in the state.BJP emerged as the single largest party, but eight short of majority.Governor Vajubhai Vala invited the BJP to form the government and Yeddyurappa was sworn in as chief minister on May 17. He resigned two days later without facing the floor test in an anti-climax to the political drama following the hung verdict.
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Modi govt plans major changes in allocation of civil services

There are three all India services — Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS). The departments have been asked to give their feedback on the proposal to allocate other central services like the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and Indian Telecommunications Service (ITS) among others, a Personnel Ministry official said. The UPSC conducts civil services examination in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select officers for various central services.”
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Updated: May 20, 2018, 09:25 PM IST<!–end of articllftpbx–>The central government is considering a major change in the allocation of services to successful candidates of civil services examination.The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the department concerned to examine if the services can be allocated after the completion of foundation course, according to an official communique. The duration of foundation course for officers of almost all the services is three months. At present, service allocation to the candidates selected on the basis of civil services examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is made well before the commencement of the foundation course.The PMO has desired to examine if service allocation/cadre allocation to probationers selected on the basis of the examination can be made after foundation course, as per the communication sent by the Personnel Ministry to different cadre-controlling authorities. The departments concerned have been asked to examine the feasibility of giving due weightage to the performance in the foundation course, and making service allocation as well as cadre allocation to all India services officers based on the combined score obtained in the civil services examination and the foundation course, the communique said.There are three all India services — Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS). The departments have been asked to give their feedback on the proposal to allocate other central services like the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and Indian Telecommunications Service (ITS) among others, a Personnel Ministry official said. The UPSC conducts civil services examination in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select officers for various central services.
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Karnataka is not going to be saffron: Prakash Raj celebrates after Yeddyurappa resigns as CM

Actor Prakash Raj on Saturday, hailing the verdict of BS Yeddyurappa stepping down as Karnataka Chief Minister, barely 48 hours after he assumed office, couldn’t contain his excitement on Twitter.“KARNATAKA is not going to be SAFFRON…but will continue to be COLOURFUL….Match over before it began…forget 56 couldn’t hold on for 55 hours..jokes apart…dear CITIZENS now get ready for more muddy politics..will continue to stand for the CITIZENS and CONTINUE,” he tweeted.During the Karnataka Assembly Elections, the BJP had filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India claiming that Raj had insulted PM Modi and BS Yeddyurappa.Also readKumaraswamy to take oath on Monday as Karnataka CM, Rahul to attend, top opposition leaders invitedEarlier on Saturday, the high-pitch drama ended after BS Yeddyurappa announced his resignation in the state assembly as the Karnataka Chief Minister and proceeded to submit it to the Raj Bhavan. It was a Vajpayee moment wherein Yeddyurappa made an emotional speech and realising that he lacks numbers preferred not to face trust vote instead step down. Pro-tem speaker KG Bopaiah subsequently adjourned the house sine die.Congress and Janaga Dal (S) members in the assembly gathered together and greeted each other. Congress succeeded in bringing back their two missing legislators BS Anand Singh and Pratap Gowda Patil to vote for the party.Also readNot sure whether to watch Royal Wedding or Karnataka divorce: Twitter reacts to Yeddyurappa resigning as CMEarlier, in his over 25-minute speech, Yeddyurappa attacked JD(S)-Congress combine calling it “unholy and unscrupulous,” against the poll mandate. He said that the people of Karnataka will now be “ruled by an unholy alliance”.”I’ve been given a mandate of 104 seats, people have given their blessings. we were only 40 in outgoing assembly. But people of State have rejected Congress and their numbers have been reduced. Everybody in the state knows this,” Yeddyurappa said. He noted that even though BJP got the people’s mandate, but the party did not get it in full. Congress did not get it, JD(S) did not get it.Also readCongress makes amends for Goa and Manipur by denying BJP in Karnataka “They have made an unscrupulous post-poll alliance. The single largest party is the BJP. Always the invitation is given to the single largest party and the Governor invited us as per procedure,” he viewed.He largely devoted major part of speech explaining the house that he will the last minute of his life will work for the betterment of farmers and downtrodden of the Karnataka.
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It’s a clean sweep for TMC in West Bengal panchayat polls

The ruling TMC in West Bengal has registered a staggering win at all the three-tiers of the Panchayat election. Of the 621 Zilla Parishad seats in Bengal, the TMC has managed to secure 589 or at 94 per cent seats. The distant second was BJP which won 23 seats, followed by the Congress which won six seats, and the Left Front had to be content with one. Two seats went to independent candidates.TMC has won all the Zilla Parishad seats in 10 districts — Jalpaiguri, South Dinajpore, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Hooghly, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Bankura, East Burdwan and West Burdwan.In case of Panchayat Samity, the total number of contested seats was 6,125 of which the TMC has won 80 per cent seats, and of the 31,814 Gram Panchayat seats, TMC secured 67 per cent of the seats.TMC leaders are also claiming that a considerable number of independent candidates would join the TMC. Till the latest reports came in, independent candidates have won 1,830 seats among the total contested. Interestingly, the figure is more than that of the Left and Congress which won in 1,708 and 1,062 seats respectively.Independent candidates have also won in 114 Panchayat Samity seats and two Zila Parishad seats.TMC party general secretary Partha Chatterjee said, “We are keeping track of the independent candidates and making sure that they don’t join the CPI(M) or BJP.” TMC district president of North 24 Parganas and state minister Jyotipriyo Mullick said, “These independent candidates were our workers only. They had fought as independents following some misunderstandings within the party. We will take care of that and induct them back into the party.”At Singur in Hooghly district, the winning of independent candidates was attributed to the infighting within the party. “Winning candidates were denied party tickets by Singur MLA Rabindranath Bhattacharya. He allotted tickets to people of his choice to make his lobby stronger. This had offset many and there were as many as 51 independent candidates. Among them, 26 won in Gram Panchayats and one in Panchayat Samity. They are all likely to join TMC,” said TMC MLA from the adjoining Haripal constituence, Becharam Manna. He said that Arup Das who won the Panchayat Samity seat as independent who had been the winning candidate of Singur II Panchayat Samity since 1988.Sources at the State Election Commission (SEC) said that there would be repolls at two booths of Phoolbari area of Rajgunj in Jalpaiguri district.It was found out that the decision of repoll had been taken following the complaint of BJP candidate Dolly Sutradhar that she had been winning when TMC workers, during counting had beaten her agent up and looted the ballot box. Repoll would be conducted at booths 189/1 and 189/2 of Phoolbari on May 20 and counting will take place on May 21.In another development, the state government has declared compensation for those killed during the Panchayat elections. Sources at Nabanna, the state secretariat said that Rs 2 lakh would be paid to the family members of each of the 14 persons killed in poll-violence and Rs 5 lakh will be paid to the next to kin of the presiding officer whose body was found in Raigunj while he was on election duty. His wife will be given a job.VOTE SHAREOf the 621 Zilla Parishad seats, the TMC has secures 589 seats or 94 per cent of the seats. Of the 6,125 Panchayat Samity seats, the TMC won 80 per cent seats. Of the 31,814 Gram Panchayat seats, the TMC has secured 67 per cent seats.
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Former diplomat Madhuri Gupta, accused of passing info to Pakistani lover, convicted in espionage case

On Friday, a Delhi Court convicted former diplomat Madhur Gupta in an espionage case. A former second secretary of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad in an espionage case.She was arrested in 2010 and was accused of leaking classified information to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.In 2012, she was granted bail. The court had granted bail on her plea that she has already spent over 21 months in jail while the offences she has been charged with carries a maximum jail term of three years on being held guilty. She also submitted that the Criminal Procedure Code too provides for leniency in grant of bail to women. Gupta, 55, was arrested on April 22, 2010 by the Special Cell of Delhi Police.She was posted as Second Secretary (Press and Information) in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The court had charged Gupta under Section 3 and 5 of the Official Secrets Act for allegedly supplying country’s information to an ISI agent during her Islamabad posting.According to the charge sheet filed in July 2010, she was involved in a relationship with Jamshed whom she planned to marry and communicated with him using a code name ‘Jim’.She was also charged with the breach of trust, criminal conspiracy and various other provisions of the Official Secrets Act. Under Section 3 of the Act, passing information relating to defence carries a maximum jail term of 14 years while leaking information, not related to defence, carries a lighter jail term of three years and Gupta has been charged with thelatter offence. Her trial is to begin from March 22.It was alleged that Gupta had revealed certain classified information to Pakistani officials and was in touch with two ISI officials, Mubshar Raza Rana and Jamshed.The diplomat was using a computer installed at her residence in Islamabad and a Blackberry phone to be in touch with the two Pakistani spies, it said.Gupta, however, refuted all the allegations levelled against her and submitted that the said information is not sensitive and the alleged act of passing on information relating to country’s internal security to the ISI “cannot be read as related to work of defence” under Section 3 of the Act.With inputs from PTI
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Meet Karnataka pro-tem speaker KG Bopaiah, who was chastised by SC for ‘saving’ Yeddyurappa govt in 2010

In a controversial move, BJP leader KG Bopaiah was appointed the pro-tem speaker, who has famously been castigated for favouring Yeddyurappa and helping the BJP government survive in 2010.Bopaiah was the Karnataka Assembly speaker between 2009 and 2013 and was the pro-tem speaker in 2008. A pro-tem speaker was appointed by the Governor of the state for a limited period of time until the Legislative Assembly elects its speaker.As per standard practice, the Governor elects the senior-most member. Also readFloor test in Karnataka tomorrow: Here’s everything that happened inside Supreme CourtCongress leader RV Deshpande is the senior-most member of the house and has won elections eight out of nine times. The BJP’s Umesh Vishwanath Katti, who won seven out of eight elections since 1985. Both JD(S) and Congress have cried foul.Congress leader and SC lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the party may approach the SC challenging the appointment of Bopaiah as pro-tem speaker.Also readKarnataka: Governor appoints BJP MLA KG Bopaiah as Pro-Tem Speaker; Congress may move SCA well-known ally of Yeddyurappa, in October 2010, during outrage about the illegal mining scam, several MLAs from BJP had objected to the government under Yeddyurappa’s leadership.Bopaiah, in a controversial move, had disqualified 11 rebel BJP MLAs and 5 independents which helped the BJP government survive. His move had earned the ire of SC and had quashed his decision.Also readFull text on SC order demanding a floor test in Karnataka Assembly The SC had said that it didn’t meet the tests of natural justice and fair play.A bench had said: “There was no compulsion on the Speaker to decide the Disqualification Application filed by Mr Yeddyurappa in such a great hurry within the time specified by the Governor to the Speaker to conduct a Vote of Confidence in the Government headed by Mr Yeddyurappa. It would appear that such a course of action was adopted by the Speaker on October 10, 2010, since the Vote of Confidence on the Floor of the House was slated for October 12, 2010. The element of hot haste is also evident in the action of the Speaker in this regard as well. The procedure adopted by the Speaker seems to indicate that he was trying to meet the time schedule set by the Governor for the trial of strength in the Assembly and to ensure that the Appellants and the other independent MLAs stood disqualified prior to the date on which the Floor Test was to be held.”The BJP MLAs who had been disqualified included Balachandra Jarkiholi, Belur Gopala Krishna, Anand Asnotikar, Dr Sarvabowma Bagali, V Nagaraju, Raje Kage, Y Sampangi, Nanjundaswamy, S K Bellubbi, H S Shankara Lingegowda and Shivanagouda Naik. Former ministers Venkataramanappa, Shivaraj Tangadagi, Goolihatti Sekhar and M P Narendraswamy and independent MLAs have also been disqualified.With this action, Bopaiah had brought down the strength in the 224-member Assembly to 208. The ruling party strength has been reduced to 106 from 117 and the opposition Congress and JDS have a combined strength of 101 (Congress 73 and JDS 28).Following is the chronology of the Karnataka political crisis in which the Supreme Court on Friday ordered a floor test to be conducted at 4 pm on Saturday; * May 12: Elections held in Karnataka.* May 15: Election Commission announces results. BJP emerges as the single largest party with 104 members; Cong with 78 and JD(S) with 37 MLAs stitch an alliance.* Both BJP and Cong-JD(S) combine stake claim to form the government.* May 16: Karnataka Governor invites BJP to form govt and asks B S Yeddyurappa to take oath as Chief Minister the next day.* Congress moves Supreme Court late evening against Governor’s invitation to BJP.* May 16-17: SC opens its doors at midnight for an urgent hearing.* May 17: Hearing begins at 2.11 am and concludes at 5.28 am. SC refuses to stay oath-taking ceremony of Yeddyurappa.* Yeddyurappa sworn in as CM at 9 am.* May 18: SC orders floor test at 4 pm on May 19.With inputs from PTI
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West Bengal Panchayat polls 2018: BJP wins 386 gram panchayat seats, ahead in 231

The ruling Trinamool Congress today surged ahead by registering victory in over 2,400 gram panchayat seats, according to the results available till 12 noon, SEC officials said.The BJP and the CPI(M) won 386 and 94 gram panchayat seats respectively, the State Election Commission officials said. According to the SEC, the TMC has won 2,467 gram panchayat seats and is leading in 2,683 seats. The BJP has won 386 seats and is leading in 231 seats while the CPI(M) won 94 seats and is leading in 163 seats, the officials said. The Congress won 33 seats and is leading in 55 seats.Independent candidates have emerged winners in 158 seats and are leading in 163 seats. As per latest trends available for panchayat samiti seats, the TMC has won 14 seats and leading in 24 seats. The other parties are yet to open their account in panchayat samiti seats. The TMC was leading in 24 zilla parishad seats.Live blog of panchayat electionThe panchayat elections were held for 621 zilla parishads, 6,123 panchayat samitis and 31,802 gram panchayats in West Bengal on May 14. The counting of votes began at 8 am amid tight security, the State Election Commission officials said. Of the 48,650 seats in 3,358 gram panchayats, 16,814 were uncontested and of the 9,217 seats in 341 panchayat samitis, 3,059 were uncontested. In the 20 zilla parishads, 203 of the 825 seats were uncontested, the sources said.
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Telangana CM Chandrashekar Rao announces new Pay Revision Commission for govt employees

Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao announced setting up of a new Pay Revision Commission (PRC) for government employees.The Chief Minister made the announcement while addressing a press conference in Pragathi Bhavan.He also praised government employees for their hard work and dedication and acknowledged their contribution towards increasing the revenue and successful implementation of Government policies.”Employees transfers, Committee with Special CS Ajaymisra and two others will be brought. They will discuss with unions to finalise guidelines and dates. The Government wishes to complete transfers before panchayat elections.” He added.He also announced that Telangana Permanent Transfer policy will be brought into force.He said, “Unions should take initiation for a legal process for unified service rules. And that LTC will be given without any bills and direct payment of money to employees will be given and CPS- DCRG will be sanctioned very soon.”He added that employees working in remote areas will be given special allowance.The CM further added, “Policy on transfers will also be prepared. For Retired Employees all benefits will be sanctioned 100% and implemented by the day they get retired. Women will be given special leave of five days.”A new health policy, EMPS Health scheme, will also be brought in in accordance with new developments.Further praising the teachers, the Telangana Chief Minister said, “Teachers played a very important role during the agitation of Telangana and with this inspiration, they will achieve a good PRC in the coming days.”
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List out practical difficulties in holding simultaneous polls: Law panel to EC

The Law Commission today asked the Election Commission to list out “practical difficulties” in holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies and also sought its views on the proposed legal framework to carry out the exercise.At a meeting held at Nirvachan Sadan this morning, law panel top brass discussed various logistical and practical aspects with the Chief Election Commissioner and fellow commissioners in holding the two polls together, sources privy to the deliberations told PTI.”The EC was asked to list out practical difficulties in holding the two set of polls together… These include finance, security and polling personnel, EVMs and paper trail machines,” a source said.On logistical issues, including the number of polling stations needed in 2019,the poll watchdog said it would provide the details to the Law Commission in the coming days.On the issue of legal framework, including amending the Constitution and the Representation of the People Act, the EC said the law panel is better equipped to understand the requirement.”Still, the EC said it would give its views on the issue,” the source said.The EC would also give views on the model code of conduct which begins on the day polls are announced and continues a couple of days after the verdict is declared.In 2015, the poll panel was asked by the government about the feasibility of simultaneous polls and the commission made it clear that it would require amendment to the Constitution and election laws and would require certain number of EVMs, poling personnel, Rs 9000 core besides other logistics.
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Bengal panchayat poll violence redux: Lathicharge in Uttar Dinajpur, miscreants snatch ballot box in Ratua

Repolling in 568 booths across West Bengal from where the State Election Commission (SEC)received complaints of violence during the panchayat poll, is underway amid tight security.However, things didn’t seem as normal as the administration would like it to be. In Malda’s Ratua, brandishing a gun, unidentified miscreants escaped with a ballot box from polling booth no. 76 during the re-polling in the Panchayat elections.In Uttar Dinajpur district’s Goalpokhar, police lathicharged on people in as a crowd-control measure during the re-polling of panchayat polls.This adds to the long list of violent incidents that have erupted in the ongoing polls in the state, with at least 12 people having lost their lives so far.Earlier today, incidents of bombing and attacks with sharp weapons surfaced in Murshidabad, resulting in two Trinamool Congress workers sustaining injuries. Following the incident, allegations were levelled against the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) for jointly attacking the TMC.In Uttar Dinajpur district’s Goalpokhar, the police officials baton-charged on people, exercising a crowd-control measure, as they were agitating following delay in the voting process.The Panchayat polls, which were held on Monday, May 14, had to be rescheduled in 568 election booths spread across 19 districts of the state by the State Election Commission for today as proceedings were marred by violence.The booths, where re-polling is taking place, include 63 in Murshidabad, 52 in Coochbehar, 28 in West Midnapore and 10 in Hooghly among others.Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also condemned the violence, terming it a ‘murder of democracy’.Addressing the media party workers at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, Prime Minister Modi said, “There is one more thing I want to talk about…the scenes from the Panchayat Elections in West Bengal. It was nothing but a murder of democracy. From the nomination stage to the day of polling, where was the spirit of democracy? People were bullied.”The Ministry of Home Affairs also sought a report from the state government regarding incidents of violence during Panchayat Election in the state.
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West Bengal panchayat polls: Re-polling underway in 568 booths

As violence were reported in a number of places during panchayat polls in West Bengal, which was held on May 14, re-polling is being held on Wednesday in 568 panchayat election booths spread across 19 districts of the state.Voting, which began at 7 am, will end at 5 pm.The booths, where re-polling is taking place, include 63 in Murshidabad, 52 in Coochbehar, 28 in West Midnapore and 10 in Hooghly among others.The State Election Commission had ordered the re-poll, following complaints of violence during the polls on Monday.The poll panel has asked the state government and the police to make elaborate security arrangements so that polling can be held in a free and fair manner.The counting of votes will be held on May 17.The panchayat elections in West Bengal saw huge-scale clashes on Monday between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers, resulting in the death of at least 12 people.The Congress, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and other parties of the Left Front also staged a protest outside State Election Commission in Kolkata against the incidents of violence.Taking note of the incident, the Ministry of Home Affairs also sought a report from the state government regarding incidents of violence during Panchayat Election in the state.The voting took place for 621 zilla parishads, over six thousand panchayat samitis, and nearly 31 thousand gram panchayats.
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Karnataka Election 2018: Three out of seven rebel JD(S) MLAs who joined Congress win seats

Three out of seven rebel JD(S) MLAs, who had joined the Congress, secured their seats in the 2018 Karnataka assembly poll with a comfortable margin, according to the Election Commission data.The rebel MLAs had resigned from Karnataka legislative assembly on March 24, a day after they cross-voted in favour of the Congress candidates in the Rajya Sabha biennial election in the state. Of these MLAs who contested on Congress ticket, three retained their seats, while four suffered defeat, the data showed.R Akhanda Srinivasmurthy emerged victorious from Pulakeshinagar in Bengaluru district, defeating JD(S) candidate B Prasannakumar by 81,626 votes.Similarly, Zameer Ahmed Khan won from Chamrajpet in Bengaluru urban district. He defeated BJP’s M Lakshminaraya by 33,137 votes.Also, Bheema Naik retained his Hagaribommanhalli seat in Bellary district by defeating BJP’s K Nemiraja Naik by 7,232 votes.However, H C Balakrishna lost his Magadi seat in Ramanagaram district to JD(S) candidate A Manjunath by 51,425 votes, while N Chaluvarayaswamy failed to secure his Nagamangala seat in Mandya district and was defeated by Congress’ Suresh Gowda by 47,667 votes.A B Ramesha Bandisiddegowda too could not retain Srirangapattana seat in Mandya district, where JD (S) candidate Ravindra Srikantaiah won by 43,688 votes.Similarly, Iqbal Ansari lost his Gangawati seat in Koppal district to BJP’s P Eshwarappa Munavalli by 7,973 votes.
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Karnataka result: Congress wins 26 less seats but gets 6 lakhs more votes than BJP, NOTA garners 3 lakh votes

Even after remaining ahead of the Congress party in terms of seats in bitterly fought Karnataka assembly election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got over 6 lakh votes less than the grand old party. The BJP is set to win 104 seats, falling short of the magic number of 113. The Congress won 58 of the 222 seats, while it is leading in 20 others. The JD(S) has won 31 constituencies and its candidates are ahead of their rivals in 6. According to the data released by the Election Commission of India, Congress has received 37.9 %, while the BJP, on the other hand, got 36.2 % of the votes. The Janata Dal (S) got 18.5% votes. Interestingly, over three lakh people, accounting for 0.9% votes share opted for None Of The Above (NOTA) option. In the previous state election, BJP had won 40 seats and had managed to get 19.9% of the vote share in comparison to the Congress’ 36.6%.”BJP kare toh kuch kahein wah! chamatkaar, Congress kare toh kuch karein hahakaar. Gazab double standards – Check the vote share and one would know who Karnataka voted for, ” said Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi.Meanwhile, the Congress sprang a surprise, declaring it will back the also-ran JD(S) in forming the government. The BJP initially looked set to sail through and win a simple majority in the 224-member Assembly, however, as the day progressed and more trends and results started pouring in, an outright victory seemed improbable.BJP chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa has accused the Congress of trying to subvert the popular mandate and come back to power through the back door by offering support to JDS to form the government. Yeddyurappa said the people of the state had rejected the Siddaramaiah government ‘lock, stock and barrel’ and given a mandate for change.
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Early trends show neck to neck contest between BJP, Congress: 10 latest updates

Early trends of the Karnataka assembly election results have shown a a neck and neck race between the state’s ruling Congress and challenger BJP. HD Deve Gowda’s JD(S) is also leading in significant number of seats and is expected to play the role of the kingmaker in case of a hung assembly. The trends of Karnataka assembly results are in line with what the pollsters have predicted. 222 of the 224 seats went to polls on May 12. Polling for R R Nagar seat was deferred on account of alleged electoral malpractices, while it was countermanded in Jayanagar seat following the death of the BJP candidate. Counting of votes began at 8 am in nearly 40 counting centre amid tight security. The trends have begun to trickle in and all results are expected to be declared by late evening.Here are 10 latest updates on Karnataka assembly results:1. According to official Election Commission trends, BJP is leading on 17 seats, BJP on 11 and JD(S) on 6. 2. HD Kumaraswamy leading over the Congress candidate by 1552 votes in Ramanagara. 3. As per early unofficial trends, BJP is leading on 74 seats, Congress on 68. According to Election Commission early trends, BJP is leading on 4 and Congress on 2 seats.4. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was trailing from both Chamundeshwari and Badami seats in early counting. 5. Postal ballots were opened first and pointed towars a hung assembly with BJP and Congress sharing almost equal number of seats and JD(S) grabbing a significant number of seats.6. The Congress has sent senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot to Karnataka to avoid a repeat of the Goa and Manipur fiascos in the past.7. The sources say that the Congress is in touch with the JD-S leadership in case of it needs support of the HD Deve Gowda-led party. 8. Senior leaders of the BJP, including BS Yeddyurappa and Sriramalu, were seen seeking divine intervention ahead of the counting of votes. 9. ‘Havan’ is also being performed by Congress workers outside AICC office in Delhi.10. 11,000 police personnel, 1 Rapid Action Force (RAF) company and 20 Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) companies have been deployed across Bengaluru for smooth counting of votes.
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15th Finance Commission: Chidambaram urges states to protest Centre’s ‘attempt to violate Constitution’

Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Monday urged the chief minister’s and finance minister of all the state to come together and raise an objection on the Terms of Reference (ToR) prescribed by the 15th Finance Commission for allocation of funds to states.The former finance minister asked the states to protest against the Centre’s attempt to violate the Constitution.”Kerala FM’s open letter on the ToR of the Fifteenth Finance Commission deserves support. I urge all State CMs and FMs to join hands to protest the Centre’s attempt to violate the Constitution and wreck the federal system,” Chidambaram Tweeted.Chidambaram’s comment came after Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac in an open letter to the states Finance Ministers, through a leading daily, urged to join hands to perverse ‘the Constitution and the right of States’.Isaac has asked them to “block the sinister move to undermine the basic tenets of fiscal federalism in India”.Earlier in April, Finance ministers of three southern Indian states and one Union Territory highlighted loopholes in the ToR prescribed by the Finance Commission.Leaders who attended a conclave of finance ministers of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry, argued that with the present guidelines in place, states with higher population would be entitled to a larger share of tax resources, while those that undertook measures for population control would incur losses.Isaac claimed that the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission were a threat to the federal system, adding that a deliberate attempt was being made to cut down tax devolution to states and forcibly impose conditions on them.Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had described the controversy surrounding the ToR of the 15th Finance Commission as ‘needless’ and added that nothing could be further from the truth.One of the key concerns raised by the Southern finance ministers was the usage of 2011 Census data for devising the ToR, as opposed to using data from 1971, as in the case of the 14th Finance Commission, as states with larger growth in population since 1971 would benefit more compared to the others.
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Notices to civic body, Delhi Waqf Board over illegal construction in mosque

The Delhi Minority Commission (DMC) issued notices to the Delhi Police, the south civic body and the Delhi Waqf Board in connection with illegal construction and presence of anti-social elements at two mosques in south-west Delhi’s Mehrauli area on Saturday.According to the commission, a centuries-old mosque in Masjid Makhdoom Shah Colony in Mehrauli has been usurped by some locals who sold it to a builder. It was then demolished by the builder and converted into a multi-storey building on its site. “The commission has received complaints from the locals saying that despite them informing the police and the Delhi Waqf Board about the ongoing construction work at the site, no action has been taken so far,” the DMC said in a statement.”This mosque, situated at Khasra 1151/3, belongs to the Delhi Waqf Board. The Delhi Minorities Commission has issued notices to the DCP South, Delhi Waqf Board and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to explain what steps have been taken to stop this illegal construction activity,” it said.In another case, the commission has issued suo motu notices regarding Gulshan Masjid in Mehrauli where anti-socials had stopped the offering of namaz for the past few days. “The commission has received a complaint that some anti-social elements operating in the locality had damaged prayer mats and attacked the imam a few days ago. We have written to the DCP South, SDMC and Delhi Waqf Board to file a report about what action has been taken against the anti-social,” the DMC said.A LITTLE INSIGHTThe move comes at the time when tension prevails in neighbouring Gurgaon after Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s saying that namaz should not be offered in open spaces The Haryana Waqf Board released a list of 19 mosques to the Gurugram administration which is either deserted or illegally occupied
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Yeddyurappa mentally disturbed if he thinks he will take oath as CM: Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today asserted that the Congress would come back to power with a clear majority and dubbed his political rival, BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa as “mentally disturbed” on his claim that he would form the next government in the state.He also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, charging that income tax raids were ordered against Congress workers and well-wishers out of desperation because the saffron party was sure of losing the election.The issue would be raised with the Election Commission after the polls and in Parliament, he said.Sounding confident about Congress victory, Siddaramaiah dubbed Yeddyurappa “mentally disturbed” for his claim that he would take oath as the chief minister on May 17.”Congress will get the clear majority. There is no confusion about this. We are very confident that Congress will come back to power with clear majority. He (Yeddyurappa) is mentally disturbed. BJP can’t get more than 60-65 seats,” Siddaramaiah said.Also readKarnataka Election 2018: In fight against Siddaramaiah, BJP’s Sriramulu seeks ‘blessing’ from cowHe also dismissed the BJP’s allegations that the Congress misused government machinering during the assembly polls.”How can it be? Is it possible? I can never do it in my political career.They (BJP) are making false allegations. On the other hand, they (BJP) are doing it,” Siddaramaiah told reporters in Varuna consituency in Mysuru from where his son is contesting, Siddaramaiah is contesting from Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru apart from Badami in north Karnataka.Predicting his victory from Chamundeshwari, he ruled out the possibility of a hung assembly saying Congress would get a clear majory.The situation of hung assembly would never arise, Siddaramaiah asserted.
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Karnataka Assembly Election 2018: Security beefed up as voting underway, 585 central force companies deployed

Security has been beefed up in the state of Karnataka in the run-up to the Assembly polls.Karnataka Director General and Inspector General of Police Neelamani N Raju on Friday said that law and order situation in the state is under control.”Law and order situation under control and Election Commission is satisfied with it,” she said.She also informed that 82,157 police personnel and home guards and 585 central forces companies have been deployed across the state ahead of the elections.She said, “20% booths are sensitive. 82,157 police and home guards and 585 central forces companies deployed. No communal violence reported, Rs 166 crore in cash & other election-related material seized.”Later in the day, Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) were dispatched from Smt. Kamala Bai Educational Institution to polling booths.The Election Commission has set up Sakhi, or Pink, polling booths in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections.In Shivajinagar constituency, there are fivel Pink polling booths in total.The pink polling booth concept is introduced to attract more women to vote.These special booths will be staffed entirely by women including polling officers, presiding officers and security personnel.On a related note, Karnataka will elect representatives to 224-seat assembly on May 15. A total of 2,654 candidates are in the fray and 4.96 crore people, including 2.52 crore men and 2.44 crore women, will take part in the election. Over 15 lakh are first-time voters in the 18-19 years age group.The population of Karnataka in 2018 as per estimated data is over 68 million. The literacy rate is 75.36 percent as per latest data. About 84 percent of its people are Hindu, 13 percent Muslim, 1.9 percent Christian, 0.16 percent Buddhist and 0.05% Sikh.The population density of the state is 319 persons per square kilometre. The number of people living per square kilometer in the city has extended to 4,378 in the year 2011 from 2,985 in 2001.The BJP has fielded 224 candidates, while Congress and JD (S) have fielded 222 and 201 seats respectively.The election is considered significant for the incumbent Congress, who wants to retain power in the southern state ahead of the next year’s general elections, while the BJP is going the extra mile to dethrone the Siddaramaiah government and come back to power after a decade under the leadership of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa.The JD(S), too, is looking to establish itself once again in the state’s politics and is being perceived as a game changer in the state.
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NHRC notice to UP govt over sending minor girls to jail in cow slaughter case

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report claiming that two minor girls were sent to jail in a cow slaughter case in Khatauli area of Uttar Pradesh.The rights body has sought a report from the DGP and chief secretary of the state in the matter.According to the reports dated April 10, two sisters -aged about 12 and 16 years – were arrested on December 29, 2017 along with seven others, including their mother, while their father was on the run.The minor sisters were sent to jail instead of a juvenile home. The police officers preferred to go with the girls’ physical appearance instead of taking into account the Aadhaar cards shown to them as proof of age, they said.The girls had to spend three-and-a-half months in jail before coming out on bail, and were left traumatised, the reports said.The rights body said in a statement that the contents of the news report about the incident, if true, amounted to “gross violation of human rights” of the two minor girls.”Not sending the girls to a juvenile home, if they were in conflict with the law, is a violation of the statutory obligation on part of the public servant,” the NHRC said.The Commission has issued notices to the chief secretary and DGP of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.
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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written Bydna Correspondent <!–end of artlbotbor–>Updated: May 11, 2018, 06:30 AM IST<!–end of articllftpbx–>After the seizure of around 10,000 electoral photo identity cards (EPIC) in a flat at Jalahalli in Bengaluru right before the Karnataka Assembly elections, the police named local Congress MLA Munirathna Naidu as one of the accused in the case.The flat owner Manjula Nanjamuri has also been named as an accused. Naidu is a MLA from the Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency.Sanjeev Kumar, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the state, said that a FIR was filed pertaining to the discovery of the voter ID cards and Naidu was accused number 14. Saying that a Deputy Superintendent of Police rank officer is investigating the case, Kumar added that revealing more details about the names of the accused might affect the investigation.He said that the deputy election commissioner has submitted a report to the Election Commission of India. A decision (on whether the elections should be postponed) will be taken shortly.Incidentally, while the number of freshly registered voters in Bengaluru was an average of 6 per cent, it was at a higher 10 per cent in Rajarajeshwari Nagar.
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Karnataka voter I cards recovery: Election Commission defers decision after most cards recovered were ‘genuine’

The Election Commission tonight deferred a decision on the recovery of nearly 10,000 voter I-cards from a flat in Rajrajeshwari Nagar assembly seat of poll-bound Karnataka even as it sought fresh information from the state election machinery.Highly-placed sources in the Commission said prima facie it seems that most of the voter I-cards recovered were “genuine”. But the reason as to why they were found in the flat is still beng ascertained.The Commission, the sources said, deliberated on the issue and decided to seek more information from the state election adminstration before arriving at a conclusion.If the EC finds that a fraud was involved, it could even cancel election to the constituency. Even in case, if the EC is able to ascertain that attempt was made to stop people from voting, it can cancel the poll.”Now we have to ensure that genuine voters can cast their votes using voter slips distributed to electors. Also, the machinery has to ensure that no voter is intimidated,” an official had yesterday said.The recovery of voter cards prompted the BJP to demand countermanding of the election claiming the Congress was behind the racket, a charge dismissed by the latter as a “lie”.Karnataka chief electoral officer Sanjiv Kumar told a press conference that till now, two persons have been arrested. More arrests are likely and the case is already under investigation.With Karnataka going to poll on Saturday, the BJP and the Congress, the two main contenders for power, went after each other claiming that the flat — from where the cards were recovered — belonged to a woman associated with the rival party.
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Will not use JD(U) name, symbol for now: Sharad Yadav faction assures Delhi HC

The Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal (United) today assured the Delhi High Court that it will desist from using the name and the poll symbol, ‘Arrow’, of the party till the final decision on their plea against the Election Commission’s order rejecting their claim to both.The assurance was given before Justice Rekha Palli who took it on record and listed the matter for further hearing on July 5.The undertaking by the Yadav group came in response to the Nitish Kumar faction’s application, filed through advocate Gopal Singh, seeking that the other side be restrained from using the party name or symbol at any forum as their plea against the EC order was pending in the high court.Kumar’s faction, also represented by advocates Shivam Singh and Manish Kumar, alleged that Yadav’s group was violating the EC’s orders of November 17 and November 25, 2017.Denying the allegation, Yadav’s group, represented by advocate Nizam Pasha, said they have not violated the EC orders and will desist from using the party name and symbol during pendency of their plea.In its November 17 order, the EC had ruled in favour of Kumar’s faction with regard to which group was the real JD(U), but the poll panel had not given reasons for arriving at the decision. The poll panel gave a reasoned order on November 25.The orders have been challenged by the Yadav faction.Kumar and Yadav had parted ways after the former decided to join hands with the BJP in July, triggering a battle for the control of the party.Following the rift with Kumar, Yadav had claimed that by ending the alliance with Lalu Prasad’s RJD and deserting what was then called the ‘grand alliance’ or Mahagathbandhan, Kumar had gone against the party’s national executive’s decision to oppose the BJP.
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Karnataka Elections: Congress MLA Munirathna Naidu named in FIR in voter ID scandal

RR Nagar Congress MLA Munirathna Naidu was the second person named in an FIR in the Karnataka voter id scandal, DD News reported on Thursday evening.Earlier, nearly 10,000 “fake” voter I-cards were recovered from a flat in a constituency in Karnataka, setting off a war of words between the Congress and BJP, which demanded countermanding of the poll for the seat, claiming the Congress was behind the racket, a charge the latter dismissed as a “lie”.The row erupted just three days before the keenly fought elections, with the two major contenders for power claiming the flat belonged to a woman associated with the rival party. Also readKarnataka Assembly elections campaign comes to an end: A look back at 10 controversies of high-pitched battle Nearly 10,000 “fake” voter I-cards were recovered from a flat in a constituency in Karnataka, setting off a war of words between the Congress and BJP, which demanded countermanding of the poll for the seat, claiming the Congress was behind the racket, a charge the latter dismissed as a “lie”.The row erupted just three days before the keenly fought elections, with the two major contenders for power claiming the flat belonged to a woman associated with the rival party.Also readKarnataka Polls: SC rejects Pramod Muthalik’s plea alleging ‘Congress seekings votes in name of religion’The Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka Sanjiv Kumar, however, told the media the I-cards recovered from a flat in Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency looked genuine but a Deputy Election Commissioner rank official was rushing from the national capital to Bengaluru for a probe.”It was earlier suggested that somebody was trying to break into our (computer) system to prepare fake ID cards…. that is not so,” he said, adding it was for the Election Commission to take a decision on countermanding the election.Also readKarnataka Election 2018: Intense campaigning finally comes to end Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was campaigning in Karnataka, attacked the Congress for adopting such tactics to win the elections.”Thousands of voter ID cards were seized, 1 lakh voters slips were seized in just one place. They must have planned such games in 40-50 constituencies. You (voters) be alert. Such sin cannot be allowed during the celebration of democracy (polls),” he told elections rallies.Addressing a press conference in Bengaluru, Union minister Prakash Javadekar claimed Congress candidate and the sitting RR Nagar MLA Munirathna Naidu was behind the alleged racket, which was exposed by BJP worker Rakesh.Congress spokesman Rajdeep Singh Surjawala hit right back, alleging that flat owner Manjula Nanjamari and Rakesh, who was dubbed by Javadekar as the “whistleblower” in the matter, had BJP connections and both had contested the Bengaluru Municipal Corporation elections on saffron party tickets.
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‘He feels prime minister’s chair reserved for one family’: PM Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over his ready-to-be-PM remark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi after he publicly declared his prime ministerial ambition, and wondered whether the country will ever accept such an “immature and naamdar (famous)” leader for the post.Taking his attack on the Gandhi family a notch further with barely a day left for the campaign to end, Modi said, “He (Rahul Gandhi) feels that the prime minister’s chair is reserved for one family and no one can sit on it. He feels it is an ancestral right (paitruk hak).” He said Congress leader was not bothered about his party, its legacy, senior leaders, or the country.”From morning till evening, while sleeping and while awake, he has only thing in his mind and that is the prime minister’s chair,” he said.Modi’s attack on Gandhi at his rallies in Bangarpet and Chikkamagaluru came a day after the Congress president said he was ready to occupy the prime minister’s post if his party emerged as the largest party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, making known his ambition for the topmost executive post.”The naamdar who does not have confidence in his alliance partners…who doesn’t care for the Congress’ internal democracy, whose arrogance has reached cloud seven, and is declaring himself that he would be the prime minister in 2019…will the country ever accept such an immature ‘naamdar’ leader?” Modi told election rallies.”Yesterday in Karnataka and India’s politics something happened. All of a sudden one person came and he declared…..(he) did not care about others who are standing in the line. (He) did not care about other coalition partners.”There are leaders waiting for 40 years….He came all of a sudden…and said I will become the prime minister,” the prime minister said during the final lap of his campaign blitz in poll-bound Karnataka, where voting will be held on May 12.He asked the gathering whether it was not a reflection of the Congress president’s “arrogance.” He also wanted to know whether it did not show the state of internal democracy in the Congress party.On the seizure of thousands of alleged fake voter ID cards and a lakh Form-6 (voter registration form) applications for the inclusion and transfer of voters from a flat here, Modi said, “Looking at defeat in front of them, as their tricks did not work, they have started a new game.”I want to tell the people to be alert till May 12 (the day of voting)…The Congress shamelessly is using undemocratic means.” Citing media reports, he alleged that by using thousands of fake voter ID cards, the Congress was attempting to win the election.”People of Karnataka will not forgive the Congress for this…One is caught… don’t know how many such sins they have committed,” he added.About attempts to forge an anti-BJP front, Modi said “big, big meetings are happening, big, big stalwarts are meeting” to remove him from power, “but keeping them all in the dark Rahul Gandhi declared he will be the prime minister.” “Doesn’t this show the level of no-confidence within the (proposed) coalition?” he asked.In his rally at Chikkamagaluru, Modi said with great difficulty, the Congress had secured 40-odd Lok Sabha seats and lost elections in most of the states.”But look at their arrogance, it is on cloud seven. He (Rahul Gandhi) is coming here and claiming that he will become prime minister in 2019. If this is not arrogance what it is?” “This (Gandhi) family does not have anything to do with democracy…So it keeps looking for every opportunity to negate anything related to democracy,”he said.Modi also attacked the Congress for “defaming” institutions such as the CAG, CBI, NIA, ED and RBI by calling them wrong, and saying only the Congress is right and trying to “break the morale” of the Army and security forces by raising questions about them.”You might have seen in the last few elections the Congress is losing, and instead of accepting defeat by following democratic principles, they are lying by blaming EVMs,” he said.He said the Congress had defamed the Election Commission of India that is respected globally for its work.”They have started defaming the EC after they started seeing defeat.For them, the EVM are wrong, the Congress right, the Election Commission wrong, the Congress right,” he said.He said the Congress had also “doubted” the World Bank and global credit rating agencies by saying “Modi has bought these agencies.” “The Congress is playing a dangerous game and I want to alert our citizens. The Congress’ former president (Sonia Gandhi) and son (Rahul Gandhi) from the time they got bail in Rs 5,000 crore scam (National Herald case), from then on they have started attacking the country’s judiciary,” Modi said.Continuing his tirade against the Congress, he called it a “deal party.” Modi said during Manmohan Singh’s tenure as the prime minister, the remote control of the government was with Sonia Gandhi, but in the four years of the his (NDA) rule, it was with the people.He also said the “Congress culture, communalism, casteism, crime, corruption and contract system” were the “six Cs destroying” Karnataka’s future.Modi told the crowd that it was now Karnataka’s turn to bid “goodbye” to the Congress.

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Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Congress petitions EC over recovery of voter ID cards in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar

The Congress today petitioned the Election Commission (EC), demanding action against the BJP over the recovery of thousands of voter identity cards in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar Assembly constituency in Karnataka, and accused the ruling party at the Centre of enacting the “midnight drama”.A Congress delegation, led by senior party leader Anand Sharma, met the EC officials and alleged that the BJP was indulging in malpractices.Sharma alleged a concerted attempt by the ruling party at the Centre, with the assistance of central agencies, including the Income Tax department, to subvert the process of free-and-fair polls, target Congress candidates and carry out midnight raids.”A delegation of the Congress party has just met the EC officials. We have submitted a detailed memorandum about the malpractices of the BJP and a concerted attempt by the ruling party, with the assistance of central agencies, including the Income Tax department, to subvert the process of free-and-fair elections, target Congress candidates, carry out midnight raids and enact conspiracies,” he told reporters after the meeting with EC officials.The senior Congress leader claimed that the BJP was facing an “imminent defeat” in Karnataka and alleged that the saffron party had been using huge amounts of cash to influence the voters of the southern state.”In that constituency (Raja Rajeshwari Nagar), this drama was enacted and it was not the EC or the police, but the BJP people who raided a flat which belongs to a BJP leader and the tenant is also a BJP leader,” Sharma alleged.The BJP, on the other hand, is demanding countermanding of polls in the Raja Rajeshwari Nagar constituency after thousands of “fake” voter identity cards were recovered from a flat there.Union minister Prakash Javadekar alleged that Congress candidate and sitting MLA Munirathna Naidu was behind the “racket”, which was “exposed” by BJP worker Rakesh.
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Fake voter-Id row: BJP demands countermanding of polls in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar

The BJP today demanded countermanding of polls in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar Assembly seat in Karnataka after thousands of “fake” voter identity cards were recovered from a flat there.Union minister Prakash Javadekar alleged Congress candidate and sitting MLA Munirathna Naidu was behind the alleged racket, which was exposed by BJP worker Rakesh.Javadekar said thousands of fake cards with hologram, lamination machines, and computers were seized by police yesterday.”This is the philosophy of the Congress….if voters do not vote for you, create fake voters,” he told a press conference.Javadekar demanded a thorough probe by cyber security agencies into the incident.Calling the incident a “subversion of democracy”, he alleged the Congress was making attempts to show voters from outside the state as its natives.He demanded immediate arrest of Manjula, the owner of the flat, for her alleged involvement in the racket.Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, however, dubbed the incident as “stage-managed”.He claimed Manjula was associated with the BJP and her son Rakesh had contested the municipal corporation election on a BJP ticket.”The Election Commission must take action, and a police case be registered,” he said, adding the BJP was up to such tactics as defeat was staring it in the face.
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Progressive states will lose heavily, says Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu

Opposing the terms of reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said progressive states would lose heavily if the 2011 census was taken as the basis for devolution of central funds.He also demanded that the Centre respect the cooperative federal system.“It is not right to penalise states that are in the forefront in population control. We will not tolerate this injustice. We will fight till justice is secured,” he asserted.Naidu was speaking after inaugurating the day-long conclave of finance ministers of various states here to discuss the fallout of the 15th Finance Commission’s ToR.He pointed out that Kerala was leading all states in population control, and Andhra Pradesh has adopted firm measures to reduce population growth rate. “But now, population control is not our policy. Our ultimate objective is poverty eradication and we have accordingly been implementing various schemes,” Naidu noted.He also apprehended that south Indian states would lose seats (in legislatures) if delimitation of constituencies was undertaken based on 2011 population. “South Indian states are under the threat of losing their eminence because they were successful in population control. It is not right for the Centre to penalise such states,” he maintained.Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy sought the intervention of the President against the ‘unilateral’ decision of the Centre.STRAIGHT TALKHe also demanded that the Centre respect the cooperative federal system. He said that Kerala was leading all states in population control. Our ultimate objective is poverty eradication. —PTI
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Taking strong exception to his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar’s statement that namaz should be restricted to mosques, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said it seems the BJP is trying to communalise the atmosphere of the country. India is a Republic governed by a Constitution and neither Khattar nor anyone else has the right to dictate where people should or should not hold prayers, he said at a press conference here.Flaying the Haryana chief minister for his remarks, Singh said the BJP, it seems is out to polarise the society on religious lines to garner votes.In the wake of alleged disruptions to namaz by right-wing groups at multiple locations in Gurgaon, Khattar had yesterday said such congregations should be restricted to mosques, eidgahs or private places.Also readNamaz should not be offered in open: Haryana CM Khattar on law and order in GurgaonOn the transfer of the rape-murder case of an 8-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua to Pathankot in Punjab on the directive of the Supreme Court, he said his government would ensure full security to the victim’s family, lawyer and others during the trial proceedings.The state government is committed to upholding the judicial process as per the apex court’s directives, the chief minister said.Also readHaryana govt to set up ‘gaushalas’ in all jails: Manohar Lal KhattarTo a question on the registration of an FIR by the Shahkot SHO against the Congress candidate for the upcoming Shahkot bypoll, Singh said it was part of a political conspiracy.He also urged the Election Commission (EC) to probe the matter and examine the role of the station house officer (SHO) as well as politicians involved in it.The SHO is upset over his earlier transfer from Jalandhar district and is in touch with AAP’s Sukhpal Singh Khaira and SAD’s Daljit Cheema, the chief minister alleged, adding that the FIR against Hardev Singh Laddi appeared to be a fallout of the same.Singh pointed out that the EC had merely asked the police to conduct an inquiry into a complaint against Laddi, but the SHO acted in unprecedented haste in registering the FIR.The chief minister, in response to a query, ruled out any action against SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia or anyone else till there was sufficient evidence against them of their involvement in the drugs trade.The matter is being examined by the Enforcement Directorate and the high court is overseeing it, he said.The Special Task Force (STF) on drugs is doing a great job and has already apprehended over 15,000 drug peddlers in the state, Singh said.Big drug dealers have run away from the country and would be nabbed soon, the chief minister said, adding that a big drugs dealer has been arrested by the Hong Kong Police and the Punjab government would be seeking his extradition.To a question on his government’s affidavit in Supreme Court in a road rage case against minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Singh reiterated that they could not have backtracked from the stand it had taken earlier in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.He said personally he was in complete support of Sidhu and hoped that the court would take into account his great contribution to the country while deciding his case.
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NHRC issues notice to CBSE, TN government over allotment of NEET exam centres outside the state

The National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notices to the Central Board of Secondary Education and Tamil Nadu government for causing hardships to the students who had to travel out of their states to write the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).Taking “suo motu” cognizance of media reports alleging hardships faced by NEET students, the NHRC, in a press release, has sought a detailed report from the CBSE’s chairperson and Tamil Nadu chief secretary explaining as to why the students had to travel across the State to appear in the examination. It would also like to know as to what steps are being taken by both the authorities to ensure that such incidents do not recur in future.Reacting to the NHRC notice, senior AIADMK leader and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar blamed the CBSE for the hardship caused to the students. “It is the responsibility of the CBSE to hold the exams without any confusion. The CBSE did not seek help for setting up of more examination centre,” he told reporters.Also readKerala tragedy: Father dies of cardiac arrest while taking his son from TN to Kerala for NEET examsCiting the incident of a 46-year-old man from Tamil Nadu, who had to travel a long distance of 500 Km with his son to appear in NEET at a centre in Kerala, died due to cardiac arrest on Sunday, the commission has observed that the contents of media report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights.“The students pass through tremendous pressure due to examination; it is the duty of the State to ensure that they should not be subjected to any kind of discomfort, while they are appearing for the entrance examinations. It appears that the State Government and the CBSE authorities have failed to provide examination centres to the aspirants within the State, resulting in hardships not only to the students but also their parents,” it said.The NHRC said that according to a news report it quotes, “a statement issued by the CBSE says that at least 3,685 medical aspirants from Tamil Nadu had to travel out of state to take the exam. “However, as per (the) news report, the CBSE and the NEET authorities have not commented (on) why they failed to create enough exam centres within Tamil Nadu.” Following outrage over the Tamil Nadu students being allotted examination centres in Kerala, Rajasthan and elsewhere, the state government announced that every student from Tamil Nadu who travelled to outside state to appear for the NEET would be given train fair in addition to the monetary assistance of Rs 1,000 per candidate.
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West Bengal Panchayat Polls: Bengal SEC itself needs protection, says BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha

Ahead of the panchayat polls in West Bengal, BJP national secretary and former party state president Rahul Sinha at a ‘Meet the press’ organised by the Press Club, Kolkata on Sunday, said that said that more than the State Election Commission (SEC) providing security during polls, the SEC itself needed protection. The BJP leader, who had earlier demanded the resignation of the State Election Commissioner AK Singh, also said that they had no problems if polls were conducted in one phase and added that the TMC would have more problems in that case.He alleged that whenever a team or delegation went to meet Singh, two or three unwanted persons always remained present inside his office to overhear conversations. “He had told me that his phones, both the landlines and mobile phone, were being tapped. It is the failure of the SEC that we should focus on. We should save the democracy of Bengal from being destroyed. For that we can only resort to the court as of now and we hope the court will give a favourable judgement on May 8, regarding the dates,” Sinha said and added that ideally there should be another day for nomination on which all nominations should be accepted online and later the polls should be conducted under the supervision of the Calcutta High Court.”While Muslims have no problem if poll process is carried out during the month of Ramadan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seems to have so. We will have to decide what is our priority. Polls during a particular month or restoring democracy,” he added.”We are ready for the polls and have no issues if it is conducted in one phase. The TMC which plans to rig polls and loot booths would have problems in mobilising their musclemen from one place to another,” Sinha said.Referring to the use of Central forces during the polls he said bringing in Central forces would be fruitless if they were not used properly. “Use of Central force would be of any use if SEC is given the power of deployment of Central force. Otherwise there had been precedence where the state had kept Central force idle brought in to be used during the polls,” Sinha said.During the question answer session he was asked about the arrest of Mukul Roy’s brother in law for allegedly being involved in a job racket and the allegation against present state BJP president Dilip Ghosh for furnishing incorrect details of his academic qualification. “About Roy’s case, there are instances when the ruling regime had engineered such arrests out of political vendetta. Even if, for arguments sake we admit that it is true, then I don’t think Roy or BJP can be held responsible anyway for any of his relatives being involved in a racket. As far as Ghosh’s case is concerned, he has been asked by the court to submit an affidavit about the controversy which had arisen, along with relevant papers and I am sure it will be dealt with as well, without any trouble,” Sinha said.Sinha has also said that thousands of Civic Volunteers’ uniforms were being stitched across the state which would be used by TMC cadres during the polls to loot booths under the disguise of civic volunteers who would be engaged to maintain law and order during poll process. “We are reaching out to the people in general and will fight it to the finish,” Sinha said.
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UPPSC cancels 2017 PCS Mains exams scheduled on May 17

In a major decision affecting future of over 14,000 candidates, the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has cancelled the PCS Main Examinations, scheduled to begin from May 17, 2018.A senior member of the UPPSC said that the decision was taken after the commission filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the last month order of the Allahabad High Court directing the UPPSC to re-evaluate answer-sheets of candidates appeared in preliminary examination 2017 after it deleted one of the questions and changed answers of two others.“We will wait for the outcome of our plea in the Supreme Court for the review of the Allahabad High Court order. The Mains examinations will be held only after the apex court verdict. New dates will be announced accordingly,” confided the UPPSC official.A CBI probe is already on over selection of candidates in the PCS between 2012 and 2017. With UPPSC moving to the Supreme Court, the 2017 PCS examinations too are likely to land into legal wrangling. The bench comprising Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Saral Srivastava had said that only those candidates should be allowed to appear in the PCS Mains examination who clear the prelim exams after re-evaluation.In its order dated April 1, 2018 the two-member bench had held the UPPSC responsible for the wrong questions and answers. It further stated that those passed earlier but failed after re-evaluation will not be allowed to appear for the Mains examination. The High Court had passed the order when a number of candidates had challenged as many as 14 questions of the general studies in prelim exams.More than 2.46 lakh candidates had appeared for the prelims exams on September 24, 2017. Among them, only 14,032 were declared passed when results were out on January 19. They were all preparing all these months to appear for the Mains exams, scheduled to begin from May 17.“We are shocked by the UPPSC announcement to cancel Mains papers. Our preparation was in final stages. Since they have cited filing of review petition in Supreme Court, the examinations might be delayed for a longer period. It will jeopardize our future,” said Diwakar, a candidate.
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TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay meets President Ram Nath Kovind, accuses BJP of perpetrating violence

Amid charges of perpetrating violence, a delegation of Trinamool Congress led by senior leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay met President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday stressing that the opposition parties were spreading rumours about not able to file nominations for the upcoming Panchayat polls.In a memorandum to the President, the TMC said the allegations are misplaced as 96,000 nominations out of 2 lakh have been filed by opposition parties so far.The move came after the candidates fielded by opposition parties accused the ruling TMC members of stopping them forcibly from filing their nomination papers for the elections. TMC too has accused the BJP of spreading violence and roping in outsiders to foment trouble in the state.Following the allegations and counter allegations, the Election Commission postponed the date of the panchayat polls tentatively to May 14 from the previously announced May 1, 3, 5.In its memorandum, the TMC credited itself for bringing peace in the violence torn state and emerging as top state in mandays generation, bank credit flows to the MSME sector in ease of doing business etc.It also accused opposition parties, especially the BJP, for perpetrating violence leading to the killing of five of its cadres recently.
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Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: BJP advertisements violating poll, criminal laws, Congress tells EC

A high-level delegation of Congress, led by Abhishek Manu Singhvi, filed a complaint before the Election Commission on Thursday against the BJP for resorting to false, baseless and scandalous allegations using cutouts, shadow images and likeness of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, and Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah.”We told the EC about the highly objectionable advertisements that have been released in Karnataka. They are highly objectionable not only because they are a direct violation of the Model Code of Conduct but they are clear violations of the criminal law of India,” Singhvi said after meeting the EC.In its complaint to the EC, the Congress said, print advertisements were published across various newspapers in Karnataka with an intent to malign the image of Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah by levelling false and unverified allegations and distortions against them.The delegation also submitted copies of the advertisements having silhouettes of Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah saying “…forged unholy alliance”, “…about who is behind the horror of 3,800 farmers suicides”, “…about who has alliance murderers of deshbhakts” , “…about who manipulates and appease minorities just for their votes” and “…about who is poisoning society by communalising and dividing people.””These advertisements violate the IPC and Representation of People’s Act to prevent inflammatory, provocative, divisive and personal enmity between groups. These kinds of attempts to gain electorally, this is happening in a brazen manner. We have asked and we have demanded from the Election Commission that immediate stoppage be put,” said Singhvi, adding that EC has taken cognisance of the matter and assured action.The local unit of Congress, Singhvi added, has been advised to take strongest action including filing of an FIR under the Criminal Law.Azad’s denialCongress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has quashed charges made by the BJP that he was seeking consolidation of Muslim votes in poll-bound Karnataka.If those meeting the EC has video or audio of mine saying ‘vote in name of Islam’, then I will resign as MP, he said.
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Two held for ‘raping and murdering’ Lithuanian tourist in Kerala

In a breakthrough in the mysterious death of 33-year-old Lithuanian tourist, Kerala police today arrested two people for allegedly raping and brutally murdering her.The highly decomposed and headless body of the woman, who went missing on March 14, was recovered from a mangrove forest at Thiruvallam on April 21.Briefing reporters, Kerala DGP Loknath Behara said the entire investigation was conducted on the basis of circumstantial evidence and using scientific methods.”The case was homicide. It was unfortunately brutal. It should not have happened to any woman,” Behara said.Efforts are also on to ascertain if anymore people are directly or indirectly involved in the case, he said.He also lauded his officers who had cracked the case working 24×7 and said all those connected with the”probe would be given the DGP’s special award.Investigating officer, Manoj Abhraham said the accused have been charged under IPC sections 302 (murder), 376 (rape) and 20(b) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances NDPS Act.City Police Commisisoner, P Prakash, also part of the investigations, told PTI that the woman was raped and murdered by the two accused, Umesh and Udayan, who are drug peddlers, on March 14, the day she went missing.”The accused lured her to the spot saying it was a scenic and beautiful place, made her consume ganja, and then sexually assaulted and strangled her to death,” he said.The motive of the murder was sexual assault, he said.”The accused then tried to make it look like a suicide.They hung her body in a natural creaper.”As the decomposition set in, after about 30 days, the head fell off the body, he added.A Special Investigation Team was formed by the police and a massive search launched to trace the woman.They had also announced a reward of Rs Two lakh for anyone providing information about the missing woman.The woman had come to Kerala along with her sister for ayurvedic treatment for depression.Meanwhile, the body of the tourist was consigned to flames at the shantikavadam electric crematorium here after rituals were performed by a latin Christian priest.Her ashes will be flown by her sister to their native land in the coming days.”Tourism minister, Kadakampally Surendran, was among those who attended the funeral. BJP state president, Kummanam Rajashekaran, said in Kozhikode that the body of the foreign national should be preserved until all the accused were brought before law and the entire investigation process was completed.The BJP had even approached the Kerala Human Rights Commission (KHRC) seeking to stay the cremation.The KHRC wanted the body of the woman to be buried as per the Christian belief and not cremated.
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Asked secular parties to come together: Ghulam Nabi Azad denies asking for Muslim votes in Karnataka

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday quashed the allegations made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that he was seeking consolidation of Muslim votes in favour of his party in poll-bound Karnataka.Talking to ANI, the Congress leader said, ‘I didn’t hold any public meeting especially for Muslims, it was just a public meeting. I challenge, if anyone meeting the EC officials has video or audio of mine saying ‘vote in name of Islam’, then I will resign as Parliament member and leader of the opposition. Or those leaders from the BJP, who had approached the EC, should accept my challenge and resign from their respective posts if proved wrong.”I have asked secular parties to come together. I have not used ‘Musalman ikatha ho jao’, ‘Islam khatre me hai or Islam ke naam pe vote de do’ terms during my speech,’ he added.Earlier in the day, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra claimed that senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Ghulam Nabi Azad, in a public rally, had openly asked Muslims in Karnataka to vote for the Congress party en masse.Also readCauvery row: AG says draft not prepared as PM travelling, SC asks Karnataka to release water to TN “Is this an agenda of development, or is this a communal agenda’ It is starkly clear that this is a communal agenda, we have complained to the Election Commission. Law will, of course, take its course but people of this country and people of Karnataka are extremely intelligent to see through this,” he said.A political slugfest has erupted as the Karnataka assembly elections are slated on May 12 to elect its representatives for the 225-member assembly. The results will be out on May 15.
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Karnataka Election 2018: BJP moves EC, accuses Congress of trying to seek votes for party ‘in name of Islam’

The BJP today accused the Congress of playing “communal card” in the poll-bound Karnataka to woo Muslim voters and claimed the state’s chief electoral officer was not acting on its complaints, with a delegation of Union ministers moving the Election Commission demanding action against opposition leaders.Union minister and former BJP president Nitin Gadkari led the delegation to the commission and told reporters later that they had provided “evidence” to back their charges against Congress leaders and state government officials to the election watchdog. Gadkari alleged Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge in their campaign in a Muslim locality in the state sought the community’s votes for their party in the name of Islam.Another Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Congress leaders told Muslims that their votes for the party will be in the service of Islam, which is in “danger”, as he asserted that such rank communalism is a crime under the The Representation of People Act.Also readKarnataka Election 2018: Amit Shah gave go-ahead to give tickets to Reddy brothers, reveals YeddyurappaThe state goes to polls on May 12. Prasad said the Congress is desperate as it is set to lose the polls and that is why its government in the state and its leaders are resorting to various tactics to weaken the BJP’s campaign.Also readKarnataka Polls: After PM Modi accuses Rahul of ‘insulting’ Deve Gowda, JD(S) says ‘contradiction exists in Congress’Besides action against the Congress leaders, the BJP has demanded that a few deputy commissioners and some other state officials be removed, he said.The BJP delegation, which also included Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Dharmendra Pradhan besides senior party leader Arun Singh, also alleged that the Congress is full of moneybags in the state and they were distributing money.Pressure cookers with names of Congress leaders embossed on them have been found but no action was taken by the state election commission officials, they said.While the Congress campaign vehicles are allowed to move around freely, those of the BJP were seized, they alleged.”The state government has resorted to abuse of power through a handful of officials,” Prasad said, alleging that the media was also pressured by them to not carry “breaking news” of the BJP or money due to them would not be released.”There has been unduly long delays in according permission for even small requests made by BJP candidates and its workers,” the memorandum submitted by the BJP to the EC said, adding that such tactics are meant to “hurt” its campaign.In Udupi district, the memorandum said, the deputy commissioner allegedly at the behest of the Congress ordered removal of saffron flags from temples and banned a traditional art and cultural practise. PTI KR KR TIR TIR
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Rajasthan High Court stays punitive action against Vidyashram School

Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday, taking cognisance on a writ petition filed by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram School, restrained the education authorities from taking any punitive action against the school. A division bench of Judge Manish Bhandari and Judge DC Somani passed this order.The High Court also sought a reply from Principal Secretary, School Education, Director of Primary Education, and District Education Officer, secondary education on the issue of Rajasthan Schools (Fee Regulation) Act, 2016.The affidavit presented by the petitioner stated that the school has increased the fee by 20 per cent as the school was implementing the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.“In addition to this, the state government only provides Rs 17,000 per student under Right to Education, while the actual expenditure is more than that. Further, Rs 200 per month is being charged from the student Digital Board.The Board Trustees are providing services without charging any fee,” the affidavit stated.The petitioner further stated that the institution does not levy any grant from the state, and hence, the fees act is not applicable to it. “A fee committee has been formed and the person nominated by the state government is the school’s representative in the committee.The District Education Officer banned the school from increasing the fee on April 20, while the official is not authorised to do the same. The Supreme Court has already decided that the schools can increase the fee based on the services and resources provided,” the affidavit said.AFFIDAVIT FILEDThe affidavit presented by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram School stated that the school has increased the fee by 20 per cent as the school was implementing the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
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Delhi University’s Hindu College staff rejects administration’s move to apply for autonomy

The Delhi University’s Hindu College Staff Association unanimously rejected the administration’s move to apply for autonomy from the University Grants Commission (UGC) during a recently held emergency meeting.The autonomous body of staff members claimed that the administration did not consult with the stakeholders. “The Hindu College Staff Association notes with alarm that there had been no attempt to consult the staff and other stakeholders of the college, or otherwise involve them in any way, in taking this initiative towards autonomy. Consequently, the staff and students of the college remain completely in the dark about the implications of this initiative, and find the lack of transparency, completely inexplicable and objectionable,” the association said in a statement.Claiming that the administration held a meeting with the staff members last year and had assured the teaching staff members to inform, discuss and share all information with the staff before proceeding for any such move or development. However, they claimed that the administration did not stick to its claim. “The administration should have consulted us before the taking the decision. Therefore, the Hindu College Teaching Staff Association has unanimously rejected the said autonomy scheme unless the stakeholders are consulted,” a staff association member said.Hindu College had recently had approached the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry seeking answers to its autonomy-related queries. The move triggered students’ protest on the campus. Principal Anju Shrivastava, however, said that everything will be communicated to the staff members before moving ahead. “Nothing official has happened as of now and when anything will happen, we will first discuss it with our staff members,” she said.The scheme offers academic and operative freedom to the colleges. It enables a college to design and structure its own courses of study and syllabi to suit local needs and to devise innovative methods of teaching, examination and evaluation. Any number of Colleges under a University, fulfilling a set criteria, can apply for autonomy UGC under this scheme.Earlier on Friday, UGC held a workshop to clarify doubts regarding autonomy scheme and principals of around 20 DU colleges had attended it. The move created an uproar on the campus with officials terming it an attempt of ‘privatisation’ and ‘commercialisation’.
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Now, a Swachh Bharat summer internship for students

In an attempt to help college students spend their summer vacations productively, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, this year, is offering a Swachh Bharat summer internship. Under the internship, students will have to take up a project to promote cleanliness by indulging in voluntary work of 100 hours at any village of their choice.The circular issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) stated: “In pursuance of the objectives of the Swachh Bharat Mission launched as a national movement on October 2, 2014, MHRD in association with the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, has launched a Swachh Bharat Summer Internship programme.”The UGC qualified this internship as being eligible for (2) academic credits like an optional paper. The internship is open only to registered students of higher educational institutions. Each institution is required to assign at least one nodal officer who shall be registered on the website and will guide the students through the internship.Students will have to register and report through their internship period at https://sbsi.mygov.in, which will be launched on April 25. On completion of the internship, the best three interns or team of interns will be awarded and their names will be forwarded for eligible awards at University/state and national level.The registration for the summer internships will open on April 25 and close on May 25, the circular stated.
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Modi-Xi meet could stabilise military ties, maintain peace at borders: PLA

The two-day informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping could stabilise ties between the two militaries, help maintain peace at the borders and settle differences, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said today.”It is the common expectation of both peoples to stabilise relations between the Chinese and Indian armed forces and maintain peace and tranquillity at the border areas,” the military spokesman, Col. Wu Qian, told the media in Beijing. Modi and Xi are due to hold a two-day informal summit here from Friday during which the boundary issue as well last year’s standoff at Dokalam were expected to figure in their one-on-one talks to improve relations between the two countries.”Although the relations between the two militaries still face some difficulties and obstacles, we are willing to use the important consensus of the leaders of the two countries as guidance to deepen our understanding, enhance mutual trust, properly settle differences, and continue to accumulate the positive energy of the healthy and stable development of the relations between the two armed forces,” Col Wu said. He was replying to a question about the expectations from the Modi-Xi summit and as well as the outcome of the meeting between Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Chinese counterpart General Wei Feng this week.Col Wu’s comments were significant as President Xi is also the head of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and the military.Also readPM Modi arrives in China for informal summit with Xi JinpingRegarded as the most powerful Chinese leader in recent times, Xi is the Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) which is the overall high command of the Chinese armed forces. Post-Doklam standoff last year, the relations between two militaries were picking up. Sitharaman, who was in Beijing to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Defence Ministers’ meeting, held talks with her Chinese counterpart Wei and discussed steps to improve relations between the two militaries. In her remarks, she had said differences should not be allowed to become disputes. I
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Uttar Pradesh: Kairana Lok Sabha, Noorpur Assembly bypoll on May 28, counting May 31

The bypolls to the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh will be held on May 28, an election office spokesperson said here today.Counting of votes for both the consitituencies will be held on May 31, the spokesperson said.A notification will be issued on May 3 and the last date for filing of nomination is May 10. Scrutiny will be taken up the next day while the last date of withdrawal is May 14, he said.The Kairana Lok Sabha seat fell vacant after the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh in February, while the Noorpur Assembly seat fell vacant when sitting BJP MLA Lokendra Singh Chauhan died in a road accident the same month.Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer L Venkateshwar Lu will visit Saharanpur and Shamli districts tomorrow to take stock of poll preparations.Kairana parliamentary constituency comprises five assembly segments, three in Shamli and two in Saharanpur district.The EC has set up 883 polling centres in five assembly constituencies — Shamli, Thanabhawan, Kairana (all in Shamli district) and Gangoh and Nukar in Saharanpur district.As many as 16,095,80 voters including 7,36,420 women would exercise their franchise in the coming bypoll in Kairana.Political parties including BJP, SP, RLD and Congress have started poll preparations.State president of Samajwadi Party, Naresh Uttam Patel visited Kairana yesterday and asked party workers to be ready for the polls. Ruling BJP ministers have also been visiting the constituency.The Election Commission today announced that bypolls to four Lok Sabha seats, including Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana, will take place on May 28. The bypolls will be held for Bhandara-Gondiya and Palghar in Maharashtra, Kairana, and Nagaland Lok Sabha seats.
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West Bengal Panchayat polls 2018: Voting on 14th May, counting on 17th May

The State Election Commission (SEC) has finally announced dates for the panchayat polls in West Benga. Voting will take place in a single phase on May 14th and the counting will be done on May 17th. Repolling, if needed will be held on 16th May. The announcement of revised dates were delayed because the SEC were finalising the security arrangements in the over 58,000 polling booths and also deciding on the issue of whether to conduct the election during the month of Ramzan . The representatives of various Muslim organisations on Wednesday met the SEC officials and urged the poll panel not to hold the panchayat election during the month of Ramzan, which is scheduled to start from May 16-17. The ruling TMC too was in favour of polls before Ramzan and onset of monsoon season. According to the final schedule, EC has fixed the date of polling before start of the holy month. According to the West Bengal Panchayat Act, 2003, there has to be a gap of at least 21 days between the last date for filing of nominations and the date of polling. According to this rule, the election cannot be held before May 14.The panchayat polls were earlier scheduled to be held on May 1, 3 and 5. However, following a Calcutta High Court order, the SEC had announced April 23 as the extended date for nomination-filing for the three-tier rural election. The opposition is wary if SEC can provide for all the candidates in a single phase election. They are worried whether 58 thousand police officers will be enough to properly ensure security in over 58, 000 polling booths in the state. BJP has alleged that the SEC has not discussed witht them before finalising the schedule.
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BJP, Congress have not filed annual audit reports for 2016-17 with EC: Poll panel to Delhi HC

The BJP and the Congress are yet to submit their annual audit report for the year 2016-17 to the Election Commission, the poll panel informed the Delhi High Court today.The submission was made in an affidavit placed before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar which was hearing an NGO’s plea for implementation of a Law Commission recommendation to enact a provision to monitor and regulate the expenditure by political parties. An annexure in tabular form, attached with the affidavit, indicates that while the audit reports for 2014-15 and 2015-16 were filed by the two parties, in the column for the year 2016-17, it says “report not filed”. Senior advocate Arvind Nigam, appearing for the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms, said that the poll panel has to ensure that these parties submit their reports to it on time.He said if the big parties like the BJP and the Congress do not do it, how can they expect smaller ones to comply. The poll panel said it has sent reminders to the parties which are in default. The bench noted the contention of the NGO that the poll panel was not ensuring that political parties follow the statutory requirements and also took on record the affidavit filed by EC. It told the EC that it needs to do its statutory duty without waiting for court orders and listed the matter for hearing on September 10.The court on the last hearing had asked the EC about the steps taken to ensure implementation of its regulations to bring transparency in the expenditure of political parties and funds received by them. In its affidavit, the poll panel has said that all political parties are required to submit their annual audit and contribution reports to it which are then uploaded on its website for public viewing. The EC told the court that reminders are sent to the parties which are in default of these requirements and added that those who do not file their contribution reports on time are processed by the Income Tax department for denial of tax benefits.It also told the bench that in the instant matter it has issued reminders to the BJP and the Congress for not filing their annual audit reports.According to the affidavit, both parties have filed their contribution reports. The NGO, in its petition, has claimed that despite there being guidelines in place, political parties were not abiding by them. It has said that despite the Law Commission’s recommendations, there was no provision yet in the Representation of the People Act and the Election Rules to monitor the poll expenses of political parties. The plea has alleged that such a provision has “deliberately” not been enacted despite the Supreme Court having held that the EC has the power to give effect to the law panel’s recommendations.The NGO has claimed that the existing law “does not measure up to the existing realities”. It has alleged that since the present political system was being “funded through various illegal means and also by the people and corporate agencies with vested interests, it (political system) does not seem to be inclined to give effect to the recommendations of the Law Commission”.
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Gujarat police exhumes body of Pak-Italian woman over ‘honor killing’

Pakistani police on Wednesday exhumed the body of a 26-year-old Pakistani-Italian woman who was killed allegedly by her father and brother in the name of so-called honour in Pakistan’s Punjab province.Ghulam Mustafa along with his brother Mazhar Iqbal and son Adnan Mustafa allegedly killed Sana Cheema after they failed to persuade her not to marry an Italian man. The incident took place in Kunja, Gujrat, some 150-km from Lahore, on April 18.”The body of Cheema was exhumed in the presence of a woman judge and samples have been sent for forensic text in Lahore,” Kunja police station official Waqar Ahmad told news agency.Also readPakistan: She refused to marry her uncle. Her family members murdered her for resisting He said the “real cause” of her death will be known after her autopsy.Police initiated the probe after reports published in Italian media that Cheema was killed by her family members over the marriage issue, Ahmad said.Also readNew Gujarat police chief likely on Wednesday, AK Singh, Shivanand Jha front runnersCheema’s family declared her death “accidental” and buried her in a graveyard far from their residence, raising suspicion.On police’s application a sessions judge allowed to exhume Cheema’s body. To a question about arresting the suspects, Ahmad said: “We have not taken the three suspects into custody as we do not have any evidence against them as yet. However, we have told them not to leave their residence till the investigation is finalised.” He said the Cheema family claims that “she fell ill and died within few days despite receiving medical treatment”.Reportedly, Cheema was taken to a hospital in Gujrat on April 11 seeking treatment for blood pressure and stomach ache. The police received doctor’s prescription along with hospital and medical store bills. The grave-digger who buried Cheema’s body has reportedly said that the relatives of the deceased were in a hurry to bury her as they brought two labourers with them to expedite burial.According to reports, Cheema had been living in Italy since 2002 and was to return to Italy on April 19 but she was killed a day prior to her return. She wanted to marry an Italian man and had turned down proposals from within her family. She came to Pakistan some two months ago.Cheema was working as a driving instructor in Italy. The Italian foreign ministry said it is keeping an eye on the case.”We are determined to reach the bottom of the case and are in contact with the Pakistani authorities in this matter,” the ministry said.There has been demonstrations in Milan by the Pakistani community demanding justice for Cheema.In 2016, the death of 28-year-old British national Samia Shahid and the shocking murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch by her brother had turned the spotlight on the so-called honour killings inPakistan, sparking a fresh push to close loopholes allowing the killers to walk free.According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, as many as 50 honour killing cases have been recorded in the country till April 1 this year, while 460 such killings came to light in 2017.Around 1,000 women are killed in Pakistan every year in the name of honour.
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Yogi Adityanath Cabinet effects major changes into PCS main examinations

Even as a CBI inquiry is on into irregularities in the result of the PCS examinations held between 2012 and 2017, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has effected major changes in the evaluation system of PCS main examinations, cutting interview marks to half, and introducing more written papers for the general knowledge (GK) instead of objective type.A decision to this effect was taken by the Yogi Adityanath Cabinet on Tuesday. As per the Cabinet decision, total marks for written and interview have now been brought down to 1600 instead of 1700 by reducing marks obtained in the interview from 200 to 100.The Cabinet has also approved the proposal to introduce two more papers for the GK with 200 marks each. Now there will be a total of four GK papers of 200 marks each. Instead of objective type, as was the case earlier, the candidates will have to answer them in writing.After the changes, the candidates will have to opt only one subject instead of two earlier. There will be two papers for the optional subject of 200 marks each. More new subjects, including the medical education, have been introduced for choosing optional subjects for the PCS main examinations.There will be, however, no change in the marks for the compulsory Hindi and Essay papers with 150 marks each.“The new evaluation system of PCS main exams has been introduced to bring in transparency, quality, competitiveness and provide level playing field to all candidates,” said Dr Sidharth Nath Singh, the state government Spokesperson.Ironically, the same proposal was sent to the previous Akhilesh Yadav government in 2016 to effect changes in the evaluation system after a Central government 2013 directive but the same was rejected. The Yadav government was charged with glaring irregularities in PCS main results when candidates of a particular caste were selected in PCS. On Complaints, the Yogi government had ordered a CBI probe to look into the charges.The CBI had seized all document, examination copies relating to PCS results announced 2013 onwards to begin the probe. Recently, it had quizzed several UP Public service Commission officials and successful candidates, including toppers.
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PM Modi to address 20 rallies in Karnataka, starting from May 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address about 20 rallies in Karnataka to boost the BJP’s campaign in a state where his party is locked in a keen fight with the Congress.Party sources said Modi, BJP’s biggest crowd-puller, is likely to kick off a series of rallies in the southern state from May 1.Though he had address public meetings in the state earlier, he has not hit the campaign trail since the Election Commission announced the assembly election schedule on March 27. The election is scheduled for May 12 and the counting of votes will take place on May 15.The BJP sources said a final programme of Modi’s election tour is still being finalised and he is expected to address anywhere between 15-20 rallies.The saffron party is making all-out efforts to oust the Siddaramaiah dispensation from power in the only big state where the Congress governs.Opinion polls have so far forecast a close fight between the two parties and the BJP believes that Modi’s whirlwind campaign in the final days before the polls can tilt the scale in its favour.Its president Amit Shah has been frequenting the state for months, holding rallies, meeting religious heads, addressing community events and toning up organisational machinery in the run-up to the election.

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The BJP moved the Election Commission today alleging that the Congress was trying to rig the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka and also complained that some officers in the state were biased towards the ruling party.Four senior BJP leaders led by its General Secretary Bhupender Yadav submitted a memorandum to the poll panel, demanding deployment of adequate number of Central Armed Police Forces and “micro-observers preferably from outside Karnataka.”The state goes to polls on May 12.Citing a number of incidents where the state government officials had shown their alleged bias and worked under the influence of the Congress government in the state, the BJP demanded such officers not be put on poll duty.Alleging that BJP chief Amit Shah was not allowed to garland a statue of B R Ambedkar in Mysuru by the city’s DEO/DC on April 14, the party said the officer should be “removed from election duty for committing such an indiscretion at the bidding of ruling party.”According to the memorandum, the BJP also requested the commission to change the criteria of ‘vulnerable’ and ‘critical’ assembly seats in the state.It should not be based only on historic data and records but also on the changed political situation and threat perception of possible mischief in the areas that have otherwise remained peaceful, the party said.Claiming that its workers have not been allowed to hoist flag, the BJP said they should be permitted to do so on their own premises. At the same time there must be no bar in party offering meals to its workers in its meetings, the party said in the memorandum.

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Following violence across the state, the State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday failed to announce the new dates for the three-tier panchayat election. Sources said that the SEC, which was supposed to to hold a meeting with representatives of the state government and announce the dates for the poll process, failed to do so on account of the ongoing violence. The meeting is now likely to take place on Tuesday. The scheduled meeting of the SEC with representatives of different political parties also did not materialise. Sources added that the SEC had sought reports from respective district superintendents of police.Meanwhile, to heighten security in anticipation of agitation by political parties, Section 144 has been imposed in front of the SEC office and the entire area was barricaded with guardrails. Heavy police posting was also in place. Additionally, opposition party leaders have moved Calcutta High Court alleging that the SEC had failed to carry out the instructions of the court regarding conducting a fair and peaceful process of filing nominations. Leaders of all three Opposition parties – Congress, CPI(M) and BJP moved court simultaneously and the hearing will take place on Tuesday. In wake of the clashes between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters in West Bengal’s Birbhum, the BJP has announced to move the High Court on Tuesday.Also readWest Bengal Panchayat polls: Filing of fresh nominations turn bloody, at least two dead Addressing the press here, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged that the party’s candidates were obstructed from filing nomination for the Panchayat elections, and the party elections were vandalized by goons, at the behest of ruling-TMC in the state.”We moved the Supreme Court and High Court who then directed the Election Commission to ensure the elections are free and fare and that the candidates are provided security, but I think the anti-social elements working at the behest of TMC do not understand the orders of the High Court, Supreme Court, or the Election Commission,” Vijayvargiya said.”BJP will again move High Court tomorrow and raise this issue. We have collected the footage and have even submitted a plea in the Court that we were not allowed to submit nomination. We will show the clippings to President on how democratic rights of the people are under attack in West Bengal” he added. Apart from the death of one BJP worker in the clashes at Birbhum earlier in the day, Vijayvargiya said the whole state was in turmoil and chaos throughout the day, and clashes happened in over 526 places, 11 BJP officers were vandalized, and over 500 party workers were injured. “Police were mute spectators to the TMC goons’ acts and only arrested BJP workers,” he said. With inputs from Arshad Ali and agencies

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How many files on Subhas Chandra Bose held by PMO: CIC

Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has directed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to disclose the number of files on Subhas Chandra Bose that are still being held by it.The directive came on a plea by Shobhit Goel who had in January 2017 asked the PMO about the number of files available with it related to Subhas Chandra Bose from 1947 to 2016, the number of files which are in public domain and the number of files that have been destroyed or misplaced.Not getting satisfactory response from the PMO, Goel approached the Central Information Commission with an appeal against the orders of the Central Public Information Officer and the First Appellate Authority.The PMO had transferred his application to the Union Culture Ministry for furnishing the response after over a month, whereas according to the RTI Act it should have been done within five days, Goel underscored.During the hearing, the PMO officials told Mathur that there were 58 files related to Bose in their office that have already been sent to the National Archives of India.Further, information sought by the appellant is of a sensitive nature and hence it took time to consult the officer concerned to take action in the matter, they said. Goel said that the respondent has admitted that there were 58 files in their office but the respondent has given wrong information to him regarding the number of files available in the PMO related to Bose, etc.The Commission is of the view that the respondent should give revised reply to the appellant on point no. 1 (regarding no. of files available in PMO related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, etc.) of his RTI application dated January 5, 2017, Mathur said.He directed the PMO to give response as per his order within seven days.The respondent (PMO) is advised to ensure that the RTI applications are dealt with due seriousness and transfer the RTI application(s) of the applicants within the stipulated period of time. The concerned deemed CPIO shall be informed by the respondent that such delays are viewed adversely, he said.

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West Bengal Panchayat polls: Filing of fresh nominations turn bloody, at least two dead

The filing of fresh nominations for panchayat elections in West Bengal happened on Monday amid allegations of violence levelled by opposition parties against “goons” of the ruling Trinamool Congress. According to preliminary reports, at least two people have died in clashes regarding filing of nominations. Violence was reported from several parts of Bengal including Birbhum, North 24 Parganas, Malda etc with even senior opposition leaders allegedly being targetted by ruling party. A BJP worker has been killed in Siuri, in Birbhum district of the state, considered one of ruling TMC’s stronghold. Another person has been killed in Gopalnagar, in North 24 Parganas. Union Minister Babul Supriyo alleged that he was stopped from escorting his party workers to file nomination and police are helping the ruling party.The filing of nominations, which began at 11 am, continued till 3 PM. The Calcutta High Court had on Friday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to extend the date. The SEC issued a fresh notification on Saturday announcing April 23 as the new date for filing nominations to the three-tier panchayat elections. “The opposition has accused the Trinamool Congress of “letting loose a reign of terror” since the morning to prevent their candidates from filing their papers. “Since the morning, goons of the TMC are trying to terrorise our candidates. The police and administration are mute spectators,” state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury said. A senior TMC leader brushed off the allegations as “baseless” and blamed the opposition for “vitiating peace” in some parts of the state. State Minister and close Mamata aide Bobby Hakim said that BJP is gradually losing ground and hence it is bringing people from outside to garner support. The dates for the polls, which were earlier scheduled to be held on May 1, 3 and 5, are yet to be announced by the commission. The nominations received today would be scrutinised on April 25. The last date for the withdrawal of candidature is April 28, the notification had saidWith PTI inputs

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Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, BJP president Amit Shah today said the ‘Save the Constitution’ campaign launched by the Congress chief is an exercise to save the dynasty and that the opposition party’s “Modi hatred” has turned into “India hatred”.In a statement soon after Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shah said if there is one political party that has trampled over the Constitution in letter and spirit, time and again, it is the opposition party. He made a mention of the Congress’ move to impeach the Chief Justice of India and said it is part of a trend to demonise and weaken every institution that seeks to maintain its individual identity and does not “kowtow to the dynasty”, a reference to the Gandhi family.The BJP chief also cited the Congress’ alleged attack on the CAG, Election Commission, the Army and the Supreme Court at different points of time and its imposition of the Emergency in 1975 to hit back “Those who do not trust the Army, the judiciary, the Supreme Court, the Election Commission, EVMs, the RBI are now saying democracy is in danger. India has a vibrant democracy and a vibrant Constitution. “The Congress’ Save the Constitution’ campaign is nothing but a farce that seeks to perpetuate the rule of dynasty over the rule of democracy. Like in the past, we need to protect the Constitution from the Congress,” Shah said.When Gandhi says the Congress made the Constitution, he is continuing his family legacy of humiliating Bhimrao Ambedkar, Shah said.Also readWatch: Beti bachao, BJP walon se, says Rahul Gandhi at ‘Save the Constitution’ rally”By repeatedly saying the Congress made the Constitution, Rahul Gandhi is carrying forward his family tradition of insulting Dr. Ambedkar. The Nehru-Gandhi family insulted him when he was alive and is humiliating him even more now. Shameful and petty,” the BJP chief said.Here’s the full text:Also read’Save The Constitution’: Country may burn, but Modi only interested in becoming PM again, says Rahul GandhiSaving the Constitution or Saving Dynasty?The Congress Party has yet again taken the only path it knows very well- of spreading hate and divisions in our society. Mr. Rahul Gandhi and his party should stop their theatrics and aggression at the earliest. It is becoming increasingly clear that their Modi hatred is fast turning into India hatred. Blinded by disdain for the Prime Minister, they are using the choicest of words and phrases to show India in bad light.The Congress Party’s ‘Save the Constitution’ campaign is both ironical and comical. In the history of post-1947 India, if there is one political party that has trampled over the Constitution in letter and spirit, time and again, it is the Congress Party.Right now, the buzzword for the Congress and their friends is ‘impeachment.’ The judiciary, which is an institution that is trusted by 125 crore Indians has invited the wrath of Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in particular. I will not get into the reasons (which everybody knows) but I will say that this is a part of a larger trend to demonize and weaken every institution that seeks to maintain its individual identity and not kowtow to the Dynasty.The Army has repeatedly been the Congress’ target. During the UPA years a Chief of Army Staff was targeted and the entire Army was dragged into political slugfests.During the same time, when the country was witnessing a grand awakening against the corruption of the UPA, the Congress began a tirade against the CAG. An institution that must stand as a torchbearer of accountability was not spared just because it brought out uncomfortable truths about the Congress and the dynasty.In the last four years, when the Congress has been facing defeat after defeat, the party is now training its guns (not the Bofors kind) on the Election Commission. The sanctity of the polling process has been questioned. Never for a minute has the Congress introspected- why is it that the people are rejecting us.Time changes, the context changes but the means as well as the ends remain the same- discredit any institution that comes in the way of furthering the rule of the Dynasty.The night of 25th June 1975 is unforgettable in the annals of history. That time, the entire Constitution was hijacked and held hostage to the whims and fancies of one leader. Even that assault on our Constitutional democracy came in the wake of our challenging the malpractices of no less than Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.Congress’ commitment, or lack of it, towards our democracy is also seen in the ways the party has used Article 356 since Independence. In 1957, when Pandit Nehru was the Prime Minister and Mrs. Indira Gandhi the Congress President, the Communist Government in Kerala was dismissed. From the Telugu Desam Party to the Socialists to the Akali Dal, no party has escaped this insult. Just because the Congress did not like a non-Congress government, it was dismissed and their leaders hounded.When Mr. Rahul Gandhi says Congress made the Constitution, he is continuing his family legacy of humiliating Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.The indisputable fact is- apart from the Constitution, the Congress also has a disdain for the maker of the Constitution, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. No wonder they have made every effort to deviate from the Constitution given by respected Babasaheb. It is well known how Pandit Nehru personally ensured the defeat of Dr. Ambedkar in not one but two elections.It is also no coincidence that in 1997, the year Mrs. Sonia Gandhi took primary membership of the Congress the Congress-Third Front Government took away promotional benefits of SC/ST employees! It was the Vajpayee Government that amended Article 16(4A) of the Constitution and ensured justice to SC/ST employees. Congress party represents all forms of corruption that are prevalent in our society.Those who do not trust the Army, the Judiciary, the Supreme Court, the Election Commission, EVMs, the RBI are now saying ‘democracy is in danger!’India has a vibrant democracy and a vibrant Constitution. The Congress’ ‘Save the Constitution’ campaign is nothing but a farce that seeks to perpetuate the rule of dynasty over the rule of democracy! Like in the past, we need to protect the Constitution from the Congress.With PTI inputs

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Patna: A member of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), has said that 1,449 cases relating to atrocities against Scheduled Castes people in Bihar and Jharkhand are pending before the Commission till date.Speaking to reporters here yesterday, the NCSC member, Yogendra Paswan, said the number of pending cases was 2,206 on June 1, 2017, he said.The NCSC is a constitutional body established to provide safeguards against the exploitation of Scheduled Castes.”When I took over as a member of the Commission on June 1, 2017, 646 new cases were filed before the Commission from Bihar and Jharkhand, taking the total number of pending cases upto 2,206,” Paswan said.Also read’Save the Constitution’: Rahul Gandhi to launch campaign today to highlight ‘atrocities against Dalits’ under Modi rule Of the 2,206 cases, 757 cases have been disposed of till date and thus the total pending cases before the Commission from Bihar and Jharkhand was 1449 till date, he told reporters in the state capital yesterday.Paswan said he has visited 31 of the 38 districts of the state so far during which he inspected 28 welfare hostels, 20 residential schools and three ‘Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas’.He asked the police to expedite the cases pending against the people of the Scheduled Castes category.On the Commission’s directive, the police submitted chargesheets in 38 cases relating to atrocities against SC people besides arresting 39 accused persons on its own initiative, he said.

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