Punjab’s 38 IAS, 16 IPS officers appointed poll observers
The Election Commission of India on Saturday appointed 38 IAS as general observers and 16 IPS officers of Punjab as police observers for the poll-bound states of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
Punjab chief electoral officer S Karuna Raju said that the ECI will conduct a briefing meeting of observers on March 3 through video-conference in this regard.
Vijay Kumar Janjua, Anurag Agarwal, Raji P Shrivastava, Sarvjit Singh, Anurag Verma, Kakumanu Siva Prasad, Dhirendra Kumar Tiwari, Hussan Lal, Seema Jain, Raj Kamal Chaudhuri, Veerendra Kumar Meena, Vikas Garg, Ajoy Sharma, Nilkanth S Avhad, Kumar Rahul, Rahul Tewari, Dr Vijay Namdeorao Zade, Rajat Agarwal, Manvesh Singh Sidhu, Tanu Kashyap, Daljit Singh Mangat, Sibin Chakkyadath, Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal, Ravi Bhagat, Manjit Singh Brar, Kanwal Preet Brar, Mohammad Tayyab, Bhupinder Singh, Parveen Kumar Thind, Amit Kumar, Puneet Goyal, Mohammad Ishfaq, Bhupinder Pal Singh, Kumar Saurabh Raj, B Srinivasan, Bhupinder Singh II, Keshav Hingonia and Vineet Kumar are among the IAS officers appointed as observers, he said.
Barjinder Kumar Uppal, Kuldeep Singh, Anita Punj, B Chandra Sckhar, Amardeep Singh Rai, Ram Singh, Gollapalli Nageswara Rao, Gautam Cheema, MF Farooqui, Vibhu Raj, Lakshmi Kant Yadav, Arun Pal Singh, Shive Kumar Verma and Babu Lal Meena are among the IPS officers who have been appointed as observers.
A total of 824 assembly constituencies shall be going to the polls in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry.
Polling will start from March 27 and end on April 29. The counting of votes will be held on May 2.
On Monday, Pune reported light rainfall. Head of India Meteorological Department, KS Hosalikar, Pune said that the enhanced rainfall activity is forecasted over central Maharashtra including Pune city have received rainfall. “During this enhanced rainfall activity till June end we are hoping to get good and continuous rainfall,” said Hosalikar. Hosalikar added that rainfall should pick up pace as the monsoon regains its strength.
A fraudster impersonating as the registrar of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University attempted to dupe teachers and staff of the vet varsity. GADVASU registrar Harmanjeet Singh Banga told police that teachers of the university told him on June 22 that they have been receiving messages on WhatsApp from an account with his picture, telling them that he is in urgent need of financial assistance and asked them to transfer money online.
The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday fixed bugs and other technical issues in Pune weather live- a mobile based application that provides rainfall updates every 15 minutes. The app developed by IMD was launched last year to provide rainfall updates from 80-90 locations in the distric where machines have been set up to constantly monitor rainfall activity.
After the inauguration of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham (corridor), there has been a significant rise in the demand for prasad of Lord Shiva among the devotees across the country. Under an agreement signed between the Department of Posts and Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust, the prasad of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple is being made available through Speed Post service across the country.
LUCKNOW A 51-member Sikh delegation met chief minister Yogi Adityanath at his official residence on Tuesday and expressed gratitude towards the state government's efforts to provide justice to the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots of Kanpur. So far, 14 accused had been arrested by the SIT probing the killing of 127 Sikhs in Kanpur during the anti-Sikh riots that broke out in the country on October 31 1984.