Bihar govt notifies Sudhir Kumar Rakesh as new Home Secretary

Patna: Acting on the order of Election Commission, the Bihar government today issued notification making senior IAS officer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh as Home Secretary in place of Amir Subhani and also appointed nine new District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police. Rakesh, a 1983-batch IAS officer, would also look after General Administration Department (GAD) in addition… Continue reading Bihar govt notifies Sudhir Kumar Rakesh as new Home Secretary

Bihar Home Secy, 9 DMs, 7 SPs transferred by EC

New Delhi: Ahead of Bihar assembly polls slated next month, the Election Commission today ordered the transfer of state Home Secretary Amir Subhani, nine district magistrates and seven senior police official including SPs and SSPs and said those transferred from districts should not be posted to any election-related post. It asked the state Chief Secretary… Continue reading Bihar Home Secy, 9 DMs, 7 SPs transferred by EC

IAS officer Rajan Vishal gets Election Commission’s award

Jaipur: Reaching out to remote areas and convincing people, especially women, to play their role in democracy has fetched IAS officer Rajan Vishal, former Jalore Electoral Officer,the Election Commission’s Zonal award under the Best Electoral Practices Award-2014. Vishal, who is now District Collector of Nagaur, was the District Electoral Officer of Jalore during the Lok… Continue reading IAS officer Rajan Vishal gets Election Commission’s award

Court takes cognizance of complaint against HRD Minister Smriti Irani

New Delhi: In fresh trouble for HRD Minister Smriti Irani, a Delhi court today took cognizance of a complaint filed against her for allegedly giving false information about her educational qualification.Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain took cognizance of the complaint and fixed the matter for recording of pre-summoning evidence on August 28. “It is held that… Continue reading Court takes cognizance of complaint against HRD Minister Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani education qualifications complaint: Court reserves order for Jun 24

New Delhi: A Delhi court today reserved its order for June 24 on a complaint filed against HRD Minister Smriti Irani for allegedly giving “false” information about her educational qualification in affidavits filed with the Election Commission. Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain heard the arguments advanced by senior advocate K K Manan, who appeared for the… Continue reading Smriti Irani education qualifications complaint: Court reserves order for Jun 24

A K Jyoti takes over as Election Commissioner

New Delhi: A K Jyoti, a former Chief Secretary of Gujarat, today took over as the new Election Commissioner, filling one of the two vacancies in the three-member body. “Jyoti took over his charge today at the Election Commission of India here,” a senior official said. Jyoti is a 1975-batch IAS officer who retired as… Continue reading A K Jyoti takes over as Election Commissioner

Political class is under scrutiny 24 hours: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said political class was now under the constant scrutiny of media and various other institutions as he advocated for an “inbuilt mechanism” for judiciary to monitor itself. “The news which earlier did not find a place even in a gossip column has now become breaking news. I belong… Continue reading Political class is under scrutiny 24 hours: PM

Bedi sends legal notice to Kejriwal

New Delhi: BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi today sent a legal notice to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly “misusing” her photograph in the party’s poster campaign without her permission. According to a senior BJP leader, Bedi in her legal notice has asked the AAP leader to give a reply on her notice, failing… Continue reading Bedi sends legal notice to Kejriwal

Proposal to link Aadhaar with Voter cards in the pipeline

New Delhi: A proposal for ‘seeding’ Aadhaar card with the voter identity card to prevent duplication and falsification was discussed today at a meeting of the Chief Electoral Officers at the Election Commission.The meeting presided over by Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath took stock of the progress in the proposal which also included linking… Continue reading Proposal to link Aadhaar with Voter cards in the pipeline