October, 2013


Process of filing nomination forms from November 1

Bhopal: Process to file nomination papers for Assembly elections will commence with issuance of notification for Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh from November 1. All is set for this in all districts. district collectors and district election officers have given information to people about the places where nomination papers will be filed. This year, returning officers (ROs) have been appointed for 230 Vidhan Sabha constituencies. In every district, 2 assistant returning officers have also been appointed to assist them. With issuance of notification, nomination papers can be filed fromRead More

Single-window system to give permissions to political parties and candidates

Bhopal: Political parties and candidates during Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh will not have to face difficulties in obtaining permissions regarding election-related works. In view of difficulties faced by political parties and candidates, office of the Chief Electoral Officer has directed all collectors, district magistrates and returning officers to arrange single-window system in their district/office and returning officer’s office for this. A large signboard should also be erected outside the single-window cell displaying the types of permissions political parties/candidates will have to obtain and which permission will be givenRead More

Election Commission to examine Rahul Gandhi’s speech dispassionately

Bhopal: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath on Tuesday said that the Election Commission (EC) would “dispassionately” examine Rahul Gandhi’s speech made at Indore on October 24, stating that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was in touch with victims affected by the Muzaffarnagar riots. “The Commission has received a report on Rahul’s speech from the Indore Collector and this was forwarded to them by the Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer’s (CEO) office. The entire material is with us and we will examine it in a dispassionate manner,” the CEC said. HeRead More

Barack Obama may ban spying on allied leaders

Washington: President Barack Obama may ban US spying on allied leaders as part of a review of intelligence gathering, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday amid a diplomatic uproar over the National Security Agency’s surveillance ability. The official said the White House is considering a ban on intelligence collection aimed at allied leaders. A White House review that Obama ordered after NSA documents were made public by former contractor Edward Snowden is expected to be completed by year’s end. Obama has come under fierce criticism abroad over allegationsRead More

Pakistan not to convert death penalty into life sentence

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said in the Upper House of Parliament that there was no proposal under consideration of the government to convert the death sentence into life imprisonment. Responding to a question, the he said that 13,223 death penalties were awarded across the country since 2002, of which, 501 were carried out, the report said. The minister said 12,404 people were killed while 26,881 were injured in various terrorist incidents during the same period across the country. He also said that 413 incidentsRead More

Five killed, 17 injured in Pakistan blast

Islamabad: At least five people were killed and 17 others injured on Wednesday when a bomb exploded near a government office in the Quetta city of Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province. Balochistan has been a flashpoint for separatist insurgency and sectarian violence since 2004. There have been frequent outbreaks of violence in the province involving both Islamist militants and separatist rebels. Baloch separatist insurgents have been demanding more autonomy and a greater share of Balochistan’s natural resources. Target killings, bomb blasts and kidnapping are rampant in the area. Share +1 TweetRead More

Increasing ceasefire violence matter of concern: Antony

New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday voiced concern over increasing ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts from across the border and said they cannot take place without the “tacit support” of the Pakistan Army. “How can terrorists embolden to increase the attempts to infiltrate with the tacit support and sometimes open support of the Pakistani Armed forces,” he asked. “That is a question that is worrying us,” he said. Antony said that India has been saying that it is sincere in improving relations with Pakistan, but questioned how thisRead More

Andhra Padesh: 40 people killed as bus hit oil tanker

Hyderabad: At least 40 passengers burnt alive when a private Volvo bus caught fire in Mahabubnagar district in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday morning, police said. The passengers were asleep when the bus hit the culvert and its diesel tank burst. People from nearby village said that the bus was reduced to ashes within few minutes. The victims were charred beyond recognition. He along with Superintendent of Police Nagendra Kumar visited the scene. They said that a list of only 29 passengers was received from the private bus travels. Other passengersRead More

Patna Serial blasts: Third suspect arrested from Motihari

New Delhi: Third suspect has been arrested in connection with Patna serial blasts that killed six people and wounded more than 80. An Islamist militant group is believed to be behind an attack on a rally by Narendra Modi. Modi, who has a good chance of becoming India’s next Prime Minister, is seen as a target of militants who hold him responsible for riots a decade ago during his first term as chief minister of Gujarat. At least 1,000 people, most of them Muslims, were killed in the rioting. TheRead More

“National Pledge Day” on October 31

Bhopal: “National Pledge Day” is observed on October 31 every year. At present, model code of conduct is enforced in the state for Vidhan Sabha elections 2013. The General Administration Department has apprised all divisional commissioners and district collectors that political persons should not be made chief guest, guest of honour, chairperson etc. at Pledge Day functions. No speeches will be delivered on this occasion. Directives have been given to pay special attention to model code of conduct while organising the programmes.   Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0