Archive for May, 2011

TMC’s Mukul Roy likely to be new Railway Minister

Trinamool Congress General Secretary and Minister of State for Shipping Mukul Roy appears to be Mamata Banerjee’s choice for the railway minister’s post. Banerjee, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday, is learnt to have discussed the issue of elevating Roy to the Cabinet minister’s rank in the Railway […]

Shiela Dikshit gets nod for MCD split

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi will be restructured after all. Two days after chief minister Sheila Dikshit met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and reiterated the need to restructure the municipal body before the 2012 municipal polls, the party brass has indicated it’s not averse to a split. It will, in fact, allow the state government […]

Sheila met Sonia,Mayor met P Chidambaram for MCD Restrcturing

The restructuring of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) kept politicians of both parties in the city on their toes on Thursday. While Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit met Congress party president Sonia Gandhi in the morning to reiterate the need to break up the MCD into smaller parts, Delhi mayor Rajni Abbi too made […]

Chief Minister of Delhi : Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit (born 31 March 1938) is a Delhi(India) Chief minister. She is from the Indian National Congress. Dikshit was sworn in as the Chief Minister for a third consecutive term of the Government of Delhi state in January 2009 after pulling a victory in November 2008 state elections. She is the second woman Chief […]

Only Nine percent women among MLAs in five new assemblies

The recent assembly elections in five states in India did give the country two more women chief ministers but the gross representation of women in these assemblies is a dismal nine percent. According to a poll result analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), women legislators comprise just 72 of the 824 newly elected legislators […]

Election Commission working on guidelines for electronic media

In the backdrop of several political parties launching their own TV channels for publicity during elections, the Election Commission is working on guidelines for the electronic media to ensure a level playing field. “In some of the states which went to polls, most of the channels are owned by political parties,” Chief Election Commissioner S […]

Sheila Dikshit urges more women representatives in MCD

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said 50 percent seats will be reserved for women under the new set up proposed for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Addressing a symposium on the Role of Women in the forthcoming MCD elections, Dikshit said: ‘Fifty percent seats will be reserved under the new set up of MCD […]

Congress Holds Protest Against MCD

Congress  held demonstrations across the city demanding immediate roll back of hike in toll tax for commercial vehicles, effected by BJP-ruled Municipal Corporation of Delhi. The demonstrations are seen as Congress launching the election campaign for the municipal polls in the city which are scheduled to take place in April next year. Slamming the BJP […]

Delhi Election Commission launches process of including NRIs in electoral rolls

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) hailing from the city can now apply for inclusion of their names in the voters’ list with Delhi Election Commission (EC) formally launching the process for entry of their names in the electoral rolls. The Election Commission earlier this year had issued guidelines for enrollment of names of NRIs in the rolls […]