Archive for July, 2011

Censure Sheila Dikshit, Lokayukta to President

Delhi Lokayukta (ombudsman) Manmohan Sarin Monday came down heavily on Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, saying she misrepresented facts about the completion of 60,000 low-cost flats ahead of distribution in the run-up to the 2008 assembly elections. The Lokayukta has recommended President Pratibha Patil to censure her. In his order, the Lokayukta urged the people to […]

Election Commission institute to train poll personnel

Living up to its billing as the largest democracy, Election Commission of India has now set up an institute to train personnel from struggling democracies who are seeking its help to conduct polls. With requests from a host of countries to train poll officials, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi and Kenya’s Election Commissioner Ken […]

Leftists Loses JNU staff elections

After eight consecutive victories, leftists have lost the elections to the Jawaharlal Nehru staff association. The non-Left United Sangharsh Morcha swept the polls with the biggest margin on Thursday. Diwan Ram of USM defeated Vishnu Dutt of the Karmachari Democratic Front (KDF) to become the president. Ram polled 779 votes against Dutt’s 332, the biggest […]

Rahul Gandhi reshuffle YC, NSUI Chief

Nearly four years after he started the process of democratisation in the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) by holding organisational elections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has taken the next step forward by expanding the role and functions of these wings. In the process, he has also re-distributed the […]

Election Commission changes toll free helpline number to 1950

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will change the all-India toll-free helpline number ‘1965’, launched earlier this year for registering poll-related complaints. The new 24×7 helpline number will now be ‘1950’, and along with UP, it will be launched across the country by the end of July. An ECI official said that helpline number has […]

MCD split : Sheila Dikshit meets P Chidambaram

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit requested Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to clear a proposal of Delhi Government “soon” on splitting the MCD into three parts so that a bill regarding the proposed division could be tabled in the monsoon session of the assembly. After a half-an-hour meeting with Chidambaram, Dikshit said she was hopeful of […]