Monthly Archive: May 2018
The BJP is leading in Palghar and Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, early leads show. But in Kairana, the united opposition has pulled ahead. In UP’s Noorpur assembly seat, the Samajwadi Party candidate is ahead. Polling in the two parliamentary seats on Monday was marred by complaints of faulty EVMs or electronic vote machines at many booths. Repolling was held in 73 polling stations of Kairana and 49 booths in Bhandara-Gondiya yesterday. Nearly 20 per cent of VVPAT or Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines, which eject slips confirming voters’ choices, were replaced on both seats.
Here are the top 10 developments to the story
In Kairana, where it is a direct contest between a united opposition and the BJP, 384 faulty VVPATs were replaced. Both sides took their complaints of malfunctioning machines to the Election Commission, after which repolling was ordered.
Tabassum Hasan, the opposition candidate belonging to the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) in Kairana, had even alleged that faulty machines in Muslim and Dalit-dominated areas – claimed to be opposition strongholds – had not been replaced. The allegations were rejected by the district magistrate.
The Kairana by-election, a seat BJP won in 2014, is seen as a testing ground for opposition unity ahead of the 2019 elections in a state that sends the maximum number of lawmakers to parliament. After sworn rivals Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BJP) came together to win bypolls to the BJP bastions of Gorakhpur and Phulpur earlier this year, the Congress and RLD have joined the bandwagon in Kairana.
Amid widespread failure of vote machines, opposition leaders like Akhilesh Yadav of SP and Praful Patel of the NCP, which has fielded its candidate in Bhandara-Gondiya, renewed their pitch for using ballot papers instead in the 2019 polls. The Election Commission, which has blamed the malfunction partly on the extreme heat, has ruled it out.
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat told NDTV that the machines are new and had been deployed for the first time, and would stabilize by 2019. He also apportioned blame to the training of election staff to use the machines.
Bypoll to Maharashtra’s Palghar Lok Sabha seat, which was held by the BJP, has further strained its ties with ally Shiv Sena after it fielded the late BJP lawmaker’s son. The only parliamentary seat in Nagaland, vacated by BJP ally who is now Chief Minister, also voted in Monday’s by-election.
Polling was also held for 10 assembly seats in nine states, Noorpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jokihat (Bihar), Tharali (Uttarakhand), Gomia and Silli (Jharkhand), Maheshtala (West Bengal), Ampati (Meghalaya), Palus Kadegaon (Maharashtra), Shahkot (Punjab) and Chengannur (Kerala).
In Bihar’s Jokihat, the bypoll is seen as a prestige battle for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after the sitting JD(U) lawmaker quit the party and joined the RJD after Mr Kumar joined hands with the BJP last year.
In Maheshtala, a seat held by the Trinamool, the bypoll result will be significant as the ruling party anticipates its vote share going down, though it seems confident of a win. The BJP expects to shore up its vote count in a state where it’s keen on getting a toehold ahead of 2019. Polling, which took place under the watch of paramilitary forces, was peaceful as opposed to violence during the panchayat elections a fortnight ago.
It is a three-way contest in Kerala’s Chengannur, where the opposition Congress is keen on reclaiming ground it lost to the ruling CPM two years ago. After breaching the Left bastion in Tripura earlier this year, the BJP is hoping to do better than in 2016 when it won nearly 16 per cent votes in the assembly polls.
Petrol and diesel prices were cut marginally for the second straight day, after 16 consecutive hikes. While petrol prices in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai were lowered by 7 paise per litre, diesel prices were reduced by 5 paise per litre, Indian Oil announced on its website – iocl.com. Indian Oil had first on Wednesday announced a hike of around 60 paise per litre across the metros, but hours later rectified the prices on its website citing a glitch. "There was a technical glitch in posting the selling prices of petrol and diesel on our website…" On Wednesday, Indian Oil Corporation had lowered petrol and diesel prices by 1 paisa per litre across the metros.
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वहीं उम्मीद से कम अंकों से पास हुए तीन बच्चों ने मौत को गले लगा लिया।
पुलिस ने बताया कि ये मामले राजधानी के ककरोला और वसंत कुंज इलाके के हैं। मृतकों में एक की पहचान रोहित कुमार मीणा (17) के तौर पर हुई। रोहित द्वारका के एम आर विवेकानंद मॉडल स्कूल का छात्र था। पुलिस ने बताया कि ककरोला निवासी मीणा को घटना के तुरंत बाद स्थानीय अस्पताल ले जाया गया, लेकिन डॉक्टरों ने उसे मृत घोषित कर दिया।
वहीं, तीसरे छात्र के दबरी इलाके में आत्महत्या करने का मामला सामने आया है। इस तरह से बच्चों पर परीक्षा परिणामों का प्रेशर बेहत गलत है और कहीं न कहीं माता-पिता को जरूरत है अपने बच्चों से इस बारे में बात करने की। बच्चों को समझाने का प्रयास करें कि एक परीक्षा में अच्छे अंक न आने से उनके कैरियर या जिन्दगी पर इसका कोई असर नहीं पड़ता।
New Delhi: India’s leading ride-sharing company –Ola launched Safe Street Campaign with an association of Delhi Police aimed to strengthened road and ride safety in Delhi today.
Delhi Commissioner of Police, Amulya Patnaik launched the campaign by flagging off the cars from India Gate, New Delhi today evening.
The Police Commissioner also flagged off Ola cabs with child lock disablement stickers designed to remind passengers to check and disable child lock before the trip starts. With this, Ola becomes the first ride-sharing company to comply with the recent notification issued by the State Transport Authority (STA) that mandates drivers to paste a minimum of four stickers in their cabs.
Aimed to create awareness on three key causes of road fatalities in India; drinking and driving, texting and driving, and over speeding Ola launched this campaign. Moreover, Ola to conduct workshops and trainings for driver partners across the country; gender sensitization workshops for 1 million driver partners; 1 lakh driver partners to participate in these workshops in New Delhlby2020.
Moreover, Ola also felicitated cab drivers and police officials for their tremendous work in ensuring public safety.
Speaking in the event, Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik said, “It is good effort toward women safety. We have to be aware and create awareness about road safety.”
“Besides, Delhi police has taken slew of measures to curb crime against women cases by launching Himmat Plus app and campaign and apparently it helped to brought down the rates crime against women,” he added.
Later, Ola city head, Pranav Manta said, “Safety is a serious concern for all of us. Statistics show that one serious road accident occurs in the country every minute. As a safety-first organization, Ola, through its Street Safe program is delighted to collaborate with all stakeholders involved in public safety including the Delhi Police. Given Ola’s tech prowess and country-wide reach, our road and ride safety initiatives being launched through public-private partnerships are bound to bring in measurable impact.”