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  • UK High Commissioner visits booths to see democracy in action 18-04-2014 08:59 AM

    British High Commissioner to India James Bevan on Thursday visited polling stations in Patna and neighbouring areas to witness the election process. "The British High Commissioner visited many polling stations in Patna Sahib and Patliputra Parliamentary seats which witnessed voting today," Mainak De, Eastern India head of Political Press and...
  • British envoy visits Nagpur to experience Indian elections 10-04-2014 11:06 AM

    British High Commissioner Sir James David Bevan on Thursday visited Nagpur to witness the polling process in Naxal-hit Vidarbha region during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra. "I am here to observe the wonderful experience of polling in the world's largest democracy and enjoying it," the senior...
  • Don't want security but attacks should be probed: Kejriwal 09-04-2014 06:03 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said, "I met the Police Commissioner and asked him what was done in this case so far. He said that the statements of those who attacked me were recorded. I said recording statements won't help us identify who is the mastermind behind this. They...
  • MP Congress accuses BJP of cash distribution, moves CEC 05-04-2014 04:01 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress today filed a complaint with Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, alleging that the ruling BJP was distributing cash through an NGO in the Bhind Lok Sabha constituency in the state. Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Satyadev Katare, also submitted some documents to...
  • We cannot ban opinion polls: Chief Election Commissioner 30-03-2014 08:09 PM

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath said on Sunday said the Election Commission cannot ban opinion polls as parliament has already framed a law. "Parliament has framed a law and the exit poll has been under it. But there is no prohibition on opinion poll so we cannot ban it,"...
  • Rakesh Maria to continue as Mumbai Police Commissioner during LS polls 24-03-2014 07:25 PM

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday told the Maharashtra government that it doesn't have any problem if Rakesh Maria continues to be the Mumbai Police Commissioner during the general elections. This after a January 9, 2014 circular issued by the EC specified that government officials related to the election...
  • CEC holds review meeting with representatives of political parties 21-03-2014 12:02 AM

    Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampat held a review meeting with representatives of different political parties in Lucknow on Thursday. Sampat along with other members of the commission arrived here today on a two-day visit to review preparations for the Lok Sabha elections, according to an official release. On the...
  • Any indiscipline by AAP, BJP will not be tolerated: EC HS Brahma 06-03-2014 04:46 PM

    Election Commissioner HS Brahma talking exclusively to CNN-IBN has said the kind of indiscipline displayed by the AAP and the BJP on the streets of Delhi will not be tolerated. "EC will be issuing instructions to electoral officers on field in 35 states that issue of law and order be...
  • Jaimini Bhagwati, India's former High Commissioner to UK to join Congress 18-02-2014 06:16 PM

    India's former High Commissioner to United Kingdom Jaimini Bhagwati will soon join the Congress and seek nomination to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Assam. Bhagwati, who retired last year, is planning to contest the Lok Sabha elections from his native Tezpur constituency in Assam, sources close to him said....
  • Satyapal Singh given Mumbai BJP ticket, but wants to contest from UP 18-02-2014 09:43 AM

    Mumbai: Days after Satyapal Singh quit as Mumbai Police Commissioner, he has been offered a BJP ticket from Mumbai, but he's keen to contest Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh, his home state. The BJP is likely to come up with the first list of the candidates for the Lok...
  • Denied Mumbai Police chief's post, IPS officer goes on leave 17-02-2014 05:11 PM

    Mumbai: There is huge controversy over the appointment of Indian Police Service office Rakesh Maria as Mumbai Police Commissioner. Ahmad Javed, a senior IPS officer, has gone of leave instead of taking charge as Director General, Home Guard. Javed, who had called Maria's appointed unjust and pointed out that he...
  • I should have been named Mumbai Police Commissioner: Ahmad Javed 16-02-2014 02:14 PM

    Mumbai: A day after Rakesh Maria was named the Mumbai Police Commissioner, a new controversy has surrounded his appointment. IPS officer Ahmad Javed, one of the top contenders for the post, has called the decision unjust. The IPS officer has said that the delay in naming Mumbai's top cop cost...
  • Rakesh Maria appointed as new Police Commissioner of Mumbai 16-02-2014 07:41 AM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Saturday got a new police commissioner. Senior IPS officer Rakesh Maria, who was the head of the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was appointed as Mumbai Police Commissioner on Saturday. The post became vacant after former police commisisoner Satyapal Singh resigned in January to join the...
  • Rakesh Maria named Mumbai's new Police Commissioner 15-02-2014 10:07 PM

    Mumbai: Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Rakesh Maria has been named Mumbai's new Police Commissioner. Maria's appoitnment comes a fortnight after Satyapal Singh resigned the top post and joined the BJP. Singh had submitted his resignation to the state home department on January 30. Rakesh Maria along with Ahmed Javed and Vijay...
  • CIC, Information Commissioners take oath in Raj Bhawan 12-02-2014 09:05 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on Tuesday administered oath of office to the newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of the State and four Information Commissioners. KD Khan has been appointed CIC, while Gopal Krishna Dandotiya, Atmadeep, Jai Kishan Sharma and Hiralal Trivedi have been named Commissioners. The Governor...
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  • A Billion Votes: Should serving police officers join politics? 31-01-2014 08:17 PM

    Satyapal Singh, who resigned as the Mumbai Police Commissioner on Friday, has admitted that he has offers from political parties. He, however, told CNN-IBN that he is yet undecided on joining any party. Speculation is rife that he is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket....
  • 'BJP will surely welcome Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh' 31-01-2014 12:17 PM

    After Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh tendered his resignation on Friday, Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar said that doors to the outfit were open for honest officers. "Dr Satyapal Singh is an upright, honest officer. While it is his personal choice, but I make an appeal that door for honest...
  • Have offers from parties, but yet undecided: Mumbai Police chief Satyapal Singh 31-01-2014 10:30 AM

    In a surprise move early on Friday, the Mumbai Police Commissioner, Satyapal Singh, sent his resignation to the state. Speculation is rife that he is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket. ...
  • Mumbai Police chief resigns, says wants to do something for the nation 31-01-2014 07:24 AM

    Mumbai: Satyapal Singh, who resigned as the Mumbai Police Commissioner on Friday, has admitted that he has offers from political parties. He, however, told CNN-IBN that he is yet undecided on joining any party. "Only time will tell all," he said when asked about his decision. Speculation is rife that...
  • MEA rejects AAP's claim of Uganda writing letter to Kejriwal 21-01-2014 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday rejected the Aam Admi Party's claim that the Ugandan High Commission sent a letter admitting that its nationals were being forced into prostitution. The MEA has clarified that the letter produced by the AAP as proof is six months old and...
  • EC hints at 6-phase Lok Sabha polls, dates by Feb end or early March 13-01-2014 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has said that Lok Sabha elections will be held in five or six phases and the dates will most probably be announced in the last week of February or early March, "We will announce the election dates in the end of February like we did...
  • Nitish earns British High Commissioner's praise for cycle scheme 08-01-2014 08:29 AM

    The cycle scheme to boost educationamong girls in Bihar on Tuesday drew praise from British HighCommissioner to India, James Bevan.Bevan during an hour long meeting with Chief MinisterNitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday evening said initiative to linkeducation with growth in Bihar was a matter of discussion. Generating self confidence...
  • UP Information commissioners' appointment challenged in court 04-01-2014 09:16 PM

    A day after the Uttar Pradesh government appointed eight information commissioners, the decision was challenged before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court (HC). In a writ petition, Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Amitabh Thakur, among the 600 plus applicants for the eight posts, alleged that the selection process...
  • False affidavits: CEC asks Law Ministry to take preventive measures 04-01-2014 06:41 PM

    Expressing concern over the practice of candidates furnishing incorrect details in affidavits before polls, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday said that he has written to Law ministry for more preventive provisions. "As part of electoral reforms, we have already recommended to the law ministry an imprisonment of up...
  • BCCI's Working Committee meeting on December 28 to discuss Lalit Modi 28-12-2013 01:28 PM

    The BCCI's top brass will assemble in New Delhi on Saturday for an Emergent Working Committee meeting to discuss the possible implications of banned former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's re-entry into Rajasthan Cricket Association. All the representatives of BCCI affiliated units are expected to attend the meeting where members may...
  • Mumbai: CBI arrests Joint Commissioner Income Tax in graft case 27-12-2013 12:47 PM

    Mumbai: CBI on Thursday arrested a joint commissioner Income Tax posted at Thane for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 3.5 lakh from a businessman to bail him out in a tax evasion case. CBI sources said Sanjeev Ghai, Joint Commissioner posted at Thane office of Income Tax was taken...
  • Election Commissioner VS Sampath signs MoU with Yemen 24-12-2013 03:44 PM

    India has offered its expertise to Yemen in election management and electoral roll preparations. An MoU in this regard was signed between the two nations during a visit by India's Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath to Yemen. He is currently on a visit to the country at the invitation...
  • Pakistan appoints Abdul Basit as new High Commissioner to India 19-12-2013 04:52 PM

    Pakistan on Thursday appointed career diplomat Abdul Basit as its new High Commissioner to India. Basit, 55, was earlier tipped to take over as Foreign Secretary but the government recently made several changes in proposed appointments. The government initially zeroed in on Syed Ibne Abbas as the new envoy to...
  • SC Decision on gay sex a step backward: UN 12-12-2013 10:35 PM

    New York: The United Nations rights chief on Thursday voiced her disappointment over the ruling by India's Supreme Court that re-criminalises consensual same-sex relationships, calling it "a significant step backward" for the country. "Criminalising private, consensual same-sex sexual conduct violates the rights to privacy and to non-discrimination enshrined in the...