Officials

  • Arunachal Pradesh: Missing poll official found dead 18-04-2014 02:18 PM

    Itanagar: A polling official who went missing on April 9 from Siine Village of East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, was found murdered in a gorge here, police said on Friday. "Police recovered the body of Mathew Dabi from a gorge near the village yesterday," East Siang SP D Arya...
  • Over 14,000 postal ballots used in Delhi for Lok Sabha elections 17-04-2014 04:59 PM

    Over 14,000 of around 75,000 Delhi Police and civil officials deployed on election duty on April 10 in New Delhi have exercised their franchise through postal ballots. Delhi Election Commission had distributed around 30,000 postal ballots and nearly 45,000 Election Duty Certificates (EDCs) to security personnel and civil officials who...
  • Poll Official Found Dead in Bihar 16-04-2014 01:13 PM

    A polling official was found dead on Wednesday on the banks of the Sone river near Sandesh Bazar in Bhojpur district. The body of Ramakant Singh, an employee of tubewell department at Ara, was recovered from the river bank this morning. Some black powder, suspected to be poison, was found...
  • Was it Candy Crush? Police officer faces inquiry for playing games on mobile 26-03-2014 02:51 PM

    A senior police official in Aligarh faces an inquiry after he was found allegedly playing video game on his mobile phone during a meeting called by the police department to review poll preparations. IG Agra Zone Ashutosh Pandey had called a meeting Monday to discuss apparatus put in place for...
  • Shakira unveils official 2014 football World Cup song 24-03-2014 11:23 AM

    Colombian pop star Shakira has recorded her second official World Cup song after the superhit 'Waka Waka' back in 2010. The 37-year-old singer, who has been in a relationship with Spanish footballer Gerard Pique since 2010, has penned La La La - a reworked version of her new song Dare,...
  • Shakira's 'La la la' is the new official FIFA World Cup song 23-03-2014 10:47 AM

    Los Angeles: Singer-performer Shakira, who made the world dance to the tunes of her song 'Waka waka' during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, has recorded a new number for the official World Cup to be held in Brazil this time. The star, who is dating Spain defender Gerard Piqu, has...
  • Revenue official arrested for taking Rs 25000 bribe 13-03-2014 06:52 PM

    A woman revenue official was on Thursday arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district. Rajpal Kaur, posted as Patwari-Suratgarh tehsil, had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 25,000 from one Mahendra Singh for transferring land of his father in his name in the revenue records, officials said....
  • Revenue official arrested for taking bribe 11-03-2014 08:57 PM

    Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths on Tuesday arrested a revenue official for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 in Rajsamand district, an ACB official said. Lal Singh, posted as Patwari at Devgarh tehsil, had demanded the bribe from Chunni Lal Khateek for transferring a land in revenue records, he said here....
  • Akhilesh Yadav suspends 3 excise officials 09-03-2014 07:42 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday suspended three excise department officers for alleged financial irregularities. The then District excise officer (DEO), Kanpur, Vinod Kumar, DEO, Agra, SP Singh and DEO, Kanpur, Mubarak Ali have been placed under suspension, official sources said. The officers have been accused of financial...
  • Sugar worth Rs 70 cr seized after mill owner fails to pay dues to cane growers 05-03-2014 02:13 PM

    Revenue officialshave attached sugar worth Rs 70 crore from sugar mill after its owner failed to pay dues of cane growers. "Due to non clearance of dues of the farmers, district authorities issued recovery certificate against Titawi sugar mill but they failed to pay the amount," Ramkishan Sharma, Additional District...
  • Forest department lodges cases against Ghaziabad civic officials 18-02-2014 08:52 PM

    The Ghaziabad forest department has registered two criminal cases against the city's municipal corporation officials for damaging trees and concretising the ground surface, thereby harming the city's biodiversity. Akash Vashishtha, an environmentalist, lodged a complaint with the department in which he said over 208 trees of city forest were damaged...
  • Congress writes to EC on issue of transfer of UP officials 15-02-2014 08:46 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Nirmal Khatri has written to Election Commission expressing concern over what he said was the growing number of transfers being carried out by the state government in the run up to Lok Sabha elections. "The Lok Sabha elections are (to be held later this year) and...
  • Forest officials attacked on trying to stop felling of trees in Sheopur 30-01-2014 01:37 PM

    Four forest officials were injured in an attack by a dozen armed persons, who were allegedly involved in tree felling in Karahal area of Sheopur district in Madhya Pradesh, police said. The incident occurred when officials reached Karahal forest after getting information that a mafia gang was involved in felling...
  • Kathy Cross becomes the first female umpire in ICC Panel 30-01-2014 10:53 AM

    Dubai: New Zealand's Kathy Cross on Thursday became the first woman to be inducted in an ICC umpires' panel when she was named as an Associate and Affiliate International official following the annual review and selection process. Cross and Nigel Morrison have joined Sameer Bandekar, Mark Hawthorne, Wynand Louw, David...
  • Threat letter to senior district officials sends police into tizzy 06-01-2014 03:17 PM

    A handwritten letterthreatening to kill the District Magistrate and Superintendentof Police has sent the police into a tizzy with strict vigilbeing launched in this Naxal-infested district. The letter threatening to kill the top district officialswas received on Saturday and prima facie it does not appear tobe sent by Naxal or...
  • Is ICC's new referral system better than the old one? 03-01-2014 11:58 AM

    The International Cricket Council's quest to improve the accuracy of umpiring with technology continues with the new Officiating Replay System (ORS) currently being trialled. ORS, in which a non-match umpire is provided with direct replays during a match, is being tested during the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka...
  • Taufel hails new 'accurate' review system 02-01-2014 11:05 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Simon Taufel, five-time umpire of the year, on Thursday said a new trialled system will help attain more accuracy and save time on referred decisions during international cricket matches. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is trialling a new review system, called Officiating Replay System (ORS), in which a...
  • ICC aims to improve TV umpire technology 02-01-2014 04:34 PM

    Abu Dhabi: The International Cricket Council is testing a new review system for TV umpires that aims to improve the accuracy and reduce the time taken to reach their decisions. The Officiating Replay System (ORS), developed by Hawk-Eye, is being assessed by former elite panel umpire Simon Taufel, who is...
  • China bans official from smoking in public 30-12-2013 11:51 AM

    China has banned its officials from smoking in public to set an example to the rest of the country that has the world's largest number of smokers. The official Xinhua News Agency said that officials are not allowed to smoke in schools, hospitals, sports venues, on public transport or any...
  • TN: Mosque official held for allegedly sodomising 8-year old boy 27-12-2013 10:05 PM

    Ramanathapuram (TN): An administrator of a mosque was arrested on Friday for allegedly sodomising an eight-year-old boy in Keezhakarai in the district, police said. Modhiar Siddique Ali of the Natham mosque, arrested on a complaint from the father of the victim, had also video-graphed his act using mobile phone and...
  • Senior official booked in loco inspector suicide case 27-12-2013 02:47 PM

    Four days after a loco inspector, posted at Central Railway station inKanpur, allegedly committed suicide, an FIR has been lodged against a senior official posted in Allahabad in the case, police said. Loco Inspector Gyanchandra jumped before a goods train on December 23. Police found a note from Gyanchandra's pocket...
  • Take all necessary steps to ensure safety of women: Vasundhara Raje tells officials 21-12-2013 08:23 AM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday directed government officials to ensure safety of women in the state. She asked the officials to take swift and stern action in cases of atrocities against women. Following her directions, a meeting chaired by the officiating chief secretary was held on Friday in...
  • Policemen unearth ill-gotten assets worth Rs 1 crore from revenue official 19-12-2013 09:50 AM

    Lokayukta Police on Wednesday seized alleged disproportionate assets worth over Rs 1 crore after conducting raids at two residences of a revenue official in Jabalpur. "The raids were conducted simultaneously at Santosh Singh Thakur's places in Jabalpur's Shukla Nagar and Bhedaghat areas," DSP of Lokayukta Police MS Dhurve told reporters....
  • Mizoram polls: Election officials reach Bru refugee camps 18-11-2013 06:30 PM

    The polling party on Monday reached the six relief camps for Bru refugees in North Tripura district and would supervise polling by Bru voters on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Mizoram Assembly elections to be held on November 25. The 11,612-strong Bru electorate in Tripura would be exercising franchise through...
  • Mizoram poll: EC to visit Bru relief camps for special registration of voters 22-10-2013 03:15 PM

    Election officials from Kolasib and Lunglei districts of Mizoram left for Bru relief camps in North Tripura district on Tuesday to conduct special registration drive of voters even as the Mizo Students Union (MSU) expressed strong objection. State joint chief electoral officer H Lalengmawia told PTI that the drive was...
  • CBI files case against Maran for setting up of illegal telephone exchanges 01-10-2013 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday filed a case against former Union Minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran. The case pertains to the setting up of illegal telephone exchanges. The CBI has filed a case against Dayanidhi Maran and officials of BSNL. The agency has basically converted...
  • Fire breaks out in government official's home in Delhi 22-09-2013 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: A fire broke out in the afternoon Sunday at the residence of a central government official in Delhi's high-security Lutyens' zone. The incident occurred at Ravinder Nagar in the well-known Khan Market area here. According to a fire department official, nobody was at the residence when the incident...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar closing in on European Tour card 13-09-2013 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: Currently India's highest ranked player in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) at No.150, Gaganjeet Bhullar is closing in to earn full European Tour playing rights for 2014. The European Tour, which covers around 45 tournaments with approximately 133 million euros as prize money and visits 25 countries,...
  • Raman Singh trying to influence govt officials, Congress complains to EC 12-09-2013 04:01 PM

    The Opposition Congress on Thursday accused Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of trying to influence government officials with a dinner party at his official residence ahead of the Assembly elections. The state Assembly polls are slated around year end. Raman Singh had organised a dinner party last night at his...
  • School students turn into crusaders to clean the pink city 03-09-2013 10:15 AM

    Jaipur: Hundreds of school children in Jaipur have become green crusaders to clean up the pink city and make others aware about the heritage of the 300-year-old city. The students walk door to door to appeal the people to keep the city clean. "There are so many mosquitoes around this...