24 January, 2018
Mr. Lavasa, due to demit office in October 2022, will be the Chief Election Commissioner after Mr. Arora.
Electoral bonds are interest-free banking instruments which can be encashed only by registered political parties through a designated bank account.
15-year-old girl injured following Texas high school shooting
An active shooter was reported at about 8 a.m.at Italy High School , in the Italy Independent School District. Students were moved "under guard" to the school's gymnasium, also known as "the dome", she confirmed.
Rare move: NASA bumps astronaut, Syracusan off space station flight
Meanwhile, the would-be space voyager will assume duties at the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Friday, Dean confirmed that Epps had returned to the active astronaut corps and would still be considered for future missions.
Police Find 1600 Pounds Of Cocaine Inside Fresh Pineapples
Apparently, the gang had the cocaine stored in Terrassa, Barcelona and transported it to Madrid laboratories every 15-20 days. Along with the drugs, nine members of a South American gang who were transporting the drugs were also arrested.
Former finance secretary Ashok Lavasa was appointed Election Commissioner to fill up the vacancy in the three-member commission. Logistical issues are subservient to legal framework.
The new process had reduced the time taken for getting environmental clearances for projects from 600 days to 190 days. Rawat spoke about the priorities of the Commission and said that the Commission shall pursue vigorously its commitment and maintain its standard to hold free, fair, inclusive and credible elections throughout the country. He said expression of adverse opinions is not really indicative of a trust deficit, as politics is the art of the possibilities and politicians work on those lines.
On penal action for levelling allegations against the EC, Rawat said the poll panel has never considered it. During his tenure as Election Commissioner, Assembly elections in Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat were conducted successfully. He had also done the postgraduation in Social Development planning from the United Kingdom in 1989.
He said the Election Commission had stopped seeding of voter identity cards with Aadhaar following a Supreme Court directive.