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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: More than 52,000 voters opt for postal ballots for Phase-1

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More than fifty-two thousand electors belonging to Senior Citizen (above 80 years of age) and PwD categories have opted to exercise the facility to vote through postal ballots in the forthcoming phase 1 of General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Bihar 2020.

These electors will be provided postal ballots on the pre-informed date(s) by the Returning Officers with proper security and videography arrangements to ensure secrecy, safety, and transparency in the process.

This is the first time that postal ballot facility is being extended to both the categories in Bihar elections. Booth Level Officers of 71 Assembly Constituencies in Bihar have reached out to more than four lakh such electors. Remaining electors intend to visit the booth on the poll day for voting.

It may be recalled that General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Bihar 2020 was announced on 25 September 2020. In the first phase elections, polling in 71 ACs spread over 16 districts of Bihar is to be held on October 28, 2020.

Earlier, during the Commission’s visit to Bihar from September 29 – October 01, 2020, attention was drawn to certain concerns regarding the implementation of this provision for the above categories of voters.

To comprehensively address these concerns, on October 03, 2020, Commission had directed:

  • BLO  will visit the houses of the concerned electors, as provided by the RO, in the Polling Station area and deliver Form- 12-D to the concerned electors. If an elector is not available, he/she will share his/her contact details and revisit to collect it within five days of the notification
  • The elector may or may not opt for the postal ballot in the acknowledgement attached with the Form 12-D
  • If he/she opts for the postal ballot, then the BLO will collect the filled-in Form 12-D from the house of the elector within five days of the notification and deposit it with the RO forthwith
  • BLO shall deposit all the acknowledgement forms with the RO along with all Form 12-D
  • Sector Officer shall supervise it under the overall supervision of RO

In subsequent two phases of elections in Bihar and in bye-elections in all other States, this exercise will continue so that electoral process becomes more accessible, inclusive and safe for these categories during the period of COVID-19. BLOs will visit approximately 12 lakh such electors’ homes in Bihar in the next two phases for this purpose.

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Drug de-addiction drive: Delhi police helps admit 20 people to rehab

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In a bid to assist with sedating addicts and make mindfulness about illegal medications, the Northwest area of the Delhi Police conceded right around 20 individuals to restoration focuses. The medication de-dependence drive was begun two months prior and habitual perpetrators who were regularly gotten with drugs and booked under the NDPS Act were distinguished and advised.

The activity, primarily led in the Jahangirpuri region, was going by the Station House Officer. The official said, “We saw as that a large number of these wrongdoers are youngsters from monetarily more fragile foundations. They needed to work and genuinely regretted being decided for being someone who is addicted, yet couldn’t leave drugs. We requested that they stay at therapy clinics for a couple of months. After two months, three of them have been released. A few others are going through treatment. We are seeing an adjustment of individuals.”

Somewhat recently, in excess of 12 people were captured with illegal medications and 18 were captured under the COTPA Act. North of 430 individuals has been reserved under areas of the COTPA Act this year.

Usha Rangnani, DCP (Northwest), said, “We needed to run after a medication-free society. At the point when we investigated our area, we found there aren’t many packs working here. Notwithstanding, there are numerous people who are hawking and devouring medications. We began with mindfulness drives and welcomed understudies and NGOs to hold nukkad nataks.”

The 20 men who were distinguished in this interaction were directed by police and shipped off rehabilitation clinics.

Rangnani said her group has been working with recovery and expertise preparing focuses to make mindfulness, give clinical assistance, and occupations to the young. “We are currently assisting them with landing positions and work nearby. Individuals began to move toward us for help. In excess of 20 individuals are going through treatment in our region,” she said.

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Greater Noida: Man ‘shoots’ father over ‘property dispute’

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A 62-year-elderly person was shot at purportedly by his child in Greater Noida on Sunday evening.

As indicated by the police, the person in question, Shyam Singh Nirmal, has gotten two projectile wounds after two individuals went into his home in Jewar’s Mangroli Road and shot him. Nirmal is as of now in basic condition and is getting treatment at an emergency clinic nearby.

As per the cops, Shyam had let them know that his child Himmat Singh and a companion of his had shot him. The police, in their underlying examination, found that the two had a contention over the property. In the interim, the police are exploring all angles and have not precluded different potential outcomes as well.

Security has been amplified following the occurrence and the police are filtering CCTV film to distinguish the blamed.

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Delhi’s air quality to remain ‘very poor’

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The air quality in Delhi is probably going to stay in the ‘extremely poor’ class on Monday.

As per a gauge from the Air Quality Early Warning System, the AQI is probably going to stay ‘exceptionally poor’ on Tuesday and Wednesday also. For the beyond three days, the AQI has been in the ‘extreme’ class – somewhere in the range of 401 and 500.

A potential speed up might just prompt a minimal improvement in the AQI.

The observing stations that recorded a 24-hour normal AQI in the ‘extreme’ classification at 10 a.m. on Monday incorporate Anand Vihar with an AQI of 459 and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium station with an AQI of 408. The AQI at Jahangirpuri remained at 449, while the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium observing station enlisted an AQI of 409. The 24-hour normal AQI at RK Puram remained at 431, while the AQI at Rohini remained at 448.

The base temperature on Monday is probably going to associate with 10 degrees Celsius, while the greatest could remain at 26 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department figure shows. The base temperature recorded on Monday was 10.3 degrees Celsius.

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