Kuki militants to cast vote by postal ballots

first_imgThe Election Commission on Monday notified that the cadres of the Kuki militant groups, who signed the Suspension of Operations agreement with both the Centre and the Manipur government, will cast their votes in postal ballots. To exercise their franchise, the cadres also must reside in their designated camps and their names feature in the voters’ list, the office of the State Chief Electoral Officer said in a statement here. They would have to collect the postal ballots from assistant nodal officers or nodal officers. The agreement was first signed by the State and the Centre with two militant groups of the community in 2008.last_img read more

Fisticuff at council meeting of Chennai corporation

first_imgOuch: Karate Thiagarajan (with mike) presides over the pandemoniumWhen the J. Jayalalithaa government introduced the one-man-one-post rule, aimed at clipping the wings of M.K. Stalin, Chennai mayor and MLA, the DMK went curiously silent.But when Stalin finally shed his mayoral robes last month leading Deputy mayor “Karate” Thyagarajan to plonk,Ouch: Karate Thiagarajan (with mike) presides over the pandemoniumWhen the J. Jayalalithaa government introduced the one-man-one-post rule, aimed at clipping the wings of M.K. Stalin, Chennai mayor and MLA, the DMK went curiously silent.But when Stalin finally shed his mayoral robes last month leading Deputy mayor “Karate” Thyagarajan to plonk himself on the mayor’s seat, there was chaos in the Chennai Corporation.At a council meeting of the corporation chaired by Thyagarajan for the first time on June 28, DMK members came in cars sporting the mayoral flag. Clad in black and belligerent, they frequently interrupted the meeting and walked out – and in – in protest.When TMC leader P. Vetrivel passed an unsavoury remark on the DMK’s conduct, members took offence and a minor fisticuff ensued.Surprisingly, Thyagarajan, contrary to what his prefix would suggest, sat rock-like on the mayoral throne vowing to carry out “all Amma’s orders”.last_img read more