The Election Commission has urged political parties to avoid using plastic in their campaigns
GN Bureau | January 4, 2017
The Election Commission is determined to take the environment-friendly route in conducting elections in the five states in coming months. While announcing the election schedule for Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa, chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi said that the EC has laid emphasis on promotion of environment-friendly practices and urged political parties to avoid using environmentally hazardous material like plastic in their campaigns.
He also stressed that the commission is concerned about noise pollution during elections. Widespread and flagrant use of loudspeakers will be discouraged as noise pollution is a big problem during elections and it disturbs students, patients, and the public in general, said Zaidi. He added that use of loudspeakers will not be allowed between 10 pm and 6 am.
Mumbai, once the epicentre of the pandemic in India, has emerged as a model for all others in mitigating the crisis. The supreme court on Wednesday said the central government should adopt and take lessons from the Mumbai model to manage liquid medical oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients in Delhi.
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To take preventive steps early and save lives, BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has urged citizens to come forward and get themselves tested. Mumbai has seen a dip in Covid-19 cases in the last few days after an unprecedented increase in cases s
India reported 3,68,147 new cases on Monday, a number lower than the 4 lakh-plus recorded in the weekend. Also, more than 29.16 crore Covid tests were conducted across the country. As many as 29,16,47,037 have been conducted as on date. India’s cumulative recoveries now stand
Nandurbar, a tribal and hilly district in Maharashtra with a population of 20 lakh, is an unlikely contender for setting a precedent for the rest of India, but under the leadership of district collector Dr Rajendra Bharud, it took several measures to augment medical oxygen supply ahead of the second wave o
RP Singh, national spokesperson, BJP, has praised Mumbai municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal for actively engaging with people and effectively handling Covid-19 and said that a good administrator will know how to navigate political influence and bring in good governance. “