QHyderabad: Rohingya Refugees to Be Held If They Vote & More
Rohingya refugees. Image used for representational purposes only.
Rohingya refugees. Image used for representational purposes only.(Photo: bdnews24/IANS)

QHyderabad: Rohingya Refugees to Be Held If They Vote & More

1. Rohingya Refugees Will Be Held If They Try to Vote: Hyderabad Election Officer

Hyderabad District Election Officer, M Dana Kishore informed that if they come across a Rohingya refugees, who is marked in the Absent, Shifted and Deleted (ASD) list, comes to vote then the person will be immediately taken into custody and a case will be registered against him/her under the provisions of Section 31 of the RP Act, 1950 read with relevant penal provisions of IPC.

A copy of the list containing the details of Rohingya voters has been made available with the sector officers. The list of Rohingyas who have fraudulently obtained the voter ID cards have been identified and steps have been taken to delete them from the electoral rolls.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

2. Ambedkar Statue in Vizag Vandalised, Police Book Case

Unidentified miscreants in Andhra Pradesh's Pedagantyada on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam city allegedly vandalised a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar. Police said that the incident happened in the late hours of Tuesday night, 7 December. Visuals of the statue show parts of its nose and one ear broken off.

A complaint was filed by one G Gurumurthy, a resident of the area, and the President of the Babu Jagjivan Ram Welfare Society, demanding that a thorough enquiry be conducted and the accused be arrested.

The incident also sparked off protests as a few locals raised slogans and demanded justice at the spot. It also upset many as it came to light on the eve of Ambedkar’s death anniversary, which falls on December 6.

(Source: The News Minute)

3. We Will Deliver the Telangana Which People Dreamt Of: Rahul

Minutes before the campaigning time ended on Wednesday, 5 December, the People’s Front put up a united show at a press conference with all its stars sharing the stage and the AICC president Rahul Gandhi announcing that the voice of Telangana was sitting together to deliver the Telangana that people had dreamt of during the agitation.

The press conference attended by alliance partners including Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu, TJS president Kodandaram, CPI Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy, Manda Krishna Madiga, Gaddar, Cheruku Sudhakar and Abdul Ghani of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) sent a united message which Rahul Gandhi described that a government with foundation for protection of farmers and employment to youngsters will be in place in a few days.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. Ailing Dog Dies After Hyderabad Civic Body Worker Drags It Down Road

A stray dog succumbed to injuries on Wednesday, 5 December, after a GHMC worker dragged it by a rope down the road for half a kilometre in LB Nagar.

The incident came to light after Shiva Kumar, chairperson of Anti Cruelty Cell, who saw the dog being subjected to cruelty lodged a police complaint. He had freed the animal and rushed it to a vet, but the animal could not be saved.

“When I questioned the worker he said he works with the GHMC and was acting on a complaint from local colony residents that a wounded dog was lying in their colony. The worker tied the already injured dog’s right leg with a rope and dragged it for 500 meters before I finally saw him and rescued the dog,” the activist said.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. Dedicated Monitoring Cell at CEO Office Now

As the curtains came down on the campaign for the forthcoming elections, the state election authorities have put in place a monitoring mechanism for observing the poll process in different districts and getting real time reports.

A dedicated election monitoring cell has been constituted in the Chief Electoral Officer’s office with necessary systems and channels to gather information from the districts on Thursday, 6 December, the pre-poll day, December 7 the day of polling and a day after polling on December 8.

The 17-member team of nodal officers have been entrusted with the responsibility securing statutory reports, election monitoring dashboard reports and EVM reports from the districts at regular intervals as the poll process unfolds.

(Source: The Hindu)

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