171 votes cast in Assam booth, which has only 90 registered voters

New Delhi: Election Commission suspended five of its officials and proposed a re-poll after 171 votes were cast at a boot in Assam where only 90 voters are registered. According to a PTI report, the booth is in the Haflong constituency in Assam’s Dima Hasao district, which went to the polls in the second phase on April 1. Haflong witnessed 74 per cent polling. Stating “dereliction of duty”, the Election Commission suspended Seikhosiem Lhangum (Sector Officer), Prahlad Ch Roy (Presiding Officer), Parameswar Charangsa (1st Polling Officer), Swaraj Kanti Das (2nd Polling…

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Share of Muslim votes may be a deciding factor in Bengal polls

KOLKATA — Perhaps no one has done so much as chief minister Mamata Banerjee to consolidate minority votes in West Bengal but before elections for 75 seats in the crucial third and fourth phase of the election, in which minority votes might be a deciding factor, she is perhaps a bit scared about the probable split in minority votes that might not work in her favour the way it happened in the last two elections in the state. The chief minister’s fears were evident in her recent speeches where she appealed…

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Revolutionizing the effective Zakat management is the need of the hour

New Delhi:  Speakers from 14 countries emphasised  on  the utilization of technology and innovative methods of collecting and  distributing Zakat funds from those who can afford to those who deserve it. Participating in a Global Online Zakat Conference organised by AMP (Association of Muslim Professionals) they shared  their insights into the effective management and proper utilisation of Zakat. Renowned educationist and intellectual of  Muslim community Dr. Zafar Mahmood, who heads the Zakat India Foundation while speaking in the inaugural session said that “Implementing not just the micro but also the…

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