Sushil Chandra will be the next Chief Election Commissioner of the country, will take over on April 13

Sushil Chandra will be the next Chief Election Commissioner of the country, will take over on April 13

New Delhi: Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra is set to become the next Chief Election Commissioner of the country. Sources gave this information on Sunday. It is believed that in the tradition of appointing the most senior commissioner as the Chief Election Commissioner, the government has approved his name for the top post in the 'Election House'. 

Sources said that an order in this regard can be issued at any time. Chandra will take over on April 13. Currently, outgoing CEC Sunil Arora is carrying out this responsibility. Chandra was appointed Election Commissioner on 14 February 2019 before the Lok Sabha elections. He will be relieved of this new post on 14 May 2022. Under his leadership, the Election Commission will conduct assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. 

The tenure of the Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab Legislative Assemblies is being completed on different dates in March next year. The term of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly is coming to an end on May 14 next year. Prior to joining the Election Commission, Chandra was the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. 


Efforts to disturb peace in Kashmir fail, heavy grenade recovered from terrorist hideout

Efforts to disturb peace in Kashmir fail, heavy grenade recovered from terrorist hideout

National Desk: Security forces raided a hideout of militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday and recovered 19 grenades. Security forces also foiled a terrorist plan to disturb peace in the border district with grenade attacks.

No arrests yet,
a defense spokesman said that no one was arrested during the operation. The operation was jointly carried out by the army and police in Fagla area of ​​Surankot. Rashtriya Rifles and police conducted a joint operation in Phagla area on the basis of accurate information on the security forces being targeted by the militants on NH 144A (Jammu-Poonch Highway).

Heavy grenade recovered from the grenade The
spokesperson said that both agencies recovered a huge cache of grenades hidden in a natural cave-like hideout. A total of 19 grenades have been recovered. ”He said that the recovery of the grenade foiled a conspiracy to disrupt peace in Poonch.

 The second major case of seizure of the explosives, the
spokesperson said, revealed that the hideout had foiled a major conspiracy to attack the security forces. The army and police have once again proved their courage to fulfill the commitment to fight against terrorism and to maintain stability in the region. "This is the second major case of explosives seizures in the Jammu region in the last few days." Security forces had recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives from Chakarandi village in Doda district on Saturday.