Sushil Chandra will take over the responsibility of the Chief Election Commissioner today, the upcoming elections will be held during his tenure.

Sushil Chandra will take over the responsibility of the Chief Election Commissioner today, the upcoming elections will be held during his tenure.

National Desk: Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). According to a statement issued by the ministry's legislative department, Chandra will take charge today, he will be relieved on May 14, 2022. Sunil Arora's tenure as the Chief Election Commissioner has ended.  


The term
notification to end on 14 May 2022 stated that in light of clause (two) of Article 324 of the Constitution, the President appointed Sushil Chandra as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from 13 April 2021. Chandra was appointed Election Commissioner before the Lok Sabha elections. During Chandra's tenure, the Election Commission will conduct assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. The term of the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab will end on different dates in March next year. The term of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly will end on May 14 next year.

Rajiv Kumar is  
Election Commissioner Chandra was the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes before serving in the Election Commission. A post in the three-member commission is vacant after Arora's retirement. Chandra will be the Chief Election Commissioner from Tuesday, while Rajiv Kumar is the Election Commissioner. Chandra, a B-Tech from IIT, is a 1980 batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax Cadre). Chandra's first TS Krishnamurthy was an IRS officer who was appointed Election Commissioner. Krishnamurthy became the Chief Election Commissioner in 2004.


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.