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Inauguration of Special police station in Udupi

May 6, 2009

Udupi : Superintendent of Police of Udupi district Pravin Pawar inaugurated the Special Police Station of the Excise Enforcement and Lottery Prohibition Wing at the Abakari Bhavan here on Tuesday.

Inauguration of Special police station in Udupi

Inauguration of Special police station in Udupi

Superintendent of Police (Enforcement) of the Excise Enforcement and Lottery Wing M.A. Saudagar said that ‘The Government had sanctioned 41 special police stations in the State. While most of the districts would have one such police station, Districts such as Belgaum and Gulbarga would have two. A special police station each would be opened in Mangalore and Chikmagalur districts within a week’ he said.

The Government had decided to post 42 personnel at every police station.

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DK, Udupi all set for LS polls

April 29, 2009

Mangalore : Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district is all set for Lok Sabha polls to be held on Thursday, April 30 with election machinery and Sec 144 in place.

DK district:
In 1,518 polling stations of DK a total of 7,500 direct staff will be on polling duty. In 1,470 polling stations SMS-based data collection will be done. District level control rooms have been set up with about 30 officers functioning. There are 11 landline numbers and 4 mobile numbers. The landline numbers are 08256-233123, 0824-2014082, , 0824-2444251, 0824-2451903, 0824-2421589, 0824-2444251, 08251-231905, 08257-230150. To avoid any problems due breakdown of service providers, the district administration has decided to used various service providers like the BSNL, Reliance and Tata Indicom, so that even if the server of one service is down there are other alternatives. Control rooms at the Assistant Returning Officer level have also been set up so that people can file complaints.

DK, Udupi all set for LS polls

DK, Udupi all set for LS polls

As many as 328 video cameras will be in place and 486 micro-observers other than direct staff will be deployed, especially at the booths identified as critical, sensitive and hyper-sensitive. This apart there is a 20 per cent reserve of polling officers to tackle emergency situations with extra EVMs too being provided to each polling stations so that in situation where EVMs fail to function, the error can be corrected in ten minutes. This apart, eight control rooms ARO-level has been set up and 133 sector officers and three MCC teams too will be on the move.

The staff on polling duty apart from postal ballots will also be able to exercise their votes, wherever they are on duty by obtaining election duty certificate.

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Congress may have alliance with Left parties after polls: Moily

April 29, 2009

Udupi : Former Chief Minister and chairperson of AICC Media Cell M. Veerappa Moily said on Tuesday that the Congress might go for an alliance with the Left parities, if it fell short of majority mark after the Lok Sabha elections.

Mr. Moily told presspersons here that he expected the Congress to get 200 seats, while its partners in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) might get another 100 seats. Hence, the UPA would form the Government. In case of a shortfall, the Congress might join hands with the Left parties in the interest of secularism. “In 2004 also, we had some pre-poll allies and post-poll allies. We cannot rule out such a possibility,” he added.

There were no two opinions about Prime Ministerial candidate in the Congress. Even leaders such as Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad, Ram Vilas Paswan, and Sharad Pawar, had said that Manmohan Singh had done a good job as Prime Minister, especially in the light of global economic meltdown, he said.

Former Chief Minister - Veerappa Moily

Former Chief Minister - Veerappa Moily

He said there were controversies in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its Prime Ministerial candidate. While some leaders had said that L.K. Advani was the Prime Ministerial candidate, some second-rung leaders, including Arun Shourie, were suggesting Narendra Modi’s name, he added.

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Arrangements complete for peaceful polling

April 29, 2009

Udupi : Deputy Commissioner P. Hemalatha said on Tuesday that all arrangements were in place to ensure free, fair, and peaceful polling on April 30.

Ms. Hemalatha told presspersons here that the number of voters in the Udupi-Chikmagalur parliamentary constituency was 12,24,338 as on April 9, including 6,29,603 women and 5,94,735 men.

There were 180 hypersensitive polling stations in the constituency, excluding Byndoor Assembly segment which had 27 hypersensitive polling stations, and 326 sensitive stations, excluding Byndoor with 38 sensitive stations, Ms. Hemalatha said.

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Deputy Commissioner P. Hemalatha

The Byndoor Assembly segment is part of Shimoga parliamentary constituency.
Nearly 4,500 officials had been trained in the election duty. There would be four staff members, including a policeman, for every booth. An additional staff would be provided at booths where the number of voters would be in excess of 1,200 prescribed for each booth by the Election Commission, she said.

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