Around 690 candidates have filed their nomination for the post of 69 posts including six municipal corporations, 28 municipal boards and 35 nagar panchayats. Besides, around 4,035 candidates have filed nomination against the post of around 600 wards of the State. Now exact picture would be clear on April 15 when candidate would withdraw their nomination. Three nagar panchayat namely Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri election have withheld and Government would nominate its chairman.
Elections will be held for municipal corporations in Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Haldwani, Kashipur and Udham Singh Nagar. In which highest number of candidates ie 24 candidates in the fray of Haldwani Municipal Corporation, 21 in Roorkee Municipal Corporation, 20 in Haridwar Municipal Corporation. 17 candidates filed in Kashipur Municipal Corporation, 14 in Dehradun Municipal Corporation and only seven candidates in the fray of Rudrapur Municipal Corporation (RMC).
A total of 15,20,527 voters are likely to exercise their franchise. Around 3,61,092 voters are registered in Dehradun, 1,52,719 voters in Haridwar, 81,849 in Roorkee, 97,799 in Haldwani, 77,936 in Kashipur and 74,554 in Udham Singh Nagar.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced waiver of entertainment tax on the Bollywood film ‘Mary Kom’ in the state. The decision was takenon Sunday though Priyanka Chopra, who played the role of Olympic silver medalist boxer Mary Kom, during her promotional visit to Lucknow on Friday last had demanded the same...
Neither had I asked the Army to intervene nor had the Armed Forces sought a role in the present political crisis in the country.
I did not have preconceived notions about Bollywood. There was nervousness as I was to be part of a different world of entertainment.
A much fuller response is demanded from the world. We need to support Iraqi forces that are facing Islamic State threats on the front lines.