Irregularities in voter list: Punjab and Haryana high court seeks response from Ambala Cantonment Board

© Provided by Hindustan Times Constituted in 1843, Ambala Cantonment Board comprises 16 members — eight elected from wards and eight nominated (HT file)

A single bench of Justice Lisa Gill of Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday asked the Ambala Cantonment Board to submit a response on alleged discrepancies in a voter list published ahead of its House elections.

The petition was filed by advocate Mehak Sawhney, on behalf of his father and former councillor Umesh Sahani, claiming that the names of five of their family members were not included in an electoral list published in July. “We appeared before the president of the board and submitted the claim along with requisite documents at a hearing on August 16. However, even after 20 days and a reminder on September 6, no decision has been communicated,” the petition filed on September 9 states.

A final voter list was published on September 15. The next hearing is scheduled for November 15.

As per the court order, “It is submitted that objections filed by the petitioners have not been decided till date. Publication of the final electoral roll, if any, shall remain subject to the decision of this writ petition.”

This fresh order has come as a setback to many in the region who are aspiring to contest in the elections that were scheduled soon after the tenure of the House ended on February 10 this year.

The constitution of the board, along with 55 other boards in the country, was announced to vary by the ministry of defence (MoD) earlier this year.

Constituted in 1843, Ambala Cantonment Board comprises 16 members — eight elected from wards and eight nominated. However, officials had said that after the House dissolved, a three-member committee comprising the president and CEO of the house and one nominated member would govern it till elections are held. But, the nomination of the member by the Union government is still pending, Sahni said.

CEO of the board, Anuj Goel, remained unavailable for comments despite several calls and message.

Sign on to read the HT ePaper

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related


Stocks in the news: RIL, IndiaMART, JSW Steel, IEX and TVS Motors

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded merely 23 points, or 0.13 per cent higher at 18,269.50, signaling that Dalal Street was headed for a positive start on Friday. Here ... Read more »

Celcom-Digi merger likely to complete in Q2 2022, MIDF Research

© Provided by New Straits Times KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed merger between Digi.Com Bhd (Digi) and Celcom Axiata Bhd (Celcom) is progressing as planned and will likely be completed in ... Read more »

Supermax shares close 8.9pc lower

© Provided by New Straits Times Farah Adilla KUALA LUMPUR: Supermax Corp Bhd is among Bursa Malaysia’s top losers in brisk trade yesterday after the United States barred imports from ... Read more »

Pisces: Your well being horoscope - October 22

© Astrofame Pisces This is a good day to give thanks for your blessings. Sometimes you allow the little stresses to build up too much, making you a bit pessimistic ... Read more »

Covid-19: Can new variants keep emerging?

© Provided by Khaleej Times Covid-19: Can new variants keep emerging? Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging? Yes, as long as the virus, that caused the pandemic, keeps ... Read more »

Our Favorite White Paint Colors for Bedrooms

We’re all too familiar with this hot decorating debate: What’s the best white paint color? Generations of homeowners have long stressed over the dizzying variations of crisp-and-bright or warm-and-creamy whites ... Read more »

Tory MPs put pressure on Sunak to cut beer duty for pubs

Rishi Sunak faces pressure from more than 100 Tory MPs to back pubs by cutting beer duty for draught pints. © PA Archive Alcohol The campaign orchestrated by MP Richard ... Read more »

Islamic State supporter charged with murder of UK lawmaker

By Michael Holden © Reuters/TOBY MELVILLE Tributes to British MP Amess placed outside the Houses of Parliament, in London LONDON (Reuters) -British police on Thursday charged a 25-year-old Londoner of ... Read more »

Tornado impacts Brisbane Airport in supercell storm event, more wild weather predicted for weekend from inland low pressure system

© Provided by ABC NEWS The Bureau of Meteorology is describing the event over Brisbane Airport as a possible tornado or weather spout. (Supplied: BOM) A tornado hit near Brisbane ... Read more »

Major lapse in CM Yogi's security: Man enters auditorium with revolver, 4 cops suspended

© Provided by Hindustan Times Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath  (File Photo) In what is being called a major security lapse at an event attended by Uttar Pradesh chief ... Read more »

Bharat Biotech chairman lauds govt on achieving 100 cr COVID vaccine doses; terms it significant feat

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: The Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech Dr Krishna Ella on Thursday (October 21, 2021) lauded the government`s system for achieving the ... Read more »

NTA NEET UG 2021: Phase 2 application process, correction window reopens till October 26 - Details here

© Provided by DNA The National Testing Agency (NTA) has reopened the second phase application process and the application correction window for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Undergraduate (NEET-UG). ... Read more »

Manchin offered to be independent if he was a "problem" for Democrats

Moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Thursday he had offered to drop his formal affiliation with the Democratic Party and instead be independent if he were causing ... Read more »

These 9 Republicans Voted to Hold Trump Ally Steve Bannon in Contempt

Nine House Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues in approving a criminal referral against Steve Bannon after he refused to comply with a subpoena issued by the House select committee investigating ... Read more »

Klay Thompson upset after being left off NBA's 75th Anniversary Team

The NBA finished releasing its 75th Anniversary Team on Thursday, and Klay Thompson isn’t happy after being left off the list. The Golden State Warriors star, who is still working ... Read more »

CDC gives go-ahead to J&J, Moderna and mix-and-match COVID boosters, beginning as soon as Friday

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on mix-and-match COVID-19 booster shots Thursday night, meaning clinics, doctors and pharmacies can begin giving them out Friday. A CDC ... Read more »

94% of Sentara employees comply with COVID-19 immunization deadline

About 900 employees of the largest hospital chain in Virginia didn’t meet the deadline for COVID-19 vaccination, representatives said Thursday. While the majority of Sentara Healthcare employees are fully vaccinated, ... Read more »

China Evergrande wires funds for bond coupon, averting default

© Reuters/TYRONE SIU FILE PHOTO: The China Evergrande Centre building sign is seen in Hong Kong (Corrects coupon date to Sept. 29 from Sept. 30 in 9th paragraph) HONG KONG/SHANGHAI ... Read more »

Spencer Rattler's Instagram behavior reveals how he really feels about Caleb Williams:

© Provided by Fansided If you’re wondering how Spencer Rattler feels about Caleb Williams overtaking him as the Oklahoma football starting quarterback, just look to Instagram. Spencer Rattler was the ... Read more »

Von Miller suffers gruesome injury vs. Browns, leaves game

© Provided by Fansided Denver Broncos star Von Miller went down with a gruesome-looking ankle injury and had to leave the game against the Browns. The Broncos found themselves in ... Read more »

MLB Rumors: Marcus Semien free agent chase down to five teams

© Provided by Fansided As Marcus Semien gets closer to a huge free agent contract, a handful of teams are already all that’s left in the pursuit of his services. ... Read more »

Sports Media World Reacts To Joe Buck's Performance Tonight

© Provided by The Spun Joe Buck speaks at an event for AT&T. On Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns hosted the Denver Broncos in a matchup of 3-3 teams hoping ... Read more »

80% have received at least one dose in 19 of 36 states, UTs

Over 80% population in more than half of the states and union territories has received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine. This is more than the national average of ... Read more »

PM Narendra Modi to address the nation at 10 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 10 AM. His address comes a day after the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses crossed the landmark figure of 100 crore in ... Read more »

White House is not 'actively pursuing' use of National Guard

FILE PHOTO: General view of the White House in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is not actively looking to use the National Guard on a federal level, an ... Read more »

Georgia Tech vs Virginia Prediction, Game Preview

© Provided by College Football News Georgia Tech vs Virginia prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 23 Georgia Tech vs Virginia How To Watch Date: Saturday, October 23 ... Read more »

Nick Saban has interesting method of discipline for Alabama players

© Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Alabama coach Nick Saban is known for being a strict disciplinarian, but few would have expected the surprising method of keeping players honest he revealed ... Read more »

Star Wars' Mark Hamill Pens Sweet Tribute To Carrie Fisher On Her Birthday

Nearly five full years ago, the world lost Carrie Fisher, the actress who played Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars film series, among her many other accomplishments. Naturally there ... Read more »

Dollar higher on upbeat U.S. data but set for weekly losses

By Alun John © Reuters/Dado Ruvic U.S. one dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration HONG KONG (Reuters) – The dollar was firmer early on Friday, helped higher by upbeat ... Read more »

Genshin Impact: All Geo Characters Ranked

© Provided by GamePur Genshin Impact’s characters are all divided into a certain element, and each character has a varying degree of usefulness. It’s great to have characters from different ... Read more »

Report: Religious reasons, disapproving spouses among reasons why almost 2,000 teachers in Malaysia refusing Covid-19 jab

© Provided by Malay Mail Radzi said that of the 1,993 teachers who refused to be vaccinated, reasons given include religious grounds, disapproving partners, and that they were not ready ... Read more »

Hadi seemingly contradicts deputy on Timah whisky controversy

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today While PAS number two Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man says the word Timah means tin, party president Abdul Hadi Awang feels the name is close ... Read more »

Duterte says he takes full responsibility for drugs war

© Provided by InterAksyon President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he took full responsibility for the bloody war on drugs that has killed thousands of people, but maintained he will never be ... Read more »

Crew Member Killed, Another Injured After Prop Gun Misfires on Alec Baldwin Film ‘Rust'

An accidental shooting on the New Mexico set of the Alec Baldwin film “Rust” has left one crew member dead and another injured. © Provided by TheWrap alec baldwin A ... Read more »

Nevada Man Who Claimed Someone Voted As His Dead Wife Charged With Voter Fraud

Donald Kirk Hartle, a 55-year-old Republican voter who publicly protested a 2020 ballot being cast in his dead wife’s name, has been charged with voter fraud. © Ronda Churchill / ... Read more »

Former ESPN Sideline Reporter Goes Off On President Biden

Just over a week ago, Allison Williams announced her exit from ESPN after her decision not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. © Provided by The Spun College Football Playoff Semifinal ... Read more »

Qld parliament to probe council watchdog

Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles will refer a number of complaints against the state’s local government watchdog to a parliamentary committee for investigation. © Albert Perez/AAP PHOTOS Steven Miles will ... Read more »

Import Gold Trip lame, out of WS Cox Plate

French import Gold Trip has failed a race-eve veterinary check and will not run in the WS Cox Plate. © PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO Trainer Ciaron Maher has been left ... Read more »

AFL great worried by 'dangerous' draft call

Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes is concerned about the hype surrounding the consensus No.1 pick in the AFL draft Jason Horne-Francis, amid comparisons to some all-time legends. Horne-Francis is all ... Read more »

Clean energy accounted for close to a third of Australian electricity in the September quarter, as wind and solar investments surge

© Provided by Business Insider Australia More than a third of Australian electricity was powered by clean energy in the September quarter. The energy market’s accelerated shift to renewables is ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic