Tripura panchayat polls to be held on July 27: SEC

first_imgElections to the three-tier panchayats in Tripura would be held on July 27, State Election Commissioner G. Kameswara Rao announced on Wednesday. Ballot papers would be used in the polls, the SEC said.The model code of conduct came into effect in the respective panchayat areas from Wednesday itself. “Elections to 6,111 gram panchayat seats, 419 panchayat samiti seats and 116 zila parishad seats will be held on July 27,” Mr. Rao told a press conference here.Altogether, 12,03,070 voters, including 6,16,893 males and 5,86,176 females, would be eligible to exercise their franchise at 2,623 polling stations between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the polling day, he said. The filing of nominations would start from July 1 and will continue till July 8. The last date for withdrawal of nomination is July 11, Mr. Rao said. “Ballot papers in white colour for gram panchayat seats, pink colour for panchayat samities and green colour for zila parishads would be used,” he said. Counting of votes would be held on July 31 at the block headquarters, the SEC said.last_img read more

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Revealed Afghanistanbased Roshan Telecom Setting up Shop in East Africa

first_imgThe colors and styles of the artworks are identical. Advertisement Rumored “nameless” telecom operator believed to be Afghanistan’s Roshan.PC Tech understands that Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, serving nearly 6.0 million active subscribers in the country is setting up shop in Uganda and three other East Africa countries.The company has launched an Internet (Social Media) and SMS-based campaign in which it is asking users to nominate a name and win prizes, as reported by PC Tech yesterday. – Advertisement – In Afghanistan, Roshan is completely owned by foreign parties and interests.In January 2003, with the help of the US military intervention in Afghanistan, Roshan was awarded the second GSM license in Afghanistan at a time when there was virtually no telecommunications infrastructure in place due to the ongoing wars; national calls were prohibitively expensive and Afghans had to travel abroad to make an international call. In ten years of operations, Roshan’s subscriber base has grown from 30,000 to nearly six million, as there was no real competition in the market because of the ongoing war.[related-posts]Roshan, which means “light” or “hope” in Persian, is Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider. Today, Roshan’s GSM network reaches 240 cities and towns across all of Afghanistan’s provinces. Roshan covers over 60% of the population, including the most remote rural areas.The CluesWhile the teleco’s objective was to remain anonymous for now, obvious clues helped editors from UGO and PC Tech to determine the identity of the company. Some of the artworks on the current domain, GiveUsAName.net show embeded links to Roshan’s Afghan domain.Also, see image below (while paying attention to the brand colors as well).The colors and styles of the artworks are identical.last_img read more

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