Collector, SP visit Civil Hospital; asks authorities to maintain hygiene

Ujjain: Collector Manish Singh and SP Sachin Atulkar inspected the Civil Hospital on Wednesday and asked the hospital administration to keep the premises hygiene. They also visited the police post located on hospital premises. Atulkar issued orders to post a sub inspector there for better security arrangements.

The collector directed civil surgeon Raju Nidariya to upgrade the ICU. The duo also interacted with patients and enquired them about the facilities, treatment, medicines, response of doctors and staff members. Only observers and RO can carry mobiles to counting centre Counting of votes for Assembly election 2018 will be held on December 11 from 8 am at Ujjain Engineering College.

The Election Commission has directed that OTP for the beginning of counting process will be sent to registered mobile number via Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot system (ETPBS). Therefore, only those observers and ROs who have registered their mobile numbers with the EC are allowed to carry mobile phones to the counting hall.

Postal ballots will be counted first

Counting of votes will begin with postal ballots and constituency wise counting tables will be set up under the supervision of assistant Returning Officer (RO) on December 11. QR code will be scanned to check the validity of voting slips in electronic form as specific QR code is assigned to each electronic voting slip for authenticity. Counting of EVM votes will begin after completing the postal ballot counting. Officer in-charge of counting will provide stage wise figures.

Persons with state/centre security can’t enter counting hall

Chief Electoral Officer VL Kantarao has banned entry of those persons who have state/central security cover to the counting venue. Besides this, any state minister, incumbent Member of Parliament, member of legislative assembly, president of governmental institutions, mayor, nagar palika and nagar panchayat presidents and other governmental officers are barred from being appointed as counting representatives of candidates.

no liquor sale in areas bordering rajasthan from today

Collector Manish Singh has issued orders to prohibit sale and transport of liquor in areas bordering Rajasthan from 5 pm on Wednesday in view of the Assembly elections to be held there on Friday. The prohibition is imposed to prevent influencing voters with liquor and the order with remain effective till Friday evening.

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