EC eases rule on use of speakers for campaigns (GS-2) (Page-11) Accepting the recommendation made at a recent all-party meeting, the Election Commission on Tuesday issued instructions relaxing the rule on use of loudspeakers for campaigning purposes, allowing it from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. * The Commission had earlier made changes in the order, restricting the use of loudspeakers between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m "Representatives of nearly all political parties had suggested that the timing be increased. We deliberated on the issue and have decided to revert to the old order. The suggestions by the parties are also being examined," said an official. Earlier, the EC instructed that the use of loudspeakers fitted on vehicles on any kind, for electioneering purposes during the entire election period starting from the date of announcement of election and ending with the date of declaration of result, should be permitted only between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m * No moving loudspeakers could be used beyond that time period in any area.
Report specifications Political parties and candidates are required to get prior written permission from the authorities concerned and share the specifications and other particulars for using the public address system during the campaigning and public meetings.
Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against Idlib 'tragedy' (GS-2) (Page- 12) U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned Syria against launching an attack on the country's last rebel stronghold with the help of Russia and Iran, saying the offensive could trigger a "human tragedy". The warning came as Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javed Zarif met with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in a surprise visit to Damascus ahead of the looming offensive. Syrian forces are amassing around the northwestern province of Idlib, in preparation for the assault. "President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy," Mr. Trump tweeted. "Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don't let that happen!" The UN and aid groups have warned that a full assault on Idlib could spark a humanitarian catastrophe on a scale not yet seen in Syria's seven-year-old conflict.
Solving' the problem s On Tuesday, the Kremlin said the Syrian Army is getting ready to solve the problem of "terrorism" in Idlib, apparently referring to a looming regime offensive. "We know that the Syrian armed forces are getting ready to solve this problem," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, calling Idlib a "pocket of terrorism". He did not release a timeframe however. Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Russian air strikes battered idlib on Tuesday for the first time in three weeks. "Russian warplanes resumed bombing Idlib province after a 22-day pause," said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the monitor. * The air raids "came a day after rebel units in Idlib hit regime positions in neighbouring Latakia province.
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