Directing reforms

It is only logical that the sourcesof income of candidates be disclosed Adding to the growing body of judicially inspired electoral reforms, the Supreme Court has imposed an additional disclosure norm for candidates contesting elections. It has asked the Centre to amend the rules as well as the disclosure form filed by candidates along with
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Opposition wants to manufacture one: Defence Minister Where is the scam in Rafale procurement when no such deal was signed in the UPA era, said Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister, who on Sunday sought to tear into the Opposition’s claims of illegalities in the purchase of 36 fighter jets from the French company. “I assure you
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Polling for 59 seats of the 60-member Assembly held peacefully At least 76% of over 25.73 lakh voters exercised their franchise on Sunday for the Assembly polls in Tripura, where the BJP is trying to dislodge the Left Front after an unbroken 25-year stint in power, officials said. The polling for 59 seats of the
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The country’s first election was an ingeniously indigenous an inventive exercise, with unique challenges. The way bureaucracy rose to the task holds lessons for today. Studies of India’s electoral democracy have tended to see it as an inheritance of the British Raj or a product of an elite decision-making and institutional design. In this perspective,
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The electrification scheme needs to be thought through more carefully The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (‘Saubhagya’) launched in September, which claims to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country, is too ambitious a project. While it makes grandiose promises to provide a free electricity connection to all willing Below Poverty
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Doyen of the Benaras gharana Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi passed away at a city hospital here on Tuesday night following a cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 88 and is survived by her daughter. Considered as the queen of thumri and fondly called Appa-ji, Girija Devi was admitted to the city’s
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Nehru-Gandhi family will destroy Gujarat, Prime Minister tells BJP workers Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family saying the “family will destroy Gujarat because it dislikes Gujarat and Gujaratis” and called the coming Assembly poll in the State a fight between “development and dynasty.” Addressing
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Supreme Court has directed all state governments to ensure that the Centre’s guidelines on safety and security of children are implemented in reality in every school of the country. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also issued notice to Chief Secretaries of all states to ensure that they file responses to the petitions,
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President Ram Nath Kovind has said, better and more efficient use of water is a challenge for Indian agriculture and the industry. Inaugurating India Water Week in New Delhi on Tuesday, he said the issue of water is becoming more critical in view of climate change and related environmental concerns. Mr. Kovind said, in view
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Election Commission has expressed its satisfaction over the poll preparedness in Gujarat for coming Assembly elections. Addressing the press Conference at Ahmedabad this evening after the review of poll preparations in the state, Chief Election Commissioner A. K. Joti said that Assembly elections in Gujarat are expected to be held during the second half of
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