Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: ADR

Indian courts will have to prepare for a different kind of a Covid crisis

The massive disruption in trade and commerce will flood the already burdened courts with various Covid-19 induced cases. Is Indian judiciary ready?

Over Rs 400 crore of donations to national parties unaccounted for, BJP worst offender: ADR

An ADR report says parties didn't provide PAN details of donors for Rs 438.96 crore over the past 5 years, in violation of a 2013 Supreme Court ruling.

BJP earned over Rs 1,027 crore in 2017-18 & spent 74% of it

The Congress is yet to submit its audit report to the Election Commission even though it's 48 days past the due date.

Three reasons why it will be tough for even Ahmed Patel to raise money for Congress

Patel, known to be resilient and a leader with friendships across the board, will have to fight Congress’ image problems.

Simultaneous polls will be like striking at root of Parliamentary democracy, says watchdog

ADR, in its submissions to the law panel, also dismisses the argument that repeated enforcement of the model code interferes with governance.

For three years, only 5% of unrecognised parties filed donation reports: ADR

Report raises fears of them being used as money laundering fronts or for electoral malpractice, calls for more stringent EC monitoring

BJP donations rose from Rs 76 crore to Rs 532 crore in a year, a 593% jump

The surge in BJP donations are in 2016-17, show ADR and New Election Watch reports. The figure is over 10 times the declared amount by the Congress, which is second on the list

Faced with funds crunch, Congress taps Twitter for crowd funding

An internal party document shows Congress needs Rs 1,000 crore in the next four months for election campaigns in the year-end state polls. As of 2017, the party’s donations are Rs 225 crore.

AAP yet to submit audit report to EC, donor list still unavailable

The ADR report comes two years after AAP removed the list of its donors from the party website.

Karnataka elects more crorepatis and candidates with criminal records this year than 2013

Among the elected candidates, 54 (24%) are facing serious criminal cases, including kidnapping, rape among others, compared to 39 (17%) in 2013.

On Camera


A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.