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CEC Sunil Arora appointed chairman of association of world election bodies

India has been a founding member of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) since October 2013 and took over as vice-chair in 2017.
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Set up national election fund and ban corporate donations, says former CEC Krishnamurthy

As a part of electoral reforms, former poll panel chief T.S. Krishnamurthy suggested a 100% tax exemption on donations to the national fund.
BJP workers celebrate at the party's headquarters in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

2019 Lok Sabha polls couldn’t have been fairer as far as Election Commission is concerned

While the EC continued to operate by old rules, BJP made 2019 elections more presidential, media-centric and money-fuelled.

Election Commission can learn from Supreme Court on what to do when there’s dissent within

The content of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s dissent note against PM Modi is less important than making it part of public records.
File photo of Election commissioner Ashok Lavasa

Left ‘irrelevant, meaningless’, dissenting EC Ashok Lavasa boycotts poll panel meets

Ashok Lavasa was the sole Election Commissioner who dissented with the clean chit given to PM Modi this month in multiple cases of alleged model code violations.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC judges & EC officials must dissent but not harm institutions’ repute: Ex-IAS officer

As the Election Commission’s current status shows, public dissent brings disrepute; there are honourable ways of settling disputes.
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All you need to know about Lok Sabha 2019 — announcement of dates to counting

It is a seven-phase election this time around and ThePrint takes you through the various stages right up to counting day on 23 May.
Former CEC Navin Chawla at Jaipur Lit fest | @ZEEJLF/Twitter

Are those in Parliament representing the people, questions former CEC Navin Chawla

Expressing concern over the election process, Navin Chawla called for greater public participation, especially women, but said citizens should trust the system.
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Chief Election Commissioner claims EVMs are tamper proof

CEC Sunil Arora dismissed apprehensions related to the EVMs' functioning, and said there was no reason to doubt them. 
The Election Commission of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Why EC is making a fresh push for constitutional protection for election commissioners

New CEC Sunil Arora says he "fully endorses" the idea. The recommendation, if implemented, would require a constitutional amendment in Article 324

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.