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Amid AAP ruckus, new CEC O.P. Rawat says nothing’s wrong with poll panel

Former IAS officer insists the EC always acts with objectivity, agrees that a lot of areas of the electoral process are in the need for reform.
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There should be a rule that no CEC is offered another lucrative job after retirement

Our Election Commission is globally renowned; those questioning it forget it is a premier institution in this country.
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Gujarat elections are the lowest point in the history of the Election Commission

Part of the problem lies with the quality of appointees. In practice this is one more institution monopolised by ex-IAS officers.

Election Commission asks MP govt to take action against officials involved in controversial EVM demo in Bhind

The recommedation comes three monts after the controversial incident

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PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
File photo of a Bharat Petroleum Corporation gas station in Mumbai

India’s fuel demand from cars to factories is beginning to bounce back

Provisional fuel sales in June climbed within 88% of 2019 levels from less than half in April in the midst of the world’s biggest lockdown, oil ministry said.

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India keeps tight watch on Pakistan as ceasefire violations rise at LoC amid China standoff

According to govt figures, April, May and June (as of 25th) have seen 387, 382 and 302 ceasefire violations, respectively — a three-fold rise since 2018.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.