Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicElection commision

Topic: Election commision

Attempt to murder, rape, abduction: 13% candidates in Punjab, 16% in Goa declare serious charges

Out of 2,207 contesting candidates in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa, 491 have declared criminal antecedents.

Uttarakhand HC asks EC if virtual rallies, online voting viable options for assembly polls

A division bench of the HC posed the question to ECI while hearing a PIL seeking postponement of the upcoming elections in Uttarakhand due to rising Covid cases.

EC imposes 24-hour campaign ban on BJP’s Dilip Ghosh over Cooch Behar remarks

The Commission's order said Ghosh made highly 'provocative and inciteful' remarks which could adversely impact law and order and adversely affecting the election process.

EC bars BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning in West Bengal polls for 48 hours

The EC ruled that Sinha's comments encouraging the violence in Cooch Behar, which resulted in the deaths of 4 people, violated the model code of conduct.

Rajya Sabha bypolls in Gujarat, Assam on 1 March, says Election Commission

Two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat fell vacant following the deaths of Ahmed Patel and Abhay Bhardwaj, while one seat in Assam after Bodo People's Front MP Biswajit Daimary resigned.

Postal ballots of NRI voters could be brought to India through diplomatic bag

While the postal ballots will be sent to NRI voters electronically, it is being suggested the voter give the ballot to an officer designated by the embassy, who would attest it.

EC dismisses Congress-RJD allegations over withholding results, says not under any pressure

Opposition Grand Alliance had alleged that victory certificates had not been handed over to candidates by returning officers on 119 seats.

EC registers nearly 35% votes till 1 pm in final phase of Bihar election

According to the Election Commission, the poll percentage at 1 pm was 34.82, higher than the corresponding figures for the first phase (33.10) and the second phase (32.82) of polls.

EC plans cooling-off period for IAS and IPS officers looking to join politics

The EC, it is learnt, began to consider the idea after former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey quit the IPS in September and joined the JD(U) weeks before the assembly elections.

‘It’s a joke, discourages voting’ — Bihar MLAs upset by EC’s poll guidelines amid Covid

Both ruling and opposition MLAs in Bihar express reservations over EC guidelines, say enforcing the norms will be difficult during campaigning. 

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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