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Why EC won’t disqualify Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from contesting elections

Election Commission can’t bar Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from contesting Lok Sabha elections since she hasn't been convicted in any case.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Election Commission bars Navjot Sidhu from campaigning for 72 hours for communal remarks

Congress leader Navjot Sidhu threatened a Muslim community from splitting their vote at a rally in Bihar recently.

Election Commission wants police to file FIR against Sadhvi Pragya for Babri comment

The poll body issued a showcause notice to Sadhvi Pragya after her statement on Babri Masjid demolition.

Election Commission submits detailed report on Modi biopic to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on 15 April directed the poll body to watch the film and then reconsider its order banning the film.
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EC asks Eros Now to stop streaming of web series on PM Modi

Election Commission rules that since PM Modi is a prospective candidate in Lok Sabha elections, hence the web series cannot be exhibited.

EC to issue notice to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur for her Hemant Karkare remarks

BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Thakur triggered a political storm after she said Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare died in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks because she had ‘cursed’ him.
IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin (right) was suspended by EC for checking PM Modi's chopper in Odisha

IAS officer suspended for checking Modi’s chopper is a vocal critic of govt

Mohammed Mohsin had retweeted a post in which a BJP leader said Balakot air strikes had created a wave in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Back from EC ban, Adityanath says respect for constitutional bodies part of BJP’s ideology

Election Commission had barred Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours after he made communal remarks at a rally in Meerut.
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

Janata Dal asks poll body to cancel RJD nominations signed by Lalu Prasad Yadav

The JD(U) has written to the EC asking if Lalu Prasad had signed his party candidates' nominations after seeking a court's permission.
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Shah scouts prisons for candidates as a BJP MP dodges a shoe

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On Camera

Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.
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3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.