Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicElection Commission

Topic: Election Commission

After EC stick, YSRCP denies making Jagan Reddy lifetime president, ‘it was only our wish’

Resolution in July plenary to make the Andhra chief minister lifetime president was shot down by the leader himself, says party; EC had called the move anti-democratic.

EC asks YSRCP to clarify reports of Jagan Reddy becoming party’s permanent president

The YSRCP had earlier informed the EC that an internal enquiry was launched after reports emerged about Reddy becoming 'lifetime' president of the party.

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren asks EC to clear confusion over his disqualification as an MLA

The chief minister said that they should be provided a copy of EC decision and opportunity for reasonable hearing at the earliest so that the atmosphere of uncertainty can be removed.

‘Closer to becoming a national party,’ Kejriwal on EC recognising AAP as state party in Goa

According to an EC letter shared by the CM, the poll panel has granted recognition to the AAP as a state party in Goa on reviewing the party's performance in the assembly polls. 

Election Commission announces poll date for Vice President on 6 August

The notification for the election to decide the successor of M Venkaiah Naidu will be issued on 5 July and the last date for filing of nomination papers will be 19 July.

Elections to choose India’s next President will be on 18 July, results 21 July

The ruling NDA is confident of victory, with a little help from Parliament friends like Jagan Mohan Reddy and Naveen Patnaik.

India’s election campaign financing needs reforms. Electoral bonds not the answer

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Karnataka Speaker says will summon EC for answers as Congress alleges ‘19 lakh missing EVMs’

Congress sourced statistics from response to a 2018 RTI application by activist Manoranjan S. Roy, filed with PSU Bharat Electronics Limited, which manufactures EVMs.

EC lifts blanket ban on victory processions as poll verdict out in 5 states

The poll panel said due to the improving Covid situation in the country, it has decided to relax the norms concerning electioneering in consultation with the health ministry.

Unfortunate that Modi has a broken relationship with non-NDA CMs, a hole in ‘sabka saath’

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.