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Former Chief Election Commissioner, TN Seshan, who passed away Sunday | youtube screengrab

‘Only God or TN Seshan’ — why politicians feared the ex-CEC who was an inspiration to many

Present and former chief election commissioners call T.N. Seshan a ‘legend’ for his term as CEC between 1990 and 1996.
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TN Seshan, former CEC who cleaned up India’s electoral system, dies at 86

Known for his no-nonsense approach, Seshan is credited with enforcing model code of conduct and bringing in electoral reforms in the 1990s.
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A birthday tribute for TN Seshan, the only man alongside God whom Indian politicians feared

Former chief election commissioner T.N. Seshan, who turns 86 today, is credited with cleaning up the Indian electoral system between 1990 & 1996.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.