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LS polls: TMC manifesto focuses on electoral reforms

Mar 22, 2014

LS polls: TMC manifesto focuses on electoral reforms

"We believe in massive comprehensive electoral reforms so that corrupt and criminals do not become people's representatives," it said. #NewsTracker #Trinamool Congress #Manifesto #Electoral reforms #TMC manifesto
'Call on banning opinion polls after consulting stakeholders'

Feb 12, 2014

'Call on banning opinion polls after consulting stakeholders'

Government on Wednesday indicated that it will take a final call on banning opinion polls only after consulting "stakeholders" after the Law Commission submits its comprehensive report on electoral reforms. #Politics #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Kapil Sibal #Opinion poll #Law Commission #Electoral reforms #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Take preventive measures on false affidavits, CEC tells law ministry

Jan 04, 2014

Take preventive measures on false affidavits, CEC tells law ministry

Expressing concern over the practice of candidates furnishing incorrect details in affidavits before polls, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath today said that he has written to Law ministry for more preventive provisions. #Politics #India #Supreme Court #Law Ministry #Electoral reforms #VS Sampath #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Keeping convicted netas out: SC ruling doesn't do enough

Jul 11, 2013

Keeping convicted netas out: SC ruling doesn't do enough

It will take more than Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling to get political parties to clean up their act. #Supreme Court #Electoral reform #political reform
Why Prashant Bhushan wants netas who indulge in paid news disqualified

May 15, 2013

Why Prashant Bhushan wants netas who indulge in paid news disqualified

The Supreme Court lawyer explains why he is fighting against the government's attempts not to have a cap on how much parties spend in campaigning for elections. #Prashant Bhushan #Supreme Court #Q&A #Electoral reforms #paid news

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L Rajagopal and a brief history of Parliamentary battles

Feb 13, 2014

L Rajagopal and a brief history of Parliamentary battles

The fight between legislators in the Rajya Sabha brought back not so fond memories of similar incidents in the past. Here's a brief history. #Rajya Sabha #Electoral reforms #Speaker #Assembly
Want to change how elections are held in India? Here's your chance

Sep 29, 2014

Taiwan: Backing away from China's embrace

Taipei, Taiwan - As Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests take hold against China's strict rule, Taiwan's president has entered the fray by expressing concern for the former British territory, and denouncing "the one country, two systems" policy that Be... #China #Beijing #Taiwan #Hong Kong #Taipei #Ma Ying-jeou
Want to change how elections are held in India? Here's your chance

Sep 26, 2014

Cambodia and Australia sign refugee deal

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Refugees on the Pacific island country of Nauru have expressed "high distress" following the signing of a controversial $35m resettlement deal between Australia and Cambodia on Friday afternoon after reports that seven teenager... #Middle East #Australia #South Asia #Cambodia #Canberra #Khmer Rouge #Phnom Penh #Nauru #Scott Morrison (politician)
Want to change how elections are held in India? Here's your chance

Sep 22, 2014

Hong Kong students on strike to protest Beijing's electoral interference

Thousands of Hong Kong students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms in a weeklong strike marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city... #Beijing #Hong Kong