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Jan 14, 2018
In strife-torn Kashmir, writings on downed shutters provide way of gauging public moodCalling Kashmir a “steep learning curve”, Navnita Chadha Behera said on her last visit there, she gauged the mood by by observing the downed shutters.
Jan 12, 2018
EC panel to review law barring campaigning 48 hrs before pollThe EC accepted that Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act does not take into account the revolution in communication technologies.
Dec 20, 2017
Lack of political will, past gender inequity and inertia around Women's Reservation Bill needs to be addressedIn its 2014 election manifesto, BJP identified the Women's Reservation Bill as a priority and assured its legislation in Parliament and all state Assemblies. In the past three years that the party has been in power, there has been no visible effort to see this Bill through.
Dec 18, 2017
Winter Session of Parliament: Draft bill allowing overseas Indians to appoint proxy voters introduced in Lok SabhaA bill seeking to extend the facility of proxy voting to overseas Indians, on the lines of service voters, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Dec 01, 2017
Supreme Court to examine whether EC can de-register political parties for appointing 'tainted' office-bearersThe petitioner is arguing that Section 29A of the electoral act means that the power to register and recognise a political party by the EC also means it can de-register them.
Nov 10, 2017
Winter Session of Parliament: Govt to table bill to allow NRIs to vote through postal or e-ballotsKK Venugopal told the court that NRIs could not be allowed to vote by merely changing the rules made under the Representation of People Act and a Bill was needed to be introduced in Parliament to amend the Act itself to grant the voting rights
Nov 02, 2017
Gender Gap Index: India slips 21 spots to 108, below Bangladesh; women participation in economy lowIndia slipped 21 places on the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap index to a lowly 108, behind neighbours China and Bangladesh
Oct 31, 2017
SC seeks data on conviction rate of politicians in criminal cases, mulls lifetime ban on convicted lawmakersSupreme Court sought to know the rate of conviction of politicians in criminal cases and asked whether its direction to complete trial against them within a year was being effectively implemented
Oct 13, 2017
SC seeks Centre, EC's response on PIL seeking to bar candidates from contesting two seats in pollsSupreme Court sought responses of Centre, EC on a plea seeking directions to take steps to discourage independent candidates from contesting Parliament, state Assembly elections.
Sep 12, 2017
Former CEC TS Krishnamurthy says first-past-the-post system outlived utility, favours proportional representationThe existing first-past-the-post electoral system in India has outlived its utility, former CEC TS Krishnamurthy said, favouring proportional representation