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Gujarat bypolls: 18% candidates face criminal cases, BTP and BJP lead, says ADR report
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Gujarat bypolls: 18% candidates face criminal cases, BTP and BJP lead, says ADR report

Bypolls in Abdasa, Limbdi, Morbi, Dhari, Gadhada, Karjan, Dang, and Kaprada Assembly seats in Gujarat will be held on 3 November whereas, counting of votes will take place on 10 November

Don't give Bihar poll tickets to those who committed crimes against women, Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust tells parties
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Don't give Bihar poll tickets to those who committed crimes against women, Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust tells parties

The trust said political parties should choose candidates with clean backgrounds, without indulging in vote bank politics, for the Assembly elections in Bihar

Sushant Singh Rajput death case: CBI registers FIR, takes over probe from Bihar Police
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Sushant Singh Rajput death case: CBI registers FIR, takes over probe from Bihar Police

The Bihar government had referred the matter to the CBI even as the Mumbai Police is probing the main case related to alleged suicide by the actor

Delhi Election result 2020: Over 50% newly-elected MLAs have serious criminal cases, at least one related to rape, says ADR analysis
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Delhi Election result 2020: Over 50% newly-elected MLAs have serious criminal cases, at least one related to rape, says ADR analysis

Thirty-seven of the 70 newly-elected MLAs of Delhi have declared serious criminal cases against themselves which include attempt to murder, and at least one related to rape, according to a study.

Delhi elections: 51% of AAP candidates, 25% BJP nominees declared serious criminal cases in affidavits, says ADR report
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Delhi elections: 51% of AAP candidates, 25% BJP nominees declared serious criminal cases in affidavits, says ADR report

Twenty-five percent of AAP candidates and 20 percent of BJP contestants in the fray for the 8 February Delhi Assembly polls have declared serious criminal cases against them in their affidavits.

From PILs challenging CAA, abrogation of Article 370 to pleas seeking stay on electoral bonds, Supreme Court has a hectic month ahead
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From PILs challenging CAA, abrogation of Article 370 to pleas seeking stay on electoral bonds, Supreme Court has a hectic month ahead

January is set to be an extremely busy month for the Supreme Court of India when the bench assembles on Monday after a long winter break. Among some key cases slated for hearing include PILs challenging the constitutional validity of CAA, the abrogation of Article 370 as well as a plea seeking a stay on the electoral bond scheme

Yogi Adityanath tells News18 UP law and order 'best in last 15 years': State has history of misinterpreting data
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Yogi Adityanath tells News18 UP law and order 'best in last 15 years': State has history of misinterpreting data

If we look at cases of hate crime, as per Hate Crime Watch, Uttar Pradesh reported the most number of hate crimes in 2018 since 2009. This is in complete contradiction to what Adityanath appears to be claiming.

BJP received 16 times as much funding through corporate donations than Congress from 2016 to 2018, says ADR report
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BJP received 16 times as much funding through corporate donations than Congress from 2016 to 2018, says ADR report

'Out of the six national parties, BJP received the maximum donations of Rs 915.596 crore from 1,731 corporate donors,' an ADR report said.

Regional parties received Rs 54.81 crore in donations in 2017-18; 17 sent delayed reports to EC: ADR
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Regional parties received Rs 54.81 crore in donations in 2017-18; 17 sent delayed reports to EC: ADR

Seventeen regional parties defaulted in submitting their donations report to the Election Commission in 2017-18, said a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms, which advocates for electoral reforms to combat corruption and empower citizens.

Jobs, healthcare and drinking water top priorities for voters, govt performance scored 'below average', finds ADR survey
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Jobs, healthcare and drinking water top priorities for voters, govt performance scored 'below average', finds ADR survey

As per the survey conducted, the performance of the government has been rated "below-average", Jagdeep Chhokar, National Election Watch, ADR, told reporters.

Jet Airways debacle: Satyam-style model worked with Tech Mahindra but will not be answer to cash-strapped airline's fortunes
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Jet Airways debacle: Satyam-style model worked with Tech Mahindra but will not be answer to cash-strapped airline's fortunes

So much so, even if IndiGo, for example, agrees to take Jet Airways in its wide wings on merger, it would not be enough because the cash crunch would spread from Jet Airways to Indigo.

Arunachal Pradesh elections: CM Pema Khandu richest candidate in state; 131 candidates have assets over Rs 1 crore
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Arunachal Pradesh elections: CM Pema Khandu richest candidate in state; 131 candidates have assets over Rs 1 crore

As many as 67 candidates (36 percent) in Arunachal Pradesh have wealth above Rs 5 crore, while 44 candidates (24 percent) possess assets to the tune of Rs 2-5 crore.

Election Commission warning on electoral bonds: Opaqueness defeats idea of clean money in political funding
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Election Commission warning on electoral bonds: Opaqueness defeats idea of clean money in political funding

Electoral bonds scheme, which came into effect in January 2018, had clocked in over Rs 600 crore political funding by October 2018.

Telangana Assembly election: Employment opportunities most important issue for voters, finds ADR survey
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Telangana Assembly election: Employment opportunities most important issue for voters, finds ADR survey

Better employment opportunities constituted by far the biggest issues which concerned both the rural and urban populace in Telangana.

Despite special courts, conviction rates against MPs, MLAs remain low at 6%; Kerala, Tamil Nadu lead in acquittals
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Despite special courts, conviction rates against MPs, MLAs remain low at 6%; Kerala, Tamil Nadu lead in acquittals

Criminal records are not likely to be a deterrent to MPs and MLAs as no more than 6 percent of criminal cases against India’s MPs and MLAs ended in conviction, according to data submitted by the Centre to the Supreme Court

ADR finds Kerala MLAs top election expenditure; legislators from 11 states spent over 50%
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ADR finds Kerala MLAs top election expenditure; legislators from 11 states spent over 50%

"MLAs from 11 states namely Kerala, Tripura, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Bihar have spent more than 50 percent of the expenditure limit," ADR said in the report.

Yes Bank gets shareholders' nod to raise Rs 6,700 cr; approves re-appointment of Rana Kapoor as MD & CEO
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Yes Bank gets shareholders' nod to raise Rs 6,700 cr; approves re-appointment of Rana Kapoor as MD & CEO

Yes Bank on Tuesday got shareholders' nod for raising $1 billion (about Rs 6,700 crore) from various instruments, including Qualified Institutional Placements (QIPs)

BJP has most lawmakers with declared crimes against women registered against them: ADR report
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BJP has most lawmakers with declared crimes against women registered against them: ADR report

The BJP leads recognised political parties with the highest number of 12 lawmakers at the central and state levels who have declared cases of crime against women against them.

In 2017, BJP's income jumped by 81% to Rs 1,034 crore while Congress' earnings dropped to Rs 225 crore, reports ADR
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In 2017, BJP's income jumped by 81% to Rs 1,034 crore while Congress' earnings dropped to Rs 225 crore, reports ADR

The BJP's income increased by 81.18 percent to Rs 1,034.27 crore while that of the Congress decreased by 14 percent to Rs 225.36 crore between 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Rajya Sabha polls: 87% candidates are crorepatis; JD(U)'s Mahendra Prasad richest with assets of Rs 4,078 cr
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Rajya Sabha polls: 87% candidates are crorepatis; JD(U)'s Mahendra Prasad richest with assets of Rs 4,078 cr

87% percent of the candidates contesting the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections are crorepatis with JD(U)'s Mahendra Prasad has the highest assets worth Rs 4,078 crore, says ADR