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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
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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

Supreme Court asks political parties to disclose details of electoral bonds to Election Commission in 'sealed cover'
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Supreme Court asks political parties to disclose details of electoral bonds to Election Commission in 'sealed cover'

The ruling on electoral bonds came a day after the top court rejected the Centre's appeal to let it continue using the funding system till the end of Lok Sabha Election 2019

Supreme Court to pass interim order on electoral bonds tomorrow, rejects Centre's appeal to 'not interfere' till end of LS polls
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Supreme Court to pass interim order on electoral bonds tomorrow, rejects Centre's appeal to 'not interfere' till end of LS polls

The Centre and the Election Commission (EC) has taken contrary stand in the matter of electoral bonds with the government wanting to maintain anonymity of donors while the election watchdog vouching for transparency

Raghuram Rajan says he was consulted, offered views on Rahul Gandhi's Nyay scheme
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Raghuram Rajan says he was consulted, offered views on Rahul Gandhi's Nyay scheme

Raghuram Rajan said it is a "misreading" of the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay) scheme by critics, who claim this will incentivise people to not work at all

From VVPATs and apps to ads of candidates facing criminal charges: Election Commission's new measures for Lok Sabha polls
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From VVPATs and apps to ads of candidates facing criminal charges: Election Commission's new measures for Lok Sabha polls

The Election Commission has introduced a slew of new measures to iron out some of the hiccups of India's previous 16 national ballots and increase public trust in the democratic process.

Narendra Modi’s unfulfilled promises: In 5th year, PM must take a hard look at opaque political funding rules
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Narendra Modi’s unfulfilled promises: In 5th year, PM must take a hard look at opaque political funding rules

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four years in office have never been unexciting as far as the government's reform-intent is concerned

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.

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

AAP raises questions over 'unknown sources' behind BJP, Congress donations in 2015-16
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AAP raises questions over 'unknown sources' behind BJP, Congress donations in 2015-16

AAP leader Sanjay Singh asked how BJP and Congress together accepted Rs 647 crore from unknown sources during 2015-16

Black money: BJP gets 81% income from unknown sources, Congress 71%; why chase only common man?
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Black money: BJP gets 81% income from unknown sources, Congress 71%; why chase only common man?

In the black money battle while political parties command anonymity in their non-transparent cash dealings, common man faces maximum harassment

Black money: Rs 7,833 cr of political funding untraceable, so why target common man?
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Black money: Rs 7,833 cr of political funding untraceable, so why target common man?

The Modi government can’t blame an old law to continue protecting dubious political funding.

Assembly polls 2016 : ADR survey shows over half the elected MLAs are crorepatis
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Assembly polls 2016 : ADR survey shows over half the elected MLAs are crorepatis

At least 428 MLAs or nearly half of all the winners in recently concluded assembly elections — in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, West Bengal and Puducherry — are crorepatis.

Tamil Nadu polls: Traffic, pollution top priorities for voters, says NGO survey
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Tamil Nadu polls: Traffic, pollution top priorities for voters, says NGO survey

Traffic congestion, water, air and noise pollution have emerged as the top priorities for voters in Tamil Nadu, according to a survey.

West Bengal and its 'rich' politics: 244 crorepati candidates, Trinamool tops chart with 114
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West Bengal and its 'rich' politics: 244 crorepati candidates, Trinamool tops chart with 114

There are about 244 crorepatis out of 1,961 candidates contesting the ongoing West Bengal Assembly elections, with ruling Trinamool Congress leading the list at 114, a survey said.

Delhi Assembly Election: BJP has 27 tainted candidates on list, AAP has 23
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Delhi Assembly Election: BJP has 27 tainted candidates on list, AAP has 23

Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), an NGO, released an analysis of 673 self-sworn candidates who are contesting the 2015 Delhi Assembly Election. There are 70 political parties fielding candidates in these elections.

LS polls: MPs need to be more accountable to their constituency
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LS polls: MPs need to be more accountable to their constituency

Marked on a scale of 10, most of the VIP MPs scored poorly. Sonia Gandhi scored a 6.33 amd Rahul Gandhi scored 5.58. Sachin Pilot was one of the only MPs who scored well with 8. Surprisingly Sushma Swaraj, who is known for her good work in Vidisha scored only 3.52.

Delhi polls: How did our MLAs get so filthy rich so fast?
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Delhi polls: How did our MLAs get so filthy rich so fast?

The one business that has boomed like no other even as the country’s growth rates have been falling is that of politics. Our MLAs, their affidavits submitted to the Election Commission show, have never been more prosperous and their businesses never more lucrative.

21% MPs/MLAs in 5 poll bound states face criminal charges
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21% MPs/MLAs in 5 poll bound states face criminal charges

Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram go to polls in November-December. The results will be out 8 December.