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SC rejects EC's plea to expunge Madras HC remarks, says citizens have a right to know what transpires in courts
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SC rejects EC's plea to expunge Madras HC remarks, says citizens have a right to know what transpires in courts

The top court said it is a staunch proponent of freedom of media to report court proceedings and that the EC's contention that press should be reporting orders only and not observations struck at principles of open court

EC postpones bypolls to three Lok Sabha, eight Assembly seats over COVID-19 situation
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EC postpones bypolls to three Lok Sabha, eight Assembly seats over COVID-19 situation

The poll body said it will take further decisions in the matter at an appropriate time after taking inputs from the states concerned

EC says it is ‘unanimous’ there shouldn’t be plea in SC for curbs on media reporting over oral observations made by judges
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EC says it is ‘unanimous’ there shouldn’t be plea in SC for curbs on media reporting over oral observations made by judges

The Election Commission had approached the top court with a Special Leave Petition against oral observations made by the Madras HC, where it said the EC was 'singularly responsible' for the second wave of COVID-19 and remarked that its officers should probably be 'booked for murder'

Mamata Banerjee to be sworn in as CM on 5 May; alleges Nandigram RO did not order recount as he 'feared for life'
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Mamata Banerjee to be sworn in as CM on 5 May; alleges Nandigram RO did not order recount as he 'feared for life'

Hitting out at the Election Commission, Banerjee claimed that the BJP would not have crossed the 50 seat mark if the poll panel had not helped it

Assam Assembly election 2021, Akhil Gogoi profile: Raijor Dal founder wins Sibsagar constituency from jail
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Assam Assembly election 2021, Akhil Gogoi profile: Raijor Dal founder wins Sibsagar constituency from jail

Gogoi became the first Assamese to win an election without hitting the campaign trail.

Assam Assembly election 2021, Himanta Biswa Sarma profile: NEDA convenor secures Jalukbari for fifth consecutive term
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Assam Assembly election 2021, Himanta Biswa Sarma profile: NEDA convenor secures Jalukbari for fifth consecutive term

In 2018, Sarma with the BJP's Tripura in-charge, managed to break the entire top leadership of the state Trinamool Congress and the Congress to bring them into the BJP fold

Assam Assembly Election 2021, Sarbananda Sonowal profile: BJP leader records second straight win from Majuli
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Assam Assembly Election 2021, Sarbananda Sonowal profile: BJP leader records second straight win from Majuli

Credited with challenging the controversial Illegal Migrants' Determination by Tribunal Act in the Supreme Court which finally scrapped it, Sonowal began his foray into politics with the All Assam Students' Union

EC's plea seeking media curbs is 'far-fetched'; can't restrain reporting on court remarks, says SC
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EC's plea seeking media curbs is 'far-fetched'; can't restrain reporting on court remarks, says SC

The media is an important and powerful watchdog in democracy and it can't be stopped from reporting discussions in higher courts, the bench observed

COVID-19 news: Centre raises oxygen allocation for Delhi as 12 die of shortage; over 4 lakh new cases today
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COVID-19 news: Centre raises oxygen allocation for Delhi as 12 die of shortage; over 4 lakh new cases today

The third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination saw a rocky start in several states like Delhi, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, and Assam as they faced a paucity of vaccine doses

'Avoid off-the-cuff remarks,' says SC as HCs slam states, Centre over mishandling of COVID-19 crisis
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'Avoid off-the-cuff remarks,' says SC as HCs slam states, Centre over mishandling of COVID-19 crisis

The Supreme Court Bench also said that when judges say something in court, it is only to elicit information and response from lawyers so as to enable an open dialogue, adding, 'we must not be so fragile as to get offended by them'

West Bengal Election 2021: Voting for Phase 8 slated to be held today; steps to locate polling station
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West Bengal Election 2021: Voting for Phase 8 slated to be held today; steps to locate polling station

A polling station is a designated place where electors go to cast their vote. A polling booth, on the other hand, is set up by parties and candidates beyond a distance of 200 meters from the polling stations

West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: Steps to find your name in voters' list and locate polling booth
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West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: Steps to find your name in voters' list and locate polling booth

Each citizen of India who is over 18 years of age and is a domicile of the respective state/UT is ideally eligible to cast their vote in the Assembly polls

West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: 283 candidates in fray for phase 8; full list of constituencies going to polls today
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West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: 283 candidates in fray for phase 8; full list of constituencies going to polls today

The final phase of the West Bengal Assembly Election will be held in 11,860 polling stations spread over 11 seats each in Murshidabad and Birbhum, six in Malda and seven in Kolkata North districts amid a raging second wave of COVID-19 cases

Madras HC's rebuke to EC was warranted; poll body must answer for inadequate COVID-19 safety measures
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Madras HC's rebuke to EC was warranted; poll body must answer for inadequate COVID-19 safety measures

The ECI failed most notably in issuing detailed guidelines for campaigning activities and making sure they were followed

Assembly Election 2021: EC bans all victory processions during and after counting of votes
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Assembly Election 2021: EC bans all victory processions during and after counting of votes

The Election Commission has also directed that only two persons can accompany winning candidates to receive certificates of election from Returning Officers

Mamata Banerjee welcomes Madras HC's EC criticism, demands withdrawal of Central forces from West Bengal
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Mamata Banerjee welcomes Madras HC's EC criticism, demands withdrawal of Central forces from West Bengal

The Madras High Court earlier on Monday had held that the poll body allowing political parties to take out rallies and meetings had led to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

Singularly responsible for COVID-19 second wave, officials should probably be booked for murder: Madras HC shreds EC
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Singularly responsible for COVID-19 second wave, officials should probably be booked for murder: Madras HC shreds EC

India has been struggling to contain the second wave of the coronavirus, with daily cases not only surpassing the 2020 highs, but more than tripling

Coronavirus news updates: 3.14 lakh new cases, hospitals run out of oxygen; SC, HCs take note of shortages
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Coronavirus news updates: 3.14 lakh new cases, hospitals run out of oxygen; SC, HCs take note of shortages

India also reported a record 2,104 deaths in a span of 24 hours on Thursday, taking the toll from COVID-19 disease to 1,84,657

Kumbh Mela and election rallies: How two super spreader events have contributed to India’s massive second wave of COVID-19 cases
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Kumbh Mela and election rallies: How two super spreader events have contributed to India’s massive second wave of COVID-19 cases

As India battles a second COVID-19 wave and states go for lockdown, election rallies and the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar appear to have compromised efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19

Urge EC with folded hands to curtail West Bengal poll schedule amid COVID-19 surge, says Mamata Banerjee
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Urge EC with folded hands to curtail West Bengal poll schedule amid COVID-19 surge, says Mamata Banerjee

The chief minister, implying that the EC may have decided against clubbing the remaining phases at the BJP's behest, requested the poll panel to prioritise public health at a rally in Uttar Dinajpur