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Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Congress MLAs to meet ahead of upcoming Assembly session; yellow alert issued in Odisha; day's top stories and more
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Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Congress MLAs to meet ahead of upcoming Assembly session; yellow alert issued in Odisha; day's top stories and more

Here are today's top stories: Congress to hold meet in Bengaluru today to strategise on upcoming legislative session in Karnataka; IMD predicts moderate to heavy rain in nineteen districts of Odisha today, issues yellow warning; and more

Tamil Nadu Assembly bypolls on 21 Oct: Congress fields Ruby Manoharan from Nanguneri seat after Sonia Gandhi approves candidature
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Tamil Nadu Assembly bypolls on 21 Oct: Congress fields Ruby Manoharan from Nanguneri seat after Sonia Gandhi approves candidature

Apart from Nanguneri, Vikravandi constituency will also go to polls bypolls in October. The Assembly election for both the two seats — Vikravandi and Nanguneri – are scheduled to be conducted on 21 October. The counting of votes will be on 24 October.

Karnataka bypolls deferred: Congress general secretary KC Venugopal slams state govt, says EC acting on BJP's directions
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Karnataka bypolls deferred: Congress general secretary KC Venugopal slams state govt, says EC acting on BJP's directions

Congress general secretary KC Venugopal on Thursday took a jibe at the BJP-ruled government in Karnataka and said that the Election Commission (EC) is acting on state government's direction

S Jaishankar showers praise on Gujarat after winning Rajya Sabha bypoll; says state has increased India’s prestige
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S Jaishankar showers praise on Gujarat after winning Rajya Sabha bypoll; says state has increased India’s prestige

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said he was "deeply honoured" to be elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.

EC sends notice to makers of 2 TV series for poll code violation; shows accused of flouting norms by praising Modi govt schemes
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EC sends notice to makers of 2 TV series for poll code violation; shows accused of flouting norms by praising Modi govt schemes

The Maharashtra Congress said the EC should file cases against the makers and actors of the two serials, as well as the BJP.

SC admits plea to bar candidates from contesting from more than one seat in Lok Sabha elections, EC backs demand
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SC admits plea to bar candidates from contesting from more than one seat in Lok Sabha elections, EC backs demand

The Election Commission (EC) in an affidavit filed earlier in the apex court had quoted its 2004 proposals on electoral reforms and said that law should be amended to ensure that a person cannot contest from more than one seat

Lok Sabha Election 2019: EC guidelines to tackle misuse of social media is good first step, but sticking to rules won't be enough
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: EC guidelines to tackle misuse of social media is good first step, but sticking to rules won't be enough

The recognition of the significant role of social media in political campaigning by EC is a positive step.

EC promises required number of VVPATs for 2019 LS polls by end of November, says hardware of machines also improved
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EC promises required number of VVPATs for 2019 LS polls by end of November, says hardware of machines also improved

The EC said it has enhanced the requirement of additional VVPATs for the 2019 LS polls from 125 percent to 135 percent, considering the failure rate of VVPATs in past elections

Sharad Yadav-led JD(U) faction to approach EC to stake claim over 'arrow' symbol
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Sharad Yadav-led JD(U) faction to approach EC to stake claim over 'arrow' symbol

The Janata Dal (United) faction led by Sharad Yadav is to approach the Election Commission (EC) to stake claim over the party symbol 'arrow', a party leader said.

AIADMK crisis: Palaniswami meets Narendra Modi amid growing speculation on party factions merger
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AIADMK crisis: Palaniswami meets Narendra Modi amid growing speculation on party factions merger

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami met Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid growing speculation over the merger of the two factions of the AIADMK in the state.

AIADMK crisis: TTV Dinakaran hits back at Palaniswamy, claims he is in control of party
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AIADMK crisis: TTV Dinakaran hits back at Palaniswamy, claims he is in control of party

Dismissing the meet chaired by Palaniswamy as caused by fear and selfish motives, Dinakaran said the AIADMK was in the control of the party chief and himself.

AIADMK's TTV Dinakaran breaks silence after 60 days, says will unite rival factions under him
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AIADMK's TTV Dinakaran breaks silence after 60 days, says will unite rival factions under him

Breaking his silence after 60 days, AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran said both, E Palaniswami and O Paneerselvam factions of the AIADMK will unite under him.

Delhi, Goa, Andhra Pradesh to hold Assembly bypolls for four seats on 23 August
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Delhi, Goa, Andhra Pradesh to hold Assembly bypolls for four seats on 23 August

The bypolls in Bawana (Delhi), Panaji and Valpoi (Goa) and Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh) will be held on 23 August.