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Supreme Court directs all political parties to upload details of pending criminal cases against candidates on their websites
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Supreme Court directs all political parties to upload details of pending criminal cases against candidates on their websites

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all political parties to upload on their website details of pending criminal cases against candidates contesting polls, noting that there has been an alarming increase in criminalisation of politics.

New NDA govt approves extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers in first Cabinet meeting
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New NDA govt approves extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers in first Cabinet meeting

Fulfilling its poll promise, the Modi 2.0 government approved a proposal to extend the benefit of Rs 6,000 per year under the PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers in the country

India's unemployment rate at multi-year high of 6.1% in 2017-18, confirms govt data
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India's unemployment rate at multi-year high of 6.1% in 2017-18, confirms govt data

India’s unemployment rate rose to 6.1% in the 2017/18 fiscal year, the statistics ministry said on Friday, matching data earlier leaked to a newspaper that said it was the highest level in at least 45 years

Fuel price hike: Petrol, diesel prices rise by 70-80 paisa per litre after last phase of general election
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Fuel price hike: Petrol, diesel prices rise by 70-80 paisa per litre after last phase of general election

Petrol and diesel prices started rising soon after the last phase of the general election concluded, and have increased by 70-80 paisa per litre in the past nine days

Narendra Modi 2.0: Why landslide mandate, right conditions make it perfect time for govt to kick-start weak PSBs’ sell-off
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Narendra Modi 2.0: Why landslide mandate, right conditions make it perfect time for govt to kick-start weak PSBs’ sell-off

To give a perspective, of the 18 PSBs now, at least eight have gross NPAs above 15 percent of their total advances. This means Rs 15 out of every Rs 100 they have lent have gone bad.

Slowing economic growth big worry for Narendra Modi govt; needs stimulus: Industry body FICCI
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Slowing economic growth big worry for Narendra Modi govt; needs stimulus: Industry body FICCI

India’s slowing economic growth is of serious concern and the country needs to urgently cut tax and interest rates to revive the economy, a top industrial body said on Monday ahead of the inauguration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term

Investors' wealth rises by Rs 3.86 lakh cr in two days of market rally after decisive mandate for BJP in general election
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Investors' wealth rises by Rs 3.86 lakh cr in two days of market rally after decisive mandate for BJP in general election

Investors' wealth has gone up by Rs 3.86 lakh crore in two days of the market rise where the Sensex has gained 872 points after the decisive mandate for the BJP in the general election

100-days agenda for new government: Commerce ministry proposes major export promotion scheme to boost shipments
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100-days agenda for new government: Commerce ministry proposes major export promotion scheme to boost shipments

The commerce ministry is considering a major export promotion scheme to ensure expeditious refund of central and state taxes and levies to boost shipments in the wake of global challenges at trade front, an official said

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Representation of the People Act, 1951 serves as backbone of the Indian electoral system
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Representation of the People Act, 1951 serves as backbone of the Indian electoral system

Polling is already completed in more than half of the seats. The Lok Sabha election which began on 11 April will end on 19 May after polling in seven phases. The votes will be counted on 23 May and results will be announced thereafter.

Equity markets may remain volatile amid ongoing earnings season and general elections: Analysts
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Equity markets may remain volatile amid ongoing earnings season and general elections: Analysts

Markets are expected to remain choppy in the next few weeks due to quarterly numbers of companies and the result outcome overhang

Lok Sabha Election 2019; Model Code of Conduct watch: EC issues notice to BJP's Kirron Kher for using children in campaign
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Lok Sabha Election 2019; Model Code of Conduct watch: EC issues notice to BJP's Kirron Kher for using children in campaign

Lok Sabha Election 2019; Model Code of Conduct Watch: The Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice to BJP's Chandigarh candidate Kirron Kher, seeking a reply after she shared a video on Twitter in which children were seen campaigning for her.

Lok Sabha election results to decide rupee's near-term fate; local currency likely to weaken by 2% in 6 months: Poll
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Lok Sabha election results to decide rupee's near-term fate; local currency likely to weaken by 2% in 6 months: Poll

While the rupee pared some of 2018’s losses early this year, it has remained under pressure.

Pragya Singh Thakur gets EC notice for remark expressing pride over participation in Babri Masjid demolition
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Pragya Singh Thakur gets EC notice for remark expressing pride over participation in Babri Masjid demolition

EC has issued a show-cause notice to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for her remark that she was proud of her participation in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya

Lok Sabha election 2019: Uttar Pradesh's voters on what they know of NOTA, and if they would use it
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Lok Sabha election 2019: Uttar Pradesh's voters on what they know of NOTA, and if they would use it

KL travelled across Uttar Pradesh, the state that sends the most MPs to Parliament, to ask voters if they knew about the ‘NOTA’ option on the Electronic Voting Machine — an opportunity to select “None Of The Above” if the candidates were not up to scratch.

Banking on star power, BJP fields Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat
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Banking on star power, BJP fields Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced its decision to field Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan from the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat

The Verdict review: Amid Lok Sabha polls, Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala's book unravels complexities of Indian democracy
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The Verdict review: Amid Lok Sabha polls, Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala's book unravels complexities of Indian democracy

From the very first sentence to the last, Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala's The Verdict is a tour-de-force. By plunging us into the very minds of the Indian Voter, this book allows readers to understand Indian elections as an action in the making, always a work in progress.

Facebook removes 1 million abusive accounts a day to counter fake news in India
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Facebook removes 1 million abusive accounts a day to counter fake news in India

Efforts by Facebook to regulate misinformation during Indian elections began more than 18 months ago.

Jet Airways' lenders say paying off cash-strapped airline's existing debt of Rs 8,500 cr is part of any stake deal
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Jet Airways' lenders say paying off cash-strapped airline's existing debt of Rs 8,500 cr is part of any stake deal

Jet Airways' lenders said last week they would consider other options should the stake-sale process “not result in an acceptable outcome”.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw says mother's name deleted from electoral roll; issue of missing voters impacts diverse social groups
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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw says mother's name deleted from electoral roll; issue of missing voters impacts diverse social groups

Four days before voting in the first phase of the Lok Sabha poll begins, Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw tweeted about her mother’s name being deleted from the electoral rolls without ‘verification’