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None of the Above's compassionate telling of an intersex individual's story trumps its author's cis privilege
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None of the Above's compassionate telling of an intersex individual's story trumps its author's cis privilege

IW Gregorio’s book None of the Above (2015) is a brilliant example of an author writing about a community that she is not a part of. The story is so engrossing that you would not want to put the book down, and follows its protagonist Kristin Lattimer, an intersex person, whose life unfolds in this book for young-adults.

Maharashtra Assembly polls: Congress' Dhiraj Deshmukh beats 'NOTA' to win Latur Rural seat, gets 67.64% vote share
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Maharashtra Assembly polls: Congress' Dhiraj Deshmukh beats 'NOTA' to win Latur Rural seat, gets 67.64% vote share

The NOTA option has secured the second slot in the Latur rural Assembly segment, from where late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's son Dhiraj is set to register a handsome victory.

Widespread use of NOTA in Bihar should compel EC to tweak rules, improve option's efficacy
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Widespread use of NOTA in Bihar should compel EC to tweak rules, improve option's efficacy

Bihar's romance with NOTA in the Lok Sabha elections should persuade the Election Commission to alter the rules to turn it into a more lethal political weapon.

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Most NOTA votes were cast in Bihar; Maharashtra recorded 4,86,902 such votes with Palghar topping the list
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Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Most NOTA votes were cast in Bihar; Maharashtra recorded 4,86,902 such votes with Palghar topping the list

Over 86 thousand people collectively voted for NOTA (None Of The Above) in the states of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh

RK Nagar bypoll: NOTA gets more votes than BJP candidate Karu Nagarajan
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RK Nagar bypoll: NOTA gets more votes than BJP candidate Karu Nagarajan

While the main battle was confined to the giants: TTV Dhinakaran and AIADMK veteran E Madhusudhanan, in an interesting aside, NOTA pipped the saffron party's Karu Nagarajan.

Gujarat Election Results 2017: Congress-BJP contest, NOTA debut relegated ‘others’ to insignificance
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Gujarat Election Results 2017: Congress-BJP contest, NOTA debut relegated ‘others’ to insignificance

One factor, completely absent in the 2012 elections, but had a significant impact in several seats was NOTA (None of the Above)

Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: Supreme Court rejects Congress plea to stay EC notification allowing NOTA
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Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: Supreme Court rejects Congress plea to stay EC notification allowing NOTA

Supreme Court rejected a plea by Congress to stay the Election Commission's notification allowing NOTA option in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls.

Supreme Court to hear Congress plea against use of NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls
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Supreme Court to hear Congress plea against use of NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear a plea moved by the Gujarat Congress challenging the decision to use None of the Above (NOTA) option in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in the state.

Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: Ahmed Patel questions EC's move to add NOTA option 'post notification'
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Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: Ahmed Patel questions EC's move to add NOTA option 'post notification'

Ahmed Patel on Tuesday questioned the Election Commission's decision to introduce NOTA in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections, in which he is one of the candidates.

Opposition protests against EC notification on NOTA option for Rajya Sabha polls, disrupts proceedings
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Opposition protests against EC notification on NOTA option for Rajya Sabha polls, disrupts proceedings

The Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday rocked by Opposition protests over an Election Commission (EC) notification that provides the MLAs the 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option in the vote for the elections to the Upper House.

Goa Election Results 2017: Subhash Velingkar's aim may have been to expose BJP
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Goa Election Results 2017: Subhash Velingkar's aim may have been to expose BJP

Velingkar believes the eventual objective of the Manch was not to win seats but to expose the BJP and its 'betrayals'.

Maharashtra elections: Mumbai sees more NOTA votes than LS polls
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Maharashtra elections: Mumbai sees more NOTA votes than LS polls

The Maharashtra Assembly elections witnessed a surge in number of people going for None Of the Above (NOTA) option in Mumbai.

Ms Nota beats 9 parties in Maharashtra; would have got 1-3 seats as a party
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Ms Nota beats 9 parties in Maharashtra; would have got 1-3 seats as a party

Nearly one percent of the voters pressed the "none of the above" - or Nota - button in the Maharashtra assembly elections. Nota had enough votes to elect 1-3 MLAs in this election.

'None of the above' option to be provided in LS 2014 elections
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'None of the above' option to be provided in LS 2014 elections

Voters will, for the first time, be able to exercise the "None of the Above" (NOTA) option for candidates in the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission said on Wednesday.

An option to NOTA: Why AAP won't hit double figures in Lok Sabha
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An option to NOTA: Why AAP won't hit double figures in Lok Sabha

The Delhi government is a glorified municipality. And the regional parties offer many alternatives to voters, unlike in Delhi. Add to that the bumbling Delhi ministers and their Lok Sabha dreams are just that.

Delhi result: NOTA loses, less than 1% used right to reject
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Delhi result: NOTA loses, less than 1% used right to reject

Proving everyone who predicted a landslide victory for NOTA wrong, it appears that the people of Delhi preferred for a 'positive vote'.

NOTA in pink during assembly polls, white in parliamentary
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NOTA in pink during assembly polls, white in parliamentary

After finalising the symbol, the EC notified the same and sent it to chief electoral officers of all states, including the five poll-bound states, for them to take further action on the matter.

EVMs to have 'none of the above' button in Assembly polls
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EVMs to have 'none of the above' button in Assembly polls

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said today that the Election Commission is taking necessary steps to make available the none of the above (NOTA) option for voters in the electronic voting machines.

Right to Reject: What the government, EC must do now
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Right to Reject: What the government, EC must do now

The government must not be allowed to manipulate the SC judgment -- clear steps have already been listed to make the right to reject all candidates effective.

How the right to reject will put pressure on political parties
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How the right to reject will put pressure on political parties

This process will ensure that political parties will be under pressure to put up cleaner and more acceptable candidates.