Election Commission tells SC that political parties should not give tickets to candidates with criminal backgrounds
The Election Commission of India told the Supreme Court that its 2018 direction asking poll candidates to declare their criminal antecedents in electronic and print media has not helped curb criminalisation of politics.
Electoral bonds worth Rs 6,128 crore sold since last year; Mumbai recorded highest sale of Rs 1,880 cr followed by Kolkata, Delhi
According to the non-governmental organisation Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), electoral bonds worth Rs 277 crore have been sold since last year
About 1,800 acres of Mumbai's salt pans maybe used for central govt's scheme to provide low-cost housing.
Model Code of Conduct takes effect after EC announces Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly poll dates: Rules for parties, candidates during campaign
The Model of Code of Conduct covers a wide range of possible violations that a political candidate may commit. Under the code of conduct, candidates are barred from making communally provocative speeches, appealing to a particular community for electoral gains, and targeting rivals over their personal lives.
Delhi talks: Former CEC Navin Chawla says money, muscle power have now increased to 'unprecedented degree'
Navin Chawla rues, 'Could we have imagined a time when criminals, convicted and jailed, would conduct their campaigns from behind bars?'
Parties got 99.8% donations through electoral bonds of Rs 10 lakh, Rs 1 crore between March 2018 and January, reveals RTI reply
A whopping 99.8 per cent of donations received by political parties was through electoral bonds of the highest denominations - Rs 10 lakh and Rs one crore - between March 2018 and 24 January, 2019
Election Commission warning on electoral bonds: Opaqueness defeats idea of clean money in political funding
Electoral bonds scheme, which came into effect in January 2018, had clocked in over Rs 600 crore political funding by October 2018.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Shortage of women candidates exposes apathy of political parties, patriarchy in politics
With the Lok Sabha Election 2019 knocking on the doors, ticket distribution to candidates in every party is at its peak across the country. The southern state of Tamil Nadu is no exception. However, what is disheartening is the obvious gender bias with the ratio of male and female candidates heavily bent towards men
With the general elections round the corner, the government has authorised State Bank of India to launch the sale of electoral bonds in the months of March, April and May
Electoral bonds aggregating to Rs 1,056.73 crore were purchased by citizens or entities till the completion of the sixth phase of issuance of electoral bonds in November 2018.
Political parties garners Rs 1,046 cr through electoral bonds so far: Union minister P Radhakrishnan
Electoral bonds of the aggregated amount of Rs 1,056.73 crore were purchased by citizens or entities till the completion of 6th phase of issuance of electoral bonds in November 2018, Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
Sabarimala row: Who will discipline political parties for failing to uphold a Supreme Court verdict or the Constitution?
Once the Supreme Court allowed women of all ages entry into the Sabarimala temple citing the constitutional morality and values, one would have expected the political parties across the spectrum to honour it and lend their support to the Kerala government in implementing it.
Maneka Gandhi asks all national and regional political parties to constitute their own internal complaints committees
Maneka Gandhi further said that women must be ensured a safe working environment.
Electoral bonds are being pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties as part of efforts to bring transparency in political funding.
Law Commission, political parties to discuss feasibility of conducting simultaneous elections on 7-8 July
The Congress confirmed that it had received the Law Commission's note on the consultations over simultaneous elections.
Electoral bonds are being pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties and bring transparency in political funding
SBI refuses to disclose details of political parties which received donations through electoral bonds, claims RTI
Mumbai saw maximum enthusiasm among donors to purchase electoral bonds with Rs 122 crore of bonds being sold from the SBI main branch in the maximum city while in April it saw sales of Rs 53 crore
Kailash Satyarthi calls rise in child abuse 'national emergency', urges parties to formulate plans for speedy justice
Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday described as a “national emergency” the “alarming and unstoppable” rise in rape and abuse of children, and urged political parties to devote one day of Parliament to formulate plans for expeditious delivery of justice to the victims.