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Punjab: Charanjit Channi not invited to Bhagwant Mann's oath-taking ceremony, say sources
Politics

Punjab: Charanjit Channi not invited to Bhagwant Mann's oath-taking ceremony, say sources

Earlier on Monday, Mann invited people of Punjab to come to the swearing-in ceremony through a video message

Opinion | Does the Nehruvian ‘idea of India’ exist?
Politics

Opinion | Does the Nehruvian ‘idea of India’ exist?

The political parties which claim to uphold the old idea of India either exhaust themselves with one generation or transition into family-based parties, however the BJP, which positions itself as rejecting Nehruvian ideas, has no such problem

Punjab polls: Several turncoats including Gurmit Singh Sodhi and Anil Joshi rewarded with Assembly tickets
Politics

Punjab polls: Several turncoats including Gurmit Singh Sodhi and Anil Joshi rewarded with Assembly tickets

Gurmit Singh Sodhi, who was the sports minister in the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government, later joined BJP, while Anil Joshi quit the BJP and joined the Shiromani Akali Dal last year

Kashmir's migrant workers throng railway stations, bus stands to leave after targeted killings of non-locals
India

Kashmir's migrant workers throng railway stations, bus stands to leave after targeted killings of non-locals

Officials said that security in and around the railway stations and bus stands in Jammu, Udhampur and Kashmir has been beefed up as a precautionary measure

Tripura political parties, civil society condemn Bangladesh violence; CM Deb hopes Hasina takes proper action
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Tripura political parties, civil society condemn Bangladesh violence; CM Deb hopes Hasina takes proper action

Vandalisation continues in the neighbouring state of Bangladesh, with Hindu-owned temples and shops damaged and Hindus attacked in parts of the country

I-T Dept searches Sonu Sood's home for second straight day; Oppn slams BJP, saffron party denies political link
India

I-T Dept searches Sonu Sood's home for second straight day; Oppn slams BJP, saffron party denies political link

A recent deal between Sonu Sood's company and a Lucknow-based real estate firm is under the scanner. The survey has been initiated on allegations of tax evasion on this deal, sources said

Decriminalisation of Indian politics: Supreme Court says political parties refusing to wake up from 'deep slumber'
India

Decriminalisation of Indian politics: Supreme Court says political parties refusing to wake up from 'deep slumber'

Cleansing the polluted stream of politics is obviously not one of the immediate concerns of the legislative branch of the government even as the nation continues to wait and is "losing patience", said the apex court said

The real business of politics: Parties are united by one ideology — maximising profit, maintaining systems of power
India

The real business of politics: Parties are united by one ideology — maximising profit, maintaining systems of power

The politicians are only the stars of the election movies in which voters are the audience and party workers, the extras. The real power, ultimately, resides with those who decide which star and which script to back: the financiers.

A deadpan interview with Citizen Urvish
India

A deadpan interview with Citizen Urvish

Satirist Urvish Kothari tells Devansh Dixit that he is an ordinary citizen in a country of extraordinary lies.

Election Commission tells SC that political parties should not give tickets to candidates with criminal backgrounds
Politics

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
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

Salt pans save Mumbai from the worst floods but they are, currently, being threatened
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Salt pans save Mumbai from the worst floods but they are, currently, being threatened

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
Politics

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'
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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
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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
Politics

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
Politics

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

SBI to start sale of electoral bonds in three tranches from March ahead of general elections
Business

SBI to start sale of electoral bonds in three tranches from March ahead of general elections

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

Seventh tranche of electoral bonds sale to kick off from 1 January: Finance ministry
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Seventh tranche of electoral bonds sale to kick off from 1 January: Finance ministry

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
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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.