Ex-CECs bat for simultaneous elections in India, but say 2019 time frame for implementation looks unachievable
Backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clarion call for simultaneous elections in India, two former Chief Election Commissioners, N Gopalaswami and SY Quereshi, told Firstpost on Wednesday that such an idea will be cost and time effective for the country.
Aiming to make political funding more transparent, the idea of electoral bonds was first floated by Arun Jaitley in his last Budget
Electoral bonds: State’s double standard for political parties and common man on right to anonymity is wrong
Electoral bonds are such instrument that they seek to promote cashless political donations since these bonds can be purchased either through cash or cheque.
Donors of bonds dare not use their black money for this munificence because they have to be bought from designated branches of the State Bank of India through one’s bank account complying with KYC norms
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for political consensus for holding simultaneous elections from 'Parliament to panchayats'.
The guidelines for electoral bonds, announced in Budget 2017-18, are almost ready and some fine-tuning is being done by the finance ministry
Narendra Modi pitches for transparency in political parties, says debate on recruitment process is a necessity
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah interacted with media persons on Saturday at the Diwali Milan Samaroh at party headquarters in Delhi.
The value of declared assets of BJP has increased from Rs 122.93 crore in 2004-05 to Rs 893.88 crore in 2015-16 while those of the Congress have risen from Rs 167.35 crore to Rs 758.79 crore
The Delhi High Court on Monday granted six-months time to the Centre to look into accounts of political parties, including the Congress and the BJP, for traces of foreign funds.
In the black money battle while political parties command anonymity in their non-transparent cash dealings, common man faces maximum harassment
Political parties, pro-Tamil outfits protest over Anitha's suicide across state, demand NEET to be withdrawn
Political parties and pro-Tamil outfits staged state-wide protests over the suicide of a 17-year-old Anitha who had moved the SC against NEET-based medical examinations.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of "propagating lies" to "defame" the state, a day after Union minister Arun Jaitley charged the ruling CPM of unleashing violence and eliminating rivals
Poonam Mahajan hopeful of BJP rule in Tamil Nadu, highlights Narendra Modi's initiatives for fishermen
Invoking "Tamil pride", BJP youth wing national chief Poonam Mahajan Monday highlighted the welfare initiatives undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Tamil Nadu fishermen and asserted that the time was ripe for the lotus to bloom "everywhere in the state"
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has accused some political parties in the country of receiving funds from foreign countries including Libya, Saudi Arabia and Iran, the media reported on Tuesday.
EC: Politicians using loophole to bring up religious issues during model code, should refrain from such acts
EC has found that some politicians sidestep provisions of the model code while raking up religious issues and has written to political parties in this regard.
Separatists provoking Kashmiri youths to carry out Pakistan-sponsored agenda, says Ajmer dargah religious head
Strict action is required against Kashmiri separatists for provoking youths to indulge in stone pelting and carrying out Pakistan-sponsored agenda, Ajmer dargah religious head Zainul Abedin Ali Khan said on Saturday
A bill for reserving promotions for SCs, STs and OBCs in government jobs will be tabled in the next session of Parliament in July, Union minister Ramdas Athawale said on Wednesday.
Farmers' unrest: MP cops probe to unravel 'real faces' behind stir, say farmers can't cause so much damage
The focus of the investigation is to find the source of the farmers' agitation, which took an ugly turn last week. The investigators believe that the massive destruction of public property to the tune of crores of rupees just couldn't be the act of farmers
The killing of unarmed, protesting farmers in Madhya Pradesh made the intentions of the state very clear with a brutal candour. In essence, this death is no different from the thousands of farmers who have committed suicide across the country.
EC's all-party meet on EVMs begins: Poll panel to reassure parties that voting machines can't be tampered with
An all-party meeting with the Election Commission of India on the issue of alleged EVM tampering began in New Delhi on Friday.