In a statement, the Commission said, after the close of polls, all polled EVMs and VVPATs are brought under security cover to designated strongrooms, which are sealed with double locks in the presence of candidates and observ
The Commission said it was probably the first time that the panel had invoked Article 324 in this manner, “but it may not be last in case of repetition of lawlessness and violence which vitiate the conduct of polls in a pea
With the US ending sanctions exemption to India for importing Iran oil after May 1, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is reaching India late on Monday night and will meet external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on
Over 90 minutes at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence, Modi touched upon a range of issues: from his definition of nationalism and how that squares with freedom to dissent to the marginalisation of Muslims and how the media, in
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, vice-chancellor of Ashoka University and a contributing editor with The Indian Express, has been speaking truth to power on all important issues, nudging people think deeper, leading them to fundamental qu
In a blog post titled ‘Why Jammu and Kashmir, and new approach to terrorism will remain a key political issue’, Jaitley said the Opposition parties were not in a position to handle the issue of J&K and terrorism.
If the UK High Court turns down Mallya’s oral application and approves his extradition, Mallya can make a representation to the UK Home Secretary to prevent extradition on the grounds of human rights within 14 days of the o
The government issued a direction to SSPs and Commandants that if those policemen who have been asked to withdraw from guard or personal security duties fail to report back, their salary must be deducted.
In an interview to telecast Friday, Modi targeted the Opposition and their supporters, saying “they did not have respect for our brave martyrs”, that some people “who survive on Congress bread” found “statesmanship
A couple of hours before the announcement of Parrikar’s death, the Goa Congress had reiterated at a press conference that it has the numbers to form the government in the state, and accused Governor Mridula Sinha of behavin
As the audience applauded, the Prime Minister continued: “Now the real one has to be done. Earlier one was a practice. And the real one is to actually give a standing ovation to today’s award winners. We will give a stand
These biennial awards celebrate the finest work done by District Magistrates across the country — women and men considered the foot-soldiers of governance as they script change that touches the lives of countless people.
Later in the day, Akhilesh expressed disappointment over students’ preparations at Allahabad University going waste. “Sarkaar ka mann saaf nahi raha, niyat saaf nahi rahi... The freedom of speech, to speak to people... th
In the note, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar wrote: “RM may pl see. It is desirable that such discussions be avoided by the PMO as it undermines our negotiating position seriously.” RM was a reference to Raksha Mantri.