Jharkhand polls: One dead in clashes in Gumla
The problem began at booth no 36 of Sisai constituency of Gumla district when people got angry due to delay in voting. They started pelting stones on the police, who retaliated with firing in which one youth sustained bullet injuries who later died in the hospital. He has been identified as Mohammad Geelani (28).
Second phase of assembly poll in Jharkhand on Saturday
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Karnataka: Voting begins for by-election in 15 constituencies
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Election Commission view sought on ways to monitor lawmakers’ assets
The law ministry has written to the Election Commission seeking its opinion on a proposal to set up the mechanism, ET has learnt. The proposal deems to create a committee in each House of Parliament to keep watch on any unusual increase in assets of a MP.
SC to consider according hearing in January on plea seeking stay on electoral bond scheme
A bench, comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, was told by lawyer Prashant Bhushan that around Rs 6,000 crore had been collected under the scheme, which have been red-flagged by institutions like the Reserve Bank of India and the Election Commission.
BJP plays caste card, woos Lingayats
In a last-ditch effort to win the bypolls in Karnataka, BJP is playing the cast card. Asking voters from the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community to back BS Yediyurappa. A week ago, the CM drew criticism when he asked Veerashaiva-Lingayat voters in Gokak constituency to vote for the BJP.
SC to hear after four weeks PIL seeking greater autonomy for ECI
BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay has filed the PIL seeking to ensure more autonomy for the chief election commissioner's (CEC) office and election commissioners. The plea has also sought an independent secretariat for the Election Commission of India (ECI) and that it should also be given the power to make rules.
64.12 per cent votes cast in first phase of polling in Jharkhand
A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters were eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase of polling across six districts, which began at 7 am, EC officials said. Additional DGP Murari Lal Meena said Naxalites exploded a bomb near a culvert in the forests of Gumla district, but there was no casualty.
HC declines to order linking of FB, Twitter, WhatsApp accounts with Aadhaar, PAN
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said linking of accounts with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, with Aadhaar, PAN or any other identity document requires framing of policies or amendment in existing laws by the central government and this exercise cannot be done by the court.
Turncoats take centrestage in Jharkhand polls
At least 18 political leaders with significant clout in their respective constituencies have switched parties after being denied Assembly poll tickets in Jharkhand - a record in the state's 19-year history.
Polling for first phase begins in Jharkhand
A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase across six districts.
63.36 per cent votes cast in second phase of polling in Jharkhand
An estimated 63.36 per cent votes were cast on Saturday in the second phase of election for the Assembly in Jharkhand where one person killed was in firing by security personnel near a polling booth.
Campaigning ends for first-phase of Jharkhand polls
A total of 37,83,055 voters of Chatra (SC), Gumla (ST), Bishunpur (ST), Lohardaga (ST), Manika (SC), Latehar (SC), Panki, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur (SC), Hussainabad, Garhwa and Bhawanathpur constituencies will decide the fate of 189 candidates in the first phase of the polls, which will be held on Saturday.
Some people cannot accept transparency: PM's dig at Opposition on electoral bonds
In an apparent swipe at the Congress, Modi also said the "sensitive and emotional" Ayodhya issue could have been solved much earlier, but due to "vote bank" politics of some parties it got dragged for so long.
Experts differ over timing of anti-defection law coming into force
After the sudden twist early in the morning, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said the decision to back Fadnavis was his nephew Ajit Pawar's personal choice and not that of the party and those who have switched sides would attract the provisions of the anti-defection law.
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