Supreme Court directs political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds and donors’ identity details to EC

The Supreme Court Friday directed all political parties to furnish receipts of political funding received through electoral bonds and details of identity of donors in a sealed cover to the Election Commission. In an interim order, the apex court also directed all political parties to provide details of the amount of the bond and bank […]

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Even manufacturers can’t manipulate EVMs: EC

The EVMs are robust and tamper- proof and even the manufacturers cannot manipulate them at the time of production, the Election Commission said today, countering allegations that the machines are unreliable. With the Opposition’s questions on the reliability of the electronic voting machines getting louder, the Commission has come out with a list of ‘frequently […]

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Plea against pre-poll freebies promise: Delhi HC seeks Govt,EC reply

The Delhi High Court today sought responses of the Centre and the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a petition seeking to restrain all political parties from making promises of offering freebies to people if they are voted to power. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked the ECI […]

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NGT asks MoEF not to act under new notification

The National Green Tribunal today took the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to task over its recent notification exempting real estate projects from obtaining prior environmental clearance (EC) and restrained it from granting any fresh permissions under the new regulation. “You can’t do legal blunders and get away with it,” a bench headed by […]

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Metro projects do not require prior EC:MoEF to NGT

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have informed the National Green Tribunal that Metro Rail projects are not required to seek environmental clearance. The Environment Ministry told a bench headed by Justice U D Salvi that Railway projects and Metro Rail projects are not within the purview of 2006 Environmental […]

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PIL seeking direction to EC on polls dismissed

A PIL seeking to direct the Election Commission, under the overall supervision of Governors of the respective state governments, take control of government machinery from the date of election notification till declaration of elections results, was disposed by the Madras High Court today. The bench, comprising Justices S Manikumar and C T Selvam, disposed of the […]

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Court takes cognizance of complaint against Smriti Irani

In fresh trouble for HRD Minister Smriti Irani, a Delhi court today took cognizance of a complaint filed against her for allegedly giving false information about her educational qualification. Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain took cognizance of the complaint and fixed the matter for recording of pre-summoning evidence on August 28. “It is held that the […]

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Sangma to move EC against UPA’s presidential nominee

P A Sangma has decided to petition the Election Commission on Saturday against UPA’s presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee. The Rajya Sabha secretary general, the returning officer, had on Wednesday rejected their objection that  presidential nominee Mukherjee should be disqualified as a presidential nominee because he had violated office of profit rules. “We have decided to petition the […]

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