Obama asked to reach out to Modi

With exit polls suggesting that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi is likely to become India’s next prime minister, a leading US expert has suggested that the US reach out to him. “Whatever else may be believed about Modi, there is universal agreement that he is a decisive leader,” writes Ashley J Tellis, Senior Associate […]

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SC notice on facilitating voting by NRIs

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government asking why NRIs who are registered voters should not get the opportunity to exercise their voting rights in the ongoing general election from wherever they are located. A bench of Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice Vikramajit Sen issued notice even as Attorney General GE Vahanvati […]

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NHRC seeks action against engaging children in polls

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take appropriate action against parties and candidates engaging children for their campaigns for the Lok Sabha polls, an activist said here on Saturday. Acting on a complaint lodged by Odisha based rights activist Akhand, the NHRC has ordered the ECI […]

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Country-wide voter awareness campaign starts

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry will organise exhibitions in 480 locations across the country as part of its voter awareness campaign, an official said here on Tuesday. The first such three-day exhibition was inaugurated here on Tuesday by Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Asutosh Jindal. “The exhibitions are being organised following the advice of the Election […]

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