SC seeks EC reply on plea by 21 opposition leaders for verification of 50 pc VVPAT slips

The Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear the plea of 21 opposition leaders, led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, seeking that VVPAT slips of at least 50 per cent of voting machines in each assembly constituency be checked randomly in the Lok Sabha elections. The leaders from six national and 15 regional […]

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Maharastra court orders attachment of property of the opposition leader in state legislative

MUMBAI:  A court in Maharashtra’s Beed district ordered the attachment of properties of senior Nationalist Congress Party leader  and leader of opposition in the state legislative council, Dhananjay Munde in connection with a cheating case lodged against Mr. Munde  for not repaying a Rs 3 crore loan taken  from the district central cooperative bank several years ago. The FIR, filed against Munde and other directors […]

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NCP will have to vacate its Delhi office: Court

Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has been asked to vacate its Delhi office by a city court here. The office of NCP is currently located in the posh Lutyens zone at 10, Dr Bishambar Das Marg in the heart of the national capital. District Judge Poonam A Bamba rejected the appeal of the NCP […]

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Plea on political donations to be heard Sep 26

The chief information commissioner (CIC) will Sep 26 hear a plea asking political parties to give out information on donations received by them, said NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) Saturday. The ADR approached the CIC in March 2011 as save for the Communist Party of India (CPI), no other national political party had provided […]

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Ansari sworn in as 14th Vice-President

Hamid Ansari was sworn-in as the Vice-President of the country for the second consecutive term by President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Saturday. Mr Ansari, 75, was administered the oath by the President at a grand ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He had defeated NDA candidate Jaswant Singh with a comfortable margin earlier this […]

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Barred from Shivaji Park, MNS threatens street rally

The Bombay High Court Friday rejected the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s (MNS) petition for permission to hold a poll rally at Shivaji Park. Terming the move as “partisan”, MNS chief Raj Thackeray said his party would hold the rally on Mumbai streets. The court rejected the petition to hold the rally Feb 13 on the grounds […]

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