Elections to 26 seats of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council to be held on Thursday
In the 30-member LAHDC (Leh), 26 members are elected while four are nominated, with no voting rights. In the current dispensation, the BJP has 18 elected representatives, Congress has five, National Conference has two and one member is an independent.
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UP bypolls: Hathras, Balrampur incidents to be highlights of campaign for elections on 7 seats
The deaths following the alleged gangrapes in Hathras and Balrampur have become a political issue in the state. Even after the suspension of Hathras Superintendent of Police and recommendation of a CBI probe by the state government, the opposition is taking up these issues in a big way.
EC sets up committee for review of candidate expenditure limit
The expenditure limit- amount an election candidate can legally spend for his election campaign and has to account for—was last revised in 2014 while the same was done for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2018, following the bifurcation.
Jammu & Kashmir: In absence of legislators, Centre to form directly elected district-level councils
The order of Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla for amendment of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 was issued over a year after the Centre's decision to abrogate the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate it into two Union Territories.
To strike poll deal or not for 2021 Tamil Nadu elections will be decided by Kamal Haasan: MNM
The MNM, founded in 2018 by Haasan, contested from 38 Parliamentary constituencies all alone in Tamil Nadu and garnered 3.77 per cent votes, a sizeable share from urban areas in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The party did not contest from Vellore Lok Sabha seat.
What happens if the U.S. election is contested?
The comments have Democrats worried that Trump's campaign will seek to dispute the election results. That could set off one of many legal and political dramas in which the presidency could be decided by some combination of the courts, state politicians and Congress.
Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, political parties decide to boycott LAHDC (Leh) elections
The Apex body of People’s Movement for Sixth Schedule for Ladakh, which consists of political, religious and civil society organizations of the UT, convened a meeting in Leh in which the decision to boycott the LAHDC elections was finalized. The election commission had announced to conduct the elections on October 16.
BJP leaders laud Narendra Modi as he enters 20th year as elected government head
Party president J P Nadda said October 7, 2001, when Modi was sworn in as Gujarat chief minister for the first time, is a "milestone" in India's political history. Modi has since been notching up bigger victories and his popularity has only gone up, Nadda said on Twitter.
How official affiliates circumvented Facebook’s political ad policies in 2019 elections and beyond
Using dummy websites to get political authorisation from Facebook and with phoney addresses in disclaimers, official affiliates of political parties placed thousands of ads in the general and state elections
What is likely to affect EC's reading of BJP's vaccine promise
While the opposition has demanded sou moto action by Election Commission on the BJP promising free Covid-19 vaccines in its Bihar poll manifesto, the poll panel is said to be closely looking at a 2019 precedence and provisions of the Representation of People’s Act, 1950 on the issue which do not warrant so.
Trinamool, DMK, Sena and NCP raised issues with Facebook in 2019
NCP MP Surpiya Sule raised issues with Facebook in 2018, over pages such as Aghadi Bighadi that showed caricatures of party chief Sharad Pawar and content alleging acts of corruption.
Why widespread virus damage failed to dent the image of India's most popular political leader
"He is popular because he has ideological clarity and he’s only implementing what the BJP had promised in their manifesto, like the promise to repeal Article 370," said Arun Anand, research director at Delhi-based think tank Vichar Vinimay Kendra and author of two books on the RSS. "Politicians keeping their word is rare in India."
View: Democratic exercise prevails despite Covid-19
A month ago, there was a virtual mode discussion among election management bodies from about 50 countries on the predicament thrown up by Covid-19. The Association of World Election Bodies, with India as the chair, appeared determined not to let democratic elections go into a quarantine.