Politics

Arvind Kejriwal’s 10 guarantees for Lok Sabha elections

Arvind Kejriwal’s 10 guarantees for Lok Sabha el...

May 14, 2024

A day after he was released by the Supreme Court on a conditional bail in the alleged excise scam case, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party Convenor Arvind Kejriwal jumped into electoral campaigning by releasing his party’s manifesto, listing 10 promises, ranging from f...

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Congress’s NOTA campaign garners attention

Congress’s NOTA campaign garners attention

May 10, 2024

In the backdrop of constantly evolving Indian political dynamics, the Congress Party unveils a new campaign slogan in Indore: ‘Loktantra Bachao, NOTA ka button dabao’ (Save democracy, press NOTA). This significant move signals a shift in voter engagement, echoing a rising sen...

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India ranks 159 on Press Freedom Index

India ranks 159 on Press Freedom Index

May 4, 2024

Press freedom in India remained under severe pressure as the country ranked 159 of 180 nations in a ranking prepared by press freedom activist organisation, Reporters sans Frontiers (RSF), which releases a global index on freedom of the press worldwide each year. According to a p...

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Election 2024: Richest candidates in phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections

Election 2024: Richest candidates in phase 3 of Lo...

May 2, 2024

As many as 29 pc of the 1,352 candidates in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections are millionaires, says a report by apolitical NGO Association of Democratic Rights. In the report, ADR has listed details of the wealth of the candidates as well as providing details of those candi...

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Elections 2024: Battle of manifestos over employment, economy & health

Elections 2024: Battle of manifestos over employme...

April 27, 2024

Over the past few days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the star campaigner for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, has been talking much more of the manifesto of Indian National Congress than anything else. In a series of speeches in several of the 88 Lok Sabha constituencies which...

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RSF urges parties to adopt press freedom programme before Indian elections

RSF urges parties to adopt press freedom programme...

April 13, 2024

Reporters sans Frontières (RSF), a Paris-based press freedom advocacy organisation has asked political parties participating in the forthcoming general elections in India to endorse 10 concrete measures, to uphold the fundamental right to accurate news and information and ensure...

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Elections 2024: Migrant workers, transgenders face barriers to voting

Elections 2024: Migrant workers, transgenders face...

April 5, 2024

India is readying for the upcoming general elections with a record 968 million eligible voters in what is clearly the largest democratic exercise in the world. The process, to be covered in an unprecedented seven phases spread over nearly eight weeks, is set to commence in a matt...

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Year 2024: Hottest elections trapped in triple crisis

Year 2024: Hottest elections trapped in triple cri...

March 25, 2024

The year 2024 is all about voting. As many as 76 of the 196 countries in the world will be engaged in  the national elections in which people citizens across the world will decide who will govern them for next few years. The elections, called festivals of democracy, are spread t...

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Petitioners demand SIT probe into electoral bonds

Petitioners demand SIT probe into electoral bonds

March 24, 2024

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to scrap the controversial electoral bond scheme, calling it “unconstitutional” on February 15,  attention has turned to the recent release of comprehensive data shedding light on the scheme’s inner workings. Renowned lawyer and act...

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Jammu & Kashmir awaits historic Lok Sabha elections after Article 370 abrogation

Jammu & Kashmir awaits historic Lok Sabha ele...

March 17, 2024

As Jammu & Kashmir prepares to embark on a significant electoral journey, the looming Lok Sabha elections stand as a beacon of hope and opportunity for the erstwhile state since the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution in 2019. After years of political turbulence and...

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