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Amid ‘insinuations’, EC details poll code action

To stress on the transparency that it said it followed, the panel provided examples of actions it had taken against parties and candidates.

The Election Commission of India. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 03:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Record 4600-crore inducements seized ahead of polls, says Election Commission

Compared to the corresponding period of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the current seizures represent a significant increase across all categories.

The Election Commission of India (For Representation)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 04:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

ECI eases procedure for voting by displaced Kashmiri people

ECI said Kashmiri Migrant electors in various camps or zones at Jammu and Udhampur shall be mapped with the special polling stations falling in the zones they are registered or residing in

**The Election Commission of India eased the procedure for displaced persons from the Kashmir valley to exercise their franchise in Jammu and Udhampur (PTI)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 10:14 PM IST

Lok Sabha polls: ECI to start nomination process for third phase tomorrow

This phase will cover 94 parliamentary constituencies (PCs) spread across 12 states/Union Territories (UTs)

Gazette notifications for these constituencies will be released on Friday, the commission said in a press note. (PTI photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 12:19 PM IST

3 IIMs, JNU among 69 Indian universities in top 500 QS rankings

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta ranked among the top 50 globally for business and management studies

The 2024 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject features 55 subjects across five broad subject areas. (File photo.)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 08:52 PM IST

ECI directs clear identification of printers, publishers on poll-related hoardings

ECI said that all political advertisements will be displayed only after certification/approval of the designated authority responsible for approving advertisement

The commission also said that it now holds printers, publishers, and outdoor advertisers accountable for political ads. (Representative file photo)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 03:35 PM IST

TMC leaders end stir, political row continues amid Lok Sabha polls

The TMC slammed the Delhi Police over the detention even as the latter said the protesting leaders were released within hours of being held.

Delhi minister Saurabh Bhardwaj (left) interacts with TMC leaders during the latter’s stir at Mandir Marg police station. (Arvind Yadav/HT)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 12:56 AM IST
By, New Delhi

TMC delegation continues protest in Delhi; ‘denied entry’, claim AAP leaders

The delegation plans to conclude the 24-hour protest today after commencing it outside the Election Commission of India office at 5pm on Monday

Trinamool Congress leaders Sagarika Ghose and Derek O'Brien during a 'dharna' with other TMC leaders at Mandir Marg police station in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 03:29 PM IST

TMC seeks change in chiefs of probe agencies, stages protest

A separate delegation led by party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee also met West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata and sought replacement of NIA chief.

Police detain TMC lawmaker Derek O’Brien during the party’s protest outside the office of the Election Commission in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 07:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Congress moves Election Commission against PM Modi’s Muslim League remark

In their first memorandum, the party slammed Modi’s “disparaging” remarks against its manifesto, saying it was in violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (BJP)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 01:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

NCERT syllabus: Mentions of Babri, Gujarat riots, Hindutva clipped

NCERT drops references to sensitive topics like Babri Masjid, Gujarat riots, and minorities in Class 12 political science textbook.

The changes were made public by the body on its website on Thursday. (HT ARCHIVE)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 09:01 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Writer cites ‘interference’ to quit Sahitya Akademi

Akademi president Madhav Kaushik said that Meghwal was a writer himself and “well versed” in Rajasthani and Hindi literature

C Radhakrishnan took particular umbrage with Meghwal being invited to the inauguration of the akademi’s “festival of letters” on March 11 (Wikimedia commons)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case: Bizman Hiranandani named as accused in FIR

Businessman Darshan Hiranandani, who accused ex-MP Mahua Moitra, is now a co-accused in CBI's cash-for-query FIR against them both.

Moitra was expelled on December 8 last year over the cash-for-query charges. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 04:46 AM IST
By, New Delhi

EC to set up polling stations in shipping container, sanctuary

The commission has also appointed celebrated cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actor Rajkumar Rao its “national icons” to increase participation of voters

The polling booths will cater to unique situations, such as a solitary voter in a remote hamlet in Malogam in Arunachal Pradesh, and scattered islands within Dumbur Lake in Tripura (PTI)
Updated on Mar 17, 2024 02:27 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Ex-IAS Navneet Kumar Sehgal appointed as Prasar Bharati chairperson

A three-member panel, including the vice president, the Press Council of India chairperson and a presidential nominee, oversees the selection panel for the Prasar Bharati chairman

Retired IAS office Navneet Kumar Sehgal took charge as the new chairman of Prasar Bharati Board (Twitter Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2024 02:29 PM IST

Kovind panel: Develop legally tenable mechanism to restore simultaneous polls

The panel argued the loss of simultaneity in polls after the first two decades of India’s independence has had a baneful effect on the economy, polity, and society

Former President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind who heads High-Level Committee (HLC) on ‘One Nation, One Election’ presented the report on simultaneous elections in the country to President Droupadi Murmu along with members of the HLC including Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah. (@rashtrapatibhvn)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 01:10 PM IST

One Nation, One Election: Kovind panel to submit its report to President today

A committee member said Ram Nath Kovind panel will suggest holding simultaneous polls in 2029 and discuss procedural and logistical issues related to this.

Former President Ram Nath Kovind. HT learns that the report uses data on the three elections between 1951-52 and 1967 and argues that, like then, simultaneous elections are possible now.(ANI file)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 08:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Modi launches PM-SURAJ portal; to benefit marginalised sector

Modi said that the government has spent nearly Rs.1.60 lakh crore for the welfare of the SC community this year alone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Twitter/@BJP4India)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 07:11 PM IST

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards: Kuchipudi exponents among 7 honoured; 94 artistes awarded

A total of 94 artistes from varied fields of performing arts were also presented with the Akademi awards for the corresponding period

President Droupadi Murmu honours Kuchipudi exponents Raja and Radha Reddy during the Sangeet Natak Akademi awards ceremony, at Vigyan Bhawan on Wednesday, (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 06:18 AM IST

Hope no future obstacles to his freedom, says Vasantha Kumari on Saibaba’s release

GN Saibaba -- who has been wheelchair-bound after being struck by polio as a child -- was arrested by Gadchroli police in May 2014

According to Vasantha Kumari, the incarceration exacerbated Saibaba’s pre-existing health conditions (PTI ILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 06, 2024 02:41 PM IST

Under PM JANMAN, first house constructed in ‘record time’

The first house under the government’s flagship scheme PM JANMAN launched by PM Modi on 15th November 2023 on Janjatiya Gaurav Divas was constructed in a “record” period of one month, a senior government officer said.

HT Image
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 08:34 AM IST

Centre orders closure of Maulana Azad Education Foundation

The order, issued by the minority ministry’s under-secretary Dhiraj Kumar on February 7, abruptly shuts down the foundation without providing any substantive rationale

The MAEF is a government-funded organisation aimed at promoting education among educationally disadvantaged sections of the Muslim community (Representative Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 06:43 PM IST

NHRC registers complaint on Punjab farm protester’s death

Rajya Sabha MP Saket Gokhale had urged NHRC to send a fact-finding team to Khanauri on the Sangrur-Jind border where 21-year-old farmer Shubhkaran Singh died in Haryana Police action

NHRC registered a complaint on the Punjab farm protester’s death in police action. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 10:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Hindi satirist Gyan Chaturvedi conferred with Vyas Samman

The Vyas Samman is one of the three literary awards instituted by the foundation. The others are the Bihari Puraskar and the Saraswati Samman

From left: KK Birla Foundation director Dr Suresh Rituparna, poet Ashok Chakradhar with Vyas Samman awardee Dr Gyan Chaturvedi, chief guest Dr Divik Ramesh and Chayan Samiti member Dr Aruna Gupta, at the 32nd Vyas Samman event, in New Delhi on Monday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 08:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Electoral bonds versus electoral trusts: The debate raging since Independence

Corporate or individual, anonymous or known, opaque or transparent — these keywords mark the committee reports on party financing and election expenditure.

Updated on Feb 19, 2024 11:49 PM IST

Hopeful of positive results in next talks with farmers: Munda

The Centre has held three rounds of talks with the protesters but failed to end the impasse, with the farmers refusing to dial down on their demands

Union minister Arjun Munda said the Centre considered the farmers as “family members” and was committed to finding a solution to their concerns (HT)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 06:52 AM IST

Rahul to Modi: Release funds for MGNREGS workforce in Bengal

In his letter to Modi, Gandhi said that during his recent visit to West Bengal, a delegation of MGNREGS workers apprised him of the issues faced by them.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 06:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Parliament approves 3 bills on J-K local bodies’ quota, SC/ST lists

The Rajya Sabha has passed three bills related to reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and modification of the lists of SC and ST in Jammu & Kashmir.

Rajya Sabha cleared the 3 bills by a voice vote on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 05:26 AM IST

Kerala chief minister Vijayan leads protest against Centre’s ‘financial injustice’

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said they came together to register a strong protest and preserve India’s federal structure

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan speaking during the protest. (AP)
Published on Feb 08, 2024 04:31 PM IST

Making a case for equal participation of women across fields

During the event, Shiromani Akali Dal Party MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal sought “changes at the grassroots level”

HT Image
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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