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General elections to Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland & Tripura, 2018 – Media Coverage during the period referred to in Section 126 of RP Act, 1951. 19.1.2018 Govt of india: PIB

The schedule for calling general elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland & Tripura has been announced on 18th January, 2018.  Poll is scheduled to be held in single phase on 18/02/2018 in Tripura and on 27/02/2018 in Meghalaya

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Cheques and bounces 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
On amendments to tackle payments that are not honoured
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Why the Congress shuns Muslims 4.1.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Is Rahul turning the Congress' covert soft-Hindutva support into overt support now?''And if so, following in the BJP's footsteps, is the Congress going to abandon Indian Muslims and Muslim causes altogether?' asks Dr Najid Hussain whose father-in-law former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was killed during the Gujarat riots.
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Parliamentary committee on women's health expresses concern over legalities involved in abortion 4.1.2018 DNA: India
Expressing concern over rising number of abortion related deaths in the country, a parliamentary committee on women's healthcare policies has recommended amendment in Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act to help remove the weak spots in existing norms. It also took note of the fact that women in India are compelled to seek legal recourse, the processes of which is very slow, to terminate the pregnancy, if the pregnancy goes beyond two weeks. The committee on empowerment of women that worked on Women's Healthcare policy options recommended that the government amends Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 to raise the permissible period of abortions to 24 weeks, the permissible limit for abortion currently is 20 weeks. The bill is already pending amendment and is at the final stage. In its recommendations, the committee added that this bar should not be applied to unborn babies having serious abnormalities. "It also found that the judicial process is so slow that the victim's pregnancy more often than ...
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Round-up of Bills to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament 20.12.2017 Hindu: Home
The winter session of Parliament is usually held in the months of November and December. However, this year, in a slightly truncated avatar, it will have a total of 14 sittings spanning 22 days from December 15, 2017 to January 5, 2018.
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UP police alerts all SPs in view of Hindu group's Xmas threat 19.12.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The Uttar Pradesh Police today directed all district police chiefs to ensure that Christmas festivities go smoothly without any untoward incident, two days after the Hindu Jagran Manch warned Aligarh schools against celebrating the festival. ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar also directed all district police chiefs of the state to ensure the freedom of practising one's religion is protected and appropriate action should be taken in this regard. "The Aligarh SSP (senior superintendent of police) and all district police chiefs have been directed to take strict legal action against those indulging
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EC to set up panel to suggest amendments in election law 18.12.2017 Latest News
The poll panel also simultaneously withdrew its notice of December 13 to Congress President Rahul Gandhi
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EC sets up panel on changes in election law, withdraws notice to Rahul 17.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A day before counting in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the Election commission on Sunday decided to set up a committee having representation from three union ministries to examine provisions of Representation of People Act and the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) about provisions relating to last 48 hours before polling in the wake of challenges posed by fast-changing technologies.
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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 14 14.12.2017 Hindu: Opinion
EC sends noticeThe Election Commission (EC), considered an independent constitutional body, is losing its reputation (“EC notice to Rahul for TV interviews”, Dec. 14). Earlier, Election Commissioners ...
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Redefining hate speech 14.12.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The Law Commission recommends two new provisions in IPC
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HC seeks State’s response on plea for liquor ban on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 14.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Petitioner says such a step will check crime, particularly against women, and road accidents
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Personal fiefdoms in a democracy 9.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Back in 2014, Rahul Gandhi, next in line to be the Congress president, unapologetically told a news channel that he was “absolutely against the concept of dynasty”. By September 2017, however, faced with a poser from a student gathering in Berkeley, Gandhi could only offer a grudging acceptance of dynasty as his answer.  “Most of the country,” he said, “runs like this, so don’t go after me, Akhilesh Yadav is a dynast, Mr Stalin is a dynast, Mr (Prem Kumar) Dhumal’s son is a dynast, so don’t just go after me. Even Mr Abhishek Bachchan is a dynast, also Mr Ambani, that’s how the entire country is running,” he said. Not one to let go of easy pickings, the BJP latched on to Rahul’s statement and deftly mined it, projecting Congress as a party woefully lacking in internal party democracy. What remained largely unsaid in the ensuing media onslaught was that the BJP is not big on intra-party democracy either. In fact, a number of national as well as state parties fail miserably when tested on the touchstone of ...
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Prez worried over lack of diversity in judiciary 26.11.2017 DNA: Top News
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed his concern over the low participation of women, OBCs and SC/STs in the judiciary, and said that the judiciary should take remedial measures to stop that. "There is unacceptably low representation of traditionally weaker sections such as OBCs, SCs and STs especially in the higher judiciary," the President said while speaking at the inaugural function of a two-day conference jointly organised by the Law Commission of India and NITI Aayog to commemorate National Law Day. Chief Justice Dipak Mishra, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were also present at the event. "Like our other public institutions, our judiciary too has to be judicious in being representative of the diversity of our country, and the depth and breadth of our society. Of the 17,000 judges in our subordinate courts, High Courts and Supreme Court, only about 4,700, roughly one in four, are women," Kovind said. He further ...
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President voices concern over poor representation of weaker sections in higher judiciary 25.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed concern over the "unacceptably low" representation of women, OBCs, SC/STs in the higher judiciary and called for steps to remedy the situation.
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Fast-track courts for MPs, MLAs: Is SC encroaching legislature's domain? 9.11.2017 Top Stories
A court creating and enforcing law is at odds with separation-of-powers doctrine - that one organ of state will not encroach the domain of another. But in this case, SC seems to have done just that
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General elections to Legislative Assemblies of Himachal Pradesh & Gujarat, 2017 – Media Coverage during the period referred to in Section 126 of RP Act, 1951. 7.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The schedule for calling general elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Himachal Pradesh & Gujarat has been announced on 12th October, 2017 and 26th October, 2017 respectively. Poll in Himachal Pradesh is scheduled to be held in single phase on 9th November, 2017 while in Gujarat poll is scheduled to be held in two phases on 9th & 14th December, 2017.
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Fish and Richardson's Pro Bono Manager Receives Leading Light Award from Immigration Equality 6.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK: Fish and Richardson announced today that Katie A. Niejadlik, the firm's pro bono manager, received the "Leading Light" award from Immigration Equality at the organization's annual SHINE event, which celebrates the accomplishments of civil rights leaders and supporters in the LGBTQ immigration movement.
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Seize the opportunity: exercising a firm grip 5.11.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The judiciary should now exercise a firm grip over criminal cases involving politicians
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Living with transgressions 28.10.2017 Hindu: Home
A set of voices and questions that mark trespasses into mind space
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Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat, 2017. 25.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Commission is required to hold general election to constitute the new Legislative Assembly in the State of Gujarat before expiry of its present term.
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