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India Election 2019

  • Sri Lanka s relations with India, China once misinterpreted - Namal 21 Nov 2019 10:18 Relations between Sri Lanka, India and China were once “misinterpreted” and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a “progressive approach” towards foreign policy, Namal Rajapaksa, the son of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has told NDTV. Mahinda …
  • Google restricts political ads to age, gender, postal code 21 Nov 2019 00:59 Google has announced a clamp down on the categories it will allow political ads to be targeted against, with only age, gender, and postal code to be used. The changes are set to be introduced within a week in the United Kingdom due to its upcoming general …
  • In NR Mohalla, Aziz Sait's son, a much loved politician 20 Nov 2019 22:29 Mysuru: Home minister Basavaraja Bommai's statement of suspecting the hand of People Front of India or Social Democratic Party of India behind the deadly attack on the Mysuru Congress MLA Tanvir Sait on Sunday last has surprised everyone. An uneasy …
  • MK Stalin flays govt on indirect election to mayoral posts 20 Nov 2019 22:28 CHENNAI: DMK president M. K. Stalin slammed the AIADMK government for coming out with an ordinance for holding indirect election to posts of mayors of municipal corporations and chairpersons of municipalities, saying the “despotic” decision was made as the …
  • No direct election of mayors in Tamil Nadu 20 Nov 2019 22:28 CHENNAI: The state government has decided to do away with the system of direct election to the post of mayors in the municipal corporations in the State. Days before a formal notification on the local bodies elections is to be issued, the government on …
  • Internet In Kashmir After Local Admn Feels It Is Fit To Do So: Home Min 20 Nov 2019 20:06 NEW DELHI – Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said in Rajya Sabha that total normalcy prevails in Kashmir with government offices and educational institutions functioning fully, but Internet connection will be restored after the local administration …
  • EDWARDS: The Democratic Socialists Of America Aren’t Winning Elections, But They Are Influencing Democrats 20 Nov 2019 18:25 The largest socialist political organization in the country, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), wants to turn the Democratic Party into the Socialist Party. And it seems to be making some significant inroads. Earlier this year, the DSA officially …
  • TN Cabinet decides to hold indirect elections for Mayors 20 Nov 2019 10:54 By Chennaivision in Chennai News November 20, 2019 The Tamil Nadu Cabinet, which met on Tuesday, decided to revert to indirect elections to the posts of Mayors of Corporations and chairpersons of other local bodies in the state. Tamilnadu Chief Minister …
  • In secular India, it's getting tougher to be Muslim 20 Nov 2019 05:14 Now, over 70 years later, there are signs that Nehru's hopes for the nation face perhaps their greatest threat.Hindus believe the site is the birthplace of Lord Ram, one of the most revered deities in Hinduism. However, Muslims have also prayed there …
  • Gotabaya arriving on 29th on PM Modi’s invite 20 Nov 2019 03:44 New Delhi: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has accepted PM Narendra Modi’s invite, and will visit India on November 29 on his maiden trip abroad as Delhi reached out to the new dispensation within two days of the former defence secretary’s election …
  • Sri Lanka elections: The Delhi-Colombo trajectory 19 Nov 2019 23:27 N Sathiya Moorthy 18 November 2018 Now that Sri Lanka has voted war-time Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as their seventh Executive President, it may be easier for arm-chair analysts in global capitals to brand it as victory for ‘hard-line, …
  • Rajasthan: Congress wins 961 seats, BJP 737 seats in local body elections 19 Nov 2019 19:00 Jaipur: Congress on Tuesday bagged 961 seats out of 2105 in the local body elections held today in Rajasthan. BJP won 737 seats while 386 seats went to Independent candidates. Whereas two seats went to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), 16 to Bahujan Samaj …
  • Odisha’s distressed cold storage operators on strike 19 Nov 2019 16:45 BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha’s cold storage operators have offered to hand over their cash-strapped units to the state government if it fails to provide a revival package and waive off loans—a longstanding demand that has now taken the shape of a strike. The …
  • Newly-elected Lankan President to visit India on Nov 29: Jaishankar 19 Nov 2019 15:05 COLOMBO: Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will travel to India on November 29 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday. Jaishankar made the announcement after meeting …
  • Sri Lanka President accepts invitation to visit India 19 Nov 2019 12:29 * Sri Lanka President accepts invitation to visit India Tue, Nov 19, 2019, 09:54 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Nov 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has accepted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi' …
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa accepts Narendra Modi’s invitation to visit India 19 Nov 2019 11:01 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned Sri Lanka’s President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa to congratulate him on his electoral victory. Modi invited Rajapaksa to visit India at his early convenience. The president-elect accepted the invitation. Modi …
  • Sri Lanka under Gotabaya Rajapaksa to maintain close ties with India: Experts 19 Nov 2019 10:28 By PTI COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa would work within the "American perimeter" but would maintain close ties with India while doing business with cash-rich China more cautiously, according to experts. …
  • Add alpha generators, but don’t ditch the Nifty cos yet: Mahesh Patil 19 Nov 2019 08:39 One can incrementally add companies where earnings are depressed and where there is scope for a cyclical recovery in earnings and some potential for PE rerating and which over the next two-three years, could generate alpha, says Mahesh Patil, Co-CIO, …
  • EPS becoming CM is a miracle: Rajinikanth 18 Nov 2019 22:10 Superstar Rajinikanth has said Edappadi K Palaniswami becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was nothing short of a miracle. “When he became the CM, many said the rule would not continue for even some months. But it is continuing. So, miracles happened …
  • TN civic polls notification on Dec 2: SEC to SC 18 Nov 2019 22:10 The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission today informed the Supreme Court that notification for local body elections will be issued on December 2. The SC recently directed the SEC to submit details regarding the local body polls in Tamilnadu before …
  • Rajinikanth's CM Edappadi K Palaniswami quip causes a storm 18 Nov 2019 20:40 Chennai: In the cinema obsessed Tamil society and its multiple media houses that often peddle superficial and shallow reportage on even critical public issues, a mere wave of an arm or flash of a smile from popular actors cause near-hysteria. Actor …
  • Sharad Pawar's Response On Alliance With Shiv Sena Gives Maharashtra Politics New Twist 18 Nov 2019 18:28 Ahead of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar's meeting with Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, the former on Monday took everyone by surprise when he said the BJP and Shiv Sena fought together and they have to choose their paths. In …
  • Sabarimala Redux: Marxists Caught Between Court, Ayyappa and Activists 18 Nov 2019 18:28 The ways of the Supreme Court, like that of God, are inscrutable. In one case the apex court declined to embark on “a fishing and roving expedition”. In the other, Sabarimala case, the court appears to have done precisely that. The SC let its order of …
  • Maharashtra: Is India Inc nudging NCP to ally with BJP? 18 Nov 2019 15:54 Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Political circles are agog with speculation that some prominent corporate houses and business tycoons in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi are reportedly intervening to solve the current political crisis that has gripped the state. These …
  • Congress and BJP should get along in Maharashtra: Kumaraswamy 18 Nov 2019 09:51 Bengaluru: At times when Congress and NCP are working on an alliance with Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra, JD (S) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that it would be much easier for the Congress to enter into …
  • 'BJP-Sena should choose their path,' Pawar's strange reply on Maha govt 18 Nov 2019 09:51 New Delhi: All may not be going to the Shiv Sena’s expectation to form the Maharashtra government after breaking ties with long-time ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Having knocked on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s doors, the Shiv Sena is hoping …
  • Rajya Sabha represents soul of India's federal structure, says PM Modi | LIVE 18 Nov 2019 09:33 Nov 18, 2019 2:46 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi PM Modi concludes his speech in Rajya Sabha PM Narendra Modi has concluded his speech in Rajya Sabha. Nov 18, 2019 2:46 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi PM Modi praises NCP and BJD during Rajya Sabha speech PM …
  • BJP Won't Contest Mumbai Mayoral Elections, Says It Does Not Have Numbers 18 Nov 2019 09:27 BJP does not want to have an alliance with any opposition party, a leader said. Mumbai: The BJP will not contest the upcoming mayoral elections in Mumbai as they are in minority, whereas the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress are likely to field …
  • Modi congratulates Gotabaya, invites to visit India 18 Nov 2019 06:46 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended an invitation to Sri Lanka’s President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit India at his early convenience. The Indian Prime Minister’s Office said the invitation was accepted. PM Modi congratulated President- …
  • India’s Continuing Arrogance in Kashmir 18 Nov 2019 06:43 Kashmiri Muslims protested after Eid prayers in Srinagar on August 12, 2019. (Dar Yasin/AP) By: Haris Bilal Malik 17 November 2019 On October 31, 2019, India formally split up the Muslim-majority region of Jammu and Kashmir into two federal (union) …
  • 5 stocks that foreign portfolio investors are buying now 18 Nov 2019 06:31 After months of selling, foreign portfolio investors (FPI) are buying Indian equity again. Net inflows as of 11 November stood at over Rs 30,000 crore. The question now is whether this FPI inflow will continue in the coming months. Experts feel it will due …
  • Cautious India hopes Gotabaya Rajapaksa will protect its interest 18 Nov 2019 04:12 NEW DELHI: Maintaining a cautious stance on the victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the Sri Lankan presidential elections, India hopes that the new dispensation in Colombo will not allow any foreign military asset detrimental to New Delhi’s interest in the …
  • Lanka will work closely on security: New Prez to India 18 Nov 2019 03:18 PM Modi congratulates Gotabaya Rajapaksa, invites him to India. New Delhi: Sri Lankan President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured India that he would work closely with it to ensure “development and security” during a phone call made by Prime Minister …
  • PM Modi congratulates Gotabaya Rajapaksa on win, invites him to visit India 18 Nov 2019 00:50 New Delhi: Sri Lankan President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa has assured India that he would work closely with it to ensure “development and security”, during a phone call made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to him on Sunday to congratulate him on his …
  • My idea of India is being challenged: Vallabh 17 Nov 2019 23:28 Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh describes himself as a first generation politician. He joined the Congress only in January 2018 and yet, a year later he is taking on BJP leader and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das in the upcoming Assembly …
  • Gotabaya wins, his camp reaches out: ‘India closest friend’ 17 Nov 2019 23:11 Gotabaya Rajapaksa after the results, in Colombo. (AP) BY THE time friends and family members started thronging his two-storey house, away from the heart of Colombo, the verdict was clear. Around noon Sunday, visitors were told that he was taking a nap …
  • Why Rajapaksa's victory a setback for India but good for Pakistan 17 Nov 2019 20:25 New Delhi desper­ately wanted to see victor­y of Sajith Premad­asa, a candid­ate of United Nation­al Party Sri Lanka People's Front party presidential election candidate and former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves after casting his vote …
  • Aware of Likely China Tilt, India Will Engage With Sri Lanka Carefully, Ex-Diplomats Say 17 Nov 2019 19:09 Opinion 22:07 17.11.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s interests will be to encourage Sri Lanka to meet the legitimate aspirations of both the majoritarian Sinhala and Buddhist communities and the minority Tamil community. New Delhi will also …
  • AAP to commence campaigning for Delhi Assembly elections from Nov 18: Gopal Rai 17 Nov 2019 15:57 New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will commence its campaigning for the forthcoming Delhi Legislative Assembly elections, from tomorrow till December 24, party leader Gopal Rai on Sunday said. "The preparations for Delhi Legislative Assembly …
  • Prakash Javadekar confident of BJP winning over 62 seats in Jharkhand 17 Nov 2019 15:57 Ranchi: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday exuded confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win more than 62 out of 81 Assembly seats in Jharkhand. "We will win more than 62 seats this time," Javadekar told reporters here …
  • Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar to meet tomorrow over Maha govt formation 17 Nov 2019 15:57 Pune: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the government formation with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra on Monday, NCP leader Nawab Malik confirmed. "Since we fought elections with Congress, we …
  • From Citizenship Bill to opposition offensive on economic slowdown -- Winter session expected to see much heat 17 Nov 2019 13:54 NEW DELHI: Parliament''s Winter Session starting tomorrow is expected to witness much heat as the Opposition looks to corner the Union government over issues like economic slowdown and situation in Kashmir while the Modi dispensation seeks to push …
  • Cong not even called to stake claim to form govt in Maharashtra: Malikarjun Kharge 17 Nov 2019 11:40 Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday released a list of 40 party leaders, who will campaign for the party in the upcoming by-elections to the legislative assembly of Karnataka. While the first name in the list is of BJP state president Naleen …
  • India drops plan to let forest officials use force after protests 17 Nov 2019 08:46 Proposed amendments to a century-old Indian Forest Act aimed to give officials the power to arrest and shoot at encroachers and earmark more land for reforestation, but land rights groups said this would make forest dwellers vulnerable to eviction. The …
  • Ranjan Gogoi Retires: Legacy of the 46th Chief Justice of India 17 Nov 2019 07:31 Image Source : PTI Ranjan Gogoi Retires: From Ayodhya to Sabarimala, legacy of India's 46th Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, the 46th Chief Justice of India and the man who will go down in the history as one of great courage and resilience, retires …
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lanka Presidential Elections: Spokesperson 17 Nov 2019 05:42 Gotabaya Rajapaksa was leading in Sri Lanka's majority Sinhalese areas. Colombo: Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected president, his spokesman said Sunday following a fiercely fought election seven months …
  • India: State of Maharashtra given flood recovery assistance 17 Nov 2019 02:53 Some parts of Maharashtra are still facing the after-effects of worst floods in more than a decade, disrupting normal lives and affecting communication. A major chunk of the population residing in Western Maharashtra had been grappling with the deluge …
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa Takes Early Lead In Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 17 Nov 2019 02:47 Colombo: Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa took an early lead Sunday in a fiercely fought presidential election conducted under high security seven months after deadly Islamist attacks. Rajapaksa, the main opposition …
  • NCP core-committee meeting to discuss Maha situation in Pune today 17 Nov 2019 02:36 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 17 (ANI): Amidst the political stalemate in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik said that a 21-member meeting of his party, with Sharad Pawar at its helm, will be held in Pune on Sunday. " …
  • Sri Lanka presidential elections: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa takes early lead 17 Nov 2019 01:58 To Sri Lanka’s minorities, the name Gotabaya Rajapaksa cuts to their core. (DW) A family of strongmen who tilted the nation toward a deep reliance on China took a slim early lead in the early count of Sri Lanka’s presidential election, against the current …
  • NC, PDP scoff at idea of polls in Jammu and Kashmir 16 Nov 2019 23:06 Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s two major political parties-National Conference (NC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-have scoffed at Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu over his evocation that elections to the Assembly in the recently carved out …
  • NC Not To Participate In Any Elections In J&K:  Akbar Lone 16 Nov 2019 19:47 NC leader and Member Parliament Akbar Lone SRINAGAR – The National Conference (NC) on Friday announced that it will not take part in any elections in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir, where the situation is still uncertain and leaders of …
  • Why India is keeping a close watch on Sri Lanka elections 16 Nov 2019 17:06
  • SC could have ordered CBI, JPC probe into Rafale deal: Ashok Gehlot 16 Nov 2019 14:28 New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said that the Supreme Court could have ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the Rafale deal. "The Congress party's …
  • Why India Should Be Concerned About Elections In Sri Lanka 16 Nov 2019 08:09 Gotabaya Rajapaksa (right) is the candidate for the opposition party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna New Delhi/Hyderabad: Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to …
  • India ranks 2nd in govt requests for Facebook user data, spike in emergency requests in H1'19 15 Nov 2019 14:19 New Delhi, Nov 15 () India came in second after the US in terms of nations asking Facebook to divulge information related to user accounts, with such requests increasing by moe than 9 per cent to 22,684 in the first half of 2019, according to a report by …
  • Process has begun for govt formation, no question of mid-term elections: Pawar 15 Nov 2019 08:11 Nagpur: Amid talks between Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP to form a non-BJP government in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Friday ruled out the possibility of midterm elections in the state while asserting that the process has …
  • Maverick Citizen: Transitional Compass 5: Democracy as a transitional compass: Women’s participation in South Africa and Kerala, India 15 Nov 2019 04:54 Members of the All India Democratic Women's Association participate in a protest in New Delhi, India. (Photo: EPA / Rajat Gupta) Democracy, including participatory democracy, is a crucial part of any emancipatory future that seeks to challenge and …
  • Sri Lanka presidential elections: Tamils need an alternate path 15 Nov 2019 04:30 REGARDLESS which of the two frontrunners in Sri Lanka’s forthcoming election becomes president, Tamils’ aspirations for equal rights and accountability will not be met. This is due to both frontrunners focussing on satisfying their Sinhala vote base only, …
  • India’s Top Court Refuses to Reverse Ruling Opening Hugely Popular Hindu Temple to Women of All Ages 15 Nov 2019 04:16 Asia & Pacific 06:40 15.11.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Several individuals and organizations had sought a review of India’s apex court’s decision to throw open a hugely popular Hindu pilgrimage to women of all ages. In September 2018, the …
  • India needs a new story 14 Nov 2019 19:26 From this author The turn of the century was when a new narrative about independent India began to strike root globally.(Illustration by C R Sasikumar) Three developments defined the narrative of “Rising India” over the past quarter century. First, India’s …
  • The Implications of India’s RCEP Withdrawal 14 Nov 2019 05:54 AdvertisementIndia has announced that it is pulling out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his clear discontent earlier this month at a summit in Bangkok, claiming that the …
  • Google bans campaign ads ahead of Jan. 2020 Taiwan elections - FocusTaiwan Mobile English News 14 Nov 2019 05:30 Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) Internet giant Google Inc. has announced that it will not run political campaign ads on its online advertising platform starting Friday ahead of Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections in January because of problems with …
  • Foreign funds likely to increase India weightage 14 Nov 2019 03:49 Bulge bracket funds from the US and Europe are expected to increase their weightage on India and more foreign funds are likely to hit the Indian equity markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. Foreign institutional investors have already started to …
  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long 14 Nov 2019 02:54 Credit: Daily Times Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and …
  • What India owes its Muslim citizens after the Ayodhya temple verdict 13 Nov 2019 22:24 In fact, real closure will depend on how, going forward, India treats its more than 175 million Muslim citizens. Anything other than equitable justice will only leave deep scars and gaping wounds. My generation can never forget what happened in December …
  • India's ruling party suffers setback as richest... 13 Nov 2019 07:59 MUMBAI: In a setback, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party has decided not to form the government in the western state of Maharashtra - the country's richest - leaving opposition groups scrambling on Monday to cobble together an …
  • Disqualified Karnataka MLAs can contest elections: SC 13 Nov 2019 06:51 13 Nov 2019, 11:14AM ISTSource: Times NowThe Supreme Court of India, in its judgement on 17 disqualified Karnataka legislators, upholds Karnataka speaker's decision to disqualify them. However, the SC allows the 17 disqualified MLAs to contest …
  • For highlighting Kashmir issue: Overseas Friends of BJP in UK to oppose Labour Party in elections 13 Nov 2019 01:41 For highlighting Kashmir issue: Overseas Friends of BJP in UK to oppose Labour Party in elections LONDON: Narendra Modi’s government has been accused of interfering in UK’s upcoming general elections after a group in Britain affiliated with the Bhartiya …
  • Setback for BJP as India's financial capital placed under direct rule 12 Nov 2019 17:14 Mahara­shtra was ruled by the BJP and its right-wing region­al ally Shiv Sena ahead of electi­ons A file photo of Narendra Modi. PHOTO: REUTERS MUMBAI: India’s financial capital plunged into political uncertainty on Tuesday after the president imposed …
  • UK's Labour Party Steps In To Counter Anti-India Stance Over Kashmir 12 Nov 2019 14:17 Labour Party will not adopt any anti-India or anti-Pakistan position over Kashmir, it said. London: Britain's Opposition Labour Party has stepped in to counter its perceived anti-India stance to urge that the Kashmir issue not be allowed to divide …
  • After Hiatus, Rajapaksa Brothers Set To Win Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 12 Nov 2019 14:17 Brothers Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa after handing over nomination papers for the election Colombo: The Rajapaksas, best known for the brutal defeat of separatist Tamil rebels and then drawing Sri Lanka into China's orbit when the West and …
  • What does India's ruling Hindu nationalist party want to achieve? 12 Nov 2019 08:11 The moves have electrified his supporters but also sown unease among India's roughly 200 million Muslims as well as many liberals. Here is a factbox on what India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to achieve and how much progress it has …
  • India’s plot of meddling in UK elections exposed 12 Nov 2019 08:02 LONDON: Narendra Modi’s government has been accused of interfering in UK’s upcoming general elections after a group in Britain affiliated with the Bahartiya Janata Party (BJP) announced to campaign against the Labour Party – and support the Conservatives - …
  • India to invite foreign firms to invest in state-owned oil companies 12 Nov 2019 07:39 ABU DHABI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - International energy firms will be invited to participate in India’s privatisation of state-owned oil companies, the country’s Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said late on Monday. Pradhan said Indian Prime Minister Narendra …
  • Ram temple provides substratum to India’s identity (Column: Spy’s Eye) 12 Nov 2019 04:12 The judicial resolution of the 70-year-old Ayodhya dispute has mitigated the most inflammatory cause of Hindu-Muslim divide in India and given relief to the average citizens engaged in pursuing their livelihood in peace. The unanimous verdict of the …
  • US-Aligned Brazil to Welcome Russia, China, India, South Africa 12 Nov 2019 02:37 BRASILIA – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is set to receive the leaders of Russia, China, India and South Africa later this week at a time when he is aligned with the United States – not traditionally the case at BRICS summits. Russian President …
  • British Indians warn Hindu nationalist party not to meddle in UK elections 11 Nov 2019 21:42 British Indians in one of the country’s most diverse boroughs have warned against attempts to divide voters in the general election along ethnic or religious lines. Last week, a UK support group for the BJP, India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party, said it …
  • TN Seshan, who led game-changing electoral reforms in India, cremated in Chennai 11 Nov 2019 14:42 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Amidst pouring condolences from political leaders, bureaucrats and citizens, the mortal remains of TN Seshan, India's tenth Chief Election Commissioner, was cremated on Monday. Seshan was widely known for reforming the …
  • Factbox: What does India's ruling Hindu nationalist party want to achieve? 11 Nov 2019 14:19 (Reuters) - Six months after he was re-elected, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on course to have delivered on two big promises of his agenda: Stripping Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy and moving towards building a temple on a …
  • T N Seshan, man who redefined elections, passes away; Modi condoles 11 Nov 2019 10:56 T N Seshan, who strode the Indian Administrative Service like a colossus and showed politicians the real power of the Election Commission of India, died at his residence in Chennai late on Sunday night. He was to turn 87 next month. Seshan became an icon …
  • Protests in Chile, Bolivia threaten India’s search for assets in 'Lithium Triangle' 11 Nov 2019 10:26 KOLKATA (miningweekly.com) – Civil unrest and violence in Chile and prospects of tougher security norms, together with unrelenting protests over a disputed electoral process in Bolivia, have thrown a spanner in the wheels of Indian mining companies’ …
  • T N Seshan: A strict and bold man, known for cleaning up India's electoral system 11 Nov 2019 09:59 Mumbai: Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan (T N Seshan), the man was known and credited for reforming Indian election process, passed away at 86 on November 10, 2019.  He was the 10th Chief Election Commissioner of India (1990–96), who reformed elections by …
  • Article 370 gone and Ram Temple on the way: What does Modi’s New India look like? 11 Nov 2019 09:11 So much has been accomplished by the Hindutva forces in the last 10 months that it is hard to predict what comes next. When the year began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announcing, introducing and passing a Constitutional Amendment …
  • India's BJP suffers setback as richest state slips out of its control 11 Nov 2019 08:50 First major politi­cal blow to Modi’s ruling party as it parts way with region­al ally Shiv Sena due to intern­al strife­ A security personnel stands next to the symbol of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), during an election campaign rally …
  • TN Seshan, India’s reformer election czar, dies... 11 Nov 2019 06:48  10 Nov 2019 - 20:12 TN Seshan in 1993. (Photo courtesy: Indian Express/RK Dayal) The man who reformed elections in India, TN Seshan, died on Sunday, aged 86, at his residence in Chennai, TheNewsMinute.com reports. Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan born …
  • India's ruling party suffers setback as richest state slips out of its control 11 Nov 2019 06:37 MUMBAI (Reuters) - In a setback, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has decided not to form the government in the western state of Maharashtra - the country’s richest - leaving opposition groups scrambling on Monday to cobble together an …
  • India, Ghana experts to assist GECOM – Chairwoman 11 Nov 2019 06:33 Chairwoman of the Guyana Elections Com-mission (GECOM), Justice Claudette Singh, says GECOM is anticipating the assistance of two  experts from Ghana and India. They are expected later this month, Justice Singh said. The support of these two persons is …
  • TN Seshan's bold initiatives led India's game changing electoral reforms 11 Nov 2019 06:19 CHENNAI:: Tough and a stickler to the rulebook, TN Seshan fearlessly took on both inert officials and slack political parties to ensure fair and free elections in the country during his trail-blazing six-year stint between 1990 and 1996 as the chief …
  • India’s Soundtrack of Hate, With a Pop Sheen 10 Nov 2019 21:16 RAIPUR, India — The Indian pop star, swaddled in gold-trimmed tulle, stepped to the front of the stage at a neighborhood concert. Thunder effects crackled through speakers stacked near an electronics store. “Every house will be saffron!” the singer, Laxmi …
  • A no-nonsense man, TN Seshan cleaned up India’s electoral system (Obit) 10 Nov 2019 20:14 Chennai/New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) T.N. Seshan brought back faith in the Indian electoral system at a time when Indian elections were synonymous with booth rigging and misuse of government machinery. The no-nonsense Seshan, an IAS officer of 1955 batch …
  • Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan, man behind India's electoral reforms, passes away 10 Nov 2019 18:31 By Online Desk Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan passed away at his residence in Chennai on Sunday. Seshan suffered a cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 87. Born in Palakkad district of Kerala, the 1955 batch …
  • Guyana ready for free and fair elections 10 Nov 2019 17:49 GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh, has assured that measures have been put in place to ensure that March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections are free and fair. This includes …
  • How Ayodhya changed India's politics 10 Nov 2019 03:20 In the complex world of Indian politics, the BJP rules today. The dominant force in the NDA alliance bagged 303 seats out a possible 543 in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The saffron party received 37% votes, a jump of over 6% since 2014. BJP’s chief rival, …
  • India's Supreme Court approves Hindu temple on disputed land 09 Nov 2019 21:43 Issued on: 09/11/2019 - 15:09 India’s Supreme Court on Saturday ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country’s north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque — a verdict in a highly …
  • Lanka elections too quiet for comfort 09 Nov 2019 18:31 Colombo seemed unusually devoid of tourists last week. Tourism suffered grievously as a consequence of the terror bombings of churches and hotels in April by some fanatics claiming allegiance to Daesh. According to a manager of a hotel occupancy was down …
  • GECOM welcomes elections observers 09 Nov 2019 06:47 WHILE some members of the opposition have accused the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) of refusing to accept offers from organisations to observe the upcoming elections, Chair of the Commission, Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh, has stated that nothing …
  • 650,000+ registered to vote in upcoming elections … Former Chief Election Officers of Canada, India, Ghana to advise GECOM 09 Nov 2019 06:40 Nov 09, 2019 News 0 By Kemol King Recent estimates of Guyana’s population tend to place it at 750,000. Sometimes, it hits 800,000 if those doing the assessment are generous. It has not gotten much higher because Guyana’s emigration rate is unusually high. …
  • Ayodhya dispute: India's top court announces verdict, orders alternate land for a mosque 09 Nov 2019 05:50 India’s security forces are on high alert as the Supreme Court announces its verdict in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in …
  • India: Ayodhya Issue – Social Verdict to be Watched for! 08 Nov 2019 23:42 by Nilofar Suhrawardy 8 November 2019 Notwithstanding speculations and apprehensions voiced about the possible tension that Supreme Court’s verdict on the controversial Ayodhya-issue lead to, certain things cannot be ignored. Prior to elaborating to …