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Sibal Writes To Authorities In UP, Uttarakhand; Seeks Preventive Measures At Proposed 'Dharam Sansad' Events

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

On behalf of the petitioners in the hate speeches case in Supreme Court, Sibal wrote to the district magistrates of Aligarh and Haridwar urging them to take preventive measures including imposition of Section 144 to prevent holding of such events.

With Moratorium On Physical Rallies, BJP Launches 'Door-To-Door' Campaign Across UP

Jan 11, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Starting the campaign in the state capital Lucknow, UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh knocked doors of houses in Ballu Adda area and pasted stickers outside the homes and also applied 'tilak' on the forehead of some house owners.


EC Must Curb Rising Misuse Of Religion In Politics During Polls: Mayawati

Claiming her party to be a "disciplined" one, she sought to assure that it will strictly adhere to the model code of conduct for which the party cadre too will be instructed separately.

UP: Political Party Hoardings, Posters Being Removed As Code Of Conduct Comes Into Effect

Jan 09, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

District Magistrate of Lucknow Abhishek Prakash said as per the directives of the Election Commission of India, the model code of conduct has been implemented, and it will be strictly adhered to.


EC Banks On Vaccination For 'Covid-Safe' Polls

He said that in absolute figures, as of January 7, more than 15 crore people in these five states together have got the first dose of vaccine and more than nine crore had been administered both doses.

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08 January, 2022

People Waiting To Uproot BJP Govt In Up: Akhilesh

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On being pointed out that the EC has banned the holding of physical rallies or other modes of the physical campaign till January 15 at least, he said the party would abide by the EC decisions effective till January 15 and also the ones that would be taken after it.


08 January, 2022

Ensure Social Distancing, Limit Number Of People In Rallies: Healthcare Experts To Poll-bound States

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Healthcare experts cautioned that any violations of rules at this critical time can have severe repercussions in view of the current COVID-19 situation in the country.


08 January, 2022

Election Commission Announces Dates For State Assembly Polls, Bans Physical Rallies

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The elections have huge political significance with BJP ruling four of these five states, while it is making a big push to capture Congress-ruled Punjab, where the Aam Aadmi Party is also emerging as an important player.


08 January, 2022

Election Dates Announced For UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa And Manipur; Check Schedule Here

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Assembly elections 2022: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the dates for the election schedule in five states including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur.


08 January, 2022

Rijiju Lauds Central Govt's Efforts Towards Electoral Reforms

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Alleging that opposition parties were spreading lies that by linking Aadhaar and voter ID it would become known to whom the voter is going to cast his vote, Rijiju said the people should not be taken as stupid for they know well who is spreading lies and who is telling the truth.


06 January, 2022

PIB accreditation: Journalists' bodies seek I&B minister's intervention, flag concerns

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In a joint letter to the minister, they have said that an “inordinate delay” in the annual processing of renewal of the PIB cards has caused “misgivings” among the mediapersons who are doing press coverage of the various ministries of the Union government.


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03 January, 2022

Lawyer writes to CEC to defer upcoming Assembly polls in view of Covid situation

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Senior advocate Adish C Aggarwala claimed that the second wave of COVID-19 was the worst tragedy witnessed by India since the partition and that it became severe also due to the negligence committed by the people of the country during the elections held in four states -- Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal -- and in the Union Territory of Puducherry.


30 December, 2021

Uttar Pradesh Polls Should Be Held On Time With Covid-19 Protocol: Election Commission

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All parties agreed to hold Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections on time following all Covid-19 protocols, said Election Commission on Thursday.


29 December, 2021

Keep UP Addl Chief Home Secy Awasthi away from poll process: Cong to ECI

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The UP Congress party raised the demand during its meeting with Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and elections commissioners Rajeev Kumar and Anoop Chandra Pandey.


28 December, 2021

Polls In 5 States Amid Omicron Scare: C'garh CM Targets EC; Asks If BJP Wants UP Elections Postponed

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Baghel said all eyes are now on the EC's decision, adding that the poll body did not stop West Bengal elections, held between March 27 and April 29 this year, even when there was a wave.


27 December, 2021

EC Urges Health Secretary To Expedite Covid-19 Vaccination In 5 Poll-Bound States

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The EC noted that the percentage of those administered the first dose of coronavirus vaccine was still less in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Manipur, while it was nearing 100 per cent in Uttarakhand and Goa.


26 December, 2021

OBC Quota: MP Cabinet Decides To Withdraw Ordinance Related To Panchayat Polls

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On the basis of this ordinance, the panchayat election process was started as per the delimitation and reservation rotation of 2014.


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26 December, 2021

Odisha Promulgates Ordinance Making Provision Of Jail Term For False Info

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The ordinance said that any elected member of the three-tier panchayati raj institutions (PRI) will be disqualified if he/she has not furnished an affidavit containing particulars relating to his criminal antecedents, assets and liabilities and educational qualification at the time of filing of nomination.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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