In March this year, the apex court had said that reservation in favour of OBCs in concerned local bodies in Maharashtra cannot exceed aggregate 50 per cent of the total seats reserved for Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and OBCs taken together.
Located about 29 km from the India-China border, the polling station covers two villages— Tashigang and Gete. The polling parties have reached the destination despite extreme cold conditions and snowfall in the area.
The Election Commission has chosen three polling booths in Himachal Pradesh to be manned by persons with disabilities (PWDs).
This seasonal migration was one of the reasons for the lower polling percentage in the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Lahaul-Spiti and Pangi areas than in the rest of the state.
Congress had protested his use of war medals and military honours in the poll campaign.
'Soon, a letter will be written to the Election Commission that surveys in the garb of business, by media organisations and other agencies be banned six months before the elections, so that the polls in the particular state are not influenced,' she said.
According to its Election Expenditure Statement submitted to the Election Commission, The DMK in Tamil Nadu spent over Rs 114.14 crore in electioneering.
The polling for by-polls is underway in West Bengal’s three constituencies, including Bhawanipur from where the state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting.
Preetinder Singh, DIG, Saharanpur range said the order came on Friday on the directive of the Election Commission, which stated that police officers cannot remain posted in the district going to polls if they have served in the same place for at least three years.
Muskan has been named a ‘youth Icon’ by the Election Commission (EC) for enhancing electoral participation in the next year’s assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh
Mamata Banerjee has to be elected by November 5 to continue as the chief minister
There are allegations that chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur is making administrative changes to get officers of his choice at key positions before 2022 assembly polls.
The EC said as per electoral law, the seats of retiring members are to be filled before their six-year term ends by holding biennial polls.
The Supreme Court said that media coverage of the court is part of freedom of the press.
At least six people were killed in post-poll violence in different parts of the state till Tuesday.
EC said that the remarks of ‘murder charges’ made by the Madras High Court against the Constitutional body were unwarranted and such conclusive remarks should not have been made without hearing the poll panel.
While hearing a plea filed by the EC, the Supreme Court said media should be able to report all the proceedings of high courts to ensure accountability.
Suvendu Adhikary claimed victory in Nandigram by 1,736 votes, TMC likely to move court on counting.
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As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.