3 December 2018


Search Results for Tag : Election

Judgments

Displaying flag and symbol on party office in proximity of election booth constitutes canvassing(20.08.2015)

The Court dismissed a petition by the Bharatiya Janata Party against the orders of the Election Officer calling for it to close its symbol and vacate .....

Tags : Election, party office, flag, canvassing, proximity, booth

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Gujarat HC quashes Gujarat Election Commission's order to postpone elections(23.10.2015)

The Gujarat High Court held Gujarat Election Commission’s act of postponing elections to be illegal. It opined that the recent unrest in the State was.....

Tags : Ordinance, constitution, Gujarat, municipal, election

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Court dismisses petition against Devendra Fadnavis for not disclosing imprisonable offences in nomination(19.08.2015)

Determining an application against a petition against Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, for not having disclosed pending cha.....

Tags : Election, material fact, disclosure, nomination

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Supreme court upholds minimum educational requirements to contest polls(10.12.2015)

The Supreme Court upheld amendments effected by the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015 which specified educational criteria for those lookin.....

Tags : Haryana, election, panchayat, criteria

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Late submission of OBC certificate to not be overlooked in ‘pedantic’ manner(24.02.2016)

A candidate appearing in an examination under the OBC category remains eligible for selection to the post advertised, despite not submitting the OBC c.....

Tags : Reservation, certificate, provisional list, selection

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Cleanup begins after KPSC “deceit”(21.06.2016)

Karnataka High Court held the procedure followed by Karnataka Public Service Commission in preparing the list of candidates admitted to the written ex.....

Tags : karnataka, public services, selection, nepotism

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When substantial public interest involved or transaction is malafide, only then Court can interfere in commercial transactions(30.09.2016)

Petitioner, a company engaged in business of supply and installation of modular furniture since 1993 and which had submitted its technical bid in resp.....

Tags : Bid, Selection, Pre-qualification level

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Decision to represent India in a sporting event, best left to experts, interference by Court in selection criteria not called for.(11.08.2016)

Petitioner seeks quashing of action of Union of India and Sports Authority of India respectively in not selecting Petitioner for participation in Rio .....

Tags : Selection Criteria, Qualification System, Eligibility

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Wide powers conferred upon the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, cannot be invoked as a matter of right(21.10.2016)

By present petition, Petitioner challenged judgment passed by caste scrutiny committee, the order passed by Commissioner, Solapur Municipal Corporatio.....

Tags : Election, Invalidation, Caste claim

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Every candidate has to disclose educational qualification to subserve right to information of voter(28.10.2016)

Appellant has filed present appeal aggrieved by judgment of High Court of Manipur by which his election to Manipur Legislative Assembly from Moirang A.....

Tags : False declaration, Election, Void

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Committee may consider opinion of Vigilance Cell though Vigilance report is not binding on Scrutiny Committee(13.12.2016)

Petitioner has invoked writ jurisdiction and sought to challenge order passed by Divisional Caste Scrutiny Committee No.3, thereby invalidating Caste .....

Tags : Election, Caste Certificate, Authenticity

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Officers of credit society facing liquidation not disabled from enforcing or performing certain rights and obligations attached to the office(16.11.2016)

Issue in facts of present case is relating to participation of members of the Managing Committees of co-operative societies (against whom proceedings .....

Tags : Election, Right, Participation

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A candidate is disqualified on his failure to lodge true, correct and genuine account of his bona fide election expenses(14.07.2017)

Petitioner is aggrieved by order passed by Chief Election Commission vide which Petitioner stood disqualified under Section 10-A of Representation of .....

Tags : Election expenses, Account, Disqualification

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It is settled law that, rules once framed, cannot be modified by executive orders(22.09.2017)

The Applicants were candidates for the post of Head Constable (Male) in Transport Department, for which selection process was initiated by the Respond.....

Tags : Selection, Race event, Legality

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Executive Directors are authorized to extend validity of waiting lists of candidates for further period of one year(13.11.2017)

The Petitioner, working as Junior Engineer with Respondent No. 1-the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Limited ("the MSEDCL") has approached .....

Tags : Disciplinary proceedings, Pendency, Selection

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Selection process has to be conducted strictly in accordance with stipulated selection procedure which needs to be scrupulously maintained(16.05.2018)

In facts of present case, the notice of Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2014 ('CGLE-2014'), issued by the Respondent-Staff Selection Commission (.....

Tags : Recruitment, Selection, Grant

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When there is variance in advertisement and in statutory Rules, it is statutory Rules which take precedence(31.01.2018)

In facts of present case, the Appellant belongs to other backward caste who has passed graduation (B.A.) with Psychology and has also done post-gradua.....

Tags : Selection, Appointment, Denial

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If selection is found to be tainted in any manner, it is always open to concerned authority to annul such selection to maintain purity of selection process(04.04.2018)

Present matter arises out of Selection conducted by the Karnataka Public Service Commission ("KPSC") pursuant to Notification dated 3rd November, 2011.....

Tags : Selection, Annulment, Validity

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Court normally will not interfere in the middle, when the process of election is set in motion(16.10.2018)

Present writ petition is filed seeking issuance of a Writ of Certiorarified Mandamus to quash the impugned Election Plan Notification under dated 18th.....

Tags : Election process, Stall, Grant

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Notifications & Circulars

An Empowered Expert Committee to select ten private and ten public institutions of Eminence(12.03.2018)

University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued / notified enabling regulatory architecture in the form of UGC (Declaration of Govt. Educational Institu.....

Tags : Empowered committee, Selection, Institutions

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10 Cities selected for pilot project of Multi-Modal Electric Public Transport under FAME India(27.12.2017)

The Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Anant Geete has announced today that the Government is providing Rs 437 crore subsidy to .....

Tags : Pilot project, Cities, Selection

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Notice given by the Returning Officer regarding the election to fill the office of the President of India(14.06.2017)

O.N.42(E).--Whereas a notification under sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, for the holding o.....

Tags : Notice, Election, President

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Production of EPIC's by the voters during the current bye-election to the House of People from 02-Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency(18.01.2017)

Whereas, Section 61 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 provides that with a view to preventing impersonation of electors, so as to make the.....

Tags : Bye-election, EPIC, Production

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UIAI to become functional soon(12.07.2016)

Marking the ever nearer constitution of the Unique Identification Authority of India, the Central government introduced the Unique Identification Auth.....

Tags : Uiai, adhaar, selection, panel

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Compulsory manual selection of cases for scrutiny during FY 2016-17(13.07.2016)

The Central Board of Direct Taxes laid down fresh criteria and procedure for manual selection of returns or cases for compulsory scrutiny during the 2.....

Tags : manual selection, income tax, compulsory scrutiny

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Selection of Special Public Prosecutors for handling CBEC cases before Courts(29.02.2016)

The Central Board of Excise and Customs issued guidelines for selection of Special Public Prosecutors for handling CBEC cases in Subordinate Courts, C.....

Tags : cbec, prosecutor, selection, guidelines

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Compulsory manual selection of cases for scrutiny during the Financial Year 2015-2016(31.08.2015)

The Central Board of Direct Taxes lay down procedure and criteria for manual selection of returns and cases for scrutiny during the financial-year 201.....

Tags : Tax, scrutiny, cases, manual selection

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News

Calcutta High Court Questions IAS Officer Alapan Bandyopadhyay’s Appointment as SEC(12.10.2015)

Calcutta HC has questioned State Govt’s decision to appoint senior IAS officer Alapan Bandyopadhyay, as the acting State Election Commissioner (SEC) a.....

Tags : Calcutta HC , State Govt, IAS Officer Alapan Bandyopadhyay, State Election Commissioner

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Gujarat High Court Issues Notice to Govt., EC on PIL Alleging Minister’s Fake MBA Degree(14.10.2015)

Gujarat HC has served notices to State Government, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shankar Chaudhary and Election Commission (EC) on a.....

Tags : Gujarat HC , State Government, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare , Election Commission

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Gujarat High Court Slams State Election Commission(15.10.2015)

Gujarat HC has slammed State Election Commission and said that election commission was for furtherance democracy and not for diluting the process of l.....

Tags : Gujarat HC, State Election Commission

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SC Rejects Plea against PM Modi over 2012 Gujarat Assembly Election Affidavit(16.10.2015)

Supreme Court has rejected plea seeking legal action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly filing a defective affidavit relating to his m.....

Tags : Supreme Court , 2012 Gujarat Assembly elections, Modi

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Gujarat HC Calls Ordinance for Delaying Civic Body Polls ‘Unconstitutional’(21.10.2015)

Gujarat High Court has said that an ordinance or executive order by Gujarat Government, meant to delay civic body polls in the state, is unconstitutio.....

Tags : Gujarat High Court,Election Commission

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Gujarat High Court asks SEC to include NOTA in Gujarat Local Body Elections(02.11.2015)

Gujarat High Court has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to include option of NOTA (None Of The Above) in the upcoming local body polls in the .....

Tags : Gujarat High Court, State Election Commission

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Gujarat HC Directs SEC to do NOTA Promotion for Local Body Elections(17.11.2015)

Gujarat High Court has ordered State Election Commission (SEC) to further promote option of None Of The Above or NOTA among voters in coming local bod.....

Tags : Gujarat High Court, State Election Commission , NOTA

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Gujarat HC Cancels Candidature of Underage Contestant(30.11.2015)

Gujarat HC has canceled candidature of an underage candidate in Jasdan muncipality after election officials cleared his nomination papers without prop.....

Tags : Gujarat HC , Jasdan muncipality election

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Gujarat HC to SEC: Make Poll Affidavits Available Online(01.12.2015)

Gujarat High Court has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to upload all the poll affidavits of candidates contesting local body polls within the.....

Tags : Gujarat High Court, State Election Commission

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Hyderabad HC Directs Election Commission on Mass Deletions from Voters List(04.12.2015)

Hyderabad High Court has directed Election Commission of India to pass final orders and intimate final decision by December 10, on mass deletion of 6......

Tags : Hyderabad High Court, Election Commission of India

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Delhi HC Asks SEC to Hold By-Polls to 13 Wards(21.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to hold by-elections to vacant seats in 13 municipal wards of Capital by April 30 next.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, State Election Commission

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Delhi HC for Bye- Elections in 13 MCD Wards Within 3 Months(29.01.2016)

Delhi High Court has directed State Election Commission to hold bye-elections within three months in 13 municipal wards of Delhi.

Tags : Delhi High Court , State Election Commission

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Karnataka HC Allows Govt. Employee Who Quit Job to Contest Zilla Panchayat Elections(08.02.2016)

Karnataka HC, while providing temporary reprieve to a 33-year-old employee of a government high school who “quit” his job to contest the elections to .....

Tags : Karnataka HC,State Election Commission

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P&H HC: Pregnancy No Hitch for AMC Selection(10.02.2016)

Punjab and Haryana HC has ruled that a woman candidate couldn't be permanently debarred from joining as doctor in Army Medical Corps (AMC) on ground t.....

Tags : Punjab and Haryana HC, AMC Selection

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Gujarat HC Observes Inconsistency In State And Central Election Commission Rules(05.04.2016)

Gujarat HC, while observing inconsistency in State and Central Election Commission Rules has said that both Commissions being Constitutional bodies sh.....

Tags : Gujarat HC, Election Commission Rules

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P&H High Court: Revisit Policy on Reserving Posts on Rotation Basis(18.04.2016)

P&H High Court, in a move to bring a significant development that may change the way gram panchayats elections are held in Haryana, has asked an Addit.....

Tags : P&H High Court, gram panchayats elections

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Delhi HC Sends Back to EC Plea to Cancel BSP Symbol 'Elephant'(11.07.2016)

Delhi HC has remanded back to Election Commission a plea seeking cancellation of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) symbol 'Elephant', for alleged misuse of pu.....

Tags : Delhi HC, Election Commission

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Delhi High Court Tells Police to Change British-Era Norms of Selection(18.07.2016)

Delhi High Court has said that "summary/ordinary conviction should not be treated as a conviction for entry or retention in government service”, there.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Selection, British-era

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SC Issues Notice on PIL for Making Politicians’ Wealth Source Public(20.07.2016)

SC has issued notice to Centre and Election Commission seeking their response to a PIL for making politicians declare their sources of income in their.....

Tags : SC , Centre , Election Commission

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SC Issues Guidelines for Selection Process of Judicial Officers(27.07.2016)

SC has issued guidelines to make selection process more transparent for appointment of Judicial Officers for trial courts in the national capital.

Tags : SC , Selection Process of Judicial Officers

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Madras HC Cancels Civic Polls Notification(05.10.2016)

Madras HC has set aside notification for civic polls issued by Tamil Nadu State Election Commission and directed Commission to issue fresh notificatio.....

Tags : Madras HC, Tamil Nadu State Election Commission

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Delhi Court Seeks Clarification from Election Commission on Smriti Irani’s Educational Qualification(07.10.2016)

A Delhi Court has sought further clarifications from the Election Commission of India over a plea alleging Smriti Irani’s educational qualifications t.....

Tags : Delhi Court, Election Commission of India, Smriti Irani, Educational Qualifications

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Madras HC Sets Aside Order Disqualifying Panchayat President(14.10.2016)

Madras High Court has set aside an order issued by Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC) disqualifying a Panchayat president, on ground that th.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Tamil Nadu State Election Commission

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Madras HC Notices State Government, Opposition over Local Body Polls(19.10.2016)

Madras High Court has noticed Principal Opposition Party - DMK and State Government on an appeal moved by Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC).....

Tags : Madras High Court, Tamil Nadu State Election Commission

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SC Says, "Religion, In Any Form, Should Not Be Brought Into Any Election”(21.10.2016)

Supreme Court while observing that religion should not be used to invoke votes, has said that, Parliament has done nothing in last two decades to stop.....

Tags : Supreme Court, religion, Election

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Madras HC Rules ‘Mere FIR Cannot Debar a Candidate from Contesting Election’(27.10.2016)

Madras High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking to reject nomination of AIADMK candidate for Aravakurichi constituency, Senthil Balaji, stating that an .....

Tags : Madras HC, FIR, Election, Aravakurichi, AIADMK

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SC Asks Navjot Singh Sidhu to Face Trial in 2009 Lok Sabha Election Case(27.10.2016)

Supreme Court has Politician Navjot Singh Sidhu to face trial in an Election Petition accusing him of excessive spending on newspaper advertisements a.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Election Case

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Supreme Court Defers Hearing of Election Petition against Sonia Gandhi(27.10.2016)

Supreme Court has deferred hearing of a plea challenging Sonia Gandhi's Election from Rae Bareli Lok Sabha Constituency in 2014 on the issue of her ci.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Sonia Gandhi, Election, Rae Bareli

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Madras HC Notices Electoral Officer over Plea Challenging Jayalalitha’s Election(02.11.2016)

Madras High Court has issued notice to Chief Electoral Officer on a petition questioning election of Chief Minister J Jayalalitha from RK Nagar assemb.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Jayalalitha, RK Nagar, election

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Madras HC Slams Advocate for Casting Aspersions on Election Commission(02.11.2016)

Madras High Court came down heavily on an advocate for filing a Public Interest Litigation to postpone elections to Aravakurichi and Thanjavur Assembl.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Aravakurichi, Thanjavur, Election Commission

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Supreme Court Dismisses Plea to Delay Annual Budget(23.01.2017)

Supreme Court has rejected plea seeking postponement of Union Budget presentation ahead of upcoming assembly polls in five States.

Tags : Supreme Court, Union Budget, Elections

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RBI Rejects EC Request to Enhance Withdrawal Limits For Poll Candidates(30.01.2017)

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected request of Election Commission (EC) to enhance weekly cash-withdrawal limit, imposed after demonetisation, fo.....

Tags : Reserve Bank of India, Election Commission

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Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea Against Disclosure of Income Sources by Poll Candidates(30.01.2017)

Supreme Court has refused to hear petition filed by Lucknow-based NGO Lok Prahari seeking disclosure of sources of income by candidates for Parliament.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Disclosure of Income, Elections

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Delhi HC Seeks Election Commission's Reply Over Plea on Poll Freebies(02.02.2017)

Delhi High Court has asked Election Commission (EC) to respond on steps taken to comply with Supreme Court’s directions on poll freebies.

Tags : Delhi High Court , Election Commission, Supreme Court, Election

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Bombay High Court Rejects Plea to Suspend Conviction of NCPS Poll Aspirant(06.02.2017)

Bombay High Court has refused to suspend conviction of a Pune-based NCP member in an attempt to murder case, to allow him to file nomination for upcom.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, NCPS, election

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Allahabad High Court: Ensure Free & Fair Election in Kairana(07.02.2017)

Allahabad High Court has directed Uttar Pradesh DGP and other authorities to ensure law and order and facilitate free and fair polling in Kairana town.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Kairana, Election

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Delhi HC: Court Must Not Interfere in Poll Process(07.02.2017)

Delhi High Court has observed that Courts should ordinarily refrain from interfering with election process once it has commenced and even if there is .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Election

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Bombay HC Directs SEC to Consider Reshma Bhosale As Independent Candidate(09.02.2017)

Bombay High Court has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to consider Reshma Bhosale as an independent candidate, contradicting decision of Retur.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Reshma Bhosale, Election Commission

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Punjab & Haryana HC Stays MCG Election(09.02.2017)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed process to hold MCG elections on a plea that challenged redrawing of ward boundaries, which was undertaken as.....

Tags : Punjab and Haryana High Court , MCG elections

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Madras HC to SEC: Conduct Civic Polls By May 14(21.02.2017)

Madras High Court has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to complete local body elections no later than May 14.

Tags : Madras High Court, local body elections

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Delhi HC: A Person in Custody Has No Vested Right to be Released For Poll Canvassing(27.02.2017)

Delhi High Court has refused parole to gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to campaign in ongoing Uttar Pradesh election.

Tags : Delhi High Court, Uttar Pradesh election

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Madras High Court Quashes Plea Challenging Jayalalithaa’s Election(09.03.2017)

Madras High Court has quashed a petition challenging victory of Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from R K Nagar constituency in May 201.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Jayalalithaa, Election

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Orissa HC Quashes Amendment to Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules(31.03.2017)

Orissa High Court has quashed the state government's amendment to Rule 51 of Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules of 1994.

Tags : Orissa High Court, Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules

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ECI Tightens Poll Code Norms for Electronic and Print Media(31.03.2017)

Election Commission of India (ECI) has tightened poll code norms for electronic and print media by disallowing poll outcome forecasts by political ana.....

Tags : Election Commission of India, poll code norms

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Delhi High Court: Candidature Rejection For Failing to Declare Gender 'Improper'(15.05.2017)

Delhi High Court has declared as improper rejection of a woman’s candidature for Municipal Elections on the ground of her having failed to declare her.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Election, Candidature

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Rajasthan High Court Grants Permission to Count Votes for State Cricket Association Election 2017(30.05.2017)

Rajasthan High Court has granted permission for counting of votes for Rajasthan Cricket Association elections on June 2.

Tags : Rajasthan High Court, Rajasthan Cricket Association Elections

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Uttarakhand High Court: Don't Criticize Use of Electronic Voting Machines in Elections(05.06.2017)

Uttarakhand High Court has barred all political parties, non-government organisations and individuals from “criticising the use of Electronic Voting M.....

Tags : Uttarakhand High Court, Elections

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Madras High Court: Amend Laws to Ensure Speedy Disposal of Election Petitions(12.06.2017)

Madras High Court has called upon State to make an endeavour to bring necessary amendments so as to see that election petitions/disputes are determine.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Election Petitions

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SC: Maintain Secular Ethos of Constitution by Keeping Election a Secular Exercise(02.01.2017)

Supreme Court, while hearing several petitions in Hindutva case, has said that no politician can seek vote in name of caste, creed, or religion and d.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Hindutva, 1995 Judgment, caste, creed, religion, election

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Delhi HC Disposes Petition Seeking to Quash Bar Election(05.01.2017)

Delhi High Court has said that it hopes impending elections to Delhi Bar Association are conducted in a free and fair manner and in congenial atmosphe.....

Tags : Delhi HC, Delhi Bar Association, Election

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Supreme Court Asks Election Commission, ‘By When Will You Introduce Paper Trail in EVMs’(06.01.2017)

Supreme Court has asked Election Commission to spell out time frame within which it would introduce Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in EVMs.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Election Commission, Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail

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Supreme Court Quashes Plea For 'Urgent Hearing' of Petition to Defer Budget Presentation(06.01.2017)

Supreme Court has refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking postponement of presentation of Union Budget due to assembly elections in five States.

Tags : Supreme Court , Union Budget, assembly elections

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Punjab & Haryana HC Asks Election Commission to Check Drugs Supply During Elections(10.01.2017)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab and Chief Election Commissioner of India to ensure that drugs are not suppli.....

Tags : Punjab and Haryana High Court, Election Commissioner, drugs, election

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Delhi HC Slams Lawyers For ‘Defacing’ Court Premises With Election Posters(12.01.2017)

Delhi High Court came down heavily on lawyers for “defacing” court premises by putting up posters for the upcoming elections for Executive Committee o.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Election Posters, Delhi Bar Association

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Hyderabad HC Refuses to Stay Cricket Association’s Election(12.01.2017)

Hyderabad High Court has refused to stay elections of Hyderabad Cricket Association scheduled to be held on January 17.

Tags : Hyderabad High Court, Hyderabad Cricket Association, Election

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Supreme Court: 'No Law to Bar Centre From Advancing Union Budget'(13.01.2017)

Supreme Court, while asking for legal provisions in support of plea seeking postponement of Budget presentation due to Assembly Elections in five Stat.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Annual Budget, 2017-18, Assembly Elections

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Delhi HC Rejects Plea on Simultaneous Lok Sabha- Assembly Polls, But Calls it ‘Good Idea’(09.11.2016)

Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking directions to Election Commission of India to conduct simultaneous Lok Sabha and State Assembly Polls in .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Election Commission, Lok Sabha- Assembly Polls

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Madras HC Directs EC to File Affidavit on Assembly Polls Expenses(15.11.2016)

Madras High Court has directed Election Commission (EC) to file an affidavit of expenses incurred for conduct of Assembly Elections to Aravakurichi an.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Election Commission, Polls Expenses

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SC Seeks Center, Election Commission's Views over Lifetime Ban on Convicted Politicians(15.09.2016)

SC has formally sought views of Centre and Election Commission on a public interest litigation demanding a lifetime ban on convicted politicians after.....

Tags : SC , Centre , Election Commission, Convicted politicians

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Madras HC Irks over Cases Filed in view Of Forthcoming Local Body Elections(26.09.2016)

Madras HC has irked and said that no one can be allowed to use the High Court as a platform to settle either personal or political scores in view of t.....

Tags : Madras HC, Local Body Elections

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Madras HC Stays Proceedings against Puducherry Minister over False Details in his Election Affidavit(03.10.2016)

Madras HC has stayed further proceedings against Puducherry Minister Malladi Krishna Rao on file of the Judicial Magistrate Court at Yanam which has a.....

Tags : Madras HC , election

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SC to Centre: Why No Transparent Procedure For Appointing CEC & ECs?(05.07.2017)

Supreme Court has posed several pointed questions to Centre regarding the lack of proper procedure for appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Election Commissioners

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SC Seeks EC’s Reply Over Plea for VVPAT Use in Upcoming Gujarat Polls(07.07.2017)

Supreme Court has sought response from Election Commission on a PIL seeking to conduct upcoming Gujarat assembly election through Voter-verified Paper.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Election Commission

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CBDT Issues Guidelines for Selection of Cases for Scrutiny for the year 2017-18(10.07.2017)

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued guidelines for compulsory selection of returns/ cases require scrutiny for the year 2017-18.

Tags : Guidelines for Selection of Cases

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SC Questions EC Silence on Barring Convicted Lawmakers for Life from Electoral Politics(12.07.2017)

Supreme Court has pulled up Election Commission for not taking a clear stand on whether lawmakers be barred for life from contesting elections after b.....

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Gauhati HC: Bye-Elections Can Be Held Even If Member’s Remainder Term Is Less Than A Year(14.07.2017)

Gauhati High Court has observed that there is no bar on Election Commission of India to fill up the casual vacancy even if the remainder of the term o.....

Tags : Gauhati High Court, Bye-Elections

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Madras HC Directs TNSEC to Submit Assets Declarations of all Elected Councillors(01.12.2016)

Madras High Court has directed Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC) to submit statements of declaration of assets made by all Elected Councill.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Tamil Nadu, Election Commission, Assets Declarations

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Punjab and Haryana HC Rules ‘MLAs, MPs Can Vote in Local Bodies Election’(06.12.2016)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that MLAs and MPs are fully entitled to vote in elections for office-bearers of local bodies.

Tags : Punjab and Haryana High Court, MLAs, MPs, Local Bodies Election

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Allahabad HC Defers Judgment on PM Narendra Modi’s Election from Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat(06.12.2016)

Allahabad High Court has deferred pronouncement of verdict on petition challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election from Varanasi Lok Sabha sea.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Narendra Modi, election, Varanasi Lok Sabha

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Allahabad High Court Seeks Info Pertaining Dates of UP Assembly Elections(19.12.2016)

Allahabad High Court has asked Election Commission of India to apprise it about the dates of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.

Tags : Allahabad High Court, UP Assembly Elections

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Madras High Court Seeks Jayalalithaa's Fingerprint Details From Bengaluru Jail(29.11.2017)

Madras High Court Seeks Jayalalithaa's Fingerprint Details From Bengaluru Jail

Tags : The matter relates to a petition filed by P Saravanan, DMK candidate for the November 2016 Thirupparankundram Assembly bypoll, challenging the election of AIADMK's A K Bose.

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IOA Election Should Strictly Follow Sports Code Says Delhi High Court(14.12.2017)

Delhi High Court has refused to interfere in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections after advocate and well-known sports activist Rahul Mehra .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Election

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Bombay HC: Married Woman Can’t Rely On Husband’s Caste To Contest Reserved Seat(24.10.2017)

Bombay High Court has held that a married woman cannot simply rely on her husband’s caste to contest an election from a reserved seat.

Tags : Bombay HC, Election

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Supreme Court to EC: Don't Post Officials Facing Disciplinary Action in Gujarat Polls(31.10.2017)

Supreme Court has directed Election Commission (EC) not to post any official, against whom disciplinary proceedings have been initiated, in key positi.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Gujarat Election

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Ram Nath Kovind Sworn In As India’s 14th President(25.07.2017)

Ram Nath Kovind, administered oath by Chief Justice JS Khehar, is now the 14th President of India.

Tags : President Election

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#Selection & Appointment: SC Says 'Procedure Prescribed by Executive Valid If It Not in Conflict'(02.08.2017)

Supreme Court has held that in matter of selection and appointment, instructions pertaining to procedure of selection can be provided by Executive as .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Selection & Appointment

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#Election Affidavit: Gujarat HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Filing of Supporting Documents(03.08.2017)

Gujarat High Court has dismissed a plea seeking a direction requiring contesting candidates in elections to submit documents in support of averments m.....

Tags : Gujarat High Court, Election Affidavit

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Delhi HC Seeks Election Commission’s Response on Plea of 12 AAP MLAs(25.08.2017)

Delhi High Court has sought reply of the Election Commission on the plea of 12 AAP MLAs due to the poll panel’s decision to continue hearing a complai.....

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Madras HC Orders Conduct of Local Body Elections in TN by Nov. 17(04.09.2017)

Madras High Court has ordered conduct of local body elections in the State by November 17. The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission was ordered to iss.....

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Supreme Court: Unsuccessful Candidate is Estopped from Challenging Selection Process(14.09.2017)

Supreme Court has held that once a person took part in process of selection and was not found fit for appointment, the said person was estopped from c.....

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EC Has No Power To Recover Costs For Conducting Elections From Candidates: Madras High Court(18.06.2018)

Madras High Court has observed that Election Commission has no power to recover costs of preparations for conducting elections from contesting candida.....

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Madras High Court Upholds TTV Dhinakaran's Election From RK Nagar(21.06.2018)

Madras High Court has upheld election of AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran from the RK Nagar assembly constituency.

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Iraq's Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Electoral Recount(22.06.2018)

Iraq's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a manual recount of last month's legislative elections that resulted in a surprise victory for populist Sh.....

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US Supreme Court Partly Rejects Redrawn North Carolina Election Districts(29.06.2018)

U.S. Supreme Court threw out part of a lower court ruling that had invalidated a series of state legislative districts drawn by Republicans in North C.....

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Supreme Court Says 'No' to PIL Seeking to End Use of Black Money in Elections(10.07.2018)

Supreme Court has disposed of a PIL to curb “appalling effects of black money on free and fair election” asking the petitioner to approach the Electio.....

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Furnish Schedule for Holding Election to Local Bodies: Madras High Court(01.08.2018)

Madras High Court has directed the Commissioner of State Election Commission to furnish the schedule for holding election to the local bodies in the S.....

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Iraqi Supreme Court Ratifies May Election Results(20.08.2018)

Iraq's Supreme Court has ratified results of the country's May parliamentary election, setting in motion a 90-day constitutional deadline for the top .....

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Supreme Court Seeks Election Commission Response on Congress pleas(24.08.2018)

Supreme Court has sought Election Commission response on pleas filed by Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of names in .....

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Supreme Court: Voters Have Right to Know Candidate’s Criminal Antecedents(29.08.2018)

Supreme Court has said that voters have a right to know the antecedents of candidates and the Election Commission could be asked to direct political p.....

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Supreme Court Notice to EC on Misuse of EVMs(05.09.2018)

Supreme Court has sought response of the Election Commission on a PIL filed by Dehradun based journalist alleging unauthorised handling of EVMs by pri.....

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Can’t Direct Parliament To Make Filing Of False Affidavit For Election Nomination an Offence: SC(11.09.2018)

Agreeing that filing a false affidavit in elections is corrupt practice the Supreme Court has said it cannot, however, direct Parliament to legislate .....

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Election Candidates Must Advertise Their Crime Records in Media: Supreme Court(26.09.2018)

Supreme Court has directed that election candidates, after filing their nominations, should repeatedly make declarations in print and electronic media.....

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SC Rejects Plea to Reduce Time for Filing of Accounts of Election Expenses(04.10.2018)

Supreme Court has dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Government of India to heed the Election Commission’s proposal and take steps to reduce t.....

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Salary of Professors Insignificant in Election Duties: P&H High Court(10.10.2018)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that mere fact that some teachers are drawing higher salary than the Deputy Commissioner and therefore, cannot .....

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Supreme Court Scraps Congress Plea, Gives Clean Chit to EC(15.10.2018)

Supreme Court has dismissed pleas of Congress leaders challenging the fidelity of voter lists and said the Election Commission's bona fides should not.....

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Supreme Court Dismisses PIL for Action Against Political Parties for Misusing Religion in Elections(23.10.2018)

Supreme Court of India has dismissed PIL seeking directions to Centre and Election Commission of India to take strict action against political parties.....

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SC Refers Plea to Make Independent Collegium for Appointment of EC to Constitutional Bench(24.10.2018)

Supreme Court has referred a plea for constituting an independent mechanism for selection of Election Commissioners for the consideration of Constitut.....

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State Bar Council Not Empowered To Interfere With Bar Association Elections: Madhya Pradesh HC(22.01.2018)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has ruled that State Bar Councils cannot interfere with the election process or election of a Bar Association.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Voting Map(23.01.2018)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down the state's congressional district map, saying it "clearly, plainly and palpably" violates the state Consti.....

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Orissa High Court Annuls Election of Sundargarh Congress MLA(31.01.2018)

Orissa High Court has declared the election of Congress MLA from Sundargarh (ST) Assembly constituency Jogesh Chandra Singh as null and void after fin.....

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Madras HC: 10 Year Practice Criteria for Contesting Bar Elections Valid(07.02.2018)

Madras High Court has upheld the amendments prescribing 10 years of practice experience as a minimum eligibility criteria to contest elections to the .....

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Supreme Court: How Can Convicted Politicians Choose Candidates?(13.02.2018)

Supreme Court has asked whether it was right to allow a convicted politician to hold a party position and decide the candidate for elections which he .....

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MP High Court to Bar Council: Follow ‘One Bar One Vote’ Rule in Bar Elections(19.02.2018)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has announced that the upcoming High Court Bar Association elections will be governed by the ‘One Bar One Vote’ principle an.....

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Supreme Court Stays Madras High Court Order on Bar Council Elections(22.02.2018)

Supreme Court has stayed the order passed by the Madras High Court on February 16, in which the High Court had issued a slew of directions aimed at en.....

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Supreme Court Postpones Elections For Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh For 3 Months(19.03.2018)

Supreme Court has postponed the elections for the State Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh for a period of three months.

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Lok Sabha Passes Election Laws (Amendment) Bill(26.02.2016)

Lok Sabha has passed a bill to grant voting rights to people who became citizens of the country following the exchange of enclaves between India and B.....

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SC Directs 3 Member Committee to Examine Objections to Delhi Bar Council Elections(15.05.2018)

Supreme Court has directed a three-member committee to examine the objections to the Delhi Bar Council elections held in April this year.

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Iraqi Supreme Court Rejects Appeal to Cancel Election Results(28.05.2018)

Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court has rejected a request to cancel the country's parliamentary election results over allegations of voter rigging and fraud.....

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Supreme Court Gives Liberty to Election Commission to Fight Paid News(31.10.2018)

Supreme Court has stayed a Delhi High Court order that questioned EC’s remit over content of speech and paid news.

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Kerala High Court Disqualifies Lawmaker for Using Religion to Win Polls(12.11.2018)

Kerala High Court has disqualified an Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator after hearing a petition that claimed he had used religion to win t.....

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SC Invalidates MP State Bar Council Election to the Post of Representative to BCI(26.11.2018)

Supreme Court has upheld Madhya Pradesh High Court order that invalidated the election conducted by the State Bar Council in 2014 to the post of repre.....

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Others

Guidelines for selection of MD and CEO in public sector banks approved(20.08.2015)

The guidelines on selection of Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officers in public sector banks, other than the five large public sector banks, .....

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Blast from the Past

Saving democracy from itself(07.11.1975)

This Supreme Court decision, arising out of an Allahabad High Court ruling that likely abetted a declaration of emergency, may have saved the nation’s.....

Tags : Indira Gandhi, prime minister, election, malpractice

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Preventing sex-selective abortions(22.02.2016)

1994 saw the introduction of two pieces of legislation that hoped to stem the practice of terminating pregnancies mid-term if the child to be born was.....

Tags : Sex selection, constitutionality, ultrasound

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