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Government doesn’t protect whistleblowers: Activists


September 19th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) On Sep 2, Nandi Singh, 40, was hacked to death in a remote village in Assam. His crime: he blew the whistle on misappropriation in ... Read more...

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‘Donations run India’s political parties, sources largely unknown’ (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Donations make a major part of the funds on which political parties run in India, but most of these parties do not disclose the ... Read more...

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‘Congress richest party, BJP next’


September 10th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress is the richest political party in India, followed by rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reveals data collected by think-tanks Association for Democratic ... Read more...

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‘Prohibited bore guns given to 18 MPs booked for crimes’


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Eighteen of the 82 parliamentarians given licences of prohibited bore guns between 2001-12 had criminal charges pending against them, a study has said, hinting at ... Read more...

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A third of presidential electoral college tainted


July 12th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As people's representatives are set to elect a new president soon, data compiled by a think tank shows nearly a third of the electoral college ... Read more...

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‘Make aspiring presidents declare assets’


June 19th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Ahead of the July 19 presidential election, a think tank Tuesday said presidential candidates should be asked to declare their assets.The National Election Watch (NEW) ... Read more...

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Myanmar economy set to boom: Report


May 20th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 20 (IANS) Myanmar's economy looks set for rapid expansion although concerns over inflation, infrastructure and political stability remain, according to an international report.The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a ... Read more...

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Debar criminals from polls: Election Commissioner Brahma


May 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 5 (IANS) Describing the participation of criminals in polls as one of the major problems the country is facing, Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma Saturday called upon the people ... Read more...

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Poll reforms conference begins in Odisha Saturday


May 4th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) At least 400 delegates from different walks of life are expected to attend a two-day national conference on electoral and political reforms beginning in Odisha capital ... Read more...

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Thousands protest in Spain to defend health care, education


April 30th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people turned out Sunday in cities all over Spain to defend health care and education and to express their rejection of the government's plans ... Read more...

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‘Criminal charges against 9 percent MCD poll nominees’


April 10th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Tweenty-three percent of the candidates in the April 15 municipal elections here are millionaires while nearly nine percent have criminal charges against them, think ... Read more...

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Can Narendra Modi lead India, asks Time magazine


March 17th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi features on the cover of Time magazine which wonders if he can ever become the prime minister despite his ... Read more...

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Tainted, billionaire candidates on rise in seventh phase


February 24th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A total of 30 percent of the main candidates in the seventh phase of Uttar Pradesh's assembly eletions have a criminal background, and ... Read more...

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128 nominees in UP poll’s sixth phase face criminal cases


February 18th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 128 of the 360 candidates for the sixth round of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls Feb 28 have criminal background, a report from ... Read more...

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Polling steady, peaceful in round three of UP polls (Third Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) The third round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Wednesday saw long queues at polling booths from early morning, with 34.7 percent of 1.77 crore ... Read more...

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UP polls: 20 percent turnout in four hours (Second Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) Balloting proceeded briskly and steadily Wednesday with more than 20 percent of the 1.77 crore voters exercising their franchise in the first four hours of ... Read more...

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Brisk polling on in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) Polling began on a brisk note Wednesday morning in 56 assembly constituencies in the third round of Uttar Pradesh's seven-phased election with more than eight ... Read more...

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31 percent of UP third-phase candidates have criminal cases


February 14th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) Nearly 31 percent of the candidates fielded by political parties for Wednesday's third phase poll of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh state assembly election have criminal ... Read more...

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35pc candidates with criminal cases in UP fourth phase


February 11th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Nearly 35 percent of the major candidates in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh polls scheduled Feb 19 have criminal background, a report from ... Read more...

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Crime, money power shadow Uttar Pradesh polls


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Thirty-five percent of the candidates in the second phase of Uttar Pradesh elections are embroiled in criminal cases, two groups said Friday.The Association for ... Read more...

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Criminals galore among nominees for assembly polls


January 24th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) At least 15 percent of the candidates in the Punjab assembly polls and 19 percent of those in Uttarakhand have criminal cases pending against them, ... Read more...

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Development deficit dogs poll-bound states


January 19th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) With high fiscal deficits -- an indicator of poor financial management -- the five poll-bound states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa, home ... Read more...

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Manipur legislators have whooping assets


January 18th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Close to Rs.1 crore is the average increase in assets registered by Manipur legislators re-contesting the elections, data compiled by a think tank here ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s assets: Highest at Rs.87 crore (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati tops the list of chief ministers in the five election-bound states with maximum assets worth Rs.87 crore and 46 percent ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s assets: Highest at Rs.87 crore


January 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has topped the list of chief ministers in the five election-bound states with maximum assets: worth Rs.87 crore, according to ... Read more...

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Vote for clean candidates, Aamir says


January 10th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Bollywood actor Aamir Khan will urge people not to vote for candidates with criminal background in upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa ... Read more...

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‘33 percent ministers in poll-bound states face criminal cases’


January 10th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Around one-third of the total 100 ministers in the poll-bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur have criminal charges pending against them, ... Read more...

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140 Rajya Sabha MPs have assets but no financial interests


November 18th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A total of 140 out of the 241 members of the Rajya Sabha claim that they have no financial interests, despite owning assets running ... Read more...

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Berlusconi says he won’t stand for re-election


November 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 9 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he doesn't aim to recapture his office in the next national election.The candidate for Berlusconi's centre-right People of Freedom party ... Read more...

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Hisar’s main contestants record massive hike in properties


October 12th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The three main contenders in the Hisar Lok Sabha by-election have accumulated large properties in the last two years, according to figures compiled by ... Read more...

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Indian ministers grow richer with average assets of Rs.10 crore


September 15th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Holding assets of over Rs.10 crore (Rs.100 million) on an average, ministers of India's central government have grown richer since the 2009 general elections, ... Read more...

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NGO kick-starts campaign for stronger Lokpal Bill


August 16th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) The National Election Watch (NEW), an NGO watchdog working on building fair and transparent electoral and political processes in India, Tuesday began a signature campaign in ... Read more...

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‘IUML candidates spent most money on poll campaign’


June 25th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the second biggest party in Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front, spent the most money on the campaign of its candidates ... Read more...

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Commonwealth group suggests voters’ education


June 18th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Commonwealth Network of National Election Management Bodies (CNNEMB) Saturday urged the Commonwealth countries to bring voters' education at the centre of election management.In ... Read more...

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Kerala polls include 153 candidates with criminal background


April 7th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 7 (ANI): A total of 153 candidates with a criminal back ground and 53 crorepati candidates will battle the elections from Kerala this year for the assembly elections.According to ... Read more...

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