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SC Calls Irrational Freebies' By Parties During Polls 'Serious' Issue

"This unethical practice is just like giving bribes to the electorate at the cost of the exchequer to stay in power and must be avoided to preserve democratic principles and practices," it said

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Hello Madam President

NDA's Presidential Candidate Draupadi Murmu is India's next president, defeating Yashwant Sinha, the opposition's joint nominee for the country's highest office

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India To Get Its 15th President Today

The day has finally arrived when the country will get its 15th President, on 21 July. At 11 am onwards, the counting will commence in the Parliament house

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Voting Begins To Elect Sri Lanka's New President In Three-Cornered Contest

The Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday began voting to elect the successor to Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a three-way presidential contest, following a high-voltage political drama which saw the former president fleeing the country and resigning after a popular uprising against his government for mismanaging the economy

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Prez Poll: Several Legislators Say They Cross-Voted In Favour Of Murmu

Several legislators in states on Monday said they have cross-voted in favour of NDA nominee Droupadi Murmu by not following their party line in the presidential election.

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Elections For President, VP Are Fight About Ideology Not Individual Candidates: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on 16 July said elections for the president and vice president are a fight about ideology and not individual candidates

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Devendra Fadnavis Likely To Take Charge Of Finance Portfolio

Devendra Fadvanis, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, is likely to get the finance and either irrigation or an infrastructure portfolio to help the BJP demonstrate its work for the next 2.5 years, said BJP leaders

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Presidential Elections: Who Is Draupadi Murmu?

J.P. Naidu announced on Tuesday that after discussion with NDA allies, they had come up with the name of Draupadi Murmu as the presidential candidate

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Presidential Election: Yashwant Sinha To Be Opposition's Candidate

Opposition parties had come to a consensus that they shall nominate a joint candidate

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Can Freebies Lead India Into Fiscal Disaster?

According to the experts, these schemes are economically unsustainable and could take these states in the same direction as Sri Lanka

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A Nail-Biting Election On Cards In France As Macron's Rival Surges

Inflation, food and energy prices that are hitting low-income households are some of the dominant election themes

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Supreme Court To Hear Plea Challenging Electoral Bond Scheme For Political Parties

A bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli took note of the submissions of lawyer Prashant Bhushan, appearing for PIL petitioner NGO, 'Association for Democratic Reforms', that the issue was "critical" and needed an urgent hearing

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PM Modi Raises Concern Over Low Voting Percentage; Stresses On 'One Nation, One Election'

In an interaction with BJP workers from across the country, Modi raised the issue of "one nation, one election" and "one nation, one voters' list", saying that continuous cycle of elections result in politics being seen in everything while development works suffer

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EC To Announce Dates For Assembly Polls In 5 States

The Poll bound states are Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab

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COVID-19 Rules Tightens, Political Leaders Conducts Mass Rallies

In the last few days, India is witnessing a constant spike in daily cases, similar to the second wave last year.

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