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Voting made mandatory in Gujarat for local elections

The Gujarat government has finally taken a huge leap in democratic process in the country. It has issued a notification making voting in local body elections compulsory.  

Mandatory voting law stayed by Gujarat HC

Gujarat government`s notification issued last month making voting compulsory in civic body polls has been stayed by the high court. In response to a petition filed by advocate KR Kos

Bihar poll campaign going from mad to worse

As Bihar waits to vote in last two phases to elect its representatives to the legislative assembly, the leaders are letting out their fears and frustrations. In the bargain, the people are being su

E-Voting: Elections take a technological leap

The election commission of India (ECI) is exploring the use of information technology in the voting process, as stated by the chief election commissioner, Nasim Zaidi, at an international seminar o

E-Voting: Ballot booth on your desktop

In 2004, a major technological push in the Indian electoral history took place when 1.5-million electronic voting machines (EVMs) replaced ballot boxes and papers for vote casting. The journey howe

Seven in ten Indians say they are likely to take political action: Pew

A large majority of Indians report having voted in an election, either in the past year or in the more distant past. Far fewer Indians have engaged in other forms of political participation and onl

Where is my right to vote?

Today was the election day for Western Uttar Pradesh. There was so much excitement in people coming out of polling booths, just as the people coming from a Dusshera Mela (The festival of triumph

UP and down

The election process has been on in five states. All eyes are of course on Uttar Pradesh, where voting began on February 11 with the first phase. Arun Kumar visited Muzaffarnag

Probe EVMs, demands Kejriwal

  Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday sought a probe into Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and demanded that the VVPAT chits be counted and matched with the EVM re

NRIs may finally get to vote soon

Non-resident Indians (NRIs) may be able to soon exercise their electoral franchise.   The supreme court has told the union government to decide within a week to give

Himachal goes to polls on November 9

 Ballotting will take place on November 9 in Himachal Pradesh, chief election commissioner Achal Kumar Joti announced on Thursday.   The votes polled in the 68 assem

India Votes: Scenes from first phase of polling

The world`s largest democracy goes to vote this summer. Polls are taking place in India`s 543 constituencies from April 11 to May 19, in seven phases.The first phase of polling on Apri

Voting for Mumbai meri jaan

“Voting is an important constitutional duty and a right that turns our

“Sometimes we wonder if we are living in a democracy at all”

Sharad Pawar is the grand old man of Indian politics. He is among the last stalwarts from a generation that is fading out. He has served as chief minister of Maharashtra four times and held crucial

The Elephant dances

The 2019 parliamentary election in India is a humungous affair: about 890 million voters, nearly thrice the population of the United States, many months of planning, over a month of actual voting a



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