A record 1,203 candidates are fighting for 140 seats
GN Bureau | May 16, 2016
Election is being held in a single phase in Kerala. Here is a quick fact sheet:
• Polling will be held in 140 constituencies. Out of these, 14 are reserved for the scheduled castes while two are reserved for the scheduled tribes
• A record 1,203 number of candidates are contesting in the polls. Of these, 109 are women
• An electorate of about 2.56 crore is eligible to exercise its franchise at 21,498 polling stations in the state
• The main competition is likely to be seen among Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), and the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF). The BJP too is in the fray.
• In the last assembly elections, UDF had won 72 seats while LDF won the remaining 68 seats. The NDA did not win any seat in the last elections
• The counting of votes will take place on May 19
Joseph A Cannataci is the UN’s first and current special rapporteur for the right to privacy appointed by the Human Rights Council (HRC) in July 2015. His appointment came with growing global concerns about threats to privacy in the digital age where governments and big corporations collect
Those who attempt suicide will no longer face criminal charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), once the Lok Sabha passes the “The Mental Healthcare Bill”. The government has introduced “The Mental Healthcare Bill”,
There are challenges with the regulation of medical education for Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, said a Niti Aayog report. A Preliminary Report of the Committee on the Reform of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act 1970 and Homoeopathy Cen
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was born in Kolkata and has spent most of her life in Northern California. The two cultures are reflected in her writings. Two of her books, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, have been made into a movie and TV serial, respectively. Palac
Here are five highlights of the resolution that was passed by the British parliament over Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan. Read: Resolution in British parliament
Would AAP do well in the Delhi civic elections?