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BJP's declared assets increased by 627% in 10 years: ADR

Kolkata, Oct 16

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) declared assets jumped by 627 per cent from Rs 122.93 crore to over Rs 893 crore between FY 2004-05 and 2015-16, according to an analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

RK Nagar by-poll will be held before December 31: EC

New Delhi, Oct 12

The election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in Chennai, that fell vacant on the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, will be held before December 31, Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti said here on Thursday.

Madras HC summons senior EC official over Jaya's thumb impression

Chennai, Sep 27

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered the Principal Secretary of the Election Commission of India to depose before it on October 6 in connection with affixing of the thumb impression on poll documents by late Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa while she was in hospital last year.

Election Commission to hear AIADMK case on Oct 5

Chennai, Sep 21

The Election Commission of India on Thursday told the factions of the DMK that it will hear their competing claims to the party's frozen 'two leaves' poll symbol on October 5.

Shah set to reconstitute BJP's decision making bodies

New Delhi, Sep 15

An overhaul of the BJP Parliamentary Board, the highest-decision making body in the party, and the Central Election Commission is on the cards with the exit of M. Venkaiah Naidu after his election as the country's Vice President.

Bypolls to Gurdaspur LS seat, Kerala assembly segment on October 11

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Sep 12

The Election Commission of India on Tuesday said bye-elections to Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat as well as Vengara assembly seat in Kerala would be held on October 11.

Virginia to do away with paperless electronic voting machines

New York, Sep 10

The US state of Virginia is set to replace direct-recording electronic voting machines with devices that produce a clear paper trail over hacking concerns.

India, Myanmar sign 11 agreements

Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 6

With New Delhi's increasing emphasis on its Act East Policy, India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed 11 agreements, including one on maritime security cooperation, following delegation-level talks headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi here.

India, Myanmar sign 8 agreements

Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 6

India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed eight agreements, including one between the election bodies of the two countries, following delegation-level talks headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi here.

Government should go slow on public sector bank mergers: Raghuram Rajan

Chennai, Sep 5

Mergers can happen between healthy banks and not amongst weak ones and the central government should be careful in this regard, said Reserve Bank of India's former Governor Raghuram G Rajan said on Tuesday.

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