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AA Edit | Cooling-off period needed before judges join politics

Calcutta HC judge's rapid resignation to join politics prompts debate on judiciary's independence and proximity to political parties

07 Mar 2024 12:00 AM

AA Edit | New Player in Northeast

The message is clear — there are no safe havens in politics

06 Dec 2023 12:00 AM

Pavan K Varma | Why stoop to sterile jokes on successful G-20 summit?

The absence of Chinese President Xi Jinping turned out to be a blessing in disguise

17 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

AA EDIT | Despite poll violence, Didi reigns supreme in Bengal

The success of the party points to the undiminished popularity of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the welfare schemes

14 Jul 2023 12:00 AM

Dinesh C. Sharma | How the Nizam in 1947 waged propaganda war against India

The propaganda war and political lobbying did result in some gains for the beleaguered Nizam

04 Jan 2023 12:00 AM


Can't stop political parties from making promises: SC

SC said that its concern was the right way to use public money

18 Aug 2022 7:09 AM

SC asks if Finance Commission can regulate revenue to states to discourage freebies

'It is a very serious issue. What is your suggestion on how you are going to control it?,' court asked the government counsel

27 Jul 2022 2:14 AM

Can poll manifestos be legally binding, asks Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu said that political parties should meet, think about this seriously and then move forward in the larger interest of the country

06 Apr 2022 12:50 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | Anti-defection law and inner-party democracy

Political parties are extra or non-constitutional arrangements to organise people on the basis of shared ideas, interests or philosophies

01 Mar 2022 6:48 AM

Political parties should set example, avoid gatherings: CM Uddhav Thackeray

We should set an example for people by observing discipline, said Thackeray, who heads the Sena

07 Sep 2021 8:54 PM


Political ad spend on Facebook, Google tops Rs 53 crore

Ad spend on Google, YouTube, and partner properties since February 19 stood at Rs 27.36 crore with 14,837 ads.

19 May 2019 2:47 PM

2019 LS poll will see more money, violence, hatred: Ex-CEC

Former CEC T S Krishnamurthy, however, expressed confidence that the EC was capable of facing the challenges.

08 Mar 2019 2:18 PM

Slash cap on anonymous donations to parties from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2000: EC asks govt

There is no constitutional or statutory prohibition on receipt of anonymous donations by political parties.

17 Oct 2018 6:25 PM

Political parties raise suspicion on EC when competition is tough: OP Rawat

It will be completely ensured that no duplicate voter cast vote in the upcoming elections, Rawat added.

18 Sep 2018 6:40 PM

Campaign started to include kids’ issues in poll agenda

Children’s issues may, for the first time, make into the election manifestos of political parties in 2019 Parliamentary polls.

03 Sep 2018 12:13 AM


Omar Abdullah meets CM, calls for ‘unity’ against BJP

Blames BJP for deteriorating situation in J&K.

28 Jul 2018 6:15 AM

Flawed understanding, flawed logic

A political party is, first of all, a voluntary association of people who believe in a particular ideology or a particular view of social change.

03 Jun 2018 12:41 AM

BJP richest of all national parties, Cong features second on list: report

BJP and Congress have declared donations/ contributions as one of their three main sources of income.

11 Apr 2018 9:27 AM

Need to curb funds’ misuse by parties

Civil society and its many think tanks have not exerted enough to provide effective and realistic measures.

08 Apr 2018 4:41 AM

Can’t bar convicted leaders from heading political parties: Govt

At present the Election Commission has the power only to recognise a political party but not to de-recognise it for various reasons.

22 Mar 2018 2:04 AM