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Supreme Court notice to Centre, EC on plea over pre-poll freebies

“This is no doubt a serious issue. Budget for freebies is going above the regular budget. As the Supreme Court said before, this disturbs the level playing field,” the bench said. 
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for explanations from the Centre and Election Commission on steps taken by them since the court’s 2013 judgment to regulate electoral promises and distribution of freebies by political parties using public funds.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for explanations from the Centre and Election Commission on steps taken by them since the court’s 2013 judgment to regulate electoral promises and distribution of freebies by political parties using public funds.
Updated on Jan 26, 2022 02:39 AM IST
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Satyendra Prakash to receive national award for raising electoral participation

Post the coronavirus outbreak, when direct interaction with the masses posed a challenge, Prakash's contribution in devising new techniques to reach out to the people has been considered significant, a press statement said.
Satyendra Prakash, the Principal Director General of the Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC). (File Photo)
Satyendra Prakash, the Principal Director General of the Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC). (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2022 06:13 PM IST
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JPC considers relaxations for social media firms in data law

  • The draft law also considers removing the provision treating social media firms as publishers
The draft Personal Data Protection law was referred to a JPC to iron out several contentious issues in 2019.(Reuters)
The draft Personal Data Protection law was referred to a JPC to iron out several contentious issues in 2019.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 04:55 AM IST
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ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Pegasus row: Centre hints at filing second affidavit in SC

Kapil Sibal, appearing in the petition filed by journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar, said that there was no objection if the government is reconsidering its previous stand on filing a comprehensive affidavit.
Pegasus row: Centre hints at filing second affidavit in SC
Pegasus row: Centre hints at filing second affidavit in SC
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 01:51 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre emasculating tribunals: Apex court

A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, further observed it is “very upset” by the government and censured the Centre for re-enacting the very same provisions for the administration of tribunals that were struck down by the court in July.
There are more than 200 posts lying vacant across 15 tribunals in the country.(HT Photo)
There are more than 200 posts lying vacant across 15 tribunals in the country.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 01:34 AM IST
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