21 Aug 2015
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today stayed the implementation of a law that makes voting compulsory in the civic body elections in the state. The 'right to vote' itself provides right to refrain from voting and it cannot be turned into 'duty of voting', the High Court said while acting on a petition challenging the Gujarat Local Authorities (Amendment) Act 2009, which makes voting mandatory in local body polls in the state.
13 Nov 2014
New Delhi: Strongly condemning the Gujarat government's move to make voting compulsory, Janata Dal (United) termed it as "undemocratic and infringement" in the liberty of the citizen.
23 Jun 2016
New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is closely watching the developments surrounding the referendum in Britain on the country's continuity in the European Union and India was well prepared to handle any eventuality, a top official said early on Thursday.
22 Jun 2016
Anantnag: Voting for the by-elections to this south Kashmir assembly seat started this morning on a dull note.
30 Jun 2013
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advocated for electoral reforms including introduction of Right to Reject and compulsory voting, saying these measures would bring good people to politics.
06 Oct 2013
New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani appeared to be on the same page as Narendra Modi, a rarity since the bitterness which apparently arose between them over the latter being named as PM candidate. The ex-deputy PM has thrown his weight behind the Gujarat Chief Minister's view that there that there should be compulsory voting along with the None-of-the-Above option.
08 Jul 2016
Washington: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 30 points in California, according to a new poll released yesterday.
26 Jun 2016
Patna: Union government's Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian today said Brexit was a sad development but India would not be affected by it due to its solid macroeconomics.
24 Jun 2016
Wellington: Asian currency, bond and equity traders kicked off an early day of choppy trading as British voted to leave the European Union sent shivers across trading floors and kept many investors glued to their television screens.
26 Jan 2012
Amid the ongoing debate over electoral reforms, BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday batted for compulsory voting, saying it was not an impossible task to achieve.