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.
16 Sep 2015
Mumbai: In a controversial move, the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra has decided that auto rickshaw permits in future will be issued to only those who can speak Marathi language.
18 Sep 2015
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on Monday the plea on which it had stayed the operation of recent changes in Haryana election laws that have made certain educational qualifications compulsory for contesting Panchayat polls.
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.
10 Sep 2015
New Delhi: In an attempt to check confusion created by namesakes contesting elections in the same constituency, the Election Commission has decided that photographs of candidates fighting the Bihar assembly polls will be on the EVMs alongside their names and party symbols.
17 Aug 2015
Colombo: Sri Lankan voters today queued up to cast their votes for a parliamentary election amidst tight security to elect a new government. Around 15 million people are expected to cast their votes in the island nation in over 12,000 polling centres, as media reported.
16 Aug 2015
New Delhi: Those hiring a full-time domestic help may soon have to pay them a minimum salary of Rs 9,000 per month, compulsory paid leave of 15 days a year, and maternity leave to boot.
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.