25 Jul 2014
New Delhi: The government does not favour compulsory military training to youths because it could militarize an entire nation, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
18 Jul 2014
Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Thursday indicated there would be no change in Tamil being a compulsory language in the syllabus for all school students from Class I to X as mandated by a law.
14 Jul 2014
Ahmedabad: The Indian government would soon take steps to make telecast of the state-run channel Doordarshan mandatory on every direct to home and cable network, said Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.
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.
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.
25 Jun 2014
Washington: Politicians, take note! Stress hormones such as cortisol may affect a person's voting behavior and voter turnout, a new study has claimed.
29 Apr 2014
Bangalore: Karnataka government is awaiting President Pranab Mukherjee's assent to a bill to enable it to take strict action against doctors not serving in rural areas, Health and Family Welfare Minister UT Khader said on Monday.
19 Jun 2014
Patna: Janata Dal (United) candidates, diplomat-turned-politician Pavan Kumar Varma and Gulam Rasool Balyawi, on Thursday managed to win their seats in the Rajya Sabha by-election overcoming cross voting by party MLAs in favour of BJP-backed Independents, thanks to help from RJD and some other parties.
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.
29 Apr 2014
New Delhi: The Chief Electoral Officer on Monday gave the nod to Delhi government’s decision of making wearing of helmets mandatory for women.