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EC orders early end to the Campaigning in West Bengal

In an unprecedented move, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered to bring an early end to campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal. The ECI has invoked Article 324 for this effect. The decision was taken in the light of incidents of violence being reported in the state. The decision to ..

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Justice A S Oka sworn in as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court

Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court. He now becomes 31st Chief Justice of Karnataka HC. His oath of office was administered by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala, at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru. Key Facts The Karnataka Chief Justice office had fallen vacant after then incumbent Justice Dinesh ..

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Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian appointed as Advisory Council Member in 15th Finance Commission

The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to Central government, Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian is appointed as twelfth (12) member of Advisory Council of Fifteenth (15th) Finance Commission (FCc). Advisory Council It now has 12 members, which include noted economists Surjit Bhalla, Arvind Virmani, Indira Rajaraman and M Govinda Rao among others. Role and Function: To is to ..

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Sri Lankan President bans On Face-Covering in Public

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena used his emergency powers to issue an order to ban burqa, veil or covering of face in public places in any manner which prevents anyone from being identified. Key Highlights The order which came into immediate effect explicitly defines that any garment or item which obstructs identification of an individual’s ..

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Madras High Court Upholds Decision to cancel Vellore Poll

Madras High Court has dismissed two writ petitions filed against the Presidential decision to rescind the Lok Sabha poll notification for the Vellore parliamentary constituency in the wake of complaints of large-scale distribution of cash to voters. Why the Lok Sabha Polls in the Vellore Constituency was cancelled? Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency ..

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President Approves Amendments to Indian Stamp Act 1899

President Ram Nath Kovind has given the assent for the amendments to the Indian Stamp Act 1899 introduced as part of the Finance Act 2019. Amendments Proposed The amendments proposed are: Creation of the legal and institutional mechanism to enable states to collect stamp duty on securities market instruments at one place by one agency (through ..

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