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The joint session of Parliament for Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s maiden budget speech is jam-packed with all MPs in attendance, even the Nehru-Gandhis. First term BJP MPs are seated in the front rows, eagerly awaiting what is touted to be a game-changer budget. A solemn looking Arun Jaitley gets up, gingerly arranges his papers, [...]

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Laila, the class V student, who had earlier written to RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, along with a $20 bill to shore up the falling rupee, has shot off another email, this time offering to do her bit to check rising food inflation, especially the spiralling prices of onions. We reproduce below the email correspondence between young Laila and [...]

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Under tremendous pressure for its inadequate handling of the numerous controversies surrounding the ongoing elections, the election commission is considering some dramatic steps to restore the confidence of the Indian public. The most controversial of these steps is a proposal to order a re-poll in all the booths from where there have been no complaints. [...]

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After defending Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the row in which the Nehru-Gandhi scion was photographed in front of an EVM in Amethi, and stressing that there was no major EVM-rigging happening, Congress Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath told The UnReal Times that he saw no Modi wave either. “Honestly, I don’t see a Modi wave. It all just seems [...]

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In a first-of-its-kind move, The Election Commission of India will be opening complaint de-addiction centres in every constituency across the length and breadth of the country, to rehabilitate politicians who have, by now, been addicted to filing complaints with them. “Over the years, we have come to realize that thousands of politicians across the country [...]

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The Election Commission has decided to settle the “is there a Modi wave?” debate once and for all by having an additional button on EVMs posing the question directly to the voter and recording his or her choice. Justifying the decision, chief election commissioner, V S Sampath, said, “Going by the media coverage, the answer [...]

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The month of May is approaching and the mercury is rising across the country. But with the D-day for Lok Sabha election coming closer, political temperatures are rising rapidly as well. And the people who have been affected the most by this are the participants of Newshour debates on Times Now. The UnReal Times, in [...]

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As part of a last ditch effort to get people to vote in greater numbers, the Election Commission has kickstarted a novel campaign with the central message being: “lakhs of Bangladeshis will be voting for an Indian government of their choice today. So why can’t you? If they are so concerned about their adopted country, [...]

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In what seems to be a big move, the Election Commission of India has decided to drop the Model Code of Conduct altogether. The Model Code of Conduct, which is supposed to lay down strict guidelines for what politicians cannot do around election time, is found to have only worsened their behavior substantially and hence [...]

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In what some are calling a ‘pro-Capitalist policy’, the Election commission today announced several steps to generate funds for the forthcoming general elections. These include imposing service tax on horse trading of leaders, VAT on purchasing supporters for rallies, entertainment tax on live telecast of AAP’s dharna-nautanki packages and Lalu Prasad’s rallies, and a Twitter [...]

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