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    Facebook building war room ahead of Brazil, US elections to tackle fake news

    San Francisco: To tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news, Facebook is building a war room at its headquarters in California for both Brazil and the US midterm elections. It will have people from different teams — from engineering, threat intelligence, data science, policy, legal — and will serve as a command centre for Facebook to make real-time decisions, the social media giant said in a blog post on Wednesday.

  • Bhopal: 16 lakh apply in 1.5 months to add their names in voter’s list

    Chief electoral officer (CEO) VL Kantharao, interacting with the journalists here on Monday, said 16 lakh people have applied in one-and-a-half month in MP to add their names in the voter’s list.Kantharao said that all such applications were being examined after which decision would be taken. 7 lakh persons have applied to exclude their names from the voter’s list. Kantharao said these cases would be disposed by September 20 and final voter’s

  • 133 killed, 200 injured in twin election-related blasts in Pakistan

    Peshawar/Karachi: At least 133 people, including a top nationalist leader, were killed and over 200 others injured today in a powerful suicide blast and a targeted attack on separate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a series of assaults on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls.

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    Monitor schemes to see MSP succeed

    It’s that time of the election cycle again, when farmers become the focus of government solicitude. After years of acute distress and farmers’ agitations, the agricultural sector is now getting the TLC or tender loving care it deserves. Better four years late than never, minimum support prices (MSP) for kharif crops have increased sharply, but this in itself is not enough to address the issue of stagnating farm incomes.

  • Maharashtra couple hold election to choose baby’s name

    Gondia (Maharashtra): Naming a child is usually a personal and simple ceremony in India; however, a couple in Maharashtra’s Gondia held an ‘election’ to decide the name of their new-born.

  • Bypolls 2018: Congress wins Punjab’s Shahkot by huge margin

    Chandigarh: Punjab’s ruling Congress candidate Hardev Singh Ladi today wrested the Shahkot assembly seat from the Shiromani Akali Dal, defeating the party’s nominee Naib Singh Kohar with a margin of 38,801 votes, an election office spokesperson said. Ladi got 82,745 votes while Akali candidate Kohar polled 43,944 votes in the May 28 bypoll, the spokesperson said. The seat was considered the SAD’s borough with the late Ajit Singh Kohar, Naib Singh’s father, being

  • Another Oppn unity test in May 28 bypolls

     New Delhi : The upcoming Kairana Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh will give indication on whether the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party combine will work once again against the Bhartiya Janata Party as it will give a push to the opposition parties uniting to take on Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections next year.

  • Nepal: Voting begins to elect new President

    Kathmandu: Voting has begun at the Nepal parliament, for election of the new President of the country.
    Incumbent President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is standing in the fray for her second term challenged by Laxmi Rai from the Nepali Congress, but the mathematical calculation has shown the vote to swing for President Bhandari.

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    More than just event management

    THE election of an Indian to  the International Court of  Justice in the face of P-5 competition didn’t happen overnight. By putting India in  the radar of Africa, Modi has, at least, offered many countries  a possible alternative to  China’s de facto  neo-imperialism.

  • A day before bypolls, Jayalalithaa’s hospital video surfaces, EC gags media

    Chennai : With the by-election to the Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency – which was represented by Tamil Nadu’s late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa – set to be held on Thursday, a short video clip of her convalescing in hospital was released on Wednesday prompting the Election Commission to gag the media from broadcasting it.

  • Ujjain: Newly elected office-bearers pledge to uphold school’s motto

    Ujjain: Jain Public School, Barnagar organised an investiture ceremony for the academic session 2017-18 with great pomp and show.  The event was presided over by school principal Satanand Dubey. In his address to the newly elected cabinet Dubey said, “Today’s students are tomorrow’s citizens and could be the precursor of a strong nation if they understand their responsibilities.” In the oath taking ceremony students pledged to serve the school and fulfil their

  • Power, money being used to muzzle Oppn, says Shiv Sena

    Mumbai : Targeting the BJP after its victory in Bhandup civic bypoll, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said that power and money were being used to ‘muzzle’ the opposition’s voice and elections are being won through ‘corrupt’ means.

  • Mumbai: Caste panel rejects documents of 3 BJP, 1 independent leaders

    Mumbai: In the recently held Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election in February the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) that was the second major party has received a setback from the district caste validity committee (DCV). The DCV turned down the caste certificates of three BJP corporators Pankaj Yadav from Jogeshwari (ward number 72), Murji Patel and his wife Kesharben Patel from Andheri East (Ward number 81 and 76). Along with these, the caste

  • Bhopal: 71% polling in urban bodies polls

    Bhopal: Around 71 per cent polling was reported in 43 urban bodies for the election conducted on Friday. The counting will be held on August 16. The elections passed off peacefully. For the first time the nomination forms were submitted online, along with the traditional procedure.

  • MBMC election: BJP seeks public opinion on manifesto

    Bhayandar: Taking a cue from their Mumbai counterparts, the local unit of the BJP has replicated its campaign model by inviting suggestions from citizens, which it plans to incorporate into its election manifesto.

  • Donald Trump lauds sons’s ‘transparency’ on release of emails

    Washington, US President Donald Trump has lauded his son’s “transparency” who is in the eye of the storm after releasing emails of his communications with a Russian source who wanted to pass on ‘damaging information’ about election rival Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of US President Donald Trump, had yesterday released a chain of emails showing a Russian source offering the Trump campaign “sensitive information” about White House rival Hillary Clinton

  • Maharashtra: Ordinance soon for direct election of village sarpanch

    Mumbai: After reaping huge political benefits of its decision to allow election of municipal council president directly from amongst the electorate, the state government on Monday decided to allow election of Sarpanch – elected head of village, in the similar way. The only condition is that the candidate for Sarpanch post has to pass at least the seventh standard and applicable for those who is born after January 1, 1995.