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Gujarat tops with 100cr e-governance transactions
Times of India
AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given a call on Independence Day this year for turning the country into 'digital India' where governance would not be opaque to people. In less than two years, Gujarat on Wednesday set a standard for other ...

Rising Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir: Hawks underplay boycott to limit BJP
Hindustan Times
The Congress bagged 21 seats in the 87-member assembly in the last election. However, it drew a blank in all six seats it contested with former ally ... None of us have forgotten the Gujarat riots.” The BJP has carefully avoided any rhetoric on repeal ...
A humble Kashmiri!
Article 370 bandwagonRising Kashmir
Ballot replaces bullets as J&K goes to polls todayMumbai Mirror

BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi, says Congress spread hatred
Zee News
"Congress pretends to be 'secular' but it is actually quite communal. Its hand is soaked in the blood of every community - Hindu, Muslim and Sikh," BJP's state election media in-charge and spokesperson Arun Kumar Gupta said. ... It is worth noting that ...

Hindu Business Line

The Moditva model of inclusiveness
Hindu Business Line
We also know that first in Gujarat and now at the national level, he has decimated and marginalised any internal dissidence in the party. The elders have been kicked upstairs and the rivals co-opted in a way that they can be checked at will. Some of ...
Liberals beware: Modi govt is Sangh's stepping stone to social, cultural ...Firstpost


RTI by PM Modi's Wife Raised in Parliament by Congress Leader
In April, in election papers declaring him a candidate for Parliament, Mr Modi wrote the name "Jashodaben" in a column on his marital status, which ignited a political storm in the run up to the election. He had left the column blank in past polls ...
All that you need to know about Jashodaben, wife of PM Narendra ModiBusiness Standard
Bolt from the blue for ModiArab News
Estranged wife of Indian PM unhappy over round-the-clock securityStabroek News

New style of governance with iron hand
The former Gujarat chief minister, now the Bharatiya Janata Party's tallest leader, also favours rules and processes that are people friendly. Former cabinet secretary Prabhat Kumar calls ... ”In the last 25 years, I have not seen a prime minister as ...

Daily Mail

COURT MARSHAL: Should India make voting mandatory?
Daily Mail
The Gujarat law on compulsory voting in local body elections has evoked a country-wide debate. But the debate is skewed with rhetoric and criticism, shifting the focus to whether such a scheme in the present context would have an adverse impact, or ...
All you wanted to know about: Compulsory votingHindu Business Line

Varesh Sinha is state election commissioner
Times of India
GANDHINAGAR: Varesh Sinha, former chief secretary of Gujarat, who retired on October 31, 2014 after six-month extension, has been appointed state election commissioner prior to the crucial local body elections next year. Sinha's immediate challenge ...

Indian Express

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel expands ministry, inducts 4 new ministers
Indian Express
A Jain by caste, he won the Rajkot west by-election, which was necessitated following incumbent MLA and Gujarat assembly speaker Vajubhai Vala being appointed as Karnataka governor. Rupani has been been close to both Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

Indian Express

Gujarat compulsory voting: Will you jail 8 crore voters who don't? asks EC Brahma
Indian Express
Election Commissioner H S Brahma told The Indian Express on Monday that in his view, the Gujarat government's move to make voting compulsory in elections to local bodies “may not be correct”. Several legal experts questioned the constitutionality and ...
Gujarat first state to make voting must in local body electionsEconomic Times
Gujarat gets it wrong: Compulsory voting is patronising and undemocraticFirstpost
Gujarat first to make voting compulsory in local body pollsThe Hindu
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