The Allahabad High Court has given the Election Commission of India four weeks to file its reply on a PIL filed against the legality of using election symbols in rallies and demonstrations by political parties.
The rules for organisations seeking foreign funding have been tightened. But the fact remains that some are doing yeoman’s service and even filled the gap left by government programmes during the pandemic.
Supreme Court today stayed the interim order passed by High Court of Madhya Pradesh which had restrained physical gathering by political parties while campaigning for the assembly by-polls. The high court had in its order allowed political parties to conduct the election campaign by virtual mode only.
In a web of intricate inter-company transactions (even involving some companies that have gone defunct and have been struck off the books) charitable trusts that run schools are siphoning off funds, much of it also ending up with one or more political parties
A bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and V.M. Velumani made these observations while hearing a plea seeking directions to call for the records relating to the detention order passed by the district magistrate under the Puducherry Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act.