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Jharkhand tops list of contestants with criminal background

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 20:16

Sixteen percent of contestants in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections have criminal cases against them, with Jharkhand topping the list among 12 states, followed by Bihar and Maharahtra.

Law panel favours disqualification upon framing of charges

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 20:06

Law Commission favoured disqualification of candidate on framing of charges by court, saying it has significant potential to check criminals entering the poll arena.

Candidates with criminal antecedents cannot seek police job: HC

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 23:17

Madras High Court upheld by a 4-1 majority the ruling of a three-judge bench that Tamil Nadu Government had the right to reject candidates for police service if they had criminal antecedents.

People from any religious background are free to adopt child: SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 20:58

Irrespective of their religious background, people are free to adopt children, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Major problem with current standard model of cosmology resolved

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:01

Scientists have solved a major problem with the current standard model of cosmology by combining results from the Planck spacecraft and measurements of gravitational lensing in order to deduce the mass of ghostly sub-atomic particles called neutrinos.

Barack Obama directs new gun background check measures

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 09:38

The Obama administration proposed two new gun control regulations aimed at clarifying restrictions on gun ownership for the mentally ill and strengthening a database used for background checks before firearm purchases.

`20 re-elected Madhya Pradesh lawmakers face criminal cases`

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 00:09

A total of 20 of the 65 legislators re-elected to the Madhya Pradesh assembly have declared criminal cases against them, according to an organisation working for electoral reforms.

NGO seeks disqualification of all convicted MPs, MLAs

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 20:19

An NGO on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking disqualification of all MPs and MLAs who are convicted in serious offences from legislative bodies.

Class background influencing Delhi voters` choices

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 18:21

Social scientists debated the impact of Delhi`s changing population profile at a discussion here and noted that the class divide was visible in the political choices of voters and also in the issues they identify with.

Scientists look back to first 100 years after Big Bang

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 11:33

To make sense of the mysteries surrounding the universe, scientists are trying to look as far as possible to the Big Bang.

Keep candidates with criminal background out of fray: Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 22:03

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday directed party leaders of five election-bound states to keep candidates with criminal background out and ensure that blocks have a say in their selection.

NCP hails SC judgement on RPA Act

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 20:47

NCP welcomed Supreme Court`s ruling holding unconstitutional legal provision providing protection to elected representatives convicted of criminal charges but have filed appeal in the higher court.