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One-third of Goa candidates have criminal record: ADR

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 16:16

Nearly one-third of the total candidates in fray for the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa have criminal records, with three of them having serious charges against them, an election watchdog said Thursday.

Five out of 7 BJP candidates in Delhi facing criminal cases

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:43

Five out of seven BJP candidates who are in fray in the Lok Sabha elections from the national capital have criminal cases against them.

`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.

Websites help voters to make informed choices

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 10:41

Did you know that former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati declared assets worth over Rs 50 crore in 2007 when she contested for a seat in the Uttar Pradesh legislative council but had declared assets of only Rs 5 crore when she had fought the 2004 Lok Sabha polls?

Assembly poll winners represent few voters

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 00:57

Figures compiled by a think-tank show that winners in last assembly polls got only a small number of votes, a majority of them securing less than 40 percent.

72 sitting MPs could be disqualified if convicted: ADR

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 23:00

As many as 72 sitting MPs face criminal charges and could be disqualified if convicted for over two years, watchdog Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said Tuesday.

Criminal charges mean more likely to get elected, gain assets: Survey

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 17:49

Wealth of most candidates has grown "abnormally" by up to 1,000%, especially for the ones with serious criminal charges who also have greater chance of winning compared to clean candidates.

EC rejects demand for filing of affidavits by Presidential candidates

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 21:19

EC has rejected a demand to make mandatory filing of affidavits by candidates in Presidential poll disclosing assets and criminal record, if any.

Arab nations must enact democratic reforms: Gates

Last Updated: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 09:29

US defence secretary believes Bahrain is serious about addressing grievances.