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During his evidence, Wylie also said that his predecessor, Dan Muresan, Head of Elections at SCL Group, had also been working in India before he died in ... Rahul Gandhi needs to apologise to the nation for trying to subvert India's election process using the Brahmastra of Cambridge Analytica," he said.
Wylie, 28, claims the data was sold to CA, which then used it to psychologically profile people and deliver material in favour of Donald Trump during the 2016 US elections. He also criticised CA for running campaigns in "struggling democracies", which he called "an example of what modern-day colonialism ...

With election 2019 just about a year away, the Modi government can't even run for cover. But the Modi government appears callously indifferent to the problem. No less than the prime minister himself believes the problem doesn't exist because even those selling pakodas can be considered employed.
As Facebook-Cambridge Analytica issue gained heat and the US government prepares to take stringent measures, the Indian Election Commission believes the entire Facebook fiasco as mere 'aberration' and has decided to continue using social media platform in the upcoming state elections.
BENGALURU: The Karnataka poll — the results of which will be announced on May 15 — is already heated with BJP and Congress keenly aware of the importance of the prize: A loss will rob Congress of one of two major states in which it is still in office while BJP needs a win to regain the momentum it lost ...
India's Ministry of Information and Technology issued a notice to Facebook on Wednesday asking five questions, including how Facebook planned to prevent its platform from being exploited to influence elections in India, Facebook's largest market outside the US with over 240 million users. Facebook's ...

India's information technology minister last week warned against any abuse of social media in elections, following reports that the analytics firm improperly accessed information on millions of Facebook users to target US voters. Friday's notice to the firm followed local media reports that Indian political ...
Although no party can expect to win every election in a democratic set up, the BJP's loss in the Gorakhpur parliamentary constituency was a particular shock. A BJP bastion for over 30 years. Gorakhpur is the seat of temple politics. The seat was recently vacated by Yogi Adityanath, after being anointed as ...
The BJP's succes has further consolidated the party's grip on national politics ahead of the crucial 2019 general elections, when Modi will be running for re-election. Since winning the 2014 elections under Modi, the BJP has expanded its rule from seven states to 21, out of 29 Indian states. It controls ...
“It's an all-India struggle, not restricted to only Tripura. If we win, it would be a victory for democracy… where there's freedom of speech and religion and way of life undisturbed by government,” says Dhar, refusing to concede that winning the election is an uphill task for his party. “Why do you think it'll be a ...
Of the 249 candidates who contested in the 2013 elections, at least 14 have switched parties in 2018. Eleven Congress candidates from 2013 are contesting the current elections on a BJP ticket including 7 MLAs. Six of the 7 Congress candidates from 2013 had first shifted their allegiance to Trinamool ...
Despite calls from civil society and underground groups for a “Solution Before Election” this year as well and a consensus on January 29, political parties filed nominations, primarily on the last day on February 7, with the NSCN(IM) also clarifying that it would not boycott elections. Along with Rio for the ...
"The Egyptian government has trampled over even the minimum requirements for free and fair elections for the planned March 26-28 vote," the 14 groups said in a statement. El-Sissi's government "has relentlessly stifled basic freedoms and arrested potential candidates and rounded up their supporters."
“I have conveyed my wishes to the party (BJP) leadership not to force me to contest the next elections because my health conditions are not permitting me. I have a serious knee-joint and back problem, because of which my movements are becoming restricted. Even during the previous Lok Sabha election ...
The CEO said the total number of candidates in the fray for the coming elections is now 372 out of the 375 whose nominations were cleared during scrutiny. ... Rongjeng constituency in West Garo Hills district has the maximum number of candidates with 11 of them contesting the coming election, while the ...
Prime Minister Modi addresses an election campaign rally ahead of assembly elections in Bengaluru, India, on February 4, 2018. ... in India, as he enters the final year of his tenure as Prime Minister, his popularity is on the wane even as the clock has started ticking for the parliamentary elections next year.
As close observers of elections know well, candidates from leading parties frequently suspect these small candidates of being “vote-cutters” or ... individuals entirely unrelated to parties may become candidates purely in the hope that a dominant candidate will offer a payment before the election, ...

The new government, the first under the new constitution, is expected to be formed as the Election Commission of Nepal has submitted the list of elected ... Expectations are high in China from Oli, who signed the Transit Treaty with Beijing to end dependence on India for his landlocked country to reset ...
Ahead of crucial state elections this year and the 2019 General Election, this government has done enough that he can showcase to the majority vote bank — the poor and middle class. And no one knows to hardsell these gains better than Modi himself, the BJP's dominant national campaigner and face for ...
Vadodara: Elections of 170 gram panchayats in Vadodara district passed off peacefully on Sunday with voters' turnout expected to cross 80 per cent. ... Elections were to be held for 190 gram panchayats in the district out of which 13 panchayats turned 'samras' while in seven others candidates won ...
NEW DELHI: Aligning national elections with state polls faces significant hurdles as the move — strongly backed by PM Narendra Modi+ — may need ... While giving its views after getting advice on the matter from the Election Commission, an internal note of the Union law ministry has spoken about the ...
"Since election process for both Election Commission of India and State Election Commissions (SECs) are the same, therefore, it was not understood as to why ECI has directed Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL) and Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) not to sell their designated machines to ...
They have come up with a nice phrase – One Nation, One Election. It is being said that simultaneous elections will save the taxpayers' money and these funds will be used for public good. It is also being argued that the recurrence of state assembly elections is a great impediment to India's growth story.
In the absence of any real debate or discussion about the implications, difficulties and challenges with holding simultaneous elections, one gets the feeling that what is being proposed is a one-off early election, with the possible voluntary and coordinated dissolution of BJP and NDA-ruled state legislative ...
A case in point is the recurring engagement of teachers for election duty, as a result of which students suffer. The cost of elections runs into thousands of crores and has been rising steadily. The opportunity cost of these lost resources is too high to ignore as India is a resource-constrained developing ...
India unveiled a union budget on Thursday that the government claimed aims to help farmers and the rural economy. With hikes in rural spending, Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to rally the support of his rural voters ahead of the 2019 general elections. Modi is facing criticism for disrupting business ...
In fact, when the Election Commission chose to delink the polls in Himachal Pradesh from Gujarat, Congress leaders questioned how it squared with Modi's push for ... But BJP does have the option of bringing forward the Lok Sabha elections to coincide with polls in the three north Indian states. Telangana ...
According to results released by Nepal's Election Commission, the CPN-UML has won 28 seats while its alliance partner Maoist-Centre has bagged 12 seats. The Nepali Congress, the Left alliance's nearest rival which has close ties with India, won six seats. There are a total of 165 Parliament seats and ...
Indian elections are a fertile ground for some extraordinary stories, stories that surprise, elate and sometimes, disappoint. And, the current Gujarat election, which began today (live updates ) with voting being held for the first phase of its two-part polls, is no different. Early in the morning, soon after the polls ...
Rann of Kutch, India - The Agariyas tribe in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch desert near the Arabian Sea is excited yet doubtful as to whether elections in one of India's most industrialised states will change their fortunes. Marked by mass illiteracy, lack of education and health facilities, and political ...
But most worrying for the BJP is the disaffection among some castes that have now aligned with the opposition Congress Party – caste usually is a strong factor in Indian elections. The BJP could be hurt most by the loss of support from the influential Patels or the Patidar caste, that has rallied under a young ...
Ahmedabad: The Congress is making no bones about its concerns of election rigging in Gujarat. The party has not only gone to great lengths to tackle any ... The Election Commission rules permit all parties to check EVMs before elections as a procedure. The Congress says that it wants VVPAT slips to be ...
NEW DELHI: India polled second highest votes on Friday to remain as a member of one of the councils in International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the next two years. ... Shipping minister Nitin Gadkari had parked himself in London to address IMOs annual session and raise support during the election.
More investments are possibly needed in education and healthcare but once again, the state would be one of the better ones in India. Where else ... He has probably visited more temples in Gujarat the last few months than he must have over the past few years or before any other state election! After all, he ...
In a time when nationalism is sweeping across the globe, many believe the left alliance, which has used nationalism as a major election plank, will win the elections. CPN-UML leader K.P. Oli has used symbolic attacks on India throughout the campaign. The election manifesto of the left alliance states that, ...
As shared with other members of the Security Council during informal consultations, Britain would prefer to stop voting on the ICJ elections after the first round as it fears that otherwise India could well cross the two-third mark. In that scenario it would be very difficult for the UN Security Council stop India's ...
BJP faces no “danger” in Gujarat Assembly election, says Nitish ... that BJP would have no problem in winning the Gujarat assembly elections. ... part of Pakistan, Mr. Kumar said, “Kashmir and PoK are an integral part of India”.
SHILLONG: The Election Commission of India will hold a pre-poll preparedness review meeting with Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of ...
The government is putting “all efforts in” to ensure the election of its ... Officials said on Friday that India failed to secure enough support in the ...
Bhopal : Madhya Pradesh Congress party workers celebrate the party's victory in Chitrakoot by-elections, at party headquarters in Bhopal on ...
This is an affirmation of the work done by the Election Commission in ... its rare north Indian success in the Shimla mayoral elections of 2012 by ...
The change will begin from Gujarat and on the day of election, the ... Rahul said: “India doesn't need Gabbar Singh Tax but simple tax. Though ...
India is putting “all efforts” to ensure the election of its nominee, Judge Dalveer Bhandari, for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after ...
India's oldest voter Shyam Saran Negi cast his vote in Kinnaur, says .... to play decisive role in the assembly election this time as out of total ...
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has done itself no favours. ... Election Commission been successful in running free and fair elections?
Lucknow, Oct 27: Uttar Pradesh election panel may announce state's ... SP are gearing up for the elections to 653 urban local bodies including 16 ... with counting at each booth,” The Times of India quoted Agarwal, as saying.
... for 2015-16 to Election Commission of India, till date, including SP and ... Rs 14.03 cr on elections, followed by TDP which spent the highest, ...
Rahul Gandhi has been trying to directly take on PM Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister has pitched the elections as a contest between ...
... to pull off a massive victory for the party in Gujarat this election. ... During the upcoming elections, Modi is likely to do 'social media town halls' ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's election commission on Thursday warned Opposition ... I want ECP to be as credible as in India so that elections are ...


 

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