New Delhi | 1 year ago
Plea questions reporters' right to access court proceedings
New Delhi, April 25 - An NGO Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the media does not have a fundamental right to access courts and report their proceedings.An apex court constitution bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice D.K. Jain, Justice S.S. Nijjar, Justice R.P. Desai and Justice J.S. Khehar was told by the counsel for NGO Youth for Equality that the court had unrestricted powers to tak ... read more

New Delhi | 2 years ago
Apex court questions JNU on students' union poll
New Delhi, Nov 28 - The Supreme Court Monday asked the Jawaharlal Nehru University, its students union and the organisation Youth for Equality to file affidavits stating their respective positions on holding elections to the students' association of the varsity.The court said that 'this is a matter of holding JNUSU - elections. The elections to JNUSU could not be kept pending indefinitely. The mat ... read more

New Delhi | 4 years ago
Delhi doctor dies in accident in Indonesia
New Delhi, April 14 - Kumar Harsh, a cancer specialist in Delhi and one of those who led a movement against reservation in institutes of higher education, died in a road accident in Bali, the Indonesian capital, close friends of the doctor said here Wednesday.Harsh, who studied and did his senior residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences -, was hit by a speeding car while riding a m ... read more

4 years ago
851 Delhi voters said no to all candidates
New Delhi, May 9 - Eight hundred and fity one Delhi voters went to the polling booths Thursday but refused to vote for any of the candidates. They used section 49-O that enables a voter to reject all candidates. According to the Election Commission, among those who used this provision of the Conduct of Elections Act, the upscale New Delhi constituency led with 178 people saying 'I don't wish to ... read more

4 years ago
Don't wish to vote? Say it with Code 49-O
New Delhi, May 4 - If you are dissatisfied with the work done by political leaders and believe none of the candidates deserve your vote, then don't just sit at home during Thursday's Lok Sabha polls. Come out and let election officials know just that. Like the 40 odd villages of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, you too can go to the polling booth and express your disapproval by exercising your right ... read more

5 years ago
Log on to get your candidate's criminal record
New Delhi, April 13 - Want to know if the candidate you plan to vote for these elections has a criminal record? Thanks to the efforts of a recently launched 'No Criminals' campaign, you can do that now, either by logging on to their website or sending an SMS. Just over a month old, the campaign, whose goal is to wipe out criminalisation of politics, is gaining momentum amongst people, especiall ... read more

5 years ago
They chose their candidate through public forum
New Delhi, April 8 - Trying to set an example in how people's ideal candidate can be chosen, a youth group here has selected its nominee - a former woman army officer - through a public debate on who should be fielded from the New Delhi constituency in the upcoming elections. Major Sangeeta Tomar, 39, a former army officer will be the candidate of Youth for Equality, an organisation that says it ... read more

5 years ago
Youth organisation campaigns against criminals in politics
New Delhi, Jan 4 - Determined to do its bit to punch out crime from politics, an organisation of youngsters has launched a campaign that props up hoardings across the capital saying 'Welcome to the state of criminals; 40 percent of Delhi's MLAs are criminals'. Kaushal Mishra of the Youth for Equality said the organisation has put up 20 such hoardings at key sites in Delhi since the beginning of ... read more

5 years ago
Don't wish to vote? Make use of code 49-0
New Delhi, Nov 28 - If you do not wish to vote anyone in the Delhi assembly elections Saturday, do not sit home but go to the polling station and exercise your right not to vote. Many may not be aware about the provision called 49-O in the Conduct of Elections Act, 1969, which enables people to go to the polling booths, confirm their identity, get their finger marked and convey to the presiding ... read more

6 years ago
Students group to challenge apex court verdict on OBC quota
New Delhi, April 10 - Youth for Equality -, a students' organisation that spearheaded the anti-reservation agitation last year against the 27 percent quota for other backward classes -, Thursday said it would challenge the Supreme Court verdict upholding the quota. The YFE now plans to take up its agitation with a fresh perspective. It says that since the benefit of reservation is meant for 'soc ... read more

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