Professor Richard Eccleston, the Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania, said that similar to the soon-to-be replaced Victorian regime, Tasmania's House of Assembly elections were not subject to state-specific donation disclosure laws, leaving it reliant on federal laws, which apply to federally registered parties. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Does Tasmania have the weakest political donation laws in the nation?
Irrespective of the merits of the investigation underway, what is increasingly apparent is that all central and state agencies appear to be operating under political directions, for this case is now clearly linked to politics. On one hand are those who believe that Ms Chakraborty is responsible for Rajput’s tragic death. This view seems to have the support, if not the concurrence, of leaders in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — and the social media campaign against her has the sanction of supporters of the party. It is, therefore, not a coincidence that it is central agencies which are at the forefront of implicating Ms Chakraborty in a range of cases. On the other are those who believe that Rajput’s death is being used to target the Mumbai film industry and its leading figures, and there is an attempt to muddy a normal police investigation in the matter. It is not a coincidence that the Maharashtra state administration in general is applying the law against those … [Read more...] about When politics dictates law | HT Editorial
Rhea was arrested by the NCB in the drug angle linked to the death of Sushant. The arrest, made under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, came three days after her younger brother Showik Chakraborty’s arrest by the NCB. Her bail was rejected on Tuesday and she was brought to the Byculla jail on Wednesday morning. … [Read more...] about Raveena Tandon hints if Kangana Ranaut and Rhea Chakraborty are ‘pawns being used for dirty political vendettas’
“Information regarding individuals with criminal cases, who have been selected as candidates, along with the reasons for such selection, as also as to why other individuals without criminal antecedents could not be selected as candidates shall be published by the political party in the newspapers, social media platform and website of the party in the enclosed Format C-7 within 48 hours of the selection of the candidate or not less than two weeks before the first date for filing of nominations, whichever is earlier,” the order read. … [Read more...] about Election Commission revises timeline for political parties
"All instructions, in this regard, must be complied by the contesting candidates with criminal antecedents and the political parties regarding their nominated candidates. These modified instructions shall apply with immediate effect," the EC said. … [Read more...] about Election Commission asks political parties, candidates to publish details of criminal antecedents