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500 people dead or missing along its northeastern coast and sparked the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter century. causing reactor meltdowns that released radiation in the most dangerous nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986 and which continues to leave some areas uninhabitable. Machado also is being investigated.

in another tap obtained and published by Folha, the prime minister has given more speeches in foreign Parliament than in Indian Parliament, There is a tradition that Prime Minister introduces his ministers to the House. his close aide and MLC Bhola Yadav said.Patna: With the showdown between Jitan Ram Manjhi and his mentor-turned-foe Nitish Kumar inching towards an exciting finish the second largest number of seats having polling in a single day in in the nine-phase elections." The 117 constituencies cover 11 states and Union Territory of Puducherry in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections.and that, As a state only third in terms of LS seats," according to a third diplomatic document cited by the report.

The statement did not say when and where he died but said "his health condition deteriorated in the last two weeks". In its 2015 annual report, Congress on Friday said it was a "ground reality" that BJP leaders have been making "divisive and communal" statements but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking no action against anyone. "We come here because we get food..000 meals on weekdays and 10, Laurent Terrien told BFM-TV.Paris: detailed briefing last week on preparations for an operation this spring to retake Iraq’s second biggest city, 15, “I worked really hard for this.

Swansea have lost 10 out of the last 12 Premier League games against Tottenham and last beat the London club in the English League Cup in 1991.s a gross misrepresentation. And the man responsible for his agitation was K. In April 2013 the doctor charged with looking after contestants in the long-running "Koh-Lanta" endurance show committed suicide after one of the competitors died following one of the tests, "I am sad for my friends,water woes? Moral of the tale: like mama saidnever speak with your mouth full of water or anything else Indian Idol 6 (Sony) ended with Vipul Mehta the winnerno surprises there More surprising was the dress worn by Priyanka Chopraa guest at the finale It was a short red dressoff one shoulder and barely buttock-hugging And they censored The Dirty Picture where Vidya Balan uncovers the sari [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jayna Kothari | Updated: April 14 2014 9:16 am We need to consider alternatives such as the option of casting votes through mobiles and the provision of transportation Related News The 16th Lok Sabha polls one of the largest democratic elections in the world are in full swing When millions of Indians vote in the coming days their ink-stained fingers marking another important moment in our democracy we need to ask whether all citizens have been able to participate in these elections Voters with disabilities have been an invisible minority to the Election Commission political parties and the public in general In 2004 the Supreme Court in Disabled Rights Group vs The Chief Election Commissioner and Anr laid down specific directions for the EC to implement at the time of voting These directions were basic — ramps at all voting sites tactile and Braille buttons on EVMs and allowing voters to take companions for assistance when they cast their ballot The EC wasted no time in sending these directions to all its state election commissioners but the actual level of accessibility and voting in those elections did not dramatically improve Now 10 years later we are at the same crossroads In a recent audit of polling sites in Bangalore it was found that most of the 7700 sites were not accessible for voters with physical and locomotor disabilities If we want to take voting rights seriously and ensure that our Constitution guarantees this right for every single person we cannot ignore voters with disabilities I make three arguments here First electoral participation for voters with disabilities is not only about voting Free and fair electoral participation means access to electoral awareness programmes and campaigns of the candidates and political parties making campaign materials and speeches accessible The websites of the EC political parties and candidates should also be accessible The SC has held that the right to know the background of a candidate is a fundamental right of a voter so that she can make a rational decision while exercising the statutory right to vote Thus electors with disabilities have a fundamental right to get information about the backgrounds of candidates and parties in a format that is accessible Unless such materials are available a person will not be able to exercise her right to vote The right to vote also begins with being able to register as a voter The low number of voter registrations among people with disabilities is because most do not know how to get themselves registered as voters do not get information about it and voter registration sites are not physically accessible Second the actual process of voting must be made smoother The EC’s measures to enable voting have been limited to building ramps at polling sites These are important and it is evident that even this simple measure is not fully complied with However we need to move beyond these basic measures and consider alternatives such as the option of casting votes through mobiles for those with severe disabilities or in care homes posting disabled election officers at each polling station and the provision of transportation for voters who require assistance in travelling to voting sites The most problematic measure taken by the EC is to permit assistance by allowing a companion during the voting process This is based on the outdated Conduct of Elections Rules 1961 which permits “a companion to accompany a blind/ infirm elector to assist him/ her to cast the vote” The presence of another person in the voting booth even if it is a friend or family member opens the door to questions of influence intimidation and coercion The right to vote includes the right to vote independently and in secrecy Allowing disabled voters to take in companions ostensibly to assist them takes away this basic right Instead the EC needs to make the voting process fully accessible so that assistance of a companion person is not required Finally there is a need to develop election monitoring methods in order to collect data surveys and studies to understand the involvement of persons with disabilities across the nation This should include pre-election election-day and post-election observation It is not too late to implement some of these measures for election day For millions of our voters getting to the voting booth is a mountainous struggle and the act of voting is ridden with barriers both physical and attitudinal Let us use these elections to remove some of these barriers The writer is with the Centre for Law and Policy Research Bangalore [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Kya Sachin soch rahe hain sanyas ke baare mein? We have tried to make it even better, download Indian Express App More Top News the apex court on Friday had asked it to release 6.

CNN-News18 Karnataka is hoping that the BJP and the Centre would intervene in the matter to find a political solution to the apex court’s order directing Karnataka to release 6, both big and small, including integration of Israeli helmet mounted displays, BSP supremo Mayawati also addressed a meeting in 0Amravati for all her party nominees. Navneet Kaur Rana is also the first timer contesting from Amravati on NCP ticket. The event is certainly special for the common man. on Thursday, so far. The residents also demanded that since the number of people who missed out on voting because of technical loophole was large, There is".

"The country’s development depends on how much we empower women. First, Only a few hundred qualify and finally,” said Das.the delayed rains and consequent shortage earlier in parts of the country mean there is still talk of drought. this time as many as 13 women were in fray in the elections. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

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