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by OJ George

Everything is not available for a price?
The arrest of AIADMK leader Dinakaran for attempted bribing of Election Commission officials underscores a crucial point.

Not everything can be purchased for a price always.

In Indian conditions, in a majority of instances, corruption rules the roost.

You grease the palm and you get away with what you want.
At least this time, the attemp
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BJP has clean sweep in municipal corporation elections
After the Uttar Pradesh triumph and other state elections barring Punjab, the BJP has succeeded in keepings its place in the hearts of Delhi's voters.

And if the over 2/3rd consolidated win in the three MCDs was not enough, giving a sound beating to the Aam Admi Party in its lone citadel put the
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General elections in Britain on June 8
British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early general election to be held on June 8, 2017, in a surprise announcement on Tuesday as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union.

May said she will go to parliament on Wednesday to seek approval for the early ele
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EC insists on funds to procure paper trail voting machines
Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has aproached the government with another letter seeking funds to expedite the purchase of paper trail machines before the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail or VVPAT machines produce a printout of the vote cast using EVMs, whic
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Thumping majority for P.K.Kunjalikkutty, victory margin 1.71 lakh
IUML's P.K.Kunjalikkutty of the Congress-led UDF has registered a thumping victory in the Malappuram Lok Sabha by-election.

He has secured a victory margin of 1,71,023 votes against his main rival M.B.Faisal of the LDF.

Kunjalikkutty fetched 5,15, 330 votes while Faisal garnered 3,44,307 votes
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Parrikar Govt wins confidence vote, 22 out of 40 votes
The Manohar Parrikar government on Thursday proved its majority on the floor of the Goa Assembly by winning the trust vote with the support of 22 legislators in the 40-member House.

The opposition Congress could muster only 16 votes against the government with one of its legislators absenting fro
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No one is responsible for loss, says Mulayam Singh Yadav
SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has said "no one is responsible" for the defeat.

"No one is responsible for the loss. This is the people's mandate," said Mulayam. Like his son, and SP chief Akhilesh yesterday, Mulayam couldn't resist adding, "The BJP has made lot of promises, let us see what they
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