More than 600 million Indians will learn the outcome of the country’s six-week elections, as results are released progressively throughout the day.
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Bharatiya Janata Party fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its rival, Congress, is just a step behind.
Election Commission cut off campaigning early in eastern state of West Bengal after days of clashes in final stretch of the country’s marathon elections.
They occupy only 25 per cent of the work force, less than 12 per cent of parliamentary seats, a backseat in many homes dominated by patriarchal voices.
In its annual press freedom index, Reporters Sans Frontières has dropped Bangladesh to 150th out of 180 countries – the lowest ranking it has ever received.
On a cold night in February, residents of the battle-weary city of Srinagar woke up to the noise of fighter jets buzzing in the inky black skies.
Should India worry about synthetic audio and video content created by artificial intelligence-enabled algorithms affecting the upcoming elections?
Since India is heavy on smartphones, it could be no problem to get it to villages and ensure women, all elderly people and all castes cast their vote safely.
With 1.3 billion people and a voting age of 18, an astonishing 900 million Indians are eligible to vote. Welcome to the world’s largest election.
The Indian government intensified its harassment and at times prosecution of critics in 2018, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2019.