22
Friday
March 2019
9:46 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
EC asks political parties not to use ''snaps of Defence personnel'' in campaign
 
New Delhi:The Election Commission on Saturday called upon all political parties to advise their candidates and leaders to desist from displaying photographs of Defence personnel or photographs of functions involving Defence personnel in advertisements as part of poll campaign. "It is pertinent to mention here that the Armed Forces of a nation are the guardian of its frontiers, security and the political system. They are apolitical and neutral stakeholders in a modern democracy.

It is therefore necessary that political parties and leaders exercise great caution while making any reference to the Armed Forces in their political campaigns," EC said in an advisory to political parties. The EC''s advisory also mentioned that the Ministry of Defence has brought to the notice of the Commission that the photographs of Defence personnel are being political parties, their leaders and candidates in advertisement.

In an open letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, former Navy chief Admiral L Ramdas also expressed concerns on "recent instances" of parties using armed forces'' heroics. "With elections due in a few weeks from now, it is particularly important that there should not be any misuse of these recent events by any political party to send triumphalist or jingoistic messages which can influence the electorate," he has said.


Mayawati predicts BJP's doom in LS polls
Appeal against Aseemanand's acquittal if you are really a chowkidar: Owaisi to Modi
Maoists `apologise' for killing of school teacher
Renowned Indian artist Haku Shah passes away at 85
BJP denies tickets to 6 sitting MPs in UP
Mayawati won''t contest LS polls, but says still possible to become PM
Samjhauta blast case: Swami Aseemanand, 3 others acquitted
HC takes note of 'dearth' of special education teachers in Delhi schools
Cong-JDS to campaign jointly, vow to reduce BJP to single
Mamata lashes out at BJP for questioning her religion
Acid attack uncivilised, heartless crime, does not deserve any clemency: SC
After Mayawati, Akhilesh asks Cong not to spread confusion
Sawant sworn in Goa CM, allies extract pound of flesh
No alliance with Congress in Delhi: AAP
Goa Archbishop condoles Parrikar's demise
Ex-top court judge Justice PC Ghose tipped to be country''s first Lokpal
Will work for Congress, ensure party candidate''s victory from Ernakulam: KV Thomas
Cong stalwarts opt out of the LS polls contest in Kerala
If voted to power Congress will fill all govt posts lying vacant: Rahul
CPI hopeful Left parties will perform well in LS polls
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Lucy Liu developing anthology series on real-life women heroes
 Los Angeles: Actor-director Lucy Liu is working on an anthology series which will champion real-life  
One has to get into regional cinema to reach India's core: Akshay
Salman believes right kind of education can solve Kashmir dispute
Jon Snow's death sent Kit Harington to therapy
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
UK facing ''national emergency'' on Brexit: business, unions
 London: Britain faces a "national emergency" as the risk of a no-deal Brexit rises, business and uni
As more are buried, emotional prayer service planned in NZ
200,000 people in Zimbabwe affected by floods, cyclone: UN
Theresa May seeks Brexit Day delay, EU demands new vote
KERALA NEWS
Rival Fronts'' spat over CPI-M''s unholy nexus jibe at Cong, BJP
 Thiruvananthapuram: A spat has erupted between rival fronts in Kerala over the ruling CPI(M)''s alle
Travel bloggers from worldover on trip to scenic Kerala
We think about the future: Sasi Tharoor
No riots in UP since BJP came to power: Adityanath
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2019 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.