Express 5: Compulsory voting may not be correct says EC Brahma; Congress’ Abhishek Singhvi in tax case

We present you the top five stories from today’s edition of The Indian Express.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2014 10:18 am
x11 We present you the top five stories from today’s edition of The Indian Express.

We present you the top five stories from today’s edition of  The Indian Express.

1. Gujarat voting law

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Election Commissioner H S Brahma told The Indian Express on Monday that in his view, the Gujarat government’s move to make voting compulsory in elections to local bodies “may not be correct”.

READ: Will you jail 8 crore voters who don’t? asks EC Brahma

2. Congress’ Singhvi in tax soup

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi (Source: PTI) Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi (Source: PTI)

Multiplying Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s Income Tax problems, the Settlement Commission has added over Rs 91.95 crore to his declared professional income over a three-year period and slapped a penalty of Rs 56.67 crore.

READ: Officials reject his claim that ‘termites ate vouchers,’ slap Rs 56-crore penalty

3. Opinion

A deputy of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, an "old friend" of Nehru, has been described as a Soviet spy. A deputy of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, an “old friend” of Nehru, has been described as a Soviet spy.

In Jawaharlal Nehru’s time, the expression “communicator” hadn’t come into vogue. Yet British political scientist W.H. Morris-Jones said it all when he wrote that Nehru “rules a country of continental size and bewildering diversities with a microphone”.

READ: The great communicator 

4. Bilaspur accident

A woman being taken to hospital on Monday. (Source: Express photo) A woman being taken to hospital on Monday. (Source: Express photo)

Two days after 83 women opted for laparoscopic tubectomies at a family planning camp organised by the Chhattisgarh government in Bilaspur, four women died on Monday while at least 20 more are reported to be in a serious condition.

READ: 4 women dead, 20 critical after sterilisation camp in Minister’s district

5. Sports

Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan returns pavilion as Virat Kohli pats him during 3rd ODI against SriLanka at Hyderabad on Sunday. (Source: PTI) Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan returns pavilion as Virat Kohli pats him during 3rd ODI against SriLanka at Hyderabad on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

After the ODI series win against Sri Lanka at home, a tougher test awaits India’s stand-in captain Virat Kohli. With MS Dhoni’s thumb injury not expected to completely heal by the first week of December, Kohli will lead Team India in the opening Test of the Australia tour at Gabba, a venue known for its pacy track.

READ: Tough test awaits Virat

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