The EC asked for 15 separate FIRs to be lodged against Resource Development International (I) Pvt. Ltd, the agency that conducted the poll, and the editorial head of the Hindi daily under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
Ministry sources said the National Research Foundation (NRF) will leverage more resources from the industry to support 500 collaborative research projects between Indian institutions and universities abroad.
Ravi Shankar Prasad informed Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi that the Committee of Ministers headed by Rajnath Singh did not accept the demand to introduce totaliser machines for counting of votes.
The three-member inquiry panel against Setalvad and her NGO was constituted in 2014 on the basis of a complaint by Rais Khan Pathan, a former aide of Setalvad’s who fell out with her several years ago.