Express 5: Run up to LS polls, Young India key to 2014 elections

We bring you the best five stories of the Indian Express you must read before beginning your day.

New Delhi | Published: February 26, 2014 9:36:12 am
Indian Express on February 26th, 2014. Indian Express on February 26th, 2014.

We bring you the best five stories of the Indian Express you must read before beginning your day

1. Run up to Lok Sabha elections

In a move that has triggered some disquiet in sections of the bureaucracy and raised questions of propriety and constitutionality, the UPA government is planning to promulgate at least nine ordinances next week, days before Lok Sabha elections are announced. Lok Sabha elections: 9 ordinances, 4 for Rahul

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2. Young India holds key to 2014 elections

Almost 90,000 voters, between 18 and 22 years of age, will be eligible to vote for the first time in each Lok Sabha constituency this year, according to latest data from the Election Commission. 90,000 per seat: Young India could swing Elections 2014


3. Opinion: On gender justice and human rights

At a time when millions of orphans await legitimate adoption, the Supreme Court’s judgment in Shabnam Hashmi versus Union of India and Others is managerial, howsoever cleverly crafted. It takes the “small step” of recognising adoptions under the Juvenile Justice Act.Now, Indian Muslims may adopt Muslim children. Perils of restraint


4. Sports: Indian cricket team in Asia Cup

For the first time in close to a decade, the Indian one-day side is without the services of even one of MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina. And following their harrowing experiences in the shorter formats in South Africa and New Zealand, the stable hands of Pujara might just be one of many answers India are looking for. Middle dearth


5. Three key women politicians and their poll strategies

Jayalalithaa, Mayawati and Mamata could individually hold the key to govt formation given the number of seats each is targeting in her state. A look at how they are going about their objective of a larger role in Delhi. Lok Sabha elections: Three queens, three aces


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