Narendra Modi- I interacted with our brave Jawans


Everyone is aware of the extreme conditions at Siachen. Overcoming every challenge our soldiers stand firm, protecting our Motherland. Be it the altitude or bitter cold, nothing deters our soldiers. They stand there, serving our Nation. They make us truly proud. I went to to Siachen with a message from each and every Indian to our soldiers- that we stand shoulder to shoulder with you!

Narendra Modi's photo.
Narendra Modi's photo.
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Tow Center for Digital Journalism


New Research and Events at the Tow Center
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The Tow Center has been very busy this Fall, presenting new research at ONA 2014, publishing several reports including Digital Security and Source Protection for Journalists and The New Global Journalism, and hosting an array of events for practicing journalists, technologists, and students.Keep up with the latest news, events, and research by following us on Twitter @TowCenter and onFacebook at /towcenter.

Today, Thursday, Oct. 23rd#Ferguson: Reporting a Viral News Story

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
3rd Floor Lecture Hall,
Columbia Journalism SchoolRSVP Recommended via Eventbrite

Panelists:Antonio French, City of St. Louis
Wesley Lowery, Washington Post
Alice Speri, VICE News
Zeynep Tufekci, UNC

Moderated by:

Emily Bell, Tow Center

“How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism”
by Steve Coll, The New Yorker, October 21, 2014
Tow Responsive Cities Initiative
Workshop with Susan Crawford
at Columbia Journalism School
Oct. 31, 2014
9:00 AM
By invitation only

Tow Research Cocktail Hour
PhD Discussion Group
November 18, 2014
5:00 PM
By invitation only
Journalism After Snowden:
Normalizing Surveillance
A Lecture with Ethan Zuckerman
at Columbia Journalism School
Nov. 18, 2014
12:00 PM
RSVP RecommendedJournalism After Snowden:
A Lecture with Jill Abramson

at Yale Law School
Dec. 2, 2014
12:00 PM
RSVP Recommended
Read the latest on the Tow Center Blog:What We Talk About When We Talk About Sharing by Michael Shapiro

“Networks, as sociologist Duncan Watts wrote in “Six Degrees,” are curious phenomena in that there is no consistent way of ensuring their forming. They simply do.” Read more…

Recent Events:Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Investigative Reporting in an Age of Surveillance and Big Data
A lecture with Steve Coll
See video from this event here

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Race in the Age of Digital Media
A lecture with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Read a full description of the event here

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Source Protection in the Information Age
Co-hosted by The Tow Center for Digital Journalism and Mashable
Access resources and see videos from this event here

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Source Protection: Rescuing a Privilege Under Attack
A lecture with David Schulz
See video from this event here

If you would like to contribute to the Tow Center Blog, contact Smitha Khorana, Digital Media Associate at the Tow Center.If you would like to propose research, contact Fergus Pitt, Senior Research Associate at the Tow Center.  
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Oriental Bank of Commerce invite PRESS MEET


Shri Bhupinder Nayyar &
  Shri Suresh N Patel

Excecutive Directors

Oriental Bank of Commerce


Cordially invite you to a



on the occasion of the announcement of

Q-2 Financial Results 2014-15


on Wednesday, 29th October, 2014



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Corporate Office

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at 12.30 PM


Press Meet will be followed by Lunch


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May Diwali illuminate your life with thousands of lamps and fill your life with peace, prosperity, pleasure and good health.


With best wishes,


Dr Mohd Manzoor Alam

President, Indo-Arab Economic Co-operation Forum; &

Chairman, Institue of Objective Studies




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BJP and INC fail to submit Lok Sabha Election Expense Details in time to the ECI,


BJP and INC fail to submit Lok Sabha Election Expense Details in time to the ECI, 

Despite ECI Reminders


New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) are the only two National Parties which have not yet submitted details of the expenditure incurred by the parties ​during the Lok Sabha 2014 elections ​to the Election Commission of India (ECI). Among the recognised regional parties, only 24 parties out of a total of 49 parties have submitted their Lok Sabha election expenditure statements at the time of this release.


Supreme Court Judgement regarding submission of Election Expenditure Statements by Political Parties

The Supreme Court of India, in its judgement of Common Cause Vs. Union of India, dated 4th April, 1996, had stated “…the political parties shall submit to the Election Commission, for its scrutiny, the details of the expenditure incurred or authorized by the parties in connection with the election of their respective candidates.” The Supreme Court also stated that the ECI would be justified in asking political parties to file an account of their expenditure incurred or authorised by the parties in connection with the election of its candidates during the course of elections.

Time Period within which Election Expenditure details should be submitted to the ECI

Hence, the ECI stipulated a time period of 90 days within which all National and Recognised parties need to submit the expenditure the parties incurred during Lok Sabha elections. As the results of the Lok Sabha elections were declared on 16th May, 2014, the parties should have filed their expenditure statements on or before

​ 14th of August 2014.​

​​ECI issues Notices to defaulting Parties

According to a note on the website of the ECI, as of 8th September, 2014INC, BJP and CPI were the three defaulting National Parties along with 46 regional parties which had not filed their statements of election expenditure to the Commission.

Contents of Expenditure Statement

The expenditure statement contains details of the total amount received as funds in the form of cash, cheques and demand drafts and the total amount spent under the following heads at the central, state, district and constituency levels by the party:

  • Party propaganda
  • Travel expenses
  • Publicity expenses
  • Other expenses
  • Expenses on candidates

Political parties are required to submit these statements providing information of funds collected and spent between announcement and completion of elections.

ECI also sent reminders to Parties that defaulted in their expenditure submission regarding Assembly Elections held earlier

similar note* dated 20th May, 2014, available on the website of the ECI, lists 9 recognised parties (National and Regional parties) which had defaulted on filing their expenditure statements during earlier elections, as under:


Name of the defaulting political party Assembly Elections Due date for submission of the election expenditure statement
AIADMK Karnataka Assembly Elections, 2013 22-07-2013
BJP Karnataka Assembly Elections, 2013 22-07-2013
Chhattisgarh, MP, Mizoram Rajasthan, Delhi Assembly Elections, 2013 24-02-2014
CPI Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura Assembly Elections, 2013 17-05-2013
IUML Karnataka Assembly Elections, 2013 22-07-2013
JD(S) Karnataka Assembly Elections, 2013 22-07-2013
NPP Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura Assembly Elections, 2013 17-05-2013
Chhattisgarh, MP, Mizoram Rajasthan, Delhi Assembly Elections, 2013 24-02-2014
RJD Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura Assembly Elections, 2013 17-05-2013
UDP Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura Assembly Elections, 2013 17-05-2013
ZNP Chhattisgarh, MP, Mizoram Rajasthan, Delhi Assembly Elections, 2013 24-02-2014

Source: Election Commission of India


ECI: Unrecognised parties would be required to submit election expenses details

For the first time since the above quoted judgement of the Supreme Court, the ECI has asked the unrecognised parties, which contested in the Lok Sabha elections, 2014, to file their expenditure statements. Out of a total of 419 unrecognised parties which contested, 17 parties have submitted details of expenditure so far.


Recommendations of ADR

While it is crucial for political parties to submit their expenditure statements for greater financial transparency, it is equally important to file the same within the time limit set by the ECI and endorsed by the Supreme Court of India. The National and Regional Parties should, ideally, lead by example by filing complete and correct statements of expenditure to the ECI well in time for public scrutiny so as to encourage financial transparency. 




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I N V I T A T I O N National School of Drama Sanskar Rang Toli



                   I N V I T A T I O N

National School of Drama 

Sanskar Rang Toli


Solicit your gracious presence for a


to announce the launch of

12th Jashnebachpan 2014

National Theatre Festival for Children

Featuring children theatre performances from across the country

Address by

Prof. Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama


Mr. Abdul Latif Khatana, In-Charge, T.I.E.Co. NSD



Tuesday, October 28th 2014 at 3.00 pm


Sammukh Auditorium

National School of Drama

Bahawalpur House, Bhagwan Das Road

New Delhi-110 001


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