10 must-reads for today

Election awareness campaigns continue as the second part of the seven-phase polls is set to open tomorrow.
Election awareness campaigns continue as the second part of the seven-phase polls is set to open tomorrow.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

1 Four politicians barred

India's Election Commission (EC) has barred at least four politicians from campaigning temporarily amid criticism that it has done little to stem hate speech and other election code violations by political parties. The EC said there have so far been 338 violations as of Monday, a number that has prompted some experts to call for the body to do more.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 17, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe