## HDFC Life Chairman Steps Down, Supreme Court Demands Electoral Transparency

83
1
## HDFC Life Chairman Steps Down, Supreme Court Demands Electoral Transparency

## News Summary

Deepak Parekh has stepped down as chairman and non-executive director of HDFC Life Insurance.

The Supreme Court has called for maintaining sanctity in the electoral process and asked the Election Commission to explain the steps taken for cross-verifying VVPAT slips with EVMs.

A migrant worker from Bihar was killed in a targeted attack by terrorists in Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir.

Prohibitory orders have been imposed in Murshidabad's Rejinagar area after clashes during a Ram Navami procession. The incident has led to a political slugfest between the TMC and BJP.

The Supreme Court will hear a petition seeking review of its verdict scrapping the Modi government's electoral bonds scheme. The petition argues that the court acted as an appellate authority over Parliament without proper public hearing.