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  • Ujjain: Municipal commissioner inspects UMC’s cowshed

    Ujjain municipal corporation (UMC)’s Commissioner Pratibha Pal inspected Kapila cowshed, took an stock of development work. She instructed the officials concerned to construct an extra cowshed and to maintain lighting arrangements and cleanliness.

  • Voting underway for DUSU elections at 52 centres in morning colleges

    New Delhi: Polling is underway for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections at 52 centres in colleges here, an official said Wednesday. As many as 1.35 lakh students will decide the fate of 23 candidates in in the DUSU polls. Senior faculty members have been posted as observers at the centres and around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed, the official said.

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    Boycott polls with the use of EVMs: Raj Thackeray urges parties

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has urged all political parties to boycott elections till the Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines or the ballot paper system are not made available. In a letter written to chiefs of various political parties, he said since the elections in 2014, there have been doubts about the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The allegations that EVMs are being tampered have been

  • Bhopal: Non-sense remark on EVM is not tolerable, says Rawat

    Bhopal: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said on Tuesday that any officer making non-sense comments on EVM would face the music. Rawat made the above comment at an all-party meeting in the state capital. Indore collector Nishant Warwade had once commented on EVMs at a meeting on poll preparation by the commission.

  • Congress urges Election Commission to bring back ballot papers for 2019 elections

    New Delhi: In a fresh appeal to the Election Commission of India, the Congress Party has once again requested the poll body to bring back ballot papers for the 2019 general elections. According to sources, the party made the appeal ahead of the all-party meeting, called by the EC later today. Earlier in March, the Congress had asked the EC to allow voters to exercise their franchise by stamping the ballot paper in the

  • Poll with EVMs alone

    The Opposition parties now want to abandon electronic voting machines for exclusive paper balloting. They claim EVMs are manipulated and unreliable. By implication, they question the impartiality and fairness of the Election Commission of India. Most strident in this regard are the Congress Party and the Aam Aadmi Party. Others are muted, though they have not openly endorsed faith in the ECI. Losers invariably blame for defeat. When the Aam Aadmi Party

  • Paper trail machines don’t click pictures: EC to voters

    New Delhi : Beware of the warning that asks an electorate to vote for a particular candidate, stating “you have taken money and can’t fool us as the paper trail machine clicks your picture casting vote”, says the chief election commissioner, dismissing the claims as a canard.

  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and 17 parties to approach EC demanding 2019 polls be held using ballot papers

    New Delhi: On an initiative of TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, leaders of 17 political parties will be pressing the EC told the next general election with ballot papers. The efficacy of the EVM is in question in view of the swirling allegations about its manipulation.  A day after Mamata made a pitch for approaching the Election Commission with the demand, her Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien told

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    Maharashtra: Election Commission should probe faulty EVMs, says Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday underscored the importance of mutual efforts to sustain the straining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena alliance in the state. “We are not against BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and neither do we believe that our alliance will break, but effort has to be from both ways. We are ready for talks with Shiv Sena,” Fadnavis said. He said the BJP was affected by the faulty EVMs

  • Chief Election Commissioner refutes reports of failure of EVMS, VVPAT

    New Delhi: The  on Tuesday refuted reports of large-scale failure of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the bye-elections held yesterday. Speaking to ANI, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said, “There were absolutely no problems in EVMs yesterday, yes problems were noticed in the VVPATs which was used for the first time in these constituencies and by the polling parties.”

  • Bypolls: Severe heat conditions primary reason for EVM malfunctioning, says Election Commission

    Palghar/Gondia/Kairana: A large number of complaints about malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs) were received in the by-elections for four Lok Sabha and ten Assembly seats, but the Election Commission dismissed them as “exaggerated,” claiming that the “severe heat conditions” had interfered with the machines. However, they were quickly replaced with the ones in reserve.

  • Shiv Sena hints at EVM tampering in Gujarat polls

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today continued its tirade against the BJP over the Gujarat election results and hinted at the tampering of electronic voting machines in the polls.

  • EVMs can be hacked, as margin between winner and loser very less: Hardik Patel

    Ahmedabad: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday reiterated his doubts over the reliability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), saying they can be hacked and that was why the margin between the winning and losing candidates in the Gujarat Assembly elections was less in some constituencies.

  • Gujarat Assembly Elections Result: BJP will lose, if elections have been conducted fairly, says Hardik Patel

    Gir Somnath: Patidar leader and Congress ally Hardik Patel said on Sunday that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would lose in Gujarat Assembly election if elections had been conducted in a fair manner. “If elections have been conducted fairly, BJP is going to lose,” Patel, who had reached Somnath Temple to offer prayers on the eve of poll results, told media here.

  • Supreme Court denies Congress’s plea of cross verification of EVM votes with VVPAT paper trails

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday tried to secure a Supreme Court order, though without success, for count of 20% paper trail votes in Gujarat in the counting slated on Monday. The Apex Court Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra dismissed the plea to direct the Election Commission to count and verify at least 20% of the voter paper slips long with the EVM votes.

  • Gujarat polls: Security beefed up for first phase

    Gandhinagar: As the first phase of Gujarat assembly election is about to begin, the security has been beefed up to maintain law and order across the state. Over 1,74,000 police personnel have been deployed with security apparatus on highest alert to ensure smooth conduct of the voting process today.