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Counting of votes for Lok Sabha polls today, matching VVPAT slips likely to delay results

Counting of votes for Lok Sabha polls today, matching VVPAT slips likely to delay results

New Delhi, May 22 :  Counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections, in which over 8,000 candidates were in the fray for 542 seats, will begin at 8.00 am Thursday and results are expected only by late evening due to tallying of voter verified paper audit trail slips with EVM count for the first […]

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VVPAT count to be held at the end like in the past: EC sources

VVPAT count to be held at the end like in the past: EC sources

New Delhi, May 22:  The Election Commission is learnt to have stuck to its plan of counting the paper trail machines slips at the end of counts and not in the beginning as demanded by opposition parties. The Commission is also learnt to have decided to count postal ballots simultaneously with Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) […]

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EC's VVPAT decision goes against SC order: Yechury

EC's VVPAT decision goes against SC order: Yechury

New Delhi, May 22 : CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the Election Commission’s rejection of the Opposition demand to first count the VVPAT slips went against the “spirit” of a Supreme Court order on the devices. Yechury’s reaction comes after the commission is learnt to have stuck to its plan to count […]

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DMK hits out at poll body for sticking to VVPAT last norm

DMK hits out at poll body for sticking to VVPAT last norm

Chennai, May 22 :  The DMK on Wednesday wondered if the Election Commission’s move to stick to counting VVPAT slips at the end of the counting process was a democratic act, ignoring demands by 22 opposition parties against it. The main opposition party in Tamil Nadu hit out at the poll body, saying its decision […]

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 India launches a new earth watching satellite, can penetrate clouds

 India launches a new earth watching satellite, can penetrate clouds

Sriharikota((AP), May 22 :  India on Wednesday successfully put into orbit an earth observation satellite that can see through thick clouds and enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities in military and civilian sectors to keep an eye also on terror camps across the border in Pakistan. Dubbed as a ‘spy’ satellite, RISAT-2B (Radar Imaging Satellite-2B) will […]

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China delivers first overhauled JF-17 fighter jet to Pakistan

China delivers first overhauled JF-17 fighter jet to Pakistan

Beijing, May 22 :  In a major boost for the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), China has delivered the first overhauled multi-role JF-17 fighter jet to Islamabad as part of a project undertaken by the two countries for the development and manufacture of the aircraft. China and Pakistan had begun joint development and manufacture of the […]

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EVM tampering reports spark political row

EVM tampering reports spark political row

Onus on EC, says a concerned Pranab

Lucknow/New Delhi, May 21 : Barely two days before the Lok Sabha vote count, a political row erupted Tuesday over reports of alleged tampering of EVMs and a concerned former President Pranab Mukherjee also stepped in to say the onus is on the Election Commission to put all speculation around these voting machines to rest. […]

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Dissent in model code violation cases would not be made public: EC

Dissent in model code violation cases would not be made public: EC

New Delhi, May 21 :  Rejecting the demand of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, the ‘full commission’ Tuesday ruled that dissents and minority views in EC orders in cases of model code violations would not be made public. The dissent notes and minority views would remain part of records as it is the case now, the […]

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Pak appoints Moin-ul-Haq as India's new envoy to restart process of engagement with new govt

Pak appoints Moin-ul-Haq as India's new envoy to restart process of engagement with new govt

Islamabad, May 21 :  Career diplomat Moin-ul-Haq has been appointed as Pakistan’s new  High Commissioner to India to start a new process of engagement with the country where a new government will be formed soon, amid strained relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday approved appointments of over two dozen […]

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Oppn leaders meet, move EC seeking VVPAT verification with EVMs

Oppn leaders meet, move EC seeking VVPAT verification with EVMs

New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) The leaders of 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission on Tuesday ahead of the Lok Sabha election results and asked it to ensure transparency and fairness in the counting process by verifying EVM results with VVPATs. The opposition leaders, including from the Congress, the DMK, the TDP and the […]

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