EVMs can be manipulated, claims former Delhi CS

EVMs can be manipulated, claims former Delhi CS

Srinagar: Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be manipulated, says a new book by former Delhi Chief Secretary Omesh Saigal. Saigal says that he had told then Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla that the election results could be altered “if a pre-programmed code number was keyed” into the EVMs. “A mock poll, in which the skewed […]

Those seeking debate on special status playing with fire: Omar

Those seeking debate on special status playing with fire: Omar

New Delhi: Those seeking a debate on the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir are “playing with fire” as the issue is linked to the state’s accession to India, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Saturday. His remarks came after Attorney General K K Venugopal recently told the Supreme Court that the NDA […]

EC issues notification for Vice-Presidential election

EC issues notification for Vice-Presidential election

NEW DELHI: According to a notification issued by the Returning Officer for the Vice-Presidential election and Secretary General Rajya Sabha, elections to fill the office of Vice-President of India shall be held on August 5. Accordingly, the candidates can file their nomination papers at the office of Returning Officer, Room no 29, ground floor Parliament […]

Prez election: Rajnath, Naidu meet Sonia

Prez election: Rajnath, Naidu meet Sonia

NEW DELHI: Home minister Rajnath Singh and M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the Presidential poll as part of the ruling BJP’s outreach to stitch a consensus on the official nominee. Singh and Naidu arrived at Gandhi’s 10 Janpath residence to help evolve an agreement on the crucial election […]

EC issues notification for President’s election

EC issues notification for President’s election

NEW DELHI: The process of filing nominations for the July 17 presidential poll began on Wednesday with the Election Commission issuing a notification in this regard. The nomination process will continue till June 28. The ruling NDA and a loosely knit group of opposition parties have intensified efforts to zero in on a “mutually acceptable” […]

Cong will form govt in Delhi after 2019 polls: Scindia

Cong will form govt in Delhi after 2019 polls: Scindia

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi should become the Congress President and, under his leadership, the party would form gov-ernment at the Centre after the next general elections, senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said Sunday. His remarks at an Aaj Tak event here came amidst a raging debate in the party over Rahul’s elevation as the party […]

EVM challenge to start from June 3: EC

EVM challenge to start from June 3: EC

NEW DELHI: The challenge to prove that EVMs can be tampered with will start from June 3, the Election Commission announced Saturday, asserting that the machines are tamper-proof. The announcement came over a week after the Election Commission threw down the gauntlet to political parties to prove that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) used in […]

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