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 […]

Election: A cloak to cover state violence in Kashmir!

Election: A cloak to cover state violence in Kashmir!

By Haroon Lone & Rouf Dar Elections and Plebiscite The thermometer in recent elections shows the boiling point among the Kashmiris, knowing themselves as well as the Indian state as to where the people stand. The objective of political participation in the Indian state, through elections is that it allows the Indian state to preserve […]

EC issues ‘open challenge’ to people to hack EVMs

EC issues ‘open challenge’ to people to hack EVMs

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Wednesday threw an “open challenge” to people to hack its EVMs, a move which comes after opposition parties urged it to revert to the paper ballot system raising doubts over infallibility of the machines. “From first week of May, experts, scientists, technocrats can come for a week or 10 […]

EC helping BJP win elections, says Kejriwal

EC helping BJP win elections, says Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Launching an attack on the EC over alleged EVM manipulation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed that the poll body was acting like “Dhritarashtra” to help son “Duryodhana” (BJP) win the polls. He alleged that the Commission’s only intention was to bring the BJP to power in poll-bound states and that […]

Nitish for grand alliance at national level to stop BJP surge

Nitish for grand alliance at national level to stop BJP surge

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday stressed on a grand alliance of opposition parties at the national level to stop the surge of the BJP and urged the Congress and Left parties to take initiative for this. “The BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh was mainly because of lack of a Bihar-like ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand […]

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

LUCKNOW: In keeping with the BJP’s mani­festo, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed police officials to prepare an action plan for closure of slaughter houses across the state. He also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero toler­ance would be exercised in this regard. Official sources did not […]

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