Referendum should be conducted on use of EVM in polls: Moily

New Delhi: Asserting that there are “serious doubts” over EVM, senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily has sought a referendum on whether it should be used in the electoral process or ballot papers be brought back. He also emphasised that such a referendum should be conducted on ballot papers and not on electronic voting machines […]

EC lifts model code

EC lifts model code

New Delhi: The model code of conduct, which came into force on March 10 when the Lok Sabha election was announced, ceased to be in existence, the Election Commission said on Sunday. In an instruction to the cabinet secretary and chief secretaries of state governments, the commission said the model code had been lifted with […]

‘EC’s silence on EVMs being switched worrying’

‘EC’s silence on EVMs being switched worrying’

Srinagar: The PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the silence of the Election Commission (EC) was worrying even after “evidence” had come to the fore that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls were being switched. “Worrying that despite solid evidence about EVMs being switched, @ECISVEEP hasnt clarified any […]

Modi thanks EC for giving permission for Kedarnath-Badrinath visit, says he got 2 days rest

Kedarnath/Badrinath: After spending the night meditating at a cave near Uttarakhand’s Kedarnath temple, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday thanked the Election Commission for granting him permission for the visit, saying he remained entirely cut-off from the outside world and got two days of rest. Modi reached Kedarnath on Saturday and after offering prayers to Lord […]

Military increasingly being drawn into political discourse is ‘worrisome’: Lt Gen Hooda

Military increasingly being drawn into political discourse is ‘worrisome’: Lt Gen Hooda

Chandigarh: Lt Gen (retd) D S Hooda Thursday said it is “worrisome” that the military is increasingly being drawn into the political discourse and used to win political arguments. The Indian Army’s former Northern Command chief also said the talk around politicisation of the military “is sort of exaggerated”. “ …the military (is) being increasingly […]

Opposition attack on EC ‘advance alibi’ for poll defeat: Jaitley

New Delhi: Calling the attack on Election Commission by opposition parties an advance alibi for defeat, Union minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said the aspirational India wants a better tomorrow and will not make suicidal choices by voting for “highly corrupt” and “temperamental mavericks”. Fractured opposition has no agreement on either a leader or programme, the […]

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