Non-BJP parties to move SC against use of EVMs: Andhra CM Naidu

AMARAVATI: Some of the non-BJP parties have decided to approach the Supreme Court against the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said here Thursday. In his daily teleconference with Telugu Desam Party leaders, Naidu said a decision in this regard was taken during the meeting of 15 non-BJP […]

Govt seeks Rs 1600 crore to pay EVM suppliers

Govt seeks Rs 1600 crore to pay EVM suppliers

NEW DELHI: The government has sought over Rs 1,637 crore in the current fiscal to allow the law ministry make payments to two suppliers of EVMs and paper trail machines ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The government, in the third batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2018-19, has sought Parliament’s approval for Rs […]

Publication of electoral rolls: date extended to Feb 7

Publication of electoral rolls: date extended to Feb 7

JAMMU: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has extended the date for final publication of Electoral Rolls in Jammu and Kashmir to 7 February 2019. According to Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shailendra Kumar, his office is in the process of informing all the political parties about the extension of date for the final publication of […]

Field employees of Election dept hold protest, project demands

Field employees of Election dept hold protest, project demands

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: J&K Field Employees Association of Election Departments on Wednesday held a demonstration in Srinagar to project their demands. “All the employees of Election department of Jammu and Kashmir have been forced to hold two days state-wide strike program from Jan 30 to 31,” a protester Showkat Ahmad Dar said. “We are nearly […]

Akhilesh bats for usage of paper ballots in 2019 LS polls

Akhilesh bats for usage of paper ballots in 2019 LS polls

LUCKNOW: Citing “doubts and controversy” surrounding EVM machines, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav has reques ted Election Commission to conduct next polls through ballot papers. “The SP has asked the EC to conduct next elections through ballot papers. There are doubts and controversy related to EVMs that have raised question mark on entire democratic exercise […]

EVM hacking claim: Delhi Police files FIR

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered a case based on a complaint filed by the Election Commission regarding allegations of hacking of EVMs and rigging of polls levelled by self-proclaimed cyber expert Syed Shuja, officials said Wednesday. “Based on a complaint received from the Election Commission, an FIR has been registered under Section 505 […]

EVMs foolproof: ECI

EVMs foolproof: ECI

NEW DELHI: It has come to the notice of Election Commission of India (ECI) that an event claiming to demonstrate EVMs used by ECI can be tampered with, has been organised in London. Whereas, ECI has been wary of becoming a party to this “motivated” slugfest, ECI firmly stands by the empirical facts about foolproof […]

New Delhi wants to put Kashmir on fire for electoral gains: JNUSU

New Delhi wants to put Kashmir on fire for electoral gains: JNUSU

SRINAGAR: Condemning the Kulgam civilian killings, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) on Monday said New Delhi wants to put Kashmir on fire for its electoral gains in rest of the country. “The killings of innocent youth during an encounter site in Laroo village of Kulgam are highly tragic. It is extremely condemnable and totally […]

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