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Election Commission must put speculation to rest, says Pranab Mukherjee on EVM ‘tampering’

Former President Pranab Mukherjee said he was concerned over reports of EVM tampering and said the safety of EVMs is responsibility of Election Commission.
Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking 100% match of EVMs & voter audit slips

A Chennai based organisation had filed a public interest litigation seeking the audit which the Supreme Court said was nonsense.
Supreme Court of India | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

SC stays HC order disallowing black money law to operate retrospectively from July 2015

The Delhi HC in its interim order had stayed the Centre's notification to make black money law operational with effect from July 1, 2015.

Vivek Oberoi apologises for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan meme after social media backlash

Actor Vivek Oberoi triggered a controversy Monday after he posted a meme on exit polls by comparing it to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's personal life.
Muzaffarpur

Alwar ‘gang rape’ victim gets a job as Rajasthan Police constable

'Gang rape' of the Alwar woman became a flashpoint in the Lok Sabha polls after her husband alleged that police initially refused to register their complaint.

‘My longest 4 minutes’: Delhi cop who ended Dwarka gang war thought it was a kidnapping

Saturday shootout in Delhi's Dwarka area was no kidnapping but a gang war, between rival members of the Manjeet Mahal gang. It ended with the intervention of constable Naresh Yadav.
Eggplants

After ‘uprooting’ crop, Haryana asks Modi govt to probe Bt brinjal contamination case

State panel says since "environment and health are national issues", central agencies should investigate case of Bt brinjals being sold in markets across north India.
MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani | Getty Images

MJ Akbar gets cross-examined in Priya Ramani case, denies every detail she recounted

Journalist Priya Ramani had accused former junior foreign minister M.J. Akbar of sexual harassment. He then filed a criminal defamation case against her.
File image of Narenda Modi | @MannKiBaat_PMO/Twitter

PM Modi is so confident of victory that he’s already scheduled Mann Ki Baat 2.0

If Modi comes back to power, Mann Ki Baat will be broadcast on the first Sunday of every month instead of the last. It is also expected to be more interactive.
File photo of Rajeev Kumar outside his residence | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

In Saradha case, ex-Kolkata cop Rajeev Kumar seeks Supreme Court’s extension of protection

The Supreme Court bench had earlier withdrawn the protection from arrest granted to Rajeev Kumar in connection with Saradha chit fund case.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.