Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: CEC

Are those in Parliament representing the people, questions former CEC Navin Chawla

Expressing concern over the election process, Navin Chawla called for greater public participation, especially women, but said citizens should trust the system.

Chief Election Commissioner claims EVMs are tamper proof

CEC Sunil Arora dismissed apprehensions related to the EVMs' functioning, and said there was no reason to doubt them. 

Why EC is making a fresh push for constitutional protection for election commissioners

New CEC Sunil Arora says he "fully endorses" the idea. The recommendation, if implemented, would require a constitutional amendment in Article 324

Why have we made it a national pastime to blame EVMs, asks CEC

In an interview to ThePrint, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says EVMs are here to stay, and that technicalities delayed counting in MP.

Poll panel chief says Modi’s simultaneous polls desirable goal, but possible only in 2024

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora dismisses tampering allegations, says it's a national pastime to blame the EVM.

Cap on party expenses in elections will see light of day, says exiting EC chief OP Rawat

Rawat said his 'only regret' is that the Election Commission was unable to recommend a fresh legal framework to check party expenditure.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.