Friday, 30 September, 2022
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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.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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