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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.

Election Commission can learn from Supreme Court on what to do when there’s dissent within

The content of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s dissent note against PM Modi is less important than making it part of public records.
A salesman displays masks of PM Modi, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal at a shop, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls | PTI

Balakot, low blows & an EC under fire — 7 issues that defined the 7-phase Lok Sabha polls

A nasty campaign, 'biased' Election Commission, a sharp national security pitch and fierce social media wars were all hallmarks of these polls.
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‘Renaissance’ takes over West Bengal as Amit Shah puts the EC on ‘mute’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Tej Bahadur Yadav

SC asks EC to examine issue of Tej Bahadur Yadav’s rejected Varanasi nomination

Former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav has claimed the cancellation of his nomination against PM Narendra Modi is discriminatory and unreasonable.

Election Commission slaps notice on Pragya Thakur for campaigning despite ban

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been barred from campaigning for her remark on Babri Masjid.

With 5 clean chits to Modi, EC made it clear: BJP Varanasi nominee is free to say anything

Election Commission has given credence to claims that Modi can push the boundaries of decency in electoral debates with impunity.
PM Narendra Modi during an election rally in Coimbatore | PTI

EC sent report on PM Modi’s Barmer speech that allegedly violates model code of conduct

The Congress party claimed that PM Narendra Modi's speech had violated the poll code by repeatedly invoking the armed forces.
PM Narendra Modi introduced the channel on his Twitter account | @narendramodi/Twitter

NaMo TV can air PM Modi’s live speeches in silence period if it doesn’t violate terms: EC

The Election Commission said NaMo TV, which sponsored by BJP, can air speeches if there’s no reference to poll-bound areas or candidates.
Election officials collect their Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) from a distribution centre ahead of the Assembly elections in Jabalpur

Akhilesh Yadav wants Election Commission to rectify EVM malfunctions immediately

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said that it is EC's responsibility to rectify the problem within 15 minutes, so that polling is held undisturbed.

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File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
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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.

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IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
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.