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Who will elect India’s leaders – we or Xi? The answer lies in EVMs

No longer can other countries be trusted to stay away from India’s elections. EVMs are the biggest vulnerability in the face of an external aggression.
Headquarters of the Election Commission in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Just 8 EVM-VVPAT machines recorded vote mismatch in Lok Sabha polls, EC says human error

The Election Commission has launched a campaign to spread a message about the infallibility of the EVMs.
Bihar alliance

Opposition’s issue with VVPAT shows desperation, says BJP ally Ram Vilas Paswan

Opposition party leaders met the Election Commission, demanding a verification of VVPAT slips of randomly-selected polling booths a day before counting of Lok Sabha votes.
Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

The opposition’s ‘plan E’ & ‘too much performance pressure’ on EVMs

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Election Commission to count VVPAT slips at the end of counts

Opposition parties had requested the Election Commission to count the paper trail machine slips in the beginning and not at the end.
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Lok Sabha election results likely to be delayed Thursday due to matching of VVPAT slips

This election will the be the first time results of EVMs will be matched with slips generated by VVPATs.
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.

Oppn leaders including CPM, AAP, Congress, TDP, DMK discuss formation of non-NDA govt

Opposition leaders met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a non-NDA govt as well as moving the Election Commission to tally the VVPAT paper trail with EVMs.

All this Rajiv Gandhi talk shows Modi squandering historic 2014 mandate

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Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.