Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicEVM-VVPAT

Topic: EVM-VVPAT

Farm laws to hate speech, IAS-IPS-IFS retirees split, pro- & anti-govt sides fight war of letters

Over past few years, rival lobbies of ex-civil servants, with no official political affiliation, have organised groups and issued statements backing or criticising govt on many issues.

How do visually challenged Indians confirm they voted on right button? EVMs need upgrade

In EVMs, there is no way of knowing if the assisting person has cast a vote for the candidate picked by the visually challenged person.

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.

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.

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.

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

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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.

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 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.

On Camera

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Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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