Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: EVM

Karnataka Speaker says will summon EC for answers as Congress alleges ‘19 lakh missing EVMs’

Congress sourced statistics from response to a 2018 RTI application by activist Manoranjan S. Roy, filed with PSU Bharat Electronics Limited, which manufactures EVMs.

Is this India’s ‘Amrit Kal’? As state polls go on, we must trace Representation of People Act

The elections in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur are also ‘a mid-point referendum’ on the Narendra Modi government.

EVM violates rights, ballot papers must be used for polls: CM Baghel’s father to President

Raising doubts on EVM's credibility, Chhattisgarh CM's father Nand Kumar Baghel, in his letter to Ram Nath Kovind also pleaded for 'euthanasia' if his demand cannot be fulfilled.

4 EVMs, VVPATs found at TMC leader’s home in West Bengal, poll official suspended

A team of central forces had to be deployed in the area as the locals protested, alleging malpractices. A senior officer said the four EVMs were not being used in today’s polling.

EC orders repoll, suspends officers over Assam ‘EVM theft’, BJP calls it Congress conspiracy

Election Commission ordered repoll at polling booth 179 of Ratabari seat after a video, which went viral Thursday, showed polled EVMs being transported in BJP MLA’s car.

Facebook enters Congress list of excuses for Modi’s victories, after EVM and Balakot

Modi wins because of Modi. Period. You don’t have to be a fan of his toxic, narcissistic politics to acknowledge his electoral success.

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.

EVMs can’t be tampered with, says CEC Sunil Arora as he rules out return to ballot system

Speaking at an event, the CEC said the Election Commission will engage with political parties in coming days on various electoral reforms and the model code.

EVM tampering in Delhi across channels & Zee’s Sudhir Chaudhury angry at voters

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Ahead of Delhi polls, Prashant Bhushan, Kavita Krishnan, others rake up EVM tampering

Several Twitter users accuse BJP of attempting to tamper with Delhi election results after Home Minister Amit Shah said 11 February results 'will shock everyone'.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


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.

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.