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Polling officials collect EVMs and other material in Jaipur | PTI

Two ex-IAS officers have suggestions for how EC can count votes and avoid EVM controversy

The officers looked at three elements of VVPAT-based audit of EVMs and found Election Commission’s system wanting in all three aspects.

Narendra Modi’s juvenile ‘mud-slinging’, and punishment for taking on ‘powerful men’

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SC dismisses review plea of 21 Opposition leaders over matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs

The petitioners were seeking the Supreme Court's direction to the Election Commission to increase the matching of VVPAT slips with EVMS by 25%.
Poll workers carry EVMs at a distribution centre

To counter BJP’s winning ‘panna pramukh’ formula, Akhilesh deploys booth rakshaks across UP

Booth rakshaks, the SP's answer to Amit Shah's panna pramukhs, will not only raise an alarm on EVMs malfunctioning but are to also ensure high voter turnout.
Satish Acharya | Twitter

Opposition finds new hero in MNS’ Thackeray and actor interviews PM

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Second phase of Lok Sabha elections

Phase 2 of Lok Sabha polls records moderate to high voter turnout

Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said no reports of booth capturing or any other untoward incident regarding law and order has been received so far.
Hari K. Prasad Vemuru

The ‘EVM thief’ at heart of TDP-EC tiff says poll panel ‘shooting the messenger’

The Election Commission has shot off a letter to the TDP over Hari K. Prasad Vemuru’s inclusion in the delegation that met the poll panel Saturday.
Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

A Chowkidar EVM and a poll lesson from demonetisation

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Violence, blasts & EVM glitches mar first round of voting for Lok Sabha

Reports of unrest and irregularities cast a shadow over round one of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

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Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.



RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?