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Big split in Election Commission as EC Ashok Lavasa stands up against clean chits to Modi

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa dissented in 4 decisions taken by the EC — 3 against Modi & 1 against BJP president Amit Shah.
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Jamia Millia Islamia gets its first woman V-C, President approves Najma Akhtar for post

Najma Akhtar is a member of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration. President also appoints V-Cs to two other varsities.
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All you need to know about Lok Sabha 2019 — announcement of dates to counting

It is a seven-phase election this time around and ThePrint takes you through the various stages right up to counting day on 23 May.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora addresses a press conference after a review meeting with Bihar District Magistrates

EVMs being used as a football in a motivated slugfest: CEC Sunil Arora

Arora asserted that the Election Commission will not go back to ballot papers.
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Chief Election Commissioner claims EVMs are tamper proof

CEC Sunil Arora dismissed apprehensions related to the EVMs' functioning, and said there was no reason to doubt them. 
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Why EC is making a fresh push for constitutional protection for election commissioners

New CEC Sunil Arora says he "fully endorses" the idea. The recommendation, if implemented, would require a constitutional amendment in Article 324
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Why have we made it a national pastime to blame EVMs, asks CEC

In an interview to ThePrint, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says EVMs are here to stay, and that technicalities delayed counting in MP.
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Poll panel chief says Modi’s simultaneous polls desirable goal, but possible only in 2024

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora dismisses tampering allegations, says it's a national pastime to blame the EVM.
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EC chief Sunil Arora endorses constitutional protection for fellow commissioners

Sunil Arora called for extending the constitutional protection, which means commissioners can only be impeached and not removed from office by the President.

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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.

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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. 
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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?