Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: VVPAT

EC seeks urgent SC hearing on fixing timeline for release of EVMs, VVPATs used in 6 states

The Election Commission also sought that a timeline be fixed for filing election petitions relating to assembly polls of Assam, Kerala, Delhi, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

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.

Military veterans, academics & ex-civil servants slam EC over ‘least fair’ Lok Sabha polls

A letter, signed by academics, former civil servants & military veterans, alleges EC turned blind eye to violations committed by BJP leaders & PM Modi.

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%.

This election, EC has failed the litmus test of appearing to be fair: Yogendra Yadav

The Election Commission may have surrendered its moral authority as a neutral and no-nonsense referee in the political slugfest.

Opposition wants Supreme Court to direct EC to verify VVPAT slips for 50% EVMs

Opposition parties Sunday met to discuss issue of EVM malfunctioning where Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said they will plan a nationwide campaign to bring this to light.

Supreme Court order to increase VVPAT verification not expected to delay election results

Election Commission had said a 50% verification of VVPAT slips would’ve caused a 6-day delay, but 5 machines per assembly segment won’t delay results on 23 May.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.