VVPATs only ‘confidence building measure’, cannot replace EVMs: MP CEO
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VVPATs only ‘confidence building measure’, cannot replace EVMs: MP CEO

BHOPAL: Away from the din on counting of votes that clouds national capital, Madhya Pradesh election commission appears confident on the eve of declaration of parliamentary results since…

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Changing VVPAT count protocol not practical: EC to 22 opposition parties
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Changing VVPAT count protocol not practical: EC to 22 opposition parties

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission Wednesday rejected the demand of 22 political parties to count paper trail machine slips before the counting of votes polled in electronic voting…

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Will BJP’s Look East policy pay rich dividends in Bengal and Odisha?
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Will BJP’s Look East policy pay rich dividends in Bengal and Odisha?

Six months back, in December, Bharatiya Janta Party’s national president Amit Shah predicted 23 seats of 42 for his party in West Bengal. Since then, in every public…

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View: Has Modi evolved from being a strong leader to a crafty one as well?
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View: Has Modi evolved from being a strong leader to a crafty one as well?

There can be very few things more daunting than sharing one’s political opinion on counting day. By the time you scan these lines, your primary attention is likely…

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Will Congress-NCP beat BJP to get back a few seats in Maharashtra?
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Will Congress-NCP beat BJP to get back a few seats in Maharashtra?

If there is one state after Uttar Pradesh that the BJP and the Congress will be anxiously looking at on Thursday when the results of the Lok Sabha…

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No transit accommodation in hotels for newly-elected MPs
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No transit accommodation in hotels for newly-elected MPs

Newly elected members of the 17th Lok Sabha will not be provided hotels as transit accommodation, but will be lodged in parliament’s hostel — the Western Court and…

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Sharad Pawar playing key role in forming alternative government: NCP
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Sharad Pawar playing key role in forming alternative government: NCP

Claiming that the BJP-led NDA will fall short of a simple majority after the Lok Sabha poll results, the NCP Wednesday said party chief Sharad Pawar is playing…

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How EVM strong-rooms are secured as per the Election Commision
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How EVM strong-rooms are secured as per the Election Commision

The Election Commission on Wednesday asserted that the transport and storage of the EVMs are well secured, dismissing the doubts raised by the Opposition over movement and alleged…

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Union Home Ministry asks states, UTs to remain alert; says calls given in various quarters for inciting violence
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Union Home Ministry asks states, UTs to remain alert; says calls given in various quarters for inciting violence

A day before counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls, the Union Home Ministry Wednesday alerted all states and Union Territories on the possibility of violence in…

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Drones, virtual reality and good old analysis, TV channels pull out the stops for counting day
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Drones, virtual reality and good old analysis, TV channels pull out the stops for counting day

Drones that fly overhead to give a “bird’s eye view”, Rs 1 lakh cash prize if you guess the winner right and good old analysis, television channels are…

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