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EVM ‘tampering’ row: Opposition asks EC for more safeguards, panel says all machines are safe

In a statement, the Commission said, after the close of polls, all polled EVMs and VVPATs are brought under security cover to designated strongrooms, which are sealed with double locks in the presence of candidates and observ

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Exit polls predict second term for Modi with clear majority

BJP seen gaining ground in Bengal, not to do badly in UP either

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After Bengal violence, EC invokes Article 324, orders early end to campaigning in state

The Commission said it was probably the first time that the panel had invoked Article 324 in this manner, “but it may not be last in case of repetition of lawlessness and violence which vitiate the conduct of polls in a pea

Citing incidents of violence in the state, the EC curtailed canvassing in nine Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal by 20 hours. News

Oil imports: Amid US-Iran heat, Tehran sends minister to India

With the US ending sanctions exemption to India for importing Iran oil after May 1, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is reaching India late on Monday night and will meet external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on

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Khan Market gang hasn’t created my image, my tapasya did. It can’t be dismantled: PM Modi

Over 90 minutes at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence, Modi touched upon a range of issues: from his definition of nationalism and how that squares with freedom to dissent to the marginalisation of Muslims and how the media, in

PM Modi at an election rally in Sonbhadra, Saturday (PTI photo) News

Ruchir Sharma with his take on the Lok Sabha elections at Express Adda

A global investor and author, his latest book, ‘Democracy on the Road’, captures India in its myriad forms and democracy at work.

Elections News

Lok Sabha Election: 51 seats, 7 states, 674 candidates — All about 5th phase polling and contenders

While Congress president Rahul Gandhi contests from Amethi, his mother Sonia Gandhi is the Raebareli candidate. Both constituencies, which are Gandhi family bastions, go to polls on Monday.

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15 commandos, their driver are killed in ambush by Naxals in Gadchiroli

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also expressed grief over the loss of lives.

Defence News

Poll code violation: SC notice to EC on Congress plea for action against Modi and Amit Shah

Her petition said the Congress had moved several representations to the poll panel since the proclamation of the MCC regarding the violation of electoral laws including the Model Code.

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Euphoric endorsement Narendra Modi enjoyed in 2014 is missing: Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Mehta said a distinctive aspect of the BJP’s current penetration in civil society is its magnitude.

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Midway through Lok Sabha elections, Pratap Bhanu Mehta is guest at Adda today

Pratap Bhanu Mehta, vice-chancellor of Ashoka University and a contributing editor with The Indian Express, has been speaking truth to power on all important issues, nudging people think deeper, leading them to fundamental qu

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‘Internet opening space for new voices, but women face harassment online’

One of the major issues discussed by the panel was, in fact, the online harassment that women face.

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Supreme Court asks Rahul Gandhi to explain remark it never made

The bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjeev Khanna clarified that it had not said anything as stated to have been made by Gandhi.

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Jaitley says strong govt, leader with clarity can resolve Kashmir issue

In a blog post titled ‘Why Jammu and Kashmir, and new approach to terrorism will remain a key political issue’, Jaitley said the Opposition parties were not in a position to handle the issue of J&K and terrorism.

Strong govt, leader with clarity can resolve Kashmir issue, says Arun Jaitley News

Lok Sabha election 2019: First phase sees high voter turnout, sporadic violence

Complaints of EVM malfunctioning in some states; cross-complaints in Bengal; two hacked to death in Andhra Pradesh.

Elections News

Vijay Mallya loses yet another round, moves closer to extradition

If the UK High Court turns down Mallya’s oral application and approves his extradition, Mallya can make a representation to the UK Home Secretary to prevent extradition on the grounds of human rights within 14 days of the o

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J&K opposition leaders go to EC over security withdrawal

The government issued a direction to SSPs and Commandants that if those policemen who have been asked to withdraw from guard or personal security duties fail to report back, their salary must be deducted.

Elections News

Pak F-16 shot down, but Opposition kept asking about Abhinandan return: PM Modi

In an interview to telecast Friday, Modi targeted the Opposition and their supporters, saying “they did not have respect for our brave martyrs”, that some people “who survive on Congress bread” found “statesmanship

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Manohar Parrikar dead, Kovind salutes his ‘long battle of fortitude’

A couple of hours before the announcement of Parrikar’s death, the Goa Congress had reiterated at a press conference that it has the numbers to form the government in the state, and accused Governor Mridula Sinha of behavin

Parrikar dead, Kovind salutes his ‘long battle of fortitude’ News

Priyanka Gandhi at maiden rally: Awareness is patriotism, vote is your weapon

Priyanka Gandhi asked people not to fall prey to “meaningless issues”.

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In first sign of de-escalation between India and Pakistan, Imran Khan announces release of IAF pilot

Imran Khan made the announcement during a joint session of the Pakistan parliament

Defence News

Wing Commander Abhinandan to return: ‘Pilot project over, real one still to be done’, says PM Modi

As the audience applauded, the Prime Minister continued: “Now the real one has to be done. Earlier one was a practice. And the real one is to actually give a standing ovation to today’s award winners. We will give a stand

India News

Pilot in Pakistan custody is son of IAF veteran

On Wednesday, the retired fighter pilot’s son, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was in Pakistani custody after his jet went down during a mission.

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Lowest on ladder must benefit, that’s true governance: Former CJI RM Lodha

The biennial awards celebrate the finest work done by district magistrates across the country.

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Indian Express Excellence in Governance awards: Who are the DMs doing best work in India?

These biennial awards celebrate the finest work done by District Magistrates across the country — women and men considered the foot-soldiers of governance as they script change that touches the lives of countless people.

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‘Democracy is in danger’: Opposition uproar after UP blocks Akhilesh Yadav from going to Prayagraj

Later in the day, Akhilesh expressed disappointment over students’ preparations at Allahabad University going waste. “Sarkaar ka mann saaf nahi raha, niyat saaf nahi rahi... The freedom of speech, to speak to people... th

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Months before Rafale deal, MoD said: PMO weakening our negotiating position

In the note, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar wrote: “RM may pl see. It is desirable that such discussions be avoided by the PMO as it undermines our negotiating position seriously.” RM was a reference to Raksha Mantri.

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