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24 Jun 2017


EC to continue hearing office-of-profit case against AAP MLAs

The EC ruled that it will proceed to hear the plea against 21 AAP MLAs for allegedly holding an office of profit.

18 Jun 2017

Delhi Police

Cash for votes: EC directs FIR against TN CM Palaniswami

The Election Commission ordered an FIR against Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister Palaniswami in connection to the RK Nagar by-election bribery case.

01 Jun 2017

Delhi Police

EC bribery- AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran gets bail

AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran was granted bail in the EC bribery case, where he allegedly bribed EC officials to retain the 'two leaves' symbol.

19 May 2017


EVM tampering-EC to demonstrate working of EVMs on May 20

Amid several allegations of EVM tampering, the EC is going to demonstrate the working of the electronic voting machines and VVPATs on May 20 to prove their infallibility.

13 May 2017


VVPAT decision taken after all-party meet

The decision to conduct elections on VVPATs came after an all-party meet on May 12.

12 May 2017


All future elections to be held on VVPATs: Election Commission

Following much controversy on alleged EVM tampering, the Election Commission declared on May 12 that all elections hereon will be conducted through Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail.

08 May 2017


Bombay HC orders forensic examination of EVM

The Bombay High Court has ordered the forensic examination of an electronic voter machine that was used in 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections.

06 May 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Shopian attack: Police retrieve mobile, diary from terrorists

From a diary and a mobile phone retrieved from terrorists, police have identified three local insurgents and several workers who helped the terrorists in the Shopian attack.

05 May 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Military begins operation to flush out terrorists

In a massive military crackdown, over 3000 soldiers cordoned off 30 villages in Shopian district to flush out terrorists. The soldiers were backed up by drones and helicopters.

04 May 2017


Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May

The Election Commission has decided to hold an open hackathon for people to attempt to hack into EVM machines in the last week of May.

04 May 2017

Tamil Nadu

Will AIADMK merge with BJP?

The two factions of AIADMK are busy ironing out their differences, gearing up for a possible merger.

02 May 2017

Indian Government

EC unhappy with Electoral Bonds proposition

The Election Commission has expressed reservations about the government's decision to introduce electoral bonds for donations to political parties.

02 May 2017


EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies

After ordering seizure of EVMs in Vikasnagar, the Uttarakhand HC has directed sealing of voting machines in six more constituencies: BHEL Ranipur, Haridwar Rural, Mussoorie, Pratapnagar, Raipur and Rajpur Road.

30 Apr 2017


EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT

The Election Commission has stated that all future elections including the upcoming Himachal Pradesh polls are to be held with voter-verified paper audit trail machines.

26 Apr 2017

Delhi Police

AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran arrested for bribery

AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran was arrested on Tuesday night after being questioned by Delhi Police for four consecutive days.

23 Apr 2017

Yogi Adityanath

New UP DGP: Will prioritize unbiased policing and crush 'goondagardi'

Newly appointed UP DGP Sulkhan Singh on Saturday highlighted the police would be tough-handed with breaches of law and order, and promised to crackdown on "goondagardi" and unwarranted citizen vigilantism.

21 Apr 2017


SC's liquor ban: 4 pubs in Gurugram may face closure

With the SC's ban on sale of alcohol within 500 metres of the highway, Sector 30 and Sohna Road in Gurugram may witness the closure of four pubs/bars.

20 Apr 2017

Delhi Police

EC Bribery Case: Dhinakaran asked to appear before Delhi Police

Delhi Police officials served summons to AIADMK Party Deputy Chief, TTV Dhinakaran, in a case of alleged bribing of Election Commission officials for retrieving AIADMK's frozen 'Two Leaves' symbol.

EVM tampering: Cabinet clears proposal for new VVPAT machines

Amid several allegations of EVM tampering, the Union Cabinet has cleared the Election Commission's proposal to buy Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.

18 Apr 2017


Nepal local elections: China beats India to delivering assistance

As Nepal is preparing to conduct its local body elections after a 10 year hiatus, China on Monday came as an early bird with poll assistance to Nepal.

EC issues reminder to govt for VVPATs

The Election Commission has issued a fresh reminder to the Centre to sanction funds for the procurement of voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) systems in time for the 2019 General Elections.

12 Apr 2017


EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines

After allegations of Electronic Voting Machines' tampering, the Election Commission threw an open challenge to hack the machines.

11 Apr 2017


EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots

After widespread allegations of EVM tampering, 16 political parties have approached the Election Commission and demanded that all future elections be held by paper ballot.

10 Apr 2017


EC cancels RK Nagar by-polls over voter bribery, corruption

The Election Commission has cancelled the upcoming RK Nagar by-polls scheduled on April 12, quoting widespread bribing and corruption.

10 Apr 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EVM tampering: 'Dhritarashtra' EC wants 'Duryodhana' BJP to win

Maintaining his stand on alleged tampering of EVMs, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal equated the EC with 'Dhritarashtra', who wanted 'Duryodhana' BJP to win.

09 Apr 2017


Tamil Nadu IT report may lead to by-poll being countermanded

After the Central Board of Direct Taxes submits its report, detailing the exploits from C Vijayabaskar's house, the R K Nagar by-election could get countermanded.

08 Apr 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EVM tampering: Inquiry team finds no anomalies

An inquiry team led by AP chief electoral officer Bhanwar Lal has found no evidence of tampering of EVMs used in a demonstration at Bhind.

07 Apr 2017


TN Health Minister Vijayabaskar's premises raided by IT department

IT officials raided several premises of Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and his relatives following allegations that he had distributed cash to voters in RK Nagar constituency, which is headed for a by-election.

06 Apr 2017


Delhi engineer developing hybrid plane in USA

A mechanical engineer from IIT-Delhi, Ashish Kumar, is currently developing hybrid airplanes in the United States of America and wants to sell the same in India for 1,100-km-long regional flights by early 2020s.

05 Apr 2017


Third gender: Sanitation ministry bats for respecting bathroom preferences

In a laudable move, the sanitation ministry has issued an advisory to state governments to allow the third gender to use washrooms meant for either men or women, according to their preferences.

04 Apr 2017

Sasikala Natarajan

EC lambasts Sasikala faction for using 'two leaves'

The Sasikala faction of the AIADMK was lambasted by the Election Commission of India for continuing to use the "two leaves" symbol, despite it being frozen for the RK Nagar elections.

03 Apr 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EVM tampering: EC denies AAP's allegations, says 'introspect on performance'

Denying AAP's demand for cross-verification of Punjab poll results, the Election Commission said the party should introspect on its performance instead of making "unfair" accusations.

02 Apr 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Faulty EVMs: Madhya Pradesh Government removes top officials in Bhind

A video that went viral on social media purportedly showing a faulty Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) that registers votes only for the BJP, resulted in the Madhya Pradesh government taking swift action against top officials of Bhind, from where the video surfaced and an Assembly by-election is scheduled.

02 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan Dargah murder: 20 people tortured to death

In a gruesome incident, the "mentally ill" custodian of a shrine in Pakistan tortured and killed 20 people, including six members of a family. Reasons for the crime haven't been ascertained yet.

28 Mar 2017


AAP MLAs disqualification case: Election Commission concludes hearing

The Election Commission (EC) concluded the hearing on the 'Office-of-Profit' case against 21 AAP MLAs who were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries in 2015.

24 Mar 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Supreme Court questions EC over EVMs

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Election Commission asking them to clarify their stance on the accuracy of EVMs. A complaint was filed after several politicians alleged that the machines could be easily tampered with.

22 Mar 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi: Four Bhondsi jail-mates in Limca Book of Records

The Limca Book of Records now features four inmates of the Bhondsi jail for installing 'Phoenix' (a prison-management software) in 11 prisons of Haryana.

EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

In an attempt to decriminalize politics, the Election Commission has approached the Supreme Court seeking a ban on convicted politicians from contesting elections.

15 Mar 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal alleges EVM tampering in Punjab

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that 20-25% of votes that were given to AAP was transferred to other parties from tampered EVMs. He demanded a probe into the matter.

08 Mar 2017


Manipur polls: Irom Sharmila vs CM Singh in last phase

22 constituencies in Manipur went to polls on March 8 in the second and last phase of polling.

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