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Opposition parties question Electronic Voting machine use

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Opposition parties question Electronic Voting machine use

New Delhi: A lot of people, who at first took Maywati’s comments with a pinch of ¬†salt (She is the Bahujan Samaj leader whose party did miserably in the recent elections in Uttar Pradesh), are now shocked that an electronic voting machine appeared to be grossly inaccurate, favouring the BJP party symbol!¬† At first the […]

RBI vs EC:  RBI Refuses to raise cash limit for Assembly contestants

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RBI vs EC: RBI Refuses to raise cash limit for Assembly contestants

New Delhi: Is it the Chief Election Commissioner versus the Governor of the Reserve bank? The EC asked the Reserve Bank to raise the cash withdrawal limit for those contesting Assembly Polls. RBI refused point blank! The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected the request of the Election Commission to enhance the weekly cash-withdrawal […]

Hooch hauls and arrests in Benaras

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Hooch hauls and arrests in Benaras

Varanasi (Benaras, UP): The bye-lanes of the Holy city are swimming in hooch, it would seem! Eight persons were today arrested and 65 litres of illicit liquor was seized during different raids conducted at various places across the city, police said. Now that the elections are on and the eye of the EC monitors things […]

400 watchdogs to sniff out Black Money in Poll Process

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400 watchdogs to sniff out Black Money in Poll Process

The Election Commission will deploy about 400 expenditure observers, drawn from the IRS and other central services, to check use of black money and other illegal inducements in the Assembly polls in five states, says a PTI report (Jan 4). 200 observers will be drawn from the Income Tax department stream of the Indian Revenue […]