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Gujarat has the NaMo Myth busted

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Gujarat has the NaMo Myth busted

New Delhi: The myth is busted! The promises bullet train, the roll-on-roll-off ferry service ride and the flamboyant take-off on a sea plane and so on that the BJP rolled out with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the presiding deity,  was not enough to propel the unstoppable right wing juggernaut to the 100-mark. As one […]

Delhi MCD polls: Expulsions and Welcome Parties

Delhi MCD polls: Expulsions and Welcome Parties

New Delhi:  Before the polls, the merry-go-round of politicians switching sides has begun.  The Delhi BJP  expelled its 21 members, including five sitting councillors, from the party for six years (April 15) for allegedly being involved in the anti-party activites ahead of the April 23 MCD polls. Four outgoing councillors Dr Pankaj Singh from Ranhola, […]

New ‘tamper-proof EVMs’ in pipeline?

New ‘tamper-proof EVMs’ in pipeline?

New Delhi, Apr 2: The Election Commission is set to buy next generation EVMs that become “inoperable” the moment attempts are made to tinker with it, a move which comes amid claims by some parties that the machines were tampered with during the recent assembly polls. The ‘M3’-type electronic voting machines (EVMs) are also equipped […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hong Kong elects six ‘democracy activists’: China gets jitters

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Hong Kong elects six ‘democracy activists’: China gets jitters

Hong Kong completed its elections, and the results are out. Some say that the outcome of last Sunday’s election for Hong Kong’s legislature has been a political blow to the Chinese regime, because six political activists who were prominent in the protests in 2014 against Beijing’s anti-democratic strictures have been elected. Anyway, this shows that […]

Sitamarhi village elects a murdered woman as Panchayat Member!

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Sitamarhi village elects a murdered woman as Panchayat Member!

Patna: Villagers from Tikauli Panchayat in Sitamarhi District have elected a dead woman  to the post of Panchayat Samiti member. The woman, Mithlesh Devi, has been dead nine long years. Bihar never fails to spring surprises! A woman in Bihar, who died several years ago, was elected as a panchayat samiti member in the recently […]

Don’t dare show me red eyes : Mamata Di

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Don’t dare show me red eyes : Mamata Di

Don’t show me red eyes to me, says Ms Mamata Banerjee Claiming that a section of police officials have “unleashed terror” on people at the behest of the Election Commission, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday warned them of “consequences” if she is voted to power again. “Election Commission’s duty is to ensure free […]

90 year young Chief Minister for Kerala?

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90 year young Chief Minister for Kerala?

The state of Kerala will soon be going to the polls. Here, the CPM (Communist Party Marxist) expects to do well. But the party bosses are hung on the horns of a dilemma. Its most senior leader, 90 year old VS Achutanandan is far from hanging up his boots. He wants to contest the assembly […]

How the EC obstructs Kaimur hill people from voting!

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How the EC obstructs Kaimur hill people from voting!

Sasaram: Imagine walking some 25 kilometres to vote, and carrying enough food to last you three days? Well, would you take the trouble to vote if your polling booth was 12 to 25 kilometres away? The Election Commission of India, on the recommendations of Rohtas district administration, has allowed shifting of 12 booths supposed to […]

Great Beer (oops) Bihar Election

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Great Beer (oops) Bihar Election

The Great Bihar election is undoubtedly the event of the year, even the coming Puja festival pales in significance. To ensure that polling in Bihar goes smoothly has always been a challenge for the administration and election Commission alike. In Bhagalpur district, a vast area with a volatile mix of castes and communities, and known […]

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