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EC to give EVM demo tomorrow

EC to give EVM demo tomorrow

New Delhi, May 19 (UNI) The Election Commission will announce its schedule for holding the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) challenge at a media conference tomorrow. During the event, there will be a live demonstration of the EVM and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the foyer of Vigyan Bhawan where the conference will be held. The EC's decision to hold the challenge for tampering EVMs came following complaints by various political parties that these machines used in the recent assembly elections were tempered with. The EC has been saying that the machines were non tamperable. Last week, the EC held an all-party meeting here to discuss the issues related to allegations of malfunctioning of EVMs and proposed VVPATs and other electoral reforms. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi had said the Commission would ensure total coverage of VVPAT in all future polls to Parliament and State Assemblies. Notably, soon after the results of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati dismissed the Uttar Pradesh assembly election results and called for fresh polls alleging that tampering of EVMs was responsible for her party’s poor show. On May 9, during a one day special session of the Delhi Assembly, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Saurab Bhardwaj demonstrated with a dummy, how EVMs were allegedly being tampered. Last month, a Congress-led delegation had submitted a memorandum on the alleged irregularities in EVMs to President Pranab Mukherjee. UNI RBE RSA ADG 1423

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India will not allow Judge Loya to be forgotten: Rahul

India will not allow Judge Loya to be forgotten: Rahul

20 Apr 2018 | 5:49 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) A day after the Supreme Court dismissed a series of petitions
seeking a fair probe into the death of Judge Loya, Congress president Rahul Gandhi
on Friday said India will not allow Judge Loya to be forgotten.

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NAJ, DUJ condemn attacks on women journalists

20 Apr 2018 | 5:04 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) The National Alliance of Journalists (NAJ) and the Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) have condemned the spate of attacks on women journalists, a joint press statement issued here said.

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Apex court gives green signal to Centre to seize Dawood's properties

Apex court gives green signal to Centre to seize Dawood's properties

20 Apr 2018 | 5:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the stand taken by the Central government in seizing the alleged and ill gotten properties of underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim, in parts of Mumbai.

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Sitharaman to visit China on Apr 23

Sitharaman to visit China on Apr 23

20 Apr 2018 | 5:00 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will pay a two-day visit to China from April 23 in a step aimed at stabilizing ties with Beijing after a standoff between both the nations on the Doklam issue that erupted last year.

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20 Apr 2018 | 4:53 PM

MPs from the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Left parties
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Communist Party of India
(CPI), the Samajwadi Party (SP), and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
signed the notice calling for the impeachment.

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