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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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Nepali PM's India visit gets deserved importance in dailies

Nepali PM's India visit gets deserved importance in dailies

Kathmandu, Aug 24 (UNI) Op-ed pages of broadsheet dailies here today gave deserved importance to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to New Delhi.

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24 Aug 2017 | 12:28 PM

SC delivers landmark ruling to uphold Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right under Art 21

New Delhi, Aug 24 (UNI) In a historic judgement, a nine judge-bench of the Supreme Court today held that the Right to Privacy was a Fundamental Right under Article 21 of the Constitution.

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24 Aug 2017 | 12:15 PM
Militant hideout busted, arms, ammunition recovered in Kashmir

Militant hideout busted, arms, ammunition recovered in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 24 (UNI) Security forces today unearthed a militant hideout and recovered arms and ammunition in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said here.

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24 Aug 2017 | 11:48 AM
PRTC employees launch strike in Pondy

PRTC employees launch strike in Pondy

Puducherry, Aug 24 (UNI) Puducherry Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) bus operations came to a standstill as the crew resorted to a flash strike today to press their demands.

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24 Aug 2017 | 10:16 AM
China tells US that Pakistan's security concerns must be respected

China tells US that Pakistan's security concerns must be respected

BEIJING, Aug 24 (Reuters) The United States must value Pakistan's role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns, China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call, according to Chinese state media.

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24 Aug 2017 | 9:32 AM
Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London

Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) The London Fire Brigade said on Wednesday that 15 fire engines and 97 firefighters and officers were tackling a huge blaze in a discount store in the east of the city.

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24 Aug 2017 | 8:58 AM
Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty

Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty

BEIRUT, Aug 24 (Reuters) Amnesty International said on Thursday a US.-led coalition campaign to oust Islamic State from Syria's Raqqa had killed hundreds of civilians, and those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages.

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24 Aug 2017 | 9:07 AM
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