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Bihar mulls conducting panchayat polls via EVMs to bring transparency

Kerala, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are among few states where the EVMs have been used to conduct panchayat polls in the last several years, an official said.
If okayed, this will be the first electronic voting exercise in the state for filling up 2.58 lakh posts in the three-tier panchayat election.(HT Photo)
If okayed, this will be the first electronic voting exercise in the state for filling up 2.58 lakh posts in the three-tier panchayat election.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAnirban Guha Roy

First-ever district development council polls in J&K from November 28

The Jammu and Kashmir poll panel on Wednesday announced an eight-phase election to 20 district development councils (DDCs) beginning November 28, in the first major electoral exercise since the abrogation of Article 370. J&K election commissioner KK Sharma announced the schedule for the first district development council (DDC) polls that will be held between November 28 and December 29.
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Updated on Nov 05, 2020 12:08 AM IST
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Back home, migrants prepare to vote in Bihar after long

The pandemic upended the lives of tens of thousands of migrant workers, brought untold sufferings, and forced many of them to walk back to their homes. But it has also pushed people like Kumar to stay put and get back on their feet in Bihar, which means they can also vote, something that they hardly ever did.
Stranded migrant labourers on the way to board a special train to Bihar from Chennai Central railway station during the lockdown.(ANI FILE)
Stranded migrant labourers on the way to board a special train to Bihar from Chennai Central railway station during the lockdown.(ANI FILE)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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BySandeep Bhaskar

EC issues guidelines for conduct of general elections during Covid-19: Full details

Door-to-door campaigns with only five people and gloves for voters before they press the button at electronic voting machines are some of the guidelines for holding elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.
All voters will be given gloves to sign voter register and press EVM button to cast vote(PTI)
All voters will be given gloves to sign voter register and press EVM button to cast vote(PTI)
Published on Aug 22, 2020 06:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

ASI dies of gunshot from own weapon

The cop, who was deputed to guard electronic voting machines at a government school in Lamini, has been identified as Joginder Pal (52) of Kohlian village in Gurdaspur’s Narot Jaimal Singh tehsil. He is said to have died on the spot.
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Published on Mar 15, 2020 09:37 PM IST
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All eyes at Gole Market where Arvind Kejriwal’s votes are counted

Delhi Election Result 2020: The EVMs, since polling got over on February 08, had been kept under tight security in the strongroom at Atal Adarsh Bengali Balika Vidyalaya in Gole Market until the counting began in the morning today.
Kejriwal, sitting legislature from New Delhi, pipped three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit in 2013 assembly elections.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Kejriwal, sitting legislature from New Delhi, pipped three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit in 2013 assembly elections.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 09:31 AM IST
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Exit polls predict return of Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, party fears EVM tampering

While the details from the meeting were not available, it comes close on the heels of an alleged incident involving a polling officer and an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote during the Delhi Assembly election at Civil Lines in New Delhi, India, on Saturday(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote during the Delhi Assembly election at Civil Lines in New Delhi, India, on Saturday(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 08, 2020 11:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Dakha bypoll: LIP fails to maintain its Lok Sabha performance

Party’s candidate Sukhdev Singh Chak, who was being considered a dark horse, garnered only 8,437 votes
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Published on Oct 24, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByMohit Khanna, Ludhiana

64.63% voter turnout in Dharamshala, 71.64% in Pachhad

In Dharamshala, the voting percentage was considerably low compared to the 2017 assembly elections when the segment saw 76.3% turnout.
Congress candidate Gangu Ram Musafir with his family members and supporters after casting vote in the Pachhad constituency of Sirmaur district on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Congress candidate Gangu Ram Musafir with his family members and supporters after casting vote in the Pachhad constituency of Sirmaur district on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 21, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala and Shimla | ByHT Correspondents, Dharamshala/shimla

Rs 913 crore: Maharashtra’s expense for conducting assembly polls

Though the state government has made the provision for this expense in its annual budget, the expenditure is expected to go up eventually, as was witnessed during the 2014 Assembly polls, which cost 793 crore against the initial provision of 421 crore.
The state has 96,654 polling stations, catering to 8,94,46211 registered voters(ANI file photo for representation)
The state has 96,654 polling stations, catering to 8,94,46211 registered voters(ANI file photo for representation)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 07:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra Gangan

Raj Thackeray, in first visit to Delhi in 14 years, meets Sonia Gandhi

According to Thackeray’s aides, Gandhi and Thackeray during their 45-minute meeting discussed the possibility of the MNS being a part of the Congress-NCP led opposition front in Maharashtra for the assembly elections due in September-October this year.
In their first ever such meeting, the two leaders are said to have discussed the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra. (ANI photo)
In their first ever such meeting, the two leaders are said to have discussed the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra. (ANI photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 07:23 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad attacks Oppn on EVM complaints

Prasad made a renewed pitch for the “one nation, one poll” proposal. He added the Opposition should mull over it with an open mind.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 11:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

BJP’s ‘One Nation, One Election’ plan is infeasible: Sena leader

Sena leader and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut called the plan “infeasible” and said it would put regional parties at a disadvantage.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut along with other leader after party meeting at Matoshree,Bandra in Mumbai.(Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut along with other leader after party meeting at Matoshree,Bandra in Mumbai.(Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 08:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySwapnil Rawal

Shiv Sena questions action on EVM complaints

This came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the Congress in Rajya Sabha saying it had insulted the voters by questioning the reliability of EVMs.
Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut raised the issue during the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha and asked the government about the complaints that had been received about the discrepancies in EVMs.(HT Photo)
Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut raised the issue during the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha and asked the government about the complaints that had been received about the discrepancies in EVMs.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 09:56 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘There is limit to arrogance’: PM Modi pans Congress in Rajya Sabha speech

PM Modi, who led his party to a stunning victory in the Lok Sabha elections, also took on the congress-led opposition head on for its campaign against electronic voting machines. This, he said, was a “new disease”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the 'Motion of Thanks on President's Address', at Parliament in New Delhi. (RSTV/PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the 'Motion of Thanks on President's Address', at Parliament in New Delhi. (RSTV/PTI Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2020 10:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Would’ve attended if it was on EVMs’: Mayawati to skip PM meet

Mayawati’s comments came hours before an all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss several issues, including the idea of one nation, one election, celebration of 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary this year and 75 years of Independence in 2022.
The BSP chief alleged that the people’s faith in the electronic voting machines (EVMs) had dwindled to worrisome level.(AFP FILE)
The BSP chief alleged that the people’s faith in the electronic voting machines (EVMs) had dwindled to worrisome level.(AFP FILE)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 02:07 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByPress Trust of India

Mamata wants to return to ballot papers for Bengal civic polls next year

Elections are due next year in as many as 82 civic bodies including the crucial Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Respective State Election Commissions are responsible for holding civic polls in each state.
TMC announced Tuesday its intention to ask the Bengal election commissioner to return to ballots for the civic body elections in the state.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
TMC announced Tuesday its intention to ask the Bengal election commissioner to return to ballots for the civic body elections in the state.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 07:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Modi has a chance to create history | Opinion

The Prime Minister can do this by putting up a performance that is better than any of his predecessors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows victory sign as he, along with the party President Amit Shah, arrives at the party headquarters to celebrate their victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, New Delhi, May 23, 2019.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows victory sign as he, along with the party President Amit Shah, arrives at the party headquarters to celebrate their victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, New Delhi, May 23, 2019.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 27, 2019 08:00 AM IST
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ByShashi Shekhar

Battle for survival looms for NCP

Another challenge the party is likely to face is to refrain its legislators and other senior leaders from switching to ruling parties.
The state NCP chief Jayant Patil has expressed suspicion over electronic voting machines (EVM).(HT File photo)
The state NCP chief Jayant Patil has expressed suspicion over electronic voting machines (EVM).(HT File photo)
Updated on May 26, 2019 12:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik

Lok Sabha elections 2019: No adverse report, voter percentage up by 1.03%

As per data collated by the EC the overall voter turnout was 67.47% in 2019 as against 66.44% in 2014.
Expressing concerns over the safeguards of EVMs, opposition parties had approached the apex court to pass an order for matching 50% of the votes recorded in EVMs with the VVPAT slips.(HT Photo)
Expressing concerns over the safeguards of EVMs, opposition parties had approached the apex court to pass an order for matching 50% of the votes recorded in EVMs with the VVPAT slips.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2019 08:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Election office will start SWOT analysis to improve performance

Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh on Friday said he circulated a note to all nodal officers, returning officers and other key officials seeking their suggestions on areas that need improvement as well as where they seem to have done well.
Delhi’s chief electoral officer (CEO) has asked poll panel officials to undertake a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunities, threats) analysis of the Lok Sabha elections, which could help improve the conduct of the next electoral exercise.(ANI photo)
Delhi’s chief electoral officer (CEO) has asked poll panel officials to undertake a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunities, threats) analysis of the Lok Sabha elections, which could help improve the conduct of the next electoral exercise.(ANI photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByVatsala Shrangi

AAP faces offer mixed reasons for poll defeat

According to the party’ candidates, the reasons for AAP’s debacle ranged from “Narendra Modi wave” and alleged EVM tampering to the party’s failure in connecting with voters during the campaign.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which had stood second in Delhi in terms of vote share in the 2014 general elections, lost its position to the Congress this year and settled for the third spot.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which had stood second in Delhi in terms of vote share in the 2014 general elections, lost its position to the Congress this year and settled for the third spot.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 25, 2019 02:07 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP’s Gopal Shetty trounces Urmila Matondkar by 4,65, 247 votes

Gopal Shetty got 7,06,678 (71.4%) votes, while Matondkar received 2,41,431 (24.39%) votes, handing the BJP candidate a victory by 4,65,247 votes.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) sitting MP, Gopal Shetty, retained his seat in the Mumbai North constituency, beating first-time candidate Urmila Matondkar, who contested on a Congress ticket.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) sitting MP, Gopal Shetty, retained his seat in the Mumbai North constituency, beating first-time candidate Urmila Matondkar, who contested on a Congress ticket.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByAnkita Bhatkhande

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Polling agents not allowed to check EVMs, alleges Patole

As the counting of votes is in progress, Patole visited the counting centre in Kalamna Yard here and met Collector and Returning Officer Ashwin Mudgal.
As per the latest trends, Gadkari is leading by 1,01,132 votes over Patole.(HT Photo)
As per the latest trends, Gadkari is leading by 1,01,132 votes over Patole.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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Nagpur | ByPress Trust of India

Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP-Shiv Sena combine ahead in 41 seats in Maharashtra

A total of 98,430 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were used for the four-phase polls in Maharashtra where counting is taking place in 38 locations, an election official said.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari was leading by 3,066 votes in Nagpur.(HT File Photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari was leading by 3,066 votes in Nagpur.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 11:39 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: For party volunteers, a 10-day vigil outside strongrooms ends

“Who knows what is being done to the EVMs inside. But, at least on our part, we are doing our best to protect them,” said Sandeep Tyagi, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker.
Volunteers of different political parties on vigil outside a counting centre.(Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Volunteers of different political parties on vigil outside a counting centre.(Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on May 23, 2019 06:16 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey

Lok Sabha election 2019: Final results may be delayed by a few hours, here’s why

Auditing the paper trail through Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines, which is being used for the first time in a Lok Sabha election, is expected to delay the announcement of results.
Officials of the Election Commission will count the votes cast across one million booths in all the 543 parliamentary seats spread across the country on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Officials of the Election Commission will count the votes cast across one million booths in all the 543 parliamentary seats spread across the country on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 08:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah pans Oppn for VVPAT demand rejected by Election Commission

Amit Shah slammed the opposition over doubts on EVMs, saying they are rattled by their likely defeat and are “tarnishing” India and its democracy by questioning the electoral process and the EC.
Shah said the SC has given final shape to electoral process by hearing three PILs and asked if the opposition is raising questions on the apex court.(ANI Fille Photo)
Shah said the SC has given final shape to electoral process by hearing three PILs and asked if the opposition is raising questions on the apex court.(ANI Fille Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2019 06:00 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission sets up control room to deal with complaints related to EVMs

In an earlier statement, the EC said, after the close of polls, all polled EVMs and VVPATs are brought under security cover to designated strongrooms, which are sealed with double locks in the presence of candidates and observers of the commission.
The Election Commission Tuesday set up a 24-hour control room here to monitor complaints relating to EVMs.(REUTERS)
The Election Commission Tuesday set up a 24-hour control room here to monitor complaints relating to EVMs.(REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2019 12:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Chandrababu Naidu meets HD Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy over EVM issue

Confabulating with Gowda for over an hour in Bengaluru late Tuesday night after a meeting of opposition parties in New Delhi on the EVM issue earlier in the day, Naidu said 23 parties were raising the issue and demanding transparency and accountability.
Deve Gowda said he too had written about the EVMs to the Election Commission in 2006 itself and added that he felt ballot papers should be brought back to avoid these complications.(PTI)
Deve Gowda said he too had written about the EVMs to the Election Commission in 2006 itself and added that he felt ballot papers should be brought back to avoid these complications.(PTI)
Updated on May 22, 2019 11:44 AM IST
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Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent
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