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Tag: 2019 Lok Sabha Election

How EVM strong-rooms are secured as per the Election Commission

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday asserted that the transport and storage of the EVMs are well secured, dismissing the doubts raised by the Opposition over movement and alleged replacement and manipulation of these machines. In the past two days, video clips have gone viral, purportedly showing “unauthorised” transportation of the EVMs at various […]

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Real-time trends and results of LS polls on EC's mobile app

New Delhi: The General Election 2019 is coming to an end with counting of votes on May 23 and the best and real-time way to keep a tab on the results is the Election Commission’s online app Voter Helpline. The EC has expanded its digital interface with voters through various mobile apps which provided every […]

Parliament house in New Delhi on July 24th 2015. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.
No five star accommodation for MPs of 17th Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Unlike the past, the new members of the 17th Lok Sabha will not get accommodation in five star hotels but will be put up in the Western Court premises of Delhi and bhavans of various states. “Around 300 rooms have been arranged along with other extensive facilities to render all possible assistance to […]

Kolkata resident threatened for voting in LS polls

Kolkata: Amid widespread poll-related violence in West Bengal, a city resident on Wednesday accused local miscreants of threatening his family for voting in the Lok Sabha elections on May 19. “On poll day, I was asked by some miscreants not to cast my vote. They had also threatened me, saying we would face the consequence […]

Row over EVMs, EC dismisses allegations of manipulations

New Delhi: A major controversy erupted on Tuesday after allegations that EVMs were being changed in the Election Commission’s strong rooms in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar but the poll body asserted that the charges were “baseless” and “frivolous”. The charges of manipulations surfaced after some videos went viral, purportedly showing EVMs being transported in open trucks. […]

Modi recalls May 16 of 2014, says passion now higher

New Delhi: As the campaigning for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls reached its peak on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled this day (May 16) when his BJP secured a historic win five years ago in the Lok Sabha polls. Sharing a photograph of the day on his official Twitter account, […]

40% turnout in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha polls till 2 PM

New Delhi: Nearly 40 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the 59 Lok Sabha seats in the sixth and penultimate phase of the elections till 2 p.m. on Sunday. Voting is taking place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, all 10 in Haryana, eight each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, four in Jharkhand […]

Virat Kohli urges voters to exercise franchise

Gurugram: Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli cast his vote here on Sunday appealed to voters to exercise their franchise. After casting his vote here, he told reporters: “Everyone should come and vote and I urge to all.” Donning casual clothes, he came to the polling booth along with his brother. All the 10 Lok Sabha […]