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'In case of discrepancy, VVPAT count to be taken as final'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) It is the first time that slips of five VVPATs will be matched with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the Lok Sabha elections and the opposition parties have been insisting on carrying out the process at the beginning of the counting process in each constituency on Thursday.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EC rejects demand for counting VVPAT slips before vote count
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday rejected the Opposition's demand to count VVPAT slips before the commencement of counting of votes, saying that it didn't find it "feasible to accede to this demand."
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal Minister in spat with cop over party office location
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), May 22 (IANS) West Bengal Minister Rabindranath Ghosh on Wednesday courted controversy by getting involved in an altercation with Cooch Behar's Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar Singh, after police sought to shift a makeshift Trinamool Congress camp office, allegedly being set up within 100 metres from a counter centre.
2019-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Italian hostage released after 'complex' foreign op: PM
Rome, 22 May (IANS/AKI) Italian hostage Alessandro Sandrini has been freed from captivity "after a complex operation in foreign territory", Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday after a jihadist group in northwest Syria announced Sandrini had been freed.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hopeful Congress prepares for counting
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A day ahead of counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections, there was hustle and bustle at the Congress headquarters here with its functionaries making arrangements for media interactions on Thursday as the trends start pouring in.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'In case of discrepancy, VVPAT count to be taken as final'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) It is the first time that VVPATs will be used in a Lok Sabha election and they have become an issue of intense political debate with opposition parties keen on their use in greater numbers and also on matching the count with EVMs before the counting process begins in each constituency.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tight security for counting in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, May 22 (IANS) The stage is set for counting of votes in Andhra Pradesh Assembly and Lok Sabha elections on Thursday amid tight security arrangements.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
On poll result eve, 'kingmakers' wait in the wings
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Regional satraps, all astute politicians and mostly from southern states, are positioning themselves to play kingmakers if the Lok Sabha results do not throw up a definite mandate.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pawar in contact with BJD, TRS, others ahead of LS results
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Efforts for Opposition unity have again intensified ahead of the Lok Sabha election results on Thursday as NCP chief Sharad Pawar is in touch with several parties, including the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), and the YSR Congress.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Doubting EVMs is disrespecting people's mandate: Shah
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday hit out at the opposition parties for questioning the integrity of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said that their attempts were "tarnishing" the image of India and its democracy.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress Seva Dal workers guard EVM strong rooms in Amethi, Rae Bareli
Amethi/Rae Bareli, May 22 (IANS) In the high-profile Lok Sabha seats of Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi respectively, the party workers have been guarding the strong rooms since May 6, the day when the voting ended.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Violence has become common in West Bengal, says SC
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Violence has become common in West Bengal with some people fighting without any issue and these people who indulge in arson and rioting do not belong to any political party, the Supreme Court said on Thursday.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Lok Sabha polls: Counting to begin on Thursday morning
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Counting of votes, the grand finale in the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections in 542 seats, will begin on Thursday along with state assemblies of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pawar in touch with BJD, TRS, others ahead of LS results
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Efforts for Opposition unity have again gained strength ahead of the Lok Sabha election results as NCP chief Sharad Yadav is in touch with several parties, including the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), and the YSR Congress.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All arrangements in place for vote counting in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha and Assembly election results on Thursday will bring the curtains down on a bitter contest in Odisha between several candidates, especially the three major political parties - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
2019-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No five star accommodation for MPs of 17th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Unlike the past, 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 and bhavans of various states.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre fears violence after counting of votes, alerts states
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday issued an alert to the states regarding the possibility of violence in different parts of the country in connection with the counting of votes on Thursday.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Controversy over EVMs continues, opposition asks workers to remain vigilant
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Ahead of the counting of votes on Thursday, the opposition parties have asked their workers to keep a strict vigil at places where Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are stored amid apprehensions that EVMs could be tampered with.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dependence on few crops impacts food security: Vice President
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the dependence on few crops affects food security and loss in diversity can also lead to lifestyle diseases.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Congress flays EC for rejecting VVPAT slip count plea
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Hours after the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected demand of 23 opposition parties to count the VVPAT slips, the Congress hit back saying the poll panel had become enfeebled and dubbed the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as "election victory machines".
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Modi cave' all set to become spiritual destination
Dehradun, May 22 (IANS) The cave at the Kedarnath shrine where Prime Minister Narendra Modi meditated overnight is all set to become a spiritual tourist destination.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Trade war harming 75% of US firms in China: Survey
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) More than seven out of 10 US companies in China (74.9 per cent) are being adversely affected by the ongoing trade war between China and the US, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
2019-05-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Life terms to 5 RSS/BJP workers for CPI-M worker's murder
Kannur (Kerala), May 22 (IANS) Five activists of the RSS/BJP were on Wednesday convicted for the murder of a CPI-M worker in Kerala's Kannur in 2006 and sentenced to life imprisonment, while nine others including a top state RSS leader were acquitted.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Focus in TN on 22 assembly by-election results on May 23
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) The results of the by-elections held in two phases in 22 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be the focus in the state during Thursday's vote counting, rather than the outcomes of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Duterte tightens grip on power after mid-term polls
Manila, May 22 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has consolidated his grip on power as his allies swept opposition candidates in the mid-term election, according to official results announced on Wednesday after several deferrals and accusations of lack of transparency.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Want Assembly polls as early as possible: J&K Governor
Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that his administration wants elections to the state Assembly to be held as early as possible.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Technology will play big role in security of country: NSA
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The security scenario of the country will become more challenging in the coming times and technology will play a key role in protecting the nation, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said here on Wednesday.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Close match in 78 seats could hurt both NDA and UPA
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A set of Lok Sabha seats which are expected to be closely contested is turning out to be the big variable ahead of the counting of votes on Thursday.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No five star accommodation for MPs of 17th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) 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.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two senior aides to leave Trump administration
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Two more senior aides to US President Donald Trump have announced that they were stepping down, the latest staff changes in the White House.
2019-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump may blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration is considering blacklisting a Chinese video surveillance giants from buying American technology, in a latest attempt to counter Beijings global economic ambitions, a media report said.
2019-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
SC agrees to hear bail plea of Bengal BJP candidate
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a bail plea of West Bengal BJP candidate from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh, named in a number of criminal cases.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Three MLAs from Rajbhar's party may join BJP
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Troubles for dismissed Uttar Pradesh Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar are far from over. According to sources, three of the four legislators of the Rajbhars Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) are reportedly in talks with the BJP and could join the saffron party shortly.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC agrees to hear bail plea of Bengal BJP candidate
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the BJP candidate from West Bengal's Barrackpore, Arjun Singh's bail plea in cases, which he claims are purely political in nature and brought against him by the state police.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ALERT: SC involved in rigging EVMs: Congress leader Udit Raj
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2019-05-22
Category: International, Canada,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Why blame EVMs, asks BJP candidate Puri
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amritsar Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday expressed concerns over the Opposition questioning the credibility of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), saying this was for the first time that a government has gone to the people on a positive agenda.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
6 die in protests against Indonesian President's re-election
Jakarta, May 22 (IANS) At least six people have died and 200 others injured on Wednesday during protests in the Indonesian capital Jakarta against the re-election of President Joko Widodo.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
There will be tit for tat: Paswan on threat of post-poll violence
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) "There will be a tit for tat", Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday in the presence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh when he was asked there were reports that violence can take place in the country after results of Lok Sabha polls on May 23.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EC should probe disappearance, appearance of rape victim: Goa Congress
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission should conduct a probe into the disappearance of a woman who had accused its poll candidate Atanasio Monserrate of rape in 2016, ahead of the May 19 Panaji Assembly bypoll and her sudden appearance a day after polling was held.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Web series on Modi returns after elections
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) 'Modi: Journey Of A Common Man', the web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is live again, a month after the Election Commission banned its streaming in favour of a level-playing field during the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Italy deports suspected Tunisian extremist
Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have expelled an 18-year-old alleged Tunisian would-be jihadist who wanted to carry out a suicide attack, proselytised on the Internet and networked with other suspected extremists, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EC sets up 24-hour EVM control room
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday said a control room would be set up to deal with complaints related to Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) round the clock.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Train services disrupted as post-poll violence continues in Bhatpara
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Train services were disrupted, houses and shops set ablaze and workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress fought pitched battles as violence continued to scald the Bhatpara assembly constituency on Tuesday, two days after the by-poll for the seat in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.
2019-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Former Union minister Kushwaha tells supporters to pick up arms to protect EVMs
Patna, May 21 (IANS) Opposition RLSP chief and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Tuesday reacted angrily to reports of alleged tampering of EVMs by the ruling NDA, urging party workers and supporters to pick up arms for "protection" of votes.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
NDA allies express faith in Modi, say India no more a soft state
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The constituents of BJP-led NDA allies on Tuesday expressed full faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of results of Lok Sabha elections, saying the past five years have brought about a change in Indias perception that it was a soft state.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Venezuela's envoy to Italy resigns over lack of funds
Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Venezuela's Ambassador to Italy, Isias Rodriguez, has written a resignation letter to President Nicolas Maduro after US sanctions against the socialist government left the embassy in Rome unable to pay staff salaries and rent.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
Arunachal Pradesh MLA, 10 others killed in militant ambush (2nd Lead)
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) At least 11 persons, including Arunachal Pradesh legislator Tirong Aboh, were killed in an ambush by suspected Naga militants in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
EC meeting Wednesday on opposition's concern on EVMs: Congress
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Election Commission will meet on Wednesday to address the concerns raised by leaders of 20 opposition parties, who met the poll panel on Tuesday to voice their concerns over Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and use of VVPATs, the Congress said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arunachal Pradesh MLA killed in militant ambush
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) At least seven persons, including Arunachal Pradesh legislator Tirong Aboh, were killed in an attack by suspected Naga militants in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
China concerned over rising US-Iran tensions
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it was concerned over rising tensions between the US and Iran and asked them to exercise restraint.
2019-05-21
Category: International, China,Politics