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    Before SC, EC asserts VVPATs are foolproof

    The Election Commission (EC) has vehemently denied before the Supreme Court that the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in EVMs ever displayed a false tally or manipulated the vote count in any manner. It maintained that this was physically impossible in the same way that a printer cannot alter the text of the document it is printing. "Malfunction of an EVM by recording an incorrect vote or...

    • 33 min ago
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    'If DKS is kept away from Belagavi, all will be fine'

    The Jarkiholi brothers - Ramesh and Satish -- are keeping the JD(S)-Congress coalition on tenterhooks. They have threatened to rebel against the party if their demands are not fulfilled. One of their main grouses is Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar's interference in Belagavi politics. In conversation with Ashwini Y S of DH, Satish shed some light on the recent developments. Laxmi...

    • 36 min ago
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    India have a score to settle

    Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai on Wednesday, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals. But despite their claims, millions of fans across the border and elsewhere in the world will be watching the Group A clash, with a sold-out 25,000-crowd expected at Dubai Stadium. The game is the...

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    Telangana honour killing: girl's father offered ₹ 1 cr

    The Nalgonda Police on Tuesday formally announced the arrest of seven accused in the brutal murder of Pranay Kumar in Miryalaguda town of Telangana. Police paraded six of the seven accused before the media. Contract killer Subhash Sharma, a resident of Samastipur in Bihar, who hacked Pranay to death, is in transit and will be brought to Miryalaguda on Wednesday. The murder took place on...

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    'Committed for deployment of 100% deployment of VVPAT'

    The Election Commission (EC) has vehemently denied before the Supreme Court that the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in EVMs ever displayed a false tally or manipulated the vote count in any manner. It maintained that this was physically impossible in the same way that a printer cannot alter the text of the document it is printing. "Malfunction of an EVM by recording an...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Tamilisai visits auto driver attacked by BJP workers

    In a goodwill gesture, Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday visited the residence of an autorickshaw driver, who was allegedly attacked by her party cadre when he sought to question the rising prices of petrol and diesel. Kathir, the driver, welcomed Tamilisai into his modest dwelling and told her that his outburst against the regular increase in fuel prices was spontaneous...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    SC defers hearing PIL for probing PM over Rafale deal

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred hearing on a PIL seeking probe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others for entering the Rafale fighter jet deal with France. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph put the plea for consideration on October 10 as petitioner M L Sharma also sought time to file additional documents. As the bench took up the matter, the advocate...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Rajkumar abduction case: Verdict on Sept 25

    The hero and the dreaded villain of the sensational kidnapping saga bid adieu to the world long back, but the climax would be only be known on September 25. The judgment in the 18-year-old abduction of Kannada superstar Dr Rajkumar by forest brigand Veerappan will be delivered by K Mani, the additional district judge in Gobichettipalayam in Erode district, on the aforesaid date. Abduction of Rajkumar...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Kumaraswamy tries to pacify Jarkiholi brothers

    Amid rumblings in the coalition government, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday met the disgruntled Jarkiholi brothers and asked them not to take any hasty decision. Kumaraswamy's meeting with the brothers - Municipalities Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi and MLA Satish Jarkiholi - came a day after they threatened the Congress top brass over quitting the party if their demands are not fulfilled....

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Shah called to ensure stability in Goa: ally GFP

    Goa Forward Party (GFP) chief Vijai Sardesai said Tuesday that BJP president Amit Shah had called him to discuss the political situation in Goa and to "ensure stability". With Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, opposition Congress has said it is going to seek dismissal of the BJP-led government. GFP, which has three MLAs, is...

    • 5 hrs ago

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