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EVMs not internet-enabled, use 'obsolete' technology which makes them tamper-proof: Ex-CEC OP Rawat
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EVMs not internet-enabled, use 'obsolete' technology which makes them tamper-proof: Ex-CEC OP Rawat

Former chief election commissioner OP Rawat Friday said the EVMs used in India were not internet-enabled as in developed countries, making them tamper-proof “just like calculators”

Madhya Pradesh Election results 2018: No webcasting on 11 December, says CEC; orders CCTV cameras to be installed for security
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Madhya Pradesh Election results 2018: No webcasting on 11 December, says CEC; orders CCTV cameras to be installed for security

A day before the announcement of results of the Assembly elections, the Madhya Pradesh chief electoral officer VK Kantha Rao on Monday directed that there will be no webcasting during the counting of votes.

Demonetisation had 'no impact' on black money, says ex-EC chief OP Rawat, claims Rs 200 crore seized in present round of polls
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Demonetisation had 'no impact' on black money, says ex-EC chief OP Rawat, claims Rs 200 crore seized in present round of polls

OP Rawat said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) seized a “record amount” of money in elections after demonetisation.

Outgoing CEC OP Rawat says there is no integral problem with EVMs, raises concerns about fake news
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Outgoing CEC OP Rawat says there is no integral problem with EVMs, raises concerns about fake news

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat demits office on Saturday after a rather hectic term in office.

Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha polls: EVM snags, stray incidents of violence dominate day; 74.61% turnout till 6 pm
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Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha polls: EVM snags, stray incidents of violence dominate day; 74.61% turnout till 6 pm

Nearly 55 percent of voters exercised their franchise till 3.30 pm Wednesday in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections which were marred by complaints of faulty Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and stray incidents of violence.

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi in Telangana today; Sunil Arora picked to be new CEC; NASA 'InSight' lands on Mars; top stories of the day
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Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi in Telangana today; Sunil Arora picked to be new CEC; NASA 'InSight' lands on Mars; top stories of the day

Sunil Arora to succeed OP Rawat as the new CEC, NASA's spacecraft 'InSight' lands successfully on Mars; Cyclone Gaja aftermath leads to farmer suicides in Tamil Nadu; and other top stories of the day

Telangana polls: CEC OP Rawat to meet 9 parties, state chief electoral officer to review poll preparedness
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Telangana polls: CEC OP Rawat to meet 9 parties, state chief electoral officer to review poll preparedness

A team headed by Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat in Telangana would be meeting nine recognised political parties Monday evening.

No material information on number of EVMs, VVPATs needed for simultaneous polls, says Election Commission
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No material information on number of EVMs, VVPATs needed for simultaneous polls, says Election Commission

Pune-based Vihar Durve, through his RTI application, had approached the Election Commission seeking to know the availability and need of EVMs and VVPAT to carry out elections across the country in 'one nation, one poll' mode.

MK Stalin flays EC for not announcing bypolls in two Tamil Nadu constituencies, citing 'monsoon' as reason
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MK Stalin flays EC for not announcing bypolls in two Tamil Nadu constituencies, citing 'monsoon' as reason

Claiming that the ruling AIADMK was afraid of facing elections, MK Stalinn accused it of avoiding the by-polls through the Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan.

EC announces poll dates for 5 states: Upcoming elections will decide the nature of the BJP-Congress clash in 2019
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EC announces poll dates for 5 states: Upcoming elections will decide the nature of the BJP-Congress clash in 2019

The Election Commission on Saturday announced the beginning of the biggest periodical living room drama that this country revels in.

Narendra Modi in Rajasthan: PM accuses Congress of playing 'vote bank politics', lists Vasundhara Raje govt's triumphs
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Narendra Modi in Rajasthan: PM accuses Congress of playing 'vote bank politics', lists Vasundhara Raje govt's triumphs

The prime minister made the charge at a rally just ahead of the announcement of Assembly election dates for Rajasthan and four other states in November and December.

EC announces poll dates for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Mizoram; counting on 11 Dec
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EC announces poll dates for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Mizoram; counting on 11 Dec

The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday announced the dates for the Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram Assembly polls.

Congress accuses Narendra Modi of pressurising EC to delay its press conference on Assembly poll dates
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Congress accuses Narendra Modi of pressurising EC to delay its press conference on Assembly poll dates

The EC was set to hold a press conference at 12.30 pm on Saturday to announce the dates of Assembly polls in five states, but had rescheduled it subsequently.

EC chief OP Rawat says predictions on schedule for Telangana election 'unacceptable,' poll body yet to take decision
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EC chief OP Rawat says predictions on schedule for Telangana election 'unacceptable,' poll body yet to take decision

Rawat said that Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajat Kumar has been asked to file a report on the current situation of the state, based on which the Election Commission of India (ECI) would take further decisions.

Election Commission to provide 'satisfactory solution' to concerns of political parties over EVMs, says OP Rawat
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Election Commission to provide 'satisfactory solution' to concerns of political parties over EVMs, says OP Rawat

Election Commission said on Monday that it would provide "satisfactory solution" to the concerns raised by political parties on the infallibility of electronic voting machines.

Ahead of Election Commission's all-party meeting today, Congress appeals for use of ballot paper in 2019 Lok Sabha polls
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Ahead of Election Commission's all-party meeting today, Congress appeals for use of ballot paper in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Ahead of an all party meeting called by the Election Commission on Monday, the Congress has once again appealed to EC that the next Lok Sabha polls be held on ballot paper.

'No chance' of one-nation-one-poll anytime soon, says CEC OP Rawat; points out legal constraints, lack of manpower
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'No chance' of one-nation-one-poll anytime soon, says CEC OP Rawat; points out legal constraints, lack of manpower

Putting to rest all speculation, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Thursday emphatically ruled out the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the state assemblies along with the Lok Sabha polls anytime soon.

One Nation, One Poll: Nitish Kumar 'ideologically' favours simultaneous elections, but says execution not possible for 2019
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One Nation, One Poll: Nitish Kumar 'ideologically' favours simultaneous elections, but says execution not possible for 2019

This was not the first time when Nitish Kumar had differed in opinion with the BJP while being in an alliance with the NDA.

One Nation, One Poll: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat says more VVPAT machines needed for simultaneous elections
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One Nation, One Poll: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat says more VVPAT machines needed for simultaneous elections

A day after BJP president Amit Shah wrote to the Law Commission in favour of 'One Nation, One Poll', the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat said on Tuesday that 11 assembly polls held simultaneously with Lok Sabha elections would not be possible.

Amit Shah writes to Law Commission batting for 'One Nation, One Poll', says separate polls drain state's resources
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Amit Shah writes to Law Commission batting for 'One Nation, One Poll', says separate polls drain state's resources

BJP chief Amit Shah wrote to the Law Commission on Monday, advocating for a 'One Nation, One Poll' and suggested that in a progressive democracy such as India, having separate elections strained the resources of the state.