Taste a tukda of democracy: Evolution of voter turnout trends in India

As another election marathon starts off today – spread over a month, seven phases, and five states – political parties and their candidates will be anxious to see how many citizens queue up in their favour. But a far more essential question for India’s democracy will be answered when we know how many citizens will … Read more

Ensure CCTV surveillance in every booth for KMC elections: Calcutta HC tells poll panel

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the West Bengal State Election Commission that CCTV surveillance be maintained in every booth for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls to be held on December 19. The court also said electronic surveillance should be ensured in strong rooms where EVMs will be stored following the elections. A … Read more

Serious re-evaluation of use of EVMs needs to be done by all national parties: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday said the Election Commission needs to start acting decisively on reports of private vehicles transporting electronic voting machines, and a serious re-evaluation of the use of EVMs needs to be carried out by all national parties. Her remarks came over a video which surfaced on social media allegedly … Read more

No mismatch in EVM, VVPAT counts in Bihar polls: EC

NEW DELHI: There was no mismatch between the voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) counts and the votes recorded by electronic voting machines in the Bihar assembly election held last month, the Election Commission said on Wednesday. The VVPAT slips were counted in 1,215 randomly-selected polling stations of Bihar to match with the votes counted … Read more

The much-needed Corona code of conduct for upcoming Bihar assembly elections

-AKSHAY ROUT The countrywide JEE-NEET exams that finally got under way is yet another litmus test for Bihar, which is grappling with a raging pandemic and ravaging floods. These exams of course do not match up to the magnitude and complexity that the assembly election due in October-November, poses for the state, with an electorate … Read more