Election Commission mulls legal action against Cyber expert for the charge of EVM hacking in 2014 polls

Hours after an Indian cyber expert claimed that EVMs were hacked in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, which saw the BJP win by a landslide margin, the Election Commission on Monday maintained that the machines were foolproof and that is was “wary of becoming a party to this motivated slugfest”. The election watchdog also said it was mulling legal action in response to the claims made by a person identified as Syed Suja at a press conference in London. “It has come to our notice that an event claiming to demonstrate…

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BJD leader gunned down in Aska of Ganjam, 1 Held

Bhanjanagar: Damping the New Year eve revelry in Aska, unidentified miscreants gunned down a man at College Square in the city over suspected political rivalry last night. The deceased has been identified as Bahana Lenka (50) of Kharia panchayat. As per the report, Lenka who was a BJD leader was on his way to some work riding pillion with a friend when the attack took place at around 10.30 pm last night. A group of unidentified bike-borne miscreants intercepted them near College Square and fired indiscriminately at the victim. Lenka,…

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Gehlot Takes Home and Finance Among 9 Portfolios; Pilot to Have PWD, Panchayati Raj

Jaipur: Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh allocated portfolios to the council of ministers late on Wednesday with the advice of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who has kept nine departments, including the key Finance and Home with him. Gehlot also has Excise, Planning, Department of Personnel, General Administration Department and Information Technology among others. Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot was allocated the portfolios of Public Works, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Science and Technology and Statistics, according to the orders issued by cabinet secretariat. Apart from the chief minister and deputy chief minister,…

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Delhi Assembly Passes Resolution for Withdrawal of Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna over 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly on Friday passed a resolution demanding that Bharat Ratna awarded to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi be withdrawn over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, which it termed as a “genocide”. The resolution moved by AAP MLA Jarnail Singh was passed by a voice vote in the House. The Delhi government should “strongly” convey in writing to the Union Home Ministry (MHA) that justice continues to elude the families and near-dear ones of the victims of the worst “genocide” in the history of India’s national capital, the…

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How 52 Tribals And Dalits Were Sexually Harassed, Held Captive for 3 Years in Karnataka

New Delhi: For close to three years, 52 Dalit and tribal persons, including 16 women and 4 children, were “enslaved” in a heavily guarded, small shed and forced to work as labourers for 19 hours a day without wages across Karnataka, said the police, adding that protests led to beatings with a horse whips and the women being sexually harassed. The police conducted raids on Sunday at the small shed at the Hassan area of Karnataka, where the victims – where some had been living for three years – had…

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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition: Warp Charge 30 technology explained and does it really work?

OnePlus recently launched a premium variant of its latest flagship phone in India. Called OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition amplifies the performance of the phone with massive 10GB RAM – one of the few devices in the world to have such RAM capacity. Another highlight of the phone is Warp Charge 30 technology – OnePlus’ own spin on ultra fast charging technology. As the name suggests, Warp Charge 30 is inspired from OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition’s 30W charger which is said to deliver a day’s power in just 20 minutes. OnePlus…

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1984 anti-Sikh riot convict Sajjan Kumar resigns from Congress primary membership, writes to Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar has written to party president Rahul Gandhi submitting his resignation from the primary membership of the party, sources in the party said on Tuesday. On Monday, the Delhi High Court convicted Kumar for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sentenced him to imprisonment for life. READ| I’ll fight till last drop of my blood, says woman who took on Sajjan Kumar in court and won “I tender my resignation with immediate effect from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress in…

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“Why Is There Jungle Raj In UP,” Says Mayawati on Bulandshahr violence

Four persons have been arrested and four detained after a police officer was shot dead allegedly by a mob that surrounded policemen at a village in western Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, including the main accused, identified as Yogesh Raj. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, before he was shot dead, reportedly tried to control mob violence in the village after carcasses of 25 cows were found in forests close to a police post. A local man was also killed in an hour of violence provoked by allegations of cow slaughter. The mob also…

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Salman Khan to join Hockey World Cup celebrations in Cuttack.

Salman Khan will participate in the second phase of the inaugural function of Odisha Hockey Mens World Cup at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Wednesday. Salman took to Twitter and uploaded a video in which he can be seen confirming his presence at the function. “Happy to join Hockey Men’s World Cup Celebrations 2018 in the millennium city of Cuttack on November 28, 2018. Come let’s cheer for the world’s best and make it memorable!!,” he tweeted. Actors like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Shah Rukh Khan and music maestro A.R. Rahman…

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Kartarpur corridor opening: Union Ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Hardeep Puri head to Pakistan

AMRITSAR: Union ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri Wednesday crossed over to Pakistan through Attari-Wagah border to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of Kartarpur corridor. Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone for the Kartarpur corridor. Pakistan had earlier invited External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for the ceremony. Swaraj, who was unable to travel to Kartarpur Sahib due to prior commitments, had said India would be represented by Badal and Puri. Talking to reporters at Attari in Amritsar, Badal said it was an…

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