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CEC Arora reiterated that EVMs cannot be tampered. They may malfunction but cannot be tampered with

CEC Sunil Arora (file photo)
CEC Sunil Arora (file photo)

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18 Sep 2019, 6:45 PM

Vinesh Phogat wins bronze at World Wrestling Championships

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won bronze medal in women’s 53-kg World Wrestling Championships. She beat Greek wrestler Maria Prevolariki 4-1.

18 Sep 2019, 7:13 PM

Paper ballots are history now, can't return to them: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Wednesday said that the country's election system cannot return to ballot papers now by junking electronic voting machines (EVMs).

"Some of the political parties have asked for voting through ballot paper. We have told them it is not possible, its history now," Arora said at a press briefing in Mumbai.

He reiterated that EVMs cannot be tampered. They may “malfunction” but “cannot be tampered with”.

He said that some political parties have requested for Maharashtra Assembly elections to be scheduled after Diwali.

18 Sep 2019, 6:05 PM

I never asked for imposing Hindi over regional languages: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that he had not asked for Hindi to be imposed over other regional languages and added that politcs was being played over it.

"I had only requested for learning Hindi as the second language after one’s mother tongue. I myself come from a non-Hindi state of Gujarat. If some people want to do politics, its their choice," he said.

18 Sep 2019, 5:55 PM

No talks with India on kashmir until curfew is lifted: Imran Khan

The Pakistan media on Wednesday reported Prime Minister Imran Khan as saying that there was "no chance" of talks with India until curfew is lifted from Kashmir.

18 Sep 2019, 5:31 PM

Manu Sharma, convict in Jessica Lall's murder, approaches NHRC, alleges Human Rights violations

Manu Sharma's wife has approached National Human Right Commission (NHRC) for release of Manu Sharma alleging gross violation of human rights. He is serving life term murder of model Jessica Lal in 1999.

18 Sep 2019, 5:29 PM

NCW takes suo-moto cognizance of Assam case of pregnant woman & her 2 sisters getting stripped & beaten

National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken suo-moto cognizance of the incident in which a pregnant woman&her 2 sisters were allegedly stripped&beaten at Burha police outpost in Assam's Darrang District on 9 Sept. NCW has directed DGP Assam to take up matter urgently.

18 Sep 2019, 4:57 PM

44 Congressmen sign a letter to restore GSP (Generalised System of Preferences) status for India.

18 Sep 2019, 4:54 PM

Police arrests 2 people in a case of a woman's rape & blackmail: Chhattisgarh

Police have arrested 2 people in connection with an incident wherein a woman was allegedly raped&later blackmailed in Baloda Bazaar. Police say, 'We received a complaint on 12 Sept that one Manish befriended the victim 2 years ago & called her home. CR Chandra, Sub-Inspector in Baloda Bazar: His mother gave the victim drink laced with intoxicants. Accused raped her & the act was filmed. After the incident, brother-in-law & mother of accused blackmailed the woman for money.FIR registered,accused & his mother arrested

18 Sep 2019, 4:36 PM

Third firing of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile successfully carried out by Air Force and DRDO

DRDO Sources: Third firing of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile was successfully carried out by Air Force and Defence Research and Development Organisation today. The missile hit the live aerial target near Odisha at maximum range of approximately 90 km.

18 Sep 2019, 4:32 PM

Mamata Banerjee reaches Narendra Modi’s residence

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reaches PM Narendra Modi’s residence.

18 Sep 2019, 3:54 PM

6 vehicles rammed into each other on NH24, several injured

NH24 accident leaves several injured
NH24 accident leaves several injured
18 Sep 2019, 3:51 PM

Idea that Hindi can alone unite India dangerous, says Chidambaram

"I have asked my family to tweet on my behalf the following: A dangerous idea that Hindi alone can unite the people of this country has been floated," a tweet from Chidambaram's official Twitter handle said.

"The Tamil people, as well as all others who speak other languages, will never allow the imposition of Hindi," he tweeted.

In another tweet, he said, "We support the development of all languages, but we will never accept the idea that Hindi alone will unite the people of this country." Chidambaram also urged TNCC president K S Alagirii to ask all Congress workers to join a protest announced by the DMK on September 20 to oppose the imposition of Hindi.

18 Sep 2019, 3:35 PM

Suicide bomber detonates inside govt building in east Afghanistan: official

Blast occurred near Electronic National Identity Cards Department (e-NIC) in PD3 of Jalalabad city in Nangarhar, in Afghanistan, officials confirmed: TOLONews

18 Sep 2019, 3:34 PM

Delhi court asks AAP govt to take decision on Kanhaiya Kumar matter within a month

Delhi court asks AAP govt to take a decision on sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar, others within one month. Time being taken to finalise the issue of sanction has wasted judicial time, says court on Kanhaiya matter.

18 Sep 2019, 3:27 PM

Delhi's Patiala House Court posts the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case for 25th October.

Delhi's Patiala House Court posts the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case for 25th October.

18 Sep 2019, 3:24 PM

Nirmala Sitharaman says Some get into the habit of e-cigarettes as it seems cool

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: Reports say that there are some who are probably getting into the habit of e-cigarettes as it seems cool. It is believed that there are more than 400 brands, none of which is manufactured yet in India. And they come in over 150 flavours.

18 Sep 2019, 3:22 PM

Prakash Javadekar: Cabinet decides to give Railway employees 78 days of bonus, over 11 lakh employees to get this bonus

Cabinet has decided to give Railway employees 78 days of bonus. This is the first time that Railway employees are getting such a bonus. 11 lakh Railway employees will get this bonus, says Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting

18 Sep 2019, 3:19 PM

Bengaluru: Fire breaks out at UCO Bank at MG Road; more details awaited

Fire breaks out at UCO Bank at MG Road in Bangalore, more details being awaited as of now.

18 Sep 2019, 3:14 PM

Union Cabinet gives approval to ban e-cigarettes, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: The Union Cabinet has given approval to ban e-cigarettes. It means the production, manufacturing, import/export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising related to e-cigarettes are banned.

18 Sep 2019, 2:42 PM

Indian Army organises medical camp in Kupwara district.

18 Sep 2019, 2:05 PM

India has requested Pak to allow use of its air space for PM Modi's flight to New York

India has formally requested Pakistan to allow use of its air space for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flight to New York, US. Pakistan to respond after consultations: Pakistan media

18 Sep 2019, 12:56 PM

Don't impose Hindi; common language not possible in India: Rajini

The actor's remarks came in response to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's recent pitch for Hindi as a common language.

The 'Superstar' said Hindi should not be imposed as the concept of a common language was "unfortunately" not possible in the country.

"A common language not just for India but any country is good for its unity and progress. Unfortunately, (one cannot) bring a common language in our country. So you cannot impose any language," he told reporters at the airport here.

"Especially, if you impose Hindi, not just Tamil Nadu, no southern state will accept that. Many states in northern parts will also not accept that," he said.

18 Sep 2019, 12:43 PM

EU Parliament has called on India and Pakistan to engage in direct dialogue on Kashmir

European Union Parliament has called on India and Pakistan to engage in direct dialogue on Kashmir to ensure a peaceful resolution to the issue.

18 Sep 2019, 11:45 AM

Water-logging in several parts of Patna, after heavy rainfall in the city.

18 Sep 2019, 11:09 AM

If parties are desirous of settling Ayodhya matter through mediation, they can do so, says SC

18 Sep 2019, 11:03 AM

Arguments have to be likely completed by October 18, says Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi

Ayodhya land dispute case: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi says, "as per the estimate of tentative dates to finish the hearing in the case, we can say that the submissions have to be likely completed by October 18."

18 Sep 2019, 10:45 AM

At 17.5 million, Indian diaspora largest in the world : UN report

India was the leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with a 17.5 million strong diaspora, according to new estimates released by the United Nations, which said the number of migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million.

18 Sep 2019, 10:27 AM

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat with his wife Madhulika Rawat visited the Kedarnath Temple today

18 Sep 2019, 9:50 AM

Sensex at 36,625.4, up by 144.39 points

18 Sep 2019, 9:49 AM

BJP is not accepting the fact of recession, says Priyanka Gandhi

“But BJP govt is not accepting this truth. This recession is a speed breaker in the path of becoming an economic super power. Everything else is mere superficial without improving upon this,” tweeted Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi

18 Sep 2019, 9:33 AM

Farmer, daughter killed after speeding truck hits buffalo cart in UP

A 66-year-old farmer and his daughter were killed and his son was injured after their buffalo cart was hit by a speeding truck in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Wednesday.

18 Sep 2019, 9:08 AM

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath holds 'janta darbar' in Gorakhpur.

18 Sep 2019, 9:08 AM

Class 4 student stabbed by schoolmate in UP

A Class 4 student was stabbed by a schoolmate over a minor dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, police said on Wednesday.

The victim, Amir (9), was attacked by a Class 3 student on Tuesday when they were returning home from school in Jalalabad town under Thanabhawan police station, they said.

18 Sep 2019, 8:27 AM

Benjamin Netanyahu says he'll seek 'Zionist' government

After an apparent election setback, Israel's prime minister said that he will seek the formation of a new “Zionist” government that excludes Arab parties.

Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a small crowd of supporters in Tel Aviv at 3:30 a.m., more than five hours after voting ended.

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