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None Of The Above Nota
North East  /  Published 25.05.19

Nota hike raises concern in Assam

People in Assam have expressed concern over the high percentage of none of the above (Nota) votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the state.Altogether 1,78,353 voters pressed the Nota button in the...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

West Bengal  /  Published 12.04.19

Nota mix-up fear grips Trinamul in Darjeeling

Two EVMs will be used in the Darjeeling constituency, one with Trinamul candidate Amar Singh Rai and the other with Nota at the top, sparking fears in the party that this may confuse voters and lead t...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.04.19

A four-letter open warning

The residents of Pepee Compound, a posh locality off Main Road in Ranchi, but locally known as PP or even Pee Pee Compound, woke up on Thursday to find a banner on Singhee Marg on opting for NOTA duri...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 12.07.19

Does the order of names on an EVM matter?

My parents must be thanked for giving me a name starting with the letter ‘A’. There’s a possibility that my name will figure in the topmost position of an electronic voting machine. Section 38 o...
By Atanu Biswas in

Education  /  Published 30.04.19

The concept of NOTA in elections is useless

YESNo legal sanctionI strongly feel that the concept is useless unless rules are framed that if NOTA gets a majority, the election held in that particular constituency should be declared null and void...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 12.04.19

And the dark horse is... Nota

Nabarangpur and Koraput, two of Odisha’s four Lok Sabha constituencies that voted on Thursday, had notched up a rare feat in the last general election.The victory margins in these two constituencies...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.19

Malda Nota jitters for Congress

Malda North Congress candidate Isha Khan Chowdhury is worried his number one position on EVMs may be mixed up with the Nota button.In his constituency, there are 16 candidates, the maximum one voting ...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

How much do our votes matter, really?

It is election season and the ‘festival’ of democracy is upon us. We are expected to exercise our franchise and elect the government that will rule India for the next five years. How do we actuall...
By Anup Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.19

Mmm... grilled meat with shoe polish

Sir — Nothing is as it seems. Many of us have wondered why food never tastes as delicious as it looks in advertisements. The trick, apparently, lies in photography. Many a clever ruse, such as using...
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