West Bengal  /  Published 06.04.21

EVMs, VVPATs seized from TMC leader's home

  Four EVMs and a similar number of VVPATs were found at the house of a Trinamool Congress leader in West Bengal's Howrah district, following which a poll official was suspended, a senior of...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.04.21

Assam: EVM takes a BJP ‘lift’

The Election Commission on Friday ordered re-polling at an Assam booth and suspended four polling officials and a police officer after an electronic voting machine was found in a car owned by a BJP ca...
By Pheroze L. Vincent, Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati, New Delhi

North East  /  Published 02.04.21

Assam: repoll after EVM fiasco

  Ratabari and Patharkandi constituencies went for polls in the second phase on Thursday. ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 02.04.21

Assam second phase polls peaceful

Polling was held in 15 constituencies in Barak Valley and five in the two hill districts of Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong, among others, to decide the fate of 365 candidates in 13 districts. The remain...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 01.04.21

22 companies for Nandigram voting

Total constituencies: 30 Districts: 4 — East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Bankura and South 24-Parganas Number of booths: 10,620 Central force: 697 companies Key contests:&nbs...
By Anshuman Phadikar , Monalisa Chaudhuri in Nandigram(Bengal)


Calcutta  /  Published 24.03.21

Barriers to voting, lack of ramps

The entrance to the electronic voting machine (EVM) room was so narrow at a booth in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls that a woman on a wheelchair found it difficult to negotiate. “You can ask your husb...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 23.03.21

EC issues ads backing EVMs

The Election Commission of India on Monday published full-page advertisements in leading dailies as well as tweeted a graphic of poll results since 2004 to bolster credentials of the electronic voting...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.21

Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: More poll booths, extra shifts

A section of polling officials in some of the districts would be deployed for poll duty in multiple phases as many of the districts are facing acute shortage of personnel owing to an increased number ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.03.21

EVM: plea in SC on symbols

The Supreme Court on Friday directed a petitioner to serve a copy to the attorney-general, the country’s highest law officer, of a plea for replacing party symbols on EVMs with candidates’...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 01.03.21

Political parties tapped on ‘sensitive’ booths

The district administration in Jalpaiguri has asked leaders of political parties to submit details of booths they feel should be identified as sensitive and information on areas where they apprehend b...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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