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SC reserves judgement on petitions seeking 100% EVM-VVPAT verification

SC reserves judgement on petitions seeking 100% EVM-VVPAT verification

New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgement on a batch of petitions seeking direction to the Election Commission and the Centre to ensure that voters can verify through Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit trail (VVPAT).
A bench comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dipankar Datta after hearing all the parties for two days reserved its judgement.
Three petitions were filed including by the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms, praying that all VVPATs be verified, instead of the current practice of Election Commission to randomly verify 5 EVMs per assembly segment.

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Leh-bound SpiceJet flight lands back to Delhi after bird hit

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26 May 2024 | 10:11 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) A Leh-bound SpiceJet flight from Delhi on Sunday returned soon after take-off after one of its engines was hit by a bird.

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Indian Embassy in Laos rescues 13 Indians trapped in fake job racket

Indian Embassy in Laos rescues 13 Indians trapped in fake job racket

26 May 2024 | 6:20 PM

New Delhi/Vientiane, May 26 (UNI) The Indian Embassy in Laos has rescued and repatriated 13 Indians who were duped into working for fake job rackets that forced them to act as cyber criminals. With this, 428 Indians have been rescued so far from Laos, the embassy said, and warned Indians against getting duped by such job rackets.

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Cyclone Remal to hit WB coast; heavy rain & high winds expected: IMD

Cyclone Remal to hit WB coast; heavy rain & high winds expected: IMD

26 May 2024 | 3:28 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) Severe cyclonic storm ‘Remal’ over the North Bay of
Bengal is expected to intensify further and cross the Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts by midnight today with maximum sustained wind speeds of 110-120 kmph, the India Meteorogical Department said on Sunday.

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Delhi Fire: PM announces ex-gratia

Delhi Fire: PM announces ex-gratia

26 May 2024 | 2:49 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) After a tragic fire claimed the lives of 6 newborns in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced assistance for the families of each bereaved, and Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena directed the Chief Secretary to institute an inquiry.

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Cyclone Remal: Indian Navy gears up to provide humanitarian, disaster relief

Cyclone Remal: Indian Navy gears up to provide humanitarian, disaster relief

26 May 2024 | 12:44 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) The Indian Navy has initiated preparatory actions, following existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), to mount a credible Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) response in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal.

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