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Can more VVPAT slips be matched with EVMs, SC asks EC | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday favoured the idea of increasing the number of EVMs to be matched with VVPAT paper slips, and asked the Election Commission to inform by Thursday whether it could scale up its current plan to match one randomly selected EVM with VVPAT slips in each assembly segment. “Can you do it for more EVMs on your own? Only if you have difficulties we
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Congress offers mega sop: Rs 6000 a month to 20% of India’s poorest | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a bid to outdo the Modi government’s populist outreach through its welfare schemes, Congress pledged that if voted to office, it would provide Rs 6,000 a month to 20% of India’s poorest households, the bill for which is expected to add up to Rs 3.6 lakh crore. The big bang populism ahead of Lok Sabha elections will be a significant feature of the party’s manifesto discussed
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Jet gets a lifeline as Naresh Goyal quits as chairman

[ad_1] MUMBAI: A 28-year journey came to an end on Monday as Naresh Goyal, founder chairman of Jet Airways, finally stepped down following pressure from lenders. By doing so, Goyal may have ensured the survival of the airline as his departure was one of the conditions stipulated by lenders, led by State Bank of India, who will now infuse Rs 1,500 crore of emergency funds. Lenders agreed to pump in
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RR vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs; Ashwin sparks controversy | Cricket News

[ad_1] JAIPUR: Chris Gayle hit a belligerent half-century as Kings XI Punjab registered a 14-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a controversial Indian Premier League match here on Monday. IPL Schedule | IPL Points Table | Scorecard Opening the innings, Gayle started in an uncharacteristic fashion but grew in confidence as the innings progressed and helped Kings XI post a challenging 184 for four after being sent into bat. Gayle
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Viewpoint: Mueller called it (largely) right on Trump

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Jubilation, anger and simple relief it's finally here - Americans responded to the partial release of the special counsel's report in a number of ways. But what about the legal issues raised? Jonathan Turley, professor of constitutional law at George Washington University, gives his view.For millions of Americans, Robert Mueller's headline findings have hit hard. Even after two years of preparation, many Americans were not
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Sandy Hook victim’s father apparently took his own life

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Richman founded an organisation promoting brain research to prevent future school shootings The father of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim has been found dead, having apparently taken his own life, police say.Newtown, Connecticut, police said Jeremy Richman was found in his office building on Monday.The 49-year-old was the father of six-year-old Avielle, one of 20 children killed in the December
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Michael Avenatti: Stormy Daniels lawyer accused of fraud

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters US lawyer Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against US President Donald Trump, has been charged with fraud.Prosecutors says he tried to extort more than $20m (£15m) from Nike, threatening to use his profile to inflict reputational harm on the firm.A frequent guest on TV news and talk shows, Mr Avenatti emerged as a fierce critic of President Trump.At one point
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Trump hints at payback for ‘evil’ enemies over Mueller report

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump on Mueller probe: 'We can never let this happen again' President Donald Trump says his enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things" will be under scrutiny after he was absolved of colluding with Russia.Speaking in the Oval Office, he said no other president should have to be investigated over "a false narrative".He spoke a day after the attorney general released
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Golan Heights: Trump signs order recognising occupied area as Israeli

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) thanked Donald Trump at the White House US President Donald Trump has officially recognised Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, captured from Syria in 1967, in a move hailed as "historic" by the country's prime minister.Benjamin Netanyahu, who is up for re-election next month, was by Mr Trump's side as he signed the proclamation.Syria said Mr