Electrons

  • Pune: Defective voting machine transfers all votes to Congress 17-04-2014 12:14 PM

    The early morning voters of Pune were left stunned when an electronic voting machine (EVM) reportedly "transferred" all votes to the Congress. The incident happened at a polling booth at Shamrao Kalmadi School in the city when voters found that whichever button was pressed on the EVM, only the Congress...
  • LS polls: With around 5 million people voting, Madhya Pradesh records 52.80 percent turnout 10-04-2014 08:11 PM

    Around 5 million people of 9 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh sealed the fate of 118 candidates under the first phase of polling for Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. The polling which began at a rather slow pace ended in the evening with 52.80 percent voter turnout. Voting took...
  • 16 voting machines replaced during polling in Arunachal Pradesh 09-04-2014 11:53 AM

    Around 16 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were on Wednesday replaced after they developed technical snags during voting for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, the EC said. State Chief Electoral officer Chandra Bhusan Kumar said polling process halted for a brief...
  • AAP questions EVMs, alleges that machines favour Praful Patel 08-04-2014 10:25 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Maharashtra unit strongly objected to "faulty" electronic voting machine (EVMs) in the Bhandara-Gondia constituency on Tuesday and decided to appeal to the CEC to postpone polls until machines are tested and certified to be functioning properly. AAP alleged that no matter which button is pressed...
  • LS polls: Fault in at least 33 voting machines in Assam, 29 replaced 07-04-2014 01:55 PM

    At least 33 electronic voting machines (EVMs) malfunctioned in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam where polling began this morning. Authorities replaced 29 faulty machines. While nine were replaced in Kaliabor, six were changed in Lakhimpur, five each in Tezpur and Dibrugarh and four in Jorhat. The highest number of...
  • EVMs are 100 per cent tamper-free, says former CEC SY Quraishi 07-04-2014 09:35 AM

    New Delhi: Former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi on Monday said that the EC makes sure that the Electronic Voting Machines are 100 per cent tamper-free. Speaking to CNN-IBN on the day the 2014 Lok Sabha elections have begun, Quraishi said that the EC makes sure that the elections are...
  • Expose corrupt journalists, says Arvind Kejriwal 01-04-2014 12:20 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday told party activists to expose "corrupt journalists" for targeting his party but said most journalists were doing a honest job. Addressing over 1,000 volunteers at Vaishali, Kejriwal named a couple of journalists in the electronic media who he said were biased in their reporting....
  • LS polls: EC to come down hard on 'paid news' in electronic media 19-03-2014 08:53 PM

    New Delhi: Voicing concern over the practice of paid news, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev on Wednesday said the Election Commission will put special focus on electronic media in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls to curb the menace. Addressing a workshop on media's role in the...
  • Airport users to get facility to pay charges from air 14-03-2014 05:23 PM

    In a move to attract more chartered flights into India, the civil aviation ministry plans to introduce a new system which will enable the aircraft operators to pay the user charges even before landing, said a top official. Aimed at making tourists, private and business operators, flying clubs and others...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC 13-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC 13-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok...
  • New shirt lets football fans feel what players on the field do 13-03-2014 06:16 PM

    A new shirt can allow football fans to feel some of the physical sensations - such as despair, exhaustion and adrenalin rush - that their favourite players on the field are experiencing. Australian telecommunications company, Foxtel, claims to have created the shirt which uses wearable technology to let the user...
  • Watch: Bangaloreans react to Shinde's remark on media 25-02-2014 03:16 PM

    Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday clarified that his remarks on "crushing elements in the media" pertained to the social media and not to journalists as such. "My comments were on social media. It was with regards to the issue related to the Northeast students who were being targeted...
  • Shinde can't blame media, Congress losing ground day by day: BJP 25-02-2014 01:46 PM

    Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde backtracked after his controversial comments threatening to crush the media. ...
  • After an IT city, government plans to turn state into a multi-media hub 23-02-2014 03:50 PM

    After announcing an IT city, the Bihar government now plans to turn the state into a multi-media hub. "We have decided to take the help of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology and (Americam company) Legend 3D to develop Bihar into a multi-media hub in the next three years,"...
  • District magistrates undergo training on 'how to conduct free and fair polls' 18-02-2014 03:55 PM

    Training of district magistrates ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections has started in the state, an official said on Tuesday. During the three-day training module, which started on Monday and ends on Wednesday, 39 district magistrates (DMs) would be trained on various aspects of the election such as how...
  • E-passports will be introduced by next year: Official 07-02-2014 09:56 PM

    Hyderabad: The new generation electronic passport, which aims to secure the data and curb the menace of fake passports, is likely to be introduced by next year, a senior government official said on Friday. "A Task Force has been set up to look into the e-passport project, which has held...
  • Rajasthan to have world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project 29-01-2014 08:10 PM

    Three central ministries on Wednesday joined hands to launch the world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project in Rajasthan, a statement said. Six public sector undertakings (PSUs) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Power...
  • New 'Special Mission' aircraft for the Indian Air force

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In recent years the Indian Air force (IAF) as part of its 'transformation' has been progressively augmenting its fleet of special mission aircraft beyond the...

  • CJ Impact: Potholes fixed after CJ report highlights bad roads in Bangalore 06-01-2014 11:09 AM

    CJ Jobish had reported the poor condition of a vital link road in Bangalore. His CJ report has led to better road connectivity. CNN-IBN's correspondent Deepa Balakrishnan tell us more. ...
  • Skype says user information safe in Syrian Electronic Army hack 04-01-2014 11:56 AM

    Los Angeles: A day after the Syrian Electronic Army said it had hacked into Skype's social media accounts, the Internet calling service acknowledged it had been hit with a "cyber attack" but said no user information was compromised. A Tweet posted on Skype's official Twitter feed on Wednesday read: "Don't...
  • Skype's social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army 02-01-2014 10:09 AM

    Los Angeles: The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claimed credit on Wednesday for hacking into the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype. The group also posted the contact information of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp's retiring chief executive, on its Twitter...
  • 'Battlefield 4' tech glitches persist, Electronic Arts halts development on upcoming projects 08-12-2013 05:31 PM

    San Francisco: Video game publisher Electronic Arts said it halted development on upcoming projects of its "Battlefield 4" game to fix technical problems that have plagued the title recently, taking its stock down as much as 8 percent. Gamers playing "Battlefield 4" - a military-style shooter that is the company's...
  • 75 per cent polling in phase II, highest ever in Chhattisgarh: Election Commission 19-11-2013 07:31 PM

    Around 75 per cent polling was recorded on Tuesday in 72 constituencies spread over 19 districts of Chhattisgarh where voting for the second and last phase of assembly polls is under way. Governor Shekhar Dutt, Chief Minister Raman Singh, state assembly speaker Dharamlal Kaushik and leader of opposition in the...
  • 55 per cent polling till 3pm, 1 killed in accidental firing 19-11-2013 05:13 PM

    Around 30% polling was recorded till noon on Tuesday in 72 constituencies spread over 19 districts of Chhattisgarh where voting for the second and last phase of assembly polls is under way. Governor Shekhar Dutt, chief minister Raman Singh, state assembly speaker Dharamlal Kaushik and leader of opposition in assembly...
  • 842 candidates to try luck for 2nd phase of Assembly elections 05-11-2013 09:01 AM

    As many as 842 candidates, including nine Cabinet ministers, Assembly Speaker and the Leader of Opposition in the state assembly, are in the fray after the withdrawal of nominations ended on Monday for the second phase of Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. A total of 957 candidates were shortlisted after scrutiny,...
  • SC asks EC to install electronic voting machines issuing paper receipts to voters for 2014 polls 08-10-2013 01:05 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Election Commission to introduce in a phased manner a paper trail in EVMs for the next general elections in 2014, saying it will ensure free and fair polls. The apex court also directed the Centre to provide financial assistance for introducing Vote Verifier...
  • Bihar: JD(U) MLA Anant Singh booked for extortion 08-10-2013 08:29 AM

    Patna: A case of extortion has been lodged against JDU MLA Anant Singh in Patna. A builder has lodged a complaint in SK Puri police station alleging that Singh demanded 12 crores from him. Singh, who is considered a close aide of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has several such cases...
  • Syrian hackers strike US Marines website, urge troops to refuse orders 03-09-2013 06:43 AM

    Washington: Computer hackers aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad struck an Internet recruiting site for the US Marine Corps on Monday, urging troops to "refuse your orders" if the United States attacks Syria. The attack appeared to be the work of the Syrian Electronic Army, which also recently targeted the...