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  • Election Commission makes fresh push for power to de-register parties Sep 08, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    Election Commission makes fresh push for power to de-register parties

    While the poll watchdog has the mandate to register a political party, it lacks power under electoral law to deregister any party.

  • EC announces holding bypolls for 3 assembly seats in West Bengal, one in Odisha Sep 04, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    EC announces holding bypolls for 3 assembly seats in West Bengal, one in Odisha

    The Election Commission said in a statement that it has decided to hold a by-election in Bhabanipur Assembly Constituency of West Bengal.

  • Man arrested from Saharanpur for hacking into ECI website, creating fake IDs Aug 13, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    Man arrested from Saharanpur for hacking into ECI website, creating fake IDs

    Vipul Saini, who has a Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) degree, was arrested on Thursday from Nakur town's Maccharhedi village in Saharanpur district.

  • Delimitation Commission, CEC Sushil Chandra to visit Jammu & Kashmir on July 6 Jun 30, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Delimitation Commission, CEC Sushil Chandra to visit Jammu & Kashmir on July 6

    The ongoing Delimitation exercise, tasked with redrawing parliamentary and assembly constituencies in the UT, paves the way for holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under Central rule since June 2018.

  • EC moves Supreme Court against Madras HC over ‘murder charges' remark May 01, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    EC moves Supreme Court against Madras HC over ‘murder charges' remark

    The Madras HC had observed that the Election Commission “should be put on murder charges” for not taking action against political parties that flouted COVID-19 protocol while holding election rallies in poll-bound states at a time the country was seeing a surge in coronavirus cases.

  • West Bengal Election 2021: Mamata Banerjee urges EC to conduct remaining phases of polls in one go Apr 15, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021: Mamata Banerjee urges EC to conduct remaining phases of polls in one go

    Polling for the fifth phase is set to take place in West Bengal on April 17. The previous four phases were held on March 27, April 1, April 6, and April 10, respectively.

  • Spotlight is yet again on the Election Commission of India Apr 15, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    Spotlight is yet again on the Election Commission of India

    The Election Commission of India has huge resources and powers to supervise the polls, but lacks the spine and a will to act as an impartial observer

  • The questions against electoral bonds must not be brushed aside Mar 29, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    The questions against electoral bonds must not be brushed aside

    The anonymity promised by electoral bonds have made it the most popular mode of donations to political parties. The law does not require political parties to mention the names of those contributing through these bonds.

  • No conducting exit polls, publishing results between March 27 and April 29: ECI Mar 26, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    No conducting exit polls, publishing results between March 27 and April 29: ECI

    The directions from the election body come as four states and one union territory – West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry -- are going to polls from March 27.

  • Election Commission revises rule for polling agents Mar 23, 2021 08:19 PM IST

    Election Commission revises rule for polling agents

    "This new norm will help the political parties to appoint one polling agent to each booth. It will help any political party to appoint a polling agent amid the COVID-19 pandemic since getting one agent at this hour may be difficult," a senior official said.

  • 'Full of Insinuations', Election Commission responds to TMC letter on Mamata Banerjee 'attack' Mar 11, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    'Full of Insinuations', Election Commission responds to TMC letter on Mamata Banerjee 'attack'

    TMC leaders, including Mamata Banerjee, has alleged that the Bengal CM was attacked and hinted at the incident being politically motivated.

  • Centre extends due date for filing FY20 GST annual returns till March 31 Feb 28, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    Centre extends due date for filing FY20 GST annual returns till March 31

    In view of the difficulties expressed by the taxpayers in meeting this time limit, Government has decided to further extend the due date for furnishing of GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for the financial year 2019-20 to March 31, 2021 with the approval of Election Commission of India

  • Election Commission has zero-tolerance to money and muscle power: CEC Sunil Arora Jan 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    Election Commission has zero-tolerance to money and muscle power: CEC Sunil Arora

    Arora said that the EC's expenditure observer will take steps to prevent misuse of money power.

  • CEC Sunil Arora arrives in Assam to review poll preparedness Jan 18, 2021 10:02 PM IST

    CEC Sunil Arora arrives in Assam to review poll preparedness

    Arora, who will also meet leaders of political parties on Tuesday, is scheduled to address the media the next day before the team's departure from here.

  • EC nod to use its data for COVID vaccination drive; wants data to be deleted after exercise is over Jan 15, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    EC nod to use its data for COVID vaccination drive; wants data to be deleted after exercise is over

    The commission also said that the data should be deleted by health authorities once the vaccination exercise concludes, they said.

  • EPIC change | Voter ID Cards to go digital before elections in 5 states next year Dec 10, 2020 09:08 PM IST

    EPIC change | Voter ID Cards to go digital before elections in 5 states next year

    According to the plan, on the digital format of the EPIC there will be two different QR codes consisting of information about the voter. One QR code will have the voter's name and other specific details while the second code will have the voter's other information.

  • Revised voting percentage in second phase of Bihar polls recorded at 55.70% Nov 04, 2020 10:23 PM IST

    Revised voting percentage in second phase of Bihar polls recorded at 55.70%

    The updated figures shows that in the second leg of voting, women voter turnout was 58.80 percent vis-a-vis 52.92 among male electors.

  • 55.69% voter turnout in 1st phase of Bihar assembly elections: Election Commission Oct 29, 2020 08:44 PM IST

    55.69% voter turnout in 1st phase of Bihar assembly elections: Election Commission

    As compared to corresponding assembly constituencies which went to poll in the 2015 assembly elections and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the turnout this time was higher.

  • Kamal Nath violated poll advisory: Election Commission Oct 26, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    Kamal Nath violated poll advisory: Election Commission

    Addressing a poll meeting last week in Gwalior's Dabra town, where the BJP has fielded Imarti Devi, Kamal Nath had said the Congress candidate was a "simple person" unlike his opponent who was an "item".

  • Madhya Pradesh bypolls: Election Commission issues notice to Kamal Nath on 'item' jibe Oct 21, 2020 07:38 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh bypolls: Election Commission issues notice to Kamal Nath on 'item' jibe

    Addressing a poll meeting on Sunday in Gwalior's Dabra town, where the BJP has fielded Imarti Devi, Kamal Nath had said the Congress candidate was a "simple person" unlike his opponent who was an "item".

  • Bihar Elections 2020: 23% candidates in first phase face serious criminal charges: ADR Oct 21, 2020 05:56 PM IST

    Bihar Elections 2020: 23% candidates in first phase face serious criminal charges: ADR

    The Supreme Court had made it mandatory for political parties to publicise their criminal antecedents apart from declaring it in affidavits filed at the time of nominations. .

  • Bihar: Election Commission bans publication of uncertified ads on polling day and day before it Oct 20, 2020 09:38 PM IST

    Bihar: Election Commission bans publication of uncertified ads on polling day and day before it

    The Commission has used its constitutional powers under Article 324 of the Constitution to take the decision. The EC had taken such a decision for the first time in the 2015 Bihar polls.

  • Bihar: Ban on exit polls from October 28 morning to November 7 evening Oct 12, 2020 09:07 PM IST

    Bihar: Ban on exit polls from October 28 morning to November 7 evening

    According to an October 3 notification of the poll panel, "displaying" any election matter, including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media would be prohibited "during the period of 48 hours ending with the hours fixed for conclusion of poll in the respective polling areas in each phase" of the state assembly polls.

  • COVID effect: To prevent large crowds, EC reduces no of star campaigners for Bihar polls, bypolls Oct 07, 2020 10:05 PM IST

    COVID effect: To prevent large crowds, EC reduces no of star campaigners for Bihar polls, bypolls

    The Commission said it was informed during the visit to Bihar about the matter of large gatherings because of the presence of star campaigners.

  • Bypolls to 7 UP assembly seats to be held on November 3 Sep 30, 2020 11:07 PM IST

    Bypolls to 7 UP assembly seats to be held on November 3

    The seven Uttar Pradesh assembly constituencies where the byelections will be held in November are Naugawan Sadat, Bulandshahr Sadar, Tundla, Bangermau, Ghatampur, Deoria, and Malhani.

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