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Health Ministry Submits Report On Covid-19 To Election Commission
EC mulling postal ballots for overseas voters

The Election Commission delegation, led by the CEC, visited South Africa and Mauritius from April 9-19.

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Assembly Elections 2022: EC Lifts Ban On Victory Processions

While announcing the poll schedule for Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab, the Election Commission had issued guidelines to regulate various aspects of elections, including victory processions amid the pandemic.

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EC To Host Int'l Poll Visitors' Event On Monday Virtually

After the virtual tour, the participants will be addressed by Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra.

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MP Bypolls: EC Pulls Up Kamal Nath Over 'Item' Jibe

New Delhi: The Election Commission has said former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath has violated its advisory related to campaigning by using the word “item” against a woman BJP candidate. The Commission advised Kamal Nath not to use such words in public during the period of the Model Code of Conduct. […]

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EC Seeks Report On Rahul's 'Rape In India' Remark

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has sought a report from Chief Election Officer in Jharkhand over Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Rape in India’ remark, the Commission said on Monday. The Jharkhand CEO has been asked to submit a report to the Election Commission as soon as possible. The Commission’s move comes after controversy erupted over […]

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BJP Women MPs File Complaint Against Rahul Gandhi With EC

New Delhi: After a ruckus in the Lok Sabha over Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Rape in India’ remark at a rally in Jharkhand, women Members of Parliament of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday filed a complaint with the Election Commission seeking action against him. Talking to mediapersons outside the […]

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NCW Slams Rahul Gandhi On Rape Remarks

New Delhi: National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma has slammed Rahul Gandhi for his “rape in India” remark. Sharma rebuked Gandhi in her tweet saying: “What does @RahulGandhi intend to convey by saying ‘rape in India’? How come it’s so easy to use word ‘Rape’? Does he realize how tormenting it can be for […]

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Decision on elections in J&K later this year: EC

New Delhi: The decision to hold Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, which is under Presidents Rule, will be taken later this year after conclusion of the annual Amarnath Yatra on August 15, the Election Commission said on Tuesday. The poll panel said, in a statement, that it will monitor the situation in Jammu and […]

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EC says no ghost voters in Lok Sabha poll

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday made it clear that there were no ghost voters during the recently held Lok Sabha polls as the provisional voter turnout data reported on the EC website is only the tentative number of voters. “The provisional voter turnout data reported on EC website is only the tentative number […]

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Model code of conduct for polls lifted: EC

New Delhi: The model code of conduct (MCC) for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls was lifted on Sunday following the declaration of election results, the Election Commission said. “The Model Code of Conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect,” said a release from the EC. The MCC for the general election […]

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How EVM strong-rooms are secured as per the Election Commission

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday asserted that the transport and storage of the EVMs are well secured, dismissing the doubts raised by the Opposition over movement and alleged replacement and manipulation of these machines. In the past two days, video clips have gone viral, purportedly showing “unauthorised” transportation of the EVMs at various […]

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Congress flays EC for rejecting VVPAT slip count plea

New Delhi: Hours after the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected demand of 23 opposition parties to count the VVPAT slips, the Congress hit back saying the poll panel had become enfeebled and dubbed the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as “election victory machines”. Addressing the media at the party headquarters here, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, […]

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EC rejects demand to record dissenting views in its orders

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday decided that all dissenting opinions and minority decisions concerning violation of model code of conduct (MCC) will not be made part of final orders and the existing procedures will be followed. “In the meeting of the Election Commission held today regarding the issue of MCC, it was decided […]

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Row over EVMs, EC dismisses allegations of manipulations

New Delhi: A major controversy erupted on Tuesday after allegations that EVMs were being changed in the Election Commission’s strong rooms in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar but the poll body asserted that the charges were “baseless” and “frivolous”. The charges of manipulations surfaced after some videos went viral, purportedly showing EVMs being transported in open trucks. […]

Rahul attacks EC, says its 'capitulation' before PM is 'obvious'

New Delhi: As the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections got over, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Election Commission (EC), saying its “capitulation before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his gang is obvious” and that the poll panel was not being respected anymore. “From Electoral Bonds and EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) to manipulating the election […]

EC notice to Sunny Deol for poll code violation

Chandigarh: The Election Commission on Saturday sent a notice to actor and BJP candidate from Punjab’s Gurdaspur Sunny Deol for allegedly violating the model code of conduct. A notice was served for holding a public meeting in Pathankot town after the campaigning came to an end at 5 p.m. on Friday, an election official told […]

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5 fielders who will dictate fate of WC matches

New Delhi: While big totals may be the first thing that comes to mind when one says the phrase ‘modern cricket’ another mutation the game has gone through in the past decade has been an elevation in fielding standards. The advent of sports science and parameters like the yo-yo test has made players leaner and […]

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In a first, EC orders curtailment of campaign in Bengal, removes 2 top officials

New Delhi:  In an unprecedented step, the Election Commission on Wednesday ordered end to poll campaign from 10 p.m. on Thursday in West Bengals remaining 9 Lok Sabha constituencies which go to the polls on May 19, cutting it short by a day in view of the widespread violence witnessed in the state. The Election […]

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Trinamool to meet EC on vandalism after BJP's roadshow

Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress delegation will meet the Election Commission on Wednesday in the wake of vandalism in college and destruction of Bengali polymath Vidyasagar’s bust during BJP President Amit Shah’s roadshow, according to party officials. “Trinamool Parliamentary team comprising @derekobrienmp, @Sukhendusekhar, Manish Gupta, Nadimul Haque seeks meeting with EC on May 15 in aftermath of […]

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EC probing cash-for-votes charge against Shivakumar

Bengaluru: The Election Commission (EC) has ordered an inquiry into a charge by the BJP that Karnataka Water Resources Minister D.K. Shivakumar distributed cash to voters ahead of the May 19 by-election in the Kundagola Assembly segment in Dharwad, an official said on Tuesday. “We have asked our District Electoral Officer M. Deepa to inquire into […]

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EC applauds senior citizens, disabled for voting

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday applauded senior citizens, women and persons with disabilities, who came out to vote. “As a nation, we feel very proud that many centenarians came out and voted, signalling that the past, present and future of this country has been secured,” an Election Commission official said. The official thanked […]

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No violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with PMO: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission said on Sunday that it has not found any model code violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on places where Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides to campaign. Answering a query here during a press conference, Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena said that a standing order […]

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Respond on show cause by Friday, EC tells Rahul

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday gave another extension till Friday evening to Congress President Rahul Gandhi to respond to its show cause notice issued over his remark that the Narendra Modi government had enacted a new law which permitted tribals to be shot. “With reference to the request received for extension, the commission […]

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Man writes letter to EC in blood

Amethi: A young man from Amethi has sent a letter written in blood to the Election Commission seeking a directive for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abstain from making objectionable comments that hurt the sentiments of the people. Manoj Kashyap of Shahgarh in Amethi has written that he was ‘traumatised’ by the statements of the Prime […]

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EC bars Sadhvi Pragya from campaigning for 3 days

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday barred Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the BJP candidate from Bhopal, from campaigning for 72 hours starting 6 a.m on Thursday, for seeking votes on religious lines thereby violating the model code of conduct (MCC). In its order issued on Wednesday, the poll panel “strongly condemned” her remarks and warned […]

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EC lifts poll code in Odisha ahead of cyclone Fani

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission has approved the lifting of model code of conduct in 11 districts in Odisha to facilitate speedy relief and rescue operation in view of cyclonic storm Fani, a poll official said on Wednesday. This will expedite the precautionary measures afoot in Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack […]

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EC to decide complaints against Modi, Rahul on Tuesday

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday is set to decide on complaints of alleged violations of the model code of conduct (MCC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congres President Rahul Gandhi and BJP President Amit Shah. While Modi and Shah have been accused of making “hate speeches” and “using” armed forces for “political propaganda” […]

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EC gets notice challenging jail term for questioning EVMs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Election Commission on a plea challenging the legal provision mandating six months jail for questioning the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The court issued the notice on a petition seeking the decriminalization of the act of filing complaints regarding discrepancies between EVMs and VVPATs. According to […]

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EVM control unit goes missing in Brahmagiri, admits CEO

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Electoral officer Surendra Kumar on Saturday admitted that a control unit from booth no 62 under Brahmagiri Assembly Constituency (AC) is ‘missing’. Addressing a presser, Kumar informed that the particular control unit was not kept in the specified strong room and there were lapses on part of the official who received the […]

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BJP workers nab 'suspected' EVM tinkerer; CEO allays fears

Bhubaneswar/Keonjhar: The Bharatiya Janaja Party (BJP) workers Friday night nabbed a person from the vicinity of the strong room at Odisha School of Mining and Engineering (OSME). According to reports, BJP workers had handed over one Asha Pradeep Mohanty, who claims to be a software engineer, along with a car to the Town PS, when […]

Tribunal stays EC suspension of Karnataka IAS officer

Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Thursday stayed the suspension of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin by the Election Commission (EC) for inspecting the helicopter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sambalpur in Odisha on April 16 as an election observer. “The suspension order issued by the EC cannot, […]

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LS polls: 3rd phase sees largest deployment of EVMs

New Delhi: The third phase of ongoing Lok Sabha elections saw the largest-ever deployment of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines across 2.11 lakh polling stations spread over 13 states and 2 Union Territories, the Election Commission (EC) said on Tuesday. Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain said that ever since their […]

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EC submits detailed report in SC on biopic of PM Modi

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday submitted its detailed report to the Supreme Court on the biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took the EC’s report on Modi’s biopic and asked the poll panel to supply a copy of the report to the producer of the movie. […]

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EC's flying squad seizes Rs 15 lakh from motorcyclist in Puri

Puri: The flying squad of Election Commission seized cash around Rs 15 lakh from a motorcyclist at Gopinathpur Chhak under Brahmagiri police limits of the district today. While conducting raids at several places in the district, the flying squad led by the district returning officer intercepted a biker and seized cash worth Rs 14,68,500 from […]

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2nd EC notice to Pragya Thakur for Babri remarks

Bhopal: The Election Commission on Sunday issued a show cause notice to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the BJP candidate from Bhopal, for her controversial remarks about the Babri Masjid demolition. This is the second poll panel notice against Thakur since the saffron party announced her candidature on Wednesday. She has been asked to reply by Monday. In […]

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EC warns Naqvi over 'Modiji ki sena' remark

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday warned Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi against “using references to the defence forces for political propaganda” in future after his “Modiji ki sena” (Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Army) comment was found violative of the model code of conduct (MCC). Naqvi was earlier issued a show cause notice for […]

SC seeks EC response on bribing of TN voters

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the Election Commission’s response on a petition alleging that bribing of voters have taken place in each of the 39 Lok Sabha constituency of Tamil Nadu. The petitioner said each voter has been paid around Rs 5,000 and pleaded that th poll panel must be asked to postpone […]

EC ban on Mayawati: Supreme Court refuses relief

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by BSP supremo Mayawati against the Election Commission’s ban on her for breaking the Model Code of Conduct restricting her for the next 48 hours from canvassing starting on the day. Dushyant Dave appearing for Mayawati requested the court to hear its argument, as […]

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EC flying squad seizes over Rs 2 lakh cash, election posters in Rourkela

Rourkela: In a surprise raid today, EC flying squad seized over Rs 2 lakh cash along with huge quantities of election campaign materials from a hotel in Sector-4 in Rourkela. Acting on a tip off, the flying squad raided Ananda Bazaar Hotel located in Sector-4 under Raghunathpali Assembly Constituency in Rourkela. Along with the cash, […]

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Modi biopic: SC asks EC to watch movie, take call

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Election Commission to watch the movie “PM Narendra Modi” and then take a call on its screening. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, arguing for the producer, said that the Election Commission took a cue from the apex court’s order and curbed its release without even watching the […]

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