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Tag: Eci

Filing of nomination begins for Brajarajnagar by-poll
Filing of nomination begins for Brajarajnagar by-poll

The nominations will be scrutinised on May 12 and the candidates are allowed to withdraw their candidature by May 17, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Odisha, S.K. Lohani.

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Pipili By-Poll: Odisha Chief Electoral Officer Shares Details On Counting

With voting done for the Pipili bypoll, the counting process is all set to take place Sunday (Oct 3) morning.

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ECI To Announce Fresh Notification For Pipili Bypoll: Odisha CEO

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Pipili bypoll was postponed following the death of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj due to Covid-19, the Election Commission of India (ECI) will issue a fresh…

Odisha Bypolls: Fate Of 15 Candidates Sealed In EVM

Bhubaneswar: The voters of Balasore Sadar and Tirtol have decided the fate of 15 candidates vying to represent the respective Assembly constituencies that went to polls on Tuesday (November 3). Polling in the Assembly segments was held till 6 pm amidst tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols in place. The overall voter […]

Odisha By-Elections: EC Issues Guidelines For Safe Polls Amid Covid-19
Odisha Bypolls: New Guidelines By Election Commission In View Of Covid Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India has issued certain guidelines for the conduct of by-elections in Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly Constituencies keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic. Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) SK Lohani informed mediapersons regarding the new rules from the process of nomination to the casting of votes and counting. Only two persons […]

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Rajya Sabha Polls Deferred Amid Covid-19 Outbreak, ECI Says Fresh Dates Will Be Announced

New Delhi: In the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced to defer the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled to be held on March 26. The Commission said that fresh dates will be announced later. On Februaary 25, 2020, ECI had announced elections to the Council of […]

New Guidelines For Political Parties Effective From Wednesday

New Delhi: Political parties in the country seeking registration under the Representation of the People Act, 1951, will have to submit an application to the Election Commission of India (ECI) within a period of 30 days following the date of their formation, as per the new guidelines effective from Wednesday. The new guidelines were framed […]

By-election to 3 Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha on July 5: ECI

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday issued notification for by-election to fill six vacant Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha, Bihar and Gujarat. As per ECI, three of these seats are in Odisha, two in Gujarat and one in Bihar. Four of these vacancies are a result of Rajya Sabha members from […]

2019 LS polls saw dip in number of candidates

New Delhi: The just-held Lok Sabha elections saw a dip in the number of contestants as 8,040 people entered the poll fray, 211 less compared to 2014. The maximum number of people to try their electoral fortunes was in 1996 when 13,952 candidates contested the general elections. According to the Election Commission data, a total of […]

Re-polling in 5 booths of Mayurbhanj Lok Sabha constituency on May 19

Mayurbhanj: Re-polling in five booths under Mayurbhanj Lok Sabha constituency will be held on May 19. The voters will be able to exercise their franchise from 7AM to 6PM on the day. The re-polling will be held at Bhugudakat, Purnachandrapur, Khachua and Athapada booths under Baripada Assembly constituency (AC), where voting was stopped due to […]

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 […]

Patkura Assembly election postponed; to be completed within 60 days

Bhubaneswar: In view of the serious devastation caused by cyclone Fani, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has extended the completion of Patkura Assembly polls by 60 days, informed Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha today. The date of poll will be suitably decided after assessing local situation, the CEO added. The Patkura Assembly poll […]

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 […]

Odisha Elections 2019: Patkura Assembly polls on May 19

Kendrapara: After the Patkura Assembly poll was countermanded following the death of BJD candidate for the seat Bed Prakash Agarwalla, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday issued a fresh polling schedule for elections in the Assembly segment under Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency. As per the ECI notification, Patkura will go to polls on […]

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. […]

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 […]

EC seeks comments from makers of PM's biopic

New Delhi: The Election Commission has sought comments from the makers of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Opposition’s demand to postpone its release till the Lok Sabha elections get over. The film is slated for release on April 5. The Delhi chief electoral officer had already issued a notice to the producers […]

Mistakes in voter cards leave Kalahandi family in a fix

Kalahandi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) is making all arrangements to increase the voters’ turnout in the upcoming 2019 elections. However, several members of a family in Odisha are now in a fix whether they can exercise thier franchise in the upcoming polls or not owing to mistakes in thier voter cards. All the […]

Poll panel meets representatives of Internet firms

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday met representatives of Internet companies, including Facebook and Twitter, to discuss issues related to the use of social media for campaigning in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls while the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is in force. The meeting comes after the Centre for Accountability and Systemic Change […]

Notification issued for 97 LS seats in Phase II

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notification for the second phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections, kicking off the process of filing of nominations for another 97 constituencies across 13 states and Union Territories. Voting in the second phase will take place on April 18, said the notification, which comes a […]

'Vigilant' EC brings in sweeping reforms in Elections 2019

Bhubaneswar: Elections 2019 will be etched in capital letters in India’s electoral history as it has many innovative electoral reforms to its credit that could have far-reaching consequences on the electoral process of the world’s largest democracy. Significantly, when there has been a murmur on the shortcomings in the poll process with regard to the […]

EC to monitor social media; political ads to be pre-certified

New Delhi: The Election Commission will “closely monitor” social media platforms for any objectionable content and advertisements, which will have to be pre-certified by the poll panel, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said, here on Sunday. Political advertisements posted on the social media by candidates or parties would be included in the election expenditure, he […]

In first for LS polls, candidates with criminal antecedents to publicise fact

New Delhi: For the first time in the Lok Sabha polls, candidates with criminal antecedents are required to publish information in this regard in newspapers and through television channels on three occasions during the campaign period, the Election Commission said on Sunday. A political party that sets up candidates with criminal antecedents is also required […]

Election candidates must declare offshore assets now

Kolkata: Candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will have to declare their offshore moveable assets and liabilities in their affidavit, as per an amendment made by the Election Commission of India (ECI), an official said on Friday. “To ensure that all moveable assets are reflected in the affidavit given by the candidates, a further […]

Get enrolled in voter list by filing Form-6: EC

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh here on Wednesday said every un-enrolled voter and left out voter in the national capital must enroll by submitting Form-6 either online or offline. “Every un-enrolled voter and left out voter in Delhi must enroll by submitting Form-6 either online or offline,” the CEO’s Office said in […]

Citizen Vigilance app in Odisha soon for poll-related complaints: EC

Bhubaneswar: In view of the upcoming general elections in the State, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said that voters in Odisha will soon be able to file complaints through the Citizen Vigilance app. This information was shared today by Election Commissioner, Ashok Lavasa after meeting police and government officials on the second day of […]

Political parties begin blame game following ECI meeting in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the meeting with Election Commission of Indian (ECI) officials, leaders of the major political parties engaged in mud-slinging with the BJP accusing BJD of misutilising government machineries while Congress hit out at both the BJP and the BJD. “We have informed the ECI team about the misuse of power by the ruling […]

US-based self-claimed cyber expert says 2014 elections were rigged, ECI denies allegations

London/ New Delhi: In a sensational claim, a US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja on Monday said the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were “rigged” and even claimed that BJP leader Gopinath Munde was “killed” as he knew about the “hacking” of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), a claim debunked by the Election Commission of India. Shortly […]

BJD met ECI to submit info on case against Naveen: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took a jibe at BJD’s Puri MP Pinaki Misra over his statement that he met the Election Commission of India (ECI) to seek simultaneous polls in the State. Pradhan claimed that Misra met the ECI to provide information on the poll expenditure case pending against BJD president and Chief Minister […]

OTV EXCLUSIVE: Fully prepared for simultaneous polls: ECI senior advisor

Bhubaneswar: Stating that the decision on simultaneous polls lies with the Central government, senior advisor to the Election Commission of India (ECI) Bhagban Prakash stated that the commission is always ready for elections. During the ‘Khola Katha’ programme on OTV, Prakash said, “In my opinion simultaneous polls are beneficial for the country. As per the […]

BJP seeks countermanding of Bengaluru seat poll over 'fake' voter IDs

Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to countermand the Assembly election in the Rajarajeshwari Nagar segment of the city’s southwest suburb after about 10,000 allegedly fake voter IDs were allegedly found in the locality. “The BJP demands countermanding of elections in Rajarajeshwari Nagar in light of latest revelations of […]

HC asks Election Commission to expedite case against BJD MP Achyuta Samanta

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court (HC) today directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to conduct expeditious hearing of a petition filed against BJD’s Rajya Sabha member, Achyuta Samanta. Hearing a petition filed by Right to Information (RTI) activist, Subhash Mohapatra challenging the election of Samanta to the Upper House, the HC stated that the […]

ECI moved against Odisha CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: BJP’s Debanand Mohapatra on Tuesday knocked the doors of Election Commission of India (ECI) over discrepancies in data furnished by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on his poll expenditure during 2014 general elections. The saffron party’s defeated Hinjili candidate moved the ECI demanding immediate hearing on the matter. It is alleged that CM, who won […]

Bijepur Bypoll: Filling of nomination begins

Bhubanerswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) today issued a formal notification for the much-awaited bypoll in Bijepur constituency that was necessitated after the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu. As per the notification, voting for the by-election will be held from 8 am to 5 pm on February 24. The process of filling of […]

Bijepur bypoll: Petition filed in Delhi HC against ECI

New Delhi: A writ petition was filed in Delhi High Court today against Election Commission of India (ECI) to issue notification for by-election in Bijepur Assembly Constituency of Odisha. The court has fixed January 22 for hearing the writ petition (WP(C) 599/2018) filed by petitioner Kanak Foundation & ANR. Earlier, BJD and Congress in the […]

BJP team meets EC, seeks CM Naveen’s disqualification

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Demanding disqualification of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as a legislator for allegedly filing false poll affidavit, a delegation of BJP including party national spokesperson Sambit Patra today met the Election Commission of India and presented documents to substantiate their claims. Talking to media after the meeting, Patra alleged, “Naveen has filed a […]