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Tag: Election Commission

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EC bans Congress' 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' ad

Bhopal: The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday banned the ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ advertisement of the Congress party and ordered an end to its broadcast.

Modi-perfomance
Poll official suspended for checking PM's chopper in Sambalpur

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission on Wednesday suspended a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur on Tuesday. Mohammed Mohsin was suspended with immediate effect for acting contrary to the instructions of the Commission concerning SPG protectees and will be posted at Sambalpur till further orders, a poll panel letter […]

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Athlete & EC ambassador Dutee Chand in soup for 'campaigning' for BJD candidate

Bhubaneswar: Athlete Dutee Chand, who is the ambassador for the Election Commission (EC) of India has landed in trouble over a social media post in which she purportedly campaigned for BJD’s Kandhamal LS candidate Achyuta Samanta. A Facebook post showed Dutee seeking votes for Samanta. As she is a government employee and the Election Commission […]

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IT searches Kanimozhi's house

Chennai: A team of Income Tax officials and the Election Commission’s static surveillance team on Tuesday searched the house of DMK Lok Sabha candidate K. Kanimozhi in Thoothukodi in Tamil Nadu, an official said. Kanimozhi, a Rajya Sabha member, is contesting the April 18 Lok Sabha poll against the BJP’s state unit chief Tamilisai Soundararajan.

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Campaigning ends for second-phase Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: The campaigning came to an end on Tuesday for 97 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 13 states and Union Territories which will go to the polls on Thursday in the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise. Since poll timings vary in different seats, the campaigning period also ended at different times […]

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 […]

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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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EC cracks whip, bars Yogi, Mayawati, Azam, Maneka

New Delhi: After Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday barred Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Azam Khan from campaigning in the Lok Sabha elections for 48 houres and 72 hours, respectively. While Gandhi was barred for asking Muslims in […]

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Karnataka bans smart-phones inside polling booths

Bengaluru: Electorate in Karnataka will not be allowed to carry smart-phones or mobile phones inside the polling booth while going to vote to prevent them from taking selfies or recording videos, an official said on Sunday. “The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) prevents voters from carrying mobile phones or smart-phones and cameras inside the polling […]

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Focus on free and fair elections in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A slew of steps have been taken in Odisha to ensure free and fair elections in the State. Till now, non-bailable warrant has been issued against 13,228 persons while 54,204 persons have been detained by police in the State. According to sources, the enforcement officials have so far seized 228 illegal weapons, 1433 kg […]

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Delhi CEO directs BJP to not air content on NaMo TV without certification

New Delhi: A day after the Election Commission directed that all recorded programmes displayed on NaMo TV be pre-certified, the Delhi poll body has directed the BJP not to air any content on the platform without its certification, officials said. The poll body had on Thursday said since NaMo TV was sponsored by the BJP, […]

Andhra-voters
Over 79% polling in Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati: A little over 79 per cent voters cast their votes in the simultaneous elections to 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday, poll officials said on Friday. Officials said 79.05 per cent turnout was recorded but this may go up further as final polling figure was yet to be received […]

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BJP alleges poll code violation by Odisha CM, questions channels beaming it live

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday moved the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) here alleging that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik violated the model code of conduct by organising poll meetings across the State. Speaking to the media after meeting the CEO, State BJP vice president Samir […]

EVM-damage
Elections 2019 1st Phase: 15 incidents of EVMs damaging reported

New Delhi: While the first phase polling for the 17th Lok Sabha went peacefully “barring few stray incidents”, the Election Commission on Thursday said that they have received 15 cases of damage to electronic voting machines (EVMs). Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain said that out of the 15 incidents reported during the first phase that […]

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Glitch-free voting in first polls with 100% VVPATs

New Delhi: Marking the first Lok Sabha elections where VVPATs were deployed in 100 per cent of polling stations, voting happened with no major technical issues reported during the first phase polls, the Election Commission said on Thursday. Polling was held in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories, along with simultaneous […]

Bengal-voters
Nearly 81% polling in Bengal till 5 p.m.

Cooch Behar/Alipurduar (West Bengal): The endangered Toto tribals, tea garden workers and erstwhile enclave dwellers turned up in large numbers to take part in the world’s biggest festival of democracy, as voting continued beyond the 6 p.m. deadline in two northern West Bengal Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday amid reports of sporadic violence, EVM glitches […]

Meghalaya-voter
67 per cent votes polled in Meghalaya

Shillong: Over 67 per cent of the 19.14 lakh voters of Meghalaya exercised their franchise in the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday amid reports of malfunctioning of voting machines from some booths, state Chief Electoral Officer Fredrick Roy Kharkongor said. Meghalaya has two Lok Sabha constituencies – Shillong and Tura – and polling was peaceful […]

Sikkim-voter
74 per cent voter turnout in Sikkim

Gangtok: An estimated 74 per cent of the voters in Sikkim have exercised their franchise on Thursday to elect members of the state Legislative Assembly as well as the lone Lok Sabha MP from the state, an official said. A total of 4,32,306 voters comprising 2,20,305 males and 2,12,001 females were eligible to exercise their […]

Maharashtra-voter
Maharashtra averages 56% voting in 7 LS seats

Nagpur: Maharashtra recorded a provisional average voting of around 56 percent in the seven Lok Sabha constituencies that voted on Thursday in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls, an official said. Surprisingly, the highest voter turnout – 62 per cent – was notched in the Maoist-affected Gadchiroli-Chimur and the lowest – 52 per […]

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Over 81% polling recorded in Tripura in the first phase

Agartala: Over 81 per cent of the total of 13,47,381 electorates voted on Thursday for the first phase of balloting in Tripura West parliamentary seat, officials said. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti said after receiving the final reports from all the district magistrates (district electoral officers) that the polling percentage might increase. “After examining […]

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56% voter turnout in Chhattisgarh's Bastar LS seat

New Delhi: About 56 per cent turnout was recorded in Chhatisgarh’s Bastar Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday with the Shamgiri polling booth, where the Maoist attack two days ago left a BJP MLA dead, reporting 77 per cent polling, the Election Commission said. In 2014, the turnout had been 59 per cent. Barring a few […]

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BJD alleges violation of EC Guidelines by OTV; channel strongly refutes

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the Biju Janata Dal, including party spokespersons Sasmit Patra and Sulochana Das today moved Chief Electoral Officer alleging violation of the ‘Election Commission Guidelines’ by OTV, Odisha’s leading media house. The delegation sought action against the channel stating that it telecast a press conference of Bharatiya Janata Party during silence period. […]

Odisha BJP targets BJD
Odisha Govt logo on BJD Manifesto? BJP alleges MCC violation

Bhubaneswar: A BJP delegation on Wednesday met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) accusing the BJD of violating the model code of conduct (MCC). The BJP alleged that the ruling-party has violated the MCC by putting Odisha government’s logo and website number in its manifesto for the ensuing polls. The delegation led by Odisha BJP vice-president, […]

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EC bans Modi biopic during election period

New Delhi: The Election Commission Wednesday banned the screening of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during poll period, saying any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media. The EC order came a day before the movie was to be released. The […]

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Poll code violation: EC notice to producers of 2 serials

Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) has issued show cause notices to producers of two TV serials following allegations that the shows were violating the model code of conduct by promoting various government schemes. Maharashtra’s additional chief electoral officer Dilip Shinde on Wednesday said complaints were received of violation of the poll code by two serials […]

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