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EC bars manifesto release 48 hours before vote day

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) here on Saturday barred political parties from releasing election manifestos in the last 48 hours of the voting day in the multi-phase Lok Sabha elections. The directive has come weeks before the Lok Sabha elections, which would be held in seven phases in April and May. The amended model […]

SC seeks EC's response over opposition plea on EVMs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Election Commission’s (EC) response on a plea by the 21 opposition parties seeking the audit of at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs). Issuing the notice to the EC, the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak […]

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EC's humane move, bans live animals in campaign

Mumbai: The Election Commission has imposed a blanket ban on the use or live demonstrations of animals during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, delighting animal lovers across the country. In its Manual on the Model Code of Conduct, the EC has made it absolutely clear (on page 144 of chapter 22.5) that all animals, birds […]

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Odisha BJP moves Election Commission over poll code 'violation' in KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) accusing the ruling-BJD of violating the model code of conduct through its KALIA scheme. As per the allegations, following the enforcement of the model code of conduct on March 10, the State Finance Minister, Shashi Bhusan Behera had announced that disbursement of monetary […]

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'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 […]

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 […]

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Elections 2019: Odisha to go to polls in 4 phases

Bhubaneswar: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha Surendra Kumar today informed that the State will go to simultaneous polls in four phases starting April 11, 2019. The next three phases of elections will be conducted on April 18, 23 and 29. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar today, the CEO said that elections will be conducted […]

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EC to announce Lok Sabha poll schedule at 5 pm on Sunday

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) is set to announce on Sunday schedule for the high-voltage Lok Sabha elections, which is likely to be spread over seven to eight phases in April-May. The poll panel will be holding a press conference at 5 pm at Vigyan Bhavan here. The term of the present Lok Sabha […]

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EC asks parties to desist from using photo of soldiers in campaign

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday asked political parties to desist from displaying photographs of defence personnel in their poll campaign in view of a picture on social media showing image of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in a political poster. In a letter to political parties written on Saturday, the EC […]

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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 […]

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Not going back to era of ballot papers: Chief Election Commissioner

New Delhi: Rejecting the demand of major opposition parties, the Election Commission on Thursday ruled out going back to the era of ballot papers and asserted it cannot be “bullied or coerced” into discarding the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and VVPATs. “We are going to keep on using EVMs. We are going to keep on […]

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No objection to simultaneous LS, Assembly polls in J&K: Rajnath

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the government will have no objection if the Election Commission (EC) decides to hold Assembly polls in Jammu & Kashmir along with 2019 general elections. “If the Election Commission wants, we won’t have any objection to it,” he said while responding to a query by […]

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Assembly elections 2018: Cong leads in Rajasthan, trails in Telangana, stiff fight in MP

New Delhi: The Congress took early significant leads in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and was locked in a close fight in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as officials counted the millions of votes polled in Assembly elections in five states. Election Commission officials also said on the basis of preliminary trends that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi […]

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EC issues notice to C.P. Joshi over 'Brahmin' remark

Jaipur: The Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice to senior Congress leader C.P. Joshi after the state’s BJP unit submitted a written complaint against him for making caste-based remarks at a public gathering in Rajasthan. The Bharatiya Janata Party submitted the complaint on Friday for his comment that “only Brahmins have the right to […]

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Over 12 lakh Rajasthan farmers to get free electricity

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday announced free electricity for farmers up to Rs 10,000, hours before the Election Commission announced schedule for upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Addressing a public meeting in Ajmer, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister made the announcement. According to the announcement, […]

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