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Tag: Election Commission

kashmir polls
Repoll begins in 38 polling stations of Srinagar

Srinagar: The repoll ordered by Election Commission of India in 38 polling stations of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, where the bypoll on April 9 was marred by violence, began today amidst tight security arrangements. The polling began at 7 am and will end at 4 pm. All these polling stations are located in central Kashmir’s […]

G.A. Mir
'Will withdraw if Governor's rule not imposed in J&K'

Srinagar: Joint candidate of the Congress and National Conference for south Kashmir’s Anantnag parliamentary seat, G.A. Mir, on Tuesday said that he will withdraw if the Governor’s rule is not imposed in the state. Mir on Monday had opposed the deferment of the by-poll in Anantnag parliamentary constituency. Talking to the media in Anantnag, Mir […]

Even manufacturers can't manipulate EVMs: EC

New Delhi: The EVMs are robust and tamper- proof and even the manufacturers cannot manipulate them at the time of production, the Election Commission said today, countering allegations that the machines are unreliable. With the Opposition’s questions on the reliability of the electronic voting machines getting louder, the Commission has come out with a list […]

debasis nayak
BJD disapproves of EVM use, suggests ballot voting

Bhubaneswar: Expressing displeasure over irregularities unearthed recently in Madhya Pradesh over working of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), the BJD on Sunday suggested that instead of machines ballot paper should be used during polls. Speaking to media persons, senior party leader Debasis Nayak said not only BJD but parties all over the country will also definitely […]

Electronic Voting Machine
Congress seeks ballot papers if EVMs not fool-proof; EC dispatches team

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday asked the Election Commission to re-examine the process concerning use of EVMs in view of report of its tampering from a constituency facing a bypoll in Madhya Pradesh, saying that the poll panel should revert back to the system of ballot papers if political parties are not convinced about […]

Second phase Panchayat polls today

Bhubaneswar: Voting for the second phase Panchayat election has begun today at 7 am and will continue till 12 noon. Counting will start at 1 pm. Polling is underway at 175 Zilla Parishad zones under 65 blocks of 29 districts, except Deogarh. Poll was not conducted as a Zilla Parishad member was declared elected unopposed […]

Voters education holds importance in enhancing electoral participation: Governor

Bhubaneswar: Voters’ education holds importance in enhancing electoral participation. Specific campaigns are to be organized for creating awareness among persons with disabilities, homeless persons, tribal communities, transgender and members of marginalized sections so that they realize the importance and paramount influence of their votes and become registered voters, said Governor SC Jamir. Speaking at the […]

Congress threatens court challenge against ‘forged’ nomination withdrawal

Pattamundai/Bhubaneswar: A Congress team led by senior leader Ganeswar Behera today moved the State Election Commission demanding transfer of Pattamundai BDO and election officer over the alleged forged withdrawal of nomination of two dalit candidates in Penthapal panchayat. “If he (BDO) is not transferred, we will move court and talk to common people”, Behera said, […]

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SEC seeks report on 'forged' nomination withdrawal

Bhubaneswar/Kendrapara: A day after the Congress lodged FIR against Kendrapara MLA Kishore Tarai and the Pattamundai BDO alleging both hatched a conspiracy to ensure unopposed win of the legislator’s wife as Penthapala samiti member, the State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday asked Kendrapara Collector to submit a report on the issue. “The Collector and poll […]

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Panchayat polls: BJP-BJD fight over poll code continues

Bhubaneswar: The fight between BJD and BJP in Odisha over advertisements allegedly violating model code conduct continues with both the parties moving State Election Commission against each other today. The regional party which moved the commission against rice scheme advertisement of Centre yesterday has once again alleged that Centre’s announcement on Atal Jyoti Yojana violates […]

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Ads of PM's announcement violates Model Code of Conduct: BJD

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD today alleged that the newspaper advertisement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing packages for farmers, self-help groups and others is in clear violation of the model code of conduct which is in force for the three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha. A party delegation led by vice-president S N Patro today submitted […]

Poll code: SEC restricts broadcasting, publication of advertisements

Bhubaneswar: In view of the panchayat elections, the State Election Commission on Saturday put restrictions on broadcasting and publication of advertisements in local TV channels and print media. Stating that broadcasting of these advertisements amount to violation of the model code of conduct, the SEC asked Union ministries of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Drinking […]

State govt green signals for Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The State government today apprised its preparedness to the Election Commission for the ensuing 3-tire panchayat polls. A notification issued by the Panchayati Raj department mentioned-“In pursuance of sub-rule (2) of rule-3 of the Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules,1994, the State government do hereby call upon the Parishad Constituencies of all the Zilla Parishads […]

RS poll: Election Commission issues notification

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Election Commission issued the notification for the biennial elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats, including three from Odisha, on Tuesday. The elections to the three seats of Odisha in the upper house will be held on June 11. While the last date for filing of nomination is May 11, the verification of […]

Biennial RS polls for 57 seats on June 11; 3 from Odisha

The Election Commission (EC) will hold elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats from 14 states, including Odisha, on June 11

Arvind Kejriwal
EC censures Kejriwal over 'communal hatred' remark

The Election Commission Friday censured AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks accusing the BJP of spreading communal hatred in the capital and asked him to be circumspect in his comments in future

693 candidates in fray for Delhi polls after scrutiny

A total of 693 candidates are left in the fray for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls after scrutiny of nomination papers, the Election Commission said here Thursday

Rs 1.31 cr cash seized in poll season

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission has seized Rs 1.31 crore in cash and liquor worth Rs 48.65 lakh in Odisha so far. The commission’s teams have also seized 24 four-wheelers and four two-wheelers which were used in the transportation of illegal money and liquor. Sources said as many as 1400 were arrested across the state on […]

Three district magistrates of Odisha under ECI scanner: Brahma

Bhubaneswar: At least three District Magistrates of Odisha are under the scanner of the Election Commission of India (ECI) for their alleged partisan conduct while managing election affairs, official sources said today. “We met representatives of eight political parties today. Five of the eight parties have complained against three district magistrates engaged as election officers […]

EC expresses displeasure to Pawar over ink remark

The Election Commission on Tuesday expressed its "displeasure" over Union Minister Sharad Pawar's ink remark and asked him to be careful in future and ensure that he did not violate the Model Code of Conduct

Electorate has grown nearly 5 times since 1951-52 polls: EC

As the nation gears up for the 16th Lok Sabha polls, India's electorate has grown nearly five times from what it was during the first general elections in 1951-52

81 crore voters in LS polls, 4 crore to be first timers

Over 81 crore people are expected to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, which include at least four crore first-time voters in the youth category