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Tag: Election Commission

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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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Sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections sees 63.3% turnout

New Delhi: The sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, covering 59 seats across seven states, saw a voter turnout of 63.3 per cent which was less than 65.67 per cent recorded in 2014 for the same seats, the Election Commission said on Sunday. The voter turnout was higher in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh and almost […]

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Army won't wait for EC clearance: Modi

Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Army cannot wait for clearance from the Election Commission to take action against terrorists. The Prime Minister, while referring to the killing of two terrorists in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir, said: “They (the terrorists) were standing in front (of the soldiers) with […]

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111-year-old Bachan Singh casts his vote in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi’s oldest voter, 111-year old Bachan Singh cast his vote at a polling booth in West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar on Sunday. Singh arrived at the Sant Garh polling booth in a wheel chair and was greeted by his relatives and well-wishers, some of whom even offered him bouquets. Delhi Election Commission officials said that […]

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Rahul denies poll code violation, urges fair treatment

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has told the Election Commission (EC) that he did not violate the Model Code of Conduct and asked it to maintain a fair, non-discriminatory and non-arbitrary attitude in dealing with complaints. The EC on May 1 had sent a show-cause notice to Gandhi for his speech in Madhya Pradesh’s […]

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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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BJP accuses BJD of hatching conspiracy to postpone Patkura Assembly poll

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A team of BJP including Union Minister Piyush Goyal, party’s national vice president Baijayant Panda and spokesperson Sambit Patra met the Election Commission of India today alleging conspiracy by BJD president and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to stop Patkura Assembly polls. After meeting the EC, Sambit Patra said that the BJP wants a […]

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Now a mobile game called 'Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri'

Mumbai: In keeping with the election season, Reliance Entertainment’s Zapak in association with Zhakaas Games has launched a ‘Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri’ mobile game in the midst of the Lok Sabha elections. Zapak is a leading gaming destination. “The Election Commission does its best to raise awareness about voting among people across demographics by running programmes […]

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Cyclone Fani: 2 EVM strong rooms to be relocated

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission has taken adequate precautionary measures to avoid possible damages to polled Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in view of the expected landfall of Cyclone Fani on Friday. Besides, the Collectors of all the districts which are expected to be affected by the cyclone have been directed to take measures to prevent entry of […]

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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 notice to Sidhu for calling PM Modi a 'thief'

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to Congress leader and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu over his remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The EC notice was based on a complaint by Neeraj, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker in Gujarat, who alleged that Sidhu described the Prime […]

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Ex-BSF man's nomination on SP ticket cancelled in Varanasi

Varanasi: The Election Commission has cancelled the nomination of former Border Security Force trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was set to contest from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tej Bahadur Yadav had been served a notice on Tuesday because he had given different reasons for leaving his job in the […]

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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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Maharashtra records lowest turnout in final phase of polls

Mumbai: Maharashtra recorded a voter turnout of 57.32 per cent in the fourth and final phase, covering 17 parliamentary constituencies, which is the lowest compared with all the earlier phases so far, Election Commission (EC) officials said here on Tuesday. In the first phase on April 11, the percentage in the seven seats that voted […]

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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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Congress complains to Election Commission against PM Modi

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday complained to the Election Commission against PM Modi saying he violated the model code of conduct by seeking votes in the name of armed forces. According to the Congress memorandum to the EC, the PM made reference to the Pulwama terror attack during a TV interview to the Aaj […]

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Gambhir hits back at AAP's allegation on voter IDs

New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Sunday hit back at AAP’s Atishi Marlena over her allegations that he has two voter IDs, saying one makes such allegations to hide lack of vision and poor performance. “When you do not have a vision and have done nothing in the last four and a half years, you […]

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EC flying squad seizes over Rs 7 Lakh cash in Cuttack

Jagatpur: Ahead of the final phase polls in Odisha, a flying squad of the Election Commission of India today seized more than Rs 7 Lakh cash from a petrol pump in Jagatpur, Cuttack. Acting on a tipoff, the flying squad today launched a surprise raid on the petrol pump in Jagatpur. The flying squad seized […]

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Attack on EC squad: Pradeep Maharathy gets conditional bail

Bhubaneswar: A special designated court on Saturday granted conditional bail to BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy, who was arrested in connection with the attack on Election Commission surveillance squad. The court granted bail to the BJD MLA against sureties of Rs 50,000 and two bailers. Maharathy has also been directed to refrain from influencing witnesses and […]

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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66% voter turnout in third phase polls

New Delhi:The third phase of Lok Sabha polls saw a voter turnout of 66 per cent compared to 69.03 per cent in 2014 with some states such as Odisha and Goa recording lower turnouts and a few others like Bihar witnessing a higher participation. Addressing a press conference here, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha […]

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Man hacked to death outside booth during polling in WB

Murshidabad (WB): A 55-year-old daily wage labourer, claimed to be a Congress activist, was hacked to death outside a polling booth in Murshidabad Lok Sabha seat, a senior official at the Election Commission said. The Congress alleged that it was the handiwork of the Trinamool Congress but the ruling party denied the charge. Three other […]

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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 bars Sidhu from campaigning for 3 days

New Delhi:The Election Commission on Monday barred Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu from campaigning for three days after it found him guilty of violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) with his allegedly communal remarks. It said he would be barred from holding any public meeting, procession, rally, road show, interviews or […]

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Money, musclemen & liquor mar polls; Odisha 18th in country

Bhubaneswar: What could be termed as a big blot on our democracy, political parties in Odisha have made the 2019 polls not only bloodier, but pumped in large scale black money and liquor to influence voting behaviour or say mobilised all the vices only to buy out votes in the State. Sample the contrast. Odisha […]

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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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Election Commission bans online streaming of web series on Modi

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday banned the online streaming of the web series ‘Modi: Journey of a Common Man’, stating that no biopic material which can disturb the level-playing field during the Lok Sabha elections can be displayed. The directions were conveyed by the EC to Eros Now, the producers of the web […]

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Congress seeks security for Hardik after attack

Ahmedabad: The Congress on Friday urged the Election Commission to immediately provide security to Patidar leader Hardik Patel, hours after he was slapped by a man who alleged Patel was playing politics with the sentiments of the community. The incident occurred when Patel was addressing an election rally described as a ‘Jan Aakrosh Sabha’ at […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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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