Articles about Election Commission of India

Rs. 1cr compensation for polling officers' COVID-19 deaths: Allahabad HC

12 May 2021

Rs. 1cr compensation for polling officers' COVID-19 deaths: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday observed that the state government must grant at least Rs. 1 crore as ex-gratia compensation to the families of polling officers who died due to COVID-19 in the recent Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls.

Media cannot be stopped from reporting court observations, says SC

03 May 2021

Media cannot be stopped from reporting court observations, says SC

The media cannot be stopped from fully reporting any court hearings, the Supreme Court of India said today in response to the Election Commission's appeal.

Election Commission wants all victory celebrations to stop

02 May 2021

Election Commission wants all victory celebrations to stop

The Election Commission on Sunday asked the Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure that no victory celebrations take place.

Election Commission approaches Supreme Court over Madras HC's sharp remarks

02 May 2021

Election Commission approaches Supreme Court over Madras HC's sharp remarks

The Election Commission has complained to the Supreme Court regarding the observations made by the Madras High Court about holding polls during a raging pandemic.

Election Commission moves Madras HC against 'murder charge' comment

30 Apr 2021

Election Commission moves Madras HC against 'murder charge' comment

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday moved the Madras High Court seeking directions to the press to not report on oral observations made during court proceedings.

After TMC candidate's COVID-19 death, wife files complaint against EC

28 Apr 2021

After TMC candidate's COVID-19 death, wife files complaint against EC

The wife of Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Kajal Sinha, who died of COVID-19, has filed a complaint against officials of the Election Commission.

Candidates must show negative COVID-19 report to enter counting centers

28 Apr 2021

Candidates must show negative COVID-19 report to enter counting centers

The Election Commission of India today made it mandatory for poll candidates to show a negative COVID-19 test report or a report proving full vaccination to be allowed inside vote counting centers.

Election Commission bans victory rallies on and after May 2

27 Apr 2021

Election Commission bans victory rallies on and after May 2

Winners of the Assembly elections in four states and one Union Territory can't take out processions on May 2 — the day results will be declared — and even after that, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

You're responsible for second coronavirus wave: HC tells Election Commission

26 Apr 2021

You're responsible for second coronavirus wave: HC tells Election Commission

In sharp remarks, the Madras High Court on Monday solely blamed the Election Commission for the second wave of coronavirus.

West Bengal: Amid coronavirus surge, fifth phase of polls begins

17 Apr 2021

West Bengal: Amid coronavirus surge, fifth phase of polls begins

As India finds itself unprepared to tackle a raging second wave of coronavirus, the fifth phase of West Bengal polls started today.

Mamata asks EC to club 4 final Bengal election phases

15 Apr 2021

Mamata asks EC to club 4 final Bengal election phases

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Election Commission to hold the remaining four phases of the state Assembly elections in one day.

Banned from campaigning, Mamata Banerjee sits on dharna in Kolkata

13 Apr 2021

Banned from campaigning, Mamata Banerjee sits on dharna in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been at odds with the Election Commission since the Assembly polls started, sat on a dharna today to protest the polling body's decision to ban her from campaigning for 24 hours till 8 pm.

Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee banned from campaigning for 24 hours

12 Apr 2021

Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee banned from campaigning for 24 hours

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Monday banned for 24 hours from campaigning for the ongoing state Assembly polls.

Forces opened fire in Cooch Behar to save lives: EC

11 Apr 2021

Forces opened fire in Cooch Behar to save lives: EC

The Election Commission said on Saturday that central forces had opened fire in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal to save lives.

Follow coronavirus norms or will ban rallies: EC tells parties

10 Apr 2021

Follow coronavirus norms or will ban rallies: EC tells parties

The Election Commission (EC) said on Friday that it may ban political rallies if coronavirus norms are not followed.

No FIR filed after Chennai corporation employees found with EVMs

09 Apr 2021

No FIR filed after Chennai corporation employees found with EVMs

No FIR has been registered in connection against the four men who were caught carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in Tamil Nadu's Velachery on Tuesday, IANS reported.

EC sends notice to Suvendu Adhikari over alleged hate speech

09 Apr 2021

EC sends notice to Suvendu Adhikari over alleged hate speech

The Election Commission sent a notice to Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday for alleged communal undertones in a speech that he delivered in West Bengal's Nandigram last month.

West Bengal election: EC rejects Mamata's discrepancy claims at Nandigram

04 Apr 2021

West Bengal election: EC rejects Mamata's discrepancy claims at Nandigram

The Election Commission of India on Saturday rejected West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations of disruptions at a polling booth in Nandigram.

EC bans crowded finale of open campaigning in Kerala

03 Apr 2021

EC bans crowded finale of open campaigning in Kerala

Election Commission has banned the usually crowded culmination to the weeks-long poll campaigning, a years-long practice, in Kerala reportedly because of an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Assembly elections: Polling not disrupted in Nandigram, says Election Commission

02 Apr 2021

Assembly elections: Polling not disrupted in Nandigram, says Election Commission

The two observers of the Election Commission, deployed to report on the situation in West Bengal during the second phase of Assembly polls yesterday, made no mention of the chaos in Nandigram's Boyal.

Assam: Repolling ordered after EVM found in BJP candidate's car

02 Apr 2021

Assam: Repolling ordered after EVM found in BJP candidate's car

A day after a video allegedly showed an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) kept inside the car of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate from Patharkandi Krishnendu Paul, the Election Commission has ordered repolling in polling station 179 of Ratabari seat in Assam.

Election Commission prohibits A Raja from campaigning for 48 hours

01 Apr 2021

Election Commission prohibits A Raja from campaigning for 48 hours

The Election Commission of India on Thursday debarred Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader A Raja from campaigning for the next 48 hours.

EC imposes prohibitory orders in Nandigram ahead of polling

31 Mar 2021

EC imposes prohibitory orders in Nandigram ahead of polling

Ahead of the high-stake elections in Nandigram, the Election Commission on Wednesday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Nandigram assembly constituency in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur District, a senior official said.

Supreme Court refuses stay on electoral bonds ahead of polls

26 Mar 2021

Supreme Court refuses stay on electoral bonds ahead of polls

The Supreme Court of India today refused to stay the sale of electoral bonds, saying that fresh ones can be issued from April 1, NDTV reported.

Kerala: Five voter IDs in name of single person found

23 Mar 2021

Kerala: Five voter IDs in name of single person found

An electoral officer in poll-bound Kerala was suspended after five voter identity cards in the name of Kumari, a 61-year-old voter, were found generated in the computer system at Uduma in Kasaragod district.

Debar poll campaigners for not wearing masks, demands petition

22 Mar 2021

Debar poll campaigners for not wearing masks, demands petition

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice and sought response of the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking to debar campaigners and candidates from campaigning in the upcoming assembly elections for repeatedly violating the mandatory guidelines issued by the poll panel in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EC suspends senior cops over Nandigram incident, involving Mamata Banerjee

15 Mar 2021

EC suspends senior cops over Nandigram incident, involving Mamata Banerjee

The Election Commission on Sunday suspended IPS Vivek Sahay from the post of Director Security after he failed to provide security to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram last week.

Car door injured Mamata Banerjee: Bengal's Chief Secretary in report

13 Mar 2021

Car door injured Mamata Banerjee: Bengal's Chief Secretary in report

West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay has submitted a report to the Election Commission in connection to Wednesday's Nandigram incident, which left Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee injured.

Mamata Banerjee injury: Election Commission slams Trinamool Congress' allegations

12 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee injury: Election Commission slams Trinamool Congress' allegations

The Election Commission has responded sharply to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress' allegations against it over the alleged attack on her in Nandigram on Wednesday.

Remove PM Modi's photo from coronavirus vaccination certificates: EC

06 Mar 2021

Remove PM Modi's photo from coronavirus vaccination certificates: EC

After the Trinamool Congress (TMC) complained about using Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo on coronavirus vaccination certificates, the Election Commission has issued directives.

Twitter hashtags must be seen as political advertisements, suggests panel

02 Mar 2021

Twitter hashtags must be seen as political advertisements, suggests panel

An expert committee has said that hashtag trends on Twitter must be seen as political advertisements during the election process, TOI reported on Tuesday.

EC announces election dates in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, TN, Bengal

26 Feb 2021

EC announces election dates in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, TN, Bengal

The Election Commission of India on Friday announced the dates for Assembly polls in five states/union territories.

Poll dates for states may be declared by March 7

22 Feb 2021

Poll dates for states may be declared by March 7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hinted that the Election Commission of India (EC) may declare the Assembly election schedule for five poll-bound states and Union Territories in the first week of March.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal election dates likely after February 15

10 Feb 2021

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal election dates likely after February 15

The Election Commission will likely announce the poll schedule for five states and union territories after February 15.

Delhi: Municipal ward by-polls to be held in February

28 Jan 2021

Delhi: Municipal ward by-polls to be held in February

The by-elections to fill vacancies in five municipal wards in the national capital will be held on February 28 with all COVID-19 safety precautions, the State Election Commission of Delhi said on Wednesday.

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

15 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

As the scale of Indian elections and the coronavirus vaccination drive, starting from tomorrow, are comparable, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) requested the Election Commission to share electoral roll data, a plea which the polling body accepted.

States to undertake fire safety audits of COVID-19 hospitals: SC

18 Dec 2020

States to undertake fire safety audits of COVID-19 hospitals: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday directed all the states to carry out fire safety audits of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals across the country to prevent fire incidents in medical institutions.

EC wants NRIs to vote through postal ballots, approaches government

01 Dec 2020

EC wants NRIs to vote through postal ballots, approaches government

The Election Commission is willing to extend the option of postal ballot voting to non-resident Indians (NRIs) and has approached the government for the same, Indian Express reported on Tuesday.

Sonu Sood named Punjab icon by the Election Commission

17 Nov 2020

Sonu Sood named Punjab icon by the Election Commission

Actor Sonu Sood has been appointed as the Punjab state icon to make people aware about ethical voting, the Election Commission announced on Monday.

NDA keeps Bihar, RJD becomes single-largest party, Congress crashes again

11 Nov 2020

NDA keeps Bihar, RJD becomes single-largest party, Congress crashes again

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form a government in Bihar and Nitish Kumar will get another term at the Chief Minister's office. The results of the closely-fought elections, declared in the early hours of Wednesday, showed BJP handed over Bihar to Kumar, while his own party JD(U) fared poorly.