Articles about Election Commission of India (ECI)

By-election results: TMC sweeps West Bengal; RJD triumphs in Bihar

16 Apr 2022

Politics
By-election results: TMC sweeps West Bengal; RJD triumphs in Bihar

The counting of votes for the recently concluded by-elections for one Lok Sabha seat and four Assembly seats took place on Saturday.

BSP routed from UP, Uttarakhand; end of road for Mayawati?

10 Mar 2022

Politics
BSP routed from UP, Uttarakhand; end of road for Mayawati?

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is about to reach rock bottom in Uttar Pradesh politics after her party BSP's dismal performance in the 2022 UP assembly elections.

Election results: EC implements three-layer security, 24x7 CCTV for EVMs

10 Mar 2022

India
Election results: EC implements three-layer security, 24x7 CCTV for EVMs

The Election Commission of India has implemented a "three-layered security" to combat any form of "rumor-mongering, disinformation, and breach of protocol" during the counting of votes in five states on Thursday.

Manipur elections: Voting underway in 38 seats in first phase

28 Feb 2022

Politics
Manipur elections: Voting underway in 38 seats in first phase

Polling to elect members of the state legislative assembly in the northeastern state of Manipur began on Monday morning.

EC continues ban on rallies, eases restrictions for public meetings

06 Feb 2022

India
EC continues ban on rallies, eases restrictions for public meetings

The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday said that the ban on physical rallies in poll-bound states will continue. However, it eased restrictions for indoor and outdoor public meetings.

EC extends ban on physical rallies, roadshows till February 11

31 Jan 2022

India
EC extends ban on physical rallies, roadshows till February 11

The Election Commission of India on Monday extended the ban on physical rallies and roadshows till February 11 for the upcoming Assembly elections in five states.

Punjab elections postponed to February 20 after leaders' appeal

17 Jan 2022

Politics
Punjab elections postponed to February 20 after leaders' appeal

The Election Commission of India on Monday said the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab have been postponed by six days.

Election Commission's ban on political rallies extended until January 22

15 Jan 2022

India
Election Commission's ban on political rallies extended until January 22

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday extended the ban on political rallies and roadshows until January 22 in view of the COVID-19 situation.

Sonu Sood leaves Punjab icon post as sister joins Congress

10 Jan 2022

Entertainment
Sonu Sood leaves Punjab icon post as sister joins Congress

Actor Sonu Sood, who has turned into a nationwide hero following his intense philanthropic work during the pandemic, has decided to step down from the post of the Punjab state icon.

Amid Omicron scare, EC tells poll-bound states to boost vaccination

03 Jan 2022

India
Amid Omicron scare, EC tells poll-bound states to boost vaccination

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has written a letter to the five poll-bound states to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination to tackle a surge in infections.

UP elections not postponed; voting extended by 1 hour: EC

30 Dec 2021

India
UP elections not postponed; voting extended by 1 hour: EC

There would be no delay in conducting the upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said on Thursday.

Omicron scare: EC decision on postponing assembly polls likely today

27 Dec 2021

India
Omicron scare: EC decision on postponing assembly polls likely today

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will hold a meeting with senior officials of the Union Health Ministry on Monday to discuss the prevailing COVID-19 situation ahead of assembly elections in five states.

What is Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021? Check details here

20 Dec 2021

India
What is Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021? Check details here

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju Monday introduced the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha, which seeks to link electoral rolls with the Aadhaar ecosystem to wipe out duplication.

'Discussed electoral reforms,' says government after controversial PMO-Election Commission meet

19 Dec 2021

Politics
'Discussed electoral reforms,' says government after controversial PMO-Election Commission meet

The Union Ministry of Law said Saturday that a controversial interaction between the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was to discuss electoral reforms.

Did Facebook collude with the Election Commission of India?

22 Nov 2021

Business
Did Facebook collude with the Election Commission of India?

Facebook's internal documents from 2019 revealed by whistleblower Frances Haugen show that in the days leading up to the 2019 general elections in India, the tech giant convinced the Election Commission of India (ECI) to drop its plans of introducing rigid social media regulation.

Bypoll results: Congress wins Himachal; NDA's victory in NE

02 Nov 2021

Politics
Bypoll results: Congress wins Himachal; NDA's victory in NE

The counting of votes for bypolls in three Lok Sabha constituencies and 29 Legislative Assembly constituencies in 13 states and the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli started on Tuesday.

3 Lok Sabha, 29 Assembly by-polls today

30 Oct 2021

India
3 Lok Sabha, 29 Assembly by-polls today

By-polls to three Lok Sabha and 29 Assembly seats across 14 states and union territories began at 7 am on Saturday.

Bhabanipur by-poll to go ahead as scheduled: Calcutta High Court

28 Sep 2021

India
Bhabanipur by-poll to go ahead as scheduled: Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court today refused to stay the Bhabanipur by-poll, ruling it will be held as scheduled on Thursday.

Election Commission declares bypolls to seven Rajya Sabha seats

09 Sep 2021

Politics
Election Commission declares bypolls to seven Rajya Sabha seats

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday announced dates for by-polls to seven Rajya Sabha seats that have fallen vacant due to various reasons like resignations, death, and end of the tenure of members.

Mamata Banerjee set to contest by-election on September 30

04 Sep 2021

Politics
Mamata Banerjee set to contest by-election on September 30

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to contest the Bhabanipur Assembly by-election on September 30, according to the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India today.

UP: Man arrested from Saharanpur for hacking into ECI website

13 Aug 2021

India
UP: Man arrested from Saharanpur for hacking into ECI website

The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested a 24-year-old man in Saharanpur for allegedly hacking into the Election Commission of India (ECI) website and creating hundreds of fake voter IDs, officials said Friday.

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

12 May 2021

India
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

India
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

Politics
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

India
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

India
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

Politics
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

India
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

Politics
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

India
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

India
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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.

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