Election Commission of India (ECI): News

08 May 2017


Bombay HC orders forensic examination of EVM

The Bombay High Court has ordered the forensic examination of an electronic voter machine that was used in 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections.

04 May 2017

Tamil Nadu

Will AIADMK merge with BJP?

The two factions of AIADMK are busy ironing out their differences, gearing up for a possible merger.

02 May 2017

Indian Government

EC unhappy with Electoral Bonds proposition

The Election Commission has expressed reservations about the government's decision to introduce electoral bonds for donations to political parties.

23 Apr 2017

Yogi Adityanath

New UP DGP: Will prioritize unbiased policing and crush 'goondagardi'

Newly appointed UP DGP Sulkhan Singh on Saturday highlighted the police would be tough-handed with breaches of law and order, and promised to crackdown on "goondagardi" and unwarranted citizen vigilantism.

21 Apr 2017


SC's liquor ban: 4 pubs in Gurugram may face closure

With the SC's ban on sale of alcohol within 500 metres of the highway, Sector 30 and Sohna Road in Gurugram may witness the closure of four pubs/bars.

18 Apr 2017


Nepal local elections: China beats India to delivering assistance

As Nepal is preparing to conduct its local body elections after a 10 year hiatus, China on Monday came as an early bird with poll assistance to Nepal.

06 Apr 2017


Delhi engineer developing hybrid plane in USA

A mechanical engineer from IIT-Delhi, Ashish Kumar, is currently developing hybrid airplanes in the United States of America and wants to sell the same in India for 1,100-km-long regional flights by early 2020s.

05 Apr 2017


Third gender: Sanitation ministry bats for respecting bathroom preferences

In a laudable move, the sanitation ministry has issued an advisory to state governments to allow the third gender to use washrooms meant for either men or women, according to their preferences.

04 Apr 2017

Sasikala Natarajan

EC lambasts Sasikala faction for using 'two leaves'

The Sasikala faction of the AIADMK was lambasted by the Election Commission of India for continuing to use the "two leaves" symbol, despite it being frozen for the RK Nagar elections.

02 Apr 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Faulty EVMs: Madhya Pradesh Government removes top officials in Bhind

A video that went viral on social media purportedly showing a faulty Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) that registers votes only for the BJP, resulted in the Madhya Pradesh government taking swift action against top officials of Bhind, from where the video surfaced and an Assembly by-election is scheduled.

02 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan Dargah murder: 20 people tortured to death

In a gruesome incident, the "mentally ill" custodian of a shrine in Pakistan tortured and killed 20 people, including six members of a family. Reasons for the crime haven't been ascertained yet.

28 Mar 2017


AAP MLAs disqualification case: Election Commission concludes hearing

The Election Commission (EC) concluded the hearing on the 'Office-of-Profit' case against 21 AAP MLAs who were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries in 2015.

22 Mar 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi: Four Bhondsi jail-mates in Limca Book of Records

The Limca Book of Records now features four inmates of the Bhondsi jail for installing 'Phoenix' (a prison-management software) in 11 prisons of Haryana.

EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

In an attempt to decriminalize politics, the Election Commission has approached the Supreme Court seeking a ban on convicted politicians from contesting elections.

17 Feb 2017

Zakir Naik

Mumbai's iconic red BEST buses may turn yellow

If a new proposed design is approved, Mumbai's red BEST buses may soon turn white with yellow stripes. The design, as well as a new logo being considered, came from JJ Institute of Applied Art.

13 Feb 2017


Election Commission goes hi-tech to increase voter turnout

The State Election Commission has tied up with Facebook, which will send messages to voters across the state on polling-day.

08 Feb 2017

Uddhav Thackeray

Major disaster averted in repeat of 'sabotage' attempt

The motorman of the Pune-Santragachi Express averted a major disaster when he stopped the train immediately after hitting a 1.5-metre metal piece kept on the tracks at Kalamboli.

11 Jan 2017

Delhi Police

What's up with Delhi today?

Delhi is shivering with mercury dropping to 5.2 degrees - lowest of this season.

05 Jan 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi in today's news

An announcement made by the EC declared that Noida and Ghaziabad are set to go to polls on 11th February.

29 Dec 2016

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh MLA claims to have studied physics in BCom

Jaleel Khan, an MLA from the Telugu Desam Party claimed to have studied physics and mathematics as a part of his Bachelors of Commerce programme.

22 Dec 2016


Ambiguity in donation disclosures to parties

According to a report by 'Association for Democratic Reforms' (ADR), much ambiguity continues to exist with respect to donations that were received by major political parties.

21 Dec 2016

Narendra Modi

Election Commission delists over 200 political parties

The Election Commission of India (EC) has 'delisted' over 200 political parties, which have not contested polls since 2005.

Designate malpractices as specific crimes: CEC Nadim Zaidi

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi requested the Centre to take "urgent measures", apprehending the use of money power and paid news in the upcoming state elections.

16 Sep 2016


Should convicted politicians be banned : SC asks government, EC

The Supreme Court has officially sought the viewpoints of the Modi government and the Election Commission regarding the lifetime ban on "convicted politicians after a quick trial which should end in a year."

13 Sep 2016

West Bengal

Police-CRPF at loggerheads over Jangalmahal extremist scare

The recovery of a 10-kg landmine from Kushbani Forest in Jhargram has fuelled the renewed threat of a Maoist insurgency in Jangalmahal and adjoining areas.