Election Commission of India (ECI): News
05 Oct 2017India
Simultaneous Centre-state polls from 2018? EC says it's possible!
EC on Wednesday while launching the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) network, a web-based application to conduct efficient elections, has asserted that it is "logistically equipped" to hold simultaneous polls for LS and State Assemblies by September 2018.
30 Sep 2017Gujarat
Himachal to go to polls in November, Gujarat in December
The Election Commission may declare the dates of elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in mid-October.
29 Sep 2017Piyush Goyal
Railways to review flexi fares, could slash prices
The Railways has now revealed that it would review the flexi fare system and may slash ticket prices.
28 Sep 2017Jharkhand
EC disqualifies Jharkhand ex-CM Madhu Koda from contesting polls
The Election Commission (EC) disqualified former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda for three years for filing wrong poll expenditure documents when he contested the 2009 LS polls from Jharkhand's Singhbhum constituency.
19 Sep 2017Bihar
Nitish nod to simultaneous LS-VS polls, but no 2019 elections
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar asserted that he would back PM Modi's idea of "one nation one election."
12 Sep 2017AIADMK
AIADMK meet: Sasikala sacked, Jayalalithaa to remain "eternal general secretary"
At its general council meet, the AIADMK decided to sack VK Sasikala as the general secretary of the party.
07 Sep 2017India
No fly list: Govt ID mandatory for domestic flight tickets
The final rules for India's 'no fly list' (NFL) will be out tomorrow. Once it is implemented, flyers will have to submit details of their Aadhaar, driving license, passport or PAN while booking domestic tickets.
06 Sep 2017Sasikala Natarajan
AIADMK politics: TN CM Palaniswami gets support of 111 MLAs
TN's opposition has been asking the AIADMK government to prove its majority. TTV Dhinakaran, Sasikala's nephew and head of AIADMK's another faction, has been claiming that he has sleeper MLAs within the party who will back him.
31 Aug 2017India
IAS officer Sunil Arora appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner
The law ministry has appointed former IAS officer Sunil Arora as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. Sunil Arora is a 1980 batch ex-IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre who earlier served as I&B Secretary and as an advisor to Prasar Bharati.
21 Aug 2017Gujarat
HC notice to EC, Ahmed Patel over Gujarat RS polls
The Congress' victory in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls was a fluke: party candidate Ahmed Patel won only because two votes by rebel members of the Congress were declared invalid.
14 Aug 2017India
Voting rights for NRIs: EC launches portal for online registration
The EC has launched the Overseas Indian Voters portal (available on www.eci.nic.in) for online registration.
11 Aug 2017Samajwadi Party
SP leader Azam Khan's son guilty of faking date-of-birth
Samajwadi Party found itself in the middle of yet another controversy, and could be staring at the possibility of losing the UP Assembly membership of former Cabinet minister Azam Khan's son- MLA Abdullah Azam Khan.
10 Aug 2017AIADMK
AIADMK removes Dhinakaran as deputy general secretary
In what could signal the beginning of an amicable resolution between the two warring factions of the AIADMK, the Edappadi Palanisamy-led camp declared as invalid the appointment of TTV Dhinakaran as party general secretary.
10 Aug 2017Ahmed Patel
Shaktisinh Gohil, the man who clinched a win for Congress
Many factors combined together led to the victory for Congress' Ahmed Patel in the Gujarat RS elections, but the role of the party's polling agent can't be overlooked.
10 Aug 2017Gujarat
EC's historic decision changes course of Gujarat RS polls
Tuesday's Rajya Sabha polls of Gujarat were significant in more ways than one. Firstly, there's the matter of Ahmed Patel managing to keep Congress' hope afloat by clinching a win.
08 Aug 2017Gujarat
Election Commission declares votes of 2 Congress rebels invalid
As per the rules, a legislator can't show his ballot-paper to anyone, except his own party representative.
04 Aug 2017India
Govt approves 'proxy voting' for NRIs
The government has approved changes in laws to allow NRIs to vote in assembly and general elections from abroad.
03 Aug 2017Supreme Court Of India
NOTA to be available in Gujarat RS polls, rules SC
Despite opposition from BJP and Congress, the SC has ruled that the option of NOTA- None Of The Above- will be available in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls.
30 Jul 2017Gujarat
BJP's Congress defection antics: EC demands response from Gujarat government
Amid ongoing political drama surrounding allegations on BJP weaning away Congress MLAs in the Gujarat Assembly, the Election Commission asked the Gujarat government to submit a report on the same.
22 Jul 2017India
Getting a passport now made easier
In order to ease the process of obtaining passports, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued new rules and focused on setting up of many more passport offices across India.
18 Jul 2017Supreme Court Of India
SC dismisses plea seeking minimum qualification for MLAs/MPs
The SC has dismissed a petition that sought to fix "minimum qualifications for becoming an MP or MLA", saying it was for the parliament to decide.
17 Jul 2017Elections
Minister Venkaiah Naidu is BJP's candidate For Vice President
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been named the vice presidential candidate of the ruling NDA party on Monday.
14 Jul 2017India
SC asks Centre about voting rights for NRIs
On 14th July, the Supreme Court (SC) had given the Central government one week to clarify how it plans to grant voting rights to Non Residential Indians (NRI).
13 Jul 2017Supreme Court Of India
EC's silence over barring convicted MLAs for life enrages SC
The Election Commission's brooding silence over the issue of barring convicted MLAs, MPs for life, enraged the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
11 Jul 2017India
The world celebrates World Population Day!
It was in the year 1989, when the United Nations General Assembly declared July 11 as World Population Day to raise awareness about population's impact on environment and development of the planet.
11 Jul 2017Elections
Opposition picks Gopalkrishna Gandhi as vice-presidential candidate: Sources
According to PTI, the opposition has zeroed in on former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as its vice-presidential candidate.
10 Jul 2017India
VVPATs: Paper trail counting may delay poll results by 3hrs
As the Election Commission prepares for the rollout of VVPATs for elections across India, challenges posed by the process are coming to the fore.
05 Jul 2017India
SC bats for laws to supervise appointment of Election Commissioners
The SC has questioned the lack of procedure in the appointment of election commissioners (ECs).
03 Jul 2017India
New press regulation bill suggests strict action against paid news
The government has drafted a new Registration of Newspapers and Publications Bill, 2017, to replace the 150-year-old Press and Registration of Books Act of 1867.
03 Jul 2017India
Just 40% of newly-eligible voters in India are registered
The state of electoral awareness in the country is questionable. Less than half of newly-eligible voters in the 18-19 age group have registered themselves.
30 Jun 2017Twitter
Twitterati takes a dig, as CM gets stuck in traffic-jam
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar got to live the life of a Gurgaon commuter when he was stuck in traffic for a few minutes.
29 Jun 2017Elections
Election for vice president on August 5
Elections for the post of vice president will be held on August 5, two weeks after the presidential polls, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced.
24 Jun 2017Madhya Pradesh
EC disqualifies Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra
The Election Commission has disqualified Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra for having filed wrong accounts of poll expenditure during the 2008 Assembly elections.
05 Jun 2017Chennai
AIADMK's Dhinakaran out on bail; to resume party work
AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran, who is out of prison on bail, returned to Chennai sending the message he is still the party's boss and would resume the work.
04 Jun 2017Delhi
#EmptyDelhiCMO: Kejriwal to hire officers from outside Delhi
Kejriwal is now seeking officials from outside Delhi as many are set to leave the Delhi Secretariat.
03 Jun 2017Delhi
Kejriwal to soon work alone at the Delhi CMO?
The Delhi Chief Minister's Office will soon wear a deserted look, as the last three officers in the CMO prepare to leave.
03 Jun 2017India
EC Hackathon starts, NCP, CPI(M) try to rig EVMs
EC's much-awaited hackathon started on June 3 at 10am, with NCP and CPI(M) representatives attempting to tamper EVMs.
31 May 2017India
#FunnyTake: India's loss due to cattle ban can be solved
Indian economy is going to take a big hit with the ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter; as reports say, India exported around Rs. 26,000cr worth buffalo meat and Rs. 35,000cr worth leather and leather products last year.
27 May 2017India
Only two participants in EC's hackathon, AAP out of fray
Only two parties, CPM and Sharad Pawar's NCP, have signed up for the June 3 hackathon, where they will try to demonstrate that EVMs can be tampered with.
24 May 2017Ministry Of Home Affairs
AAP's funding under scanner, EC writes to Home-Ministry to investigate
The Election Commission (EC) wrote to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), soliciting a probe into the "irregularities in funding to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)".