Election Commission of India (ECI): News

15 Mar 2018

Delhi High Court

Dhinakaran floats party named after Jayalalithaa; smiling Amma on party-flag

Rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Thursday introduced a new party, the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), named after the late TN CM J Jayalalithaa.

13 Mar 2018


Report: A whopping 3,816 criminal cases against 1,765 MPs, MLAs

In a shocking reminder of the extent of criminalization in Indian politics, a whopping 3,816 criminal cases were registered against 1,765 MPs and MLAs across the country, of which 3,045 are still pending for hearing.

11 Mar 2018


Indians might soon be able to enroll as voters anytime

The Center has asked the Election Commission to check the feasibility of enrolling voters throughout the year as soon as they turn 18.

11 Mar 2018

Pakistan News

US, India to discuss action against Hafiz Saeed

Plans to check Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its chief Hafiz Saeed is high on the agenda as Indian and US officials prepare for three-day discussions starting later this week.

11 Mar 2018


UP: Voting starts for Gorakhpur, Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls

The voting for the by-elections to Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats has begun amid tight security, said a report.

11 Mar 2018

Shiv Sena

Samajwadi Party, AIADMK, Shiv Sena saw massive increase in assets

Between 2011-12 and 2015-16, the Samajwadi Party's total declared assets saw a 198% increase, while the AIADMK and the Shiv Sena saw 155% and 92% increase respectively.

09 Mar 2018


Government wants Twitter misuse to be under check before elections

The Indian government has asked Twitter to address the growing problem of social media misuse, especially ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the country.

09 Mar 2018


Rajya Sabha elections: BJD fields three candidates from Odisha

BJD candidates Prashanta Nanda, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, and Achyuta Samanta on Friday filed their nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections from Odisha.

09 Mar 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan court clears way for registration of Saeed's political party

The Islamabad High Court on Thursday set aside a decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to reject the application of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Milli Muslim League (MML) as a political party.

09 Mar 2018


Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

India is the largest democracy in the world where "voting" plays an important role in shaping the country's destiny.

24 Feb 2018

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Elections for 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23

Apart from the state and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, upcoming Rajya Sabha polls will have an impact on India's governance.

23 Feb 2018


Congress, NCP to contest upcoming polls together against BJP

In a bid to defeat the BJP-led NDA government in Maharashtra, estranged allies - the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday announced that they will jointly contest the upcoming polls in the state.

18 Feb 2018


Tripura polls: 25L voters decide ruling CPI(M)'s fate

Polling began in Tripura at 7am today for the 2018 Assembly Elections, the first direct face-off between the ruling CPI(M) and the BJP.

16 Feb 2018


SC: Election candidates, spouses, dependents must disclose sources of income

The Supreme Court has ordered that candidates contesting elections will have to disclose their "sources of income." Not only this, they will have to do so for their spouses, children and any other dependents.

30 Jan 2018


Nagaland: Parties boycott Assembly elections, till Naga issue is resolved

In a setback to next month's assembly elections in Nagaland, major political parties have bowed down to Naga demands. They have decided not to issue party tickets, name candidates and file nominations before the Naga political issue is resolved.

22 Jan 2018


Arvind Kejriwal: EC is acting like BJP's political stooge

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal attacked the Centre's BJP-led NDA government for harassing his government. This was in reaction to President Ram Nath Kovind ordering the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs based on the Election Commission's (EC) recommendation.

18 Jan 2018


Election Commission announces Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura poll dates

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced dates for elections of the Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland assemblies today.

25 Dec 2017

Tamil Nadu

AIADMK sacks six office-bearers for supporting Dhinakaran

After they were left red-faced by the RK bypoll results, AIADMK sacked six office-bearers for allegedly supporting rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran.

25 Dec 2017

Piyush Goyal

Railways' New policy: Discounts for odd-hour travels, costly-tickets during festivals

The Railways has said it will come up with a new dynamic-pricing blueprint by December 31. A key aim is to ensure fares are truly dynamic instead of moving just upwards.

21 Dec 2017


In rural Gujarat, Congress got more seats, BJP more votes

In Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi fought a tooth-and-nail battle with the duo of PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. But, he failed to wrest power from BJP, which clinched its sixth consecutive victory.

20 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

US expresses concerns over Hafiz Saeed's plans to contest elections

The US has expressed concerns about Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's decision to contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan.

18 Dec 2017


#FakeNews: Rumors flood WhatsApp ahead of Gujarat vote count

On the eve of counting of votes for the Gujarat State Assembly elections, a number of 'fake news' messages were circulated on WhatsApp.

14 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Gujarat polls: Congress says CEC working as Modi's "personal secretary"

The bitterly-fought Gujarat elections have witnessed a new democratic low. Now, Congress has accused CEC of working as PM Narendra Modi's "personal secretary."

14 Dec 2017

Piyush Goyal

Railways' flexi-fare might go two ways, low fares during off-seasons

The flexi-fare pricing system in the Indian Railways has till now worked only upwards: a rise of 10% in fares after every 10% seats are sold.

09 Dec 2017


Voting commences in phase 1 of Gujarat assembly elections

The first phase of assembly elections has commenced in Gujarat with 89 constituencies of the state's southern districts and the Saurashtra region going to the polls.

23 Nov 2017

Sasikala Natarajan

EC: Two leaves symbol goes to EPS-OPS led AIADMK

In a setback to AIADMK's Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction, EC has granted the party's two-leaves symbol to the faction led by CM E Palaniswami (EPS) and deputy CM O Panneerselvam (OPS).

17 Nov 2017


JD(U) Election symbol: Nitish wins the "arrow"

In a jolt to rebel leader Sharad Yadav, the EC has granted the election symbol "arrow" to the JD(U) faction led by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Further, it stated that the Nitish-faction is the "real" JD(U).

15 Nov 2017


Gujarat polls: EC bars BJP's TV ad featuring 'Pappu'

Ahead of state elections, the Gujarat EC has barred the BJP from airing a television ad featuring a character called "Pappu".

06 Nov 2017


#Paradise Papers: BJP leaders Jayant Sinha and Ravindra Sinha named

In a blow to Modi's government, MoS civil aviation Jayant Sinha and MP Ravindra Sinha were named in the explosive Paradise Papers leak.

04 Nov 2017

Deepika Padukone

'Padmavati' gets controversies rolling, release may get delayed

Every dawn brings a new challenge for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati. The film starring three stellar actors of Bollywood has received a tremendous amount of support and praise on Twitter but the Rajput community doesn't seem too pleased with the whole existence of this yet-to-be-released movie.

02 Nov 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Elections: 158 crorepati candidates, 61 with criminal cases

Of the 338 candidates in the fray for the Himachal polls 2017, 158 are crorepatis and 61 have criminal cases against them.

01 Nov 2017


Supreme Court asked to ban convicted politicians from contesting elections

In an attempt to decriminalize Indian politics, the Election Commission has asked the Supreme Court to ban convicted parliamentarians and MLAs from contesting elections.

29 Oct 2017


Himachal Polls: 100-year-old India's first voter to cast vote again

On 25th October 1951, Shyam Saran Negi became the first Indian to cast his vote in independent India for the Mandi-Mahasu parliamentary constituency in Himachal Pradesh.

25 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Gujarat Elections on December 9 and 14, counting on 18

After much controversy, the Election Commission has finally announced details of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly Election.

18 Oct 2017


Before polls, Gujarat CM Rupani offers farmers zero-interest loans

In the run-up to polls, Gujarat's Vijay Rupani-led BJP government has offered farmers crop loans up to Rs. 3L at zero percent interest. This move will probably benefit about 25L farmers.

14 Oct 2017


Elections 2017: BJP plays the 'Modi-vs-Rahul' card, Congress attacks governance

The Election Commission (EC) has sounded the bugle for polls in Himachal (November 9) and Gujarat (before December 18).

12 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Election Commission: Himachal will go to polls on November 9

AK Jyoti, Chief Election Commission, announced that the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will go to polls on November 9 and the counting of votes will be held on December 18.

09 Oct 2017


'Utility bill defaulters can contest polls': Govt rejects EC proposal

The Election Commission (EC) wanted to disqualify politicians who had outstanding dues for government accommodation and utilities including telephone, electricity and water supply etc.