Election Commission of India (ECI): News

16 Sep 2018


JNUSU Elections: United-Left sweeps all four seats, ABVP comes second

The Left Unity has worked wonders at the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union elections, as it swept all four seats of President, Vice President, General Secretary and Joint Secretary.

JNUSU Election 2018: Counting suspended temporarily after ABVP protest

Counting of votes for the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) polls was suspended today morning after Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members protested alleging they weren't informed about the process.

12 Sep 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EC threatens action against AAP for discrepancies in electoral-funding reports

Flagging discrepancies in AAP's electoral funding statement, the Election Commission Tuesday threatened the party with action for "prima facie failing" to follow its transparency guidelines.

IPL 2019 might be shifted out of India

The Indian Premier League 2019 season might be shifted out of India, with the General Elections likely to take place during that period.

02 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Number of transgender voters up by 300 in poll-bound MP

The number of transgender voters has increased by over 300 in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh as compared to the 2013 state elections, an official said.

27 Aug 2018


BJP to launch MP poll campaign at 'Mahakumbh' next month

The BJP would launch its campaign for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls at a convention to be held in Bhopal on September 25.

27 Aug 2018


SC dismisses plea seeking punishment of 2yrs for electoral offenses

The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea that sought a minimum punishment of two years for electoral offenses, including bribery, false statement undue influence by candidates, and political parties.

26 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi govt has torn apart judiciary, Election Commission: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the judiciary and Election Commission were being "torn apart" under the BJP government and PM Narendra Modi was keeping mum on grave issues confronting the nation.

25 Aug 2018


Suicide bomb attack outside EC office kills two in Afghanistan

A suicide bomb blast killed at least two people today outside an election commission office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

25 Aug 2018

Sunny Leone

UP: In voters' list, Durgawati becomes Sunny Leone

In a major embarrassment to the officials, a scantily dressed woman resembling Sunny Leone found a place in the voters' list. So did an elephant, a deer and a pigeon.

24 Aug 2018

Sushma Swaraj

#KeralaFloods: How to retrieve lost/damaged documents, Aadhaar, ID proofs

Although the situation in Kerala is reaching normalcy as rehab operations are currently underway, but the destruction of lives, property, and assets it has resulted in is tremendous, and disheartening.

24 Aug 2018


No possibility of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat yesterday ruled out the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the state Assemblies along with the Lok Sabha polls anytime soon.

24 Aug 2018


How to apply for a Voter ID card online?

In India, the Election Commission prevents election fraud by issuing a unique voter ID card to eligible citizens.

23 Aug 2018

Madhya Pradesh

SC seeks EC's response on duplicate-voters issue in MP, Rajasthan

The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India on pleas of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

22 Aug 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP: 17L fake voters in 53 assembly constituencies, alleges Congress

Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh yesterday alleged that over 17 lakh fake voters were found during a scrutiny of electoral rolls across 53 Assembly constituencies in the state.

No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the option of "none of the above" (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections.

19 Aug 2018


Chhattisgarh's "Swachhta Warrior" to create awareness on importance of voting

A 25-year-old Chhattisgarh woman, who played a key role in making 82 village panchayats open defecation-free, will now educate people of Raigarh district on the importance of voting and enrolment of eligible electors.

10 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Was 'abducted by security forces' for vote-rigging: Pakistan poll official

A Presiding Officer of a polling station in Washuk district of Pakistan's Balochistan province has claimed he was "abducted by security forces which forced him to submit the fabricated votes" in favor of Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA) candidate.

08 Aug 2018


WhatsApp messages cannot be forwarded more than five times

For its Indian users, WhatsApp has officially rolled out a limit on the number of times a WhatsApp message can be forwarded to, in one go.

04 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan General Elections: 1.6 million votes discarded, says report

A total of 1.67mn votes cast across Pakistan in the 2018 general election were rejected, which was 11.7% more than that of the 1.5mn ballots discarded in the 2013 polls, a report said.

03 Aug 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

17 opposition parties demand paper ballot in 2019

More than a year after the Election Commission (EC) declared all elections will be held through EVMs, 17 opposition parties are demanding a return to the ballot paper system.

28 Jul 2018

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: Imran Khan's PTI emerges single largest-party with 116 seats

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf today emerged as the single largest party in the country's general elections, winning 116 National Assembly seats of the contested 270 parliamentary constituencies, according to the election commission's final results.

26 Jul 2018

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan polls: Imran Khan inches towards victory amid mass-rigging allegations

Hours before results of the Pakistan general elections are to be officially declared, PTI Chief Imran Khan took a clear lead, even as rivals alleged their agents were being thrown out of polling stations.

25 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

#HistoryMade: Pakistan's tribal women cast vote for the first time

In a historic first, women of a conservative tribal district of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan today cast their ballots as Pakistan went to polls, according to a media report.

25 Jul 2018


WhatsApp informs government about steps taken to curb fake news

Following two notices from the Indian government demanding solutions to curb fake news, WhatsApp COO Matthew Idema and other top executives reportedly met IT Secretary Ajay Prakash on Monday to inform them about steps being taken.

22 Jul 2018


Rahul commends EC for providing Braille cards to Karnataka voters

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today commended the Election Commission for its initiative in providing Braille EPIC cards to the visually impaired voters in Karnataka and said such a measure would enable voting more accessible for physically challenged people.

21 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Independent candidate commits suicide over row with sons

An independent candidate contesting in Pakistan's July 25 polls to Parliament and the provincial assembly from the Punjab province reportedly committed suicide over a dispute with his sons.

20 Jul 2018


'Taking steps to check fake-news during elections': Whatsapp assures EC

WhatsApp has informed the Election Commission (EC) that it will take various steps ahead of polls to prevent the misuse of its messaging platform, and bring to India its fake news verification model which has been used in other markets.

18 Jul 2018


How to apply for a Voter ID card online?

In India, the Election Commission prevents election fraud by issuing a unique voter ID card to eligible citizens.

03 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

11,855 candidates contesting for 849 seats in upcoming Pakistan elections

As many as 11,855 candidates are in the fray for 849 general seats of Pakistan's national and provincial assemblies in the July-25 elections.

02 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan's non-Muslim voters rise by 30%; Hindus maintain majority

The number of non-Muslim voters in Pakistan has gone up by 30% to reach 3.63mn, with the Hindus at 1.77mn maintaining their majority among the religious minority electorate, authorities said ahead of the July 25 general elections.

SC to hear Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging RS-election

The Supreme Court will hear Congress leader Ahmed Patel's petition seeking a direction to the Gujarat High Court to not proceed with a plea challenging his election to the Rajya Sabha on July 9.

CBDT: Scrutiny of lawmakers' assets can't be made public

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has reportedly told the Election Commission that the scrutiny of assets declared by MPs and MLAs in their poll affidavits cannot be disclosed to the public.

09 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Congress's fake voters claim gets busted by EC

Days after Congress alleged there were over 60 lakh fake voters in Madhya Pradesh, the Election Commission said there was no truth in the claims.

09 Jun 2018


After VVPATs' technical glitches, makers eyeing alternative paper

After technical glitches in VVPAT during the recently held assembly by-polls, the makers BEL and ECIL are looking for alternative paper rolls to be used in the machine.

07 Jun 2018


Maharashtra: Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray; discusses political-situation with BJP executive-committee

BJP President Amit Shah met the state executive committee of the Maharashtra BJP yesterday night to take stock of the political situation in the state.

04 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: 60 lakh registered voters are fake, alleges Congress

Congress leaders of Madhya Pradesh have approached the Election Commission demanding probe in electoral rolls, alleging 12% of the state's 50 million voters are fake.

02 Jun 2018


Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawah to contest elections on AAT platform

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawah group will contest the July 25 Pakistan General Elections on the Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek (AAT) platform as the group's Milli Muslim League isn't a registered political party.

02 Jun 2018


How to apply for a Voter ID card online?

In India, the Election Commission prevents election fraud by issuing a unique voter ID card to eligible citizens.

31 May 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Punjab: Congress wins Shahkot seat with 38,801 margin votes

Punjab's ruling Congress candidate Hardev Singh Ladi today won Shahkot Assembly by-poll, defeating his nearest rival, Shiromani Akali Dal nominee Naib Singh Kohar, by a margin of 38,801 votes.