Election Commission of India (ECI): News

22 Jan 2019

Delhi Police

EVM hacking controversy: Election Commission seeks FIR, wants investigation

A controversy has erupted over a US-based Indian cyber expert's claim that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were hacked in the 2014 elections in which the BJP had won a landslide victory.

21 Jan 2019


EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims

The Election Commission of India today maintained that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in India are foolproof and cannot be tampered with.

18 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha elections schedule could be announced in March first-week

Reportedly, the Election Commission (EC) is set to announce the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections in the first week of March.

01 Jan 2019


Bangladesh: Hasina talks about priorities, sets economic reforms as first

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that she will be the "premier of all" Bangladeshis and her government's first priority would be to continue the economic reforms.

31 Dec 2018


Bangladesh polls: Sheikh Hasina registers landslide win, Opposition fumes

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's alliance has won the parliamentary vote with a thumping majority even as the main opposition rejected the "farcical" elections.

30 Dec 2018

Delhi High Court

Complete Chandni Chowk parking-lot by September 2020: Delhi-HC to NDMC

The Delhi High Court has directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to ensure completion of a parking lot at Gandhi Maidan in crowded Chandni Chowk area of the walled city by September 2020.

29 Dec 2018


Bangladesh to vote tomorrow, security stepped-up, Hasina seeks 4th term

Bangladesh stepped up security today with thousands of army troops along with paramilitary forces and police patrolling the streets, as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeks a record fourth term in tomorrow's general elections.

07 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Feel insulted: Vasundhara Raje reacts to Sharad Yadav's fat-shaming comment

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday said she felt insulted after former JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav commented on her and hoped the Election Commission will take cognizance of the same.

04 Dec 2018


Revanth Reddy taken into preventive custody ahead of TRS meet

Telangana Congress Working President A Revanth Reddy was taken into preventive custody today ahead of TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao's public meeting in Kodangal Assembly constituency.

03 Dec 2018

Yogi Adityanath

After 'Hanuman remark', Adityanath advised against dividing Gods by UP-minister

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's 'Lord Hanuman was a Dalit' remark invited ire from the Opposition, and now a minister in his own cabinet has criticized him.

02 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

EC admits CCTV-cameras didn't work in EVM-strongroom for an hour

In an EVM strongroom in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal, CCTV cameras did not function for over an hour as there was a power cut, the Election Commission has stated.

02 Dec 2018

Bahujan Samaj Party

BJP's 2017-18 earning crosses Rs. 1,000cr, becomes richest party

As per annual returns submitted to the Election Commission, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earned more than Rs. 1,000 crore in 2017-18, and could become the maximum gainer of political funding.

Now, JNU students, teachers need 'approval' before leaving country

A new rule rolled out by administration of Jawahar Lal University (JNU) underlines that students and faculty members will have to take 'prior approval' before leaving the country, even if they are on a vacation.

28 Nov 2018

Madhya Pradesh

#MPPolls: 745 EVMs, VVPAT machines replaced; Cong complains to CEC

As many as 745 EVMs and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced today in Madhya Pradesh, where voting for the Assembly elections is underway, a senior poll official said.

28 Nov 2018


Mizoram polls: 15% voter turnout recorded in first two hours

Around 15% voter turnout was recorded in first two hours of polling in 40 Assembly constituencies of Mizoram, Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra said today.

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

Bureaucrat Ranbir Singh has been appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, officials said today.

27 Nov 2018


Sunil Arora replaces OP Rawat as new Chief Election Commissioner

Sunil Arora has been appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind. Arora will take charge on December 2.

15 Nov 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Shamli DM transferred over discrepancies in by-poll vote counting

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MP, Tabassum Hasan, today welcomed the Election Commission's decision to transfer Shamli (UP) District Magistrate, Inder Vikram Singh, over charges of irregularities during the counting of votes in Kairana by-polls.

15 Nov 2018


After outrage, SB Shashank removed as Mizoram-CEO by Election Commission

On Thursday, the Election Commission removed Mizoram CEO SB Shashank from his position after massive outrage in the state.

12 Nov 2018


Telangana Assembly polls: Election Commission issues notification

The Election Commission today issued notification for the December 7 election to the Telangana Legislative Assembly.

09 Nov 2018


Kerala HC disqualifies IUML MLA for communal poll-campaign in 2016

The Kerala High Court today disqualified an MLA of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), on a plea claiming that he used religion to win the Assembly polls in 2016.

07 Nov 2018


Mizoram CEO to leave for Delhi on summons by EC

Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) SB Shashank, whose removal has been demanded by the Chief Minister and several NGOs, said he would leave for New Delhi today after being summoned by the Election Commission.

06 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Election Commission team in poll-bound Mizoram today to assess situation

A three-member team of the Election Commission of India will arrive in poll-bound Mizoram today to assess the situation in view of the demand for the ouster of State's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S B Shashank.

01 Nov 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.

31 Oct 2018


DU's JMC College gets Electoral Literacy Club, an 'institutional vehicle'

A college under Delhi University got an Electoral Literacy Club (ELC) yesterday, with a senior Election Commission official saying the club will serve as an "institutional vehicle" for strengthening democracy.

30 Oct 2018


#TelanganaPolls: BJP's second candidate list to be released before Diwali

The BJP would release its second list of candidates for the December 7 Assembly elections in Telangana before Diwali.

25 Oct 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Office-of-profit case: President dismisses plea to disqualify 27 AAP MLAs

President Ram Nath Kovind is learned to have dismissed a plea to disqualify 27 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs of Delhi for allegedly holding office of profit by being appointed as chairpersons of Rogi Kalyan Samitis attached to various city hospitals.

21 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

UP BJP leaders will handle media management in poll-bound MP

To give an edge to the BJP in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, four spokespersons from the party's Uttar Pradesh unit have been dispatched to the neighboring state for effective media management, a party leader said Sunday.

Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'

Outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his heavy election defeat last month.

16 Oct 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Ahead of polls, Kejriwal asks for donations for cash-strapped AAP

With the 2019 polls coming up, Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has launched a crowd-sourcing campaign to try and raise funds to be able to contest the polls.

14 Oct 2018


#TelanganaElections: Social media to be monitored for poll code violations

Social media posts of political parties and groups in poll-bound Telangana will come under the Election Commission's scanner to check for any objectionable content under the Model Code of Conduct, state Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar has said.

14 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

Voting for by-election begins in 35 constituencies in Pakistan

Voting opened today for the by-election in 35 National and Provincial Assemblies in Pakistan amid heightened security, with over 600 candidates in the running.

12 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

SC dismisses Congress leaders' pleas demanding voters' list in text-format

Supreme Court today dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to Election Commission to provide draft voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in text format.

08 Oct 2018


Bags with Minister Jayant Malaiya's image seized in poll-bound MP

Authorities in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district seized around 2,000 bags carrying images of State Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya in connection with the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct in the poll-bound State.

07 Oct 2018


Time for final publication of electoral rolls in Telangana extended

The Election Commission of India has extended the date for the final publication of electoral rolls in Telangana from October 8 to October 12.

07 Oct 2018


AAP predicts hung Assembly in coming Telangana polls

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has predicted a hung Assembly in the coming Telangana polls with no single party getting a majority while promising a "Delhi model" government as its poll plank in the southern state.

07 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Rahul Gandhi performs 'Narmada Aarti', then sets on roadshow

Congress President Rahul Gandhi started his 8-kilometre roadshow on Saturday in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, after performing an aarti at banks of Narmada river.

06 Oct 2018


EC announces dates for elections in MP, Rajasthan, other states

The Election Commission on Saturday announced dates for Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana.

30 Sep 2018


FB, Twitter to help EC check fake news during polls

Google, Twitter, and Facebook have assured the Election Commission that they won't allow their platforms to be used for anything which affects polls' purity during the campaign period, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said.

25 Sep 2018


SC: Parliament must make law to ban politicians with criminal-charges

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that it could not prohibit chargesheeted lawmakers from contesting elections.