Election Commission of India (ECI): News

09 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi recorded 62.59% voter turnout, says EC, dismissing delay allegations

Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 62.59% during Saturday's polling for the Assembly elections, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.

03 Feb 2020

Lok Sabha

Ballot over bullet: After inciting violence, Anurag Thakur softens stand

Not long ago, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that traitors of the country must be shot at, without listing out "who fits in the category".

03 Feb 2020


Delhi: Firing at Jamia Millia Islamia University, investigation underway

For the third time in four days, fear took over Jamia Millia Islamia University and its surrounding areas, after a bullet was fired on Sunday night by two men, who haven't been identified yet.

29 Jan 2020

Anurag Thakur

Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners

Two leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Singh Verma, have been removed as star-campaigners on the order of Election Commission for giving controversial speeches.

26 Jan 2020


OnePlus showcases Concept smartphone that has disappearing cameras

OnePlus has showcased a black color variant of the Concept One smartphone that made headlines at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 event for its disappearing rear camera.

25 Jan 2020


For communal tweets, Kapil Mishra banned from campaigning for 48-hours

Known for spewing venom and passing communal remarks, Bharatiya Janata Party's Kapil Mishra was on Saturday banned from campaigning for 48 hours by the Election Commission.

08 Jan 2020


CES 2020: OnePlus unveils Concept One smartphone with 'disappearing' camera

At a press event at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES), OnePlus has unveiled its Concept One smartphone which debuts a disappearing rear camera.

09 Dec 2019


Karnataka by-polls: BJP leading in 12 seats; Congress in 2

The counting of votes for the Karnataka by-polls commenced at 8 am on Monday and the results are expected post noon.

01 Nov 2019


Jharkhand: Polls to be held in five-phases, results on December-23

The state of Jharkhand will vote in five phases to choose its next Chief Minister, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced on Friday.

22 Oct 2019


Bangladesh MP hired 8 lookalikes to give her BA exams

While politicians in India straight-up lie about their educational qualifications, a lawmaker in Bangladesh chose a different route to attain a degree.

21 Oct 2019


Assembly polls: Poor voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana

In Maharashtra and Haryana, voting for Assembly polls is underway, but the turnout has been extremely poor.

07 Oct 2019


#CareerBytes: Preparing for GATE 2020? Here are some must-read books

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

21 Sep 2019


Maharashtra, Haryana elections on October 21; results on October 24

On Saturday, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced that Assembly elections will be held in Maharashtra and Haryana in a single-phase on October 21.

21 Aug 2019


#CareerBytes: Preparing for GATE 2020? Here are some must-read books

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

19 Jul 2019

Mamata Banerjee

NCP, CPI, Trinamool get EC's notice, could lose national-party status

The Election Commission on Thursday sent show-cause notices to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Trinamool, and Communist Party of India (CPI) asking them to explain why their national party status shouldn't be revoked.

07 Jul 2019


'Insulted again and again': Congress's Alpesh Thakor quits as Gujarat-MLA

Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakor has resigned from the post of Congress MLA from Radhanpur after voting against the party's candidates in the Rajya Sabha bypolls. He also blamed the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

EVM-VVPAT tally matched perfectly: EC on Lok Sabha results

If there was something which was ridiculed throughout the election season, it was the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

25 May 2019


Among 10 super-rich candidates, 5 won; richest one lost deposit

Apparently, money didn't play a role in Lok Sabha polls this time, as several rich candidates had to bite the dust, revealed data of Election Commission.

23 May 2019

Lok Sabha

#Verdict2019: Counting for Lok Sabha elections begins

The Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha polls today at 8 AM. In a few hours from now, the world will know who will form the next government in India.

22 May 2019

Lok Sabha

What are EVM strongrooms? All your questions answered

The clock is ticking and by the end of Thursday, the country will know who will form the next government. The massive seven-phased elections for 543 Lok Sabha seats concluded on May 19.

22 May 2019

Lok Sabha

No changes in vote counting process, EC rejects Opposition's plea

A day before counting for Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to begin, the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected the demand of 22 Opposition leaders.

21 May 2019


PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed a writ petition seeking 100 percent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls on May 23.

19 May 2019

West Bengal

Final phase of elections: Violence takes over West Bengal, again

The 2019 general elections were held in West Bengal in all seven phases. During all the phases, the state was in news for rampant violence.

15 May 2019

West Bengal

Election Commission to hold meeting over West Bengal poll violence

The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday will hold a review meeting on Wednesday with West Bengal observers over the issue of poll violence in the state.

14 May 2019


Polling-agent, arrested for influencing voters, asked woman to 'pick' lotus

On Sunday, a polling agent was arrested in Faridabad for trying to influence at least three female voters inside the booth. Had it not been for a video, which went viral, the man might have remained scot-free.

13 May 2019


2019 elections: Polling agent arrested for influencing voters in Faridabad

In an incident which casts doubts on the fairness of elections, a man was arrested for trying to influence voters in Faridabad.

12 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Balakot strikes: Modi thought 'clouds will help escape radar'

The Balakot airstrikes emboldened the country's spirits and the ruling BJP saw an electoral opportunity in it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speeches have proved this more than once.

12 May 2019

West Bengal

BJP's Bharati Ghosh breaks down after being heckled, blames Trinamool

Bharati Ghosh was once West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's trusted aide. After falling out with Trinamool Chief, the former IPS officer joined BJP and is now contesting polls from Ghatal Lok Sabha seat.

10 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Father of Pulwama martyr wants development, not politicization of forces

The entire country mourned martyrdom of 40 CRPF soldiers this year. On February 14, the soldiers became victims of the worst ever terror attack to hit Kashmir in decades.

Tej Bahadur Yadav can't contest from Varanasi, SC rejects plea

In a big blow to former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, the Supreme Court refused to entertain his plea in which he challenged Election Commission's decision to cancel his nomination.

Rahul is Indian: Supreme Court dismisses plea against 'dual citizenship'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi can't become an outsider just because some British company said so, opined the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Congress says EC biased toward Modi-Shah, SC refuses to interfere

The Congress had complained to Supreme Court alleging that Election Commission has been giving a free pass to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, hoping that the court might take some action.

08 May 2019


Democracy's festival? Less than 1% voters got inked in Pulwama

While 51 constituencies cast their votes on Monday, during the fifth phase of polls, fear of terrorists ensured voters didn't turn up at polling booths in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

SC rejects Opposition's plea, refuses to increase VVPAT-EVM verification

In a major blow to Opposition parties, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to increase VVPAT verification of EVMs to 50%.

06 May 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Amethi: Smriti alleges Rahul is 'capturing booths', Congress rubbishes claims

Locked in a direct contest with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday claimed the former was indulging in booth capturing in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, which went into polls.

06 May 2019


Rajiv Gandhi remark: Congress asks EC to act against Modi

The Congress has complained to Election Commission asking the body to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his choice of words against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

05 May 2019


Pragya Thakur allegedly violates 72-hour campaign ban, gets EC notice

Bhopal district election officer has sent a notice to Pragya Thakur, BJP's candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency after she allegedly violated the Election Commission's order.

05 May 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: BJP leader shot dead, party says security was withdrawn

Ahead of the last phase of elections in Anantnag parliamentary constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior BJP leader was shot dead at his home in Verinag on Saturday. Notably, the last leg of the three-phased polls in Anantnag is scheduled for Monday.

03 May 2019


Election Commission gives clean chits to both Modi and Rahul

Handing over a long rope to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Election Commission gave him another clean chit on Thursday for his speech in which he claimed India hadn't kept its nuclear buttons for Diwali.

01 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Varanasi: EC cancels nomination of PM Modi's opponent Tej Bahadur

On Wednesday, the Election Commission canceled the nomination of Tej Bahadur Yadav, the former BSF jawan, who was contesting from Varanasi as a Samajwadi Party candidate opposite Prime Minister Narendra Modi.