Chief Election Commissioner
19 Oct 2020
MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy
Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress (INC) chief Kamal Nath on Monday sought to clarify his controversial remarks against state Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Imarti Devi.
28 Aug 2020
Coronavirus not valid reason to defer Bihar polls: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea that sought to postpone Bihar polls, scheduled for October-November, saying that the raging coronavirus crisis is not a valid reason to put off elections.
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.
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.
22 Jul 2019
Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha
The Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005 amid criticism from the Opposition on Monday.
02 Apr 2019
Ex-Navy chief to approach EC over Yogi's 'upsetting' #ModijiKiSena comment
Former Navy Chief Admiral L Ramdas has said that he would move the Election Commission against the Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath for terming the Indian Army as 'Modiji ki Sena' (Modi's army).
05 Mar 2019
#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more
This year, the world's largest democracy, India, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha.
14 Feb 2019
CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra appointed as new chief election commissioner
Sushil Chandra, the current chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), has been appointed as the next chief election commissioner.
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.
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.
03 Sep 2018
Pakistan presidential election tomorrow; PTI candidate likely to win
Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new President tomorrow, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's candidate is expected to win as the Opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate.
25 Mar 2018
Cambridge Analytica issue: EC calls a meeting to check voter-influence
Recently, a scandal erupted after it was alleged that UK-based Cambridge Analytica (CA) harvested data of 50 million Facebook users to subvert 2016 US presidential elections.
21 Jan 2018
Om Prakash Rawat to be new Chief Election Commissioner
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.
14 Dec 2017
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."
31 Aug 2017
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.
25 Apr 2017
Kejriwal to challenge L-G's order on reimbursing Rs. 97cr
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said he will challenge in court Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's "wrong" order of recovering Rs. 97cr that his government allegedly spent on ads.
12 Apr 2017
Kejriwal asked to reimburse Rs. 97cr to Delhi Government
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief, Arvind Kejriwal, has been directed to repay the Rs. 97cr spent by his party for promotional advertisements.
02 Apr 2017
Faulty EVMs: Madhya Pradesh Government removes top officials in Bhind
A video that went viral on social media purportedly showing a faulty Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) that registers votes only for the BJP, resulted in the Madhya Pradesh government taking swift action against top officials of Bhind, from where the video surfaced and an Assembly by-election is scheduled.
08 Mar 2017
Manipur polls: Irom Sharmila vs CM Singh in last phase
22 constituencies in Manipur went to polls on March 8 in the second and last phase of polling.
04 Mar 2017
First phase of Assembly Polls begin in Manipur
Polling has commenced in the first phase of assembly elections in Manipur.
03 Mar 2017
Irom Sharmila: Will replace Bengali script with Manipuri script
Irom Sharmila's People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance, has vowed to amend the Manipur Official Language Act, 1979, and replace the state's Bengali script "with an indigenous script."
25 Feb 2017
Modi: Manipur gave 15 yrs to Congress, give us 5
PM Narendra Modi accused the Congress, which has been in power in Manipur since 2002, of neglecting the state's development.
22 Feb 2017
Manipur blockade to not hamper poll process
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) assured political parties that Manipur elections will be free, fair and unaffected by ongoing economic blockade.
09 Dec 2016
Designate malpractices as specific crimes: CEC Nadim Zaidi
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi requested the Centre to take "urgent measures", apprehending the use of money power and paid news in the upcoming state elections.
11 Sep 2016
ABVP wins DU, Left takes JNU
The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad has retained its stronghold of Delhi University, winning 3 out of the 4 central panel posts of DUSU.
10 Sep 2016
Student union elections in Delhi University and JNU
Thousands of students across Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University (DU) voted to elect representatives for the student union on 9th Sep.