Articles about Chief Election Commissioner

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

19 Oct 2020

Politics
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.

Coronavirus not valid reason to defer Bihar polls: Supreme Court

28 Aug 2020

India
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.

Bengal man issued voter ID with dog's photo; issue corrected

05 Mar 2020

India
Bengal man issued voter ID with dog's photo; issue corrected

The Election Commission on Wednesday corrected its error after it issued a voter ID card with the photograph of a dog.

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

25 Jan 2020

Politics
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.

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

21 Sep 2019

Politics
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.

IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigns in protest over J&K crisis

25 Aug 2019

India
IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigns in protest over J&K crisis

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Kannan Gopinathan had made headlines last year due to his efforts in the relief operations in flood-hit Kerala.

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

22 Jul 2019

Politics
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.

AAP-leader claims BJP is hacking EVMs by sharing misleading video

21 May 2019

Politics
AAP-leader claims BJP is hacking EVMs by sharing misleading video

What do you do if you think you are losing elections? If you are a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), you share a video of an actor masquerading as a journalist to claim BJP is hacking EVMs.

Series on Modi streaming without permission: Poll officer tells EC

16 Apr 2019

Politics
Series on Modi streaming without permission: Poll officer tells EC

While the Election Commission banned the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a web series on him streamed on Eros Now without proper certification, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) told the top polling body.

Don't air non-certified content on NaMo TV: Electoral Officer

13 Apr 2019

India
Don't air non-certified content on NaMo TV: Electoral Officer

A day after Election Commission said that political content on NaMo TV can't be aired without prior certification, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer wrote a letter to BJP informing about the same.

NaMo TV can't air political content without approval, rules EC

12 Apr 2019

Politics
NaMo TV can't air political content without approval, rules EC

NaMo TV, a 24-hour channel which mysteriously appeared on DTH platforms last month, can't air political content without approval, the Election Commission said on Thursday.

PM Modi's Balakot comment during rally violated code: Report

11 Apr 2019

Politics
PM Modi's Balakot comment during rally violated code: Report

Prima facie the comments of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Latur, where he asked first-time voters to vote for army men who carried out the Balakot strikes, violated the Model Code of Conduct, a report in IE claimed.

Ensure contents of NaMo-TV are pre-certified, EC directs Delhi CEO

10 Apr 2019

India
Ensure contents of NaMo-TV are pre-certified, EC directs Delhi CEO

The Election Commission (EC) is learned to have directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi yesterday to ensure that the contents of NaMo TV are pre-certified by the local media certification and monitoring committee.

Security of over 400 J&K politicians restored after outrage

08 Apr 2019

Politics
Security of over 400 J&K politicians restored after outrage

The Jammu and Kashmir administration, headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik, restored the security of over 400 politicians after outrage.

Yogi Adityanath gets EC's notice over "Modiji ki sena" remark

04 Apr 2019

Politics
Yogi Adityanath gets EC's notice over "Modiji ki sena" remark

The Election Commission is learned to have served a notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday for calling Indian army the "sena" (army) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ex-Navy chief to approach EC over Yogi's 'upsetting' #ModijiKiSena comment

02 Apr 2019

India
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).

Kejriwal shares picture of 'broom chasing Swastika', gets slammed

21 Mar 2019

Politics
Kejriwal shares picture of 'broom chasing Swastika', gets slammed

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was slammed by numerous Twitter users after he shared an image which showed a broom chasing a Swastika.

Your name missing from voters' list? Here's what to do

07 Mar 2019

India
Your name missing from voters' list? Here's what to do

If your name doesn't appear on your state/UT's electoral roll, you won't be able to cast your vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more

05 Mar 2019

India
#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.

CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra appointed as new chief election commissioner

14 Feb 2019

India
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.

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

27 Nov 2018

Delhi
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.

Sunil Arora replaces OP Rawat as new Chief Election Commissioner

27 Nov 2018

India
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.

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

06 Nov 2018

India
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.

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

31 Oct 2018

Delhi
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.

FB, Twitter to help EC check fake news during polls

30 Sep 2018

India
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.

Pakistan presidential election tomorrow; PTI candidate likely to win

03 Sep 2018

World
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.

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

02 Sep 2018

India
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.

Meghalaya CM Sangma wins South Tura bypoll; beats Congress's Momin

27 Aug 2018

Politics
Meghalaya CM Sangma wins South Tura bypoll; beats Congress's Momin

Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP President Conrad K Sangma today won the South Tura by-election by defeating his nearest rival Charlotte W Momin of the Congress by over 8,400 votes, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), FR Kharkongor, said.

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

22 Aug 2018

India
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.

Cambridge Analytica issue: EC calls a meeting to check voter-influence

25 Mar 2018

Politics
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.

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

18 Feb 2018

Politics
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.

Election Commission announces Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura poll dates

18 Jan 2018

Politics
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.

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

14 Dec 2017

Politics
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."

IAS officer Sunil Arora appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner

31 Aug 2017

India
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.

Kejriwal to challenge L-G's order on reimbursing Rs. 97cr

25 Apr 2017

Politics
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.

Bypolls: BJP leads in Delhi, Congress follows, AAP trails

13 Apr 2017

Politics
Bypolls: BJP leads in Delhi, Congress follows, AAP trails

Counting of votes is underway for bypolls in 10 assembly constituencies across eight states -Assam, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal.

Kejriwal asked to reimburse Rs. 97cr to Delhi Government

12 Apr 2017

Politics
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.

EC defers Anantnag by-elections to 25th May

11 Apr 2017

Politics
EC defers Anantnag by-elections to 25th May

Following reports from the J&K administration as well as its Chief Electoral Officer that the Lok Sabha by-poll in Anantnag may be intervened by violent elements, the Election Commission adjourned the same to 25th May.

Srinagar by-polls marred by violence, 8 dead

10 Apr 2017

Politics
Srinagar by-polls marred by violence, 8 dead

The Srinagar Lok Sabha by-polls witnessed violence with 8 people having died after being fired at by the security forces.