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Coronavirus not valid reason to defer Bihar polls: Supreme Court

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.

England vs Pakistan: TV umpire to call front-foot no-balls

05 Aug 2020

England vs Pakistan: TV umpire to call front-foot no-balls

For the first time in Test cricket, the TV umpire will call the front-foot no-balls.

ICC confirms interim changes to playing regulations

09 Jun 2020

ICC confirms interim changes to playing regulations

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Tuesday, confirmed interim changes to its playing regulations.

Coronavirus outbreak: ICC to restrict use of saliva on ball

19 May 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: ICC to restrict use of saliva on ball

The International Cricket Council (ICC) committee has recommended restricting the use of saliva on the ball in order to safeguard players' health.

Reserve Day for ICC World T20 semi-finals could be reconsidered

20 Mar 2020

Reserve Day for ICC World T20 semi-finals could be reconsidered

Cricket Australia would welcome the idea of having reserve days for the knockout stages of this year's ICC World T20.

Franchise owners skeptical over IPL All Stars game

06 Feb 2020

Franchise owners skeptical over IPL All Stars game

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly might have announced an All Stars game ahead of the 2020 IPL edition, but the franchises seem resentful.

Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

19 Jun 2019

Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

In a gigantic country like ours, all elections become a big deal whether it is the panchayat, municipal or Lok Sabha polls. This also means that elections happen pretty frequently, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to change that.

President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

25 May 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

Two days after results of Lok Sabha elections were declared, President Ram Nath Kovind signed an order dissolving the 16th Lok Sabha on Saturday.

#NaMoTV: Live-coverage allowed; no pre-recorded content in election silence period

17 Apr 2019

#NaMoTV: Live-coverage allowed; no pre-recorded content in election silence period

The Election Commission on Wednesday said that live coverage would be allowed on NaMo TV, the 24-hour channel promoting PM Modi and BJP, but pre-recorded content cannot be streamed 48 hours before the polling date, during the election silence period.

Security of over 400 J&K politicians restored after outrage

08 Apr 2019

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.

Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

11 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

The much-anticipated general elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 12, and results will be announced on May 23.

#Elections2019: All booths will have VVPATs, candidates' photos on EVMs

11 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: All booths will have VVPATs, candidates' photos on EVMs

For the first time, voters in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will find photos of candidates on the EVMs along with the party symbol to avoid any confusion, CEC Sunil Arora said on Sunday.

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

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.

Lok Sabha elections: Amit Shah to launch nationwide bike rally

02 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Amit Shah to launch nationwide bike rally

Ahead of the much-anticipated general elections to be held in April-May, BJP President Amit Shah will kick off the poll campaign on Saturday from Madhya Pradesh's Umaria district.

Sunil Arora replaces OP Rawat as new 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.

No possibility of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls: CEC

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.

Three election-related apps, week-long exhibition: Steps taken before Karnataka polls

06 Apr 2018

Three election-related apps, week-long exhibition: Steps taken before Karnataka polls

Three election-related BBMP-developed apps were launched by CEC Om Prakash Rawat yesterday in Bengaluru ahead of the May elections.

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

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."

IAS officer Sunil Arora appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner

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.

SC bats for laws to supervise appointment of Election Commissioners

05 Jul 2017

SC bats for laws to supervise appointment of Election Commissioners

The SC has questioned the lack of procedure in the appointment of election commissioners (ECs).

Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May

04 May 2017

Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May

The Election Commission has decided to hold an open hackathon for people to attempt to hack into EVM machines in the last week of May.

Mumbai: 5 local stations to get clinics charging Re.1/patient

04 May 2017

Mumbai: 5 local stations to get clinics charging Re.1/patient

In approximately two months, Central Railway (CR) stations will have medical facilities that would charge Re. 1 per patient.

EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies

02 May 2017

EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies

After ordering seizure of EVMs in Vikasnagar, the Uttarakhand HC has directed sealing of voting machines in six more constituencies: BHEL Ranipur, Haridwar Rural, Mussoorie, Pratapnagar, Raipur and Rajpur Road.

EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT

30 Apr 2017

EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT

The Election Commission has stated that all future elections including the upcoming Himachal Pradesh polls are to be held with voter-verified paper audit trail machines.

EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines

12 Apr 2017

EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines

After allegations of Electronic Voting Machines' tampering, the Election Commission threw an open challenge to hack the machines.

EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots

11 Apr 2017

EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots

After widespread allegations of EVM tampering, 16 political parties have approached the Election Commission and demanded that all future elections be held by paper ballot.

Manipur polls: Irom Sharmila vs CM Singh in last phase

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.

First phase of Assembly Polls begin in Manipur

04 Mar 2017

First phase of Assembly Polls begin in Manipur

Polling has commenced in the first phase of assembly elections in Manipur.

Irom Sharmila: Will replace Bengali script with Manipuri script

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."

Modi: Manipur gave 15 yrs to Congress, give us 5

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.

Manipur blockade to not hamper poll process

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.

Manohar Parrikar let off by EC over bribery remark

17 Feb 2017

Manohar Parrikar let off by EC over bribery remark

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was let off by the Election Commission on Thursday and was asked to remain more "circumspect and careful" in the future.

Shekhar Tripathi of Jagran.com arrested

14 Feb 2017

Shekhar Tripathi of Jagran.com arrested

On Tuesday, Shekhar Tripathi, editor of Jagran.com was arrested for having published the exit poll results of the first phase of UP Assembly elections.

Manohar Parrikar notified by EC on 'bribery' comment

07 Feb 2017

Manohar Parrikar notified by EC on 'bribery' comment

The Election Commission has sent a notice to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar over his alleged remarks on bribery while he was campaigning in North Goa.

EC orders FIR against Kejriwal

29 Jan 2017

EC orders FIR against Kejriwal

The Election Commission ordered an FIR to be filed against Arvind Kejriwal for speaking about rival political parties and bribery during a Goa rally.

CEC announces poll dates

04 Jan 2017

CEC announces poll dates

The Election Commission announced dates for state elections; Goa - 4 Feb; Punjab - 4 Feb, Uttarakhand - 15 Feb.

SC bars parties from religious, caste-based campaigning

02 Jan 2017

SC bars parties from religious, caste-based campaigning

The Supreme Court has barred political parties from seeking votes on the basis of caste or religion.

Designate malpractices as specific crimes: CEC Nadim Zaidi

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.