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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

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.

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

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).

#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.

CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra appointed as new chief election commissioner

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.

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.

Pakistan presidential election tomorrow; PTI candidate likely to win

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.

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

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.

Om Prakash Rawat to be new Chief Election Commissioner

21 Jan 2018

Om Prakash Rawat to be new Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commission announces Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura poll dates

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.

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.

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

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.

Kejriwal asked to reimburse Rs. 97cr to Delhi Government

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.

Faulty EVMs: Madhya Pradesh Government removes top officials in Bhind

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.

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.

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.

ABVP wins DU, Left takes JNU

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.

Student union elections in Delhi University and JNU

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.