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

05 Mar 2020

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.

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

25 Aug 2019

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.

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

21 May 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

27 Nov 2018

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.

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

06 Nov 2018

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

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.

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

02 Sep 2018

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

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

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.

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

18 Feb 2018

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.

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

13 Apr 2017

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.

EC defers Anantnag by-elections to 25th May

11 Apr 2017

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

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.