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EC announces dates for Bihar polls, being held in pandemic

25 Sep 2020

EC announces dates for Bihar polls, being held in pandemic

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora declared the dates for Bihar elections, saying that polls are happening under the shadow of coronavirus.

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.

BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook

27 Aug 2020

BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spent most on advertisements on "social issues, elections, and politics" on Facebook India, followed by Congress, an Indian Express report said today.

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

22 Aug 2020

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

In Bihar Assembly polls, the first large-scale elections to be held after coronavirus pandemic, people displaying high temperature, a symptom of the highly-contagious disease, and quarantined patients, will be allowed to cast their votes, the broad guidelines issued by Election Commission on Friday said.

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

19 Aug 2020

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

Faced with an immense challenge to conduct polls, particularly Bihar Assembly elections, as coronavirus cases spike in the country, the Election Commission is finalizing the fine print while keeping social distancing norms in mind.

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

17 Aug 2020

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

Ahead of high-stake Bihar Assembly polls, the ruling JD(U) expelled State Industries Minister Shyam Rajak for "anti-party" activities, allowing him to return to his home party, RJD.

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

06 Aug 2020

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

On Wednesday, exactly one year after the contentious Article 370 was abrogated, GC Murmu, who took oath as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019, resigned, paving the path for the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.

BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

19 Jun 2020

BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

28 May 2020

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an advisory to help tackle a "probable locust attack."

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.

Explain why candidates with criminal-background were chosen: SC to parties

13 Feb 2020

Explain why candidates with criminal-background were chosen: SC to parties

Political parties must disclose details of criminal cases against their candidates on their websites and explain the reasons behind choosing them, the Supreme Court said on Thursday.

#DelhiElections: What's happening at seats where anti-CAA protests took place

11 Feb 2020

#DelhiElections: What's happening at seats where anti-CAA protests took place

The counting for Delhi Assembly Elections is underway and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took a lead in early trends. This is naturally upsetting for BJP.

Delhi recorded 62.59% voter turnout, says EC, dismissing delay allegations

09 Feb 2020

Delhi recorded 62.59% voter turnout, says EC, dismissing delay allegations

Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 62.59% during Saturday's polling for the Assembly elections, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.

Ballot over bullet: After inciting violence, Anurag Thakur softens stand

03 Feb 2020

Ballot over bullet: After inciting violence, Anurag Thakur softens stand

Not long ago, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that traitors of the country must be shot at, without listing out "who fits in the category".

'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

03 Feb 2020

'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State (Finance), met with resistance in the Lok Sabha today as he stood to speak about pressing matters affecting the country.

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

30 Jan 2020

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

In an explosive statement, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh on Thursday said the city's Shaheen Bagh locality will witness a "surgical strike" on February 11.

Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners

29 Jan 2020

Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners

Two leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Singh Verma, have been removed as star-campaigners on the order of Election Commission for giving controversial speeches.

Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant

28 Jan 2020

Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant

Union Minister Anurag Thakur behaved irresponsibly at an election rally when he openly called for shooting the "traitors" of the country.

Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls

26 Jan 2020

Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls

Delhi is set to go to polls on February 8, and electioneering has reached its peak.

OnePlus showcases Concept smartphone that has disappearing cameras

26 Jan 2020

OnePlus showcases Concept smartphone that has disappearing cameras

OnePlus has showcased a black color variant of the Concept One smartphone that made headlines at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 event for its disappearing rear camera.

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.

CES 2020: OnePlus unveils Concept One smartphone with 'disappearing' camera

08 Jan 2020

CES 2020: OnePlus unveils Concept One smartphone with 'disappearing' camera

At a press event at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES), OnePlus has unveiled its Concept One smartphone which debuts a disappearing rear camera.

Jharkhand elections: BJP loses another state, Hemant Soren emerges victorious

23 Dec 2019

Jharkhand elections: BJP loses another state, Hemant Soren emerges victorious

Today, BJP faced a humiliating defeat as the state of Jharkhand slipped through its hands.

Meet Hemant Soren, who could be Jharkhand's next CM

23 Dec 2019

Meet Hemant Soren, who could be Jharkhand's next CM

With every passing hour, things are getting clearer about Jharkhand elections.

Karnataka by-polls: BJP leading in 12 seats; Congress in 2

09 Dec 2019

Karnataka by-polls: BJP leading in 12 seats; Congress in 2

The counting of votes for the Karnataka by-polls commenced at 8 am on Monday and the results are expected post noon.

Bangladesh MP hired 8 lookalikes to give her BA exams

22 Oct 2019

Bangladesh MP hired 8 lookalikes to give her BA exams

While politicians in India straight-up lie about their educational qualifications, a lawmaker in Bangladesh chose a different route to attain a degree.

#CareerBytes: Preparing for GATE 2020? Here are some must-read books

07 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: Preparing for GATE 2020? Here are some must-read books

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

BHU students protest suspended professor's reinstatement after sexual misconduct

15 Sep 2019

BHU students protest suspended professor's reinstatement after sexual misconduct

Students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are protesting against the reinstatement of Professor Shail Kumar Choubey, who was suspended last year over allegations of sexual harassment.

#CareerBytes: Preparing for GATE 2020? Here are some must-read books

21 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Preparing for GATE 2020? Here are some must-read books

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Biomedical engineering paper to be introduced in GATE next year

07 Aug 2019

Biomedical engineering paper to be introduced in GATE next year

A new paper on biomedical engineering (BME) will be introduced in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) from next year.

NCP, CPI, Trinamool get EC's notice, could lose national-party status

19 Jul 2019

NCP, CPI, Trinamool get EC's notice, could lose national-party status

The Election Commission on Thursday sent show-cause notices to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Trinamool, and Communist Party of India (CPI) asking them to explain why their national party status shouldn't be revoked.

Rajya Sabha passes bill to extend President's rule in J&K

01 Jul 2019

Rajya Sabha passes bill to extend President's rule in J&K

Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a statutory resolution for the extension of President's rule in Jammu & Kashmir for six more months with effect from July 3.

EVM-VVPAT tally matched perfectly: EC on Lok Sabha results

26 May 2019

EVM-VVPAT tally matched perfectly: EC on Lok Sabha results

If there was something which was ridiculed throughout the election season, it was the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

Here's what All India Bakchod founders are up to now

24 May 2019

Here's what All India Bakchod founders are up to now

Seven months after the comedy collective went quiet amid a #MeToo storm, All India Bakchod has released a statement.

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

24 May 2019

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.

What are EVM strongrooms? All your questions answered

22 May 2019

What are EVM strongrooms? All your questions answered

The clock is ticking and by the end of Thursday, the country will know who will form the next government. The massive seven-phased elections for 543 Lok Sabha seats concluded on May 19.

No changes in vote counting process, EC rejects Opposition's plea

22 May 2019

No changes in vote counting process, EC rejects Opposition's plea

A day before counting for Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to begin, the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected the demand of 22 Opposition leaders.

Lok Sabha elections: Opposition parties spent night outside EVM strongrooms

22 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Opposition parties spent night outside EVM strongrooms

The counting for Lok Sabha elections will begin on Thursday, and Opposition parties don't want to leave anything to chance.

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.

BJP-backed NaMo TV goes off-air after Lok Sabha elections

21 May 2019

BJP-backed NaMo TV goes off-air after Lok Sabha elections

For the Lok Sabha elections, which ended on May 19, BJP went all out as far as campaigning was concerned. NaMo TV, which was backed by the party, also became a part of the high-pitched campaign.