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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.

PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC

21 May 2019

PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed a writ petition seeking 100 percent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls on May 23.

2019 elections: Polling agent arrested for influencing voters in Faridabad

13 May 2019

2019 elections: Polling agent arrested for influencing voters in Faridabad

In an incident which casts doubts on the fairness of elections, a man was arrested for trying to influence voters in Faridabad.

These mobile apps are must-haves for every Indian voter

25 Apr 2019

These mobile apps are must-haves for every Indian voter

As part of its "no voter to be left behind" mission, the Election Commission of India has launched a bunch of mobile apps to ensure a seamless voting experience.

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.

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.

Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

10 Apr 2018

Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

India is the largest democracy in the world where "voting" plays an important role in shaping the country's destiny.

NaMo TV: EC seeks report from I&B Ministry

04 Apr 2019

NaMo TV: EC seeks report from I&B Ministry

Taking cognizance of complaints filed by Opposition parties, the Election Commission has asked I&B Ministry for a report on NaMo TV, a channel which was launched on March 31 when Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for elections was in force.

Voter Helpline app by ECI: All you need to know

24 Mar 2019

Voter Helpline app by ECI: All you need to know

With the much-anticipated Lok Sabha elections less than a month away, it's time to gear up.

What is ECI's cVIGIL app and how to use it?

11 Mar 2019

What is ECI's cVIGIL app and how to use it?

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched cVIGIL mobile application that will "empower" citizens to report any violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

01 Nov 2018

Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

India is the largest democracy in the world where voting plays an important role in shaping the country's destiny.

#CobrapostInvestigation: 194 politicians faked their PAN card details to EC

05 Oct 2018

#CobrapostInvestigation: 194 politicians faked their PAN card details to EC

Investigative portal, Cobrapost, in its latest revelation, reported that as many as 194 Indian politicians, including 6 former Chief Ministers and 10 sitting Ministers, have faked their PAN details to the Election Commission.

SC dismisses plea seeking punishment of 2yrs for electoral offenses

27 Aug 2018

SC dismisses plea seeking punishment of 2yrs for electoral offenses

The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea that sought a minimum punishment of two years for electoral offenses, including bribery, false statement undue influence by candidates, and political parties.

SC seeks EC's response on duplicate-voters issue in MP, Rajasthan

23 Aug 2018

SC seeks EC's response on duplicate-voters issue in MP, Rajasthan

The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India on pleas of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Using VVPATs to detect tampered EVMs is a good idea?

28 Apr 2018

Using VVPATs to detect tampered EVMs is a good idea?

In the wake of rising complaints of tampered electronic voting machines (EVMs) hindering fair polling, the Election Commission of India (ECI) will use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in the 2019 elections.

SC dismisses PIL against pension, benefits to former MPs

16 Apr 2018

SC dismisses PIL against pension, benefits to former MPs

The Supreme Court has today dismissed a PIL challenging the perks, including pension and travel allowances, given to former Parliamentarians.

Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

09 Mar 2018

Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

India is the largest democracy in the world where "voting" plays an important role in shaping the country's destiny.

ADR report: 11 CMs face criminal cases; Chandrababu Naidu richest

13 Feb 2018

ADR report: 11 CMs face criminal cases; Chandrababu Naidu richest

As per a new Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report, about 35% CMs have criminal cases against them and a whopping 81% are crorepatis.

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.

Only two participants in EC's hackathon, AAP out of fray

27 May 2017

Only two participants in EC's hackathon, AAP out of fray

Only two parties, CPM and Sharad Pawar's NCP, have signed up for the June 3 hackathon, where they will try to demonstrate that EVMs can be tampered with.

AAP decries EC's conditions in EVM hackathon

21 May 2017

AAP decries EC's conditions in EVM hackathon

AAP has decried the conditions imposed by the Election Commission for the EVM hackathon. The party said they "request the EC to give an unconditional-access to EVMs to the political parties' nominated hackers to tamper with the EVMs."

EVM challenge to begin from 3 June

20 May 2017

EVM challenge to begin from 3 June

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced that the EVM hack-challenge will begin from 3 June.

500 trained stone-pelters to fight alongside Army in Kashmir

08 May 2017

500 trained stone-pelters to fight alongside Army in Kashmir

A saint in Kanpur said he has trained 500 stone-pelters to fight alongside the army in Kashmir. He said he has already trained 2,000 followers at Siddhnath Ghat in Kanpur recently and is sending the first batch to Kashmir.

If anyone can resolve Kashmir issue, it is Modi: Mehbooba

07 May 2017

If anyone can resolve Kashmir issue, it is Modi: Mehbooba

Talking about the long-standing Kashmir issue, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said that PM Narendra Modi was the only hope who could "take us out of this quagmire".

EC: Situation not feasible to hold Anantnag bypolls

02 May 2017

EC: Situation not feasible to hold Anantnag bypolls

According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir made it difficult to hold elections.

Violence must stop for talks on Kashmir: SC intervenes

29 Apr 2017

Violence must stop for talks on Kashmir: SC intervenes

In a rare move, the SC offered to facilitate talks between various stakeholders in Kashmir; however, it warned that talks can only come when violence stops.

PM Modi open to talks, but impossible amid violence: Mufti

25 Apr 2017

PM Modi open to talks, but impossible amid violence: Mufti

After talks with PM Narendra Modi, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said he was "amenable" to talks with stakeholders, but dialogue was impossible amid stone-pelting and bullets.

Kashmir: PDP leader killed, fresh protests in Srinagar

24 Apr 2017

Kashmir: PDP leader killed, fresh protests in Srinagar

Hours after PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti met PM Modi over the Kashmir crisis, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Gani Dar was shot by unidentified assailants in Pulwama. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital in Srinagar.

Parties liable to fulfill manifesto promises: Says, CJI

09 Apr 2017

Parties liable to fulfill manifesto promises: Says, CJI

Chief Justice of India, Jagdish Singh Khehar on Saturday slammed political parties for making promises in their election manifestos that don't reflect socio-economic realities, as well as perpetrate caste politics. He added that political parties be held accountable for not keeping their promises.

Delhi engineer developing hybrid plane in USA

06 Apr 2017

Delhi engineer developing hybrid plane in USA

A mechanical engineer from IIT-Delhi, Ashish Kumar, is currently developing hybrid airplanes in the United States of America and wants to sell the same in India for 1,100-km-long regional flights by early 2020s.

UP elections: 7th phase of polling underway

08 Mar 2017

UP elections: 7th phase of polling underway

The seventh and final phase of UP polls began across 40 seats in Uttar Pradesh, including PM Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi, on March 8.

6th phase of UP Assembly Elections begins

04 Mar 2017

6th phase of UP Assembly Elections begins

The sixth and penultimate phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh has commenced today for 49 assembly seats amid tight security arrangements.

5th phase of polling in UP starts on peaceful note

27 Feb 2017

5th phase of polling in UP starts on peaceful note

The fifth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh started today morning in 51 seats across 11 districts of the state, including Amethi, Basti, Faizabad, Gonda and Sultanpur.

EC: Don't bring religion into political campaigns

27 Feb 2017

EC: Don't bring religion into political campaigns

The election commission has issued a clarification to all political parties to abstain from using religious undertones during their election campaign speeches. It advised leaders to observe "self-imposed restraint" while campaigning.

UP polls: Phase IV polling underway, Amethi, Rae Bareli vote

23 Feb 2017

UP polls: Phase IV polling underway, Amethi, Rae Bareli vote

Voting got underway in the fourth phase of polling in UP. 1.84cr voters across 23 constituencies in Bundelkhand and Doab, including Congress strongholds of Rae Bareli and Amethi, will choose their leaders from 680 candidates.

UP elections Phase 3: Yadav belt goes to vote

19 Feb 2017

UP elections Phase 3: Yadav belt goes to vote

Central UP, known to be the Samajwadi Party stronghold will go to polls in the 3rd phase. The party will seek to create a repeat of the resounding victory it had in 2012.

Phase-2 polling underway in UP

15 Feb 2017

Phase-2 polling underway in UP

The second phase of polling is underway in Uttar Pradesh.

UP Polls: 63% voter turnout amidst SP, BSP clash

11 Feb 2017

UP Polls: 63% voter turnout amidst SP, BSP clash

After the polling for 73 of UP's seats began, supporters of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) clashed in Meerut.

Phase 1 of voting in UP assembly elections begins

11 Feb 2017

Phase 1 of voting in UP assembly elections begins

The first phase of voting in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections has started today with 73 out of the state's total 403 constituencies going to the polls.

EC-RBI tussle over withdrawal limits

30 Jan 2017

EC-RBI tussle over withdrawal limits

The Election Commission and the RBI are embroiled in a tussle over the EC's request to increase the withdrawal limits for candidates in the state elections.