Election Commission of India

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What is PFI and why does UP want it banned?

02 Jan 2020

What is PFI and why does UP want it banned?

The Uttar Pradesh Police has sought to ban the organization, the Popular Front of India (PFI), suspecting its complicity in the violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the state, which have claimed 19 lives.

Assembly polls: Poor voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana

21 Oct 2019

Assembly polls: Poor voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana

In Maharashtra and Haryana, voting for Assembly polls is underway, but the turnout has been extremely poor.

#Verdict2019: PM Modi gives first speech after BJP's historic win

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: PM Modi gives first speech after BJP's historic win

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is headed for a landslide victory in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, PM Narendra Modi has given his first speech since being voted back to power.

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.

Top EC officer opts out of meetings over PM's clean-chits

18 May 2019

Top EC officer opts out of meetings over PM's clean-chits

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has recused himself from all meetings of the Election Commission (EC) to discuss Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations over his "minority decisions going unrecorded," reported NDTV.

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

18 May 2019

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

The Election Commission (EC) declared it has seized a whopping Rs. 3,439cr across India this polling season.

'Modi Code of Misconduct': Opposition on EC's WB campaign ban

16 May 2019

'Modi Code of Misconduct': Opposition on EC's WB campaign ban

After the Election Commission (EC) cut short the campaigning period for the last phase of elections in West Bengal, opposition parties have come together to support CM Mamata Banerjee.

West Bengal: EC cuts short campaign period after #AmitShahRoadshow violence

16 May 2019

West Bengal: EC cuts short campaign period after #AmitShahRoadshow violence

In an unprecedented move, the Election Commission (EC) has cut short the campaigning time for the last phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal by a day.

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.

#Elections2019: Name missing in voter-list? Here's how to cast vote

22 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: Name missing in voter-list? Here's how to cast vote

In order to cast vote, a voter must ensure that their name is in the voter list. The Election Commission says one is entitled to vote only if their name is in the electoral roll.

Karnataka: Cash worth Rs. 2.3 crore found inside spare tire

21 Apr 2019

Karnataka: Cash worth Rs. 2.3 crore found inside spare tire

The Income Tax Department on Saturday seized cash worth Rs. 2.3 crore in Karnataka from a car, which was transporting the cash to Shivamogga and Bhadravathi from Bengaluru.

#Elections2019: What is NOTA? Here's all you need to know

20 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: What is NOTA? Here's all you need to know

India is the world's largest democracy where voting is crucial in shaping the country's destiny.

Polling in Tamil Nadu's Vellore canceled, confirms Election Commission

17 Apr 2019

Polling in Tamil Nadu's Vellore canceled, confirms Election Commission

The Election Commission said on Tuesday that Lok Sabha polling in Tamil Nadu's Vellore has been canceled after Rs. 11.5 crore cash was seized from a warehouse, allegedly belonging to a DMK leader's aide.

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.

PM Modi seeks votes for #PulwamaMartyrs, #BalakotAirstrikes; Opposition moves EC

10 Apr 2019

PM Modi seeks votes for #PulwamaMartyrs, #BalakotAirstrikes; Opposition moves EC

PM Narendra Modi urged first-time voters to "dedicate" their vote to the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the Pulwama attack and those soldiers who conducted the Balakot airstrikes. He was addressing a rally at Maharashtra's Latur on Tuesday.

#Elections2019: What is NOTA? Here's all you need to know

10 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: What is NOTA? Here's all you need to know

India is the world's largest democracy where voting is crucial in shaping the country's destiny.

Elections 2019: 10 candidates of Odisha's poverty-stricken areas are crorepatis

08 Apr 2019

Elections 2019: 10 candidates of Odisha's poverty-stricken areas are crorepatis

Voters in four Lok Sabha constituencies, namely Koraput, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, and Berhampur, of Odisha will cast their votes on April 11. Barring Berhampur, the other three constituencies are infamous for poverty.

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).

After tickets, Railways withdraws 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' tea cups

30 Mar 2019

After tickets, Railways withdraws 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' tea cups

After about a week of discontinuing tickets with PM Narendra Modi's picture, Indian Railways has withdrawn their tea cups printed with BJP's campaign line, 'Mai Bhi Chowkidar' (I am also a watchman).

After Air India, GoAir discontinues boarding passes with PM's picture

26 Mar 2019

After Air India, GoAir discontinues boarding passes with PM's picture

After Air India, GoAir has decided to discontinue their boarding passes featuring the pictures of PM Narendra Modi and Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani.

#Elections2019: Rs. 540cr suspect cash, liquor, freebies seized across country

26 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: Rs. 540cr suspect cash, liquor, freebies seized across country

Suspect cash, illegal liquor and drugs worth about Rs. 540 crore have been seized across the country since parliamentary election schedule was announced by the Election Commission a fortnight ago, official data showed today.

#Elections2019: Everything to know about Model Code of Conduct (MCC)

25 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: Everything to know about Model Code of Conduct (MCC)

This year, India, the world's largest democracy, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha. The General Election will be held from 11 April-19 May.

Air India withdraws boarding passes with PM Modi's picture

25 Mar 2019

Air India withdraws boarding passes with PM Modi's picture

Air India has decided to withdraw the boarding passes featuring the pictures of PM Narendra Modi and Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani, after former Punjab DGP Shashi Kant's tweet sparked a controversy.

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.

"Congress" dropped from Mamata Banerjee's party logo, it's "Trinamool" now

23 Mar 2019

"Congress" dropped from Mamata Banerjee's party logo, it's "Trinamool" now

Mamata Banerjee's party will be known as Trinamool, henceforth, after the party dropped "Congress" from its logo.

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

21 Mar 2019

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months to go, 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.

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.

Voter ID: How to track your application status online

06 Mar 2019

Voter ID: How to track your application status online

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

#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.

How to transfer your Voter-ID from one state to another

02 Mar 2019

How to transfer your Voter-ID from one state to another

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

Error in your Voter-ID card? Here's how to rectify it

28 Feb 2019

Error in your Voter-ID card? Here's how to rectify it

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

Lost your Voter-ID card? Here's how to get a duplicate

26 Feb 2019

Lost your Voter-ID card? Here's how to get a duplicate

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

23 Feb 2019

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months to go, it's time to gear up.

Here's how you can apply for a Voter ID online

08 Feb 2019

Here's how you can apply for a Voter ID online

With the Lok Sabha elections just three months away, it's time to gear up.

Here's how you can apply for a Voter ID online

02 Feb 2019

Here's how you can apply for a Voter ID online

With the Lok Sabha elections just three months away, it's time to gear up.

EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims

21 Jan 2019

EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims

The Election Commission of India today maintained that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in India are foolproof and cannot be tampered with.

In MP, Congress workers guard EVM-strongroom fearing tampering by BJP

10 Dec 2018

In MP, Congress workers guard EVM-strongroom fearing tampering by BJP

Ahead of the crucial results of elections in five states, Congress workers in Madhya Pradesh have taken it upon themselves to guard EVM strongroom in Vidisha.

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.

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.