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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.

Jharkhand: Polls to be held in five-phases, results on December-23

01 Nov 2019

Jharkhand: Polls to be held in five-phases, results on December-23

The state of Jharkhand will vote in five phases to choose its next Chief Minister, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced on Friday.

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.

President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

25 May 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

Two days after results of Lok Sabha elections were declared, President Ram Nath Kovind signed an order dissolving the 16th Lok Sabha on Saturday.

Why can't Rahul Dravid vote this time: Details here

16 Apr 2019

Why can't Rahul Dravid vote this time: Details here

In an ironical incident, former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid, who is Karnataka election body's ambassador, won't be able to cast his vote this time as his name was excluded from the list.

Ananth Hegde makes controversial remarks against Rahul, EC wants video-footage

14 Mar 2019

Ananth Hegde makes controversial remarks against Rahul, EC wants video-footage

The Election Commission has reportedly sought the video footage of the gathering which Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde attended last week where he made demeaning remarks against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Elections during Ramzan would be problematic: TMC-leader's statement sparks row

11 Mar 2019

Elections during Ramzan would be problematic: TMC-leader's statement sparks row

On Monday, Kolkata Mayor and TMC leader Firhad Hakim expressed displeasure at the general election dates announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, as it clashes with Ramzan.

Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

11 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

The much-anticipated general elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 12, and results will be announced on May 23.

#LokSabhaElections: Has Rahul Gandhi failed in making allies happy

11 Mar 2019

#LokSabhaElections: Has Rahul Gandhi failed in making allies happy

The political heat was set to maximum levels on Sunday after Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced the poll dates.

#Elections2019: All booths will have VVPATs, candidates' photos on EVMs

11 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: All booths will have VVPATs, candidates' photos on EVMs

For the first time, voters in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will find photos of candidates on the EVMs along with the party symbol to avoid any confusion, CEC Sunil Arora said on Sunday.

Lok Sabha elections: Results to be announced on May 23

10 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Results to be announced on May 23

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced the dates for Lok Sabha elections a short while ago in New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan.

Lok Sabha elections: Amit Shah to launch nationwide bike rally

02 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Amit Shah to launch nationwide bike rally

Ahead of the much-anticipated general elections to be held in April-May, BJP President Amit Shah will kick off the poll campaign on Saturday from Madhya Pradesh's Umaria district.

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.

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.

Modi asks data on employment-generated to silence opposition claims

22 May 2017

Modi asks data on employment-generated to silence opposition claims

In a move to counter criticism from the opposition, the NDA government has asked all the ministries and departments to collate data on the amount of employment, both direct and indirect, it has generated via central schemes during three years of its regime.