Those under preventive detention have right to vote: EC

People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "no ground" for any grievance due to non-compliance of the directive.

Moderate turnout in bypolls to Tamil Nadu civic bodies

The bypolls to various urban and rural local bodies, including the corporations of Coimbatore and Tuticorin, in Tamil Nadu witnessed a moderate turnout on Thursday.

Maharashtra, Haryana polls: EC asks media to avoid reports promoting enmity

Ahead of assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, the Election Commission has reminded the media of Press Council of India guidelines to avoid reports which promote feelings of enmity.

74.5 lakh Haryana women eligible to vote

Nearly 74.5 lakh women voters will be eligible to cast their vote in the October 15 assembly elections in Haryana, election department officials said here Monday.

Model Code of Conduct comes into force in Haryana

With the announcement of schedule for Assembly elections in Haryana, the Model Code of Conduct has come into force with immediate effect, Chief Electoral Officer Srikant Walgad said on Friday.

Hate speech: EC yet to decide on taking action

The Election Commission is yet to take a considered view on the issue of taking action against political parties whose leaders make hate speeches during election campaign.

VVPAT system to be used for first time in Haryana polls

For the first time in Haryana, Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system, wherein a voter will be able to see a printout of the symbol of the candidate whom he has voted, would be used in the October 15 Haryana Assembly polls.

J&K Assembly polls: EC watching situation very closely

 The Election Commission is watching "very closely" the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is hit by worst-ever floods, and decision on conducting assembly polls will be taken after things come to some shape there, poll panel chief V S Sampath said today.

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CBI can't be as autonomous or independent as CAG: Vinod Rai

Raising concerns over CBI being under the "direct control" of the Prime Minister, former top auditor Vinod Rai has said that "a police dominated" agency can't enjoy autonomy or independence available to the CAG or the Election Commission.

Rajasthan: Electioneering ends for bypoll to 4 assembly seats

 Electioneering for the September 13 bypoll to four assembly constituencies - Weir, Kota-South, Nasirabad and Surajgarh - in Rajasthan ended on a peaceful note today.

BJP MP Yogi Adityanath replies to EC's notice; says UP adminstration working under state govt

Under Election Commission's scanner for his controversial inflammatory remarks, the BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that he has sent his reply to the notice severed to him.

Parking charges of chopper to be maintained: Haryana CEO

Accounting of parking charges of choppers during electioneering would be maintained in the ensuing Assembly Elections in Haryana, an EC official said on Wednesday.

BJP declares 43 candidates for Haryana Assembly polls

BJP Tuesday night released the first list of 43 candidates for coming Assembly Elections in Haryana, nearly half the total number of 90 seats, giving ticket to the wife of veteran Congress leader Birender Singh who recently quit Congress and joined the saffron party.

BJP writes to EC for booth-wise deployment of central forces

BJP on Monday asked the Election Commission to decide details of booth-wise deployment of the central forces for the free and fair byelections saying that leaving it to the state government would defeat the purpose.

Assembly elections schedule for four states to be announced today?
Assembly elections schedule for four states to be announced today?

The Election Commission is likely to announce the schedule for the upcoming assembly elections on Tuesday, sources said.

Make stand clear on scrapping booth-wise counting of votes: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Centre for not taking decision on Election Commission's request to do away with counting of votes on a booth-wise basis and asked it to make its stand clear within four weeks.

BJP approaches EC over Bengal law, order

Alleging that West Bengal's law and order machinery had been hijacked by criminals under the patronage of the ruling Trinamool Congress, the BJP Monday approached the Election Commission seeking adequate security measures for the Sep 13 bypoll in two assembly seats.

EC will decide on Assembly polls in flood-hit J&K: Rajnath Singh

The government on Monday said any decision with regard to holding Assembly polls in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir will be taken by the Election Commission (EC) as it is the ultimate authority in that regard.

TMC lodges complaint with EC against Amit Shah

The Trinamool Congress on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission accusing BJP President Amit Shah of flouting the election Model Code of Conduct by staying at a government guest house during his campaign for the Assembly bye-elections in West Bengal.