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Election Commission files affidavit in SC, seeks power to deregister political parties

The Election Commission on Saturday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and sought powers to deregister political parties.  

Feb 10, 2018, 20:54 PM IST

Achal Kumar Joti - All you need to know about the next Chief Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Joti is a 1975-batch Indian Administrative Service officer.

Jul 04, 2017, 17:26 PM IST

AAP calls EC's EVM challenge 'farce', begins registration for its hackathon

Terming the Election Commission`s EVM challenge a "farce", the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday opened registration for its parallel challenge and invited people to hack the voting machines under the poll panel`s guidelines.

Jun 03, 2017, 16:00 PM IST

EC may cancel bypoll to R K Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu

The Election Commission is likely to cancel the bypoll to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu following reports that money was used to influence voters.

Apr 09, 2017, 23:32 PM IST

Delhi poll panel opposes Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India's symbol plea

Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India's plea for a common symbol to contest the upcoming MCD polls was today opposed in the Delhi High Court by the Delhi State Election Commission.

Mar 20, 2017, 20:08 PM IST

BJP approaches poll panel against Bengal's TMC government

The BJP on Tuesday approached the Election Commission against what it called the "reprehensible and unethical acts of the West Bengal government of the Trinamool Congress".

Mar 30, 2016, 00:31 AM IST

Poll panel to use IT applications in coming Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal

Other applications include Matdaan for poll day monitoring at polling station, ELECOM for releasing election news or press release, e-counting, for viewing counting trends and result, SMS Poll Monitoring System, for collection of various types of information through SMS from presiding officer and sector officer.

Mar 19, 2016, 18:45 PM IST

Assam Assembly Elections 2016: Poll panel withdraws expenditure observer, orders action

The Election Commission on Friday withdrew the expenditure observer, who raided the house of Assam Agriculture Minister Rockybul Hussain, and ordered suitable action against him.

Mar 19, 2016, 00:02 AM IST

West Bengal Assembly elections: Poll panel in Kolkata on March 14 to review preparedness

 All three members of the Election Commission of India will arrive here on March 14 to review West Bengal's preparedness for the assembly elections that begin on April 4.

Mar 10, 2016, 20:44 PM IST

SC agrees to hear PIL on appointment of CEC, ECs to poll panel

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea seeking a direction to the Centre to constitute a "neutral and independent selection committee" to recommend names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners.

Jul 06, 2015, 23:11 PM IST

Poll panel slaps notice on Trinamool MP

The Election Commission Monday slapped a show-cause notice on Trinamool Congress MP and Bengali film actress Satabdi Roy for her remarks at a party rally in West Bengal`s Birbhum district.

Apr 28, 2014, 17:17 PM IST

Make `Bhootnath Returns` tax free, poll panel urged

Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Bhootnath Returns” -- a movie that emphasises the importance of voting -- should be made tax free so that its message reaches a wider audience, the Election Commission has been urged.

Apr 22, 2014, 17:21 PM IST

Maha poll panel to test `voting day result` plan

The State Election Commission will tomorrow launch a pilot project to declare result on the same day of voting.

Jul 06, 2013, 16:31 PM IST

Voter ID to be valid as address proof: Poll panel

The Elector`s Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) will be treated as residential proof of a citizen in India, an Election Commission official said on Tuesday.

Jun 11, 2013, 17:57 PM IST

Poll panel, UNDP ink MoU for cooperation in poll management

The Election Commission of India and the United Nations Development Programme inked an MoU for cooperation in election management.

Oct 11, 2012, 23:17 PM IST

Will oppose any move to weaken poll panel: BJP

Charging the Cong with being a party of serial offenders of the EC`s model code of conduct, the BJP said it will oppose any move to weaken the poll panel.

Feb 21, 2012, 17:20 PM IST

‘Poll panel has last word on code violation’

Former solicitor general Harish Salve said that EC has the last word on the violation of model code of conduct and those who disagree can move court.

Feb 12, 2012, 16:28 PM IST

Poll panel for voters` right to reject candidates

The Election Commission said it had already proposed to the govt to introduce `none of the above` buttons on EVMs.

Nov 01, 2011, 20:21 PM IST

Poll panel receives complaints against Pranab`s son, Mamata

BJP lodged a complaint with West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer accusing union FM Pranab Mukherjee`s son of taking undue advantage from the SAIL by taking voluntary retirement instead of resigning his post to join the Cong.

Mar 14, 2011, 22:32 PM IST

Poll panel to keep hawk eye on all cash transactions

Withdrawing more than Rs 1 lakh from any bank after the notification of assembly poll dates by the EC will be looked at suspiciously and all kinds of expenditure from that amount will be monitored.

Feb 14, 2011, 22:45 PM IST