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Election regulatory body of India

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Election Commission of India: Election regulatory body of India
The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, state Legislative Assemblies, state legislative Councils, and the offices of the President and Vice President of the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act. The commission has the powers under the Constitution, to act in an appropriate manner when the enacted laws make insufficient provisions to deal with a given situation in the conduct of an election. Being a constitutional authority, Election Commission is amongst the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom, along with the country’s higher judiciary, the Union Public Service Commission and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.


Canadian model held for manhandling Election Commission officer in Andheri

The accused woman, identified as Sheena Lakhani, also damaged the camera of the squad after which the matter reached the Amboli police, who arrested her
DNA - Published

Watch: Ahead of Madhya Pradesh bypoll, BJP leader says Congress candidate 'represents Pakistan'

In reaction, Madhya Pradesh Congress has written to the Election Commission alleging a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
DNA - Published

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Afghanistan's delayed election results raising concerns [Video]Afghanistan's delayed election results raising concerns

Afghanistan’s Election Commission is struggling to meet its own deadline to announce preliminary results of last month's presidential poll.

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EC functioning like an 'agent of BJP', says Karnataka Congress chief

The Congress in Karnataka on Friday said the Election Commission was functioning like an "agent of BJP" and termed its move to defer bypolls to 15 assembly segments in the State till the Supreme Court..
IndiaTimes - Published

Election Commission announces Rajya Sabha bypolls for 2 seats

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday announced that bye-polls for two Rajya Sabha seats, one each from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, will be conducted on October 16.
IndiaTimes - Published

Gujarat: After announcing 4 bypolls on Saturday, EC declares two more

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday announced byelections to two more legislative assembly seats in Gujarat, a day after it released schedule for four bypolls in the state out of the total..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra, Haryana assembly polls on October 21

Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. Counting of votes in both the states will be held on October 24, Chief Election..
IndiaTimes - Published

EC announces Assembly bypolls on four seats

The Election Commission announced byelections to one assembly seat each in Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Chhattisgarh and Kerala. The bypolls for Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Pala (Kerala), Badharghat (Tripura)..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats in UP, Rajasthan on Aug 26

The Election Commission on Thursday said it will hold bypolls to one Rajya Sabha seat each in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on August 26.
DNA - Published

Have no expectations from HC, SC, EC on EVM issue: Raj Thackeray

Gathering support against EVMs, Raj Thackeray meets Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.
DNA - Published

Controversial Dholka election: IAS Vinita Bohra gets relief from Election Commission

The EC's direction to Rajasthan chief secretary came after the representations made by Bohra on May 9 and 28 clarifying that she had committed no mistake in her role as an observer.
DNA - Published

Allahabad HC issues notice to PM Modi on plea challenging his election to Lok Sabha

The petition was filed by Tej Bahadur, ex-BSF jawan and SP candidate, whose nomination to contest from Varanasi was rejected by the Election Commission. Yadav alleged that his nomination papers were..
IndiaTimes - Published

EC issues notices; NCP, TMC & CPI may lose ‘national party’ tag

The Election Commission issued notices to Trinamool Congress, Communist Party of India and Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday asking why their recognition as national party should not be withdrawn..
IndiaTimes - Published

CPI, NCP, TMC face prospect of losing national party status following Lok Sabha poll results

EC will be sending show cause notice asking them as to why their national party status should not be revoked
DNA - Published

Vellore Lok Sabha election to be held on August 5

Election to Vellore Lok Sabha constituency, which was rescinded following seizure of cash from the premises of a DMK functionary, would be held on August 5, the Election Commission of India (ECI)..
IndiaTimes - Published

Direct cash transfer schemes, freebies on eve of polls comes under SC scanner

Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre and the Election Commission on a petition seeking a ban on direct cash transfer schemes and announcement of freebies ahead of and during the election..
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt moves in Rajya Sabha resolution to extend President rule in J&K for 6 months

The Centre had to extend the President's rule for 6 months in J&K as the Election Commission intends to hold assembly polls there towards the end of the year, home minister Amit Shah told Rajya Sabha..
IndiaTimes - Published

J&K assembly elections will be held as soon as EC gives schedule: Amit Shah

Amit Shah asserted that assembly elections in the state will be held in a democratic, free and fair manner as soon as the Election Commission announces the dates.
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EC announces Rajya Sabha polls dates for six seats in Tamil Nadu

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IAS officer Vinita Bohra moves Gujarat High Court to drop name from poll case

Bohra, the general observer, and returning officer Dhaval Jani were made respondents in the case by the High Court, after it found 'glaring violations' of the Election Commission's guidelines in the..
DNA - Published

Supreme Court sends notice to EC on Congress’ Gujarat Rajya Sabha bypolls petition

IndiaTimes - Published

Election Commission notice to Sunny Deol for breaching poll expense limit

The Election Commission has issued a notice to actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol for crossing the poll expenditure limit in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. Gurdaspur deputy commissioner Vipul..
IndiaTimes - Published

'One nation, one election' not feasible now: EC sources

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting of various parties to discuss 'one nation, one election', or simultaneous parliamentary and assembly polls, Election Commission sources..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC seeks EC's response on Gujarat Congress plea against its decision to hold separate bypolls for 2 Rajya Sabha seats

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Election Commission by June 24 on a plea of the Gujarat Congress, challenging the poll panel's decision to hold separate bypolls to two Rajya..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court to hear today Congress plea on Rajya Sabha bypolls in Gujarat at one go

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear Gujarat Congress' plea challenging the Election Commission's decision to hold separate bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state. The opposition party..
IndiaTimes - Published

EC announces bypolls to six Rajya Sabha seats

The Election Commission on Saturday announced bypolls to six Rajya Sabha seats on July 5, including the one vacated by BJP chief Amit Shah following his election to the Lok Sabha. Notifications will be..
IndiaTimes - Published

Election Commission declines to share details on violations of model code of conduct by PM, other politicians

In a reply to an RTI query, the Election Commission declined to provide a copy of file noting of dissent notes given by one of the two commissioners while deciding on the cases of violations of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Dissent view in model code violation cases can't be part of order: Election Commission

On May 21, the Election Commission had rejected with a majority vote Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's demand that dissent notes should be recorded in its orders on model code violations.
DNA - Published

Election Commission recognized JD(U) as 'State Party' in Arunachal Pradesh

Election Commission (EC) on Friday granted recognition to 'Janata Dal (United)' as a recognized State Party in Arunachal Pradesh also and its symbol 'Arrow' has been allotted as the reserved symbol for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Prakash Ambedkar alleges mismatch in number of votes cast and counted

Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader Prakash Ambedkar on Friday alleged that there was a discrepancy in the number of votes polled and the votes counted in over 300 Lok Sabha constituencies, and sought..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata Banerjee seeks SC-like collegium to appoint election commissioners

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday demanded a collegium be set up on the lines of Supreme Court to appoint election commissioners. Hitting out at the Election Commission for what she..
IndiaTimes - Published

EC may revisit penal provision on test vote: CEC Sunil Arora

The Election Commission may "revisit" a rule that provides for prosecution of an elector if a complaint of EVM and VVPAT machine malfunction turns out to be false, CEC Sunil Arora said. "Now that the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir to be held later this year, says Election Commission

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday said that the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be considered to be held later this year. "After taking inputs from all the necessary quarters and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: EC asks CEOs to share experience to improve system

The Election Commission Monday asked its 36 state chief electoral officers to share their experiences about the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls to enable the panel improve the electoral process.
DNA - Published

Election Commission terms reports of 'ghost voters' in recent polls incorrect

The Election Commission described the reports about "ghost voters" in Lok Sabha polls as incorrect, saying the claims were based on provisional turnout data uploaded on its website. "The provisional..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amidst concerns over vote mismatch, ECI says its data tentative

Amidst concerns over vote count mismatch in the Lok Sabha elections, Election Commission (EC) on Saturday said that the voter turnout data is tentative and not final.
DNA - Published

Four senior IPS officers posted by ECI sent on 'compulsory' waiting by Mamata govt

West Bengal witnesses biggest IAS/IPS reshuffle.
DNA - Published

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reinstates Rajeev Kumar and 10 other IPS officers transferred by EC

Kumar was embroiled into a controversy in the Saradha chit fund scam.
DNA - Published

WB government reinstates 11 IPS officers transferred by EC

IndiaTimes - Published

Election Commission lifts model code of conduct

The model code of conduct, which came into force on March 10 when the Lok Sabha election was announced, ceased to be in existence, the Election Commission said on Sunday. The poll panel uses the model..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP sees wider victory margins on 24 Gujarat LS seats than in 2014

The victory margins of all but two candidates of the BJP increased significantly in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls when compared to the 2014 polls, as per data provided on the Election Commission website.
DNA - Published

YSR Congress all set for overwhelming win in AP assembly elections

The YSR Congress is set to wrest power in Andhra Pradesh with the party on course to secure a landslide win, leaving the ruling TDP way behind in the assembly elections. The Y S Jaganmohan Reddy-led..
IndiaTimes - Published

India's PM Modi set to sweep to general election victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is set for a historic victory as India began counting on Thursday hundreds of millions of votes from its general election, according to data from the Election..
Reuters - Published

Himachal Pradesh Lok Sabha Results 2019: BJP set to win all four seats in HP

The ruling BJP is surging ahead in all four Lok Sabha seats of HimachalPradesh, with its candidates securing unassailable leads, according to latest Election Commission trends. In Mandi, the sitting..
IndiaTimes - Published

India's Modi takes early lead as counting of 600 million votes begins

India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party taking an early lead, TV channels and India's..
Reuters - Published

LS Poll counting: Fate of 8,040 candidates to be decided today

The fate of as many as 8,040 candidates will be decided on Thursday when the counting of votes polled for the 17th Lok Sabha elections is done. Around 90 crore voters were eligible to vote in this Lok..
DNA - Published

US says it is confident about fairness, integrity of Indian elections

Unlike other countries, the US does not send its election observers to India because of the strong independent credentials of the Election Commission of India.
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Narendra Modi the favorite as vote counting begins in Lok Sabha elections

The Election Commission of India will start counting at 8:00am local time after a six-week-long process that began on April 11. Because India deploys electronic voting machines, counting should be..
IndiaTimes - Published

EC launches special app for voters to track election results

Trends and results will be available on the ECI website as well as on the Voter Helpline App available on both Android and iOS," said the Election Commission.
DNA - Published

Election Commission decision on VVPAT slips "dark day for Indian democracy": TDP

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EC wants to set new precedent of 'dark secrets', 'secluded chambers': Congress

"A Constitutional travesty! ECI wants to set a new precedent of 'dark secrets' & 'secluded chambers' in doing its constitutional duties. If CEC can't play fair in its functioning, can it play fair in..
IndiaTimes - Published

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