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Election Commission of India: Election regulatory body of India
The Election Commission of India (ECI) is a constitutional body. It was established by the Constitution of India to conduct and regulate elections in the country. Article 324 of the Constitution provides that the power of superintendence, direction, and control of elections to parliament, state legislatures, the office of the president of India, and the office of vice-president of India shall be vested in the election commission. Thus, the Election Commission is an all-India body in the sense that it is common to both the Central government and the state governments.

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'Decision was...': Sharad Pawar reacts to losing party name, symbol to NCP's Ajit Pawar

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SBI to stop issuing electoral bonds 'immediately': Key highlights of Supreme Court's observations

The SC on Thursday directed the SBI to stop issuing electoral bonds and submit the details of all donations made under the scheme to the Election Commission of India by March 6.
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2024 Lok Sabha polls: 96 crore citizens, including 47 crore women, eligible to cast vote

More than 96 crore people, with 47 crore being women, have the eligibility to participate in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The election infrastructure is preparing to establish over 1.2 million..
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Election commission blocks government tender for surveillance equipment, citing invasion of citizens' privacy

The government-run NICSI cancelled a tender for the procurement and deployment of surveillance equipment, including drones and facial recognition technologies, after objections from the Election..
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Lok Sabha polls: ECI organises 2-day conference with Chief Electoral Officers of States, UTs

The Election Commission of India began a two-day Conference with the Chief Electoral Officers of all States and Union Territories to review preparedness for the Lok Sabha elections. The conference is..
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Election Commission team to embark on two-day visit to poll-bound Andhra Pradesh from January 9

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Why a healthy democracy needs getting electoral literacy

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HC leaves it to EC to decide on Rahul's pickpocket jibe

The Delhi high court instructed the Election Commission (EC) to decide on the notice issued to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his "pickpocket" jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home..
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Bill to appoint Chief Election Commissioner, top ECI officials gets nod from Lok Sabha

Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal stated that the 1991 Act on the service conditions of top poll officers was a rushed effort and that the current Bill addresses the provisions that the earlier..
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EC asks parties not to use derogatory words for persons with disability

The Election Commission of India urges politicians to refrain from using derogatory language towards persons with disabilities in public speeches. In an advisory, it emphasizes the importance of..
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Anjani sorry, EC revokes his suspension with no poll work rider

The Election Commission of India revoked the suspension of former DGP Anjani Kumar, who had saluted CM-designate A Revanth Reddy during the assembly election counting process. Kumar acknowledged his..
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Bombay high court trashes EC’s explanation on not holding Pune bypoll

The Bombay High Court criticized the Election Commission of India's decision to not hold a by-election for the Pune Lok Sabha constituency. The court questioned the Commission's reasoning that it was..
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EC lifts model code of conduct from five states with immediate effect

The Election Commission of India lifted the model code of conduct as the assembly elections in five states concluded. The Congress swept Telangana, while the Bharatiya Janata Party won in Rajasthan,..
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Mizoram Health Minister R Lalthangliana loses to ZPM's Jeje Lalpekhlua in South Tuipui seat: EC

Mizoram Health Minister and MNF candidate R Lalthangliana lost to ZPM's Jeje Lalpekhlua in the South Tuipui seat, according to the Election Commission. Zoram People's Movement nominee Jeje Lalpekhlua..
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Mizoram: ZPM set to form government in state, CM aspirant Lalduhoma to meet Governor on Tuesday

Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) is set to form the government in Mizoram as per the Election Commission trends. ZPM is leading in 26 out of 40 seats, with 7 wins so far. The incumbent party, Mizo..
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Champhai North assembly election results 2023: ZPM candidate H. Ginzalala is leading against MNF’s Dr. Zr Thiamsanga and INC’s K. Lalnunmawia

H. Ginzalala is currently in the lead for the Champhai North seat in Mizoram district, facing competition from Dr. Zr Thiamsanga and K. Lalnunmawia. H. Ginzalala has secured 6,939 votes, Dr. Zr..
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Mizoram Assembly election results 2023: ZPM crosses halfway mark, leads on 22 seats, says ECI trends

The Indian National Congress (INC) is leading in one seat and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in two seats.
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Mamit constituency assembly election results 2023: Can MNF's Lalzirliana defeat ZPM's Zorempula and Congress's Lalthanzama

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Aizawl East - I assembly election results 2023: INC’s Lalsanglura Ralte vs MNF’s Zoramthanga vs Lalthansanga from ZPM, results out shortly

The Election Commission of India is set to commence the vote counting process in Aizawl East I at 8 AM. This constituency carries notable importance as it played a role in the Mizoram Assembly Election..
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Bouquet leads to suspension of Telangana DGP

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Telangana Assembly Elections Results 2023: Congress' 'hand' cements its position, win 65 seats

As per the trends from the ECI, the Congress crossed the majority mark, leading on 65 seats in 119-member Telangana Assembly.
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'People of Telangana have given an answer to KCR, KTR': Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar criticizes Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao and BRS leader K. T. Rama Rao for their performance in the Telangana elections. The Congress party has..
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'Too early to say who is winning...' Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav on trends of assembly elections

Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav said it is too early to determine the winners of the elections according to the trends of the Election Commission of India. BJP is leading in Madhya Pradesh and..
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Rajasthan polls: Chief electoral officer says final results expected by 1.30 pm

Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta on Sunday said that 12 to 17 rounds of counting of votes have been completed and the final result is expected to be declared by 1.30 pm. As per the..
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Telangana election results: Congress workers celebrate as latest trends show lead on 51 seats, BRS 29, BJP in 6

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Rajasthan election results: BJP ahead of Congress in latest trends

The BJP is ahead of the Congress in Rajasthan. According to the latest trends from counting in the state, the saffron party is leading in over 100 seats out of the 200 assembly seats in the state. The..
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Early trends show Congress leading on 15 seats while BRS on 9 in Telangana

As the counting begins for 119 assembly seats in Telangana, initial trends as published by the Election Commission show Congress leading on 15 seats while the BRS is leading on 9 seats. According to..
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Congress govt in Karnataka giving advertisements in Telangana to influence assembly polls: BJP

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Poll Code Violation: EC withdraws Telangana government's permission to give financial aid to farmers under Rythu Bandhu

In a stern message, the Election Commission on Monday withdrew permission given to the Telangana government for disbursements of financial aid to farmers for rabi crops under the Rythu Bandhu Scheme.
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Election Commission issues advisory to Telangana chief minister, asks him to follow model code in 'letter and spirit'

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'Below the belt': Amit Shah on Rahul Gandhi's 'panauti' jibe at PM Modi

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Election Commission notices to Congress, BRS for cusswords

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'Why did not send a notice to PM?': Congress's Manish Tewari on EC notice to Rahul Gandhi

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Election Commission notice to Rahul for PM Modi jibes

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Rahul Gandhi gets Election Commission notice for 'panauti', 'pickpocket' remarks targeting PM Modi


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Most documents submitted by Ajit group bogus, argues Sharad Pawar faction before ECI

The Sharad Pawar faction of the NCP has accused the Ajit Pawar faction of submitting false documents to the Election Commission of India during a hearing on the dispute over the party name and symbol...
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ECI reports seven-fold rise in seized election freebies compared to 2018

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Give poll bond donor info by tomorrow, Election Commission tells political parties

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Election Commission can't gag ED as sought by Congress, say legal experts

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Election Commission advises states to ensure inducement-free and safe polls

The Election Commission of India has advised state police officials in seven states and Union Territories on ensuring inducement-free and safe elections. The advice was given at a regional conference..
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Mizoram records 32.68 per cent voter turnout till 11 am

Mizoram recorded 32.68 pc voter turnout at 11 am after voting kicked off in the Northeastern state from 7 am, the Election Commission of India stated. The voter turnout in Mizoram was recorded at 12.80..
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Mahadev Betting App case: 'ED is BJP, BJP is ED,' says Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has criticized the Election Commission for not taking note of the press release issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to defame someone. Baghel also..
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ED 'distributing' money during elections: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of transporting money for distribution during the assembly polls. He called on the Election Commission of India to..
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100 nominations filed for Telangana assembly polls on first day

On the first day of nomination for the upcoming assembly polls in Telangana, 100 candidates filed their nomination papers. The Election Commission of India issued a notification for the Telangana..
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Election Commission inks MoU to take electoral literacy to classrooms

Keen to take electoral literacy to the classrooms, the Election Commission on Thursday entered into a memorandum of understanding with the ministry of education to groom school and college students to..
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Furnish details of donors & aid to parties, SC directs EC

The Supreme Court has asked the Election Commission to provide details of donors and donations to registered political parties since 2018 in sealed cover within two weeks. This comes as a result of..
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Election Commission and ministry of education collaborate to promote electoral literacy in schools and colleges

The Election Commission of India has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Education to promote electoral literacy among students. The initiative aims to integrate lessons on..
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SC asks ECI for data on electoral bonds within two weeks; reserves verdict

The Supreme Court has ordered the Election Commission of India (ECI) to provide updated data on funds received by political parties through electoral bonds within two weeks. The court reserved its..
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BJP in Rajasthan accuses CM Ashok Gehlot of violating poll code, files complaint

The BJP on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India alleging that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's announcement of "seven guarantees" ahead of the November 25 assembly..
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