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EC faces uphill task in enforcing COVID-19 guidelines despite requisite powers, say former CECs
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EC faces uphill task in enforcing COVID-19 guidelines despite requisite powers, say former CECs

Ex-CECs VS Sampath, OP Rawat, SY Quraishi said though it is challenging, but EC could take "demonstrative action" as postponing polls in a few constituencies and banning rallies "to show that it means business"

Delhi Assembly election: Protest sites like Shaheen Bagh ‘under watch’ ahead of polling day to ensure voters, personnel face no obstruction, observers tell EC
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Delhi Assembly election: Protest sites like Shaheen Bagh ‘under watch’ ahead of polling day to ensure voters, personnel face no obstruction, observers tell EC

Protest sites in Delhi are 'under watch' to ensure that the polling personnel or voters face no obstruction on 8 February, which is when the polling is scheduled to take place, observers deployed told the Election Commission on Monday.

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: EC bans Kapil Mishra from campaigning for 48 hours for posting controversial tweets
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Delhi Assembly Election 2020: EC bans Kapil Mishra from campaigning for 48 hours for posting controversial tweets

Cracking the whip, the Election Commission on Saturday imposed a 48-hour campaigning ban on Kapil Mishra, BJP candidate from Delhi's Model Town constituency, over his controversial tweets

Maharashtra, Haryana election 2019: Farmer suicides, corruption, joblessness to be top Congress agenda in upcoming Assembly polls
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Maharashtra, Haryana election 2019: Farmer suicides, corruption, joblessness to be top Congress agenda in upcoming Assembly polls

The Congress on Saturday said it will raise suicides by farmers and "pro-people" issues such as corruption and loss of jobs in the Assembly polls next month, that the governments in Maharashtra and Haryana are trying to deflect.

JNUSU polls 2019 sees highest voter turnout in 7 years; Delhi HC orders stay on announcement of results
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JNUSU polls 2019 sees highest voter turnout in 7 years; Delhi HC orders stay on announcement of results

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union polls witnessed a 67.9 per cent voter turnout on Friday, believed to be the highest in seven years, even as the Delhi High Court ordered a stay on the announcement of results.

Haryana minister Manish Grover booked by Rohtak Police for allegedly 'exercising undue influence' during LS polls
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Haryana minister Manish Grover booked by Rohtak Police for allegedly 'exercising undue influence' during LS polls

Haryana Minister of State for Cooperation Manish Grover has been booked by the Rohtak Police for alleged criminal intimidation and exercising undue influence during the recently-held Lok Sabha polls

Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill amid Opposition uproar; what changes have been proposed under new law
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Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill amid Opposition uproar; what changes have been proposed under new law

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners at both the central and state levels.

Full text of Article 324: EC invokes provision in West Bengal after TMC-BJP workers clash in Kolkata; campaigning to end at 10 pm tomorrow
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Full text of Article 324: EC invokes provision in West Bengal after TMC-BJP workers clash in Kolkata; campaigning to end at 10 pm tomorrow

The Election Commission on Wednesday announced its decision to implement Article 324 in West Bengal. Here's the full text of Article 324 as defined in the Constitution

Lok Sabha election 2019: N Chandrababu Naidu urges Election Commission to verify 50% EVMs using VVPAT slips
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Lok Sabha election 2019: N Chandrababu Naidu urges Election Commission to verify 50% EVMs using VVPAT slips

This comes ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on a petition filed by 21 Opposition parties, led by Naidu, to review its judgment rejecting 50 percent random physical verification of EVMs using VVPAT.

EC clean chits to Narendra Modi, Amit Shah: Former CECs say complainant has right to know about dissent in decisions
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EC clean chits to Narendra Modi, Amit Shah: Former CECs say complainant has right to know about dissent in decisions

A dissent given by an election commissioner has to be noted in files and the complainant has a right to know whether the order passed by the Election Commission was unanimous, two former chief election commissioners said Sunday.

Nasim Zaidi quits Jet Airways board 7 months after joining airline; cites personal reasons, time constraints for exit
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Nasim Zaidi quits Jet Airways board 7 months after joining airline; cites personal reasons, time constraints for exit

Nasim Zaidi, the former Chief Election Commissioner and ex-civil aviation secretary, joined the Jet Airways board in August last year.

NDA's Wayanad candidate demands review of Rahul Gandhi's candidature citing his 'dual citizenship', writes to EC
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NDA's Wayanad candidate demands review of Rahul Gandhi's candidature citing his 'dual citizenship', writes to EC

In his letter written through his advocate Sinil Kumar G, Vellappally claimed that Rahul is "not eligible to contest" the Lok Sabha elections because he holds dual passports and "is not a citizen of India."

Lok Sabha polls: Election Commission behaving like a child who can't decide what is good and bad
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Lok Sabha polls: Election Commission behaving like a child who can't decide what is good and bad

The acknowledgement by the Election Commission in the Supreme Court that it is now aware of its powers after the court ordered the commission to act decisively against offenders, reduces the status of the poll panel to that of a minor in need of guardianship

EC takes umbrage  to 'tone and tenor' of revenue department 's response to its advisory over I-T raids
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EC takes umbrage to 'tone and tenor' of revenue department 's response to its advisory over I-T raids

In the letter titled 'Impartial conduct of enforcement actions' the poll watchdog said, "The Election Commission of India expresses deep sense of anguish about the casual and trivial manner in which the advisory to be absolutely neutral, impartial and non-discriminatory has been responded by the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance vide letter dated 08.04.19."

Partisanship, malafide on part of election observers will lead to ruthless action, says CEC Sunil Arora
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Partisanship, malafide on part of election observers will lead to ruthless action, says CEC Sunil Arora

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora Tuesday said that even a trace of proven malafide or partisanship on the part of state chief electoral officers and election observers during the Lok Sabha polls would lead to "ruthless action" against them.

Daily Bulletin: EC team in Jammu and Kashmir today; Maha Shivaratri 2019 celebrated across India; Pak to act against JeM; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: EC team in Jammu and Kashmir today; Maha Shivaratri 2019 celebrated across India; Pak to act against JeM; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora will visit Jammu and Kashmir to review poll preparations, Narendra Modi to visit Gujarat after Amethi trip, and more.

Tampering charge against EVMs part of a motivated slugfest, says CEC Sunil Arora; claims 'most parties' find machines trustworthy
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Tampering charge against EVMs part of a motivated slugfest, says CEC Sunil Arora; claims 'most parties' find machines trustworthy

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said on Tuesday that "most parties" have reposed their faith in Electronic Voting Machines, but expressed regret that some sections made it part of a "motivated slugfest".

Allow only members, family to donate to political parties, says TS Krishnamurthy; ex-CEC suggests creation of national election fund
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Allow only members, family to donate to political parties, says TS Krishnamurthy; ex-CEC suggests creation of national election fund

Political parties should be barred from accepting donations, except from their members and family, former CEC TS Krishnamurthy said as he pushed for creation of a national election fund

Mamata Banerjee apologises after CEC asks Bengal govt to explain Kolkata police chief's absence at election preparedness meeting
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Mamata Banerjee apologises after CEC asks Bengal govt to explain Kolkata police chief's absence at election preparedness meeting

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she was "sorry" that Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar was not present at a meeting with the Election Commission of India (ECI) a day ago.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says electronic voting machines cannot be tampered with
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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says electronic voting machines cannot be tampered with

Asked whether there are any chances of simultaneous polls of the Lok Sabha and the Jharkhand Assembly, the CEC said there was neither formal nor informal information on it