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Coronavirus Updates: India's COVID-19 case count zooms past 30 lakh, shows unofficial tally
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Coronavirus Updates: India's COVID-19 case count zooms past 30 lakh, shows unofficial tally

Coronavirus Updates: A tally based on figures provided by states and Union Territories on Saturday showed the countrywide caseload at 30,37,657 and toll at 56,762

Kerala local body polls likely to be held in October, says EC after receiving health experts' 'green signal'
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Kerala local body polls likely to be held in October, says EC after receiving health experts' 'green signal'

Kerala EC V Bhaskaran said state health department will provide separate advisories for officials, political parties and voters

EC takes exception to J&K LG's remark on poll schedule, says refrain from 'interfering' in constitutional duties
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EC takes exception to J&K LG's remark on poll schedule, says refrain from 'interfering' in constitutional duties

The statement came after media reports quoted GC Murmu as saying that polls in the UT can be held after the delimitation exercise which is underway

EC defers bypolls for one Lok Sabha, 7 Assembly seats due to COVID-19; to discuss new schedule tomorrow
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EC defers bypolls for one Lok Sabha, 7 Assembly seats due to COVID-19; to discuss new schedule tomorrow

The states where bypolls have been deferred are Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala

Gujarat HC declares BJP minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama's win in 2017 Assembly polls as void for indulging in 'corrupt practices'
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Gujarat HC declares BJP minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama's win in 2017 Assembly polls as void for indulging in 'corrupt practices'

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday declared state BJP minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama's election in 2017 as void on grounds of malpractice and manipulation

40 electoral reforms pending, EC tells law ministry; asks for false affidavits to be made electoral offence, linking of Aadhaar with voters list
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40 electoral reforms pending, EC tells law ministry; asks for false affidavits to be made electoral offence, linking of Aadhaar with voters list

A statement by the Election Commission said CEC Sunil Arora reminded the law ministry brass that there are more than 40 different proposals of electoral reforms which are 'pending since long'

'You didn’t act when in office': EC counters ex-CEC SY Quraishi's charge that it did not go all out to punish hate speeches during Delhi Assembly polls
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'You didn’t act when in office': EC counters ex-CEC SY Quraishi's charge that it did not go all out to punish hate speeches during Delhi Assembly polls

EC has countered the charge of former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) SY Quraishi that it did not go the distance in punishing hate speeches during the campaigning for the Delhi Assembly election

Amit Shah says speeches like ‘goli maaro’, ‘Indo-Pak match’ by BJP leaders resulted in party’s defeat in Delhi Assembly polls
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Amit Shah says speeches like ‘goli maaro’, ‘Indo-Pak match’ by BJP leaders resulted in party’s defeat in Delhi Assembly polls

Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said hate speeches like 'goli maro' and 'India-Pakistan match' should not have been made by BJP leaders during the recent Delhi Assembly election campaign and that such remarks may have resulted in the party's defeat.

Supreme Court directs all political parties to upload details of pending criminal cases against candidates on their websites
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Supreme Court directs all political parties to upload details of pending criminal cases against candidates on their websites

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all political parties to upload on their website details of pending criminal cases against candidates contesting polls, noting that there has been an alarming increase in criminalisation of politics.

Kejriwal slamming EC over 'delay', AAP raising EVM tampering fears aimed at saving face in case party falls short
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Kejriwal slamming EC over 'delay', AAP raising EVM tampering fears aimed at saving face in case party falls short

AAP, making an accusation without any evidence, charged that EC is compromised and deliberately delayed announcing final voting percentage

'Absolutely shocking': Arvind Kejriwal on Election Commission not yet releasing final turnout figure for Delhi Assembly polls
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'Absolutely shocking': Arvind Kejriwal on Election Commission not yet releasing final turnout figure for Delhi Assembly polls

'Absolutely shocking. What is EC doing? Why are they not releasing poll turnout figures, several hours after polling?' Kejriwal tweeted.

AAP accuses Giriraj Singh of distributing cash, liquor in Rithala constituency ahead of Delhi polls, demands EC action against BJP MP
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AAP accuses Giriraj Singh of distributing cash, liquor in Rithala constituency ahead of Delhi polls, demands EC action against BJP MP

BJP MP Giriraj Singh was caught "red-handed" distributing cash and liquor to voters in the Rithala area of Delhi, ahead of the Assembly election on Saturday, reports said. AAP leader Sanjay Singh, making the accusation against the BJP MP, demanded that the Election Commission take action on the matter.

Delhi Assembly polls: Tight security arrangements made in sensitive polling areas like Shaheen Bagh ahead of election day
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Delhi Assembly polls: Tight security arrangements made in sensitive polling areas like Shaheen Bagh ahead of election day

Riding on tech-savvy elements like QR codes and mobile apps, poll authorities have geared up for the elections to the 70-member Delhi Assembly on Saturday, making tight security arrangements across the National Capital and keeping an extra vigil in Shaheen Bagh and other sensitive polling areas.

Delhi Assembly election 2020: EC, police officials inspect Shaheen Bagh, encourage protesters to vote in 8 February polls
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Delhi Assembly election 2020: EC, police officials inspect Shaheen Bagh, encourage protesters to vote in 8 February polls

Hundreds of people, including women and children, have been protesting since 15 December at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens

EC bars Parvesh Verma from campaigning in Delhi polls for terming Arvind Kejriwal 'Naxal'; MP faced 96-hour ban earlier as well
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EC bars Parvesh Verma from campaigning in Delhi polls for terming Arvind Kejriwal 'Naxal'; MP faced 96-hour ban earlier as well

The Election Commission has barred BJP MP Parvesh Verma for holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, roadshows and interviews for 24 hours

Delhi election 2020: High Court seeks EC, Centre stand on plea by 11 Independent candidates against rejection of nominations
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Delhi election 2020: High Court seeks EC, Centre stand on plea by 11 Independent candidates against rejection of nominations

The plea challenging the rejection was dismissed by a single judge of the high court on 28 January

EC shunts Delhi's south-east DCP Chinmoy Biswal; move comes after firings at Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar
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EC shunts Delhi's south-east DCP Chinmoy Biswal; move comes after firings at Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar

The Election Commission on Sunday shunted out Delhi's southeast DCP Chinmoy Biswal, citing the 'ongoing situation' in the area

Delhi polls: EC appoints ex-IRS official B Murli Kumar as special expenditure observer, ex-IPS officer Mrinal Kanti Das as special police observer
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Delhi polls: EC appoints ex-IRS official B Murli Kumar as special expenditure observer, ex-IPS officer Mrinal Kanti Das as special police observer

The Election Commission on Friday appointed former IRS officer B Murli Kumar as special expenditure observer and ex-IPS officer Mrinal Kanti Das as special police observer for the Delhi polls, a statement said.

Delhi Assembly polls: EC issues notice to BJP leader Anurag Thakur for ‘desh ke gaddaron ko’ remark, demands reply before 30 Jan
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Delhi Assembly polls: EC issues notice to BJP leader Anurag Thakur for ‘desh ke gaddaron ko’ remark, demands reply before 30 Jan

The Election Commission (EC) issued a show-cause notice to Union minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday for his "desh ke gaddaron ko" slogan at a poll meeting, saying prima facie the remarks had the "potential of disturbing communal harmony" and the BJP MP had violated the election code and electoral law.

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