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Assembly Elections 2021: What are EVMs, how are they used? All you need to know about electronic voting
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Assembly Elections 2021: What are EVMs, how are they used? All you need to know about electronic voting

Even though the initial investment in EVMs was heavy, it has since been expected to save costs of production and printing of crores of ballot papers, their transportation and storage, substantial reduction in the counting staff and the remuneration paid to them.

EC threatening police through arbitrary transfers at BJP's behest, claims TMC candidate and ex-top cop Humayun Kabir
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EC threatening police through arbitrary transfers at BJP's behest, claims TMC candidate and ex-top cop Humayun Kabir

Humayun Kabir joined the TMC in February after quitting the police. A decorated officer, Kabir was the Police Commissioner of Chandannagar and has held many senior positions within the force

West Bengal polls 2021: Narendra Modi's speech at Matua temple in Bangladesh violated MCC, claims Mamata Banerjee
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West Bengal polls 2021: Narendra Modi's speech at Matua temple in Bangladesh violated MCC, claims Mamata Banerjee

The first phase of the Assembly election was held in 30 constituencies on Saturday. The TMC chief addressed rallies in the state's Kharagpur, Narayangarh, and Pingla

Kerala Assembly election 2021: Congress accuses LDF of committing voter list 'fraud', moves EC
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Kerala Assembly election 2021: Congress accuses LDF of committing voter list 'fraud', moves EC

The Congress added that it has urged the EC to 'clean' the voters' list within one week so that a free and fair election can be held in Kerala on 6 April

West Bengal polls: TMC alleges 'bias', EC denies; doctors sound alarm over 'disappearing' COVID protocols in rallies
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West Bengal polls: TMC alleges 'bias', EC denies; doctors sound alarm over 'disappearing' COVID protocols in rallies

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took a swipe at the BJP for fielding the turncoats in the polls and leaving saffron party old-timers to "shed tears"

Mamata Banerjee injured: TMC, BJP leaders meet EC separately over 'attack'; Bengal CM discharged from hospital
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Mamata Banerjee injured: TMC, BJP leaders meet EC separately over 'attack'; Bengal CM discharged from hospital

Additionally, a delegation of the BJP, which included Union minister Piyush Goyal and party general secretary Bhupender Yadav, also met the EC in Delhi and demanded an independent inquiry into the incident

Mamata Banerjee injured: EC rebuts criticism over 'attack', says TMC letter 'full of insinuations, averments'
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Mamata Banerjee injured: EC rebuts criticism over 'attack', says TMC letter 'full of insinuations, averments'

In its letter, the TMC had accused the EC of acting 'as per orders' of the BJP leaders and claimed that Mamata Banerjee wasn't provided proper security despite 'several comments by BJP leaders that she might be attacked'

PM Modi's photo on COVID-19 vaccination certificates violates code of conduct, TMC delegation tells EC; BJP dismisses charges
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PM Modi's photo on COVID-19 vaccination certificates violates code of conduct, TMC delegation tells EC; BJP dismisses charges

The ruling party in West Bengal, seeking the intervention of the poll panel, called the use of the prime minister's photo a 'blatant misuse of official machinery'

Union Budget 2021: Law Ministry allocated Rs 1,005 crore to buy EVMs, Rs 7.20 crore for publishing voter ID cards
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Union Budget 2021: Law Ministry allocated Rs 1,005 crore to buy EVMs, Rs 7.20 crore for publishing voter ID cards

The Union law ministry has also been allocated Rs 100 crore to meet the Election Commission's "carry forward liability" for expenditure on the 2019 Lok Sabha election

Election Commission proposes extending postal ballot facility for NRIs, asks Centre to amend law at earliest
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Election Commission proposes extending postal ballot facility for NRIs, asks Centre to amend law at earliest

'The Commission is technically and administratively ready to extend this facility in general elections to legislative assemblies of Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry,' the poll panel said

Tehseen Poonawalla files complaint with EC over Narendra Modi's remarks at Bihar poll rally
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Tehseen Poonawalla files complaint with EC over Narendra Modi's remarks at Bihar poll rally

The political analyst filed the complaint taking objection to Modi's remarks at a rally in Saharsa that "friends" of the votaries of ''jungle raj'' don't want the people of Bihar to chant "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Jai Shri Ram".

Bihar polls: BJP's free COVID-19 vaccine promise not violative of model code of conduct, says EC
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Bihar polls: BJP's free COVID-19 vaccine promise not violative of model code of conduct, says EC

The complainant, RTI activist Saket Gokhale, had alleged that BJP's poll promise for Bihar was discriminatory and misleading as India's vaccine policy had not been announced yet

Madhya Pradesh bypolls: EC says Kamal Nath's 'item' remark against BJP's Imarti Devi violated poll advisory
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Madhya Pradesh bypolls: EC says Kamal Nath's 'item' remark against BJP's Imarti Devi violated poll advisory

The EC advised the Congress leader and former chief minister not to use such terms in public during the period of the Model Code of Conduct

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"

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'