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Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar assumes charge as election commissioner, replaces Ashok Lavasa
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Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar assumes charge as election commissioner, replaces Ashok Lavasa

Kumar, a retired 1984-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will have a five-year tenure and retire in 2025. He will preside over the next Lok Sabha polls in 2024

Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed new Election Commissioner after Ashok Lavasa's resignation
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Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed new Election Commissioner after Ashok Lavasa's resignation

A 1984-batch IAS officer from Jharkhand cadre, Kumar will take over post 31 August. He is likely to preside over the 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Justice V Kanagaraj, retired judge of Madras High Court, appointed as new state election commissioner of Andhra Pradesh
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Justice V Kanagaraj, retired judge of Madras High Court, appointed as new state election commissioner of Andhra Pradesh

Justice V Kanagaraj, a retired judge of the Madras High Court, on Saturday assumed charge as the State Election Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh removes state election commissioner from post, issues order curtailing tenure of future chiefs from 5 to 3 years
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Andhra Pradesh removes state election commissioner from post, issues order curtailing tenure of future chiefs from 5 to 3 years

The YSR Congress government in Andhra Pradesh on Friday abruptly removed State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar from the post by promulgating an Ordinance, amending the AP Panchayat Raj Act, 1994, curtailing the tenure of the SEC to three years from five.

Uttarakhand panchayat poll results: BJP says most winners were saffron party-backed candidates, Congress claims its supporters did well
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Uttarakhand panchayat poll results: BJP says most winners were saffron party-backed candidates, Congress claims its supporters did well

Uttarakhand panchayat poll results were announced on Tuesday with both BJP and Congress expressing satisfaction over performances of candidates backed by them.

ECI, social media giants, IAMAI agree upon Code of Ethics for general elections
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ECI, social media giants, IAMAI agree upon Code of Ethics for general elections

Action will be taken against those who look at misusing social media for political or election purposes.

ECIL tells EC that 'cyber expert' Syed Shuja, who claimed 2014 polls rigged, was neither its employee nor associated with making of EVMs
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ECIL tells EC that 'cyber expert' Syed Shuja, who claimed 2014 polls rigged, was neither its employee nor associated with making of EVMs

The self-proclaimed Indian cyber expert, who alleged that the 2014 general election was 'rigged', was not an employee of the Electronic Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL) as claimed by him, the public sector undertaking said Tuesday.

Palghar bypoll: Congress lodges complaint with EC, accusing Devendra Fadnavis of violating Model Code of Conduct
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Palghar bypoll: Congress lodges complaint with EC, accusing Devendra Fadnavis of violating Model Code of Conduct

Congress lodged a formal complaint alleging violations of the Model Code of Conduct by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during the 28 May Palghar bypoll.

SC asks Centre, Delhi govt not to make unauthorised construction and sealing a 'political' issue
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SC asks Centre, Delhi govt not to make unauthorised construction and sealing a 'political' issue

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre, Delhi government and other authorities concerned not to make unauthorised construction and sealing of illegal structures in the national capital "political" issues.

Delhi sealing drive: SC slams civic authorities for 'keeping their eyes closed' and waiting for disaster
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Delhi sealing drive: SC slams civic authorities for 'keeping their eyes closed' and waiting for disaster

The Supreme Court on Monday castigated Delhi's civic authorities for "keeping their eyes closed" and waiting for disaster to happen, questioning the DDA on its proposals to change the city's Master Plan 2021.

Former EC chief SY Quraishi calls for collegium system to select CEC, election commissioners to ensure neutrality
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Former EC chief SY Quraishi calls for collegium system to select CEC, election commissioners to ensure neutrality

Former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi called for setting up of a collegium system to appoint election commissioners, including the poll panel chief, to keep "perception of neutrality" intact

Former IB ministry secretary Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner
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Former IB ministry secretary Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner

Former bureaucrat Sunil Arora was on Thursday appointed Election Commissioner, the law ministry said.

Election Commission says winning polls at all cost is new narrative, expresses concern over use of money power
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Election Commission says winning polls at all cost is new narrative, expresses concern over use of money power

A new narrative is being scripted which places maximum premium on winning elections, Election Commissioner OP Rawat has said

EC should be given contempt of court powers against parties questioning its neutrality, says Nasim Zaidi
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EC should be given contempt of court powers against parties questioning its neutrality, says Nasim Zaidi

The Election Commission on Thursday defended its decision to seek powers to initiate contempt proceedings against political parties

Demonetisation: Voters in poll-bound states may reap a rich bonanza of scrapped notes
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Demonetisation: Voters in poll-bound states may reap a rich bonanza of scrapped notes

While the implementation of demonetisation has left a lot to be desired, its very efficacy as a tool to ferret out black money is yet to be proved.

Congress files complaint with EC, alleges Modi exceeded poll expense limit
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Congress files complaint with EC, alleges Modi exceeded poll expense limit

Congress on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi incurred more expenses than the prescribed

Achal Kumar Jyoti, former Chief Secretary of Gujarat, appointed as Election Commissioner
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Achal Kumar Jyoti, former Chief Secretary of Gujarat, appointed as Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Jyoti, a former Chief Secretary during the tenure of Narendra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister, was on Thursday appointed as the Election Commissioner, filling one of the two vacancies in the three-member body.

Delhi: EC finds 6,000 bottles of liquor in godown allegedly owned by AAP candidate
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Delhi: EC finds 6,000 bottles of liquor in godown allegedly owned by AAP candidate

A total of 5964 bottles (4473 litres) of Haryana-made liquor was seized from a godown by flying squad and police in a late night joint-operation," said a senior EC official.

HS Brahma appointed new Chief Election Commissioner, will assume charge on Friday
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HS Brahma appointed new Chief Election Commissioner, will assume charge on Friday

Election Commissioner Hari Shankar Brahma was on Thursday elevated as the Chief Election Commissioner.

Sri Lanka: Elections may turn violent, warn Buddhist monks
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Sri Lanka: Elections may turn violent, warn Buddhist monks

The party campaigned for Rajapakse to become president in 2005 and backed his re-election in 2010, but ditched him last month over governance issues.