Election Commission(Search results - 217)
Top StoriesMay 6, 2021, 11:51 AM IST
Setback for EC, Supreme Court rejects plea against Madras HC's scathing observations
The Apex Court bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah said that the question of expunging the remarks made by Madras High Court recently against the Election Commission does not arise and that no restriction can be put on media from reporting Court proceedings.
Top StoriesMay 5, 2021, 9:17 AM IST
Bengal BJP leaders caught spreading fake news, as police says no gang rape happened in Birbhum
Election Commission-appointed Birbhum district Superintendent of Police Nagendra Nath Tripathi IPS told media persons that reports of gang rape in Birbhum are fake.
ElectionsMay 3, 2021, 9:21 AM IST
Time for Election Commission to fortify itself
If democracy were to thrive in its truest sense, the sanctity of elections must be inviolable. In doing so, the Election Commission will have to be more robust and impervious to any political attacks or judicial interference or superintendence, observes Om Pathak.
ElectionsMay 2, 2021, 2:23 PM IST
ECI writes to Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs to 'prohibit victory celebrations urgently'
The Election Commission had banned victory roadshows and vehicle rallies in view of the steep surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.
West Bengal Elections 2021May 2, 2021, 2:15 PM IST
Election Commission cracks the whip: No mask, no social distancing as TMC supporters celebrate big win
Respective State Chief Secretaries have been asked to take immediate action to stop such gatherings: Election Commission of India
ElectionsMay 2, 2021, 12:35 PM IST
Despite EC ban on victory processions, DMK workers celebrate in large numbers
In the wake of inconceivable gush in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Election Commission had earlier banned all victory processions on or after the day of the counting of votes.
Assam Elections 2021May 2, 2021, 8:52 AM IST
Assam Election Results 2021: Early trends show BJP leads over the Congress
As per the Election Commission, 2,33,74,087 people were eligible to vote in this Assam polls. Of these, 1,18,23,286 were male voters, 1,15,50,403 were female voters.
Top StoriesApr 30, 2021, 12:24 PM IST
Restrain media from reporting oral comments: EC moves Madras HC over ‘murder charges’ remarks
Days after the Madras High Court castigated the Election Commission over the second wave of coronavirus in India, the poll panel urged the Court to restrict the media from reporting on oral observations.
Top StoriesApr 28, 2021, 5:58 PM IST
EC issues guidelines for May 2, candidates need full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test report
Candidates will not be allowed inside vote counting centres on Sunday without a negative Covid report or two vaccine doses, the Election Commission said today.
ElectionsApr 27, 2021, 10:34 AM IST
Election Commission bans victory processions on May 2 counting day
The decision comes a day after the Madras High Court took the Election Commission to task while hearing a suo motu case concerning the management of the Covid situation in Tamil Nadu.
Top StoriesApr 26, 2021, 6:04 PM IST
EC responsible for COVID-19 surge, officials should be booked for murder: Madras HC
"Your institution is singularly responsible for the second wave of Covid-19. Election Commission officers should be booked on murder charges probably," the HC observed.
ElectionsApr 22, 2021, 10:28 AM IST
EC rejects TMC, Congress' suggestion to rejig West Bengal poll schedule
The Election Commission on Wednesday ruled out any change in schedule for the remaining phases of polling in West Bengal, rejecting the demand of Trinamool Congress to club the last three phases and also that of the Congress to schedule these phases after the fasting month of Ramzan.
ElectionsApr 18, 2021, 6:14 PM IST
West Bengal Assembly elections: EC imposes 24-hour ban on TMC's Sujata Mondal, BJP's Sayantan Basu
According to reports, the campaigning ban on BJP and Trinamool Congress leaders will come into effect from 7 pm on Sunday.
ElectionsApr 13, 2021, 3:44 PM IST
West Bengal: Election Commission bans BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours
A day after imposing a campaigning ban on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for 24 hours, the Election Commission on Tuesday, 13 April, banned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours in the fifth phase of Assembly elections in the state, charging him of making “highly provocative statements mocking the human life.”
ElectionsApr 12, 2021, 9:35 PM IST
EC bans Mamata from poll campaign for 24 hours, TMC calls it black day for democracy
The poll body found substance in allegations levelled against Mamata for her comments on Muslim votes and appeal voters to allegedly revolt against central security forces.