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‘One nation, one election’ not feasible now: EC sources

‘One nation, one election’ not feasible now: EC sources

🕔07:24, 20.Jun 2019

New Delhi, June 20  As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting of various parties to discuss ‘one nation, one election’, or simultaneous parliamentary and assembly polls, Election Commission sources claimed that the idea is not feasible as

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In case of discrepancy, VVPAT count to be taken as final

In case of discrepancy, VVPAT count to be taken as final

🕔06:50, 23.May 2019

New Delhi, May 23  It is the first time that slips of five VVPATs will be matched with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the Lok Sabha elections and the opposition parties have been insisting on carrying out the process

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EC rejects demand for counting VVPAT slips before vote count

EC rejects demand for counting VVPAT slips before vote count

🕔06:42, 23.May 2019

New Delhi, May 23  The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday rejected the Opposition’s demand to count VVPAT slips before the commencement of counting of votes, saying that it didn’t find it “feasible to accede to this demand.” A delegation of

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How EVM strong-rooms are secured as per the Election Commision

How EVM strong-rooms are secured as per the Election Commision

🕔19:17, 22.May 2019

New Delhi, May 22  The Election Commission on Wednesday asserted that the transport and storage of the EVMs are well secured, dismissing the doubts raised by the Opposition over movement and alleged replacement and manipulation of these machines. In the

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Election announced for two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam

Election announced for two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam

🕔06:50, 15.May 2019

New Delhi, May 15  The Election Commission on Tuesday announced elections to two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam which will fall vacant in mid-June when terms of sitting members – former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress’ Santiuse Kujur –

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No violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with PMO: EC

No violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with PMO: EC

🕔07:39, 13.May 2019

New Delhi, May 13  The Election Commission said on Sunday that it has not found any model code violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on places where Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides to campaign.

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EC removes District Magistrate of Bengal’s Bankura

EC removes District Magistrate of Bengal’s Bankura

🕔07:37, 13.May 2019

Kolkata, May 13  The Election Commission on Sunday removed West Bengal’s Bankura District Magistrate Umashankar S. from his post with immediate effect and appointed Mukta Arya in his place. Arya has been asked to take charge on Monday and the

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Re-polling at 13 booths in TN on May 19

Re-polling at 13 booths in TN on May 19

🕔13:27, 9.May 2019

New Delhi, May 9  The Election Commission has ordered re-polling at 13 booths in five parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu on May 19, it said in a statement. In a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tamil Nadu

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‘LS results may be delayed a day by VVPAT verification’

‘LS results may be delayed a day by VVPAT verification’

🕔19:42, 8.May 2019

New Delhi, May 8 The Lok Sabha elections results may be delayed a day, to May 24, due to the increased number of VVPAT verifications, sources in the Election Commission said on Wednesday. “As per the previous plan, the results of

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Decision taken on 43 of 49 model code complaints: EC

Decision taken on 43 of 49 model code complaints: EC

🕔06:54, 7.May 2019

New Delhi, May 7  The Election Commission said on Monday that it had received 49 complaints for violation of model code of conduct (MCC) during the Lok Sabha elections of which 43 had been disposed off and six were under

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EC declines to advance poll timing due to Ramzan

EC declines to advance poll timing due to Ramzan

🕔09:53, 6.May 2019

New Delhi, May 6  The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday rejected a plea seeking to prepone the poll timing to 5 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. in view of Ramzan. On Thursday, the Supreme Court had directed the petitioner to

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EC lifts poll code in Odisha ahead of cyclone Fani

EC lifts poll code in Odisha ahead of cyclone Fani

🕔12:47, 1.May 2019

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, May 1  The Election Commission has approved the lifting of model code of conduct in 11 districts in Odisha to facilitate speedy relief and rescue operation in view of cyclonic storm Fani, a poll official said on Wednesday.

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EC sets up 49 all-women booths in Uttarakhand

EC sets up 49 all-women booths in Uttarakhand

🕔20:11, 9.Apr 2019

Dehradun, April 9  The Election Commission has set up 49 polling booths in Uttarakhand which will be managed only by women. “We have set up these booths where the management will be in the hands of women only,” said Saujanya,

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EC bars media from predicting results in poll period

EC bars media from predicting results in poll period

🕔20:48, 8.Apr 2019

New Delhi, April 8 The Election Commission on Monday issued an advisory to media to refrain from telecasting or publishing any opinion polls or exit polls from the start of polling on in the first phase of April 11 till the

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EC’s special arrangements for differently abled voters

EC’s special arrangements for differently abled voters

🕔17:43, 7.Apr 2019

Agartala, April 7  The Election Commission (EC) will take adequate steps to help physically challenged voters, including visually-impaired ones, exercise their franchise, a top official said here on Sunday. “Following the Election Commission’s directives, adequate steps would be taken to

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EC gives clean chit to Modi on ‘Mission Shakti’ address

EC gives clean chit to Modi on ‘Mission Shakti’ address

🕔06:40, 30.Mar 2019

New Delhi, March 30  The Election Commission on Friday ruled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation announcing the successful test of anti-satellite missile (A-SAT) did not violate the model code of conduct (MCC). In a letter to

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No transparency in electoral bonds, EC tells SC

No transparency in electoral bonds, EC tells SC

🕔06:46, 28.Mar 2019

New Delhi, March 28  The Election Commission on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it had expressed its reservations on introduction of electoral bonds and the provision for non-disclosure of contributions as it felt would cast its shadow on transparency

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EC should not allow defaulters to contest polls

EC should not allow defaulters to contest polls

🕔14:46, 25.Mar 2019

Chennai, March 25  Terming the political parties’ assurance in their manifestos to waive off education loans as undesirable, an apex banking body has urged the Election Commission to get an undertaking from poll candidates that they are not bank loan

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Notification issued for 97 LS seats in Phase II

Notification issued for 97 LS seats in Phase II

🕔14:33, 19.Mar 2019

New Delhi, March 19  The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notification for the second phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections, kicking off the process of filing of nominations for another 97 constituencies across 13 states and Union Territories.

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SC seeks EC’s response over opposition plea on EVMs

SC seeks EC’s response over opposition plea on EVMs

🕔14:02, 15.Mar 2019

New Delhi, March 15  The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Election Commission’s (EC) response on a plea by the 21 opposition parties seeking the audit of at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit

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