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Covid-19: Oct 18 polls to 11 Goa municipal bodies postponed

Covid-19: Oct 18 polls to 11 Goa municipal bodies postponed

🕔08:05, 18.Aug 2020

Panaji, Aug 18  The Goa State Election Commission on Monday postponed elections to 11 Municipal councils, scheduled for October 18, by three months due to the involvement of government machinery in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. “Everyday, new coronavirus cases are

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EC defers bypolls in 8 constituencies till Sep 7

EC defers bypolls in 8 constituencies till Sep 7

🕔18:56, 23.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 23 Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and floods in some states, the Election Commission (EC) has deferred bye-elections to seven Assembly constituencies and one parliamentary constituency till September 7. The EC will hold a detailed discussion on Friday

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EC decides against postal ballot facility to voters above 65

EC decides against postal ballot facility to voters above 65

🕔07:21, 17.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 17  After criticism from various political parties, the Election Commission on Thursday said that it has decided not to extend the facility of postal ballot to electors above 65 years of age in the coming Bihar Assembly

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24 RS seats to go to polls on June 19

24 RS seats to go to polls on June 19

🕔07:15, 2.Jun 2020

New Delhi, June 2  After the Election Commission decided to hold the pending Rajya Sabha polls, which were deferred in March to June 19, the poll panel announced on Monday that it will also hold Rajya Sabha polls for six

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EC allows polls to 9 M’rashtra legislative council seats on May 21

EC allows polls to 9 M’rashtra legislative council seats on May 21

🕔16:31, 1.May 2020

New Delhi, May 1  The Election Commission on Friday announced to hold polls to nine legislative council seats in Maharashtra on May 21, giving Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray an opportunity to become an MLC within the six-month deadline for being

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Governor Koshyari requests EC to declare elections for 9 vacant Council seats in State

Governor Koshyari requests EC to declare elections for 9 vacant Council seats in State

🕔05:48, 1.May 2020

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has requested the Election Commission of India to declare elections to the 9 vacant seats of the Maharashtra Legislative Council ‘at the earliest’. The Governor has made the request to the Election Commission to fill

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COVID-19: EC defers Rajya Sabha elections

COVID-19: EC defers Rajya Sabha elections

🕔13:22, 24.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 24 The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday announced deferment of March 26 biennial polls to 18 seats in the Rajya Sabha in view of the current state of lockdown in many parts of the country on account of

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Delhi goes to polls on Feb 8, counting on Feb 11

Delhi goes to polls on Feb 8, counting on Feb 11

🕔06:49, 7.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 7  The 70-member Delhi Assembly will go to the polls in a single phase on February 8, while the counting of votes will take place on February 11, the Election Commission said on Monday, adding that the

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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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