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EC cancels Anantnag bypoll

EC cancels Anantnag bypoll

🕔09:26, 2.May 2017

New Delhi, May 2  The Election Commission (EC) on Monday night cancelled the Loksabha bypoll for Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir. The by-election was scheduled to be held on May 25. According to an EC official, the poll panel

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EC extends deadline for UP exit polls

EC extends deadline for UP exit polls

🕔11:46, 6.Mar 2017

Lucknow, March 6  The Election Commission (EC) has prohibited exit polls for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections till 5.30 p.m. on March 9 following the death of the Samajwadi Party candidate for the Alapur seat, in the wake of which

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EC’s ‘third eye’ monitoring UP polls

EC’s ‘third eye’ monitoring UP polls

🕔12:59, 11.Feb 2017

Lucknow, Feb 11  As voting got underway in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, the Election Commission is extensively using information technology to ensure free and fair polling, an official said.The ‘third eye’ of the poll panel was keeping a close tab

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No schemes for poll-bound states in Budget, EC tells government

No schemes for poll-bound states in Budget, EC tells government

🕔11:02, 24.Jan 2017

New Delhi, Jan 24  The Election Commission on Monday cleared the decks for the central government to present the Budget 2017 on February 1, but barred it from announcing any schemes for the five poll-bound states.The poll panel also specified

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Mulayam, Akhilesh factions at EC over party symbol

Mulayam, Akhilesh factions at EC over party symbol

🕔13:08, 13.Jan 2017

New Delhi, Jan 13  The two factions of Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party reached the Election Commission here on Friday staking claim over the party symbol ‘cycle’.The Election Commission had summoned both the groups, one led by party founder Mulayam

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Defence personnel to cast votes through electronic transmission: Zaidi

Defence personnel to cast votes through electronic transmission: Zaidi

🕔12:30, 4.Jan 2017

New Delhi, Jan 4  The Election Commission on Wednesday said that the defence personnel posted away from their homes can cast their votes through one-way electronic transmission in the upcoming state polls.“We have decided to allow the defence personnel and

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3,785 candidates in fray for Tamil Nadu assembly poll

3,785 candidates in fray for Tamil Nadu assembly poll

🕔14:56, 3.May 2016

Chennai, May 3 A total of 3,785 candidates are in the fray in the May 16 elections for the 234-member Tamil Nadu state assembly, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.The candidates include 3,463 males and 320 females. There are also two

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Date of scrutiny for Bihar poll’s fifth phase advanced

Date of scrutiny for Bihar poll’s fifth phase advanced

🕔10:13, 18.Sep 2015

New Delhi, Sep 18  The Election Commission on Thursday made minor modification in the schedule for the fifth phase of assembly polls in Bihar, advancing the date of scrutiny of nominations by a day.According to an Election Commission release, the date

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EVMs can’t be tampered with: Poll panel

EVMs can’t be tampered with: Poll panel

🕔12:15, 5.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 5  The Election Commission  allayed fears about tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls, saying it has put in place elaborate administrative measures. “It is reiterated that the commission has put

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693 candidates in fray for Delhi polls after scrutiny

693 candidates in fray for Delhi polls after scrutiny

🕔10:21, 23.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 23  A total of 693 candidates are left in the fray for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls after scrutiny of nomination papers, the Election Commission said here. “After scrutiny, a total of 693 (candidates) are left

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SC notice on BJP plea on foreign funding

SC notice on BJP plea on foreign funding

🕔10:59, 22.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 22  The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a BJP plea challenging the Delhi High Court order that the contribution to its coffers by the Indian subsidiary of the

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Delhi assembly dissolved, by-elections cancelled

Delhi assembly dissolved, by-elections cancelled

🕔15:39, 5.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 5  The Delhi assembly has been dissolved, it was announced Wednesday, and the Election Commission cancelled by-elections in three assembly constituencies in the capital. The Election Commission had Oct 25 announced that Mehrauli, Tughlakabad and Krishna Nagar

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Court orders FIR against AAP members for filing false documents

Court orders FIR against AAP members for filing false documents

🕔10:20, 5.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 5  A court here has directed Delhi Police to register first information report (FIR) and probe allegations of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy against some AAP members for purportedly filing a forged document with the Election Commission.

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Notice to government, EC on plea on poll expense ceiling

Notice to government, EC on plea on poll expense ceiling

🕔10:02, 29.May 2014

New Delhi, May 29  The Delhi High Court issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission, seeking their response on a petition regarding regulation and monitoring of the election expenditure of political parties. A division bench of Chief

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India ready to count 537 million votes

India ready to count 537 million votes

🕔14:43, 15.May 2014

New Delhi, May 15  The Election Commission is all set to count Friday some 537 million votes cast in the Lok Sabha polls which are widely tipped to end a decade of Congress rule, a top official said Thursday. “We

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