Tag: Election Commission

Supreme Court sympathises with Election Commission, but says drop ‘touch me not’ stand | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday sympathised with the Election Commission‘s hurt over Madras High Court‘s searing “EC should face murder charges” observation but...

Congress says Assam Jatiya Parishad and Raijor Dal dented its vote in the state polls

Congress party’s dismal performance in Upper Assam continued and the grand old party remained restricted to five seats in assembly polls of 2021. All India...

EC plea on media ‘too far fetched’, it can’t be restrained from reporting court discussions: SC

The Supreme Court Monday termed as “too far fetched” the poll panel’s plea for restraining media from reporting remarks in court proceedings and came out...

How Mamata countered BJP’s Bengal rise to score a hattrick

(This story originally appeared in on May 03, 2021) KOLKATA: It was an election with many firsts for Mamata Banerjee. In a career spanning almost...

TMC mum on EVMs, EC says stand vindicated | India News

NEW DELHI: Even before the announcement of polls on February 26, the Election Commission had started receiving letters from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee...

Assembly election results: Counting of votes begins in 4 states, Puducherry | India News

NEW DELHI: The counting of votes for the assembly elections began in the four states – Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Union Territory...

Counting gets underway for bypolls to 1 Lok Sabha, 2 Assembly seats

Counting is underway for the by-polls to one Lok Sabha seat and two Assembly segments. The voting took place for Belgaum Lok Sabha and Maski...

Had asked states, UTs in March to ensure Covid-appropriate behaviour in all gatherings: Centre to HC | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that it had in March this year asked all state governments and union territories (UTs)...

BJP MPs and MLAs call out local administration, healthcare system failure to handle Covid crisis in UP

As the state government grapples with the unprecedented surge of Covid-19 that has turned UP into one of the worst-affected regions in the country, elected...

Bengal elections: 35 constituencies to go to polls in final phase, fate of 283 candidates to be sealed

Over 84 lakh voters in West Bengal will decide the political fate of 283 candidates on Thursday, when 35 assembly constituencies go to polls in...

Didn’t lower guard, Covid norms followed: EC officials | India News

NEW DELHI: Election Commission officials on Monday said the poll panel has been ahead of the Covid curve while planning and conducting polls in five...

EC trod with caution, was ahead of curve in ensuring safety of voters, personnel: Sources on Madras HC flak

After the Madras High Court observed that the Election Commission must be held “singularly” responsible for the second wave of coronavirus in the country, sources...

Bengal heads for penultimate phase of polling

West Bengal is going for the last but one round of polling of the eight-phase elections on Monday where 34 Assembly constituencies spread across five...

EC observers ordered detainment of TMC workers night before voting exercise: Mamata Banerjee | India News

Mamata Banerjee has said that she will move the Supreme Court against the EC special observers. BOLPUR: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday...

Times Face-Off: Has the Election Commission’s independence been diluted? | India News

Opposition has questioned the EC’s recent actions but is it a case of blame the referee or has the institution’s independence been diluted?For: Amit Ahuja...

West Bengal elections: EC asks observers to strictly enforce Covid protocols | India News

NEW DELHI: While many political parties have voluntarily scaled down their poll campaign in West Bengal in view of the Covid surge, the Election Commission...

JMM first party to declare name of donor who made contribution through electoral bonds | India News

NEW DELHI: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is the first party that has declared the name of the entity which made donations to it through...

West Bengal elections: Over 78% voter turnout in 5th phase; violence in few areas | India News

NEW DELHI: Polling for the fifth phase of the tightly-contested West Bengal assembly elections ended on Saturday evening with a voter turnout of 78.36%. Voting...

Ground report: In West Bengal’s Barasat, jobs and economy take centre stage

In poll-bound North 24 Parganas district’s Barasat constituency, better employment opportunities and economic development are the focus areas in the three-cornered political contest for which...

DMK complains to EC against ‘unauthorised’ entry of persons, vehicles in strong room campuses

The DMK on Friday alleged ‘unauthorised’ entry of persons and vehicles in campuses having strong rooms used to store EVMs used in the April 6...

Would like to ensure ongoing assembly polls are held in peaceful and fair manner: CEC

Sushil Chandra, who assumed charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner on Tuesday, said he would like to ensure that the ongoing assembly elections in...

Election Commission warns Suvendu Adhikari for March 29 speech | India News

NEW DELHI: Election Commission of India has warned BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari over a speech delivered by him on March 29, for which he had...

Election to 3 RS seats in Kerala to be held on April 30: EC

The Election Commission (EC) on Monday declared that polls to the three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala falling vacant later this month will be held...

Mamata to stage dharna in Kolkata Tuesday to protest EC’s ban on her

Lashing out at the Election Commission over its decision to bar her from campaigning for 24 hours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she...

Rename Model Code of Conduct as ‘Modi Code of Conduct’: Mamata tells EC | India News

NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that the Election Commission (EC) should rename Model Code of Conduct as “Modi Code...