January 24, 2022 00:18 (IST)
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Ban on election rallies extended till Jan 31

New Delhi/IBNS: The ban on rallies and roadshows for the state polls scheduled for next month has been extended to January 31 albeit some relaxations for the first two poll phases due on February 10 and 14.

Election Commission's notification for UP phase 2 polls on Friday

Lucknow/UNI: The Election Commission on Thursday said notification for the Feb 14 polls covering 55 assembly segments in nine districts of Rohilkhand region in Uttar Pradesh will be issued on Friday.

Samajwadi Party in trouble as Election Commission issues notice over huge gathering in Lucknow office

Lucknow/IBNS: A public meeting at its Lucknow office attended by hundreds has landed the Samajwadi Party in the soup just ahead of the Uttar Pradesh election.

ECI extends ban on public rallies in five poll-bound states till Jan 22

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Saturday extended a ban on  public rallies and roadshows in the five poll-bound states till Jan 22.

Varun Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19 with 'fairly strong symptoms'

New Delhi/IBNS: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi on Sunday informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 with "fairly strong symptoms".

Postpone UP elections, ban rallies: Court urges poll body, PM Modi over Omicron spread

Allahabad/IBNS: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday urged the Election Commission to postpone the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections by a month or two amid the spread of the Omicon variant.

Centre announces new voting reforms, allows Aadhaar cards as voter ids

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Wednesday announced key amendments to bring reforms to the electoral process based on the Election Commission's recommendations.

Assam: EC to do live webcasting from polling stations on Oct 30

Guwahati/UNI: The Election Commission will arrange live webcasting of voting from polling stations during the Oct 30 by-elections in Assam.

Ban pre-poll surveys 6 months before elections: BSP urges Election Commission

New Delhi/IBNS: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has urged the Election Commission to ban pre-poll surveys by media outlets six months before state and general elections.

Poll panel bars Chirag Paswan, Pashupati Kumar Paras from using LJP symbol

New Delhi/UNI: As the dispute between Chirag Paswan and Pashupati Kumar Paras continues over the presidentship of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), the Election Commission of India (ECI) has barred both the groups from using the name of the party and its symbol ‘bungalow’.

Election Commission announces dates for bye-polls to 3 parliamentary and 30 assembly constituencies

New Delhi/IBNS: The Election Commission of India (ECI) Tuesday announced the dates for holding the bye-elections to fill the vacancies in three parliamentary constituencies of Union territories of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh and 30 vacancies in Assembly constituencies of various states.

West Bengal: Bypolls to four seats to be held on Oct 30, results on Nov 2

Kolkata/IBNS: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the dates for bypolls to four assembly constituencies of West Bengal.

Bhabanipur bypoll case: Calcutta HC questions EC for expediting particularly one byelection, reserves order

Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta High Court on Friday reserved its order on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed questioning the Election Commission of India (ECI)'s decision to conduct a bypoll in Bhabanipur assembly seat amid pandemic where Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee is a contestant.

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea seeking President's rule in West Bengal over post-poll violence

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition which sought imposition of President's rule in Bengal in view of the continuing violence after the Assembly election results were declared on May 2, returning to power the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government with a thumping majority, said reports.

SC issues notice to Centre, Bengal govt, EC over plea on post-poll violence

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Centre, state government, and Election Commission and sought their responses on a petition seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the post-poll violence in West Bengal.