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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.

Anup Chandra Pandey takes over as new Election Commissioner

New Delhi: Anup Chandra Pandey on Wednesday assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India.

'Harsh but can’t be expunged’: SC quashes EC's plea against critical remarks of Madras HC

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to expunge critical remarks of the Madras High Court holding the Election Commission responsible for the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

Covid-19: Election Commission cancels bypolls to assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the second wave of Covid-19 that has pushed the country into the biggest ever health crisis, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has cancelled byelections in various parliamentary and assembly constituencies across the country.

Returning Officer has final authority under law to decide on recounting in Nandigram constituency: ECI

Kolkata/UNI: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday said that the Returning Officer (RO) appointed by the poll panel is the final authority under the law to decide on recounting in the Nandigram constituency.

Media can't be stopped from reporting: Supreme Court to Election Commission

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Monday told India's poll body that media can't be stopped from reporting any court hearing days after the Election Commission of India (ECI) complained about being "castigated without any evidence", while holding the assembly elections this year in the shadow of Covid-19.

Prashant Kishor quits election management after ensuring Mamata Banerjee's TMC election victory

Kolkata/UNI: Election strategist Prashant Kishor, who spearheaded Mamata Banerjee's 2021 election victory, on Sunday announced that he will quit his election management job and hand over I-PAC to his employees to run the show.