May 27, 2022 05:30 (IST)
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Bengal Polls: EC takes serious note of some reports coming in of congregation of people to celebrate anticipated victory of respective parties

Kolkata/UNI: The Election Commission (EC) has taken serious note of some reports coming in of congregation of people to celebrate the anticipated victory of respective parties.

'Blatantly disparaging remarks': Election Commission complains to Supreme Court on Madras High Court's comment

Delhi/IBNS: The Election Commission of India has gone to the Supreme Court over Madras High Court's "should be booked for murder" comments, saying that the remarks were "blatantly disparaging".

Election Commission approaches Supreme Court on Madras High Court's 'should be booked for murder comment'

Delhi/IBNS: The Election Commission of India has gone to the Supreme Court over Madras High Court's "should be booked for murder" comments.

EC requests Madras HC to restrain media from covering oral conversations

Chennai/IBNS: Days after it was rebuked over its handling of assembly elections amid Covid-19, India's poll body on Friday requested the Madras High Court to restrain media from covering oral conversations in the courtroom, media reports said.

Election Commission deploys 753 coys of Central Forces for final leg of Bengal polls

New Delhi/Kolkata/IBNS: To ensure a free, fair and peaceful election in 11,860 polling booths spread across 35 assembly constituencies in four districts in the eighth and final phase of West Bengal assembly polls scheduled on Thursday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has deployed 753 companies of Central paramilitary forces along with the state police, officials said. 

Bengal polls: ECI traces out TMC leader Anubrata Mondal, puts him under surveillance again

Birbhum/West Bengal/IBNS: Nearly two hours after Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal went out of the Election Commission of India (ECI)'s 'eyes', local machineries of the poll body on Wednesday afternoon found the TMC strongman at Tarapith and put him under strict surveillance again, officials said.

Negative Covid report or two vaccine jabs compulsory for candidates to enter vote counting centres : EC

New Delhi/IBNS: The Election Commission of India has made negative Covdi-19 test or two doses of coronavirus vaccine compulsory for the candidates and their agents who want to enter the vote counting halls in Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry.

Bengal polls: EC serves notice to TMC candidate Firhad Hakim for allegedly abusing BJP, Central forces in viral video

New Delhi/IBNS: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday served a show-cause notice to Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate in Kolkata Port assembly seat, Firhad (Bobby) Hakim, after the BJP had complained about a viral video where he was allegedly abusing the saffron party and Central paramilitary forces, officials said.

Election Commission bans victory processions after poll results on May 2 over Covid-19 spike

New Delhi/IBNS: A day after getting slammed by the Madras High Court, India's poll body on Tuesday banned all victory processions after the declaration of election results in four states and one union territory on May 2 over Covid-19 spike.

West Bengal records 75.06 pct voters' turnout till 5 PM in 7th phase amid tight security arrangements

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid some stray incidents of violence, the seventh phase of West Bengal Assembly polls concluded on Monday with an overall voters' turnout of 75.06 per cent till 5 PM.

EC officers should be booked for murder: Madras HC raps poll body over Covid second wave

Chennai/IBNS: Slamming the poll body over its way of conducting elections in various parts of India, the Madras High Court on Monday held Election Commission of India (ECI) officers solely responsible for the Covid-19 second wave which has crippled the country.

TMC will sue ECI after Bengal assembly polls to ensure fair polls in future : Mamata

Kolkata/IBNS:  The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will move the Supreme Court against the Election Commission of India after the West Bengal assembly polls to ensure free and fair elections in the future, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said, according to media reports.

COVID second wave: ECI bars all roadshows, vehicle rallies for last two phases of Bengal polls

New Delhi/IBNS: In the wake of rapidly rising cases of Covid-19, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday slapped a ban on holding any kind of roadshow and cycle/bike/vehicle rally for the last two phases of West Bengal assembly elections with effect from 7 pm. tonight, officials said. 

Bengal polls: 79 pct voters' turnout recorded in 6th phase, EC cancels road shows for last two rounds

Kolkata/IBNS: Voting for the sixth phase of the high-voltage West Bengal Assembly Election concluded on Thursday with an overall 79 per cent turnout till 5 PM in four districts of the state.