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.
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.