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BJD Leads In 76 Of 108 Odisha Civic Bodies

BJD Leads In 76 Of 108 Odisha Civic Bodies

The ruling BJD was leading in three municipal corporations and 73 other urban local bodies in Odisha as the counting of votes was underway, according to State Election Commission.

26 March 2022
Odisha Registers 65% Voting In Urban Polls Amid Sporadic Violence

Odisha Registers 65% Voting In Urban Polls Amid Sporadic Violence

Nearly 65% of voters exercised their franchise in the 106 civic bodies, while about 54% people turned out to cast their votes to elect councillors to 3...

25 March 2022

Nearly 8 Lakh Voters In Five States Went For NOTA Option

The 'NOTA' option on electronic voting machines, introduced in 2013, has its own symbol -- a ballot paper with a black cross across it.

‘Chip Put Inside People’s Mind Is Playing A Big Role’: Asaduddin Owaisi On UP Poll Results

‘Chip Put Inside People’s Mind Is Playing A Big Role’: Asaduddin Owaisi On UP Poll Results

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, whose party couldn’t secure a seat in UP elections said: ‘Success has definitely happened. But, it is the success of...

11 March 2022

BJP Demands EC Action Against Akhilesh Yadav Over Remarks On Poll Process

BJP petitioned the Election Commission demanding action against Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav for allegedly trying to incite anti-social elements...

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09 March 2022
What Are The Rules For EVMs? What Is The Controversy? All We Know So Far

What Are The Rules For EVMs? What Is The Controversy? All We Know So Far

After SP chief Akhilesh Yadav's accusations of EVM tampering two days ahead of the results of Assembly Elections in five states, the spotlight is back on the...


07 March 2022
Repolling Announced For Six Booths In Manipur On March 8

Repolling Announced For Six Booths In Manipur On March 8

Manipur Election 2022: The repolling will begin at 7 am and conclude by 4 pm in Ukhrul, Kalhang, Pen, Ngamju, Yangkhullen and Mao Marafii.


25 February 2022
Odisha: SEC Announces Polls To 109 Civic Bodies On March 24

Odisha: SEC Announces Polls To 109 Civic Bodies On March 24

The polling will be held for 47 municipalities, 59 notified area councils (NACs) and municipal corporations of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Berhampur.


19 February 2022
UP: Action Recommended Against Zonal Magistrate For Negligence During Poll Duty In Kairana

UP: Action Recommended Against Zonal Magistrate For Negligence During Poll Duty In Kairana

Superintendent of Police Sukriti Madhav said that an extra EVM machine was found in the vehicle of the zonal magistrate after polling in Kairana on February 10.


19 February 2022
Extra EVM Machine Found, Zonal Magistrate In UP's Kairana To Face Action

Extra EVM Machine Found, Zonal Magistrate In UP's Kairana To Face Action

Authorities in Uttar Pradesh recommended action against zonal magistrate, suspended a police constable and a home guard for negligence during poll duty.


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10 February 2022
UP Polls: SP Chief Urges EC To Take Action Wherever There Are Allegations On EVM Malfunctioning

UP Polls: SP Chief Urges EC To Take Action Wherever There Are Allegations On EVM Malfunctioning

The first phase of polling, which started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm, is being held in 58 assembly seats spread across 11 districts in the western...


30 April 2021
Omission And Commission

Omission And Commission

The central poll panel’s legacy as a guarantor of democratic tenets in the conduct of elections is taking hit after damaging hit


10 April 2021
Assam EVM Row: ECI Orders Repolling In Four Polling Booths On April 20

Assam EVM Row: ECI Orders Repolling In Four Polling Booths On April 20

The ECI order came after an electronic voting machine (EVM) was found in a car belonging to the wife of a BJP candidate.


06 April 2021
EVMs, VVPATs Found At TMC Leader's Residence, Polling Officer Suspended

EVMs, VVPATs Found At TMC Leader's Residence, Polling Officer Suspended

The incident came into light when villagers spotted a vehicle with an Election Commission sticker outside the house of the TMC leader in the early hours, after...


03 April 2021
Assam EVM Row: Incident Occurred Due To 'Foolishness' Of Presiding Officer, Says EC

Assam EVM Row: Incident Occurred Due To 'Foolishness' Of Presiding Officer, Says EC

The EC ordered repolling in polling station 179 of Ratabari seat in Assam after a controversy erupted when a polling party carried an EVM in a vehicle that...


02 April 2021
Assam Assembly Polls: Police Fire Rubber Bullets At Mob To Stop EVM Snatching, 2 Injured

Assam Assembly Polls: Police Fire Rubber Bullets At Mob To Stop EVM Snatching, 2 Injured

A crowd of over 500 people attempted to snatch the EVM alleging rigging by BJP and UPPL members which the police tried to disperse by firing rubber bullets


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02 April 2021
Election Commission On Backfoot As EVM Controversy Hits Assam

Election Commission On Backfoot As EVM Controversy Hits Assam

The Election Commission on Friday ordered repolling in polling station 179 of Ratabari seat in Assam after a video surfaced on social media which allegedly...


02 April 2021
'Rethink Use Of EVMs': Priyanka Gandhi After Video Shows Them In BJP Leader's Car In Assam

'Rethink Use Of EVMs': Priyanka Gandhi After Video Shows Them In BJP Leader's Car In Assam

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said the Election Commission should act decisively on such complaints and that a serious re-evaluation of the use of EVM’s...


28 February 2021
Voting For Local Body Polls Begins In Gujarat On Sunday

Voting For Local Body Polls Begins In Gujarat On Sunday

Eligible voters, including leaders from various political parties, arrived at the booths to cast their vote after polling began at 7 am and will continue till...


28 February 2021
Voting For Local Body Polls Begins In Gujarat On Sunday

Voting For Local Body Polls Begins In Gujarat On Sunday

Eligible voters, including leaders from various political parties, arrived at the booths to cast their vote after polling began at 7 am and will continue till...


25 November 2020
Plea In SC Seeks Use Of Ballot Paper In Polls Instead Of EVMs

Plea In SC Seeks Use Of Ballot Paper In Polls Instead Of EVMs

Plea alleges that EVMs are prone to error and several other countries have banned its use.


15 November 2020
Nearly 160 Tonnes Of Biomedical Waste Generated During Bihar Polls

Nearly 160 Tonnes Of Biomedical Waste Generated During Bihar Polls

The Election Commission had procured 18 lakh face shields, 70 lakh face masks, 5.4 lakh single-use rubber gloves.


11 November 2020
Bihar Assembly Elections: Over 7 Lakh Voters Opt For NOTA

Bihar Assembly Elections: Over 7 Lakh Voters Opt For NOTA

The 'NOTA' option on electronic voting machines, introduced in 2013, has its own symbol -- a ballot paper with a black cross across it.


04 November 2020
Not Scared Of 'Modi Voting Machine', Says Rahul Gandhi At Bihar Poll Rally

Not Scared Of 'Modi Voting Machine', Says Rahul Gandhi At Bihar Poll Rally

"Truth is truth, justice is justice. I am fighting a war of ideology against this man…”, he said while addressing an election rally in Bihar.


03 November 2020
Madhya Pradesh Observes 66.28% Voter Turnout Till 6 pm Amid Reports of Violence

Madhya Pradesh Observes 66.28% Voter Turnout Till 6 pm Amid Reports of Violence

Polling began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm, while adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions


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