Election Commission Director General given one yr extension

New Delhi: Director General of the Election Commission Dhirendra Ojha has been given a one year extension, a government order said on Friday. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the extension in the central deputation tenure of Ojha, the DG (Media and Communications) of the Election Commission of […]

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Election Commission holds informal discussion on Jammu and Kashmir reorganisation

New Delhi: Following the reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories, the Election Commission (EC) held informal discussions on the latest developments on Tuesday. The poll panel is also learnt to have discussed the proposed delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir, where the Assembly election is due. EC sources said the Ministry of […]

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Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh seeks disqualification waiver from Election Commission

New Delhi: Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang has requested the Election Commission to waive off his disqualification from contesting polls, sources said on Monday. Tamang, whose Sikkim Krantikari Morcha party won in the recently held assembly elections, took over as chief minister on May 27 but he cannot contest elections as he was convicted […]

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Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan kicks up another row

New Delhi: Using expletives and references to dance bars, Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan has kicked up another row and said a society that honours the vulgar cannot progress. The Rampur MP, who is known for his vitriolic outbursts particularly against his one-time colleague and now BJP member Jaya Prada, on Sunday used a victory […]

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Congress responsible for Jammu and Kashmir state of affairs: Home Minister Amit Shah

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah Friday accused the Congress of terrorism in Kashmir and responsible for the state’s current situation, alleging that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s decisions were behind India losing one-third of its territory to Pakistan. He was replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the resolution to extend President’s […]

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Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections will be held as soon as Election Commission gives

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Friday gave its nod to extend President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for another six months beginning July 3, with Home Minister Amit Shah asserting that assembly elections in the state will be held in a democratic, free and fair manner as soon as the Election Commission announces the dates. He […]

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Home Minister Amit Shah moves resolution to extend Prez rule in Jammu and Kashmir for 6 months

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah Friday moved a statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of six months. Moving the resolution, he said since the state assembly has been dissolved and the Election Commission has decided to hold fresh elections in Jammu and Kashmir […]

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Supreme Court seeks Election Commission’s response on Gujarat Congress plea against its decision to hold separate bypolls for 2 RS seats

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Election Commission by June 24 on a plea of the Gujarat Congress, challenging the poll panel’s decision to hold separate bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state. A vacation bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant listed the matter for […]

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Lok Sabha Election 2019 : Oppn leaders meet EC officials, demand verification of VVPAT slips before counting of votes

New Delhi : Leaders of as many as 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday and demanded verification of VVPAT slips of randomly-selected polling stations before the counting of the votes polled in the just-concluded Lok Sabha election begins on May 23 They also demanded that if any discrepancy is found during […]

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Election 2019 : Election Commission issues notice to Sunny Deol for ‘violating’ poll code

New Delhi : The Election Commission has issued a notice to BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol for allegedly violating the model code of conduct. Poll officials took serious note of a public meeting held by Deol in Pathankot on Friday night, after the silent period came in force. They also found that a loud […]

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