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Election Commission (EC)

EC to designate cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as 'national icon'

As part of the three-year agreement, Tendulkar will spread voter awareness

23 Aug 2023 12:44 AM

AA Edit | BRS throws first punch, sets ball rolling for polls

The BRS is aiming to win a third time

23 Aug 2023 12:00 AM

SC rejects plea against Calcutta HC: WB

The apex court also observed that the tenor of the high court order was to ensure a free and fair election in the state

21 Jun 2023 1:33 AM

Uddhav calls party leaders' meet after EC recognises Shinde faction as real Shiv Sena

In a big blow to Thackeray, the EC on Friday allotted the name 'Shiv Sena' and its poll symbol 'bow and arrow' to the group led by CM Shinde

18 Feb 2023 10:24 AM

AA Edit | Wake-up call by SC for a stronger, transparent EC

A democracy is a work in progress, and hence would require reforms

24 Nov 2022 12:21 AM


SC: Constitution called for law on poll panel, but nothing was done in 72 yrs

Bench says it will create a system for appointment of the best man as CEC, recalls Advani calling for collegium-like system

23 Nov 2022 8:45 AM

EC eases election campaign time limit, allows padyatras

The new orders came shortly after the campaigning for the 70 assembly seats of Uttarakhand going to polls on February 14 came to an end

13 Feb 2022 8:27 AM

EC directs states to provide adequate security to star campaigners during poll period

Though the letter does not mention any particular case, Owaisi is one of the lead/star campaigners of the AIMIM for the UP elections

06 Feb 2022 1:28 PM

Election Commission grants relaxation for physical public meetings

The decision was taken after the EC held a meeting with the Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to assess the situation

06 Feb 2022 12:44 PM

Election Commission extends ban on roadshows, padyatras, vehicle rallies till Feb 11

The Commission decided to allow physical public meetings of political parties or contesting candidates with a maximum of 1,000 people

31 Jan 2022 4:21 PM


Ban on physical rallies extended till Jan 31; some relaxations for first 2 polling phases

EC gives nod for public meetings with a maximum of 500 people in the constituencies going to poll in the first two phases

22 Jan 2022 9:05 PM

Election Commission meets health secretary to review holding 'safe' polls

It is learnt that there is a strong possibility of the Assembly polls taking place as scheduled and not being postponed

28 Dec 2021 8:37 AM

EC announces holding bypolls for 3 assembly seats in Bengal, one in Odisha

This will allow Mamata Banerjee a chance to become a member of the state legislative assembly

04 Sep 2021 2:14 PM

Maharashtra: EC to hold elections for 9 vacant legislative council seats on May 21

Sources in the poll panel said a decision was taken on Friday to hold the polls before May 27.

01 May 2020 4:14 PM

Why did EC allow PM, asks CPI(M) as Modi announces anti-sat missile

In the letter, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury lauded the scientists for developing anti-satellite weapon A-SAT.

27 Mar 2019 4:13 PM


EC issues notification for Telangana Assembly elections

Polls are scheduled to be held on December 7 and counting would be held on December 11.

12 Nov 2018 11:32 AM

President Kovind dismisses plea to disqualify 27 AAP MLAs

The plea sought to disqualify 27 AAP MLAs of Delhi for holding office of profit by being appointed as chairpersons of Rogi Kalyan Samitis.

25 Oct 2018 1:14 PM

EC working on proposal to cap election expenses of political parties

An official said EC was examining demands by majority of parties to cap expense and draft reform proposal will be sent to Law Ministry soon.

29 Sep 2018 11:11 AM

Kejriwal questions poll panel on ‘private EVMs’

The RSS-backed ABVP won the three top posts — president, vice president, and joint secretary — in the DUSU election.

15 Sep 2018 12:40 AM

AAP MLAs may seek EC nod to quiz witnesses

The March order had come on the legislators’ pleas challenging their disqualification on grounds of holding office-of-profit.

17 Aug 2018 2:33 AM