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EC Permits Govt To Use Electoral Data For COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

The Election Commission (EC) has acceded to the Health Ministry's appeal to share electoral roll data for identifying people above 50-years for the COVID-19 vaccination drive. However, the EC has ordered the health authorities to delete all the data once inoculation exercise ends. While the ministry will use the latest electoral roll data to identify the priority list, it has identified 12 identity documents, including driving licence, Aadhar… read-more

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 07:02 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Covid -19, Covid Vaccination, Union Health Ministry, Election Commission

Courtesy: Business Standard

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EC Directs To File Case On Illegal Cash Transactions In 2019 Polls

Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer has been directed by the Election Commission to file a criminal case against four government officers for illegal cash transactions during the 2019 polls. Moreover, the EC has directed the order to the Union Home Secretary to ensure appropriate measures are taken against the perpetrators. Commenting on the issue, MP Minister Vishwas Sarang alleged the amount for needy had been diverted to Congress… read-more

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 02:54 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Election Commission, Kamal Nath, Madhya Pradesh, Illegal Cash

Courtesy: India Today

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Kerala EC Releases Guidelines For COVID Affected To Vote In Local Polls

Kerala's State Election Commission has announced guidelines on November 26 for COVID-19 positive and quarantined patients to vote in the local body elections slated in December. While providing postal ballots for the affected and quarantined, authorities will ensure last hour voting at polling booths for those who test positive a day before the polls. Reportedly, polling officers will visit the isolated with ballots by prior information… read-more

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 - 02:00 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Kerala, Election Commission, Corona virus, Election

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Supreme Court Puts A Hold On Election Commission's Decision To Remove Kamal Nath As Star Campaigner

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Supreme Court Stays Election Commission's Decision To Remove Kamal Nath

The Supreme Court on November 2 put a hold on the Election Commission's decision to remove Kamal Nath as a star campaigner for Madhya Pradesh by-elections.  The Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that EC holds no power to pass such a decision, adding that it is the party that decides its star campaigner. Kamal Nath was removed from his position of by EC on October 30 for violating the code of conduct.

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 03:01 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Kamal Nath, Election Commission, Supreme Court, Congress Party

Courtesy: NDTV News

Man carrying her mother to polling booth in Bihar

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Patna: Free Uber Rides To Polling Booths For Elderly, Differently-abled Voters

In a novel initiative, the Election Commission will provide free 'Uber rides' to polling booths to voters who are differently-abled or above 80 years, in Patna. Rides up to Rs 120 will be free and exceeding fare will be borne by the voter. Eligible voters will need to get a code by calling on toll-free number 18003451950. Constituencies of Digha, Bankipur, Kumhrar and Patna Sahib will go to the polls on November 3.

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 02:36 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Bihar Elections, Election Commission, Patna, JDU, RJD, Tejashwi Yadav, Nitish Kumar

Courtesy: New Indian Express

Kamal Nath

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MP: Election Commission Cancels "Star Campaigner" Status Of Kamal Nath

The Election Commission on October 30 cancelled the "star campaigner" status of Congress leader and Former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath. Announcing the decision, the commission said that the veteran leader has violated the "model code of conduct" several times while campaigning. Without the status, Nath's election expenses will… read-more

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 07:54 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Kamal Nath, Indian National Congress, Madhya Pradesh, Election Commission

Courtesy: NDTV

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Bihar Polls: Phase One Records 54.3% Voter Turnout

Recording a voter turnout of 54.3%, the Bihar Assembly elections' phase-1 completed on October 28 without any major problems. The experts opined that the rural mass have voted more enthusiastically than the urban population. The Election Commission also thanked people for voting even amid the virus threat. Reportedly, the voting percentage is higher than that of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and Banka constituency recorded highest voter turnout… read-more

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 07:53 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Bihar Assembly Elections, Election Commission, Bihar, voting

Courtesy: The Times Of India

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BJP Accuses Rahul Gandhi of Violating 'Model Code of Conduct'; Complains To EC

Rahul Gandhi's tweet on October 28, requesting votes for the 'Mahagathbandhan' in Bihar elections has been termed as a violation of the 'Model Code of Conduct', by the BJP. BJP has approached the Election Commission in this regard. Rahul's action is said to be a violation as the first phase of voting had already begun and EC directs parties and individuals to refrain from election campaign 48 hours before polling.

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 04:25 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Bihar Assembly Elections, Rahul Gandhi, BJP, Election Commission

Courtesy: The Times Of India

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Bihar Polls: Election Commission Data Shows Stark Decline In Young Voters

Amid 'youth' and 'employment’ stirring Bihar polls, Election Commission data shows a stark decline in young voters. While the under-30 voters dropped by 12.4%, the first-time (18-19 year) voters' count fell to 11.17 lakh from 24.13 lakh in 2015. Citing COVID-19 spread as reason, EC sources said they could not undertake awareness and enrolment campaign aggressively. However, average 74,000 young-voters in each constituency still hold the… read-more

Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 10:15 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Bihar Assembly Elections, Bihar, Election Commission, Youth, jobs unemployment, Employment, RJD, JDU, BJP, LJP, Congress

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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चुनाव आयोग के निर्देशानुसार बिहार सरकार ने दो जिला आबकारी अधीक्षकों को निलंबित और चार जिला आबकारी अधीक्षकों को स्थानांतरित कर दिया है। अरवल जिला आबकारी अधीक्षक नितिन कुमार और शेखपुरा जिले के आबकारी अधीक्षक बिपिन कुमार को निलंबित किया गया है। वहीं जहानाबाद, बक्सर, लखीसराय और जमुई के जिला आबकारी अधीक्षकों को स्थानांतरित कर  पोस्टिंग की प्रतीक्षा में रखा गया है। बिहार विधानसभा चुनाव 2020 के तीसरे चरण की तैयारियों के बीच हुई निगरानी में… read-more

Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 09:07 AM / by तूलिका स्वाति

Tags: Bihar Elections, Elections, Election Commission, Bihar, Bihar Assembly Elections

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