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Bihar assembly elections were the first full-fledged polls to be held amid coronavirus. Over 4 crore of the total over 7 crore voters exercised their franchise. To ensure distancing norms, the EC restricted the number of voters per polling station to 1,000 from 1,200. This led to the increase in the number of polling stations.(AP)

EC preparing for polls next year after Covid safe Bihar elections: CEC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 03:19 PM IST
The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) pointed out that the exercise involved nearly 7.3 crore voters and over 1.06 lakh polling stations.
The digital voter IDs will be verified by the Commission and can only be downloaded on the registered mobile number.(HT file photo)
The digital voter IDs will be verified by the Commission and can only be downloaded on the registered mobile number.(HT file photo)

EC gears up to launch digital voter ID cards

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 03:09 AM IST
While digital voter ID cards will be optional, the commission has extended the provision to all electors and will also allow them to store the card on the government’s digital document safe — Digilocker.
The Election Commission of India building, New Delhi.(HT file)
The Election Commission of India building, New Delhi.(HT file)

EC team in West Bengal to oversee poll preparedness; officials to set off for Tamil Nadu next week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:35 AM IST
While deputy election commissioner Sudeep Jain is already in Kolkata, EC secretary general Umesh Sinha and deputy election commissioner Ashish Kundra will leave for Chennai next week
The Election Commission of India building in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT archive)
The Election Commission of India building in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT archive)

EC team in West Bengal to oversee poll preparedness

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:23 AM IST
The team, headed by deputy election commissioner Sudeep Jain, is likely to meet senior officials in various districts of south and north Bengal over the next two days
The Commission has directed the chief electoral officer of Madhya Pradesh to lodge criminal action with the Economic Offences Wing.(HT File Photo)
The Commission has directed the chief electoral officer of Madhya Pradesh to lodge criminal action with the Economic Offences Wing.(HT File Photo)

EC seeks action on 4 for unaccounted cash during 2019 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections

PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:21 AM IST
The bureaucrats include IPS officers Sushobhan Banerjee, Sanjay and V Madhu Kumar and state police officer Arun Mishra.
File photo: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan.(PTI)
File photo: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan.(PTI)

EC allots pressure cooker to Dhinakaran’s AMMK, Kamal Haasan fails to get battery torch

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) has been allotted the battery torch symbol only for Puducherry in the run-up to the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.
As per the petitioner, if the political parties were permitted to use the election symbols perpetually, for purposes other than elections, it would be highly unjust for candidates not affiliated with recognised parties or independent candidates, as they got fresh symbols before each poll.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
As per the petitioner, if the political parties were permitted to use the election symbols perpetually, for purposes other than elections, it would be highly unjust for candidates not affiliated with recognised parties or independent candidates, as they got fresh symbols before each poll.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

HC seeks EC reply on plea for withdrawing BJP’s election symbol

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jitendra Sarin
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:56 AM IST
According to the counsel for the petitioner, the life of election symbols is only for a specific election and a political party can’t use the symbol as its logo.
The Karnataka legislative assembly passed the Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle ill 2020 by a voice vote.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The Karnataka legislative assembly passed the Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle ill 2020 by a voice vote.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Karnataka assembly passes anti-cow slaughter bill amid bedlam

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 09:36 PM IST
The Opposition Congress claimed that the bill violated the model code of conduct since it was brought in after the announcement of Panchayat Raj polls.
The Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Friday moved a resolution in the assembly suggesting that suitable legal provisions would be incorporated in the AP Panchayat Raj Act, 1994, to prevent the conduct of local body elections against the wishes of the government.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
The Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Friday moved a resolution in the assembly suggesting that suitable legal provisions would be incorporated in the AP Panchayat Raj Act, 1994, to prevent the conduct of local body elections against the wishes of the government.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times (Representative Image))

Andhra’s govt, state EC at loggerheads over local polls

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 03:55 AM IST
The state Assembly on Friday hit out at the state election commission for seeking to conduct elections amid the Covid-19 pandemic and passed a resolution stating that the present situation in the state was not conducive for elections in February 2021.
There are 12.6 million non-resident Indians (NRIs), those holding an Indian passport but ordinarily residing outside the country, spread across more than 200 nations, according to the government.(PTI)
There are 12.6 million non-resident Indians (NRIs), those holding an Indian passport but ordinarily residing outside the country, spread across more than 200 nations, according to the government.(PTI)

‘Can be sold for profit’: Sitaram Yechury warns on postal ballots for NRIs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 09:52 AM IST
The Election Commission of India on 27 November wrote to the Law Ministry to extend the postal ballot facility to overseas electors for the upcoming polls. The amendments, if approved, will have far reaching ramifications as they will not require the nod of Parliament.
Voters living outside India can currently vote only in their respective constituencies.(Representational Image.)
Voters living outside India can currently vote only in their respective constituencies.(Representational Image.)

EC proposes postal ballot for NRIs, asks government to amend law at earliest

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 03:18 PM IST
The EC cited a successful implementation of Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System for service voters and added it is confident that the facility can also be extended to overseas electors
The voting was scheduled for May but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(Representational Photo/PTI)
The voting was scheduled for May but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(Representational Photo/PTI)

BJP, Cong and JD(S) set for another electoral battle as EC notifies panchayat polls

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 03:47 PM IST
The polls are held without using party symbols, but control of gram panchayats is seen by political parties as building blocks to consolidate their power
The petition moved in the Supreme Court seeks directions to the Election Commission of India to use its plenary power conferred under Article 324 of the Constitution to nullify the election results and hold a fresh election if maximum votes have been polled in favour of NOTA in a particular constituency.(HT archive)
The petition moved in the Supreme Court seeks directions to the Election Commission of India to use its plenary power conferred under Article 324 of the Constitution to nullify the election results and hold a fresh election if maximum votes have been polled in favour of NOTA in a particular constituency.(HT archive)

Plea in SC to direct EC to nullify election if NOTA gets most votes

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The plea, filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay earlier this week, also sought directions to restrict the candidates, who have participated in the invalidated election, from taking part in the fresh election to be held in the particular constituency.
Laborers carry coal to load on a truck in Guwahati. The new rules state that no amendment will be required in the EC granted to the plant, even if the source of coal, and consequently, its distance from the thermal power plant changes.(AP)
Laborers carry coal to load on a truck in Guwahati. The new rules state that no amendment will be required in the EC granted to the plant, even if the source of coal, and consequently, its distance from the thermal power plant changes.(AP)

Govt eases norms for thermal power plants, allows coal to be sourced, moved without fresh approvals

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 05:08 AM IST
The change was made in an office memorandum issued by the ministry on November 11, and comes after demands by thermal power plants, who said that the constraints were leading to delays in obtaining coal from new domestic sources.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav along with his brother and party leader Tej Pratap Yadav during a press conference in Patna on Thursday.(ANI)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav along with his brother and party leader Tej Pratap Yadav during a press conference in Patna on Thursday.(ANI)

RJD considers legal challenge to Bihar poll results, EC says election was transparent

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 09:12 PM IST
Tejashwi Yadav had alleged that the irregularities in the counting process had led to the Grand Alliance losing 20 seats that stopped it from reaching the majority figure of 122.
Officials check EVMs at a distribution centre, ahead of local body elections.(PTI/Representative Photo)
Officials check EVMs at a distribution centre, ahead of local body elections.(PTI/Representative Photo)

Bihar Election 2020 Results: More MLAs with criminal records make it to assembly

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 06:09 AM IST
This is higher than the last time as out of 243 MLAs analysed during Bihar assembly elections in 2015, 142(58%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves.
HT Image
HT Image

All party meet for DDC polls: Parties accuse EC of kowtowing to BJP

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:26 AM IST
Dissatisfied over arrangements and alleging favouritism, the Panthers Party staged a walk out
RJD leader Manoj Jha and other party leaders arrive at election office during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna on Nov 10, 2020.(PTI)
RJD leader Manoj Jha and other party leaders arrive at election office during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna on Nov 10, 2020.(PTI)

Parties allege attempt to influence vote count, top poll body responds

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:58 PM IST
The CPI-ML has asked for recounting of votes in light of the slim margin of its defeat in three constituencies.
Ramesh Lohar (extreme right) seen with BJP candidate for the Baroda assembly bypoll with BJP candidate Yogeshwar Dutt during a campaign last week,(HT PHOTO)
Ramesh Lohar (extreme right) seen with BJP candidate for the Baroda assembly bypoll with BJP candidate Yogeshwar Dutt during a campaign last week,(HT PHOTO)

Cong complains to EC after history sheeter enters polling booth in Haryana’s Baroda

Hindyustan Times, Baroda | By Sunil Rahar
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 02:08 PM IST
Ramesh Lohar, a history sheeter,had been seen earlier with BJP candidate Yogeshwar Dutt during the election campaign.
An election rally in Samistipur for the Bihar Assembly election.(Santosh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
An election rally in Samistipur for the Bihar Assembly election.(Santosh Kumar/HT PHOTO)

EC notice to 104 candidates in Bihar assembly polls for not publicising criminal cases

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 12:19 PM IST
An EC directive requires candidates and parties to mandatorily publicise pending criminal cases against the candidates through advertisements in a local and a national newspaper, besides official social media platforms of the political party, and explain reasons for fielding them.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman releasing BJP manifesto during a press conference ahead of Bihar Assembly election at Hotel Chanakya in Patna, Bihar on October 22, 2020.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman releasing BJP manifesto during a press conference ahead of Bihar Assembly election at Hotel Chanakya in Patna, Bihar on October 22, 2020.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: BJP’s promise of free vaccine not a violation of election code, says EC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 03:01 AM IST
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who released BJP’s 11-point Sankalp Patra (document of pledges) for the elections in Patna last week, said as soon as Covid-19 vaccine is available, every person in Bihar will get free vaccination.
Congress leader Kamal Nath during a press conference in Bhopal.(AP File Photo)
Congress leader Kamal Nath during a press conference in Bhopal.(AP File Photo)

EC revokes ‘star campaigner’ status of Kamal Nath over violations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 01:46 AM IST
The poll body has taken note of Kamal Nath’s speech on October 13 in which he said chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan treated the “mafia” and “milawatkhor” (adulterators) like gods.
An election officer wears a face shield as a protective measure against Covid at a polling station in Paliganj on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
An election officer wears a face shield as a protective measure against Covid at a polling station in Paliganj on Wednesday.(AP Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Millions cast votes in Bihar under the shadow of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 05:16 AM IST
Bihar assembly election 2020: Roughly 11.5 million voted even as some complained of mask shortage and Covid norms’ violations
According to the transcript of the video, made part of the notice, Imarti Devi said after the person left the chief minister’s post in Madhya Pradesh, he became “insane”.(File Photo)
According to the transcript of the video, made part of the notice, Imarti Devi said after the person left the chief minister’s post in Madhya Pradesh, he became “insane”.(File Photo)

EC notice to BJP candidate for calling political rival ‘insane’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Imarti Devi, who is also a minister in the Madhya Pradesh government, did not name the political rival in a video on social media.
The EC advice came days after the poll body asked Nath to explain his alleged sexist description that triggered much outrage ahead of the crucial by-polls to 28 assembly seats in the state.(File photo)
The EC advice came days after the poll body asked Nath to explain his alleged sexist description that triggered much outrage ahead of the crucial by-polls to 28 assembly seats in the state.(File photo)

MP by-election: EC advises Kamal Nath to not use words like ‘item’; asks Vijayvargiya to explain remarks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:57 AM IST
The EC has given Kailash Vijayvargiya 48 hours to explain his ‘chunnu-munnu’ remark
By-elections to eight seats in Gujarat to be held on November 3.(PTI file photo for representation)
By-elections to eight seats in Gujarat to be held on November 3.(PTI file photo for representation)

81 candidates in row for bypolls to 8 assembly seats in Gujarat

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Out of 102 nominations received by the EC for eight seats, 21 forms were withdrawn till Monday, leaving 81 candidates in the fray, a release from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer said.
Elections to the 243-seat Bihar assembly will be held in three phases--October 28, November 3, and 7, and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.(Parwaz Khan/HT file photo)
Elections to the 243-seat Bihar assembly will be held in three phases--October 28, November 3, and 7, and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.(Parwaz Khan/HT file photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: EC relaxes timeline for registration of parties in view of Covid-19 restrictions

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 06:59 AM IST
As per the existing ECI guidelines, a party seeking registration has to submit an application to the Commission within 30 days following the date of its formation.
Asserting that it was impossible to maintain social distancing during an election campaign, Kumarswamy pointed out how he had come down with a fever after two days of campaigning in Sira assembly constituency. (Photo @JanataDal_S)
Asserting that it was impossible to maintain social distancing during an election campaign, Kumarswamy pointed out how he had come down with a fever after two days of campaigning in Sira assembly constituency. (Photo @JanataDal_S)

‘If they had common sense…’: HD Kumaraswamy on polls amid Covid

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:53 PM IST
The JDS leader was referring to the assembly polls scheduled in Bihar as well as several bypolls across the country, including the RR Nagar and Sira assembly seats.
An ECI team, led by chief election commissioner Sunil Arora, is on a three-day visit to Bihar to review poll preparedness.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
An ECI team, led by chief election commissioner Sunil Arora, is on a three-day visit to Bihar to review poll preparedness.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

EC removes Bihar excise commissioner

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 08:20 AM IST
An ECI team, led by chief election commissioner Sunil Arora, held meetings with officials from 26 districts and enforcement agencies, including the excise and income tax departments.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora with Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra.(PTI File)
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora with Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra.(PTI File)

EC announces dates for 56 assembly and one parliamentary by-poll, voting on Nov 3 and 7

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 05:24 PM IST
The results of the elections will be declared by November 12 at the latest, with counting taking place on November 10
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