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Umesh Sinha, secretary general, Election Commission of India, addresses the press regarding the preparedness for Tamil Nadu Assembly elections 2021, in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI)

ECI to tackle influence of money, freebies and liquor in Tamil Nadu assembly election

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:21 PM IST
In 2019, the ECI cancelled elections in the Vellore parliamentary seat in Tamil Nadu after bundles of banknotes worth more than Rs10 crore were found in a warehouse belonging to a member of a political party
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses at Kisaan Sammelan in Ujjain.(ANI)
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses at Kisaan Sammelan in Ujjain.(ANI)

MP govt cautious over EC order in probe against officers, ministers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 12:59 AM IST
When asked by journalists about the findings of the report, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said: “The law will take its own course and nobody will be spared.”
Image for representation.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Image for representation.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Bengal may follow Bihar-model to hold assembly polls amid pandemic

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 12:07 AM IST
Assembly elections in Bihar were held in November when the Covid-19 pandemic was still raging.
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.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)

EC sets the ball rolling for Bengal polls in 2021; calls all-party meeting

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 12:03 AM IST
With the Bihar elections coming to an end by the end of this week, the ECI is now gradually shifting its focus towards Bengal where assembly polls are expected in the next few months.
The polling commenced at 7 am with voters lined up across polling booths to exercise their franchise amid tight arrangements made due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in the country.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)
The polling commenced at 7 am with voters lined up across polling booths to exercise their franchise amid tight arrangements made due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in the country.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Polling percentage stands at 53.51% in second phase

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Polling was held in 94 constituencies across 17 districts in the second phase. The first phase of polling which happened on October 28 in 71 constituencies saw a voter turnout of 54 per cent.
A vehicle set afire by an angry mob during a protest over the recent police firing during a Durga Puja event in Munger, Bihar, on Thursday.(PTI)
A vehicle set afire by an angry mob during a protest over the recent police firing during a Durga Puja event in Munger, Bihar, on Thursday.(PTI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: ECI orders removal of Munger SP, DM after protests turn violent

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 04:51 PM IST
On Thursday morning, an angry mob went on a rampage in Munger town against the district police administration’s alleged indiscriminate firing and destroyed public properties worth lakhs of rupees and torched several police vehicles
Hundreds of people have been gathering for rallies addressed by Madhya Pradesh leaders in the run up to assembly bypoll(PTI)
Hundreds of people have been gathering for rallies addressed by Madhya Pradesh leaders in the run up to assembly bypoll(PTI)

MP High Court frowns upon large political rallies amid Covid-19 pandemic

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Gwalior | By Ranjan and Mahesh Shivhare
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:08 PM IST
The High Court observed that right to health and life of a common man is comparatively more exalted, sacred and precious compared to the right to canvassing and campaigning for a candidate.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper Ramesh Kumar who died in the line of duty during the 2002 Jammu and Kashmir elections. (HT Photo)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper Ramesh Kumar who died in the line of duty during the 2002 Jammu and Kashmir elections. (HT Photo)

Election Commission compensates slain CRPF jawan’s wife after 18 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Officials said only two such cases were found related to Jammu & Kashmir and were being immediately addressed. The Election Commission is working out the modalities to ensure such payments are expedited
A view of the Election Commission of India building, Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Election Commission of India building, Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

ECI’s indifference to hold Bihar council polls raises eyebrows

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Elections on eight council seats were due on May 24, another fell vacant in July.
Election Commission of India (ECI) held discussions on Tuesday with the legislative affairs wing of the Union law ministry and made a fresh push for electoral reforms(ANI Photo)
Election Commission of India (ECI) held discussions on Tuesday with the legislative affairs wing of the Union law ministry and made a fresh push for electoral reforms(ANI Photo)

EC for making paid news poll offence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 12:34 AM IST
Top ECI officials also urged legislative secretary G Narayan Raju to make suitable changes in the law to link voters list or electoral rolls with Aadhaar numbers. Such linking, ECI officials say, will eradicate duplicate entries.
Election commission officials during the counting of votes for Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections, inside a counting station, Gole Market, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Election commission officials during the counting of votes for Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections, inside a counting station, Gole Market, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

EC, former chief spar over model poll code in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 04:28 AM IST
In an article, former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S Y Quraishi criticised the poll panel for stopping short of ordering First Information Reports (FIRs) against BJP MPs Pravesh Verma and Anurag Thakur for their hate speech.
BJP supporters wave party flags during a campaign rally in New Delhi on Thursday.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
BJP supporters wave party flags during a campaign rally in New Delhi on Thursday.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

BJP supporters erupt into ‘goli maro’ slogans at Delhi poll rally, asked to stop

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 07:45 AM IST
In west Delhi’s Rohini, BJP leader and Union minister Anurag Thakur Thursday participated in a “tiranga yatra” organised by a group of lawyers in support of BJP candidate Vijender Gupta.
Voting in the Delhi assembly polls will be held on February 8, and the results will be declared on February 11.(dustan Times)
Voting in the Delhi assembly polls will be held on February 8, and the results will be declared on February 11.(dustan Times)

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Here’s how Voter ID cards are verified

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 06:26 PM IST
As many as 1.46 crore people will vote in the Delhi Assembly 2020 election. Polling will be held in 13,750 polling booths spread across 2,689 locations in Delhi.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora addressing a press conference in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora addressing a press conference in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi Assembly elections to be held on February 8, counting of votes on February 11 and all the latest updates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The term of the assembly, in which the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 67 of the 70 seats in 2015, ends on February 22, 2020.
The term of the assembly, in which the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 67 of the 70 seats in 2015, ends on February 22, 2020.

EC sets wheels in motion for Delhi polls in new year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 11:18 PM IST
Officials from the state election office and government departments said the elections to the Capital were likely to be announced between January 7 and 12, and conducted within three to four weeks from the date of announcement.
Repolling will be held in booth number 36 in Sesai assembly constituency on Monday(PTI)
Repolling will be held in booth number 36 in Sesai assembly constituency on Monday(PTI)

Repolling in one booth in Jharkhand’s Sesai seat on Monday

Ranchi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 07:33 AM IST
The repolling was ordered by the Election Commission of India upon recommendation of Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey, an Election Commission release said here on Sunday.
HT Image
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Hoshiarpur court summons Badals in 2009 forgery case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 10:18 PM IST
The court was hearing a case of forgery and cheating filed by Malta Boat Tragedy Probe Mission chairman Balwant Singh Khera.
Election duty staff ink marks a voter's finger at a poling booth in Bangalore during the Karnataka Assembly Election. (UNI Photo)
Election duty staff ink marks a voter's finger at a poling booth in Bangalore during the Karnataka Assembly Election. (UNI Photo)

Doorstep voting facility for senior citizens, disabled this election in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Jharkhand’s chief electoral officer (CEO), Vinay Kumar Choubey, said the Election Commission of India (ECI) has made provision for voting through postal ballot for senior citizens above the age of 80 years and persons with disability (PWD).
WhatsApp said that it wanted to work with the Indian government to safeguard the privacy of its Indian users. (Representative image)(REUTERS Photo)
WhatsApp said that it wanted to work with the Indian government to safeguard the privacy of its Indian users. (Representative image)(REUTERS Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 AM: WhatsApp says it ‘notified govt about security issue in May’ and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Cases containing electronic voting machines sit in a strong room before the beginning of vote counting.(AP Photo)
Cases containing electronic voting machines sit in a strong room before the beginning of vote counting.(AP Photo)

Himachal Pradesh bypolls: All set for counting of votes today

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 10:57 PM IST
The counting process will begin at 8 am.
The Election Commission team to Jharkhand will comprise of two deputy election commissioners, two director generals and one secretary.(ANI Photo)
The Election Commission team to Jharkhand will comprise of two deputy election commissioners, two director generals and one secretary.(ANI Photo)

ECI team to visit Jharkhand on Oct 17-18, assembly poll dates likely to be announced after Diwali

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2019 01:29 PM IST
The chief electoral office of Jharkhand has published the revised electoral roll for the state. Names of eligible voters could be added to electoral roll till nomination process was on, officials said.
The Madras High Court directed the Election Commission of India to recount all postal ballots and three rounds of regular votes of EVMs polled in Radhapuram assembly constituency in Tirunelveli district in 2016.(PTI)
The Madras High Court directed the Election Commission of India to recount all postal ballots and three rounds of regular votes of EVMs polled in Radhapuram assembly constituency in Tirunelveli district in 2016.(PTI)

Madras HC orders recount of votes in 2016 assembly elections in TN’s Radhapuram seat

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2019 09:29 PM IST
The High Court passed the order on a petition filed DMK candidate M Appavu alleging irregularities in the counting in the May 16, 2016 elections. Appavu had lost the election by 49 votes to AIADMK’s I S Inbadurai.
Sikkim CM can now contest bypolls after Election Commission reduced his disqualification period to one year and one month.(@KirenRijiju/Twitter)
Sikkim CM can now contest bypolls after Election Commission reduced his disqualification period to one year and one month.(@KirenRijiju/Twitter)

Sikkim CM gets major relief as EC allows him to contest polls; opposition targets BJP

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 10:50 PM IST
The Election Commission noted that before 2003, disqualification applied in case of conviction for two or more years. Sikkim Chief Minister Tamang was convicted in a corruption case in 1996-97 and jailed for one year in 2017.
The Election Commission of India (ECI), the poll watchdog, is making a renewed effort to get the law ministry to approve measures to give it more teeth by empowering it to deregister political parties and bar contestants from running for election to two seats(ANI Photo)
The Election Commission of India (ECI), the poll watchdog, is making a renewed effort to get the law ministry to approve measures to give it more teeth by empowering it to deregister political parties and bar contestants from running for election to two seats(ANI Photo)

Election Commission to approach government for more power

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 11:58 PM IST
The ECI also wants the facility of casting votes through postal ballots to be extended to people engaged in essential services, which will be identified on the basis of the nature of the services they provide.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday told the Supreme Court it was ready to defer bypolls to the 15 Karnataka assembly constituencies(HT File)
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday told the Supreme Court it was ready to defer bypolls to the 15 Karnataka assembly constituencies(HT File)

Will defer Karnataka bypolls till Supreme Court verdict on 17 MLAs: Election Commission

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 01:32 AM IST
ECI’s representation came six days after the poll body announced by-elections to the seats on October 21, with the results to be announced three days later, and set September 30 as the last day for filing nominations.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday allotted the ‘farmer driving a tractor’ symbol to the JD(U) after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which had a similar symbol, lodged a complaint for the state’s polls.(HT image)
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday allotted the ‘farmer driving a tractor’ symbol to the JD(U) after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which had a similar symbol, lodged a complaint for the state’s polls.(HT image)

JD(U) gets ‘farmer driving a tractor’ symbol in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:32 AM IST
The party headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar will fight the assembly polls in Maharashtra with ‘diesel pump’ as its election symbol.
The electors’ verification programme would continue till October 15(Sanchit Khanna/HT File PHOTO)
The electors’ verification programme would continue till October 15(Sanchit Khanna/HT File PHOTO)

Drive for Delhi citizens to correct details in voter rolls from today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 03:08 PM IST
The electors’ verification programme would continue till October 15, after which the special summary revision of the electoral roll would kick off. The final roll would be published by the second week of January 2020. The term of the Delhi assembly ends in February and polls are to be held before that.
Jharkhand state JD(U) president Salkhan Murmu (in white kurta) talking to media persons in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, August 27,2019.(Manoj Kumar / HT Photo)
Jharkhand state JD(U) president Salkhan Murmu (in white kurta) talking to media persons in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, August 27,2019.(Manoj Kumar / HT Photo)

JD(U) symbol for Jharkhand assembly polls could be ‘farmer driving tractor’

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 01:47 PM IST
The ECI had rejected JD-U’s plea to allow it to fight elections in Jharkhand on ‘arrow’ symbol after hearing a petition by JMM, which contended that ‘bow and arrow’ has been their election symbol from the beginning and if JD-U was allowed to contest state poll on ‘arrow’, it would confuse their voters.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the alleged publication of a picture of a convict in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case on the official advertisements of the Punjab state Election Commission.(ANI Photo)
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the alleged publication of a picture of a convict in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case on the official advertisements of the Punjab state Election Commission.(ANI Photo)

DCW notice to EC for using photo of gang-rape convict

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 03:14 AM IST
“Shockingly, the convict has been described as a brand ambassador of the Election Commission,” the notice read.
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