Thursday, December 1, 2022

Election Commission

Oppn parties accuse BJP govt of weakening poll body

Opposition parties on Wednesday accused the BJP government of weakening the Election Commission and raised doubts over the selection of poll panel members after the Supreme Court asked the Centre to produce the file on the recent appointment of...

Himachal pradesh records over 65% voter turnout

Himachal Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of 65.92 per cent till 5 pm on Saturday, the Election Commission said, citing provisional polling figures.From capital Shimla to the icy heights of Spiti, people across the state voted braving cold, and...

Record cash, liquor, freebies seized in poll-bound Himachal, Gujarat: EC

Nearly 11 lakh litres of liquor, freebies worth Rs 65 crore and Rs 17.84 crore in cash meant to induce voters have been seized from poll-bound Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the Election Commission (EC) has said, describing it as...

EC pushes for reducing candidates’ cash expenditure limit from Rs 10K to Rs 2K

Election Commission of India has proposed reducing the amount a candidate contesting polls can pay in cash for campaign-related expenditure from the existing Rs 10,000 to Rs 2,000 to make their transactions more transparent, sources said.In the proposal submitted...

Cong questions EC over separate poll dates for Gujarat, Himachal

The Congress on Thursday said the Election Commission must give an explanation to the people of the country as to why it announced the polls to Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assemblies on separate dates even though the votes for...

Uddhav-led Sena gives 3 choices for poll symbol

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction has submitted to the Election Commission its three options of a trident, rising sun or mashaal (burning torch) for its poll symbol, sources said on Sunday.The Election Commission had on Saturday barred the...

Will take steps for major electoral reforms: Rijiju

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has said the Central government will take steps after due consultation for major electoral reforms which are required as per the new changing time and situation.The development comes after the Election Commission noted that...

EC gears up to hold Assembly polls in Tripura, Nagaland & Meghalaya

The Election Commission of India has started preparations for holding the Assembly elections in three North Eastern states-- Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya. The elections to Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland are expected to be held in February next year after...

I-T dept conducts raids, surveys on unrecognised pol’ parties, NGOs

The Income Tax department on Wednesday conducted raids and surveys in various states in separate cases related to alleged tax evasion, violation of FCRA violation and illicit funding of registered unrecognised political parties, official sources said.The coordinated operations were...

J’khand alliance reports leaks from Gov’s office

Leaders of Jharkhand’s ruling JMM-Congress coalition met Governor Ramesh Bais today amid uncertainty over Hemant Soren’s continuation as the Chief Minister and alleged attempts by the BJP to “destabilise” the government, reports NDTV.The MLAs have complained that “leaks” from...