Monday, 27 March, 2023
TopicElection Commission of India

Topic: Election Commission of India

In ‘who is the real Shiv Sena’ battle, Supreme Court orders EC to hold tight

The apex court orally said it would refer the matter to a Constitution bench by 8 August.

‘Mr Ballot Box’ ready to board — why EC books airline seats for presidential poll ballot boxes

Election Commission sends ballot boxes for presidential polls, accompanied by officers, to 14 states & UTs. The boxes get their own seats on flights, booked under name 'Mr Ballot Box'.

Chief Election Commissioner, colleagues curtail tax benefits on sumptuary allowances, use 1 LTC

The decision was taken following the first meeting of the Election Commission after Kumar assumed charge on 15 May.

Silence period is golden, EC reminds TV & digital media amid interviews & rallies on poll day

Reminder comes at a time when PM Modi and UP CM Yogi have given interviews, other leaders have held rallies when 48-hr silence period was applicable in certain poll-bound regions.

SC issues notices to Centre, EC on plea seeking ban of ‘irrational freebies’ ahead of polls

The PIL filed by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay said there should be a ban on such populist measures to gain undue political favour from voters as they violate the Constitution.

SC to consider hearing plea seeking disclosure of candidates’ criminal cases fighting elections

The petition, filed through advocate Ashwini Dubey, also seeks direction to EC to de-register the political party, which violates the directions of the Supreme Court in the matter

Ravidas Jayanti & the Dalit vote — why Punjab parties got EC to shift polling date by 6 days

The EC Monday postponed Punjab assembly elections from 14 to 20 February, avoiding a date on which lakhs of voters would likely be out of state to honour Sant Ravidas.

Election Commission extends ban on public rallies and roadshows till 22 January

While announcing schedule for Assembly election in five states UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab EC had banned public rallies, roadshows, and physical campaigning till 15 January.

2 officials of EC team that visited poll-bound states test positive for Covid-19

The officials are part of the team attached to the three election commissioners. At least one of them travelled to UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa to review poll preparations.

Plans afoot to have 4 cut-off dates for new voters to enrol: ECI tells parliamentary panel

Currently, only an individual who has attained the age of 18 years as on 1 January 2021 or before is eligible to be enrolled in the voters' list.

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NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.