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Millennial voters to be enrolled for 2018 Meghalaya polls

Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Election Department is targeting to register millennial voters and has sought the cooperation of political parties in the enrolment of more voters ahead of the 2018 assembly polls, an official said here on Tuesday. We are targeting to enrol around 2,000 millennial voters who would become eligible for voting in 2018, Chief Electoral Officer Frederick ...

2 days ago
Gujarat poll panel chief orders probe against controversial video

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat has ordered the cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad to probe a complaint filed by a rights activist about a video that's viral on social media, alleging it was made with an intention to cause communal divide in the context of the Gujarat Assembly elections. The Gujarat CEO B.B. Swain ordered the cyber crime cell Ahmedabad ...

3 days ago
EC asks Tripura officials to be ready for February polls

Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team that visited Tripura on Thursday and Friday asked the state officials to make all preparations in place for the next assembly polls, due in February next year. A four-member EC team arrived here on Thursday and held a series of meetings for two days. The EC team asked the state officials to make ready all preparations for the comin...

8 days ago
HC notice to EC on Kejriwal's plea

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Election Commission (EC) on a plea filed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal challenging two orders which censured him and ordered the lodging of an FIR against him for violating the model code of conduct. Justice Indermeet Kaur asked the Election Commission to respond to the plea by February 2, 2018. In...

8 days ago
EC holds meeting with poll panel officials of three states

New Delhi/Agartala, Nov 13 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday held a meeting here with Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to take stock of preparations for the February 2018 assembly elections in these states, a Tripura official said. EC officials apprised the three CEOs on the use of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines at all polling station...

9 days ago
Congress wins MP bypoll, party hails victory, Chouhan promises more development

Bhopal, Nov 12 (IANS) Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi was on Sunday declared elected to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly from Chitrakoot constituency, defeating his BJP rival by 14,133 votes. The Congress hailed the victory as an indication of change, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav termed it a sign of increasing distrust and resistance of people in the BJP, while Madhya Prade...

9 days ago
Congress wins MP by-election, party hails victory

Bhopal, Nov 12 (IANS) Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi was on Sunday declared elected to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly from Chitrakoot constituency, defeating his BJP rival by 14,133 votes. Chaturvedi led right from the start of vote count at 8 a.m. and kept increasing his winning lead, officials said. After 19 rounds of counting, he worsted the Bharatiya Janata Party's Shankar Dayal...

11 days ago
PIL filed in Gujarat HC against release of film on Kejriwal

Gandhinagar, Nov 10 (IANS) A PIL demanding stay on the release of film 'An Insignificant Man' based on AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been filed in the Gujarat High Court. The PIL, filed on Thursday, has been posted for hearing on Monday. The Gujarat Assembly elections are in December and the model code of conduct (MCC) is in effect right now. A...

11 days ago
PIL filed in Gujarat HC against release of film on Arvind Kejriwal

Gandhinagar, Nov 10 (IANS) A PIL demanding stay on the release of film 'An Insignificant Man' based on AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been filed in the Gujarat High Court. The PIL was filed on Thursday. The Gujarat Assembly elections are in December and the model code of conduct (MCC) is in effect right now. Advocate Bhavik Samani filed the PIL s...

12 days ago
Polling for Himachal assembly begins

Shimla, Nov 9 (IANS) Polling for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh assembly in a single phase began amid tight security on Thursday, an election official said here. Voters across the state could be seen reaching polling stations even before polling started at 8 a.m. despite cold. There is no report of any delay in starting the poll process, Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput to...

12 days ago
Gujarat students to make their parents pledge to vote: EC

Gandhinagar, Nov 9 (IANS) Gujarat's chief electoral officer B.B. Swain on Wednesday said the pll panel will be using more than 50 lakh students of tate government schools to receive a pledge from their parents to exercise their voting rights in the forthcoming assembly election. The commission will also be using the eminent personalities of 33 districts as district election icons for spr...

14 days ago
Over 1,800 visually challenged persons to cast votes in Himachal

Shimla, Nov 7 (IANS) A total of 1,844 visually challenged persons will exercise their franchise in the November 9 assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput said here on Tuesday. There are 50,25,941 voters in the state. Mandi has the highest number of 671 visually challenged registered voters, and Lahaul and Spiti district the minimum 21 ele...

14 days ago
Facebook to encourage users in Gujarat and Himachal to vote

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Social networking major Facebook on Monday said that it will encourage its users in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh to participate in this years state elections. The social networking major said that it will collaborate with the offices of the Chief Electoral Officer of Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat respectively. As part of this collaboration, Facebook will p...

15 days ago
Implead candidates for defacing walls: Himachal HC

Shimla, Nov 6 (IANS) Acting tough against defacing of walls with poll-related material, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed for impleading as respondents all candidates in the fray in three assembly constituencies in Shimla and its periphery. A Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ajay Mohan Goel issued the order on a petition filed by advocate D...

21 days ago
HC seeks details of action against parties defacing Shimla walls

Shimla, Oct 31 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the state Chief Electoral Officer to inform it about the action initiated against the political parties and candidates who pasted posters on public properties in Shimla. A division bench of acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ajay Mohan Goel passed the order on a petition by one Deven Khanna. Khan...

26 days ago
No deletion of names in September 2017 electoral roll in Gujarat: EC

Gandhinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) In view of several complaints from the people and the opposition Congress, Gujarat's Chief Electoral Officer B.B. Swain on Wednesday said that no names of voters would be deleted from the electoral rolls till the December assembly election process was concluded. The Gujarat CEO office has added almost 15 lakh new voters in the current year after it had declared...

28 days ago
Gujarat poll dates likely Wednesday, BJP government dishes out last-minute sops

Gandhinagar, Oct 24 (IANS) Amid widespread speculation that the Election Commission will finally declare the Gujarat Assembly poll dates on Wednesday, the state government continued its last-minute announcements of welfare schemes and various sops to woo voters before the model code of conduct comes into play. According to sources, the Gujarat elections might be declared on Wednesday and...

28 days ago
Meghalaya Election Department enters Limca Book of Records

Shillong, Oct 24 (IANS) The Meghalaya Election Department has entered Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in the state, an official said on Tuesday. The logo formation was part of Mission Unite (U and I towards Enrolment) as part of the Special drive to enroll young and left out voters in the age categories of 18 to 21 years held in J...

29 days ago
Remove bogus voters from R.K. Nagar before by-election: DMK

Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) The DMK on Monday told the Election Commission to delete all bogus voters from the electoral rolls of R.K. Nagar Assembly constituency before holding by-polls there later this year. DMK MP and Organisation Secretary R.S. Bharathi met Rajesh Lakhoni, Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu, and submitted a petition to this effect. According to the petition, only...

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Gurdaspur LS bypoll counting on Sunday

Chandigarh, Oct 13 (IANS) Counting of votes polled in the October 11 by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency will be held on Sunday and all arrangements have been made in this regard, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V.K. Singh said on Friday. The counting will be done at counting centres in Gurdaspur and Pathankot towns. To ensure peaceful completion of the counting pr...

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