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Election Commission, Bihar Assembly Polls, Nasim Zaidi

Bihar Assembly polls to be completed before November 29: Election Commission

CEC’s announcement puts a lid on speculations that the polls were heading to dates beyond November 29, the day the tenure of the present Assembly expires.


JD(U) wants Election Commission to bar BJP leaders

The JD (U) urged the EC to prevent Union ministers and top BJP leaders, including party president Amit Shah, from attending yoga sessions in Bihar to mark International Yoga Day on Sunday.


Bihar Election Commission puts temporary stay on Nitish’s ‘Bihar@2025’ campaign

“The Bihar@2025 campaign merely wishes to inform people about works done under Nitish Kumar rule in past 10 years, ” says senior minister Vijay Chaudhary.

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EC to question depts over model code of conduct ‘violations’

The Bombay High Court has issued notices to the government, former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and the Election Commission of India on the matter.

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Election Commission likely to introduce ‘preferred time-slot’ for voters

The idea is to essentially encourage voters—particularly in urban areas—to go up to the polling booths and vote.

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EC teams to audit electoral rolls in Bihar

The E-Roll Auditors shall tour the state in three phases starting June 8 to 13. The second phase will last from June 14 to July 15, and third phase from July 16 to 31.


Delhi confidential: Permission Denied

The Election Commission has refused permission to Nirmala Sitharaman for a press conference in Tamil Nadu next week to list out her ministry’s achievements in the last year.

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Congress approaches EC, wants Narendra Modi disqualified as MP

According to an estimate, the cost of the renovation of his election office was approximately Rs 2 crores, the same shall be counted in his election expenses,” the complaint said.


Linking voter card to Aadhaar can lead to abuse of data: Sitaram Yechury to CEC Nasim Zaidi

Yechury termed the exercise by electoral officers as “strange” and expressed concern about the possible misuse of such a database.


At 12,000, Pune district’s voter-Aadhaar linkage lowest

The administration conducted a day-long drive to link Aadhaar numbers to voter IDs on Sunday.


Electoral roll revision: SEC bans transfer of DMs, govt officials

The ban will remain applicable till August 31, when the final electoral roll data would be published.


Achal Joti takes charge as Election Commissioner

Joti has served in various posts in Gujarat, including as Chief Secretary from 2010 to 2013.

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Error-free electoral rolls will be ready by 2016: Nasim Zaidi

In an e-mail interview to The Indian Express, Zaidi talks about his priorities and the challenges at hand.

Earlier in the day, the EC told mediapersons that a number of initiatives have been taken to ensure free and fair elections.

EC database to track repeat poll code violators

During 2014 Lok Sabha polls, EC had come down heavily on speeches by BJP leader Amit Shah and SP leader Azam Khan by bringing their campaigns to a halt.

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EC seeks report into ‘code violation’ by Congress MP

Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury has been sent a showcause notice and we have asked for a report from RO Nandini Saraswati.