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Sushil Chandra takes charge as 24th Chief Election Commissioner

Chandra was appointed as an Election Commissioner on February 14, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

ECI working towards app-based e-voting: CEC

"We are very hopeful by 2024 Lok Sabha elections you will see a lot of fundamental differences the way ECI is working, including e-voting," said Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora

Newspaper objects to ‘tainted’ IAS officer becoming TN poll observer

Sreeram Venkitaraman has been posted by the Election Commission as poll observer for the Thiru.vi.ka Nagar constituency and Egmore constituency in Chennai

Poll dates for four State assemblies, Puducherry announced

The counting of votes in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry (Union Territory) will be held on May 2

GHMC polls: Lalithabagh Congress candidate’s kin seek protection

Mohd Imran, the brother of Mohd Irfan, who is contesting on a Congress ticket from Lalithabagh, in a letter to the CEC said they were facing a threat to life from the AIMIM

Bihar polls: First phase passes off peacefully with 54.26 pc voter turnout

The polls were held in 71 constituencies spread across 16 districts amid tight security and strict COVID-19 regulations in place

Disqualify Kavitha from contesting Council polls: BJP

Hyderabad: Telangana State BJP on Sunday urged the Chief Election Commissioner to reject nomination papers of former MP K Kavitha for allegedly suppressing facts...

Former chief election commissioner T N Seshan passes away

"His efforts towards electoral reforms have made our democracy stronger and more participative. Pained by his demise. Om Shanti."

HCA Apex Council to meet on November 4

There is a slight hitch as the Azharuddin-elected body has to get a green signal from the State High Court even after the elections were successfully completed on September 27

Sampath gears up for new role

The low-profile Sampath, who assumed office on Tuesday, meant business straightaway. Ready for the new challenge, the former Andhra Pradesh-cadre IAS officer, said every election is challenging in its own way.  

‘1000% confident’ TDP will retain power, says Chandrababu Naidu

"I am 1,000 per cent confident that TDP will win the elections. I do not have even 0.1 per cent doubt. We are going to win," he told a press conference here.

EC must be transparent

Never in the recent past did the conduct of the EC come under cloud as it happened in the just-concluded general elections

Conditional nod for Andhra Pradesh cabinet meet

Amaravati: The Election Commission on Monday granted conditional permission for the Andhra Pradesh government to conduct a Cabinet meet on Tuesday to discuss relief...

TDP defends Vemuru, says EC trying to avoid ‘EVM issue’

The EC had objected to security researcher Hari Prasad Vemuru's presence in the delegation, which took up the matter of EVM malfunctioning with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.

Chandrababu Naidu approaches EC, demands paper ballot system

TDP chief alleged that the poll body “failed to live up to the spirit of constitutional duty” during elections in AP

Air Strike, interim budget will benefit BJP in LS polls: Psephologist Bhawesh Jha

Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora, informed that the final electoral roles have a total number of voters in the vicinity of 900 million.

Important committees in news

The committee will be headed by former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswami.

Telangana ready for LS polls, CS tells CEC

Joshi apprised the CEC about the manner in which the State Legislative Assembly were organised in a peaceful manner in December last.

CEC all praise for poll arrangements

The provision of ramps, drinking water, toilets, electricity and waiting rooms at the 32,796 polling stations set up for the December 7 elections was hundred per cent complete.

Election Commission satisfied with poll arrangements in Telangana

Rawat explained that the theme of this elections was 'Accessible to All' and hence, efforts were being made to facilitate more People with Disabilities (PWDs) to exercise their vote.

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