Assam: Repoll in one polling station after EVM controversy

The Election Commission on Friday ordered a repoll at a polling station in Ratabari seat of Assam after the presiding officer carried the EVM after polling in a vehicle which reportedly belonged to a BJP candidate. In a statement, the EC said the presiding officer and three other officials have been placed under suspension. "Although […]


Full bench of Election Commission arrives in Kolkata

It will take stock of election preparedness by meeting party representatives and officials of regulatory agencies The full bench of the Election Commission of India led by Chief Election Commissioner of India (CEC) Sunil Arora arrived in city on Wednesday. Mr. Arora is accompanied Election Commissioners Rajiv Kumar and Sushil Chandra, and on Thursday the […]


EC will take steps to ensure inducement-free polls: Sinha

‘Those trying to influence voters will face strict punishment’ Pointing out that Tamil Nadu elections always have the element of “expenditure sensitivity”, Secretary General of the Election Commission of India (EC), Umesh Sinha, on Tuesday said comprehensive preparation would be done to make the elections inducement-free and influence-free. Mr. Sinha, who was in Chennai with […]


EC looks at NEET, JEE to prepare for Bihar polls

In the run up to the Bihar assembly elections, the first state polls to be conducted amid the Covid-19, the Election Commission of India has taken note of how the education ministry conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Examination, to asses how other organisations are conducting large-scale exercises. The […]