Election Commission
Opinion  /  Published 15.05.21

A judiciary that supervises Centre is welcome

Friends in London warned against moving from a cooling frying pan to a raging fire. But we were tired of being kept dangling at Air India’s mercy. The national carrier resembles the national gov...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.21

Bengal poll results deserve a close analysis

The outcome of the West Bengal assembly election led to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee beating off a sustained challenge from the Bharatiya Janata Party and securing a third term. The verdict in favou...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.21

Editorial: Value added

The Election Commission is one of the greatest institutions of independent India. Guaranteeing free and fair elections in a parliamentary democracy as huge and diverse as India is an inconceivably dif...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.21

Mamata's direct charge on EC

Mamata Banerjee on Saturday directly accused the Election Commission of India of having colluded with the BJP to enable electoral malpractices against her party, Trinamul, repeating her demand for imm...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 08.05.21

ECI lawyer quits after ‘dissonance’

By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 08.05.21

The Election Commission and Indian democracy

Watching television on election day is unnerving for senior citizens, because of the cacophony of shrieking voices and the maniacal jumping around on screen of all sorts of numbers and images. Therefo...
By Ramachandra Guha in

India  /  Published 06.05.21

SC: Retrograde to gag media

The Supreme Court on Thursday said the question of expunging the Madras High Court's critical remarks holding the Election Commission responsible for the surge in Covid cases does not arise as the...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 06.05.21

CM reinstates DGP, others

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday started the process of reinstating officials, who had been transferred by the Election Commission of India after the Assembly polls had been declared on February 26, in th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 06.05.21

Editorial: Free flow

Transparency in the communication of information has been upheld by the Supreme Court in two recent hearings. The context of both cases was the second surge of Covid-19 infections and the common issue...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.21

Violence where BJP won: Mamata

  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that violence and clashes were taking place in those areas where the BJP won the elections. Speaking to reporters at state secreta...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in


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