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Election Commission Of India
India  /  Published 04.10.18

EC aid for disabled voters

The Election Commission will ferry disabled persons and those who accompany them from their homes to polling booths and back, reports our special correspondent. In a letter to chief electoral officers...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.07.19

Plea against Aadhaar-vote link

At least 200 politicians, former bureaucrats, activists, academics, artistes and civil society groups have written to the Election Commission urging the poll watchdog to dismiss a plea to link voter i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Uttar Pradesh  /  Published 04.04.20

UP legislative council elections postponed

The Election Commission has postponed the elections to 11 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council seats which will fall vacant in May in view of the ongoing lockdown, a senior official said on Saturday.The ...
By PTI in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 20.05.19

Transgender rights: in bits and pieces

Now that the general elections are over, it might be instructive to look back and reflect on some important questions. For instance, a small step in the right direction is always encouraging, but does...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 19.05.19

Trinamul writes to EC over PM’s Kedarnath visit

The Trinamul Congress wrote to the Election Commission of India on Sunday, alleging the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath is a violation of the model code of c...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.05.19

SC, CBI and now it’s Election Commission

As differences within the Election Commission spilled into the open with election commissioner Ashok Lavasa deciding to stay away from future meetings if dissent notes were not recorded, chief electio...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

People  /  Published 19.05.19

The transgender identity remains lost in translation

Although Sintu Bagui is one of the first transgenders to become a Lok Adalat judge in Bengal’s Serampore district, his voter ID says “male”. Sintu insists he will update his gender status post t...
By Manasi Shah in

India  /  Published 18.05.19

Reports on Lavasa's recusal 'unsavoury', says EC chief Arora

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Saturday described as 'unsavory (sic)' and 'avoidable' news reports that fellow commissioner Ashok Lavasa had recused himself from meetings related to model ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.05.19

Do the British care for Indian elections?

How much coverage of the Indian general elections has there been in the British press? The answer is provided in an amusing tweet from the Channel 4 news anchor, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, who has characte...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 18.05.19

No questions please: Modi and the media

Watching Narendra Modi’s television ‘interviews’ confirmed my suspicion that this is not a medium for our part of the world. Perhaps it isn’t Modi’s fault that the organizers handed him the ...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in


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