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SC Stays Local Body Election In Maharashtra On Seats Reserved For OBCs

Dec 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In March this year, the apex court had said that reservation in favour of OBCs in concerned local bodies in Maharashtra cannot exceed aggregate 50 per cent of the total seats reserved for Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and OBCs taken together.

The World’s Highest Polling Station In Snow-Bound Spiti Is All Set For Mandi Bypolls

Oct 29, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Located about 29 km from the India-China border, the polling station covers two villages— Tashigang and Gete. The polling parties have reached the destination despite extreme cold conditions and snowfall in the area.


Beating Disabilities: Why These Officials And Their Polling Booths Will Stand Out During Himachal Bypolls

The Election Commission has chosen three polling booths in Himachal Pradesh to be manned by persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Rohtang Tunnel Key To Boosting Polling Percentage in Lahaul-Spiti

Oct 16, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

This seasonal migration was one of the reasons for the lower polling percentage in the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Lahaul-Spiti and Pangi areas than in the rest of the state.


EC Turns Down Complaint Against Kargil Veteran Brigadier (Rtd) Khushal Thakur, BJP Candidate In Mandi

Congress had protested his use of war medals and military honours in the poll campaign.

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09 October, 2021

Mayawati To Write To EC Urging Ban Of Media Outlets' Pre-Poll Surveys From 6 Months Before Elections

Outlook Web Desk

'Soon, a letter will be written to the Election Commission that surveys in the garb of business, by media organisations and other agencies be banned six months before the elections, so that the polls in the particular state are not influenced,' she said.


03 October, 2021

TMC Spent Rs 154 Crore On Campaigning Ahead Of State Elections This Year

Outlook Web Desk

According to its Election Expenditure Statement submitted to the Election Commission, The DMK in Tamil Nadu spent over Rs 114.14 crore in electioneering.


30 September, 2021

Bengal By-polls: 36% Voter Turnout Till 1 PM, Mamata To Vote Soon

Outlook Web Desk

The polling for by-polls is underway in West Bengal’s three constituencies, including Bhawanipur from where the state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting.


18 September, 2021

EC Directs Transfer Of 28 Police Personnel From Muzaffarnagar Ahead Of 2022 UP Polls

Outlook Web Desk

Preetinder Singh, DIG, Saharanpur range said the order came on Friday on the directive of the Election Commission, which stated that police officers cannot remain posted in the district going to polls if they have served in the same place for at least three years.


11 September, 2021

Meet Muskan, Visually Impaired PhD Scholar And Singer, Who Has Been Named EC ‘Youth Icon’

Ashwani Sharma

Muskan has been named a ‘youth Icon’ by the Election Commission (EC) for enhancing electoral participation in the next year’s assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh


04 September, 2021

ECI Grants Special Exception For Mamata, Allows Bypoll In Bhawanipur

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Mamata Banerjee has to be elected by November 5 to continue as the chief minister


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05 August, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Anil Khachi Appointed As Election Commissioner, Congress Protests

Ashwani Sharma

There are allegations that chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur is making administrative changes to get officers of his choice at key positions before 2022 assembly polls.


13 May, 2021

EC Defers Legislative Council Polls In 9 Seats In AP, Telangana Amid Covid Surge

Outlook Web Bureau

The EC said as per electoral law, the seats of retiring members are to be filled before their six-year term ends by holding biennial polls.


06 May, 2021

SC Rejects EC Plea To Stop Media From Reporting Judges’ Oral Remarks

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court said that media coverage of the court is part of freedom of the press.


06 May, 2021

West Bengal Post-Poll Violence: MHA Forms Four-Member Team To Probe

Outlook Web Bureau

At least six people were killed in post-poll violence in different parts of the state till Tuesday.


03 May, 2021

Covid-19 Management Not Our Prerogative, Election Commission Tells Supreme Court

Outlook Web Bureau

EC said that the remarks of ‘murder charges’ made by the Madras High Court against the Constitutional body were unwarranted and such conclusive remarks should not have been made without hearing the poll panel.


03 May, 2021

Media Can't Be Stopped From Reporting Discussions In Higher Courts: SC On EC Plea

Outlook Web Bureau

While hearing a plea filed by the EC, the Supreme Court said media should be able to report all the proceedings of high courts to ensure accountability.


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02 May, 2021

Mamata ‘Loses’ Nandigram In A Cliffhanger Amid TMC’s Spectacular Return To Power

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Suvendu Adhikary claimed victory in Nandigram by 1,736 votes, TMC likely to move court on counting.


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Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

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Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

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Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

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An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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