Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: CEO to direct collectors to penalize violators

    The chief electoral officer is likely to direct the district collectors to initiate action in connection with defacement of government property. They would also be asked to ensure removal of banners, posters and hoardings, informed the CEO VL Kantharao while talking to media here on Monday.

  • Bhopal: CEO seeks report on stones pelted, slipper hurled during CM’s jan ashirwad yatra

    Bhopal: Chief Electoral Officer has sought report on attack on the chariot of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his “jan ashirwad yatra in Churhat on Sunday. CEO VL Kantha Rao has also sought reports from the district returning officer on slipper being hurled at Chief Minister and black flags shown to him during a programme in Sidhi.

  • Bhopal: Congress objects against photo embedded CM Sambal Yojana Smart Card

    Bhopal: Congress party filed objection against photo embedded Mukhya Mantri Sambal Yojana Smart Card of chief minister to the chief electoral officer, on Tuesday. State media coordinator Manik Agarwal and others submitted the complaint to the CEO. Agarwal informed that the chief minister is going to print his photograph on the cards of sambal scheme and this comes under the violation of election code of conduct.

  • Bhopal: CEO’s office denies appointing experts from Gujarat to check EVMs

    Bhopal: The office of the chief electoral officer claims that they haven’t appointed any experts from Gujarat to check the EVMs, on Monday. On Sunday, the leader of opposition had filed a complaint to the Election Commission of India that 16 experts from Gujarat had been appointed in the state.

  • Bhopal: CEO asks electoral officers to be prepared for taking strict decisions

    Bhopal: State chief electoral officer Salina Singh asked the election officers to prepare themselves to face any situation. Many a time during elections, instances come when one has to take strict decision, so all the election officers should prepare themselves to be ready to face such a situation, said Singh addressing a workshop.

  • Bhopal: Finally, chief electoral officer wakes up to fake voters’ list

    Bhopal: After the fake voters’ list kicked up a row across state, the chief electoral officer (CEO) Salina Singh appealed to the voters that if their names are registered in more than one place, they should get it deleted. Singh said if their names were registered in more than one place or booth, they should fill in a form, submit it to the election office and get their names removed.

  • Nagaland: Re-polling in 11 polling stations to be held today

    Kohima (Nagaland): Re-polling in 11 booths will be spread across nine assembly constituencies on Friday, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Nagaland announced. The nine constituencies, where the re-polling is to be held, are Tamlu, Peren, Kohima Town, Chizami, Phek, Meluri, Tizit, Pungro-Kiphire and Llongkhim-Chare.

  • 57.03% turnout in Ph-VI of UP polls

    Lucknow : An estimated 57.03 per cent voters cast their ballots on Saturday in the sixth phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections covering 49 Assembly seats, including Mau, where gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is in the fray. “The polling was approximately 57.03 per cent and passed off by and large peacefully,” office of UP Chief Electoral Officer said here.

  • Polls: EC issues fresh orders on prior clearance of advts

    New Delhi: The Election Commission today directed that no newspaper advertisement will be published on April 10 and 11 in poll-bound Assam and West Bengal without prior clearance, a move which comes against the backdrop of controversial advertisements issued by BJP during Biharelections.

  • Cacophony of campaigning ends in Ratlam, Dewas: Voting tomorrow

    BHOPAL : The cacophony of campaigning ended in Ratlam Lok Sabha and Dewas Vidhan Sabha constituencies on Thursday. The 19 lakh-odd voters in both the constituencies will exercise their mandate on November 21.

  • Bye-polls: BJP flouting MCC, Cong tells CEO

    BHOPAL : A delegation of the state Congress, led by President Arun Yadav, on Tuesday, handed over a memorandum to the Chief Electoral Officer in connection with the bye-polls in Jhabua-Ratlam Lok Sabha and Dewas Assembly constituencies.

  • Bhagwad Katha at Petlawad is violation of MCC: Cong

    BHOPAL: The MP Cong Committee has written to Chief Electoral Officer, Bhopal drawing his attention to the violation of election model code of conduct in Jhabua-Ratlam Constituency. State Cong spokesperson JP Dhanopia alleged that BJP is organising ‘Shri Bhagwad Katha’ in Petlawad where code of conduct has become effective. Dhanopia claimed that a complaint in this regard to Deputy Electoral Officer was also lodged but no action has been taken so far.

  • Govt shifts 20 State Administrative Service officers

    BHOPAL : The state government, issued orders of new postings of 20 officers of State Administrative Service (SAS). Anand Kumar Jain, Additional Collector, Jha Commission, Indore has been transferred as Additional Collector, Indore. Sher Singh Baghel, Additional Collector, Khandwa has been transferred to Agar-Malwa, Sanjay Kumar, Additional Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Bhopal has been posted as Deputy Secretary, General Administration Department, Kishore Kanyal, Executive Director, Mining Corporation as Additional Commissioner, Directorate of Urban

  • Inform voters before deleting names from list: CIC to EC

    New Delhi : The Central Information Commission has directed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi to prepare a set of guidelines that need to be followed before deleting names from the voters’ list and inform the electors of the proposed deletion giving opportunity to present their case.

  • Repolling held in one booth in R K Nagar constituency

    Chennai: Repolling was today held at one of the booths in Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency here, being contested by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, where by-election was held on Saturday. Repolling in Booth No 181 was announced by the Election Commission yesterday after it was found that the Presiding Officer allowed some voters ‘not duly enrolled in the electoral roll’. Chief Electoral Officer Sandeep Saxena yesterday said that “the Election Commission has stated that its observer deputed in the

  • EC will decide on complaint against Shivraj: CEO

    BHOPAL: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer has clarified that it had not given any sort of clean chit to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan in the complaint regarding his telephonic conversation with BJP leader Rajesh Chaudhary. “District returning officer directly submitted his report to the election commission and copy of which was submitted to the Chief Electoral Office that did not take decision on it. Decision regarding the report and