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  • Bhopal: Complaint filed in EC against recruitment interview in Makhanlal University

    The recruitment exam of deputy law officer in Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication hangs in balance after a complaint has been filed against the recruitment process in the state election commission. Sources alleged that the authorities released an advertisement on October 10 to conduct interview for post of deputy law officer to be held on October 26 without permission of election commission, which is in violation of Model Code

  • Indore: Separate polling booths for women, Divyangs

    Taking innovative steps to encourage people from all sections of society to vote, the Election Commission has introduced two new facilities for assembly elections to be held next month.  As per EC directives, there will be separate polling booths for Divyangs, the specially-abled people, and for the women. The polling booths for Divyangs will be called Sugam. It will be run by Divyanga employees and officials. Similarly, women employees and officials will

  • Election Commission allows government teachers to attend selection board at colleges

    indore : EC has allowed government college and university teachers to be part of selection boards of private colleges here. “As model code of conduct had come into force in pollbound Madhya Pradesh, government and varsity teachers had stopped participating in selection process going on at private colleges. But the EC has now allowed us to be part of selection boards,” said Indore division additional director (higher education) Prof KN Chaturvedi.

  • Slash cap on anonymous donations to parties: Election Commission

    New Delhi :   The Election Commission has urged the government to slash the cap on anonymous donations to political parties from the present Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000 to usher in more transparency, a move which comes months ahead of Lok Sabha elections due next year. In a letter to the Legislative Department of the Law Ministry last week, the commission pointed out that while its demand to cap cash donations to

  • Nath’s fake road picture: BJP IT cell approaches EC, seeks action

    Bhopal: IT cell of BJP has filed a complaint with Election Commission for posting a fake photograph on the official twitter handle of Congress state president Kamal Nath, here on Monday. The IT cell and social media department coordinator Shivraj Dabi claimed that ‘Kamal Nath is a responsible person and also holding the important post, but he is posting fake and fabricated picture.”

  • Bhopal: Habibganj TI removed for poll violation, attached to Police headquarters

    Election Commission has removed Habibganj police station town inspector following complaint of violation of Election Model Code of Conduct, informed chief electoral officer V L Kantha Rao.  On the direction of the Election commission, TI Virendra Chouhan has been attached to police headquarters. Chouhan is probably the first officer to have removed from the post for his failure to ensure the enforcement of poll code.

  • Bhopal: Voters waiting for cVigil app to launch

    Chief election commissioner OP Rawat had said before announcing poll dates that a cVigil mobile application would be launched to check poll code violations, the day elections dates are announced. Poll dates were announced on October 6 and since then people and activists are constantly checking the google store to download the app.

  • Social media to be monitored for poll code violations: Telangana CEO

    Hyderabad: Social media posts of political parties and groups in poll-bound Telangana will come under the Election Commission’s scanner to check for any objectionable content under the model code of conduct, state Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar has said.

  • Bhopal: Publish criminal record in 12-point bold format

    After Supreme Court’s guidelines Election Commission (EC) has come down tough on the contestants with criminal antecedents. ECI has changed the format of affidavit that mentions the criminal record of the contestant. Candidates and political parties giving tickets to persons with criminal past would have to publicise their records in widely circulated newspaper and TV channels at least three times seperately.

  • Ujjain: BJP is violating MCC, alleges Congress

    City congress alleged that BJP is providing misleading information to election commission regarding election campaigns and violating the Modal Code of Conduct (MCC). Acting president of Congress Ravi Rai said that BJP in their state wide jansampark abhiyan set a target to distribute 50,000 pamphlets across the state. If take into account the houses incity they will come outto be more than1.25 lakh. For covering even Ujjain they need more than a

  • Bhopal: Congress asks Election Commission to halt CM’s jan ashirwad yatra’

    Alleging violation of Election Model Code of Conduct, Congress on Friday approached Election Commission seeking discontinuation of Chief Minister’s ‘jan ashirwad yatra’ in the state. Congress spokesperson J P Dhanopia in a complaint to state chief electoral officer said that the CM’s yarta should be stopped with immediate effect as it was violating the poll code. In its letter, the Congress alleged that Chouhan was luring the public by making announcement during

  • Bhopal: BJP asks Election Commission to withdraw order on religious events

    In a written complaint to chief election commissioner and chief electoral officer of MP, BJP leaders including ministers Umashankar Gupta, Vishwas Sarang, state vice-president and MLA Rameshwar Sharma and convener of election related affairs, Shantilal Lodha demanded that the order of Election Commission which directs the political leaders to seek EC’s permission to participate in Navratri festival events be withdrawn immediately.

  • Indore: More than 60 officers deployed to track paid news

    A Media Certification and Monitoring Committee has been set up to keep track on the instances of the paid news in print and electronic media. More than 60 employees and officers have been deployed in the committee. It will operational 24X7. The Committee will also monitor any violation of rules set by the EC for paid news in print and electronic media in the district. Collector and District Returning Officer Nishant Warwade

  • Bhopal: Candidates who went cashless in 2013 polls under scanner

    Meetings galore… but what about the expenditure? Well almost nothing says “their audit” report? Can it be true…? The monitoring of election expenditure by EC has come under scanner after Madhya Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms analysed expenditure records of more than 200 MLAs during the Assembly elections of 2013.

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    Jammu and Kashmir: 2nd phase of urban local body elections begins

    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): Polling began on a brisk note in 13 districts of Jammu and Kashmir as a part of the second phase of the urban local bodies elections on Wednesday. As per the Election Commission of India, a total of 1,198 candidates have fielded their nomination but following withdrawal and scrutiny, only 1,095 candidates are in the fray for the elections in the second phase.

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