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The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and state Legislative Assemblies and Legislative Council in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act. The commission has the powers under the Constitution, to act in an appropriate manner when the enacted laws make insufficient provisions to deal with a given situation in the conduct of an election. Being a constitutional authority, Election Commission is amongst the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom, along with the countryโ€™s higher judiciary, the Union Public Service Commission and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a plea filed by a former DGP of Uttar Pradesh seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India to ban..
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The BJP Wednesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against four Trinamool Congress leaders, including two state cabinet ministers, for allegedly..
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The court had Friday sought the Election Commission's response on the plea led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for a check of the Voter..
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Advocate KR Koshti, who appeared as party-in-person in the PIL, had submitted to the court that ECI has only three lakh VVPAT machines as against over nine lakh..
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Barad's lawyer contended before the High Court bench that the Election Commission's decision to announce the by-election for Talala was taken in haste.
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Platforms urged to 'proactively' pursue some form of punitive action in case users violate the terms
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The Election Commission on Tuesday advised political parties and candidates against indulging in any political propaganda involving activities of defence forces,..
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The Election Commission had launched the citizens' vigil app, also known as 'cVIGIL', to report violation of the model code of conduct. Through the application,..
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

The submission was made before the high court by the state government in response to Barad's petition challenging announcement of by-election to Talala assembly..
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The Election Commission on Monday issued a notification for the first phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Polling would be held in 91 parliamentary..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

Gujarat Congress says it will lodge a formal complaint with the Election Commission of India and the Cyber-crime Department
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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