Tag: Election Commission

Voter card row: Elections in Bengaluru’s RR Nagar deferred
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Voter card row: Elections in Bengaluru’s RR Nagar deferred

May 12, 2018

Polling on May 28, Counting on May 31 Bengaluru: Voting in Bengaluru’s Rajarajeshwarinagar (RR Nagar) Constituency where nearly 10,000 voter ID cards were found in a flat this week has been deferred to May 28, the Election Commission decided on the eve of Karnataka Assembly elections. Counting of votes in this seat will take place…

Karnataka Assembly Elections-2018: Polling tomorrow
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Karnataka Assembly Elections-2018: Polling tomorrow

May 11, 2018

Mysuru: The political fate of candidates contesting the 15th Assembly elections will get sealed tomorrow after the State goes to poll. On its part, the Election Commission and the District Administration have appealed to the voters to exercise their franchise in a free and fearless manner without being induced, enticed or influenced by political parties….

Sakhi: Special PINK BOOTHS
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Sakhi: Special PINK BOOTHS

May 11, 2018

Mysuru: The Election Commission and the District Administration have set up special ‘Sakhi’, or ‘Pink’, polling booths for the election. These special booths will be staffed entirely by women – from the presiding officers to the micro-observers and security personnel. This is being done to attract more women to vote. The security deployed at such…

MP urges EC to monitor political activities at religious places
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MP urges EC to monitor political activities at religious places

May 11, 2018

Mysuru: MP Pratap Simha has urged the Election Commission (EC) to monitor and check political activities in places of worship. Addressing media persons here on Thursday, Simha said he suspected that places of worship could be misused by politicians to lure voters as there is no restriction on gathering of people at religious institutions. “Let…

Election duty: Bus services not likely to be hit on May 11, 12
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Election duty: Bus services not likely to be hit on May 11, 12

May 10, 2018

Mysuru: The Election Commission is renting out the Karnataka State Road Transport (KSRTC) buses for the mustering and de-mustering for the Assembly elections to be held on May 12. However, this will not affect the commuters as enough buses will be provided. In all, 165 buses from the KSRTC rural depot has been hired and…

Polls: Public campaign ends tomorrow evening
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Polls: Public campaign ends tomorrow evening

May 9, 2018

Mysuru: The high-pitched public election campaigning across the State and in the 11 constituencies of Mysuru district will end at 6 pm tomorrow (May 10). After the public canvassing ends, candidates are allowed only to undertake door-to-door campaigning. All eyes will be on Mysuru region where the electoral performance of Chief Minister Siddharamaiah at his…

Now, candidates wooing voters with poultry
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Now, candidates wooing voters with poultry

May 6, 2018

Mandya:  With the Election Commission tightening screens on distribution of money and liquor by candidates in the run-up to the polls, candidates have taken to different means to lure voters. In one such instance, electoral officers acting on a complaint by JD(S) party workers that Congress leaders were distributing poultry among voters in Nagamangala Constituency,…

Pre-poll seizures cross Rs. 150 crore in State
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Pre-poll seizures cross Rs. 150 crore in State

May 4, 2018

Bengaluru/ Mysuru: More money and liquor seem to be flowing in this election than in the past, which could be an indicator of how fiercely the elections to the Assembly are being fought across the State. The Surveillance teams of the Election Commission have seized cash and goods besides liquor worth Rs.153.54 crore across the…

No booze days
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No booze days

May 4, 2018

Mysuru:  To ensure free, fair and peaceful  polling, the District Administration has issued orders prohibiting sale and storage of liquor during elections. Accordingly, hotels that serve liquor, bars, clubs, liquor shops (that serve and sell liquor) and pubs across the district will go dry for more than three days — from 6 pm on May…

Election Commission gives nod for pay panel report implementation
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Election Commission gives nod for pay panel report implementation

April 20, 2018

Bengaluru: The Election Commission (EC) has said that it has no objection to the implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, that has increased salary of State Government employees. The Commission made its stand clear after the office of the Chief  Electoral Officer sought its opinion on implementation of the revised pay scales…

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