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Guidelines for selection of MD and CEO in public sector banks approved(20.08.2015)

The guidelines on selection of Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officers in public sector banks, other than the five large public sector banks, .....

Tags : Bank, management, selection, board



Blast from the Past

Preventing sex-selective abortions(22.02.2016)

1994 saw the introduction of two pieces of legislation that hoped to stem the practice of terminating pregnancies mid-term if the child to be born was.....

Tags : Sex selection, constitutionality, ultrasound



Saving democracy from itself(07.11.1975)

This Supreme Court decision, arising out of an Allahabad High Court ruling that likely abetted a declaration of emergency, may have saved the nation’s.....

Tags : Indira Gandhi, prime minister, election, malpractice



Notifications & Circulars

Notice given by the Returning Officer regarding the election to fill the office of the President of India(14.06.2017)

O.N.42(E).--Whereas a notification under sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, for the holding o.....

Tags : Notice, Election, President



10 Cities selected for pilot project of Multi-Modal Electric Public Transport under FAME India(27.12.2017)

The Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Anant Geete has announced today that the Government is providing Rs 437 crore subsidy to .....

Tags : Pilot project, Cities, Selection



An Empowered Expert Committee to select ten private and ten public institutions of Eminence(12.03.2018)

University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued / notified enabling regulatory architecture in the form of UGC (Declaration of Govt. Educational Institu.....

Tags : Empowered committee, Selection, Institutions



Health Ministry approves new category for selection and nomination of candidates from 'Wards of COVID Warriors' under Central Pool MBBS/BDS seats for the academic year 2020-2021(19.11.2020)

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today announced the Government's decision to introduce a new category called 'Wards of.....

Tags : Category, Selection, Candidates



Cabinet approves issue of Notifications for "General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2019"(13.03.2019)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the ""General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2019) -for issuance of statutory notif.....

Tags : General Elections, Lok sabha, Notification, Issuance



Production of EPIC's by the voters during the current bye-election to the House of People from 02-Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency(18.01.2017)

Whereas, Section 61 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 provides that with a view to preventing impersonation of electors, so as to make the.....

Tags : Bye-election, EPIC, Production



Bye-election for the seat of Smriti Zubin Irani in the Council of States, elected by the elected members of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Gujarat(18.06.2019)

WHEREAS, the seat of Smriti Zubin Irani in the Council of States, elected by the elected members of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Gujarat, .....

Tags : Bye-election, Seat, Vacant



Appointment of Election Officer to conduct 13th council elections of Indian Institute of Insurance Surveyors and Loss Assessors for 1/3rd members who are due to retire on 28th July 2021(24.05.2021)

Authority hereby appoints Ms. Nimisha Srivastava, DGM, IRDAI as the Election Officer for conducting the 13th Council Elections for 1/3rd vacancy arisi.....

Tags : Indian Institute of Insurance Surveyors and Loss Assessors, Election Officer



Compulsory manual selection of cases for scrutiny during the Financial Year 2015-2016(31.08.2015)

The Central Board of Direct Taxes lay down procedure and criteria for manual selection of returns and cases for scrutiny during the financial-year 201.....

Tags : Tax, scrutiny, cases, manual selection



Selection of Special Public Prosecutors for handling CBEC cases before Courts(29.02.2016)

The Central Board of Excise and Customs issued guidelines for selection of Special Public Prosecutors for handling CBEC cases in Subordinate Courts, C.....

Tags : cbec, prosecutor, selection, guidelines



UIAI to become functional soon(12.07.2016)

Marking the ever nearer constitution of the Unique Identification Authority of India, the Central government introduced the Unique Identification Auth.....

Tags : Uiai, adhaar, selection, panel



Compulsory manual selection of cases for scrutiny during FY 2016-17(13.07.2016)

The Central Board of Direct Taxes laid down fresh criteria and procedure for manual selection of returns or cases for compulsory scrutiny during the 2.....

Tags : manual selection, income tax, compulsory scrutiny



Judgments

Court dismisses petition against Devendra Fadnavis for not disclosing imprisonable offences in nomination(19.08.2015)

Determining an application against a petition against Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, for not having disclosed pending cha.....

Tags : Election, material fact, disclosure, nomination



Displaying flag and symbol on party office in proximity of election booth constitutes canvassing(20.08.2015)

The Court dismissed a petition by the Bharatiya Janata Party against the orders of the Election Officer calling for it to close its symbol and vacate .....

Tags : Election, party office, flag, canvassing, proximity, booth



Decision to represent India in a sporting event, best left to experts, interference by Court in selection criteria not called for.(11.08.2016)

Petitioner seeks quashing of action of Union of India and Sports Authority of India respectively in not selecting Petitioner for participation in Rio .....

Tags : Selection Criteria, Qualification System, Eligibility



When substantial public interest involved or transaction is malafide, only then Court can interfere in commercial transactions(30.09.2016)

Petitioner, a company engaged in business of supply and installation of modular furniture since 1993 and which had submitted its technical bid in resp.....

Tags : Bid, Selection, Pre-qualification level



Wide powers conferred upon the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, cannot be invoked as a matter of right(21.10.2016)

By present petition, Petitioner challenged judgment passed by caste scrutiny committee, the order passed by Commissioner, Solapur Municipal Corporatio.....

Tags : Election, Invalidation, Caste claim



Committee may consider opinion of Vigilance Cell though Vigilance report is not binding on Scrutiny Committee(13.12.2016)

Petitioner has invoked writ jurisdiction and sought to challenge order passed by Divisional Caste Scrutiny Committee No.3, thereby invalidating Caste .....

Tags : Election, Caste Certificate, Authenticity



The scope of judicial review is limited; Court cannot substitute its own value judgment for that of appointing authority(26.09.2019)

The Petitioners, who are working on the establishment of present Court as 'Personal Assistants', have filed present petition taking exception to the p.....

Tags : Selection, Criteria, Legality



A petition cannot be entertained on the basis of assumptions and presumptions(15.06.2020)

The Petitioners, by way of present writ petition, assail the result dated 14th May, 2020 and waiting list result dated 14th May, 2020, for the post of.....

Tags : Selection process, Leakage of paper, Presumption



Plausible decisions need not be overturned, and latitude ought to be granted to the State in exercise of executive powers(03.02.2023)

The Respondent no.1 floated e-tender for selection of supplier for Supply and Installation of Automatic Sanitary Pad Vending Machines, Sanitary Napkin.....

Tags : Tender, Selection, Eligibility



Every candidate has to disclose educational qualification to subserve right to information of voter(28.10.2016)

Appellant has filed present appeal aggrieved by judgment of High Court of Manipur by which his election to Manipur Legislative Assembly from Moirang A.....

Tags : False declaration, Election, Void



Officers of credit society facing liquidation not disabled from enforcing or performing certain rights and obligations attached to the office(16.11.2016)

Issue in facts of present case is relating to participation of members of the Managing Committees of co-operative societies (against whom proceedings .....

Tags : Election, Right, Participation



Scope of judicial review is limited to the deficiency in decision making process and not the decision(20.06.2022)

The sum and substance of the grievances of the Petitioners is that, their names have not been included in the final selection list by the Selection Co.....

Tags : Selection criteria, Eligibility, Entitlement



Minor deviation from explicit terms of NIT would not by itself be sufficient to set aside tender in absence of malafides(11.12.2020)

Petitioner, who is an A Class Contractor, has challenged Exhibit P8 order alleging that, the 2nd lowest bidder on 8th September, 2020 was awarded the .....

Tags : Selection notice, Award, Compliance



Writ Petition is not maintainable as Respondent is not a creature of a statute and there are no statutory duties or obligations imposed on the Respondent(29.04.2019)

In facts of present case, an advertisement was issued by the Respondent inviting applications for appointment to posts of clerical cadre (Clerk-III) i.....

Tags : Selection process, Disqualification, Legality



Gujarat HC quashes Gujarat Election Commission's order to postpone elections(23.10.2015)

The Gujarat High Court held Gujarat Election Commission’s act of postponing elections to be illegal. It opined that the recent unrest in the State was.....

Tags : Ordinance, constitution, Gujarat, municipal, election



A candidate is disqualified on his failure to lodge true, correct and genuine account of his bona fide election expenses(14.07.2017)

Petitioner is aggrieved by order passed by Chief Election Commission vide which Petitioner stood disqualified under Section 10-A of Representation of .....

Tags : Election expenses, Account, Disqualification



It is settled law that, rules once framed, cannot be modified by executive orders(22.09.2017)

The Applicants were candidates for the post of Head Constable (Male) in Transport Department, for which selection process was initiated by the Respond.....

Tags : Selection, Race event, Legality



Supreme court upholds minimum educational requirements to contest polls(10.12.2015)

The Supreme Court upheld amendments effected by the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015 which specified educational criteria for those lookin.....

Tags : Haryana, election, panchayat, criteria



Executive Directors are authorized to extend validity of waiting lists of candidates for further period of one year(13.11.2017)

The Petitioner, working as Junior Engineer with Respondent No. 1-the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Limited ("the MSEDCL") has approached .....

Tags : Disciplinary proceedings, Pendency, Selection



Late submission of OBC certificate to not be overlooked in ‘pedantic’ manner(24.02.2016)

A candidate appearing in an examination under the OBC category remains eligible for selection to the post advertised, despite not submitting the OBC c.....

Tags : Reservation, certificate, provisional list, selection



When there is variance in advertisement and in statutory Rules, it is statutory Rules which take precedence(31.01.2018)

In facts of present case, the Appellant belongs to other backward caste who has passed graduation (B.A.) with Psychology and has also done post-gradua.....

Tags : Selection, Appointment, Denial



Cleanup begins after KPSC “deceit”(21.06.2016)

Karnataka High Court held the procedure followed by Karnataka Public Service Commission in preparing the list of candidates admitted to the written ex.....

Tags : karnataka, public services, selection, nepotism



If selection is found to be tainted in any manner, it is always open to concerned authority to annul such selection to maintain purity of selection process(04.04.2018)

Present matter arises out of Selection conducted by the Karnataka Public Service Commission ("KPSC") pursuant to Notification dated 3rd November, 2011.....

Tags : Selection, Annulment, Validity



Selection process has to be conducted strictly in accordance with stipulated selection procedure which needs to be scrupulously maintained(16.05.2018)

In facts of present case, the notice of Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2014 ('CGLE-2014'), issued by the Respondent-Staff Selection Commission (.....

Tags : Recruitment, Selection, Grant



Court normally will not interfere in the middle, when the process of election is set in motion(16.10.2018)

Present writ petition is filed seeking issuance of a Writ of Certiorarified Mandamus to quash the impugned Election Plan Notification under dated 18th.....

Tags : Election process, Stall, Grant



News

Madras HC Rules ‘Mere FIR Cannot Debar a Candidate from Contesting Election’(27.10.2016)

Madras High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking to reject nomination of AIADMK candidate for Aravakurichi constituency, Senthil Balaji, stating that an .....

Tags : Madras HC, FIR, Election, Aravakurichi, AIADMK



SC Asks Navjot Singh Sidhu to Face Trial in 2009 Lok Sabha Election Case(27.10.2016)

Supreme Court has Politician Navjot Singh Sidhu to face trial in an Election Petition accusing him of excessive spending on newspaper advertisements a.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Election Case



Supreme Court Defers Hearing of Election Petition against Sonia Gandhi(27.10.2016)

Supreme Court has deferred hearing of a plea challenging Sonia Gandhi's Election from Rae Bareli Lok Sabha Constituency in 2014 on the issue of her ci.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Sonia Gandhi, Election, Rae Bareli



Madras HC Notices Electoral Officer over Plea Challenging Jayalalitha’s Election(02.11.2016)

Madras High Court has issued notice to Chief Electoral Officer on a petition questioning election of Chief Minister J Jayalalitha from RK Nagar assemb.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Jayalalitha, RK Nagar, election



Madras HC Slams Advocate for Casting Aspersions on Election Commission(02.11.2016)

Madras High Court came down heavily on an advocate for filing a Public Interest Litigation to postpone elections to Aravakurichi and Thanjavur Assembl.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Aravakurichi, Thanjavur, Election Commission



Supreme Court Dismisses PIL for Action Against Political Parties for Misusing Religion in Elections(23.10.2018)

Supreme Court of India has dismissed PIL seeking directions to Centre and Election Commission of India to take strict action against political parties.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Elections, Religion



Orissa HC Quashes Amendment to Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules(31.03.2017)

Orissa High Court has quashed the state government's amendment to Rule 51 of Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules of 1994.

Tags : Orissa High Court, Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules



ECI Tightens Poll Code Norms for Electronic and Print Media(31.03.2017)

Election Commission of India (ECI) has tightened poll code norms for electronic and print media by disallowing poll outcome forecasts by political ana.....

Tags : Election Commission of India, poll code norms



ELECTION - Kerala HC Bans Use of Flex and Non Biodegradable Materials for Election Campaigning(12.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has banned use of flex and other non-biodegradable materials for campaigning throughout state ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

Tags : Kerala High Court, Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Use of Flex and Other Non-Biodegradable Materials



ELECTION - Don’t Halt Administration Because of Poll Code: Bombay HC(12.03.2019)

Bombay High Court has told Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and other state authorities in Maharashtra to ensure that implementation of model .....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, BMC, Election Code of Conduct, Poll Code



ELECTION - Why No Rule for Assets Disclosure by Candidates: SC to Centre(13.03.2019)

Supreme Court has asked Centre why it had not amended Conduct of Election Rules, as per SC’s 2018 ruling, for compulsory disclosure of assets and sour.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Election, Asset Disclosure



ELECTION - SC Agrees to Hear DMK’s Plea on Byelection to Three Seats(14.03.2019)

Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition filed by DMK, seeking a direction to Election Commission (EC) to notify the bypolls and publish election s.....

Tags : Supreme Court, DMK, Byelection



Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Quashing of Selection for Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi(05.02.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking quashing of the entire selection process conducted by the Ministry of Culture for the post of Cha.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Process of Selection of Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi



RBI Rejects EC Request to Enhance Withdrawal Limits For Poll Candidates(30.01.2017)

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected request of Election Commission (EC) to enhance weekly cash-withdrawal limit, imposed after demonetisation, fo.....

Tags : Reserve Bank of India, Election Commission



Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea Against Disclosure of Income Sources by Poll Candidates(30.01.2017)

Supreme Court has refused to hear petition filed by Lucknow-based NGO Lok Prahari seeking disclosure of sources of income by candidates for Parliament.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Disclosure of Income, Elections



Delhi HC Seeks Election Commission's Reply Over Plea on Poll Freebies(02.02.2017)

Delhi High Court has asked Election Commission (EC) to respond on steps taken to comply with Supreme Court’s directions on poll freebies.

Tags : Delhi High Court , Election Commission, Supreme Court, Election



Bombay High Court Rejects Plea to Suspend Conviction of NCPS Poll Aspirant(06.02.2017)

Bombay High Court has refused to suspend conviction of a Pune-based NCP member in an attempt to murder case, to allow him to file nomination for upcom.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, NCPS, election



Allahabad HC Directs EC to File Reply on Plea Seeking Freezing of Lotus as BJP’s Election Symbol(11.12.2020)

Allahabad High Court has directed the Election Commission of India to file its reply on a Public Interest Litigation seeking freezing of the lotus as .....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Freezing of Lotus as BJP’s Election Symbol



Karnataka HC Initiates Suo-motu Petition to Ensure Elections Are Held to Municipal Bodies(15.12.2020)

Karnataka High Court has directed the registry to initiate a suo-motu writ petition to issue directions to State Government and the State Election Com.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Elections to Municipal Bodies



SC Directs Political Parties to Submits Details Of Donations Received Through Electoral Bonds To EC(12.04.2019)

Noting that the issue of Electoral Bonds (EB) is a weighty one which is significantly apposite to the sanctity of the election process, the Supreme Co.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Donation, Election



SC Directs Political Parties to Submit Details Of Donations Received Through Electoral Bonds To EC(12.04.2019)

Noting that the issue of Electoral Bonds (EB) is a weighty one which is significantly apposite to the sanctity of the election process, the Supreme Co.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Donation, Election



SC Directs Political Parties to Submit Details of Donations Received Through Electoral Bonds to EC(12.04.2019)

Supreme Court has declined to stay Electoral Bond Scheme ahead of 2019 general elections after noting that issue of Electoral Bonds (EB) is a weighty .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Donation, Election



SC Issues Notice on Plea for Declaring Elections Invalid If Maximum Voters Opt for NOTA(15.03.2021)

Supreme Court has issued notice on a Public Interest Litigation to direct the Election Commission of India to use its plenary power under Article 324 .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Invalid Elections



Andhra Pradesh HC Sets Aside SEC Order for Inquiry into Unanimous Election(17.03.2021)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has set aside the State Election Commission (SEC)’s order for an inquiry into the unanimous election of candidates for the M.....

Tags : Andhra Pradesh High Court, Inquiry into Unanimous Election



Uttarakhand High Court: Don't Criticize Use of Electronic Voting Machines in Elections(05.06.2017)

Uttarakhand High Court has barred all political parties, non-government organisations and individuals from “criticising the use of Electronic Voting M.....

Tags : Uttarakhand High Court, Elections



Madras High Court: Amend Laws to Ensure Speedy Disposal of Election Petitions(12.06.2017)

Madras High Court has called upon State to make an endeavour to bring necessary amendments so as to see that election petitions/disputes are determine.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Election Petitions



Telangana HC to EC: No Poll Notification for Three MLC Seats(10.05.2019)

Telangana High Court has directed Election Commission (EC) not to issue a poll notification to those MLC seats that have become vacant on account of d.....

Tags : Telangana High Court, Election Commission, Telangana legislative council



Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Fine & Debarment of Candidates Not Wearing Masks(22.03.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a petition seeking debarment an.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Covid-19 Mask Guidelines During Assembly Elections



Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Fine & Debarment of Candidates Not Wearing Masks(22.03.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a petition seeking debarment an.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Covid-19 Mask Guidelines During Assembly Elections



Madras HC Passes Interim Orders on Plea Seeking Tighter Security During Assembly Elections(25.03.2021)

Madras High Court has passed interim orders on a writ petition filed by the DMK seeking tighter security measures in the ensuing Assembly election. Th.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Assembly Elections



ELECTION - Kerala HC: Nothing Wrong in Sitting MLAs Contesting Elections(28.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed the Indian Constitution permits sitting MLAs to contest Lok Sabha elections and the law only prohibits holding two post.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Lok Sabha elections



Madras HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Separate Election Manifesto for Each Constituency(03.04.2019)

Madras High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to Election Commission of India to mandate all the contesting candidates for Lok Sabha and S.....

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Madras HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Separate Election Manifesto for Each Constituency(03.04.2019)

Madras High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to Election Commission of India to mandate all the contesting candidates for Lok Sabha and S.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Election Manifesto



Unaided Private School Staff can't be Roped in for Election Duty: Bombay HC(04.04.2019)

Bombay High Court has ordered that teaching and non-teaching staff of unaided private schools cannot be called for election duty since they are not co.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Election Duty, Private Unaided School



Kerala HC: Legislative Intent is to Complete RS Election Process Before Members' Retirement(13.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has emphasized that the election to Rajya Sabha seats is to be conducted before the retirement of members, stating that the legislat.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Rajya Sabha Election Process



Calcutta HC Directs Strict Implementation of COVID Guidelines During Election(14.04.2021)

Calcutta High Court has issued directions to the District Magistrate of all districts and Chief Election Officer, West Bengal, to ensure that COVID gu.....

Tags : Calcutta High Court, Implementation of COVID Guidelines During Election



SC Directs ECI to Watch PM Modi Biopic and Decide Whether It can be Screened During Poll Time(15.04.2019)

Supreme Court has directed Election Commission of India to watch biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and report back to court in sealed cover as to.....

Tags : Supreme Court, PM Modi Biopic, Election Commission



Staff of Private Aided Schools can’t be Appointed for Election Duty: Bombay HC(16.04.2019)

Bombay High Court has held that People's Representation Act, 1950, does not empower Election Commission (EC) or any of its officers to requisition ser.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Election Duty



Bombay HC Sets Aside ECI's Decision to Conduct By-Election for Katol Assembly Constituency(18.04.2019)

Bombay High Court has quashed the decision of Election Commission of India (ECI) to fill up a casual vacancy in Katol assembly constituency in Nagpur,.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Election, Katol Assembly Constituency



Kerala HC Bars Aided School Teachers from Contesting Assembly Elections(25.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has barred aided school teachers and non-teaching staff from contesting Assembly elections in a few public interest litigations seek.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Assembly Elections



Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Physical Voting in SCBA Elections Through Secret Ballot(26.02.2021)

Supreme Court has dismissed as withdrawn the plea filed seeking directions to the Election Committee of Supreme Court Bar Association, to conduct the .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Physical Voting in SCBA Elections



Calcutta HC Disposes of PIL Raising Apprehension Over Conduction of Free and Fair Election(02.03.2021)

Calcutta High Court has disposed of a Public Interest Litigation that raised apprehension over conducting free and fair election in the State of West .....

Tags : Calcutta High Court, Conduction of Free and Fair Election



CBDT Issues Guidelines for Selection of Cases for Scrutiny for the year 2017-18(10.07.2017)

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued guidelines for compulsory selection of returns/ cases require scrutiny for the year 2017-18.

Tags : Guidelines for Selection of Cases



SC Questions EC Silence on Barring Convicted Lawmakers for Life from Electoral Politics(12.07.2017)

Supreme Court has pulled up Election Commission for not taking a clear stand on whether lawmakers be barred for life from contesting elections after b.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Election Commission



Gauhati HC: Bye-Elections Can Be Held Even If Member’s Remainder Term Is Less Than A Year(14.07.2017)

Gauhati High Court has observed that there is no bar on Election Commission of India to fill up the casual vacancy even if the remainder of the term o.....

Tags : Gauhati High Court, Bye-Elections



Telangana HC: Municipal Elections Must be Held Within Five Months(26.06.2019)

Telangana High Court has directed Sate Government that the municipal elections in the state must be conducted within five months.

Tags : Telangana High Court, municipal elections



Allahabad High Court Refuses to Postpone UP Panchayat Elections Due to Covid Surge(08.04.2021)

Allahabad High Court has refused to postpone the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Election, scheduled to be held from 15th April, 2021, in light of the recent .....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, UP Panchayat Elections



Madras HC: Political Parties Not to Give Election Promises Which Burden Public Exchequer(08.04.2021)

Madras High Court has observed in an order that political parties should be prohibited or prevented from giving election promises, which are capable o.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Political Parties Not to Give Election Promises



Supreme Court Declines Plea Seeking Directions to Hold Bye Elections in Manipur(08.04.2021)

Supreme Court has declined to entertain the plea filed by BJP politician Okram Henry Singh seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India to .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Bye Elections in Manipur



Gujarat HC Directs SEC to do NOTA Promotion for Local Body Elections(17.11.2015)

Gujarat High Court has ordered State Election Commission (SEC) to further promote option of None Of The Above or NOTA among voters in coming local bod.....

Tags : Gujarat High Court, State Election Commission , NOTA



Delhi HC Seeks Election Commission’s Response on Plea of 12 AAP MLAs(25.08.2017)

Delhi High Court has sought reply of the Election Commission on the plea of 12 AAP MLAs due to the poll panel’s decision to continue hearing a complai.....

Tags : Delhi HC, Election Commission, AAP



P & H HC: Allowing Convicts with up to Two Year Jail Term to Fight Elections Requires Scrutiny(27.08.2019)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that a provision in the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which allows a convict with up to two-year jai.....

Tags : P & H HC, Elections



Calcutta HC Issues Notice in Mamata Banerjee's Election Petition Against Nandigram Results(15.07.2021)

Calcutta High Court has issued notice to Suvendu Adhikari, the elected candidate of BJP on the election petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister M.....

Tags : Calcutta High Court, Suvendhu Adhikari, Mamata Banerjee, Nandigram Election Results



Gujarat HC Directs SEC to Proceed with Taluka Panchayat Bye Election(19.07.2021)

Gujarat High Court has observed that an election candidate dying after the polls but before declaration of result will not be able to fill the seat an.....

Tags : Gujarat High Court, Taluka Panchayat Bye Election



SC Stays Madras HC Proceedings in Petitions Challenging Election of DMK Leader Kanimozhi(30.01.2020)

Supreme Court has stayed the proceedings in the Petitions filed in the Madras High Court challenging the election of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) l.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Madras High Court, Election of Kanimozhi Karunanidhi



Delhi High Court: No Restraint on Free Communication During Elections(04.02.2020)

Delhi High Court has observed that no restraint can be made on free communication during election while refusing to stop a person from circulating mes.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Free Communication, Elections



Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea of 11 Candidates Against Nomination Rejection for Assembly Elections(06.02.2020)

Delhi High Court has declined to entertain a plea by 11 Independent candidates against the rejection of their nominations for the February 8 Assembly .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Candidates, Assembly Elections



Supreme Court Stays 27% OBC Reservation in Maharashtra Local Body Elections(07.12.2021)

Supreme Court has stayed the 27% reservation for the Other Backward Classes in the local body elections until further orders. The Court has passed the.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Reservation in Maharashtra Local Body Elections



Madras HC Reserves Order on Maintainability of Plea Challenging AIADMK Intra-Party Elections(08.12.2021)

Madras High Court has reserved its orders on a writ petition challenging the legality of intra-party elections to the post of Coordinator and Joint Co.....

Tags : Madras High Court, AIADMK Intra-Party Elections



Gujarat HC Observes Inconsistency In State And Central Election Commission Rules(05.04.2016)

Gujarat HC, while observing inconsistency in State and Central Election Commission Rules has said that both Commissions being Constitutional bodies sh.....

Tags : Gujarat HC, Election Commission Rules



Delhi High Court Directs Chief Minister to Make General Remarks in Election Campaigns(10.01.2020)

Delhi High Court has asked the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal to make general remarks that do not point a finger with regards to his bribery- related.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Election Campaign



Deli HC Asks to Give Clean Chit to Player Manik Batra Over Non-Selection for Championship(16.11.2021)

Delhi High Court has asked the Table Tennis Federation of India to give a clean chit to player Manika Batra, who had made a complaint against the nati.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Non-Selection for Championship



Deli HC Asks to Give Clean Chit to Player Manik Batra Over Non-Selection for Championship(16.11.2021)

Delhi High Court has asked the Table Tennis Federation of India to give a clean chit to player Manika Batra, who had made a complaint against the nati.....

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Karnataka HC Requests Government to Consider Handing Over of Old Election Building(16.11.2021)

Karnataka High Court has requested the State government to consider handing over the Old Election Building and the Karnataka Government Insurance Depa.....

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SC: SMS Intimation to Candidate's Mobile Number Sufficient Communication for Selection Process(22.11.2021)

Supreme Court has rejected the argument of a candidate that the intimation given through SMS about physical fitness test and document verification is .....

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Bombay High Court Issues Notice to Devendra Fadnavis in Plea Challenging His Election(17.01.2020)

Bombay High Court has issued a notice to former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis in a Plea challenging his election from Nagpur (South.....

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Supreme Court Declines Relief in Election Annulment Case(20.01.2020)

Supreme Court has declined to stay the annulment of Mohd Abdullah Azam Khan’s election in Uttar Pradesh assembly in 2017 from Suar Constituency.

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Delhi High Court Asks ECI to Decide Plea for Inspection of Printed Paper Slips of VVPAT Devices(20.01.2020)

Delhi High Court has directed the Election Commission of India to decide representations made to it for inspection of record of the printed paper slip.....

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SC Directs Manning of Polling Booths in View of Allegations of Violence on Election Day(26.11.2021)

Supreme Court has directed the Home Secretary of Tripura Government, the State Election Commission and the Director General of Police to ensure that e.....

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Madras HC Dismisses Plea Against Reserving More Wards for Women in Municipal Corporation Elections(30.11.2021)

Madras High Court has dismissed as withdrawn a public interest litigation filed by Advocate R. Parthiban challenging the number of seats allotted to W.....

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Calcutta HC Seeks Response on Time Period to Notify Elections of Remaining Municipal Bodies(02.12.2021)

Calcutta High Court has heard extensive arguments while adjudicating upon a petition moved by BJP Sate vice-president Pratap Banerjee seeking directio.....

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US Supreme Court Partly Rejects Redrawn North Carolina Election Districts(29.06.2018)

U.S. Supreme Court threw out part of a lower court ruling that had invalidated a series of state legislative districts drawn by Republicans in North C.....

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SC: Verifying Affidavit in Support of Election Petition Need Not be Thrown Out on Wrong Form(16.12.2021)

Supreme Court has held that the verifying affidavit in support of election petition need not be thrown out merely because it is not in Form 25 as pres.....

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Calcutta HC Directs to Install CCTV Cameras in All Polling Booths During Kolkata Municipal Elections(15.12.2021)

Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal State Election Commission to install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all the main and auxi.....

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Calcutta High Court Declines BJP's Plea to Deploy Central Forces For Kolkata Municipal Elections(16.12.2021)

Calcutta High Court has declined a plea moved by the Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) seeking deployment of Central Forces for the upcoming Kolkata Munic.....

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Bar Council of India Postpones Proposed Elections to Offices of Chairman & Other Office Bearers(17.12.2021)

Bar Council of India (BCI) has informed the Karnataka High Court that it has postponed the proposed elections to the office of the Chairman, Vice-Chai.....

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Lok Sabha Passes Election Laws Amendment Bill to Link Voter ID with Aadhaar(21.12.2021)

Lok Sabha has passed the Election Laws(Amendment) Bill 2021 to link voter identity cards with Aadhaar. The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 seeks .....

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SC Directs 3 Member Committee to Examine Objections to Delhi Bar Council Elections(15.05.2018)

Supreme Court has directed a three-member committee to examine the objections to the Delhi Bar Council elections held in April this year.

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Iraqi Supreme Court Rejects Appeal to Cancel Election Results(28.05.2018)

Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court has rejected a request to cancel the country's parliamentary election results over allegations of voter rigging and fraud.....

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Allahabad High Court Dismisses Challenge to Election of Central Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar(20.02.2020)

Allahabad High Court has dismissed a challenge to the election of Member of Parliament, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, reiterating the settled law that Statem.....

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SC Directs EC to Reply in Plea Seeking Investigation into Discrepancies in Election Results(25.02.2020)

Supreme Court has adjourned the Plea by Association for Democratic Reforms seeking an investigation into the alleged discrepancies in the 17th Lok Sab.....

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Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Challenging Manish Sisodia's Election Win(02.03.2020)

Delhi High Court has issued notices to the concerned Returning Officer as well as the Election Commission of India in a plea challenging the election .....

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SC Refuses to Entertain Azam Khan's Plea Seeking Interim Bail to Participate in Election Campaign(09.02.2022)

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking ad-interim ex-parte bail filed by Mohammad Azam Khan, Samajwadi Party's candidate from Rampur in.....

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Allahabad HC Issues Notice in PIL on Disposal of Election Plastic Waste During Assembly Elections(11.02.2022)

Allahabad High Court has issued notices to the Election Commission of India, State of Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate .....

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Delhi HC Sends Back to EC Plea to Cancel BSP Symbol 'Elephant'(11.07.2016)

Delhi HC has remanded back to Election Commission a plea seeking cancellation of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) symbol 'Elephant', for alleged misuse of pu.....

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EC Has No Power To Recover Costs For Conducting Elections From Candidates: Madras High Court(18.06.2018)

Madras High Court has observed that Election Commission has no power to recover costs of preparations for conducting elections from contesting candida.....

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Madras High Court Upholds TTV Dhinakaran's Election From RK Nagar(21.06.2018)

Madras High Court has upheld election of AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran from the RK Nagar assembly constituency.

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Iraq's Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Electoral Recount(22.06.2018)

Iraq's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a manual recount of last month's legislative elections that resulted in a surprise victory for populist Sh.....

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Kerala HC Directs Status Quo in Proceedings of Election for SNDP Yogam Office Bearers(20.01.2022)

Kerala High Court has ordered that status quo be maintained for ten days in the proceedings of election for the SNDP Yogam office-bearers scheduled fo.....

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Orissa HC Directs State Bar Council to Hold Election on The Basis of Existing Electoral Roll(24.01.2022)

Orissa High Court has directed the Odisha State Bar Council to hold its long overdue election within 6 weeks on the basis of the existing electoral ro.....

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Kerala HC Revokes Centre's Order Upholding Representative Voting at SNDP Yogam Elections(25.01.2022)

Kerala High Court has annulled the order issued by the Central Government in 1962 which upheld representation voting at the Sree Narayana Dharma Parip.....

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Punjab & Haryana HC Asks Election Commission to Check Drugs Supply During Elections(10.01.2017)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab and Chief Election Commissioner of India to ensure that drugs are not suppli.....

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Delhi HC Slams Lawyers For ‘Defacing’ Court Premises With Election Posters(12.01.2017)

Delhi High Court came down heavily on lawyers for “defacing” court premises by putting up posters for the upcoming elections for Executive Committee o.....

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Hyderabad HC Refuses to Stay Cricket Association’s Election(12.01.2017)

Hyderabad High Court has refused to stay elections of Hyderabad Cricket Association scheduled to be held on January 17.

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Supreme Court: 'No Law to Bar Centre From Advancing Union Budget'(13.01.2017)

Supreme Court, while asking for legal provisions in support of plea seeking postponement of Budget presentation due to Assembly Elections in five Stat.....

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List Steps Taken on Lokpal Selection: Supreme Court(07.01.2019)

Supreme Court has asked Centre to give details of the steps taken till date for appointment of chairperson and members of Lokpal.

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SC Stays Madhya Pradesh HC’s Ban on Election Rallies(27.10.2020)

Supreme Court has stayed a Madhya Pradesh High Court order which had directed virtual campaigning for assembly by-elections in Madhya Pradesh, overrid.....

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SC Upholds Bombay HC Order: Hold Goa Panchayat Elections Within 45 Days(07.07.2022)

Supreme Court has upheld the order of Bombay High Court at Goa which had directed the State of Goa and the State Election Commission to ensure that th.....

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Allahabad High Court: Ensure Free & Fair Election in Kairana(07.02.2017)

Allahabad High Court has directed Uttar Pradesh DGP and other authorities to ensure law and order and facilitate free and fair polling in Kairana town.....

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Delhi HC: Court Must Not Interfere in Poll Process(07.02.2017)

Delhi High Court has observed that Courts should ordinarily refrain from interfering with election process once it has commenced and even if there is .....

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Bombay HC Directs SEC to Consider Reshma Bhosale As Independent Candidate(09.02.2017)

Bombay High Court has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to consider Reshma Bhosale as an independent candidate, contradicting decision of Retur.....

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Punjab & Haryana HC Stays MCG Election(09.02.2017)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed process to hold MCG elections on a plea that challenged redrawing of ward boundaries, which was undertaken as.....

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Karnataka HC Directs Holding of Elections in Bengaluru Civic Body Expeditiously(07.12.2020)

Karnataka High Court has directed the State Election Commission to hold elections of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), as expeditiously as po.....

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SC to Nagaland SEC: When Will You Notify Elections Of Municipalities And Town Councils?(15.07.2022)

Supreme Court while criticized the State Government for delay in every stage of process of implementing 33% reservation of women in state bodies, has .....

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SC: Maintain Secular Ethos of Constitution by Keeping Election a Secular Exercise(02.01.2017)

Supreme Court, while hearing several petitions in Hindutva case, has said that no politician can seek vote in name of caste, creed, or religion and d.....

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Delhi HC Disposes Petition Seeking to Quash Bar Election(05.01.2017)

Delhi High Court has said that it hopes impending elections to Delhi Bar Association are conducted in a free and fair manner and in congenial atmosphe.....

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Supreme Court Asks Election Commission, ‘By When Will You Introduce Paper Trail in EVMs’(06.01.2017)

Supreme Court has asked Election Commission to spell out time frame within which it would introduce Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in EVMs.....

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Supreme Court Quashes Plea For 'Urgent Hearing' of Petition to Defer Budget Presentation(06.01.2017)

Supreme Court has refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking postponement of presentation of Union Budget due to assembly elections in five States.

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Delhi HC Seeks Response on Plea for Registration of Aazad Samaj Party for Bihar Elections(08.10.2020)

Delhi High Court has sought response of the Election Commission on a plea by Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Azad seeking direction to register his po.....

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Rajasthan HC Refuses Interim Stay on Declaration of Rajya Sabha Election Result(10.06.2022)

Rajasthan High Court has dismissed an application which sought interim stay on declaration of Rajya Sabha election results of till the disposal of wri.....

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Bombay HC Refuses Immediate Relief to Nawab Malik for Casting Vote in Rajya Sabha Poll(10.06.2022)

Bombay High Court has refused immediate relief to Nawab Malik to cast his vote in the Rajya Sabha elections today with liberty to approach the appropr.....

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Serving Judicial Officers can’t Participate in District Judge Selection Meant for Lawyers: Orissa HC(18.12.2018)

Orissa High Court has observed that serving judicial officers cannot participate in the selection process of the direct recruitment meant for lawyers .....

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Kerala HC Dismisses PC George MLA's Plea Seeking Postponement of Local Body Elections(06.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has dismissed pleas challenging the conduct of elections to Local Bodies in Kerala, for the year 2020, in the midst of COVID-19 pand.....

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Supreme Court Stays Allahabad HC Order Directing ECI to Hold Bye-Elections UP's Suar Constituency(09.11.2020)

Supreme Court has stayed the Allahabad High Court order directing the Election Commission for holding by election for the Assembly Constituency Suar, .....

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Karnataka HC Directs SEC to Announce Schedule of Panchayat Elections(17.11.2020)

Karnataka High Court has directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to finalise the schedule of conducting elections to Grama Panchayats in the stat.....

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SC Refuses Plea Seeking Declaration of Election of Netas Facing Criminal Charges Null(17.11.2020)

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking to declare as ‘null and void’ the election of those against whom charges have been framed for ov.....

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SC to Centre: Take Stand on Promise of Freebies by Political Parties During Election Campaigns(27.07.2022)

Supreme Court has asked Central Government to take a stand on the need to control the announcement of freebies by political parties during election ca.....

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SC: Don't Re-notify Election Process for 367 Local Bodies to Implement OBC Quota(29.07.2022)

Supreme Court has held that the Court had made it clear that Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) shall not re-notify election to provide reser.....

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Supreme Court Dismisses Plea to Delay Annual Budget(23.01.2017)

Supreme Court has rejected plea seeking postponement of Union Budget presentation ahead of upcoming assembly polls in five States.

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SC Asks Lawyer to Approach ECI with Plea Against Misuse of Election Conduct Rules(05.02.2019)

Supreme Court has asked an advocate to approach Election Commission of India with his plea for measures to stop misuse of Conduct of Election Rules as.....

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SC Rejects Centre's Plea to Relieve Forces from Assam NRC Work for Election Duty(06.02.2019)

Supreme Court has rejected Centre's prayer to allow withdrawal of combined armed police forces involved in Assam NRC work for election duty during Lok.....

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Accused can Challenge DNA Report Only on Ground of Tampering of His Blood Sample: Bombay HC(06.02.2019)

Bombay High Court has observed that the DNA report can be challenged only on the ground of possibility of tampering of the blood sample of the accused.....

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Allahabad HC Directs EC to File Reply in Plea Challenging Allotment of Election Symbols(06.01.2021)

Allahabad High Court has directed the Election Commission to file a counter to the petition challenging Commission’s power to allot election symbols w.....

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Bombay HC Refuses to Intervene in Election of Deputy Chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council(08.01.2021)

Bombay High Court has refused to intervene in the election of Dr. Neelam Divakar Gorhe as Deputy Chairman of the Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC).....

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SC Closes Plea Filed By TMC For Protection Of Party Members During 2021 Municipal Elections(18.10.2022)

Supreme Court while considering that the 2021 Tripura municipal elections are over and results are notified, has disposed of the petition seeking issu.....

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Rajasthan High Court Grants Permission to Count Votes for State Cricket Association Election 2017(30.05.2017)

Rajasthan High Court has granted permission for counting of votes for Rajasthan Cricket Association elections on June 2.

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Andhra Pradesh HC Suspends SEC Order Grounding Ward Volunteers During Municipal Election(05.03.2021)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has suspended the State Election Commission’s order for grounding the ward volunteers from the process of municipal election.....

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Madras High Court Directs Election Commission of India to Allot Distinctive Symbols(09.03.2021)

Madras High Court has directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to allot distinctive symbols, as far as possible, to the candidates on the fray .....

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SC: Officer Serving Ruling Govt Can't be Appointed as State Election Commissioner(12.03.2021)

Supreme Court has held that a government officer serving a state government cannot be appointed as the State Election Commissioner of that state. The .....

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Allahabad HC to SEC: Notify ULB Polls Without OBC Quota(28.12.2022)

Allahabad High Court while observing that State Government doesn't fulfill the Triple Test Formality, has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to .....

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Manipur HC Sets Aside Election of BJP Legislator Okram Henry(16.04.2021)

Manipur High Court has set aside the 2017 election of Bharatiya Janta Party legislator Okram Henry, a Minister in the N. Biren Singh government, for f.....

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Madras HC Directs State to Revamp Madras Medical Registration Act(07.12.2022)

Madras High Court has directed the State to revamp the ‘archaic’ Madras Medical Registration Act, 1914 after it was brought to the court's notice that.....

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J&K&L HC: No Blanket Bar on Judicial Review of Election Authority’s Decisions(09.12.2022)

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has held that anything done towards completion of election process can’t be challenged before High Court and o.....

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J&K&L HC: Enlarging Waitlist Does Not Confer Any Right on Candidates Unless Govt Approves(12.12.2022)

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has held that mere recommendation by Selection Committee for enlarging waitlist, without there being a decisio.....

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Allahabad HC Stays Announcement of Urban Local Body Polls Dates(13.12.2022)

Allahabad High Court has restrained State Election Commission from announcing Urban Local Body Elections notification and asked the State if the "trip.....

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SC Allows Rajasthan HC Bar Association Elections(16.12.2022)

Supreme Court has allowed Rajasthan High Court Bar Association to conduct elections for the post of office-bearers on Friday, December 16, strictly in.....

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SC Rejects Plea against PM Modi over 2012 Gujarat Assembly Election Affidavit(16.10.2015)

Supreme Court has rejected plea seeking legal action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly filing a defective affidavit relating to his m.....

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Gujarat HC Calls Ordinance for Delaying Civic Body Polls ‘Unconstitutional’(21.10.2015)

Gujarat High Court has said that an ordinance or executive order by Gujarat Government, meant to delay civic body polls in the state, is unconstitutio.....

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Madras HC Orders Conduct of Local Body Elections in TN by Nov. 17(04.09.2017)

Madras High Court has ordered conduct of local body elections in the State by November 17. The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission was ordered to iss.....

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Supreme Court: Unsuccessful Candidate is Estopped from Challenging Selection Process(14.09.2017)

Supreme Court has held that once a person took part in process of selection and was not found fit for appointment, the said person was estopped from c.....

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Karnataka HC Sets Aside Elections to Karnataka Medical Council Due to Fraud by RO(16.06.2021)

Karnataka High Court has set aside the elections that were held to the Karnataka Medical Council (KMC), while declaring that the elections were vitiat.....

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Kerala HC: Person Practicing Christian, Not a Scheduled Caste Member(21.03.2023)

Kerala High Court while declaring CPM candidate A. Raja's 2021 election from Devikulam Assembly constituency as void, has observed that he is not a me.....

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MP High Court Allows Plea of SC-PwD Candidate in Civil Judge Selection(26.07.2021)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that vertical reservation can be granted in favor of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes.....

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Madras HC Orders Notice on Election Petition Challenging Victory from Katpadi Assembly Constituency(27.07.2021)

Madras High Court has ordered notice to Minister for Water Resources Duraimurugan on an election petition challenging his victory from Katpadi Assembl.....

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Kerala HC Issues Notice on LDF Candidate M Swaraj's Challenge Against Tripunithara Election Results(29.07.2021)

Kerala High Court has issued notice to Congress candidate K Babu in the election petition filed against him by CPI (M) leader and former Tripunithara .....

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Cal HC to Central Forces: Remain in State for 10 Days After Declaration of Panchayat Elections(07.07.2023)

Calcutta High Court has directed Central Armed Forces to remain in the State after declaration of results in the West Bengal Panchayat Elections 2023 .....

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Cal HC: Process of Selection Adopted by a Public Undertaking is Required to be Transparent(11.07.2023)

Calcutta High Court has observed that the process of selection of tender adopted by a public undertaking is required to be transparent to ensure wider.....

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Calcutta HC to IG CSF: Submit Report on Alleged Poll Violence(11.07.2023)

Calcutta High Court has directed Inspector-General (IG) of the Central security forces (CSF) to submit report pertaining to the alleged violence durin.....

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Calcutta High Court Questions IAS Officer Alapan Bandyopadhyay’s Appointment as SEC(12.10.2015)

Calcutta HC has questioned State Govt’s decision to appoint senior IAS officer Alapan Bandyopadhyay, as the acting State Election Commissioner (SEC) a.....

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Gujarat High Court Issues Notice to Govt., EC on PIL Alleging Minister’s Fake MBA Degree(14.10.2015)

Gujarat HC has served notices to State Government, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shankar Chaudhary and Election Commission (EC) on a.....

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Gujarat High Court Slams State Election Commission(15.10.2015)

Gujarat HC has slammed State Election Commission and said that election commission was for furtherance democracy and not for diluting the process of l.....

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Karnataka High Court Stays Election for Post of Mayor of Mysuru City in Lieu of Covid Restrictions(11.06.2021)

Karnataka High Court has stayed the election scheduled to be held on 11th June, 2021 to the post of Mayor of Mysuru city as restrictions imposed to ch.....

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SC Affirms HC’s Order for Deployment of Central Forces for Panchayat Elections in West Bengal(20.06.2023)

Supreme Court has affirmed the direction of Calcutta High Court which directed West Bengal State Election Commission to requisition central forces for.....

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SC Affirms HC’s Order for Deployment of Central Forces for Panchayat Elections in West Bengal(20.06.2023)

Supreme Court has affirmed the direction of Calcutta High Court which directed West Bengal State Election Commission to requisition central forces for.....

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P&H High Court: Revisit Policy on Reserving Posts on Rotation Basis(18.04.2016)

P&H High Court, in a move to bring a significant development that may change the way gram panchayats elections are held in Haryana, has asked an Addit.....

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Supreme Court Postpones Elections For Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh For 3 Months(19.03.2018)

Supreme Court has postponed the elections for the State Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh for a period of three months.

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Supreme Court Seeks to Reply on Stay on Poll Bonds(21.01.2020)

Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and the Election Commission within two weeks on an application seeking an interim stay on a fresh w.....

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Supreme Court Asks the Election Commission to Draw Up Action Plan to Decriminalize Politics(27.01.2020)

Supreme Court has asked the Election Commission to draw up an action plan within one week on ways and means to check criminalization of politics in th.....

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Delhi HC Dismisses Pleas of Candidates Who Were Deprived of Filing Nominations for Delhi Elections(29.01.2020)

Delhi High Court has refused to entertain Petitions by several independent candidates challenging the rejection of their nomination for contesting the.....

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Del. HC Upholds DU’s Decision to Relax Age Limit for Candidates in Student’s Union Elections(21.09.2023)

Delhi High Court has upheld that decision of Delhi University (DU) to adjust the maximum age limit for undergraduate and postgraduate students contest.....

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Karnataka HC Allows Govt. Employee Who Quit Job to Contest Zilla Panchayat Elections(08.02.2016)

Karnataka HC, while providing temporary reprieve to a 33-year-old employee of a government high school who “quit” his job to contest the elections to .....

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P&H HC: Pregnancy No Hitch for AMC Selection(10.02.2016)

Punjab and Haryana HC has ruled that a woman candidate couldn't be permanently debarred from joining as doctor in Army Medical Corps (AMC) on ground t.....

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Voting Map(23.01.2018)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down the state's congressional district map, saying it "clearly, plainly and palpably" violates the state Consti.....

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Orissa High Court Annuls Election of Sundargarh Congress MLA(31.01.2018)

Orissa High Court has declared the election of Congress MLA from Sundargarh (ST) Assembly constituency Jogesh Chandra Singh as null and void after fin.....

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SC Sets Aside Election Notification for LAHDC-Kargil(06.09.2023)

Supreme Court while observing that Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party (JKNC) is entitled to use the 'plough' symbol, has set aside the electi.....

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SC: In case of Unjust Executive Action, Courts must Interfere in Election Process(08.09.2023)

Supreme Court has held that in cases where issues crop up, indicating unjust executive action or an attempt to disturb a level-playing field between c.....

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Madras HC Irks over Cases Filed in view Of Forthcoming Local Body Elections(26.09.2016)

Madras HC has irked and said that no one can be allowed to use the High Court as a platform to settle either personal or political scores in view of t.....

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Supreme Court: Voters Have Right to Know Candidate’s Criminal Antecedents(29.08.2018)

Supreme Court has said that voters have a right to know the antecedents of candidates and the Election Commission could be asked to direct political p.....

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Supreme Court Notice to EC on Misuse of EVMs(05.09.2018)

Supreme Court has sought response of the Election Commission on a PIL filed by Dehradun based journalist alleging unauthorised handling of EVMs by pri.....

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Madras HC Orders Result of Coimbatore Corporation Election Shall be Subject to Further Orders(22.02.2022)

Madras High Court has ordered that the result of the Coimbatore Corporation election shall be subject to further orders by the court on a writ petitio.....

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Manipur HC: Mere Failure to Maintain True Account of Election Expenditure Not Corrupt(24.02.2022)

Manipur High Court has held that mere failure to maintain a true and correct account of election expenditure would not per se amount to corrupt practi.....

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Mad. HC: Can’t Deny Book Launch Permission Only Because a Participant is Candidate in Elections(08.04.2024)

Madras High Court has held that the State cannot feel shy from granting permission to a book release function just because it is about a person who is.....

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Allahabad HC Urges PM Modi to Postpone Elections in View of Omicron Threat(24.12.2021)

Allahabad High Court has urged the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to postpone the upcoming elections in view of the rising threat of Omicron. .....

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Electoral Bonds Data Uploaded on Election Commission of India’s Website(15.03.2024)

The Election Commission of India has uploaded on its website data related to electoral bonds that was supplied by the State Bank of India.

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High-Level Committee Submits its Report on ‘One Nation, One Election’(15.03.2024)

A High-Level Committee appointed by the Union has submitted its report on ‘one nation, one election’ and has suggested general elections to the House .....

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Delhi High Court: Appropriate to Hold Elections of All Bar Associations in One Day for Two Years(20.03.2024)

Delhi High Court has held that elections of all the bar associations shall be held on one single day for a uniform period of two years which shall avo.....

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SC Decides Against Staying Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners Act, 2023(21.03.2024)

Supreme Court has refused to stay Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners Act, 2023 which removes the Chief Justice of India from.....

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Supreme Court Refuses to Stay Election Commissioners' Act(26.03.2024)

Supreme Court while deciding the batch of pleas has refused to stay the Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners Act, 2023, which .....

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Delhi HC Rejects Plea on Simultaneous Lok Sabha- Assembly Polls, But Calls it ‘Good Idea’(09.11.2016)

Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking directions to Election Commission of India to conduct simultaneous Lok Sabha and State Assembly Polls in .....

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Supreme Court Scraps Congress Plea, Gives Clean Chit to EC(15.10.2018)

Supreme Court has dismissed pleas of Congress leaders challenging the fidelity of voter lists and said the Election Commission's bona fides should not.....

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Karnataka HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Direction to Not Conduct 2023 State Assembly Elections(27.04.2022)

Karnataka High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking instructions to the State and Chief Election Commissioner to not conduct the 2.....

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Allahabad HC Dismisses Actress Jaya Prada's Plea Challenging Mohd Azam Khan's Win(02.05.2022)

Allahabad High Court has dismissed an election petition filed by actress Jaya Prada challenging the election of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan from .....

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Punjab and Haryana HC Rules ‘MLAs, MPs Can Vote in Local Bodies Election’(06.12.2016)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that MLAs and MPs are fully entitled to vote in elections for office-bearers of local bodies.

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Allahabad HC Defers Judgment on PM Narendra Modi’s Election from Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat(06.12.2016)

Allahabad High Court has deferred pronouncement of verdict on petition challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election from Varanasi Lok Sabha sea.....

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Supreme Court Gives Liberty to Election Commission to Fight Paid News(31.10.2018)

Supreme Court has stayed a Delhi High Court order that questioned EC’s remit over content of speech and paid news.

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Kerala High Court Disqualifies Lawmaker for Using Religion to Win Polls(12.11.2018)

Kerala High Court has disqualified an Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator after hearing a petition that claimed he had used religion to win t.....

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Delhi HC Rejects Plea Challenging Selection of Vice-Chancellor of NLU Delhi(25.09.2020)

Delhi High Court has rejected a plea challenging the validity of the procedure adopted by the Selection Committee to appoint the Vice-Chancellor for t.....

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Uttarakhand HC: Any Activity Creating Hatred, Tension Can't Lead to Fair Elections(28.09.2020)

Uttarakhand High Court has observed that for fair and peaceful election, during the election campaign, party or candidate should not indulge in any ac.....

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Madras HC Directs EC to File Affidavit on Assembly Polls Expenses(15.11.2016)

Madras High Court has directed Election Commission (EC) to file an affidavit of expenses incurred for conduct of Assembly Elections to Aravakurichi an.....

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SC: Centre Can't Hold Tribunal Appointments Cleared by SCSC Citing New Inputs(18.05.2022)

Supreme Court has struck down the practice of Central Government to delay appointments to Tribunals notwithstanding recommendations from the Search-cu.....

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Madras HC Stays Proceedings against Puducherry Minister over False Details in his Election Affidavit(03.10.2016)

Madras HC has stayed further proceedings against Puducherry Minister Malladi Krishna Rao on file of the Judicial Magistrate Court at Yanam which has a.....

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Madras HC Cancels Civic Polls Notification(05.10.2016)

Madras HC has set aside notification for civic polls issued by Tamil Nadu State Election Commission and directed Commission to issue fresh notificatio.....

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Election Candidates Must Advertise Their Crime Records in Media: Supreme Court(26.09.2018)

Supreme Court has directed that election candidates, after filing their nominations, should repeatedly make declarations in print and electronic media.....

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Rajasthan HC Dismisses Review Petition Challenging Answer Key of Preliminary Exam As Misconceived(03.05.2022)

Rajasthan High Court has rejected a review petition challenging the answer key of Preliminary Examination for selection to the post of Rajasthan Civil.....

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SC Asks MP SEC to Notify Local Body Election Programme Within 2 Weeks(11.05.2022)

Supreme Court has directed the Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission (SEC) to notify the programme for local body elections in the state within two.....

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Delhi Court Seeks Clarification from Election Commission on Smriti Irani’s Educational Qualification(07.10.2016)

A Delhi Court has sought further clarifications from the Election Commission of India over a plea alleging Smriti Irani’s educational qualifications t.....

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Can’t Direct Parliament To Make Filing Of False Affidavit For Election Nomination an Offence: SC(11.09.2018)

Agreeing that filing a false affidavit in elections is corrupt practice the Supreme Court has said it cannot, however, direct Parliament to legislate .....

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Uttarakhand HC Dismisses Plea Challenging UKSSSC LT Assistant Teacher Recruitment Process 2020(06.04.2022)

Uttarakhand High Court has dismissed a plea that challenges the Uttarakhand Subordinate Service Selection Commission LT Grade Teacher (Arts) Recruitme.....

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Uttarakhand HC Upholds Amendment to Recruitment Rules During Selection Process(13.04.2022)

Uttarakhand High Court has dismissed a petition challenging the decision of the Uttarakhand Subordinate Service Selection Commission to permit non B.E.....

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ELECTION - Madras HC Dismisses Plea against LS Polls On Maundy Thursday(25.03.2019)

Madras HC while dismissing pleas seeking to reschedule the election date in Tamil Nadu to any other day than Maundy Thursday has observed that it is t.....

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ELECTION - SC to Election Commission: Cross-check More Votes on VVPATs(25.03.2019)

Supreme Court has asked the Election Commission to consider increasing the number of VVPAT’s that are used to randomly verify votes cast by Electronic.....

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ELECTION - Supreme Court Rejects Plea Seeking Ban on Roadshows, Bike Rallies During Polls(25.03.2019)

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea filed by former DGP of Uttar Pradesh seeking a direction to the Election Commission to ban roadshows and.....

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Telangana HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Conduction of Election for Municipal Corporations(16.02.2021)

Telangana High Court had issued notices to State government in a Public Interest Litigation petition seeking to conduct elections to Warangal and Kham.....

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Allahabad High Court Seeks Info Pertaining Dates of UP Assembly Elections(19.12.2016)

Allahabad High Court has asked Election Commission of India to apprise it about the dates of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.

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Allahabad HC Directs ECI to Hold Bye-Elections in 'Suar', Rampur(26.10.2020)

Allahabad High Court has directed the Election Commission of India to start the process for holding bye-elections in Uttar Pradesh's State Assembly Co.....

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Madras HC to SEC: Conduct Civic Polls By May 14(21.02.2017)

Madras High Court has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to complete local body elections no later than May 14.

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ELECTION - SC Says Candidates Having More Than 2 Kids can't be Barred from Contesting Elections(26.02.2019)

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking to bar those with more than 2 children from Government jobs and disqualifying them from contesti.....

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SC Dismisses Petition Challenging Election of Kerala Health Minister in 2016 Assembly Elections(25.08.2022)

Supreme Court of India has dismissed a petition challenging the election of Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Veena George in the Kerala State A.....

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Kerala HC: Selection of Candidates Can be Based on Rational Criteria if Applicants Exceed Vacancies(20.07.2022)

Kerala High Court has held that Selection Committee can shortlist qualified applicants to trim down the number of such eligible applicants, provided t.....

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Bombay HC: Candidate Can’t Complain of Violations in Selection Process After Appearing for Interview(25.07.2022)

Bombay High Court has held that a candidate who is called for the interview and takes part in the interview, cannot turn around and pick holes and con.....

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Madras High Court Quashes Plea Challenging Jayalalithaa’s Election(09.03.2017)

Madras High Court has quashed a petition challenging victory of Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from R K Nagar constituency in May 201.....

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CIVIL - Pregnancy of Candidates Not Reason to Change Selection Rules: Patna HC(07.03.2019)

Patna High Court has observed that right of a female to have child at pre-employment stage can't compel employer to mould terms and conditions of sele.....

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ELECTION - Why No Order Yet to Ban Political Ads on Social Media: Bombay HC to ECI(08.03.2019)

Bombay High Court has asked Election Commission of India (ECI) why it was hesitant to issue specific directions to prohibit political advertisements o.....

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SC Dismisses Challenge to HC Order Notifying Election Schedule Not to be Interfered With(27.01.2021)

Supreme Court has dismissed the Andhra Pradesh State Government's challenge to the High Court decision holding that the order issued by the State Elec.....

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Delhi HC: A Person in Custody Has No Vested Right to be Released For Poll Canvassing(27.02.2017)

Delhi High Court has refused parole to gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to campaign in ongoing Uttar Pradesh election.

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Bombay HC: Plea Challenging Rejection of Nomination Papers Cannot be Entertained(18.01.2021)

Bombay High Court has held that a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, 1949 challenging the rejection of nomination papers by.....

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Orissa HC: Amendment to Cure Inherent Defect in EP After End of Limitation Period Can't be Allowed(05.09.2022)

Orissa High Court has held that an amendment application under Order 6, Rule 17 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 cannot be allowed to cure some in.....

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Madras HC Directs TNSEC to Submit Assets Declarations of all Elected Councillors(01.12.2016)

Madras High Court has directed Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC) to submit statements of declaration of assets made by all Elected Councill.....

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SC Invalidates MP State Bar Council Election to the Post of Representative to BCI(26.11.2018)

Supreme Court has upheld Madhya Pradesh High Court order that invalidated the election conducted by the State Bar Council in 2014 to the post of repre.....

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SC Dismisses Ex-BSF Jawan's Plea Challenging PM Narendra Modi's Election from Varanasi(24.11.2020)

Supreme Court has dismissed the petition filed by Ex- BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's petition challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi .....

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Patna HC Holds OBC/EBC Quota in Bihar Municipal Body Polls Illegal(07.10.2022)

Patna High Court while holding reservation of seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Classes in urban local body elections as i.....

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Meghalaya HC: Interviews Mostly Guided by Nepotism in India(22.09.2022)

Meghalaya High Court while observing that favouritism and nepotism are affecting government's recruitment drives, has held that the selection process .....

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SC Dismisses Plea Seeking to Restrain Political Parties from Using Symbols After Polls(26.09.2022)

Supreme Court while dismissing a petition which sought a direction that political parties cannot use election symbols allotted to them as party symbol.....

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SC Rejects Uddhav Group's Plea to Stop EC from Deciding Shinde's Claim as Real Shiv Sena(28.09.2022)

Supreme Court while refusing the application for stay filed by Uddhav Thackeray group, has refused to stop the Election Commission (EC) of India from .....

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SC: National Sports Code 2011 Can't be Read Like a Statute(08.08.2022)

Supreme Court while passing direction to include the representation of 36 football players in Electoral College for ensuing executive committee electi.....

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Andhra Pradesh HC Dismisses Pleas Challenging SEC Decision to Conduct Gram Panchayat Elections(05.02.2021)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has dismissed a couple of writ petitions that challenged the State Election Commission (SEC)'s decision to conduct Gram Panc.....

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Madras HC: Elected Office Bearers Not Allowed to Contest Bar Elections Consecutively(10.02.2021)

Madras High Court has ruled that elected office bearers should not be allowed to contest for the second time consecutively with an aim to end monopoly.....

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SC to Centre: Produce Files Related to Appointment of Arun Goel as Election Commissioner(24.11.2022)

Supreme Court Constitution Bench has asked Attorney General to produce related to the recent appointment of Arun Goel, a former bureaucrat, as the Ele.....

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Calcutta HC Disposes of PIL Raising Apprehension Over Conduction of Free and Fair Election(02.03.2021)

Calcutta High Court has disposed of a Public Interest Litigation that raised apprehension over conducting free and fair election in the State of West .....

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SC Upholds Allahabad HC’s Decision to Disqualify Azam Khan's Son for Not Meeting Age Criteria(07.11.2022)

Supreme Court has dismissed challenge against decision of the Allahabad High Court to disqualify Rampur MLA Mohd. Abdullah Azam Khan for not having at.....

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Delhi HC Refuses to Stay Upcoming Delhi Municipal Corporation Elections(10.11.2022)

Delhi High Court while refusing to stay the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, which are scheduled to be held on December 4, has stated t.....

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SC: Offences Under Kerala Police Act Not Substantive(10.11.2022)

Supreme Court has held that offences under the Kerala Police Act are not substantive offences and thus the election of a person cannot be voided merel.....

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SC Stays Kerala HC Order Disallowing Teachers from Contesting Elections(19.03.2021)

Supreme Court has stayed a Kerala High Court order which had disallowed teachers and non-teaching staff of aided schools from contesting elections.

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SC Refuses to Interfere With EC's Report Opposing Release of Modi Biopic Before Poll Ends(26.04.2019)

Supreme Court has backed stand of Election Commission in refusing to lift stay on release of the biopic on PM Narendra Modi until the conclusion of Lo.....

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SC Asks ECI to Check Whether Voting Time can be Preponed to 5am During Ramzan(02.05.2019)

Supreme Court has asked Election Commission of India to pass necessary orders in a representation which sought voting time to be preponed from 7 am to.....

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Delhi HC: Can’t Direct Centre to Conduct Lok Sabha, Legislative Assembly Polls Together(06.02.2023)

Delhi High Court while refusing to pass directions in PIL praying that Centre and Election Commission be directed to ascertain the feasibility of cond.....

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MP HC: Provisions of CPC to be Followed in Trial of Election Petitions U/S 122 of MPPRA(06.02.2023)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that procedure as laid down under provisions of the CPC for trying the suit is to be followed in cases where electi.....

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SC: Principle of 'Changing Rules of Game’ Won't Apply if Change is Regarding Selection Process(19.12.2022)

Supreme Court while observing that change in the selection process will not amount to changing 'rules of the game', has held that principle that 'rule.....

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Andhra Pradesh HC Overturns Decision to Impose Stay on MPTC and ZPTC Elections(08.04.2021)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has cleared the way for MPTC and ZPTC elections scheduled for 8th April, 2021, by overturning Justice U. Durga Prasad Rao's .....

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Chhattisgarh HC: Participation in Election Campaign Not ‘Misuse of Power’ Under JJ Act(12.04.2021)

Chhattisgarh High Court has held that merely because a person, who is a member of a Child Welfare Committee, participates in an election campaign in f.....

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SC to Nagaland State Election Commission: Notify Local Body Polls With Women Quota Before March 14(14.02.2023)

Supreme Court has directed Nagaland State Election Commission to notify local body elections with women quota and place before it the official notific.....

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ECI Recognises Eknath Shinde Group as Official Shiv Sena(20.02.2023)

Election Commission of India has recognised Eknath Shinde group as official Shiv Sena and allowed them to use official Bow & Arrow symbol and Shiv Sen.....

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Delhi High Court: Candidature Rejection For Failing to Declare Gender 'Improper'(15.05.2017)

Delhi High Court has declared as improper rejection of a woman’s candidature for Municipal Elections on the ground of her having failed to declare her.....

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Madras High Court Rejects Plea Seeking Cancellation of Thiruparankundram Byelection(16.05.2019)

Madras High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation seeking either to cancel or postpone the May 19 byelection to Thiruparankundram assembly .....

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Allahabad HC Issues Notice Over Death of 135 Panchayat Election Duty Staff(28.04.2021)

Allahabad High Court has taken Judicial notice of the death of 135 persons, who were on election duty during Panchayat elections in the State, due to .....

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SC: Election Comm’r to be Appointed on Advice of Committee Consisting of PM, Opposition Leader & CJI(02.03.2023)

Supreme Court Constitution Bench has held that Election Commissioners will be appointed by President on advice of a Committee consisting of Prime Mini.....

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#Selection & Appointment: SC Says 'Procedure Prescribed by Executive Valid If It Not in Conflict'(02.08.2017)

Supreme Court has held that in matter of selection and appointment, instructions pertaining to procedure of selection can be provided by Executive as .....

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#Election Affidavit: Gujarat HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Filing of Supporting Documents(03.08.2017)

Gujarat High Court has dismissed a plea seeking a direction requiring contesting candidates in elections to submit documents in support of averments m.....

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Calcutta HC Directs State to File Affidavit in Plea Regarding Surge of Covid Cases(11.05.2021)

Calcutta High Court has directed the State Government to file an affidavit disclosing the exact state of affairs as well as the facilities, medicines,.....

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SC to Centre: Why No Transparent Procedure For Appointing CEC & ECs?(05.07.2017)

Supreme Court has posed several pointed questions to Centre regarding the lack of proper procedure for appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and .....

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SC Seeks EC’s Reply Over Plea for VVPAT Use in Upcoming Gujarat Polls(07.07.2017)

Supreme Court has sought response from Election Commission on a PIL seeking to conduct upcoming Gujarat assembly election through Voter-verified Paper.....

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SC: Open Ballot System in Rajya Sabha Elections Necessitated to Prevent Cross-Voting(30.03.2023)

Supreme Court while dismissing PIL challenging open ballot system for Rajya Sabha elections has observed that similar issue was examined in Kuldip Nay.....

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Bombay HC: Married Woman Can’t Rely On Husband’s Caste To Contest Reserved Seat(24.10.2017)

Bombay High Court has held that a married woman cannot simply rely on her husband’s caste to contest an election from a reserved seat.

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Supreme Court to EC: Don't Post Officials Facing Disciplinary Action in Gujarat Polls(31.10.2017)

Supreme Court has directed Election Commission (EC) not to post any official, against whom disciplinary proceedings have been initiated, in key positi.....

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Kar. HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Permission for NRIs to Caste Vote From Abroad During Elections(03.05.2023)

Karnataka High Court has rejected a PIL filed by a Non Resident Indian (NRI) seeking grant of voting rights to NRIs from the countries they reside in,.....

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SC Dismissed Plea Challenging 2019 Lok Sabha Election of DMK MP Kanimozhi(04.05.2023)

Supreme Court has dismissed the election petition filed challenging the election of DMK MP Kanimozhi in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls over incorrect inform.....

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MP HC Rejects Plea Seeking Action Against Election Commission for Conducting Elections(28.04.2021)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has disposed of a plea filed seeking actions against the Election Commission of India for the State Legislative Assemblies o.....

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Kerala High Court Disposes Cases Seeking Lockdown During Election Counting Day(28.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has closed proceedings seeking directions calling for prohibition on large gatherings or the declaration of lockdown in the State on.....

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Telangana High Court Asks State Election Commission Over Decision to Conduct Local Elections(30.04.2021)

Telangana High Court has pulled up the State Election Commission for allowing campaigning and holding elections amid the havoc created by second wave .....

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AP HC: Bar Against Hearing of Election Disputes by Courts Shall Prevail Over HC Power to Issue Writs(03.05.2021)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has held that the bar against hearing of election disputes by Courts under Article 329 of the Constitution of India, 1949 sh.....

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Delhi HC Appoints Justice Bharihoke as Returning Officer for Election of Equestrian Fed. of India(12.04.2023)

Delhi High Court while issuing directions for conducting elections of the office bearers to Equestrian Federation of India to ensure that a democratic.....

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Delhi HC to ECI: Decide AIADMK’s Representation for Updation of Its Amended By-Laws Within 10 Days(12.04.2023)

Delhi High Court has directed Election Commission of India (ECI) to decide the representation of AIADMK for updation of its amended by-laws with the r.....

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Kar. HC Permits Unrecognized Political Party to Use Private Vehicle/Loudspeaker for Campaigning(17.04.2023)

Karnataka High Court while observing that Model Code of Conduct does not indicate any distinction that could be made by the authorities before the nom.....

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Ram Nath Kovind Sworn In As India’s 14th President(25.07.2017)

Ram Nath Kovind, administered oath by Chief Justice JS Khehar, is now the 14th President of India.

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Allahabad HC Directs State Election Commission to Ensure Free and Fair Elections(02.07.2021)

Allahabad High Court has directed the State Election Commission of Uttar Pradesh to ensure free and fair elections to be conducted of Zila Panchayat C.....

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Cal. HC to SEC: Requisition Deployment of Additional Paramilitary Forces for WB Panchayat Election(22.06.2023)

Calcutta High Court has directed West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) o requisition the deployment of additional central paramilitary forces fo.....

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Gujarat High Court asks SEC to include NOTA in Gujarat Local Body Elections(02.11.2015)

Gujarat High Court has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to include option of NOTA (None Of The Above) in the upcoming local body polls in the .....

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SC Gives Time to Tamil Nadu SEC to Conduct Local Body Elections in Nine New Districts(23.06.2021)

Supreme Court has given the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (SEC) time to work, if necessary 24 hours a day, and hold the local body elections in.....

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Cal HC: Petition for Removal of State Election Commissioner is Not Maintainable(13.07.2023)

Calcutta High Court while dismissing petition seeking removal of State Election Commissioner, among other reliefs, has observed that such a prayer can.....

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Cal HC: Declaration of Panchayat Election Poll Results will be Subject to Final Orders of the Court(13.07.2023)

Calcutta High Court while expressing regret over repeated complaints pertaining to violence and mismanagement during the Panchayat Election, has direc.....

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AP HC: Non-Disclosure of Criminal Cases by Contesting Person Amounts to Corrupt Practice under RPA(17.07.2023)

Andhra Pradesh High Court while observing that purity of the election process will only be ensured if the voter knows his candidate fully, has held th.....

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Cal. HC: Five Days is Inadequate Time for Filing Nominations for Panchayat Elections(12.06.2023)

Calcutta High Court while observing that five day's time provided for filing nomination papers is prima facie inadequate and directed State Election C.....

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Delhi HC Asks SEC to Hold By-Polls to 13 Wards(21.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to hold by-elections to vacant seats in 13 municipal wards of Capital by April 30 next.....

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Karnataka HC Directs SEC to Justify Decision of Postponing Elections to Local Bodies(10.08.2021)

Karnataka High Court has directed the State Election Commission to justify its decision of postponing all the elections to local bodies till December .....

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Gujarat HC Cancels Candidature of Underage Contestant(30.11.2015)

Gujarat HC has canceled candidature of an underage candidate in Jasdan muncipality after election officials cleared his nomination papers without prop.....

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Gujarat HC to SEC: Make Poll Affidavits Available Online(01.12.2015)

Gujarat High Court has directed State Election Commission (SEC) to upload all the poll affidavits of candidates contesting local body polls within the.....

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Hyderabad HC Directs Election Commission on Mass Deletions from Voters List(04.12.2015)

Hyderabad High Court has directed Election Commission of India to pass final orders and intimate final decision by December 10, on mass deletion of 6......

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Madras High Court Seeks Jayalalithaa's Fingerprint Details From Bengaluru Jail(29.11.2017)

Madras High Court Seeks Jayalalithaa's Fingerprint Details From Bengaluru Jail

Tags : The matter relates to a petition filed by P Saravanan, DMK candidate for the November 2016 Thirupparankundram Assembly bypoll, challenging the election of AIADMK's A K Bose.



HP HC: Can’t Create Bogey of Mistrust in Public Selection Process(20.07.2023)

Himachal Pradesh High Court while dismissing plea seeking mandatory video recording of interviews conducted by the HPPSC, has stated that one cannot c.....

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Tel. HC Holds 2018 Assembly Election of BRS MLA Vanama Venkateswara as Void(27.07.2023)

Telangana High Court has declared the 2018 assembly election of BRS MLA Vanama Venkateswara Rao from Kothagudem as void. It has also fined him Rs. 5 L.....

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Madras HC Sets Aside Order Disqualifying Panchayat President(14.10.2016)

Madras High Court has set aside an order issued by Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC) disqualifying a Panchayat president, on ground that th.....

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Madras HC Notices State Government, Opposition over Local Body Polls(19.10.2016)

Madras High Court has noticed Principal Opposition Party - DMK and State Government on an appeal moved by Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC).....

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SC: Election is Purely a Statutory Proceeding(21.08.2023)

Supreme Court has observed that Election contest is not an action at law or a suit in equity but purely a statutory proceeding, provision for which ha.....

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Mad. HC to State: Provide Reservation to Transgender Persons in Local Body Elections(24.08.2023)

Madras High Court has directed State Government to initiate all appropriate steps to grant reservations to Transgender persons in the local body elect.....

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Lok Sabha Passes Election Laws (Amendment) Bill(26.02.2016)

Lok Sabha has passed a bill to grant voting rights to people who became citizens of the country following the exchange of enclaves between India and B.....

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Madras HC: 10 Year Practice Criteria for Contesting Bar Elections Valid(07.02.2018)

Madras High Court has upheld the amendments prescribing 10 years of practice experience as a minimum eligibility criteria to contest elections to the .....

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Supreme Court: How Can Convicted Politicians Choose Candidates?(13.02.2018)

Supreme Court has asked whether it was right to allow a convicted politician to hold a party position and decide the candidate for elections which he .....

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MP High Court to Bar Council: Follow ‘One Bar One Vote’ Rule in Bar Elections(19.02.2018)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has announced that the upcoming High Court Bar Association elections will be governed by the ‘One Bar One Vote’ principle an.....

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Delhi HC Issues Directions for Conducting Elections for Delhi Capital Badminton Association(13.09.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued directions for the purpose of conducting elections for Delhi Capital Badminton Association after observing that the ultima.....

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State Bar Council Not Empowered To Interfere With Bar Association Elections: Madhya Pradesh HC(22.01.2018)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has ruled that State Bar Councils cannot interfere with the election process or election of a Bar Association.

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Kerala High Court Directs State to Speed Up Reconstitution of Selection Committee(31.08.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State to speed up the reconstitution of the selection committee and finalise the selection to the post of Chief Inv.....

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Delhi HC Quashes FIR Against 13 Persons Over Scuffle During Bar Association Elections at Local Court(03.09.2021)

Delhi High Court has quashed an FIR registered against 13 persons in connection with a scuffle that ensued during Bar Association Elections at Dwarka .....

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Karnataka HC Directs ECI Not to Announce Election Results to be Held to Legislative Council(10.12.2021)

Karnataka High Court has directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) not to announce the results of the elections to be held to the Legislative Co.....

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Tel. HC: HC’s Power to Interfere is Limited When Election Process has Commenced(21.11.2023)

Telangana High Court has observed that jurisdiction of High Court to interfere with the process of election once the same has commenced is very limite.....

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Delhi HC for Bye- Elections in 13 MCD Wards Within 3 Months(29.01.2016)

Delhi High Court has directed State Election Commission to hold bye-elections within three months in 13 municipal wards of Delhi.

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Supreme Court Permits Tamil Nadu State Cricket Association to Hold Elections(23.09.2019)

Supreme Court has permitted the Tamil Nadu State Cricket Association to hold elections to elect office bearers but said the results will be subject to.....

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SC Gives TNSEC Four Months to Complete Elections of Local Bodies(28.09.2021)

Supreme Court has given the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC) four months to complete elections to urban local bodies in the State.

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IOA Election Should Strictly Follow Sports Code Says Delhi High Court(14.12.2017)

Delhi High Court has refused to interfere in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections after advocate and well-known sports activist Rahul Mehra .....

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Bombay High Court: Submission of Caste Validity Certificate Mandatory within 12 Months of Election(22.10.2019)

Bombay High Court has ruled that it is essential for a candidate contesting from a reserved seat to produce a caste validity certificate within 12 mon.....

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P&H HC Issues Notice on Plea Challenging Rule of Haryana Municipal Election Rules 2020(23.09.2021)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice to the Haryana government on a petition challenging a rule of Haryana Municipal Election (Amendment) R.....

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea for Regulation of Internal Elections in Political Parties(29.10.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Election Commission of India (EC) on a Public Interest Litigation seeking regulatory oversight of internal e.....

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Ker. HC: Writ Jurisdiction Can’t be Invoked to Challenge Questions Of Fact w.r.t Committee Election(03.11.2023)

Kerala High Court has held that writ jurisdiction under Article 226 of Constitution can’t be invoked to challenge disputed questions of fact concernin.....

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SC Seeks Center, Election Commission's Views over Lifetime Ban on Convicted Politicians(15.09.2016)

SC has formally sought views of Centre and Election Commission on a public interest litigation demanding a lifetime ban on convicted politicians after.....

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Allahabad HC Directs DM to Order Compensation In Case Of Teacher’s Death During Election Duty(10.01.2022)

Allahabad High Court directed the District Magistrate, Jaunpur to examine and pass a reasoned order in a claim for compensation made in a case of a te.....

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Punjab & Haryana HC Seeks Election Commission's Reply Over Ensuring Drug-Free Elections(14.01.2022)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has sought the response of the State Election Commission, Punjab to ensure Drug-free Elections and for this purpose, the.....

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Calcutta HC Urges West Bengal State Election Committee to Postpone Proposed Elections(17.01.2022)

Calcutta High Court has urged the West Bengal State Election Commission to postpone the proposed elections to four municipal corporations for a period.....

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Madras HC: All Proceedings to be Initiated for Conduct of Local Body Elections Subject to Writ(03.12.2021)

Madras High Court has ordered that all proceedings to be initiated for the conduct of local body elections in Greater Chennai Corporation limits would.....

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Karnataka High Court Refuses to Interfere With Stay on Bar Council of India Elections(06.12.2021)

Karnataka High Court has refused to interfere with the interim order passed by the single judge bench, by which it has stayed the holding of elections.....

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Election Commission Recognizes Ajit Pawar Faction As The Official Nationalist Congress Party(07.02.2024)

Election Commission of India while recognizing the Ajit Pawar faction as the official Nationalist Congress Party has held that Ajit Pawar faction will.....

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Kar HC: All Criminal Proceedings to be Disclosed in Nomination Form(17.01.2024)

Karnataka High Court has held that while filing an election nomination form by a candidate, all the details related to the criminal proceedings irresp.....

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MP HC: Casting Doubt on Conduct of Elections via Social Media not an Offence u/s 505(2) of IPC(22.01.2024)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that merely casting a doubt upon the conduct of free and fair Legislative Assembly elections through a social media.....

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Supreme Court Stays Madras High Court Order on Bar Council Elections(22.02.2018)

Supreme Court has stayed the order passed by the Madras High Court on February 16, in which the High Court had issued a slew of directions aimed at en.....

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AP HC Directs SEC and Gujarala Urban Police to Ensure Free and Fair Election(12.11.2021)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has directed the State Election Commission (SEC) and the Gurajala Urban police to provide adequate protection to ensure free.....

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Bombay HC Dismisses Election Petition Challenging Nitin Gadkari's Election from Nagpur(14.02.2020)

Bombay High Court has dismissed an election Petition filed by one Manohar Dabrase challenging Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's election from Nagpur cons.....

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SC: Writ Jurisdiction in Election Matters Not Appropriate Where Alternative Machinery Available(17.02.2020)

Supreme Court has held that once alternate machinery is provided by the statute, the recourse to writ jurisdiction in matters related to elections is .....

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MP HC Dismisses PIL for Fixing Ceiling Limit on Expenses Incurred in Local Body Elections(03.03.2022)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation, which had sought for the Court's direction to the state government to take a fin.....

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Calcutta High Court: Person Seeking to Contest Elections is Deemed Public Interest(28.03.2024)

Calcutta High Court while allowing the resignation of a doctor to contest elections has held that there is a deemed public interest in a person seekin.....

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Delhi High Court Tells Police to Change British-Era Norms of Selection(18.07.2016)

Delhi High Court has said that "summary/ordinary conviction should not be treated as a conviction for entry or retention in government service”, there.....

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SC Issues Notice on PIL for Making Politicians’ Wealth Source Public(20.07.2016)

SC has issued notice to Centre and Election Commission seeking their response to a PIL for making politicians declare their sources of income in their.....

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SC Issues Guidelines for Selection Process of Judicial Officers(27.07.2016)

SC has issued guidelines to make selection process more transparent for appointment of Judicial Officers for trial courts in the national capital.

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Supreme Court Says 'No' to PIL Seeking to End Use of Black Money in Elections(10.07.2018)

Supreme Court has disposed of a PIL to curb “appalling effects of black money on free and fair election” asking the petitioner to approach the Electio.....

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Delhi HC: Speech Given During Elections Just to Create Atmosphere, Different from Ordinary Times(28.03.2022)

Delhi High Court has said in a case related to alleged hate speeches connected to the Northeast Delhi riots that a speech given during election time i.....

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P&H HC: Model Code of Conduct Can’t Stand in Way of Execution of Judicial Order(27.04.2024)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that no code of conduct issued by the Election Commission of India or any order or instructions issued by any o.....

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Tel. HC: Constitutional Validity of Section 38(2) of RP Act and Rule 5.7.1 of ECI’s Handbook Upheld(01.03.2024)

Telangana High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Section 38(2) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (RP Act) and Rule 5.7.1 of .....

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Delhi High Court: First-Come-First-Serve Criteria Under Election Symbols Order, 1968 Upheld(05.03.2024)

Delhi High Court has upheld the criteria of ‘First-Come-First-Serve’ that allots free symbol to an unrecognized political party under the Election Sym.....

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SC: Candidates Contesting Elections Don’t Have to Disclose Every Moveable Property They Own(09.04.2024)

Supreme Court has held that those candidates who are contesting elections are not required to disclose all the details about every moveable property t.....

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Ker. HC: Improper to Compel Election Candidate to Answer ED Summons Just Before LS Elections(10.04.2024)

Kerala High Court has held that it is not proper to disturb a candidate contesting elections and compel him to answer summons served by the Enforcemen.....

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Mad. HC: Basic Structure of Consti. & Democracy Demolishes When Electors Gratified During Election(18.04.2024)

Mad. HC has observed that gratifications made to electors in various forms demolish basic structure of constitution and democracy but since legislatur.....

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SC: App. Seeking Permission for Public Gatherings During Lok Sabha Elections to be Decided in 3 Days(22.04.2024)

Supreme Court has directed competent authorities to decide any application filed for holding any assembly, meeting, demonstration, etc during Lok Sabh.....

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Furnish Schedule for Holding Election to Local Bodies: Madras High Court(01.08.2018)

Madras High Court has directed the Commissioner of State Election Commission to furnish the schedule for holding election to the local bodies in the S.....

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Delhi HC Rejects Plea Challenging Appointment of Delhi Chief Secretary as Election Commissioner(05.04.2022)

Delhi High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation to challenge the decision for appointment of Vijay Kumar Dev, Delhi Chief Secretary as the.....

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SC: No Direction to ECI to Publish Info. Regarding Disclosure of Final Data of Voter Turnout(24.05.2024)

Supreme Court while hearing an application by the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms has refused to pass any interim order directing the Election .....

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Iraqi Supreme Court Ratifies May Election Results(20.08.2018)

Iraq's Supreme Court has ratified results of the country's May parliamentary election, setting in motion a 90-day constitutional deadline for the top .....

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Supreme Court Seeks Election Commission Response on Congress pleas(24.08.2018)

Supreme Court has sought Election Commission response on pleas filed by Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of names in .....

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2024 Elections: Supreme Court Directs Minimum 1/3rd Women's Reservation in Bar Association Posts(03.05.2024)

Supreme Court has directed implementation of a minimum 1/3rd women's reservation in the posts of the Supreme Court Bar Association from 2024 elections.....

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Supreme Court: Replication to WS Can be Filed by Election Petitioner if New Facts Not Introduced(10.05.2024)

Supreme Court has observed that a replication in an election petition can be filed by an election petitioner against a written statement, only on the .....

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SC Says, "Religion, In Any Form, Should Not Be Brought Into Any Election”(21.10.2016)

Supreme Court while observing that religion should not be used to invoke votes, has said that, Parliament has done nothing in last two decades to stop.....

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SC Rejects Plea to Reduce Time for Filing of Accounts of Election Expenses(04.10.2018)

Supreme Court has dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Government of India to heed the Election Commission’s proposal and take steps to reduce t.....

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Salary of Professors Insignificant in Election Duties: P&H High Court(10.10.2018)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that mere fact that some teachers are drawing higher salary than the Deputy Commissioner and therefore, cannot .....

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Patna HC Dismisses Plea for Postponement of Bihar Assembly Elections 2020(09.09.2020)

Patna High Court has dismissed two pleas seeking for a direction to the Election Commission for the postponement of the impending Bihar Assembly Elect.....

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Cal. HC to Govt.: Find Alternate Accommodation for Central Forces Housed in Schools & Colleges(17.06.2024)

Calcutta High Court has directed the Union and State governments to consider moving central forces currently housed inside various schools and college.....

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Madras HC Disposes of Plea Filed by Plea Challenging Election Notice by REPCO Bank(04.02.2022)

Madras High Court has disposed of a batch of writ petitions filed by candidates challenging the election notice issued by the returning officer of Rep.....

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Andhra Pradesh HC: Cannot Cancel Selection Process in Absence of Valid, Bonafide Reasons(14.05.2024)

AP HC has held that it is settled that mere participation in the selection process does not give any indefeasible right to a candidate to get appointe.....

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Karnataka HC: Can’t Provide Free Bus Service to Enable Voters to Reach Polling Booth(17.05.2024)

Karnataka High Court has observed that free bus services cannot be provided to enable voters to reach polling booths and stated that the Chief Electio.....

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SC Refers Plea to Make Independent Collegium for Appointment of EC to Constitutional Bench(24.10.2018)

Supreme Court has referred a plea for constituting an independent mechanism for selection of Election Commissioners for the consideration of Constitut.....

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SC Dismisses Pleas Seeking for Postponement of Bihar Assembly Elections(28.08.2020)

Supreme Court has dismissed two pleas seeking for a direction to the Chief Election Commissioner for the postponement of the impending Bihar Assembly .....

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SC Dismisses Pleas Seeking for Postponement of Bihar Assembly Elections(28.08.2020)

Supreme Court has dismissed two pleas seeking for a direction to the Chief Election Commissioner for the postponement of the impending Bihar Assembly .....

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Calcutta HC Dismisses Plea by WBCPCR Seeking Compensation From Election Commission For Covid Orphans(25.05.2022)

Calcutta HC dismissed a PIL filed by West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) seeking a direction upon the Election Commission t.....

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Orissa HC Quashes Election Notification Issued by Appealing Body of OMSA(01.06.2022)

Orissa High Court has quashed election notification issues by appealing body of Odisha Medical Services Association (OMSA) notifying election of Assoc.....

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Karnataka HC: Lodging Electoral Expenditure Accounts Ensures Transparency of Candidates(22.04.2022)

Karnataka High Court has dismissed a petition, passed by the Karnataka State Election Commission by disqualifying from continuing as the elected membe.....

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Bombay High Court: Desire of Contesting Elections Not Sufficient to Stay Conviction(08.07.2024)

Bom. HC has observed that merely because accused has to represent his constituency, it could not be an exceptional circumstance for a grant of stay to.....

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