• Nagaland Bye Elections: Over 55 % votes cast till 2 pm
    Kohima, November 3 (IANS): Over 55 per cent of the electorate had cast their votes till 2 p.m. for bypolls to the two assembly seats in Nagaland on Tuesday since the election authorities have taken elaborate security measures and ensured strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols, election officials said.Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Abhijit Sinha said. that the bypolls are being held in Southern Angami-1 seat in Kohima district and in Pungro Kiphire constituency in Kiphire district.
  • Nagaland bye-elections: CrPc 144 imposed within 14 Southern Angami-I AC 
    Kohima, November 2 (MExN): The District Magistrate, Kohima, Mohammed Ali Shihab A, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code 1973, has restricted/prohibited the assembly and movement of more than 5 persons with effect from 6:00 pm on November 1 to 6:00 pm on November 4. This order is promulgated and applicable only within the limits of 14-Southern Angami I (ST) Assembly Constituency, including the three Polling Stations area under Ward No 5
  • Nagaland bye-elections: Campaigning closes, less than 48 hrs left for polls
    Morung Express News Dimapur | November 1 As per the bye-election campaign period notified by the Chief Electoral Officer, all campaigning for the bye elections to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 14-Southern Angami-I (ST) Assembly Constituency and 60-Pungro-Kiphire (ST) Assembly Constituency came to an end from 4:00 pm on November 1. With this, the hectic preparations for the polls amid the COVID-19 pandemic situation came to a close. According to the election authorities,
  • Seizure worth 13.42 lakh in two bye poll constituencies
     Cash, liquor, drugs among seized items Kohima, November 1 (MExN): Seizure of cash, alcohol and drugs amounting to Rs 13.42 lakh was reported by the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nagaland on November 1. The seizures were made by the Flying Squad Team/Static Surveillance Team/Excise/other agencies in both the 14 Southern Angami 1 AC and 60 Pungro- Kiphire AC till date. Disclosing the nature of the seizures, the office of the CEO aid that cash seizure till dat
  • SDRF Kohima sanitises polling stations
    Kohima, November 1 (MExN): In view of the upcoming bye-election to the 14 Southern Angami Assembly-I Constituency scheduled on November 3, the Home Guards, Civil Defence & State Disaster Response Force Kohima on Sunday carried out sanitisation of polling stations. The Coy. Commander HG,CD & SDRF, AK Prem Kumar informed that altogether five SDRF teams carried out the sanitisation programme covering all the twenty two designated polling stations located at Chotobosti, Phesama,
  • Nagaland Bye Elections: Elderly, PwDs cast votes from home in Kiphire 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 28  In a first in the state, the election officials in the 60-Pungro-Kiphire (ST) Assembly Constituency has made arrangement for the elderly and People with Disabilities (PwDs) to vote from the comfort of their homes for the upcoming bye-election on November 3.  According to the Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer Kiphire, the door to door collection for the process has been completed. “The PWD and the Eld
  • Bihar Phase I: Voting underway for 71 seats
    Patna, October 28 (IANS): Polling was underway on Wednesday for the first phase of Assembly polls in Bihar amid tight security while following Covid-19 norms put in place. The polling began at 7 a.m. for the 71 Assembly constituencies in 16 districts. According to the State Election Commission, 2.14 crore voters will exercise their franchise in the first phase for which 31,371 polling stations have been set up. In the first phase, 1,066 candidates, including 114 women are in the
  • ECI issues directive on print media ads for bye-polls
    Only pre-certified ads to be allowed on and before poll day Kohima, October 20 (MExN): The Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed that no political party or candidate or any other organization or person shall publish any advertisement in print media on poll day and one day prior to poll day, i.e. November 2 and 3 unless the contents of the advertisement proposed to be published are pre-certified from the MCMC Committee at the State/District level, as the case may be. It
  • ECI notifies on exit poll for bye-election
    Kohima, October 17 (MExN): The Election Commission of India has notified that for the bye-election to the House of the People and State Legislative Assemblies 2020, there shall be restrictions on conduct of any exit poll and publication and dissemination of result of any exit poll during such period as per the provisions of Section 126A of the R.P. Act, 1951. Therefore, in exercise of the powers under sub-Section (1) of Section 126A of the R.P. Act, 1951, the Election Commission, ha
  • Revised guidelines for star campaigners
    Kohima, October 9 (MExN): The Election Commission of India has revised guidelines concerning star campaigners for all ongoing and future elections during the period of COVID-19 pandemic, Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) informed on Friday. According to a notification issued through the DIPR, the maximum limit on the number of star campaigners for recognized National/State political parties shall be 30 in place of 40 and for unrecognized registered political parties it shall be
  • EC issues COVID-19 guidelines for polls
    Our Correspondent Kohima | October 9 The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued broad guidelines for conduct of general elections/bye-elections during COVID-19. All persons have to wear face masks during every election related activity, while instruction has been issued for assured minimum facilities at each polling station. These include mandatory sanitization of polling station, preferably, a day before the poll; thermal scanning at the entry point of every polling s
  • Nagaland: Bye-elections to Southern Angami-I, 60 Pungro Kiphire ACs on Nov 3 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 29 The bye-elections to 14 Southern Angami-I and 60 Pungro Kiphire Assembly Constituencies in Nagaland will he held on November 3, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Tuesday.  According to ECI, the bye-elections to 56 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Bihar will be held on November 3 and 7 fill the casual vacancies in these Assemblies and Parliamentary Constituencies.  In Nagaland, the bye-elections t
  • EC: Candidates must publicise criminal background thrice
    New Delhi, September 11 (IANS):The Election Commission (EC) on Friday decided that candidates as well as political parties will publish details of criminal antecedents, if any, in newspapers and television thrice, regarding candidates nominated by them. Articulating the specific manner in which it needs to be done, the EC stated that the first publicity needs to be done within the first four days of the last date of withdrawal of candidature, while the second publicity must be done
  • Data collection work for Delimitation completed: EC 
    New Delhi, August 24 (MExN): The Delimitation Commission set up earlier this year to redraw the constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh has completed data collection work for the proposed exercise, the Election Commission (EC) said on Monday. The Commission has kept June 15, 2020 as the date for freezing of administrative districts in the states/Union Territories, it said. In a statement issued through the Press Information Bureau (PIB)