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The General Elections Commission is the body that organises elections in Indonesia. Its responsibilities include deciding which parties can contest elections, organising the voting and announcing the results and seats won in the various branches of the government.

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No oxygen shortage, opposition spreading rumours to spread fear: BJP's Ramchander Rao
National

No oxygen shortage, opposition spreading rumours to spread fear: BJP's Ramchander Rao

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader N Ramchander Rao on Sunday hit out at opposition leaders for allegedly spreading rumours about the oxygen shortage amid COVID-19 pandemic and creating fear.

Pakistan: PPP emerges victorious again in NA-249 by-poll recount
International

Pakistan: PPP emerges victorious again in NA-249 by-poll recount

The recounting of votes for the NA-249 by-election has resulted in the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) emerging the victor once again with a greater margin than in the initial results.

COVID-19: Election Commission defers bye-polls in 3 Parliamentary, 8 Assembly constituencies
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COVID-19: Election Commission defers bye-polls in 3 Parliamentary, 8 Assembly constituencies

In view of the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19, the Election Commission (EC) of India on Wednesday decided to defer bye-elections in three Parliamentary constituencies and eight Assembly constituencies in different states and Union Territories (UT).

ECP allows recount of NA-249 by-poll in Karachi
International

ECP allows recount of NA-249 by-poll in Karachi

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday accepted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Miftah Ismail's application for reconting of votes in the NA-249 Karachi by-election.

Returning officer final authority to decide on recounting in Nandigram constituency, says Election Commission
Politics

Returning officer final authority to decide on recounting in Nandigram constituency, says Election Commission

The Election Commission on Tuesday said the Returning Officer (RO) is the "final authority under the law" in the matter of recounting in the Nandigram assembly constituency.

EC directs West Bengal govt to provide security to Nandigram Returning Officer
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EC directs West Bengal govt to provide security to Nandigram Returning Officer

The Election Commission of India on Tuesday directed the West Bengal government to take all appropriate measures to keep a strict watch and monitor on a regular basis the security provided to the Returning Officer of Nandigram.

Media cannot be stopped from reporting oral observations made by judges during course of hearing: SC
National

Media cannot be stopped from reporting oral observations made by judges during course of hearing: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said that media cannot be stopped from reporting oral observations made by judges during the course of hearing as they are also of "public interest".

People of WB chosen us as strong opposition, says Dilip Ghosh
National

People of WB chosen us as strong opposition, says Dilip Ghosh

The target we set for the West Bengal Assembly election, winning above 200 seats, was big but could not manage to achieve it. People of the state choose us as strong opposition, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state chief Dilip Ghosh on Sunday.

Regional parties contribute to success of national parties in assembly polls, some fail to open account
National

Regional parties contribute to success of national parties in assembly polls, some fail to open account

egional parties played a role in success of national parties in some states in this round of assembly polls. Some regional parties gave impressive performance in terms of their strike rates while some others could not open their accounts.

Trinamool scores hat-trick in Bengal, BJP retains Assam, LDF Kerala; DMK set to come to power in Tamil Nadu
Politics

Trinamool scores hat-trick in Bengal, BJP retains Assam, LDF Kerala; DMK set to come to power in Tamil Nadu

The ruling Trinamool Congress scored an emphatic victory in West Bengal in the face of stiff challenge posed by BJP with the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leading the party to its third successive victory in assembly polls.

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