• The Election Commission today announced poll dates for five states - Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa.

  • several measures have been taken to counter poll related malpractice, Mr. Quraishi said district and state level committees are being set up to check the menace of paid-news.

  • A new set of rules have been introduced for two-phase randomization of the Electronic Voting Machines. Elaborate videography of the voting will be done at as many polling stations as possible and the electoral rolls will be updated with January 1st as cut off date in these states.