Election Commission

  • EC guidelines on financial transparency come into force 15 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission guidelines making it virtually mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates to ensure transparency and accountability came into effect on Wednesday. The Election Commission order of August 29 in this regard...
  • Voting through paper ballot a possibility in three seats: CEC Yesterday

    Mumbai: Three constituencies in Marathwada could see voting through paper ballot instead of the Electronic Voting Machines on October 15 Maharashtra assembly polls if the total number of candidates in each of them exceeds 63. These constituencies are Bhokar, Nanded South and Nanded North. At...
  • BSP for early Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir Yesterday

    Jammu: Bahujan Samaj Party on Tuesday called for early elections in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the Election Commission to hold assembly polls well before the tenure of the present assembly ends. "The Party has asked the election Commission of India for early elections in J&K quite well before the...
  • Haryana Election Commission leaves no stone unturned to ensure maximum voting Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is working in full swing in poll-bound Haryana to ensure free and fair polling on October 15. Although the Lok Sabha election witnessed an increase in the polling percentage across the country, the Commission is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that maximum number...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP leader Kakde's nomination declared invalid 2 days ago

    Pune: Senior NCP leader and spokesman Ankush Kakde's nomination as the party candidate for a city Assembly seat for October 15 elections was officially declared invalid during scrutiny on Monday. Kakde's nomination was rejected as he had missed on tagging a mandatory election affidavit to his nomination forms. A close...
  • Government buses can't display election ads: Election Commission 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As Maharashtra and Haryana go for Assembly polls next month, the Election Commission on Monday ruled out allowing display of election advertisements on government transport buses, saying the party in power can use it to its advantage and disturb the level playing field. In a communication to Chief Electoral...
  • Those under preventive detention have right to vote: Election Commission September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "no ground" for any grievance due to noncompliance of the directive. Against the backdrop of allegations that political activists and...
  • Tamil Nadu: Pollrelated case trial against Alagiri to commence on October 27 September 18, 2014

    Madurai: A court on Thursday fixed October 27 for commencement of trial in an assault case related to 2011 assembly polls against former union minister MK Alagiri and 20 others. The court directed police to ensure the presence of all the accused on that day. Melur...
  • Adityanath should be disqualified from Lok Sabha: Congress September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday demanded "disqualification" of controversial BJP MP Adityanath, who was reprimanded for "provoking feelings of enmity" during a recent speech in Noida. "Yogi Adityanath is a fit case for disqualification. The way he was violating the law despite an earlier order of the Election Commission, I am...
  • Campaigning for Assam bypoll ends September 11, 2014

    Guwahati: Campaigning for the byeelections to three Assembly constituencies of Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh on September 13 ended on Thursday. All the contesting parties Congress, AIUDF, BJP and Independents ended their campaign at the stipulated 5 PM. Altogether 25 candidates are in the fray for the three constituencies where...
  • EC reprimands Yogi Adityanath for defying ban on poll meeting September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of the violation of Model Code of Conduct by BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, the Election Commission on Thursday reprimanded the MP from Gorakhpur and warned him to be cautious in the future. The BJP leader has been banned of holding election rallies. Defying the ban,...
  • Come forward to help those devastated by J&K floods September 10, 2014

    The death toll is well above 200 in the Jammu and Kashmir floods even as more than 90,000 people have now been rescued by the Indian Army and the National Disaster Response Force. However, lakhs still remain stranded. CNNIBN tries to do its bit to help you connect with your...
  • EC issues showcause notice to BJP's Yogi Adityanath for violation of poll code September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued showcause notice to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath for alleged violation of poll code. Yogi Adityanath had given some inflammatory speech at Noida on September 7 at a public meeting. The Commission found that prima facie there was violation of model code...
  • J&K: Assembly elections may be delayed due to floods, say EC sources September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: As floods continue to wreak havoc in Jammu and Kashmir, the polling for the state Assembly elections may be delayed, the Election Commission sources said on Monday. An EC team which was scheduled to visit the state has also deferred its trip. Sources said polling for state Assembly elections...
  • SC directs Centre to make stand clear on EC's proposal to use a new machine September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the central government to file an affidavit on whether they support the Election Commission's proposal to use a new machine to mix votes recorded on EVMs to enhance secrecy of votes during counting which prevents disclosure of voting pattern. SC has observed that politicians...
  • Assembly elections in states likely in two phases in October and December September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is set to announce the schedule for the upcoming assembly elections this week, with polling in Haryana and Maharashtra to be clubbed together in October while elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand would be held in December, sources in the poll panel here said. Informed...
  • Myanmar cancels byelection September 7, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar's Union Election Commission on Sunday cancelled the upcoming second byelection which was scheduled for the end of this year. U Tin Aye, chairman of the commission, made the announcement after meeting dozens of Yangonbased political parties at the Myanmar Peace Centre, Xinhua reported. The byelection was cancelled due to the...
  • EC team to visit J&K shortly to review security for polls: DGP September 3, 2014

    Kathua: Asserting that security forces will create a conducive atmosphere for Jammu and Kashmir elections, DGP K Rajendra Kumar on Wednesday said Election Commission officials will visit the state shortly to review the security situation and availability of forces for the polls. "Election Commission officials will be visiting the state shortly...
  • Political parties should deposit funds in banks: EC August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday virtually made it mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates to ensure transparency and accountability. The Election Commission order in this regard under Article 324 of the Constitution (superintendence, direction...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins from Bellary Rural seat August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins Bellary Rural bypoll by a margin of 33104 votes. Congress is leading in ChikkodiSadalaga with 13360 votes. BJP is leading in Shikaripura. Counting of votes for the August 21 byelection to three Assembly seats from Karnataka begins today with the outcome being a test...
  • Bihar eagerly waits Assembly bypoll results August 24, 2014

    Patna: The stage is all set for the results to assembly byelection on 10 seats on Monday, touted by political pundits as 'semifinal' before the fullfledged assembly elections scheduled next year. The counting centres are ready, and all eyes will be on them to know not only about the fate...
  • Karnataka bypolls results on Monday: Congress, BJP keep fingers crossed August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the August 21 byelection to three Assembly seats from Karnataka will be held tomorrow with the outcome being a test of popularity and prestige for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP VicePresident BS Yeddyurappa. Both the ruling Congress and BJP fought a hard battle in the...
  • Supreme Court notice to Centre, EC on Congress plea on foreign funding August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Centre and Election Commission on Congress Party's plea challenging Delhi High Court's verdict holding it along with BJP prima facie guilty of violating the foreign funding law by receiving donations from UKbased Vedanta Resources' subsidiaries. Agreeing to hear Congress Party's appeal,...
  • Bihar Legislative Council bypolls to be held on September 11 August 20, 2014

    Byelection to two Bihar Legislative Council seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting members, will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday. The Siwan Local Authority Constituency seat fell vacant following resignation of Manoj Kumar Singh, while a general seat fell vacant after sitting MLC...
  • Reframe guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: HC August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to reframe the guidelines in keeping with a directive of the Election Commission to individually review cases of licence holders of weapons during elections. Pointing out to an anomaly in the guidelines issued by the Home department on August 17, 2009,...
  • BJP requests EC to remove Madhubani SP from poll duty August 13, 2014

    A BJP delegation on Wednesday petitioned the Election Commission (EC) to take away Madhubani Superintendent of Police Mohammad Rahman from election duty. The delegation led by BJP state VicePresident and MLA Usha Vidyarthi, as well as state General Secretary Sanjeev Chaurasia met Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak and...
  • Narendra Modi gets clean chit from Gujarat Police in poll code violation case August 8, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Giving a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat police on Friday filed a closure report in a metropolitan court here in a case of alleged violation of model code of conduct during the Lok Sabha election. "We have filed a closure summary report before the metropolitan court...
  • Election Commission wants to use new machine to enhance vote secrecy August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to enhance secrecy of votes during counting, Election Commission proposes introduction of a new machine to prevent disclosure of voting pattern. The election body has submitted a proposal to the government for introduction of 'Totaliser' machine for counting of votes. "The Election Commission is of the view that by...
  • National Herald case: HC stays lower court's summons to Gandhis till August 13 August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed a lower court's summons to Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case till August 13. The Congress leaders were summoned in relation to the alleged misappropriation of assets worth Rs 2000 crore of the National Herald newspaper. Senior Congress leader...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the Election Commission showcause notice against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in the 2009 paid news case. The EC had on July...