ELECTION COMMISSION

  • Kiran Bedi calls for regulated debates during electioneering 2 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Wednesday called for regulated debates during electioneering and a system to keep a check on candidates making tall promises. She said the Election Commission should look at the way campaigns are held which cause "inconvenience to the voter who has no voice". "Look at the...
  • Political class is under scrutiny 24 hours: PM Modi April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said political class was now under the constant scrutiny of media and various other institutions as he advocated for an "inbuilt mechanism" for judiciary to monitor itself. "The news which earlier did not find a place even in a gossip column has now...
  • Election Commission for new machine to enhance voter secrecy April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission wants to use a new machine which prevents disclosure of voting pattern during counting to enhance voter secrecy and has received the backing of the Law Commission, but the government is yet to take a final call on the issue. The EC has approached the Law...
  • Election Commission notice to AAP, 5 others for de-recognition March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday issued showcause notices threatening de-recognition of six political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for failing to file their expenditure statements for the last Lok Sabha polls. Issuing a stern warning to these parties, the poll-panel has invoked the provisions of section...
  • Now ballot papers to have candidates' photographs March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: To avoid confusion in the minds of the electorate in constituencies where namesakes are contesting, the Election Commission has decided that ballot papers will also carry pictures of the contestants besides their names and party symbols. An EC direction to all Chief Electoral Officers of states and UTs said...
  • J&K: Centre dissociates from CM Sayeed's remarks on peaceful polls, credits EC, security forces, people March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dissociated from newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks and gave credit for peaceful elections in the state to the Election Commission, Army personnel, paramilitary forces and the local people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said questions were raised...
  • Delhi elections: Kiran Bedi writes to EC objecting to fatwas, says they impact voting February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after losing miserably to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly elections, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who was Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial candidate, has complained to the Election Commission alleging that issuing of 'fatwas' impact voting. Bedi on Wednesday said, "Fatwas impact...
  • Poor show in Delhi to cost BSP its national party status February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Barring a few seats, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which fielded candidates in all the 70 constituencies in Delhi, registered a poor show in the Assembly elections. The party, which has been trying hard to maintain its national party status, managed to win below 1,000 votes in most...
  • Mission Delhi: Countdown to counting February 9, 2015

    Countdown for Delhi Assembly elections begins as the results of voting will be announced from 8 AM on Tuesday. ...
  • It's counting day on Tuesday: What are your expectations from the new Delhi government? February 9, 2015

    The counting for results of voting for Delhi Assembly elections will be announced on Tuesday from 8 AM. CNN-IBN takes calls of voters from across the city and asks their expectations from the new Delhi government. ...
  • Election Commission to display Delhi assembly poll results on giant screen February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will display the trends and results of counting of votes of the Delhi Assembly election using a large screen outside its headquarters at Ashoka Road on Tuesday. The results and trends will also be available at http://www.eciresults.nic.in, an EC statement said. Scenario at...
  • Congress complains to EC against BJP over Jaitley press conference February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday complained to the Election Commission against BJP over Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's press conference on the eve of the Assembly polls in Delhi, charging him with violating the Model Code of Conduct. "The holding of press conference is prohibited and the BJP has been conducting a...
  • Illicit liquor seizures rise in poll-bound Delhi February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Seizure of illegal liquor in poll-bound Delhi continued on Friday with Election Commission-appointed surveillance teams having recovered over 42,000 bottles till now including 9,000 of these seized in the last two days. According to a latest data submitted by the EC-appointed flying squads and expenditure observers to the poll...
  • Mission Delhi: Kiran Bedi turns emotional February 4, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi broke down on Wednesday morning while campaigning in her Assembly constituency of Krishna Nagar. ...
  • Delhi elections: AAP takes out cycle rallies to woo voters February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a novel method to reach out to the young voters, AAP volunteers are taking out cycle rallies all over the city carrying placards and banners showcasing the party's specific promises to the youth. As the name suggests, the 'Cycle cum Cycle rickshaw campaign', involves the use of...
  • Arvind Kejriwal correctly enrolled in voters' list: Election Commission February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kerjiwal is correctly enrolled in the voters' list for the upcoming Assembly polls in the national capital, the Election Commission told the Delhi High Court. The poll body made the submission before the bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru, which had on Monday sought its response on...
  • Mission Delhi: PM Modi targets AAP over funding scandal February 3, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party saying the funding scandal had exposed the AAP's double standards. ...
  • Delhi elections: Congress, BJP corner AAP over 'bogus' funding by 'fake' companies, demand probe February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP and Congress have sought to corner the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the alleged dubious donations and demanded a probe into it. Talking to mediapersons, Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the companies from which AAP was receiving donations from were questionable and...
  • Delhi elections: BJP complaints to Election Commission against Kejriwal on ad issue February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal over the statements made by him over an advertisement published by it in newspapers. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and BJP Delhi president Satish Upadhyay reached...
  • Delhi elections: How to ensure there are no discrepancies in EVMs, AAP asks EC January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Voicing apprehension about discrepancies in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday approached the Election Commission seeking to know what should the voters do in such a scenario. Party leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Ashutosh met Election Commission officials to know what is the procedure if...
  • EC awareness campaign to target metro, DTC commuters January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim to encourage people to vote in February 7 Delhi polls, Election Commission will carry out an awareness campaign targeting commuters in Metro stations and buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)'s office will launch a campaign at all DMRC stations and...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 29, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 29, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: BJP's five posers to Kejriwal; AAP says why queries, join debate January 29, 2015

    The BJP on Thursday asked five questions from Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal in the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • Mission Delhi: Amit Shah pulls up BJP leaders to shape up for Assembly elections January 29, 2015

    Shape up for the Delhi Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah told his colleagues during a meeting at the party headquarters in the national capital on Thursday. Talking tough to party leaders in Delhi, Shah directed them to go all out and ensure BJP's win the elections. ...
  • Indians largest foreign voter group in UK January 29, 2015

    London: Over six lakh India-born migrants form the UK's largest foreign-born voter population and they could play a decisive role in certain constituencies in the general election in May. According to a new study titled 'Migrant Voters in the 2015 Election' released on Thursday, 6,15,000 Indian-origin voters are expected to...
  • Delhi elections: BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi has two voter identity cards, EC examining details January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi has two voter identity cards having separate addresses and the Election Commission (EC) is examining how she was issued two documents from different localities. According to reports, EC is also trying to find out whether Bedi has applied for cancellation of one of...
  • Delhi polls: EC now starts monitoring press conferences January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: With much heat being generated during the ongoing Delhi Assembly poll campaign, the Election Commission has started monitoring even the press conferences by various political parties, in addition to public meetings and rallies. EC representatives will attend press conferences to check what is spoken there and if anything may...
  • EC encouraging Delhi voters to check background of candidates January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In a novel initiative aimed at helping voters make the right choice, the Election Commission has launched a campaign to encourage people to go through the affidavits of candidates to know about their background like education and whether they have any criminal records. As part of the initiative, the...
  • Delhi elections: 132 FIRs against political parties for violating model code January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: In the run up to the assembly polls, a maximum of 58 FIRs have been registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) out of the total 132 filed against different political parties for violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Besides 28 FIRs were registered against BJP, 27 against...