ELECTION COMMISSION

  • J&K polls: Committee set up in Reasi to keep a check on 'paid news' Yesterday

    Jammu: To keep a check on "paid news" in the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Reasi district authorities on Wednesday constituted a media certification and monitoring committee. "District election officer Shabir Ahmed Bhatt constituted the media certification and monitoring committee, besides establishing a media-monitoring cell to keep...
  • West Bengal: BJP urges EC to declare TMC 'terrorist party' Yesterday

    Kolkata: In the wake of increasing incidents of violence and surfacing of terror modules in West Bengal, state BJP unit on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to EC requesting it to declare TMC a 'terrorist party'. "Today we met the chief electoral officer of West Bengal and informed him about the...
  • J&K polls: Election Commission issues notification for first phase 2 days ago

    Jammu: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued notification for the first of the five phases of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls. In the first phase due on November 25, polls will be held in 15 Assembly segments spread across seven districts of Bandipora, Ganderbal in Kashmir Valley, Kargil, Leh of Ladakh...
  • J&K: Congress, oppostion parties welcome EC's poll announcement, NC joins in 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Even as the ruling National Conference felt the time was not "appropriate" for holding polls in Jammu and Kashmir because of last month's devastating floods, its coalition partner Congress and opposition parties in the state on Sunday welcomed the Election Commission's announcement of conducting assembly elections on time. "The...
  • EC for proxy voting, e-ballots for NRIs, but not polling at embassies 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission favours proxy voting and e-ballot for NRIs but not voting in Indian embassies abroad. It says the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) does not favour voting in missions abroad. "We are not opposed to anything. But will do anything that can be feasible," Chief Election...
  • J&K, Jharkhand elections spread over a month, to be held in 5 phases; counting on December 23 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The states of Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will vote in five phases between November 25 and December 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 23 in both the states. Along with these two states, three Assembly seats in Delhi will also vote on November...
  • Schedule for J&K, Jharkhand Assembly polls 2014 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced the dates for the elections of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Jharkhand Legislative Assembly. The 5-phased assembly election in both the poll bound states will take place as follow: Jharkhand Assembly Constituencies going to polls in Phase-I on November 25: ASSEMBLY...
  • EC to announce dates for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections today 5 days ago

    New Delhi: 4:30 pm: The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced the dates for assembly elections in states of Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand. The 5-phased election for both the states will take place on November 25, December 2, December 9, December 14 and December 25. The counting in both...
  • Repoll at Northern Angami-II assembly constituency in Nagaland October 18, 2014

    Kohima: Repoll at a polling station in Northern Angami-II assembly constituency of Nagland was held peaceful recording a high turnout on Saturday. Under the supervision of the District Administration Kohima, the repoll was held peacefully at rusoma village polling station number 16 with no untoward incidents, state election officials said. A total...
  • EC to hold further consultations to decide poll timing in J&K October 18, 2014

    Srinagar: After holding day-long discussions with stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission on Saturday said that it will hold further consultations in Delhi on timing of Assembly polls in the flood-ravaged state. It, however, made it clear that relief and rehabilitation work will not be affected in case...
  • EC team to meet parties to decide on J&K polls today October 18, 2014

    Srinagar: An Election Commission team is in Srinagar on Saturday to decide on the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The Commission members will meet stakeholders ahead of the polls in the state. The ruling National Conference has said that polls should be deferred till next year in light of the...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 15, 2014

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  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Approximately 64 pc voter turnout recorded October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: An estimated 64 per cent of Maharashtra's 8.35 crore voters on Wednesday cast their ballots in a bitterly-fought election that pollsters said will throw up a hung Assembly with BJP emerging as the single-largest party but falling short of a majority in the 288-member House. "Approximately 64 per cent...
  • Maharashtra polls: Advertisement spend should be included in candidates' account, says Shiv Sena October 14, 2014

    Mumbai: With a day to go for Maharashtra assembly polls, Shiv Sena on Tuesday demanded that election expenses of the leaders such as Prithviraj Chavan (Congress), Ajit Pawar (NCP) and Devendra Fadanvis (BJP) should also reflect the expenditure on TV advertisements of their parties. It...
  • Assembly elections: CEC HS Brahma answers voters' doubts, queries October 14, 2014

    As Haryana and Maharashtra are set for Assembly elections on Wednesday, CNN-IBN urges all voters to exercise their franchise. Watch the Chief Election Commissioner, HS Brahma answer all Assembly election related queries and doubts. ...
  • Over 2 lakh policemen deployed in Maharashtra for Assembly elections October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra police have made extensive security arrangements to ensure that voting for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls goes peacefully with the deployment of over two lakh state police personnel, along with the reserved police forces. Special security arrangements have been made in Gadhchiroli, the naxal-infested district, to thwart...
  • EC serves show cause notice to MNS chief Raj Thackeray for alleged remarks against non-Marathis October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday issued a show cause notice to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray for his alleged remarks against non-Maharashtrians and claiming that once his party comes to power, their entry in the state will be barred. Issuing him a notice for prima facie violating the...
  • Maharashtra elections: How to vote when you don't have a voter ID October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: As Maharashtra prepares to vote in the Assembly elections on October 15, numerous complaints have come in yet again regarding names missing from the voters list. Maharashtra had faced a similar situation during the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, when lakhs of eligible voters were disenfranchised after they found...
  • Maharashtra polls: EC teams seize over Rs 14.5 crore; liquor worth Rs 75 lakh October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Election Commission-appointed flying squads have seized over Rs 14.5 crore cash and illicit liquor worth more than Rs 75 lakh that was being transported to poll-bound Maharashtra apparently to lure voters. According to latest data, Rs 14,52,37,876 cash has been seized by EC-appointed surveillance teams...
  • EC clears Modi's radio address, says no poll code violation October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday set aside the Congress's charges that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio address on October 3 had violated the model code of conduct. The poll panel ruled that the PM's speech on All India Radio had not violated any election-related rules. The Congress on...
  • EC teams seize Rs 11 crore cash in Maharashtra, Rs 48 lakh in Haryana October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Election Commission-appointed flying squads have seized over Rs 11 crore cash and illicit liquor worth more than Rs 70 lakh being transported to poll-bound Maharashtra apparently to lure voters. According to latest data, Rs 11,36,48,885 cash has been seized by EC-appointed surveillance teams in the state while over 2...
  • Maharashtra polls: EC serves notice to 7 candidates over paid news October 9, 2014

    Parbhani: The Election Commission's district media certification and monitoring committee (MCMC) has served notices for paid news to seven candidates after it was found that news published in several newspapers was "similar". Notices have been served to Maharashtra Assembly election candidates of Congress, NCP, BJP, Shiv sena, RPI, Shivsangram, MNS...
  • J&K Assembly polls: EC assesses situation in state October 8, 2014

    Srinagar: The Election Commission on Wednesday reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir for conduct of assembly elections in the state, ravaged by recent floods. Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi was briefed about the devastation wreaked by the flood, the reconstruction and rehabilitation measures taken by the state government and the...
  • Haryana polls: No breach of model code in state government nod to Vadra-DLF land deal, says EC October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday ruled that there appears to be no violation of the model code of conduct by Haryana government in clearing the land deal between Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF. Responding to the allegation levelled by BJP's Election Cell, the EC said in...
  • Voter list confusion: As Assembly polls near, EC on overdrive to avoid Lok Sabha elections fiasco October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Lakhs of eligible voters were disenfranchised in the last Lok Sabha elections when they found their names missing from the voters list. Their anger, and sheer helplessness not only gave birth to a social media campaign but also forced a red faced Election Commission to apologise and assure the...
  • Assembly polls: EC notice to Gadkari for his 'Lakshmi Darshan' remark October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to Union Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari to explain his comment wherein he allegedly says, "there will be a lot of 'Lakshmi darshan' in the coming days." Gadkari was addressing an election rally in...
  • Maharashtra polls: Gadkari promises voters 'saris, shirts'; EC issues notice October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday issued a show cause notice to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for "statements to the effect of inducing the voters to take bribe" during campaigning in Maharashtra assembly polls. Holding that the statements prima facie violated the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct,...
  • Congress moves EC against Modi's AIR address, alleges violation of model code of conduct October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on All India Radio which was aired on Friday, October 3. The Congress alleged that it was a violation of model code of conduct as two...
  • Only 109 women among 1,351 candidates in fray for Haryana poll October 5, 2014

    Chandigarh: As many as 70,000 polling personnel will be deployed at the 16,357 polling stations of Haryana for the October 15 Assembly polls in which 1,351 candidates are in the fray including 109 women. There are 1.63 crore voters, including 87.37 lakh men, 74.79 women, 1.02 service men and 12 NRI...
  • Haryana polls: Competent court to take appropriate action in Chautala case, says EC October 4, 2014

    Chandigarh: With questions being raised on INLD Chief Om Parkash Chautala campaigning while being out on bail on health grounds, the Election Commission on Saturday washed its hand off, saying it was for the competent court to take action in the matter. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath said that INLD...