ELECTION COMMISSION

  • Delhi elections: How to ensure there are no discrepancies in EVMs, AAP asks EC 5 hours 29 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 2 days ago

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  • News 360: BJP's five posers to Kejriwal; AAP says why queries, join debate 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • BJP moves EC over AAP using Kiran Bedi's photos on its posters without her permission 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking a firm stand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday lodged complaints with the Election Commission against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for using Kiran Bedi's photographs on its posters. "We have lodged four complaints against Arvind Kejriwal alleging violation of model code of conduct. The EC has...
  • Arvind Kejriwal replies to EC notice; says his remark a way to stop 'note for vote' practice 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday replied to Election Commission notice over his bribe remarks against opposition parties. The AAP chief appolised for his statement but said the remark a way to stop 'note for vote' practice during upcoming Delhi Assembly...
  • BJP spent over Rs 61 crore for Modi's 3D campaign in Lok Sabha elections January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP spent over Rs 61 crore on the unique 3D-style poll campaign of its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha election. It also shelled out a whopping over Rs 304 crore on other audio-visual media campaigns for the same electoral...
  • Arvind Kejriwal declares assets: Less money, more lawsuits January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal and his wife own assets worth about Rs 2.09 crore, Rs five lakh less since he declared his wealth during last year's Lok Sabha election while legal cases against him have gone up in the same period. According to details provided by Kejriwal in...
  • BJP declares remaining 4 candidates for Delhi assembly poll January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday night declared its remaining four candidates for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections and left four other seats for its ally Shiromani Akali Dal. BJP on Monday had declared a total of 62 candidates for the 70 assembly seats in Delhi assembly. ...
  • Delhi elections: Over 110 FIRs lodged against political parties for violating model code January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as 111 FIRs have so far been registered against different political parties for violating the model code of conduct in the run up to Delhi Assembly elections. According to the office of Delhi Chief Electoral Officer, out of 111 FIRs, 48 have been lodged against Aam...
  • EC issues notice to Arvind Kejriwal for instigating public to take bribes from BJP, Congress January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Election Commission on Tuesday issued notice to AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal for instigating public to take bribes from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. The notice was sent on a complaint from Congress Legal Department Secretary KC Mittal alleging deliberately and intentionally instigaing the public during a public...
  • Delhi elections: EC asks CEO to take measures for differently abled to cast vote January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday asked the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer to put in place a variety of measures to ensure that differently abled voters do not face problems while casting their ballot in the Assembly polls here on February 7. In a letter to CEO Delhi Chandra...
  • Arvind Kejriwal slapped with show cause notice by EC on BJP complaint January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday issued a showcause notice to Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal for "prima facie" violating the Model Code of Conduct with his remarks alleging that BJP is trying to incite communal violence in the capital city. The EC gave the former Delhi Chief Minister...
  • Delhi elections: I-T Department launches black money complaint centre January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has set up a toll-free control room for the general public to alert it about any suspicious movement of "large sums of cash" in the national capital in the run up to the Assembly polls. The investigation wing of the department has set up...
  • No regrets for refusing to allow PM Modi's rally in Varanasi during LS polls: VS Sampath January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Outgoing Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath has no regrets about the decision to go by the district authorities in the high-profile Varanasi constituency where a BJP rally of Narendra Modi was refused during the Lok Sabha polls last year. "The question of avoiding does not arise. Election is an...
  • Delhi BJP chief slaps legal notice on Arvind Kejriwal January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay on Thursday slapped a legal notice on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and approached the Election Commission, accusing him of making "baseless" allegation that he had a nexus with power distribution company BSES. In the legal notice, Upadhyay asked the AAP leader to provide proof...
  • Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath retires on Thursday January 15, 2015

    Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath retired on Thursday. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil , he said its not necessary for retired people to seek constitutional posts to do public service. ...
  • HS Brahma appointed new Chief Election Commissioner; will assume charge on Friday January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has appointed HS Brahma as the next Chief Election Commissioner in place of VS Sampath who demits office on Thursday. The appointment of Brahma has been made keeping with the convention of elevating the senior-most Election Commissioner as the CEC, a recommendation the Law Ministry had made...
  • HS Brahma may be the next Chief Election Commissioner January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Government may be all set to appoint Election Commissioner HS Brahma as the next Chief Election Commissioner in place of VS Sampath who demits office on Thursday. If Brahma is elevated, then it will be in keeping with the convention of elevating the senior-most Election Commissioner as the...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 12, 2015

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  • Mission Delhi: Can Kejriwal stop Modi juggernaut? January 12, 2015

    It is now 'muffler man' Arvind Kejriwal versus 'magic man' Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital Delhi. Both have already sounded the poll bugle. The 49-day chief minister of Delhi, Kejriwal has been relentlessly campaigning for his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for over two months. PM Modi sounded...
  • Mission Delhi: Who will win the battle? January 12, 2015

    Delhi will vote for a new Assembly in a single phase on February 7 while counting will take place on February 10. President's Rule in Delhi ends on February 15 and the Election Commission said the new Assembly will be constituted before that date. ...
  • Election officials gear up: Panels formed for Delhi polls January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: With the declaration of the date for Assembly polls in Delhi, the Model Code of Conduct on Monday came into force even as election officials set up various committees to look into issues related to the upcoming exercise. The polls, which is being touted as a direct contest between...