Election Commission

  • RJD MP Prabhunath Singh's arrest stayed till May 19 25-04-2014 02:48 PM

    In an interim relief to the beleaguered RJD MP Prabhunath Singh, a court in Bihar's Saran district on Friday stayed his arrest till May 19 in connection with two FIRs lodged against him for poll-related offences. District and Sessions Judge Navneet Kumar Pandey passed the order preventing Singh's arrest till...
  • EC admits to lapses, apologises for names missing from voters lists 25-04-2014 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: Election Commissioner HS Brahma on Friday admitted to lapses in the election procedure and apologised to people for missing names in voters list across the country. "I apologise firstly that such a large number of our Indian voters were unable to cast their votes," Brahma said speaking to...
  • Dacoits impacting Banda polls, Congress tells EC 25-04-2014 12:52 PM

    Congress candidate from this Lok Sabha seat, Vivek Kumar Singh, has complained to Election Commission that dacoits in the region are terrorising villagers to vote for a particular party amid reports that bandits are calling the shots in Banda. However, the poll panel said it has found no merit in...
  • Maharashtra EC blames people for their names missing from voters list 25-04-2014 12:16 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Election Commission has hit back at the people in Mumbai complaining about their names missing from the voters list. Thousands of Mumbaikars had complained on Thursday that their names were missing from the voters list and a PIL will be filed in the Bombay High Court on...
  • Thousands of names reportedly missing from Mumbai voters list 25-04-2014 10:12 AM

    Mumbai: After much debate over the maximum city's dismal voter turnout in the past, Mumbai on Friday finally recorded a medium turnout of 53 per cent. However, thousands people returned home without casting their votes as their names were not on the voters list. A PIL will be filed on...
  • Beni Prasad Verma calls Narendra Modi an 'animal' despite EC notice 25-04-2014 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: Personal attacks during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections have hit an all new low as Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma made another controversial remark while addressing Congress workers in Gonda on Thursday. Beni called Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi an 'animal' and said that he...
  • EC lodges complaint against IT firms for working on polling day 25-04-2014 07:09 AM

    Chennai: Some of the top IT companies and IT enabled services companies in Tamil Nadu are facing charges under the Representation of People's Act and the archaic Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act for not declaring a paid holiday on the voting day. According to state labour department officials IT...
  • Bank accounts of Ramdev's three trusts under EC scrutiny 24-04-2014 11:53 PM

    The bank accounts of three trusts of yoga teacher Baba Ramdev have come under the scrutiny of Election Commission following allegations that huge funds was being spent for political parties in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls across the country. The Income Tax department has been asked to look into monetary...
  • Law will take its own course against Prabhunath: EC 24-04-2014 11:18 PM

    The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said "law will take its own course" in cases against RJD candidate from Maharajganj Lok Sabha constituency Prabhunath Singh. "The non-bailable warrants are already there against him. The district administration is free to take action. The law will take its own course in the...
  • Modi in Varanasi: Is this a manufactured wave or a sign of real change? 24-04-2014 10:13 PM

    Amidst another show of strength, Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi filed his nomination for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, this time from Varanasi. Modi was accompanied by his right hand man and BJP UP in charge Amit Shah while he carried out a huge roadshow and filed...
  • Open Mike: Is it anti-democratic that soldiers posted in remote locations cannot vote during elections? 24-04-2014 08:57 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Vijay Chowk in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and takes views of ex-servicemen on the voting right for soldiers. ...
  • LS polls: Seven Bihar seats record 60 per cent voter turn out in third phase 24-04-2014 07:17 PM

    60 per cent voter turnout was recorded till in seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar where voting was held in the third phase on Thursday. While Supual registered 54 per cent voting, it was 60 per cent in Araria, 64 per cent in Kisanganj, 64 per cent in Katihar, 59...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Why voting has increased across India 24-04-2014 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: Except Mumbai, Bangalore and some parts of Kashmir, voting has been very good across India in the last 6 phases. In most Lok Sabha constituencies the voting has crossed 70-75 per cent on an average. In some seats, it has crossed even 80-85 per cent. The politicial parties...
  • Kejriwal defends Shazia Ilmi, says she chose wrong words 24-04-2014 02:47 PM

    Amid increasing criticism of Shazia Ilmi's controversial remarks, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said she chose the wrong words and did not mean to trigger hatred among communities for electoral benefit. He, however, condemned the use of such words by his party colleague who has come under attack by...
  • LS polls: Foreign currency worth Rs 40 lakh seized from a SUV 24-04-2014 12:25 PM

    In poll related checking to curb misuse of money and liquor in the Lok Sabha elections, police personnel on Thursday seized foreign currency worth Rs 40 lakh from a SUV at Anjanpir Chowk in Bihar's Vaishali district. Vaishali Superintendent of Police Suresh Prasad Chaudhary said two persons, Abhishek Kumar and...
  • Joint team of Bihar and Jharkhand police raid Giriraj Singh's house to arrest him 24-04-2014 11:18 AM

    Armed with a court order, a joint team of Bihar and Jharkhand police raided the house of Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Thursday to arrest him for his alleged hate statements but could not find him. "A team of Bokaro police and Patna police raided Giriraj Singh's house around...
  • Jharkhand CM's stay in Dumka was not code violation, says EC 24-04-2014 08:22 AM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday said that Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's stay in Dumka was not violation of Model Code of Conduct as he represented the Dumka Assembly seat. Opposition had on Tuesday claimed that Soren's stay in Dumka after election campaigning ended was violation of Model Code of...
  • LS polls: EC again compels Mamata Banerjee to transfer her officers 23-04-2014 10:52 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has again been compelled to carry out the Election Commission directive to remove 23 officials from election duty, while the chief minister continued to cry foul and allege conspiracy by the Congress, an official said on Wednesday. According to Amit Roy Chowdhury, officer on special...
  • Should a college principal take sides during an election campaign? 23-04-2014 09:49 PM

    A day before Mumbai votes, the Principal of the city's prestigious Xavier's College has sparked off a controversy by writing an e-mail to his students. Dr Frazer Mascarenhas in the e-mail questions Modi's Gujarat model and urges students to vote wisely. The BJP has complained to the Election Commission, accusing...
  • Mumbai's St Xavier's College Principal slams Modi's Gujarat model 23-04-2014 09:10 PM

    A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St. Xavier's College wrote to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. In the letter, he even seemed to criticise Narendra Modi's Gujarat model of development. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Dr Frazer...
  • Congress demands votes cast in 1000 booths declared null and void 23-04-2014 06:22 PM

    Kohima: Congress on Wednesday alleged that massive proxy voting marred the April 9 Lok Sabha polls in Nagaland and asked the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to declare votes cast in over 1000 polling stations as null and void. Congress candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state,...
  • What Azam Khan said can't be labelled as hate mongering: Ex-AMUTA members 23-04-2014 03:40 PM

    A group of prominent alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University including former leaders of the teachers Association (AMUTA) have voiced their support for the beleaguered UP Cabinet minister Mohd Azam Khan. In a written statement to the Election Commission, they urged EC to revoke the ban imposed upon Khan, who...
  • EC rap for Assam minister, MP for hate speech 23-04-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has expressed "displeasure" over hate speech made by an Assam Cabinet minister and inflammatory statement made by a sitting MP while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections. The poll panel also served a show cause notice to another Assam minister for an alleged hate speech....
  • DMK leader Stalin accuses AIADMK of bribing voters, complains to EC 23-04-2014 01:22 PM

    Chennai: b>Chennai: DMK leader MK satlin on Wednesday met Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar accusing J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK of bribing the voters. "AIADMK has been distributing cash for the past 3 days due to fear of losing. AIADMK is giving Rs 3000 per vote," said Stalin. "Imposition of Section 144...
  • BJP candidate booked as Rs 1 lakh recovered from a car engaged in his campaign 23-04-2014 01:12 PM

    BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Kishanganjin Bihar Dilip Kumar Jaiswal has been booked along with four others after Rs 1 lakh cash was allegedly recovered from a car engaged in his campaign. An FIR has been registered against Jaiswal and four of his supporters with Tinghal police station after the...
  • BJP moves EC after Mumbai college principal's anti-BJP letter to students 23-04-2014 12:25 PM

    Mumbai: A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St. Xavier's College wrote to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. In the letter, he even seemed to criticise Narendra Modi's Gujarat model of development. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Dr...
  • Non-bailable warrant issued against Giriraj over 'Pakistan' remark 23-04-2014 11:30 AM

    Patna: In a more trouble for Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh, a non bailable warrant has been issued against him over his controversial 'Pakistan remark'. This comes a day after the Election Commission banned Singh from holding any public rallies or meetings and gave him time till April 24...
  • EC bans BJP's Giriraj Singh from holding public rallies, meetings 22-04-2014 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his controversial remarks that those who will oppose Narendra Modi will have to go Pakistan. The Commission has banned Singh from holding any public rallies or meetings and gave him time till April 24...
  • Congress asks EC not to let Modi use BHU campus on nomination day 22-04-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has asked the Election Commission not to allow BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi to use the premises of Benares Hindu University (BHU) and the names of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth and BHU on the day of filing of his nomination. A complaint sent to the...
  • Harish Rawat's wife served EC notices for model code violation 22-04-2014 03:12 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's wife and Congress nominee from Haridwar seat Renuka Rawat has been served two back-to-back notices by the EC for violating the model code of conduct by allegedly holding a dance performance at a public meeting and advertising her website on social media without permission. The...