ELECTIONS COMMISSION

  • J&K elections: Election Commission stops release of PDP poll manifesto 11 hours 10 minutes ago

    Jammu: In an overnight decision, the Election Commission has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from releasing its election manifesto on Monday. In a communication addressed to the PDP, the state's chief electoral officer (CEO) said that since campaigning for the first phase of the state assembly elections ended on Sunday...
  • EC issues notification for 16 Assembly segments in third phase of five-phased J&K elections November 14, 2014

    Srinagar: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday issued notification for 16 Assembly segments in the third phase of the five phased Legislative Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. With this, 49 out of 87 constituencies in the state have been notified and will go to polls in the first three...
  • Gujarat compulsory voting bill: Is compulsory vote practical? November 12, 2014

    Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections. As per the Bill, any person who fails to vote during local body elections, is liable for punishment. The Bill does not explain the exact nature of action. CNN-IBN takes...
  • J&K: Don't vote for BJP, it will impose a Hindu Chief Minister, warns PDP MLA November 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Sparking a communal controversy just ahead of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, a legislator of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Peer Mansoor has asked the people not to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as it will impose a Hindu chief minister on the state. Mansoor made...
  • Vasan camp moves EC for registration of new outfit's name November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: With former Union Minister GK Vasan, who recently broke away from Congress, all set to launch his political party on November 28, his representatives have approached the Election Commission to register the name for the new outfit. Senior leaders, who quit Congress to join the Vasan camp, said...
  • SC disposes of AAP's plea for Delhi polls, asks EC to take over November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed of Aam Aadmi Patry's plea for holding election in Delhi. The development took place after the Centre informed the court that the assembly has already been dissolved. The apex court said that the Election Commission will now take over and refused to ask...
  • J&K polls: Model code violations would be seriously dealt with, says EC November 7, 2014

    Jammu: In view of the ongoing assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission said the cases of violation of the Model Code of Conduct in any form would be seriously dealt with. "Since the elections were declared, we received many complaints regarding violations of code of conduct and...
  • EC censures MHA over compensation to anti-Sikh riot victims November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday pulled up the Home Ministry over the reports that it had announced fresh compensation for 1984 riot victims. The Commission asked why a denial was not issued to the media in this case. In an order on the issue, the Commission said the absence...
  • EC issues notification for second phase polls in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections November 7, 2014

    Srinagar: The Election Commission on Friday issued notification for the second phase of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir for 18 constituencies going to polls on December 2. "As recommended by ECI in pursuance of Sub-section (2) of Section 27 of the said Act, the Governor of the state...
  • Jharkhand polls: EC updates nomination figures for first phase November 7, 2014

    Ranchi: A total 234 candidates have filed nomination papers in the first phase after the Election Commission updated the list on Thursday. "We updated the figure after receiving the total number of nominations from Manika assembly constituency," an official in the Election Commission said here. The Commission had issued a...
  • J&K polls: BJP leader files papers for seat announced for another candidate November 4, 2014

    Jammu: In an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party, one of its leaders has filed nomination papers from the Ramban seat to contest the upcoming Assembly elections, even as the party had not declared his name for the constituency. The BJP had announced Neelam Langeh as its candidate for the reserve...
  • It is prerogative of EC to announce polls: Former chief election commissioner November 2, 2014

    Coimbatore: Former chief election commissioner TS Krishnamurthy on Sunday said it was the prerogative of the Election Commission (EC) to consider various facts before announcing Assembly elections or by-elections. "It is prerogative of EC to take into account various facts before announcing elections to Assembly or by-elections. Law is very clear...
  • 21 special polling stations in Jammu for Kashmiri migrants November 2, 2014

    Jammu: The Election Commission on Sunday said it has made provisions for 21 special polling stations in Jammu district to enable Kashmiri migrants to cast their votes in the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. "To facilitate voting by the Kashmiri Migrant voters, 21 special polling stations will be set...
  • Robert Vadra loses cool, pushes aside reporter, mic when questioned on his involvement in land deals November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra lost his cool at an event in Delhi on Saturday when a reporter asked him about his alleged involvement in land scams in Haryana. Instead of merely refusing to answer the question, Robert Vadra got angry and pushed the...
  • J&K polls: Committee set up in Reasi to keep a check on 'paid news' October 29, 2014

    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' October 29, 2014

    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 October 28, 2014

    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 October 26, 2014

    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 October 26, 2014

    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 October 25, 2014

    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 October 25, 2014

    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 October 25, 2014

    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

    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. ...
  • 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...