ELECTIONS COMMISSION

  • J&K elections: 354 polling stations sensitive, 83 hyper-sensitive in Jammu district December 10, 2014

    Jammu: Around 437 polling stations on Wednesday in the Jammu district were declared as "sensitive" and "hyper-sensitive", ahead of the fifth phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. As many as 354 polling stations are sensitive while 83 are hyper-sensitive in the Jammu district, District Electoral Officer Jammu, Ajeet Kumar Sahu...
  • National Conference complaints to EC against PM Modi for 'defamatory' speeches November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making "wild, unsubstantiated and defamatory accusations" against the party leadership during his recent speeches in election rallies in the state. In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, National Conference spokesman Junaid...
  • EC issues notices to 20 parties including BJP, Congress and AAP for not filing poll expenses November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday has issued show cause notices to 20 political parties including Congress, BJP, Aam Aadmi Party and Samajwadi Party for failing to file poll expenditure statements within the stipulated time. The EC also warned these parties for withdrawing their recognition if these statements,...
  • J&K polls: 195 candidates file nominations for 4th phase November 26, 2014

    Jammu: A total of 195 candidates have filed their nominations for the fourth phase of polls to be held in 18 Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir on December 14. As the deadline for the filing of nominations closed on Wednesday, a total of 195 candidates have filed their papers...
  • Battle for Jharkhand: Parties sniff victory in high voter turnout November 25, 2014

    Ranchi: In the Naxal-hit 13 constituencies of Jharkhand, people came out in large numbers to vote and the queues seen outside the polling booths had a good number of elderly and women voters. The first phase of Jharkhand elections was a key test for security forces. Even though 1,752 booths were...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K witnesses record 70 per cent voter turnout in first phase of polls November 25, 2014

    The first phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 70 per cent polling despite the boycott call given by separatist leaders. ...
  • Jharkhand polls: First phase records 61.92 per cent voter turnout November 25, 2014

    Ranchi: The voter turnout in first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections was recorded at 61.92 per cent; the Election Commission however said that the figure is likely to go up. The polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, ended at 3 PM on...
  • Jammu & Kashmir records remarkable 70 per cent polling in first phase of Assembly elections November 25, 2014

    Srinagar: The first phase of Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable 70 per cent polling. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath told reporters that there were no major incidents of violence reported in the state. "100 per cent flawless polls in Ist phase in Jammu and...
  • J&K polls: Enthusiastic voters come out to exercise their franchise November 25, 2014

    The first phase of Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable 70 per cent polling. ...
  • J&K elections: Election Commission stops release of PDP poll manifesto November 24, 2014

    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...