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  • Kerala to demand relaxation in Model Code of Conduct 16-04-2014 05:11 PM

    Kerala government has decided to demand a relaxation in the Model Code of Conduct issued by the Election Commission, for the smooth conduct of administrative affairs of the state, where the Lok Sabha polls were held on April 10. During the cabinet briefing in Kerala on Wednesday, Chief Minister Oommen...
  • Gujarat: Court summons Kejriwal over violation of model code 16-04-2014 03:08 PM

    A local court in Kutch district of Gujarat on Wednesday issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and asked him to appear within ten days for alleged breach of model code of conduct during his 'fact finding' tour last month. Gandhidham Judicial Magistrate K D Prasad ordered...
  • Modi attacks Rahul over 'toffee model', regrets targeting PM 15-04-2014 10:22 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his "toffee model" jibe, and also regretted criticising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the past. "In such a big election, first they spoke of balloons and now toffees... If he gets a...
  • Rahul mocks Modi's 'toffee' model of development in Gujarat 14-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday mocked the Gujarat model of development, calling it the "toffee model of development". "In Gujarat, Adani gets land in just Rupee 1, the same money which you spend to buy a toffee. It's a toffee model," Rahul said. He continued his...
  • EC relaxes model code in Haryana after polls 12-04-2014 06:45 PM

    The Election Commission has relaxed the model code of conduct in Haryana after polling has been completed in all 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state, a senior election official said in Chandigarh on Saturday. The relaxation is to undertake certain activities. "The Election Commission has decided to allow various...
  • LS polls: EC issues show cause notice to Assam Minister 12-04-2014 03:51 PM

    Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to Assam Food and Civil Supplies Minister Nazrul Islam for violation of the model code of conduct. "Complaints against Islam had been filed with the EC by BJP for his alleged communal remark at an election meeting in Hojai on March 21,"...
  • AAP's Soni Sori wears party cap while casting her vote, booked 11-04-2014 08:54 AM

    AAP nominee from Bastar Lok Sabha seat, Soni Sori was on Friday slapped with a show cause notice for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by wearing her party's cap bearing its election symbol while casting her vote. "We have issued a show cause notice to Sori seeking her...
  • Campaigning for Sikkim Assembly and LS seat ends 10-04-2014 05:51 PM

    Campaigning for the 32 assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim for which polling would be held on April 12 ended Thursday evening. With support growing for the newly-formed Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), the ruling party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) would have a tough fight to stay...
  • Jayant Chaudhary, Hema Malini served EC notice; FIR against AAP candidate 09-04-2014 05:14 PM

    Election Commission has taken action against four candidates of different political parties, including RLD candidate Jayant Chaudhary and BJPs Hema Malini, for violating Model Code of Conduct. Notices have been served on RLD candidate Jayant Chaudhary and BJP candidate Hema Malini for hiding the actual expenditure being incurred on their...
  • Case against Jaya Prada for violating poll code 09-04-2014 12:12 PM

    A case has been registered against Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Jaya Prada and party's district president Ajit Rathi for violation of Model Code of Conduct in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Wednesday. They said the yesteryear actress, who is contesting from Bijnore Lok Sabha constituency was charged for violating model code...
  • Narendra Modi booked for violating Model Code of Conduct 08-04-2014 12:36 PM

    A case of violation of Model Code of Conduct was registered against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and party's Godda Lok Sabha candidate Nishikant Dubey in Deogarhdistrict. "A case has been registered with the Jasidih Police Station against Narendra Modi and Nishikant Dubey for violation of Model Code of...
  • TV presenter Peaches Geldof dies at 25 08-04-2014 12:21 AM

    London: Peaches Geldof, daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof and a media and fashion personality in her own right, has died at her home in Kent, southern England, aged 25, British media reported on Monday. Peaches Geldof, who was married for the second time and had two...
  • EC issues notice to Amit Shah for violating model code of conduct 07-04-2014 04:49 PM

    The Election Commission on Monday issued a notice to Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah for violating the model code of conduct after his "revenge" remark he made in Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh, reports said. On Thursday, Shah had allegedly exhorted Jats in Muzaffarnagar to use the...
  • LS polls: Another case against Amit Shah in Shamli for his revenge remark 06-04-2014 11:29 PM

    A case was registered on Sunday in Shamli in the district against BJP general secretary Amit Shah for allegedly inciting the public through his controversial "revenge" remark during an election rally. He was booked under section 125 of the People's Representation Act (promoting enmity between different classes), District Magistrate N...
  • Six injured in Gurgaon factory fire 06-04-2014 08:16 PM

    New Delhi: Six people were injured in a fire in a sprawling factory at the Industrial Model Township (IMT) in Manesar, near Gurgaon on Sunday. Half-a-dozen people, including fire fighters, were injured in the blaze with smoke rising that could be seen at a distance. So far, no casualty has...
  • LS polls: BJP may face trouble if it releases manifesto on April 7, says EC 05-04-2014 11:19 PM

    Patna: The BJP may land in trouble if it releases its election manifesto on April 7 as it will be in violation of the model code of conduct, Election Commissioner HS Brahma said on Saturday. "We will try to enforce the Representation of the People Act," Brahma added, making it...
  • Gujarat is a model of hatred, says actor Asrani 05-04-2014 02:42 PM

    Taking a potshot at the BJP's Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi, Bollywood comedian Asrani has said that the saffron party wants to take the country to the 18th century while Congress moves with time. "The Gujarat model laced with the Godhra stink is a model of hatred that has taken...
  • EC warns Jayant, Hema for violating model code of conduct 04-04-2014 05:00 PM

    Two high-profile candidates, Jayant Chaudhary of Rashtriya Lok Dal and BJP's Hema Malini, has been warned by the election commission for violating model code of conduct. "While RLD candidate Jayant Chaudhary has been issued warning as without prior certification of Media Certification and Monitoring Committee {MCMC}, three advertisements were published...
  • Arunachal Congress lodges complaint against Modi for Tuki remarks 03-04-2014 07:07 PM

    The Congress in Arunachal Pradesh has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi alleging that the BJP leader has breached the Model Code of Conduct "threatening" Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at an election rally in Itanagar in March. A delegation of state Congress...
  • EC takes note of Akhilesh's endorsement of bogus voting after Narendra Bhati's remarks 02-04-2014 01:29 PM

    The Election Commission has taken note of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's support to a party candidate who exhorted people to ensure 100 percent voting and not to fear for cases being slapped on them. Yadav supported party candidate from Noida Narendra Bhati, whose statement was caught on tape....
  • Experts discover new truths in the Gujarat model compared to other state models 31-03-2014 11:54 PM

    The Gujarat model trumped all other state models in new study aimed at taking a close look at all claims of superiority of the Gujarat model. ...
  • EC issues notice to Harish Rawat for violating poll code, seeks explanation 31-03-2014 04:02 PM

    Noting that prima facie Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has violated the Model Code of Conduct by announcing monetary grant for a building, the Election Commission has asked him to explain his stand by Tuesday. The EC notice to Rawat said if he fails to explain his stand on the...
  • Beni Prasad violates poll code by using more cars than permissible, booked 31-03-2014 03:22 PM

    Union Steel Minister and Congress candidate Beni Prasad Verma has been booked for the violation of Model Code of Conduct, the District Magistrate said on Monday. Beni organised a roadshow in Tarabganj tehsil on Sunday evening, in which the number of vehicles was beyond permissible limit, DM Vikas Gothalwal said....
  • EC asks Harish Rawat to explain stance on announcement of grant 31-03-2014 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: Noting that prima facie Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has violated the Model Code of Conduct by announcing monetary grant for a building, the Election Commission has asked him to explain his stand by Tuesday. The EC notice to Rawat said if he fails to explain his stand...
  • J&K minister Sakina seen in a video forcing an old man to vote for her 30-03-2014 10:48 AM

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for the National Conference party, a video that has recently surfaced, reportedly shows Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo forcing an old man to swear in the name of Allah to vote for her. Sakina, the only woman minister in the Omar Abdullah government,...
  • Over 315 model code violations registered in Bihar 29-03-2014 09:48 PM

    More than 315 violations of the model code of conduct by candidates and political parties have been registered in Bihar till date, an official said on Saturday. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan said candidates from all political parties have been found violating the model code during campaigning for the...
  • Shazia Ilmi booked for poll code violation; complaints against VK Singh 28-03-2014 11:19 PM

    Cases have been registered against AAP and BSP Lok Sabha candidates from Ghaziabad Shazia Ilmi and Mukul Upadhyay, even as there were complaints against BJP nominee VK Singh for violating the Model Code of Conduct. Ilmi and Upadhyay were booked for conducting poll rallies beyond the stipulated time, while complaints...
  • BJP may adopt Gujarat farm model if voted to power 28-03-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would, if elected, roll out a programme to boost farm efficiency that its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, has championed in his home state of Gujarat. India's main opposition party, which opinion polls show winning the most seats in a general election, is...
  • Work in affected areas not to be hampered by Model Code: EC 28-03-2014 05:34 PM

    Development and reconstruction work in the calamity-hit areas of Uttarakhand will not be affected by the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission said on Friday. Policy decisions will of course be kept on hold till the electoral process is on but the Model Code of Conduct will not hamper...
  • Khurshid hits out at UP police over poll code violation case 28-03-2014 03:30 PM

    Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday attacked Uttar Pradesh police for lodging a case of violation of model code of conduct against him, saying he would have taken the police team "hostage" as it had entered the premises without any warrant. "Had I been present in the hospital, I would...