S Y Quraishi

  • Anna's right to recall idea impractical: CEC 21-09-2011 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: Terming as "impractical" Anna Hazare's suggestion for right to recall an elected MP, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Wednesday said such a move would lead to "destabilising" the entire system. "Right to recall in a big country like ours is impractical. It is not easy in...
  • EC dismisses charge of being biased 11-04-2011 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday dismissed the charge of bias in its actions and made it clear that steps for the conduct of fair and free polls are "not directed against anyone". "It is totally unwarranted. All decisions at the Commission are taken unanimously," Chief Election Commissioner SY...
  • Central forces not to camp at schools: CEC 23-03-2011 11:08 AM

    Kolkata: Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Thursday said that central and other paramilitary forces would not be allowed to camp inside schools where booths would be set up for the upcoming polls in West Bengal. "The central and other paramilitary forces will not be allowed to camp inside...
  • Chennai: EC to review poll preparations 12-03-2011 05:31 PM

    New Delhi: With just a week left for the poll process to begin, the full Election Commission will be travelling to Chennai on Sunday to review the preparations for the April 13 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi and other two Election Commissioners V S...
  • Election Commission visits Bihar ahead of polls 13-10-2010 11:58 AM

    New Delhi: The full Election Commission (EC) visited Bihar on Tuesday to review the poll preparations in the state which will witness six-phased Assembly polls from October 21. Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi and Election Commissioners V S Sampath and H S Brahma will be in the state for...
  • EC announces six-phase poll in Bihar 06-09-2010 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: Bihar will go to polls in six phases spread over a month from October 21, the Election Commission announced on Monday. The first phase on October 21 will have polling for 47 seats while the second phase will be held on October 24 in 45 seats. The third...
  • Brahma is new Election Commissioner 25-08-2010 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: Former bureaucrat Harishankar Brahma has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner. His appointment comes after the elevation of S.Y. Quraishi as the commission's head. Brahma (60) is a1975 batch IAS officer from Andhra Pradesh cadre. Brahma, who is a former Union power secretary, hails from Assam. "The...
  • Techie who exposed EVM hacking held for theft 25-08-2010 04:35 PM

    Hyderabad: The software engineer who exposed how electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be tampered with has been arrested by the Maharashtra police — for allegedly stealing one. But Hyderabad-based Hari Prasad's supporters said it was a ploy of the Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra governments to divert attention from the discrepancies...
  • Newsmaker: EC on Phase 1 turnout, expectations 17-04-2009 02:00 AM

    S Y Quraishi analyses the 60 pc turnout in Phase 1. ...