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  • LS polls: CEC in Kolkata to look into election preparations 05-04-2014 10:33 PM

    Kolkata: In the wake of allegations of biasness made by opposition parties against state CEO Sunil Gupta, the full bench of Election Commission led by CEC VS Sampath is in the city to examine the poll preparedness of the state. Sampath along with other officials today had a meeting with...
  • BJP set to announce Narendra Modi's candidature from Varanasi: sources 15-03-2014 03:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's much anticipated list of Lok Sabha candidates is expected shortly which will end the the suspense over who will contest from Varanasi - its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi or party veteran Murli Manohar Joshi. Sources say the party will give the seat to...
  • BJP seat row: Decision on candidates by CEC, says Rajnath Singh 10-03-2014 07:00 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajnath Singh said, "I cannot comment on what is being reported. Decision on candidates will be taken by the CEC. Even the decision on my seat will be taken by the CEC." ...
  • Election Commission yet to decide on Lok Sabha polls: CEC 09-02-2014 06:34 PM

    Chennai: The Election Commission is yet to decide on finalising dates for conducting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said on Saunday. "Currently, consultations and other preparatory works are going on. We are yet to decide on finalising the dates", he said. Sampath is on a...
  • False affidavits: CEC asks Law Ministry to take preventive measures 04-01-2014 06:41 PM

    Expressing concern over the practice of candidates furnishing incorrect details in affidavits before polls, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday said that he has written to Law ministry for more preventive provisions. "As part of electoral reforms, we have already recommended to the law ministry an imprisonment of up...
  • DMK writes to CEC asking for delisting of AIADMK party symbol 11-11-2013 08:45 PM

    Chennai: DMK party MP TR Baalu on Monday shot off a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner asking him to delist the AIADMK's party symbol of 'two leaves'. The DMK has been making representations against what it calls misuse of the party symbol ever since Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated...
  • Mizoram: Congress delegation urges CEC to reschedule assembly poll dates 21-10-2013 06:11 PM

    Aizawl: A Congress delegation from Mizoram on Monday met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath in New Delhi on the demands of churches, civil societies and political parties in the state for a change in the dates of polling and counting of votes in the upcoming Assembly polls. Lok Sabha...
  • Manmohan Singh to lay foundation for airport, Jaipur Metro Rail phase I-B 20-09-2013 07:46 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will lay foundation stones for an airport in Kishangarh and Jaipur Metro Rail phase-1B in Jaipur on Saturday, official sources said. The airport will come up at Kishangarh, about 100 km from Jaipur and 35 km near Ajmer. It will cater to demands of pilgrims who...
  • No mining in Goa till environmental clearance obtained: SC 07-12-2012 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court panel has ruled that no mining activity will be allowed in Goa until all environmental clearances are obtained by the state government. The order comes following an inquiry report by the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) into the illegal iron-ore mining in the state. The Supreme...
  • Non-neutral umpires for Pakistan tours? 07-03-2012 06:03 PM

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  • RLD welcomes EC decision on covering Maya's statues 07-01-2012 08:14 PM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal on Saturday welcomed the decision of the Election Commission for covering the statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and BSP's poll symbol elephant during the assembly election in the state but said the Commission should have taken the step earlier. "The issue was raised...
  • EC to monitor illegal movement of cash during polls 29-12-2011 12:29 AM

    Chandigarh: Noting that money becomes the biggest source of corruption during elections, the Election Commission on Wednesday said it has deployed teams consisting of officials from various agencies to monitor illegal movement of cash during the upcoming Assembly polls in five states. "We know that money in election becomes the...
  • EC to monitor Team Anna for poll expenditure 26-12-2011 02:55 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Monday said that the Team Anna will be monitored for poll expenditure in the upcoming state assembly elections. "In law anyone who has spend money in support of a candidate or a party is liable for action. The law says that anyone...
  • No change in poll dates: SY Quraishi 25-12-2011 10:33 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commission SY Quraishi on Sunday ruled out any change in the schedule announced for assembly elections in five states, saying a number of factors have been taken into account before finalising it. "There is no question of rescheduling of dates already announced. We have taken everything...
  • UP Polls: School exams may be postponed 22-12-2011 10:52 AM

    New Delhi: With the Mayawati government having announced holding of high school and state board examinations between January and April next year, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Wednesday said the panel can get the examinations in Uttar Pradesh postponed if it affects the Assembly poll schedule in the...
  • Right to recall may destabilise structure: Advani 05-11-2011 11:50 AM

    Mumbai: Differing with Team Anna, BJP leader LK Advani on Saturday disfavoured the introduction of the Right to Recall saying it may destabilise the whole structure in a country as big as India. "I am inclined to agree with the Chief Election Commissioner that in a country as vast as...
  • Sonia hopes for good show in UP polls 15-09-2011 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: A week after returning from the US following surgery, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday attended Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting and said she was hopeful for party's good performance in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections. She also asked leaders of the party to ensure good performance in...
  • Sonia to attend meet to finalise UP poll tickets 15-09-2011 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress president Sonia Gandhi will attend Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting on Thursday to finalise tickets for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections. The meeting is scheduled at 4 pm at Gandhi's residence. Party General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said that Gandhi will be participating in Thursday's CEC meeting...
  • Newsmaker of the day: SY Quraishi 29-08-2011 10:58 PM

    CEC SY Quraishi said that Right to recall hasn't been on their agenda at all and it has never been proposed to them. ...
  • Cancel Reddy brothers' mining lease: SC panel 07-01-2011 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: A four-member Supreme Court appointed committee has recommended the cancellation of a mining lease to their Obulapuram mine in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, bordering Bellary. The committee was asked to submit a report on the alleged illegal mining activities in the Bellary Reserve Forest area. The Obulapuram...