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  • EC to monitor Punjab parties 48 hours before polling 23-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Chandigarh: Organising parties and private functions as a cover-up for entertaining voters will be under the Election Commission's scanner in Punjab 48 hours before the April 30 Lok Sabha polling, officials said on Wednesday. "There is no ban (on holding private parties and functions) but there will be intensive checking...
  • EC seeks report on Praveen Togadia's anti-Muslim remarks 21-04-2014 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday sought a report on VHP leader Praveen Togadia's alleged hate speech where he said that people from Muslim community should be stopped from buying properties in Hindu-dominated localities. "They (EC officials) are in the process of acquiring the recording of the statements made...
  • BJP demands cancellation of Beni's nomination 20-04-2014 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday sought cancellation of Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma's nomination over his allegations against Narendra Modi and said his remarks were in line with the Congress' "desperate" strategy of unleashing personal attacks. Terming Verma's utterances "despicable" and "absolute bottom", party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said Congress must...
  • Jaitley demands immediate stop to attempts to appoint Lokpal 20-04-2014 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: Demanding an immediate stop to attempts to appoint a Lokpal, BJP on Sunday said it would be a "gross political impropriety" and "violation" of the model code if the UPA government rushes through the appointment of the anti-corruption watchdog. BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the procedure is legally...
  • EC seeks cancellation of tax benefits to 10 political parties 20-04-2014 09:38 AM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) has sought withdrawal of tax exemption benefits to ten political parties from the CBDT on the grounds that they failed to submit their mandatory expenditure contribution reports on time to the poll body. The EC, in its latest communication, has asked the Central Board...
  • EC is punishing me for speaking the truth: Azam Khan 18-04-2014 04:49 PM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Friday heaped scorn at the Election Commission for its decision to lift the campaign ban on BJP general secretary Amit Shah who has been accused of delivering hate speeches. The SP leader hit out at the election watchdog for barring him...
  • Miffed SP appeals to EC to lift ban on Azam Khan, reconsider decision on Amit Shah 18-04-2014 09:53 AM

    New Delhi: While the Election Commission has lifted its ban on BJP general secretary Amit Shah allowing him to hold rallies, Samajwadi Party is sulking as its senior leader Azam Khan continues to stay away from party campaigns following EC directives. The SP has appealed to the EC to reconsider...
  • No political advertisement on government buildings: EC 13-04-2014 08:14 PM

    Chandigarh: The Election Commission has decided that no advertisement of political nature shall be allowed on any building or space owned by the government or public sector bodies even if the space has been rented out to private contractors. The communique has been received in response to a complaint forwarded...
  • LS polls: Tripura registers 85 pc voter turnout 13-04-2014 05:45 PM

    Agartala: A staggering 85 per cent of the electorate voted in Tripura in the two-phase Lok Sabha election, officials said on Sunday. This is the highest voter turnout in any state so far in the ongoing parliamentary election. In 2009, the voter turnout was 84.45 per cent and 67.39 per...
  • People who make mistakes should be punished as per law: Mamata 13-04-2014 05:23 PM

    Kolkata: Days after some TMC activists including the son-in-law of a state minister were arrested in Malda for allegedly assaulting an Election Commission team, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said if people commit mistakes, they should be punished according to the law. "We respect all constitutional bodies....
  • EC working as per Congress's directives, will move court: Azam Khan 13-04-2014 02:55 PM

    Rampur: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who has two FIRs filed against him for the alleged hate speech delivered by him at two different occasions alleged that the Election Commission was working as per the directives of the Congress. Khan who has been banned by the EC from holding...
  • Polling hours reduced in Bengal's Maoist-hit areas 12-04-2014 11:28 PM

    Kolkata: Polling will end two hours early in six assembly segments of two Lok Sabha constituencies in Maoist-affected areas of West Bengal, an Election Commission official said on Saturday. In a bid to prevent any untoward incident in the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) hit areas, the six segments located in Jhargram...
  • EC to examine Congress complaint against Modi's marital status 12-04-2014 11:12 PM

    A day after a complaint was filed against BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi over his marital status, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday said the Commission would examine it in accordance with the Supreme Court judgements. "The complaint has come before the Commission just as we were leaving yesterday...
  • VS Sampath reviews poll preparedness in Tamil Nadu 12-04-2014 06:09 PM

    Chennai: The Chief Election Commissioner of India VS Sampath is on a visit to review election preparedness in Tamil Nadu for the Lok Sabha elections. Addressing the media he said, "We met political parties. They gave positive suggestions and extended full support for election management. They also had complaints and...
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  • A Billion Votes: Congress moves EC over Modi hiding his marital status 11-04-2014 07:40 PM

    The Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for hiding his marital status. On behalf of the Congress, Union Minister Kapil Sibal has approached the EC stating that Modi filed "wrong affidavits till 2012" and has urged the EC...
  • Scrutiny panel recommends no repoll in Nagaland 11-04-2014 05:35 PM

    Kohima: The scrutiny committee for the Lok Sabha polls in Nagaland has not recommended repoll in any of the polling stations in the state, an official said on Friday. The Election Commission, however, would take the final decision in this matter, he said. After scrutinising documents of 22 polling stations,...
  • Kejriwal gets EC notice for gathering with crowd at Jantar Mantar 09-04-2014 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Election Commission has issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal for gathering at Jantar Mantar with crowd on Wednesday without prior intimation. Campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi had ended at 6pm on Tuesday as the state goes to polls on April...
  • Delhi: Special arrangement for differently-abled voters at polling booths 08-04-2014 10:40 PM

    Special arrangements have been made by Delhi Election Commission to provide better accessibility to the differently-abled voters at polling booths across the city, when the national capital goes to Lok Sabha polls on April 10. The Commission has also decided to hold officials, who are in-charge of setting up polling...
  • AAP questions EVMs, alleges that machines favour Praful Patel 08-04-2014 10:25 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Maharashtra unit strongly objected to "faulty" electronic voting machine (EVMs) in the Bhandara-Gondia constituency on Tuesday and decided to appeal to the CEC to postpone polls until machines are tested and certified to be functioning properly. AAP alleged that no matter which button is pressed...
  • EC told not to allow Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Ramdev events before polls 08-04-2014 10:16 PM

    Vadodara: The Congress candidate against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi requested the Election Commission of India in Vadadora on Tuesday not to allow events by Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar and yoga guru Ramdev in Vadodara before Lok Sabha elections. "I request ECI not to allow Sri...
  • SAD moves EC over Bhattal's remark against Chandumajra 08-04-2014 07:51 PM

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against former Punjab Cheif Minister and senior Congress leader Bhattal for allegedly using foul and derogatory language for its candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra. Secretary and SAD Spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema, in his complaint to the EC, said...
  • Mamata blinks after EC's stern order, says will replace the officials 08-04-2014 07:41 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee finally bowed down before the Election Commission and agreed to transfer the officials as per its directive. The EC had on Monday ordered removal of five SPs, a district magistrate and two ADMs following complaints against them. However, the TMC...
  • CPI moves EC against pro-Modi WhatsApp msg,calls them communal 08-04-2014 06:11 PM

    CPI on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to take urgent steps to stop 'WhatsApp' messages carrying "communal" content and seeking votes for BJP and Narendra Modi. In a letter to the poll panel, party National Secretary Amarjit Kaur said these "communal messages on WhatsApp are also being propagated with impunity...
  • EC deadline to Mamata, says transfer officials by 2:30 pm today 08-04-2014 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has asked the Mamata Bannerjee government in West Bengal to comply with its orders and transfer the six officers in the state by 2:30 pm on Tuesday. According to sources, the EC has warned the state government that it has powers to cancel elections in...
  • Apprehensive over 'misuse' of EVMs Cong approaches EC 07-04-2014 11:22 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday approached the Election Commission deamanding recall of the poll panel's decision to extend voting hours in some states and made a strong pitch for issuance of clear cut directions for checking EVMs in Assam. The party also asked the EC to check and verify the...
  • LS polls: EC notice to AAP candidate Col Devinder Sehrawat in Delhi 07-04-2014 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has issued a show-cause notice to Aam Aadmi Party's South Delhi candidate Col (Retd) Devinder Sehrawat for allegedly violating model code of conduct by distributing defamatory pamphlets. The show cause notice was issued by the Returning Officer (South Delhi Parliamentary Constituency) after a complaint was...
  • LS polls: 74 per cent votes cast in Tripura till 3 pm 07-04-2014 04:58 PM

    About 74 per cent of the electorate cast their votes peacefully till 3:00 pm in the Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency in the first phase of polling in the Left Front ruled state. "Approximately 74 per cent voters cast their votes till 3 pm. The election remained completely incident free...
  • Comedian Kapil Sharma to be brand ambassador for Delhi poll 04-04-2014 11:15 PM

    Well-known comedian Kapil Sharma is being roped in by the Delhi election commission to motivate voters, especially the youth, to cast votes on April 10 for the Lok Sabha election. Sharma would join two other celebrities, cricketer Virat Kohli and film star Soha Ali Khan, to woo the electorate to...
  • Congress moves EC accusing Modi of provoking communal sentiments 04-04-2014 10:01 PM

    Accusing Narendra Modi of provoking communal sentiments by referring to Lord Krishna and cows during a rally in Bihar, Congress on Friday complained to the Election Commission, saying he had violated the Model Code of Conduct and an FIR be registered against him. "The cow is sacred and pious animal...