Election Commission

  • Tamil Nadu: Poll-related case trial against Alagiri to commence on October 27 2 days ago

    Madurai: A court on Thursday fixed October 27 for commencement of trial in an assault case related to 2011 assembly polls against former union minister MK Alagiri and 20 others. The court directed police to ensure the presence of all the accused on that day. Melur...
  • Adityanath should be disqualified from Lok Sabha: Congress September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday demanded "disqualification" of controversial BJP MP Adityanath, who was reprimanded for "provoking feelings of enmity" during a recent speech in Noida. "Yogi Adityanath is a fit case for disqualification. The way he was violating the law despite an earlier order of the Election Commission, I am...
  • Campaigning for Assam bypoll ends September 11, 2014

    Guwahati: Campaigning for the bye-elections to three Assembly constituencies of Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh on September 13 ended on Thursday. All the contesting parties -- Congress, AIUDF, BJP and Independents -- ended their campaign at the stipulated 5 PM. Altogether 25 candidates are in the fray for the three constituencies where...
  • EC reprimands Yogi Adityanath for defying ban on poll meeting September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of the violation of Model Code of Conduct by BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, the Election Commission on Thursday reprimanded the MP from Gorakhpur and warned him to be cautious in the future. The BJP leader has been banned of holding election rallies. Defying the ban,...
  • Come forward to help those devastated by J&K floods September 10, 2014

    The death toll is well above 200 in the Jammu and Kashmir floods even as more than 90,000 people have now been rescued by the Indian Army and the National Disaster Response Force. However, lakhs still remain stranded. CNN-IBN tries to do its bit to help you connect with your...
  • EC issues show-cause notice to BJP's Yogi Adityanath for violation of poll code September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued show-cause notice to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath for alleged violation of poll code. Yogi Adityanath had given some inflammatory speech at Noida on September 7 at a public meeting. The Commission found that prima facie there was violation of model code...
  • J&K: Assembly elections may be delayed due to floods, say EC sources September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: As floods continue to wreak havoc in Jammu and Kashmir, the polling for the state Assembly elections may be delayed, the Election Commission sources said on Monday. An EC team which was scheduled to visit the state has also deferred its trip. Sources said polling for state Assembly elections...
  • SC directs Centre to make stand clear on EC's proposal to use a new machine September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the central government to file an affidavit on whether they support the Election Commission's proposal to use a new machine to mix votes recorded on EVMs to enhance secrecy of votes during counting which prevents disclosure of voting pattern. SC has observed that politicians...
  • Assembly elections in states likely in two phases in October and December September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is set to announce the schedule for the upcoming assembly elections this week, with polling in Haryana and Maharashtra to be clubbed together in October while elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand would be held in December, sources in the poll panel here said. Informed...
  • Myanmar cancels by-election September 7, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar's Union Election Commission on Sunday cancelled the upcoming second by-election which was scheduled for the end of this year. U Tin Aye, chairman of the commission, made the announcement after meeting dozens of Yangon-based political parties at the Myanmar Peace Centre, Xinhua reported. The by-election was cancelled due to the...
  • EC team to visit J&K shortly to review security for polls: DGP September 3, 2014

    Kathua: Asserting that security forces will create a conducive atmosphere for Jammu and Kashmir elections, DGP K Rajendra Kumar on Wednesday said Election Commission officials will visit the state shortly to review the security situation and availability of forces for the polls. "Election Commission officials will be visiting the state shortly...
  • Political parties should deposit funds in banks: EC August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday virtually made it mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates to ensure transparency and accountability. The Election Commission order in this regard under Article 324 of the Constitution (superintendence, direction...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins from Bellary Rural seat August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins Bellary Rural bypoll by a margin of 33104 votes. Congress is leading in Chikkodi-Sadalaga with 13360 votes. BJP is leading in Shikaripura. Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka begins today with the outcome being a test...
  • Bihar eagerly waits Assembly by-poll results August 24, 2014

    Patna: The stage is all set for the results to assembly by-election on 10 seats on Monday, touted by political pundits as 'semi-final' before the full-fledged assembly elections scheduled next year. The counting centres are ready, and all eyes will be on them to know not only about the fate...
  • Karnataka bypolls results on Monday: Congress, BJP keep fingers crossed August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka will be held tomorrow with the outcome being a test of popularity and prestige for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP Vice-President BS Yeddyurappa. Both the ruling Congress and BJP fought a hard battle in the...
  • Supreme Court notice to Centre, EC on Congress plea on foreign funding August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Centre and Election Commission on Congress Party's plea challenging Delhi High Court's verdict holding it along with BJP prima facie guilty of violating the foreign funding law by receiving donations from UK-based Vedanta Resources' subsidiaries. Agreeing to hear Congress Party's appeal,...
  • Bihar Legislative Council bypolls to be held on September 11 August 20, 2014

    By-election to two Bihar Legislative Council seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting members, will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday. The Siwan Local Authority Constituency seat fell vacant following resignation of Manoj Kumar Singh, while a general seat fell vacant after sitting MLC...
  • Re-frame guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: HC August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to re-frame the guidelines in keeping with a directive of the Election Commission to individually review cases of licence holders of weapons during elections. Pointing out to an anomaly in the guidelines issued by the Home department on August 17, 2009,...
  • BJP requests EC to remove Madhubani SP from poll duty August 13, 2014

    A BJP delegation on Wednesday petitioned the Election Commission (EC) to take away Madhubani Superintendent of Police Mohammad Rahman from election duty. The delegation led by BJP state Vice-President and MLA Usha Vidyarthi, as well as state General Secretary Sanjeev Chaurasia met Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak and...
  • Narendra Modi gets clean chit from Gujarat Police in poll code violation case August 8, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Giving a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat police on Friday filed a closure report in a metropolitan court here in a case of alleged violation of model code of conduct during the Lok Sabha election. "We have filed a closure summary report before the metropolitan court...
  • Election Commission wants to use new machine to enhance vote secrecy August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to enhance secrecy of votes during counting, Election Commission proposes introduction of a new machine to prevent disclosure of voting pattern. The election body has submitted a proposal to the government for introduction of 'Totaliser' machine for counting of votes. "The Election Commission is of the view that by...
  • National Herald case: HC stays lower court's summons to Gandhis till August 13 August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed a lower court's summons to Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case till August 13. The Congress leaders were summoned in relation to the alleged misappropriation of assets worth Rs 2000 crore of the National Herald newspaper. Senior Congress leader...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the Election Commission showcause notice against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in the 2009 paid news case. The EC had on July...
  • CEC meets political parties in Jharkhand ahead of polls July 21, 2014

    The BJP on Monday raised its apprehensions of a large number of Bangladeshi infiltrators getting into voter's list and urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter before the upcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand. Representing the party in the scheduled meeting with the ECI team headed by CEC VS...
  • Voters may enroll until last date of filing nominations: EC July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 19.31 lakh applications have been registered so far as part of the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in Maharashtra and voters would have the opportunity to enroll themselves until the last date of filing of nomination papers, the Election Commission of India said on Tuesday. The...
  • Maharashtra Assembly Polls: EC to review preparedness July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the Election Commission of India has decided to send a team to the state to review the preparedness. The team is scheduled to meet top officials of the state administration on Tuesday. The assembly elections are due in October this year. ...
  • Paid news: Have done no wrong, will respond to EC notice, says Ashok Chavan July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has claimed that the Election Commission has not found him guilty of paid news. Defending himself, he said that he will respond to the EC notice. "I have done no wrong, the EC has categorically ruled out the paid news controversy, please refer...
  • Election Commission cautions media on 'paid news' July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday cautioned the media on the issue of 'paid news' by asking it to show "greater responsibility" with suitable disclaimers, particularly during election time. "The minimum that is expected of ethical journalism is that the reader is cautioned by suitable disclaimers while such articles are...
  • EC to visit Maharashtra on Monday for Assembly polls preparation July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting the ball rolling for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the full panel of the Election Commission (EC) will visit the state on Monday. The Election Commission team, led by Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath and Election Commissioners HS Brahma and S NA Zaidi, will meet top officials...
  • EC rejects Ashok Chavan's explanation in paid news case July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In fresh trouble for former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Election Commission on Sunday rejected his explanation in the paid news case and asked him to submit his representation within 20 days. slapped a show cause notice on him for failing to lodge his election expenses as per...