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    Say Aadhar Card not mandatory for voting, EC urged
    New Delhi, May 20 : CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to reiterate that Aadhar Card will not be mandatory for voting in elections.

    EC introduces laws to allow NRIs' to vote
    New Delhi, May 20 : The Election Commission of India has come up with a legal framework to allow Non Resident Indians (NRI) to vote in the national elections via proxy voting and e-ballot facilities.

    West Bengal Election Commission calls all-party meet
    Kolkata, May 18 : The West Bengal State Election Commission has called an all-party meet on Monday to discuss the poll preparedness in seven municipalities, after a Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court directed it to complete elections in all seven by June 16.

    West Bengal Election Commission calls all-party meet
    Kolkata, May 18 : The West Bengal State Election Commission has called an all-party meet on Monday to discuss the poll preparedness in seven municipalities, after a Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court directed it to complete elections in all seven by June 16.

    Bengal poll panel approaches HC over civic body polls
    Kolkata, May 14 : The West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC) on Thursday approached the Calcutta High Court for orders on holding elections in seven municipal bodies of the state.

    Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Election Commissioner
    New Delhi, May 13 : Achal Kumar Joti has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India on Wednesday.

    Achal Kumar Jyoti takes over as new Election Commissioner
    New Delhi, May 13 : Former Gujarat chief secretary Achal Kumar Jyoti assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner on Wednesday, filling one of the two vacancies in the three-member body.

    EC to have independent campus for IIIDEM
    New Delhi, May 8 : The Election Commission (EC) will set up an independent campus of the India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) here to train officials for conducting elections.

    Achal Kumar Joti appointed as Election Commissioner
    New Delhi, May 8 : Achal Kumar Joti has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India.

    Achal Kumar Jyoti appointed Election Commissioner
    New Delhi, May 8 : Former Gujarat chief secretary Achal Kumar Jyoti has been appointed as Election Commissioner, filling one of the two vacant positions in the commission.

    Pak judicial body examines third witness during 2013 vote rigging ...
    Islamabad, May 7 : A three-member headed by Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk on Thursday recorded the statement of former election commissioner Anwar Mehboob in connection with vote rigging allegations related to the 2013 general elections.

    Bengal election commissioner bats for more powers
    Kolkata, April 28 : Facing several criticism over the "violence marred" civic polls in West Bengal, state election commissioner S.R. Upadhyay on Tuesday batted for more powers for the panel including authority over the administration during the polls.

    CPI-M urges poll panel to ensure fair civic poll counting
    Kolkata, April 27 : The CPI-M urged the West Bengal State Election Commission to take proper steps so that there was no foul play during Tuesday's counting of votes for the just concluded civic polls.

    Resist attacks on democracy by Trinamool, CPI-M asks people
    Kolkata, April 26 : The CPI-M on Sunday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of having reduced the elections to 91 civic bodies in the state to a "mockery or democracy", and urged the Election Commission to review the situation and make adequate arrangements when assembly polls are held ...

    Hold Bengaluru civic polls in six months: HC
    Bengaluru, April 24 : A division bench of the Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the state government and the state Election Commission to hold polls to the Bengaluru civic body in the next six months.

    Bengal poll panel issues notice to presiding officers, observers
    Kolkata, April 23 : Five days after the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Thursday slapped show cause notice on two presiding officers and two observers for failing to report malpractices in the elections.

    I have given requisite advice to state poll panel: Bengal governor
    Kolkata, April 23 : Amid opposition allegations that the West Bengal State Election Commission has failed to conduct the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls in a free and fair manner, Governor K.N. Tripathi on Thursday said he has given the "requisite advices" to the panel head.

    BJP mulling legal recourse over Kolkata civic polls
    Kolkata, April 22 : A day after the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) rejected the opposition parties' demands for repolls, the BJP on Wednesday said it was exploring legal options on the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, terming it "a joke on democracy".

    No repoll in Kolkata civic elections, says SEC
    Kolkata, April 21 : The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday announced there would not be repoll in any booth following the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections held on April 18.

    Bangladesh to deploy army for city polls
    Dhaka, April 21 : The Bangladesh Election Commission has decided to deploy the army from April 26 to 29 in Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation areas to check any untoward incident during the upcoming city polls.

    Court restrains election panel on Bengaluru civic poll date
    Bengaluru, April 20 : The Karnataka High Court on Monday restrained the state election commission (SEC) from announcing the date for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) poll till April 22.

    Zaidi assumes charge as India's 20th CEC
    New Delhi, Apr.19 : Assuming charge as India's 20th Chief Election Commissioner here on Sunday, Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi described the Election Commission of India (ECI) as the best institution created by the Constitution of India and promised to come out with more vibrant, transparent and new ideas ...

    Nasim Zaidi takes over as new CEC
    New Delhi, April 19 : Nasim Zaidi has assumed charge as the 20th Chief Election Commissioner succeeding H.S. Bramha, an official statement said here on Sunday.

    Nasim Zaidi to assume charge as Chief Election Commissioner
    New Delhi, Apr. 19 : Dr. Nasim Zaidi will assume charge as India's 20th chief election commissioner (CEC) today.

    Nasim Zaidi takes over as new CEC
    New Delhi, Apr 19 : Nasim Zaidi has assumed charge as 20th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) succeeding H.S. Bramha here on Sunday.

    BJP asks EC for fresh Kolkata civic polls
    Kolkata, April 18 : West Bengal's opposition BJP on Saturday wrote to the State Election Commission (SEC) asking it to cancel the Kolkata Municipal polls held during the day and hold the exercise afresh with adequate security.

    Proper elections don't attract so many complaints: Bengal poll panel
    Kolkata, April 18 : Facing a plethora of complaints regarding unfair practices including booth capturing in the Kolkata civic polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday conceded that a properly conducted democratic exercise doesn't attract so many allegations.

    52 percent polling amid violence in Kolkata civic polls
    Kolkata, April 18 : Amid reports of violence, polling for the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Saturday witnessed 52 percent turnout in the first six hours, a state Election Commission official said.

    Poll panel assures adequate security for Kolkata civic polls
    Kolkata, April 17 : Amid reports of violence across the city, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Friday said adequate security measures were taken for Saturday's Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls.

    Nasim Zaidi appointed new CEC
    New Delhi, April 9 : President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He will assume his charge on April 19, an official statement said on Thursday.

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