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Order CBI and ED probe into the seizure of Rs.570 crore: DMK
Chennai, May 31 : The DMK has demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the seizure of Rs 570 crore by an Election Commission team near Coimbatore.
EC rescinds poll notification for two seats in TN Assembly, a first ...
Chennai, May 28 : The Election Commission cancelled polling for the two remaining Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu and said fresh notification will be issued in due course, according to media reports.
EC to conduct fresh polls in two Tamil Nadu constituencies
New Delhi, May 28 : Based on reports of large scale distribution of money and gifts during the recently concluded assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission of India on Saturday has decided to conduct fresh elections in two constituencies of the state.
EC rescinds polls for two remaining TN assembly seats
Chennai, May 28 : The Election Commission said on Saturday that it has decided to rescind elections to Aravakurichi and Thanjavur assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu and a recommendation to this effect has been made to Governor K.Rosaiah, the poll body said.
Election Commission must move towards simultaneous polls
By Amit Kapoor: This is the 100th article of the series and calls for a special issue to be discussed that has a huge bearing on India and its competitiveness and productivity in the coming years: Productivity in the conduct of elections.
Anantnag assembly bypoll in Kashmir on June 19
Srinagar/New Delhi, May 21 : The by-election for south Kashmir's Anantnag assembly seat will be held on June 19, the Election Commission announced on Saturday.
Rajeev Kumar reinstated as Kolkata Police Commissioner
Kolkata, May 21 : IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who was removed by the Election Commission of India (ECI) before the recently concluded West Bengal assembly polls, was reinstated as the Kolkata Police Commissioner on Saturday.
Rajeev Kumar back as Kolkata police chief
Kolkata, May 21 : Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who was removed as the Kolkata Police Commissioner by the Election Commission during the West Bengal assembly polls, was reinstated to the post, a state government official said on Saturday.
Anantnag assembly seat bypoll on June 19
Srinagar, May 21 : The by-election for south Kashmir's Anantnag assembly seat will be held on June 19, a state Election Commission official said on Saturday.
IPS officer Bharati Ghosh files suit in Calcutta HC against ECI
Kolkata, May 20 : Questioning her transfer before the West Bengal assembly polls, IPS officer Bharati Ghosh on Friday filed a case in the Calcutta High Court against the Election Commission of India (ECI).
Muscle, money power evident in recent assembly polls: Survey
New Delhi, May 20 : Ample display of money and muscle power was witnessed in the recent assembly elections in four states and a union territory, going by the information furnished by winning candidates in their affidavits to the Election Commission.
Elections to Thanjavur, Aravakurichi deferred by three weeks
Chennai, May 20 : The elections to Aravakurichi and Thanjavur assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu have been postponed further by three weeks, the Election Commission told Madras High Court on Friday.
'Tamil Nadu polls prove the need for electoral reforms'
Chennai, May 20 : The 2016 Tamil Nadu assembly elections proved the urgent need for electoral reforms in the state, said a retired top Election Commission official.
1.7 million voted for NOTA
New Delhi, May 20 : Over 17 lakh voters in the five states where assembly elections were held opted for "None of the Above" (NOTA) choice, according to the Election Commission.
Over 5.55 lakh Tamil Nadu voters opt for NOTA
Chennai, May 19 : Over 5.55 lakh Tamil Nadu voters were not happy with the candidates in the field and opted for "None of the Above" (NOTA) option, according to Election Commission of India.
Karunanidhi wins - for 13th time
Chennai, May 19 : DMK president M. Karunanidhi was on Thursday elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly from Thiruvarur, defeating his nearest AIADMK rival by 68,366 votes, the Election Commission said.
Kerala polls: LDF continues with its winning streak as mid-day ...
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 : As per the update published by the Election Commission of India around 2.30pm, in Kerala, the CPI has won 15 seats and leading in 4 while the CPI-M has won 51 seats and leading in 6.
BJP's H. Raja puts onus on EC as counting begins in TN
Chennai, May 19 : Fearing defeat in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, BJP's national secretary H. Raja on Thursday said that reckless and irresponsible work of the Election Commission was one of the main reasons for low polling percentage this time.
Ahead of counting, EC thanks parties and voters for peaceful elections
New Delhi, May.19 : Ahead of counting of votes to decide political fate of five states, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Thursday thanked political parties and voters for peaceful elections, while asserting that the Election Commission is fully geared up to announce the result of the ...
CPI-M asks EC to compensate Bengal poll violence victims
Kolkata, May 18 : Blaming the ruling Trinamool Congress for the "mounting political violence in West Bengal", the CPI-M on Wednesday approached the Election Commission seeking protection and compensation for victims of poll violence.
20,000 personnel in Bengal for counting: EC
Kolkata, May 18 : As many as 20,000 personnel will be deployed for the counting of votes in the assembly polls in West Bengal on Thursday, an Election Commission official said on Wednesday.
Tamil Nadu polls: EC sets up four-member team for Aravakurichi, ...
Chennai, May 18 : The Election Commission has set up a four-member team to look into alleged malpractices in Tamil Nadu's Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies, where polling has been deferred to next week.
Kerala Congress complains of bogus voting in Vijayan's constituency
Kannur (Kerala), May 18 : A day ahead of counting for the Kerala polls, Congress leaders in Kannur complained of bogus voting in Dharmadom assembly constituency and submitted digital and documentary evidence to the state election commission on Wednesday.
Vote counting in Tura by-poll in Meghalaya on May 19
Shillong, May 18 : Counting of votes cast in the by-election to the Lok Sabha from Tura constituency in Meghalaya will be taken up on Thursday amid surveilance by closed-circuit TV cameras, an Election Commission official said.
Tight security for vote counting in Tamil Nadu on May 19
Chennai, May 18 : Tight security has been put in place for the counting of votes -- cast in the May 16 Tamil Nadu assembly elections -- on Thursday, a senior election commission official said.
Haryana to go ahead with civic body elections as scheduled
New Delhi, May 17 : Haryana will go ahead with urban local bodies elections as scheduled, as the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the Punjab and Haryana High Court order asking the State Election Commission to invite fresh objections against deletion of names from electoral rolls and reschedule of ...
TN, Kerala and Puducherry record high voter turnout in assembly ...
New Delhi, May.16 : Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territory Puducherry recorded a good voter turnout in the assembly elections, said the Election Commission (EC) on Monday.
Nearly 70 pc polling recorded in Kerala, TN: EC
New Delhi, May. 16 : With the elections across five states finally coming to an end, the Election Commission on Monday said close to 70 percent polling was recorded from all the three states that went to polls today.
Rs.110 crore seized in Tamil Nadu, Rs.24 crore in Kerala: EC
New Delhi, May 16 : The Election Commission (EC) on Monday revealed that a whopping Rs.110 crore and 1.83 lakh litres of illegal liqour were seized in Tamil Nadu during the assembly elections which concluded on Monday.
Polling: Kerala over 71 percent, Tamil Nadu 69 percent, Puducherry ...
New Delhi, May 16 : The Election Commission said on Monday that Kerala recorded over 71 percent polling while the percentage was over 69 percent for Tamil Nadu and above 81 percent for Puducherry in the assembly polls.