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High Court dismisses MP minister's plea in 'paid news' case
Bhopal, July 30 : The Madhya Pradesh High Court has dismissed a plea by the state's Water Resources Minister Narottam Mishra questioning the Election Commission's competence to inquire into a case of "paid news" against him dating back to 2008.

Election Commission to hear petitions seeking PM Sharif's ...
Islamabad, July 30 : The Election Commission of Pakistan will hold a preliminary hearing of petitions seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and four of his relatives on August 3.

SC notice to EC on procedure for unseating lawmaker upon conviction
New Delhi, July 22 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Election Commission on a PIL seeking to put in place a mechanism by which a lawmaker should cease to be a member of legislature upon conviction irrespective of stay of conviction and sentence by the higher appellate courts.

SC issues notice to EC on plea seeking disqualification of convicted ...
New Delhi, July 22 : The Supreme Court of India on Friday issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to respond to a plea with regard to disqualifying convicted Members of Parliament and Members of State Assemblies/Legislators as per an earlier direction of the apex court.

Derecognise AAP in wake of its activist's suicide: BJP
New Delhi, July 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday demanded the Election Commission's intervention to derecognise the Aam Aadmi Party after the suicide by an AAP woman worker who had claimed sexual harassment by a party colleague.

EC reserves decision in Delhi Parliamentary Secretaries case
New Delhi, July 21 : The Election Commission on Thursday heard the lawyers of the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Delhi government, who all sought to become parties in the Delhi Parliamentary Secretaries case, but reserved its order.

Office of Profit case: 21 AAP MLAs to appear again before EC in ...
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Twenty one Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs will today appear again before the Election Commission here in connection with an Office of Profit case.

Cabinet approves procurement of fresh voting machines by EC
New Delhi, July 20 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the proposal of the Election Commission (EC) to procure 5,50,000 Ballot Units (BUs) and 5,45,000 Control Units (CUs) during 2016-17 for the upcoming elections.

Party symbols on MCD ballots illegal? HC seeks responses
New Delhi, July 20 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre, the state election commission and the Delhi government on a plea for removal of party symbols of candidates from ballot papers in municipal corporation polls in the city.

SC notice to government, EC on sources of income of poll candidates
New Delhi, July 19 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a plea that candidates in the election fray should disclose sources of their income and if they had any stakes in entities having business transactions with the government.

Parliamentary Secy row: BJP demands criminal proceedings against AAP
New Delhi, July 14 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday sought criminal proceedings against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for filing a false affidavit with the Election Commission in connection with the offices appointed to the newly recruited Parliamentary Secretaries.

Owaisi accepts lapses on AIMIM's part in filing documents with Maha EC
Hyderabad, July 13 : All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi had yesterday accepted the lapses on part of his party in filing the requisite documents with the state election commission, which led the latter to cancel AIMIM's registration as a political party in ...

Poll panel defers hearing on 21 AAP MLAs' fate till July 21
New Delhi, July 14 : The Election Commission on Thursday deferred till July 21 the hearing of 21 Aam Aadmi Party legislators' clarification on their appointment as parliamentary secretaries by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Poll panel defers hearing on 21 AAP MLAs' fate
New Delhi, July 14 : The Election Commission on Thursday deferred till July 21 the hearing of the 21 Aam Aadmi Party legislators' clarification on their appointment as parliamentary secretaries by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

BJP dubs AAP as synonym of 'misusing public money and corruption'
New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): With the Election Commission set to commence hearing of 21 AAP legislators who were made parliamentary secretaries and are facing charges in the Office of Profit case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the Aam Aadmi Party had become synonymous with ...

Gurdas Maan selected icon for Punjab assembly elections
New Delhi, July 13 : The Election Commission of India on Wednesday selected famous Punjabi singer and actor Gurdas Maan as the state icon for the 2017 assembly polls.

Maha EC cancels AIMIM registration as political party
Mumbai, July 13 : The Maharashtra Election Commission on Wednesday cancelled Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM)'s registration as a state political party for failing to file its income tax and funds details.

Owaisi accepts lapses on AIMIM's part in filing documents with Maha EC
Hyderabad, July 13 : All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday accepted the lapses on part of his party in filing the requisite documents with the state election commission, which led the latter to cancel AIMIM's registration as a political party in ...

Maharashtra poll panel cancels MIM's registration
Mumbai/Hyderabad, July 13 : The Maharashtra Election Commission on Wednesday has deregistered 191 political parties including the Hyderabad-based All India Majlise-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and barred them from contesting the ensuing local body elections in the state -- for failing to file ...

MIM, 190 parties forfeit registration in Maharashtra
Mumbai, July 13 : The Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) on Wednesday cancelled the registration of 191 political parties, including the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), a top official said here.

Maharashtra bars MIM from contesting civic polls
Mumbai/Hyderabad, July 13 : The Maharashtra State Election Commission on Wednesday has banned All India Majlise-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) from contesting ensuing local body elections in the state.

HC sends back to EC plea to cancel BSP election symbol
New Delhi, July 8 : The Delhi High Court on Friday sent back to the Election Commission to consider a plea seeking cancellation of the BSP's election symbol of elephant for installing statues of the animal at public places at government expense.

Haryana warns job aspirants against drug abuse
Chandigarh, July 3 : With three candidates mysteriously dying after undergoing physical tests for police recruitment in Haryana's Kurukshetra district in recent days, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission on Sunday warned candidates that they would be disqualified if it was found that they had ...

SC notice to EC on contempt plea for not employing paper trail
New Delhi, July 1 : The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission as to why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against it for its failure to use Electronic Voting Machines with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail in "true spirit" during the recent state assembly elections as ...

AAP urges EC to disqualify BJP's parliamentary secretaries
New Delhi, June 30 : A delegation of AAP leaders on Thursday met Election Commission officials and sought disqualification of BJP legislators who have "illegally" been appointed as parliamentary secretaries in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

PAT files petition seeking PM Sharif's disqualification
Islamabad, June 30 : The Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) today filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's disqualification for concealment of assets.

Nepal poll commission ready to hold local body elections
Kathmandu, June 29 : The Election Commission of Nepal has said that it is ready to hold local body elections after Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli visited the former and inquired about plans, preparations and challenges for holding it.

Office of profit case: EC to hear 21 AAP MLAs plea on July 14
New Delhi, June 27 : The Election commission on Monday decided to hear the plea of 21 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators, who were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries by the Delhi Government last year.

Nepal EC to PM Oli: ready to hold polls if laws ready
Kathmandu, June 27 : Nepal's Election Commission today told Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli that the constitutional body would be ready to hold elections at the local, provincial and federal levels if the government prepares necessary laws on time.

Bhutto's PPP files petition seeking disqualification of PM Sharif
Islamabad, June 27 : The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his four relatives from the National Assembly for not fulfilling requirements under Articles 62 and 63 of the ...

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