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Haryana to bar candidates carrying phones to exam centres
Chandigarh, Aug 28 : To curb unfair means in examinations, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) decided that any candidate found possessing mobile phone or any other aiding material in the examination room will be debarred from future examinations, a commission spokesman said on Sunday.

Status of political parties to be reviewed every 10 years
New Delhi, Aug 22 : The Election Commission on Monday announced that status review of political parties, national or of state level, will now be done every 10 years instead of the present five.

EC defers hearing till August 29 on 21 AAP MLAs' fate
New Delhi, Aug 19 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday deferred till August 29 the hearing on the clarifications of 21 Aam Aadmi Party legislators on their appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Poll panel queries JMM lawmaker on RS poll rigging
Ranchi, Aug 16 : A two-member team of the Election Commission on Tuesday met a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator to inquire into the alleged rigging of the Rajya Sabha polls held in June this year.

Teachers should not be deployed for poll duty during exams: Allahabad ...
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Aug. 10 : The Allahabad High Court has ordered that teachers should not be deployed for poll duty during examinations. The court yesterday issued directions to the Election Commission in this regard.

AIMIM's Maharashtra registration restored
Mumbai, Aug 9 : The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) survived a minor hiccup when Maharashtra State Election Commission on Tuesday restored its registration after nearly a month.

Pokemon Go banned in polling stations during Thailand referendum
Bangkok, Aug 7 : A member of the Thai Election Commission asked people to avoid playing Pokemon Go near polling stations and said it was illegal to go inside the stations to catch Pokemons.

Sharif's disqualification case: EC asks parties to present proof on ...
Islamabad, Aug. 4 : The Pakistan Election Commission started hearing the four references filed by many political parties, seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and asked them to produce documentary evidence on August 17.

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.

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