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Elections for 55 Rajya Sabha seats Feb 7
New Delhi, Jan 13 : Biennial elections for 55 Rajya Sabha seats, including seven from Maharashtra, will be held Feb 7, the Election Commission announced Monday.
Thai government to discuss proposed election date
Bangkok, Jan 13 : Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assigned her deputy prime minister to hold talks with all sides concerned with the election commission's proposal to postpone the Feb 2 elections, Yingluck's secretary general said Monday.
Congress to EC: Ensure effective social media regulation
New Delhi, Jan.12 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has been asked by the Congress Party to ensure effective regulation of social media.
Army deployed in eight Bangladesh constituencies
Dhaka, Jan 10 : The Election Commission of Bangladesh Friday decided to deploy army until Jan 17 in eight constituencies where polling was postponed, officials said.
India's poll panel not to tie up with Google
New Delhi, Jan 9 : The Election Commission Thursday decided not to pursue a proposal for a tie-up with Google for better electoral information services in view of concerns raised about possible security implications.
India's poll panel not to tie-up with Google
New Delhi, Jan 9 : The Election Commission of India Thursday said it has decided not to pursue the proposal for a tie-up with Google for better electoral information services in view of concerns raised about possible security implications.
Allahabad High Court issues notice to AAP on 'jhaadu' symbol
Lucknow, Jan 9 : The Allahabad High Court Thursday issued notice to the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) and the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a petition filed over the 'jhaadu' (broom) election symbol.
EC seeks report on Himachal CM, wife's affidavits
Shimla, Jan 7 : The Election Commission (EC) has sought a report from the Himachal Pradesh election commission regarding the declarations of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his parliamentarian wife Pratibha in their election affidavits, an official said here Tuesday.
Pitching for overseas Indians' support, BJP seeks 2014 postal ballots
New Delhi, Jan 6 : Pitching for support of overseas Indians, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said it would move the Election Commission in the next three days to allow eligible non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote through postal ballots in the 2014 elections.
Voter turnout low due to boycott: Bangladesh poll panel
Dhaka, Jan 5 : The turnout in Bangladesh's 10th parliamentary elections is low because several parties chose not to contest in it, the Election Commission said Sunday.
Prevent violence: Awami League requests poll panel
Dhaka, Jan 5 : Bangladesh's ruling Awami League party has requested the Election Commission to take steps to stop the countrywide violence in the on-going 10th parliamentary elections Sunday.
Nepal poll panel prepares final election results
Kathmandu, Jan 3 : After one-and-a-half-months, Nepal's Election Commission has prepared the final results of the Nov 19 Constituent Assembly election, officials said Friday.
Pak election commission dissolves Abdul Qadeer Khan's party
Islamabad, Jan. 02 : Pakistan's Election Commission has dissolved the membership of Tehreek-e-Tahafuz-e-Pakistan (TTP) following the request of its chairman Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan.
Bangladesh EC to meet president Thursday
Dhaka, Jan 1 : Bangladesh Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad along with other officials will hold a meeting with President Abdul Hamid Thursday.
BJP files complaint with Election Commission against Virbhadra Singh
New Delhi, Jan.1 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anurag Thakur on Wednesday met the Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and filed a complaint against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh.
BJP presses for Virbhadra Singh's resignation
New Delhi, Jan 1 : Pressing for Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's resignation over allegations of corruption, the BJP Wednesday moved the Election Commission and called upon the Congress leadership to take action against him.
Thai govt rejects call to delay elections after clashes
Johannesburg, Dec. 27 : The Thailand Government has rejected calls by the election commission to postpone February elections.
Bangladesh Army to ensure peace during polls
Dhaka, Dec 21 : Bangladesh's Election Commission (EC) has decided to deploy the army for a 15-day period, beginning from Dec 26 in a move to ensure free, fair and peaceful parliamentary elections in the country.
Election Commission recognises Aam Aadmi Party as state party
New Delhi, Dec 20 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) got recognition as a recognised state party and reserved symbol of broom in Delhi from the Election Commission on the basis of its performance in the just-concluded Delhi Assembly polls.
Chinese hackers cracked US federal govt. website on first day of ...
Washington, Dec. 19 : Chinese hackers reportedly exploited the Federal Election Commission's website on the first day of US government shutdown.
Nepal parties want deadline extended
Kathmandu, Dec 16 : Nepal's major political parties Monday asked the Election Commission (EC) to extend the deadline to submit the list of names of candidates under the proportional representation (PR) system.
Himachal's remotest poll booth shifted
Shimla, Dec 16 : Himachal Pradesh's remotest polling booth located at an altitude of 2,800 metres and inaccessible by road has been shifted by the Election Commission for administrative reasons, an official said Monday.
EC tells states to prepare flawless electoral rolls
New Delhi, Dec 15 : In view of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission (EC) has asked the states and the union territories to prepare error-free electoral rolls, said a letter, dated Dec 11, released Sunday.
Thailand to conduct polls on Feb 2, says EC
Bangkok, Dec. 09 : Thailand's Election Commission (EC) member Sodsri Sattayatham has said that a general election will be held within 60 days and suggested February 2 for polls to be held.
CEC Sampath lauds political parties for their maturity
New Delhi, Dec.9 : Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath has praised all political parties for displaying maturity during the recently-held assembly elections in Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Election Commission issues show cause notice to Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Delhi State Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for alleged financial irregularities during the recently held state assembly polls. "The show cause notice was issued on Thursday by the concerned Returning Officer ...
Poll code violation: EC rejects Jaya's defence
New Delhi, Dec 6 : The Election Commission of India on Friday rejected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's defence on poll code violation and advised her to be 'careful in future'.
EC asks Jayalalithaa to stick to poll code, rejects stand
New Delhi, Dec 6 : The Election Commission Friday rejected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's contention on its notice for Model Code of Conduct violation and advised her to be careful in future and not announce new schemes during elections to lure voters.
Poll panel sets ball rolling for Lok Sabha polls
Agartala, Dec 6 : The Election Commission, in preparation for the 16th Lok Sabha polls due in April-May 2014, has asked Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all states to update the necessary data and electoral rolls, officials in the Tripura capital said Friday.
Foreign delegates witness Indian polls
New Delhi, Dec 5 : Twenty Four heads or representatives of Election Commissions from eight countries of the Middle East and Africa witnessed the Assembly elections in Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi, the Election Commission of India said on Thursday.