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India's diversity makes it unique, says former CEC at GU convocation
New Delhi, Nov 28 : Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr S.Y. Quraishi, on Friday said, "India is a festival of youth and democracy, whose size and diversity creates unique challenges, but that is what makes the country unique."
Irani education controversy: Court seeks verificiation papers
New Delhi, Nov 20 : A court here on Friday sought documents of verification from the Election Commission of India and Delhi University in a case related to the educational qualifications of Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.
Notification issued for Jharkhand assembly bypoll
Ranchi, Nov 19 : The Election Commission on Thursday issued notification for the December 14 bypoll to the Jharkhand assembly from the Lohardagga constituency.
Swamy calls people in Congress 'biggest liars', to move EC against ...
New Delhi, Nov.18 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday maintained his stand that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had taken British citizenship to set up a company in the United Kingdom and said that he would write to the Election Commission to ask whether he can ...
Myanmar's opposition wins 77.3 percent seats in elections
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 16 : Myanmar's opposition party National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, has won 880 parliamentary seats (77.3 percent) out of a total of 1,139 in the elections, Union Election Commission said on Monday.
Jharkhand assembly bypoll on December 14
Ranchi, Nov 13 : The bypoll to the Jharkhand assembly from the Lohardagga constituency will take place on December 14, the Election Commission announced on Friday. Vote count will take place on December 17.
Aung San Suu Kyi has won, says Myanmar poll panel
Yangon, Nov 11 : Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) on Wednesday announced that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won Sunday's general election and has been re-elected to the House of Representatives (Lower House).
Myanmar announces 125 more parliament poll results
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 10 : Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) announced 125 more elected parliament representatives to the House of Representatives and regional or state parliament on the second day of vote count on Tuesday.
Myanmar announces 106 parliament representatives-elect
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 10 : Myanmar's Union Election Commission on Tuesday announced 106 parliament representatives-elect, including 54 to the lower house - House of Representatives.
'Underdog' RJD resurrects on Bihar's political scene emphatically
Patna, Nov. 8 : Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal, a constituent of the Mahagathbandhan, emerged as the single largest party, winning 80 seats in the 243-seat Bihar assembly, the final result for which were declared by the Election Commission at 9:28pm on Sunday.
Grand Alliance in clear majority: Poll panel trends
Patna, Nov 8 : The Grand Alliance went well past the halfway mark, with the BJP led alliance placed a distant second, as counting for the votes cast in the Bihar assembly election entered the final phases on Sunday, showed trends in 231 constituencies put out by the Election Commission at 12.15 ...
Grand Alliance far ahead of BJP alliance: Poll panel trends
Patna, Nov 8 : The Grand Alliance was decisively ahead of BJP-led NDA as votes cast in the Bihar assembly election were counted on Sunday, showed trends in 150 constituencies put out by the Election Commission at 10.30 a.m.
Grand Alliance surges ahead: Poll panel
Patna, Nov 8 : The Grand Alliance was decisively ahead of BJP-led NDA as votes cast in the Bihar assembly election were counted on Sunday, showed trends in 125 constituencies put out by the election commission at 10.30 a.m.
Bihar elections would be rated as historic because of non-violence: ...
New Delhi, Nov. 8 : Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Sunday said the five phased Bihar Assembly election would be rated as a historical election because there was no violence during the campaigning.
Poll panel acted swiftly on complaints: Official
New Delhi, Nov 8 : The Election Commission took "suitable and swift" action against hate speeches and poll violations during campaigning for Bihar polls, Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi said on Sunday.
Bihar elections: BJP leading in 11 seats, JDU in 5 in early trends
Patna, Nov. 8 : According to first figures coming in from Election Commission in Patna, the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 11 sears and the Janata Dal United is leading in five seats in the countdown to the Bihar Assembly election results.
Kerala: re-polling in 114 centres today
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov. 6 : The state election commission gave permission for re-polling in 105 polling stations in Malappuram and nine booths in Thrissur district for the local civic elections in Kerala.
74 percent turnout in Kerala civic polls' second phase (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 5 : The second phase of the local body polls in Kerala on Thursday saw a huge turnout of over 74 percent, the state Election Commission said.
Tripura civic polls on December 9
Agartala, Nov 5 : The election to 20 civic bodies in Tripura would be held on December 9, the state election commission announced here on Thursday.
Bihar polls: After row over BJP ad on cow, EC bans advertisements ...
New Delhi, Nov 4 : After a row over a newspaper ad by the BJP in Bihar showcasing a woman hugging a cow, which was an attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on his "silence" over statements made by his allies on beef, the Election Commission on Tuesday took a stern step and directed political ...
EC issues notice to BJP over beef ad
Patna, Nov. 5 : The Election Commission has issued a notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seeking explanation over their newspaper advertisement yesterday on beef.
Poll panel bars offending ads in Bihar
New Delhi, Nov 4 : Acting on a complaint from the Grand Alliance, the Election Commission on Wednesday told political parties not to publish advertisements on Thursday - the last day of polling in Bihar - unless its contents are approved by it.
EC asks parties not to publish any ad in papers tomorrow
New Delhi, Nov. 4 : The Election Commission (EC) has directed that no advertisements shall be published in the poll-bound Bihar tomorrow unless its contents are ratified by the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) at the state or district level.
JD-U, RJD, Congress approach EC over ad
New Delhi, Nov 4 : The JD-U, RJD, Congress alliance on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) over an advertisement by the BJP in newspapers ahead of the last phase of polling in Bihar assembly elections.
Mahagathbandhan files complaint against BJP's 'holy cow' Ad
New Delhi, Nov.4 : The grand alliance on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against an advertisement issued by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) showing a woman hugging a holy cow.
JD (U) to move EC over BJP's ad on cow
New Delhi, Nov. 4 : Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to give communal colour to the Bihar Assembly polls, the Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday said that it would move the Election Commission over the recent ad in newspapers featuring a woman hugging a cow.
Delhi evaluating funds, manpower for municipal bypolls, HC told
New Delhi, Nov 2 : The Delhi High Court was on Monday informed by the city government that it was in the process of evaluating the request by the state election commission for release of funds and manpower for holding by-elections in 13 municipal wards in the national capital.
EC sends notices to Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah, Lalu Prasad Yadav
New Delhi, Nov 1 : The Election Commission on Sunday issued notices to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi BJP President Amit Shah and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for violating poll codes during campaigning for the Bihar Assembly polls.
Voting underway in first phase of Kerala civic body polls
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 2 : The voting was underway in the first phase of the civic body polls in Kerala on Monday, with around 12 percent voters exercising their franchise till 9 a.m., the office of the state election commissioner said.
ECI notice to Amit Shah, Rahul, Lalu for breaching poll code
New Delhi, Nov 1 : The Election Commission on Sunday served notice to BJP president Amit Shah, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad for violating model code of conduct in Bihar and sought their explanations.