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Madras HC directs state EC to conduct civic polls by May 14
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 21 : The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to hold local body elections by before May 14.

Congress delegation's meeting with EC over PM Modi 'Ramzan Diwali' ...
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : In the wake of the uproar created over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Diwali, Ramzan bhed-bhav' remark, the meeting between the delegation from the Congress with the Election Commission of India (ECI), scheduled for today at 5.30 p.m., has been postponed till further notice.

PM Modi 'Ramzan Diwali' remark row: Congress delegation to meet EC ...
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : In the wake of the uproar created over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Diwali, Ramzan bhed-bhav' remark, a delegation from the Congress, consisting of Kapil Sibal, Deputy Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Satyawrat Chaturvedi and Secretary of the ...

Congress moves EC, seeks 'withdrawal, derecognition' of BJP symbol
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : Branding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Diwali, Ramzan bhed-bhav remark as deplorable, Secretary of the Legal and Human Rights Department of the Congress party K.C. Mittal on Monday appealed to the Election Commission to exercise its constitutional powers and take stern action ...

ECI should take note of PM Modi's 'communal' statement: Congress
New Delhi , Feb. 19 : Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, the Congress on Sunday asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take stock of the matter and urged the former to refrain from making such statements which ...

61.16 percent voter turnout recorded, expect to cross 63 percent: ECI ...
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday said a total of 61.16 percent voter turnout was recorded as voting ended in the third phase of the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. It added that it is expected to cross 63 percent.

Manipur polls: Irom Sharmila reveals she has no land or house
Guwahati, Feb 17 : Civil rights, political activist Irom Chanu Sharmila only has Rs 2.6 lakh in her possession without any land or house. It was revealed in the her affidavit which she filed to the Election Commission.

Nepal: Election Commission under confusion regarding local polls
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 17 : It's been long that the Election Commission of Nepal has been making preparations for holding the local polls, but it is yet to receive the date and the law regarding the political parties.

EC issues notice to Sasikala over Maitreyan's petition challenging ...
New Delhi , Feb. 17 : The Election Commission (EC) on Friday issued a notice to V.K. Sasikala on a petition filed by O. Paneerselvam loyalist Maitreyan and others challenging the nomination of J. Jayalalaithaa's loyalist as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (AIADMK) general secretary.

Be more careful while making statements: EC to Parrikar
New Delhi , Feb. 16 : The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday advised Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to be more careful while making statements in future over his bribe remark during a rally in Goa.

EC directs Cabinet Secy. to remove PM's images from PMAY website
New Delhi, , Feb. 15 : The Election Commission wrote to Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha on February 11, regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pictures on the website of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY).

Election Commission applauds UP for free, fair and peaceful polls
New Delhi , Feb. 15 : The Election Commission on Wednesday applauded all the segments, including voters, political parties, media, partnering organisations and all the staff for leading a free, fair and inclusive second phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.

Election Commission applauds UP for free, fair and peaceful polls
New Delhi , Feb. 15 : The Election Commission on Wednesday applauded all the segments, including voters, political parties, media, partnering organisations and all the staff for leading a free, fair and inclusive second phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.

Manipur polls: Congress moves to ECI over Irom Sharmila's allegation
Imphal (Manipur) , Feb. 15 : The Congress on Wednesday moved to the Election Commission of India (ECI) over the allegation made by Irom Sharmila that she was offered Rs. 36 crore to contest elections in Manipur. The party has demanded an independent investigation by the ECI and has asked for a ...

EC announces new date for polling in UP's Alapur
Ambedkar Nagar, (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 14: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday announced that voting in the Alapur constituency of Ambedkar Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh will take place on March 9.

Rijiju's statement aimed at religious polarization: Congress
New Delhi , Feb 14 : Asserting that Minister of State Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju's tweet about depleting Hindu population in Arunachal was aimed at religious polarization, the Congress on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to take note of former's remark.

Congress urges Election Commission to initiate action against Rijiju
New Delhi , Feb 14 : The Congress on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to take note of Minister of State Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju's tweet about depleting Hindu population in Arunachal Pradesh, and initiate action against the minister for violating the moral code of conduct.

EC orders to file FIR against Dainik Jagran for conducting exit poll
New Delhi, Feb. 13 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday issued orders to election officers of 15 Uttar Pradesh districts, in which the first phase of assembly elections were held on February 11, to lodge FIR against the managing director of Resource Development International and the ...

UP Polls: 63 percent voter turnout recorded in first phase
New Delhi , Feb. 11 : The Election Commission on Saturday announced the tentative voter turnout of the first phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, which was recorded at a decent 63 percentage.

UP election: Red roses for women casting vote in Baraut
Baraut (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 11 : In an unique attempt to appreciate women coming out to cast their vote, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked its officials deployed at polling booths here to give a red rose to all the female voters.

New CEC more loyal to Awami League than his predecessor: Bangladesh ...
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 10 : The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday alleged that new chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda is more loyal to the ruling Awami League than his predecessor.

Tamil Nadu political crisis: Sasikala expels AIADMK Presidium Chairman
Chennai, Feb 10 : : : AIADMK Interim General Secretary and Chief Ministerial aspirant V K Sasikala on Friday Friday expelled party presidium chairman E Madhusudanan from the primary membership an hour after the veteran leader urged the Election Commission to declare as null and void Sasikala's ...

EC should not allow Sasikala to continue as AIADMK's General ...
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 10 : With the ongoing political turmoil getting murkier in Tamil Nadu, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) presidium chairman E. Madhusudan said the Election Commission (EC) should not allow V.K. Sasikala to continue as General Secretary of the party.

Six arrested in connection with BSSC paper leak
Bihar, , Feb. 9 : As many as six people have been arrested in connection with the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) examination paper leak.

Allahabad HC directs EC to decide upon Samajwadi Party manifesto
Allahabad, (Uttar Pradesh), Feb. 9 : The Allahabad High Court on Thursday directed the Election Commission (EC) to take a decision regarding the Samajwadi Party (SP) manifesto for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections being misleading.

BSSC exam paper leak: Secretary, five others taken into custody
Patna, Feb 8 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): A special investigation team (SIT) probing the alleged question paper leak of clerical examinations conducted by the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) has taken into custody the commission secretary along with five others.

Bihar exam paper leak: SIT detains BSSC Secretary
Patna (Bihar) , Feb. 8 : Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) Secretary Parmeshwar Ram has been detained by the Patna Police in connection with exam paper leak on Monday late night.

UP polls: VVPAT being used to counter poll fraud in Allahabad
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 8 : For the very first time in Uttar Pradesh, a voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) has been introduced by the Election Commission, which would be used in polling booths in Allahabad district for the upcoming assembly polls.

Parrikar must reply to EC notice: CPI
New Delhi, Feb. 8: Communist Party of India(CPI) leader D. Raja on Wednesday urged that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar must respond to the notice sent to him by the Election Commission over his bribe remark during a public rally in Goa and sought his reply by February 9.

Goa Polls: Shiv Sena hails Election Commission for issuing notice to ...
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 7 : Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant on Tuesday hailed the Election Commission of India for issuing notice to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his 'cash for vote' remarks made at an election rally in Goa, and said the order should be respected as law is equal to all.