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Hold Bengaluru civic polls in six months: HC
Bengaluru, April 24 : A division bench of the Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the state government and the state Election Commission to hold polls to the Bengaluru civic body in the next six months.
Bengal poll panel issues notice to presiding officers, observers
Kolkata, April 23 : Five days after the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Thursday slapped show cause notice on two presiding officers and two observers for failing to report malpractices in the elections.
I have given requisite advice to state poll panel: Bengal governor
Kolkata, April 23 : Amid opposition allegations that the West Bengal State Election Commission has failed to conduct the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls in a free and fair manner, Governor K.N. Tripathi on Thursday said he has given the "requisite advices" to the panel head.
BJP mulling legal recourse over Kolkata civic polls
Kolkata, April 22 : A day after the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) rejected the opposition parties' demands for repolls, the BJP on Wednesday said it was exploring legal options on the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, terming it "a joke on democracy".
No repoll in Kolkata civic elections, says SEC
Kolkata, April 21 : The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday announced there would not be repoll in any booth following the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections held on April 18.
Bangladesh to deploy army for city polls
Dhaka, April 21 : The Bangladesh Election Commission has decided to deploy the army from April 26 to 29 in Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation areas to check any untoward incident during the upcoming city polls.
Court restrains election panel on Bengaluru civic poll date
Bengaluru, April 20 : The Karnataka High Court on Monday restrained the state election commission (SEC) from announcing the date for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) poll till April 22.
Zaidi assumes charge as India's 20th CEC
New Delhi, Apr.19 : Assuming charge as India's 20th Chief Election Commissioner here on Sunday, Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi described the Election Commission of India (ECI) as the best institution created by the Constitution of India and promised to come out with more vibrant, transparent and new ideas ...
Nasim Zaidi takes over as new CEC
New Delhi, April 19 : Nasim Zaidi has assumed charge as the 20th Chief Election Commissioner succeeding H.S. Bramha, an official statement said here on Sunday.
Nasim Zaidi to assume charge as Chief Election Commissioner
New Delhi, Apr. 19 : Dr. Nasim Zaidi will assume charge as India's 20th chief election commissioner (CEC) today.
Nasim Zaidi takes over as new CEC
New Delhi, Apr 19 : Nasim Zaidi has assumed charge as 20th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) succeeding H.S. Bramha here on Sunday.
BJP asks EC for fresh Kolkata civic polls
Kolkata, April 18 : West Bengal's opposition BJP on Saturday wrote to the State Election Commission (SEC) asking it to cancel the Kolkata Municipal polls held during the day and hold the exercise afresh with adequate security.
Proper elections don't attract so many complaints: Bengal poll panel
Kolkata, April 18 : Facing a plethora of complaints regarding unfair practices including booth capturing in the Kolkata civic polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday conceded that a properly conducted democratic exercise doesn't attract so many allegations.
52 percent polling amid violence in Kolkata civic polls
Kolkata, April 18 : Amid reports of violence, polling for the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Saturday witnessed 52 percent turnout in the first six hours, a state Election Commission official said.
Poll panel assures adequate security for Kolkata civic polls
Kolkata, April 17 : Amid reports of violence across the city, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Friday said adequate security measures were taken for Saturday's Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls.
Nasim Zaidi appointed new CEC
New Delhi, April 9 : President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He will assume his charge on April 19, an official statement said on Thursday.
Nasim Zaidi appointed new CEC
New Delhi, April 9 : President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) who will assume his charge on April 19, an official statement said on Thursday.
HC issues notice to Delhi law minister
New Delhi, March 25 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the city's law minister, Jitendra Singh Tomar, and the Election Commission on a plea filed by BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg seeking setting aside of Tomar's election from the Tri Nagar assembly constituency.
Battle royal at Aruvikara, parties get ready
Thiruvananthapuram, March 25 : Even though the Election Commission is yet to notify the schedule for the by-poll to the Aruvikara assembly seat, the rival fronts in Kerala and also the BJP see this election as the 'mother of all battles'.
Assam polls before May 2016: CEC Brahma
Guwahati, March 24 : Elections to the Assam legislative assembly will be held before May 2016, Chief Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma said here on Tuesday.
Parties not fighting polls may lose registration: CEC
Kolkata, March 21 : The Election Commission is seriously mulling revoking registration of political parties that fail to contest elections within a specific period of time, Chief Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma said here on Saturday.
Voters need to be vigilant: HS Brahma
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Chief Election Commissioner of India H.S.Brahma has said that reform of political parties is necessary along with reform of electoral system to ensure that India become a great democracy.
Myanmar urges international election monitors to follow rules
Yangon, March 20 : Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) has issued a notification calling on accredited international election monitors to abide by the rules of the commission during the upcoming 2015 general election tentatively set for early November.
EC issues notice to six political parties for not filing expenditure ...
New Delhi, Mar. 19 : The Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to six political parties for not filing their expenditure statements for the last Lok Sabha polls.
Poll panel's special drive to clean up voters' list
Agartala, March 19 : To ensure error-free voter-lists and eliminate duplication of names, the Election Commission has launched a nation-wide drive NERPAP which will continue till mid-August, an official said here on Thursday.
HC dismisses plea to scrap AAP's registration
New Delhi, March 19 : The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking cancellation of Aam Aadmi Party's registration with the Election Commission on the ground that it used forged documents for the purpose.
Imperative to ensure that people vote: CEC Brahma
New Delhi, March 18 : It was an imperative need of Indian democracy to ensure that people vote, Chief Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma said on Wednesday.
EC notice to six parties on poll expenditure
New Delhi, March 18 : The Election Commission on Wednesday issued notice to six political parties, including the AAP and the JMM, for their failure to submit expenditure statements for last year's Lok Sabha elections.
Kolkata Municipal poll to be held on April 18
Kolkata, Mar 17 : Election to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation will be held on April 18, the State Election Commission announced on Monday.
Election Commission launches NERPAP
New Delhi, Mar. 3: The Election Commission of India has launched "National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme" (NERPAP) on Tuesday. Today onwards, NERPAP will be launched throughout the country. The prime objective is to bring a totally error free and authentic electoral ...