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ECI directs to file FIR against TMC MLA Sonali Guha
Kolkata, Apr 30 : Hours after she was caught on camera allegedly instructing party workers to beat up CPI-M polling agents, The Election Commission directed the district authorities of South 24 Parganas to file an FIR against Trinamool Congress MLA and Deputy Speaker in the West Bengal ...

680 central forces companies, night teams for Bengal poll fifth ...
Kolkata, April 29 : As many as 680 companies of central forces will be deployed in poll-bound districts of South 24 Parganas, Kolkata and Hooghly during the fifth phase of polls on April 30, Election Commission officials said here.

Rigorous enforcement of law and order in last Bengal poll phase: EC
Kolkata, April 29 : The Election Commission will ensure "rigorous enforcement" of law and order in the sixth and concluding phase of the West Bengal assembly polls, an official said on Friday.

EC bars Madan Mitra from using mobile phone in hospital
Kolkata, April 29 : The Election Commission on Friday barred jailed Trinamool Congress heavyweight Madan Mitra, currently admitted to a hospital, from using any mobile phone and also restricted his meetings.

EC bars Madan Mitra from using mobile phone in hospital
Kolkata, April 29 : The Election Commission on Friday barred Trinamool Congress candidate Madan Mitra, who has been in jail for his alleged involvement in the Saradha chit fund scam, from using any mobile phone and also restricted his meetings.

680 central forces companies for Bengal poll fifth phase
Kolkata, April 29 : As many as 680 companies of central forces will be deployed in poll-bound districts of South 24 Parganas, Kolkata and Hooghly during the fifth phase of polls on April 30, Election Commission officials said here.

Two more YSRCP lawmakers defect to TDP, Jagan meets CEC
Vijayawada, April 28 : Two more legislators of YSR Congress party on Thursday joined ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh even as leader of opposition Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy met the Chief Election Commissioner, seeking disqualification of the defectors.

EC to strictly enforce prohibitory orders during Bengal polls
Kolkata, April 28 : Assuring strict enforcement of prohibitory orders in the final two phases of the West Bengal assembly polls, the Election Commission on Thursday asserted it won't hesitate to respond to violence of any sort and take appropriate legal action irrespective of the perpetrators' ...

Avoid public meetings in extreme heat, EC tells parties, candidates
Kolkata, April 28 : In the wake of complaints from various stakeholders, the Election Commission on Thursday requested political parties and contesting candidates to avoid holding of public meetings in extreme heat conditions.

Parallel Lok Sabha, state polls may not be feasible: Quraishi (Lead, ...
New Delhi, April 28 : Holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies may be desirable but not feasible, former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi has said.

Mamata, TMC wrong in attacking Election Commission: Quraishi
New Delhi, April 28 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress are "absolutely wrong" in attacking the Election Commission, former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi has said.

EC sets rider on Bengal poll-day print ads
New Delhi, April 28 : Cracking the whip on "misleading and offending" advertisements appearing in print media on polling day or a day before, the election commission (EC) on Thursday set a rider on all such advertisements.

EC steps up police observers ahead of Bengal polls fifth phase
Kolkata, April 27 : Ahead of the crucial fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly polls, the Election Commission has increased the number of police observers to heighten vigilance in the poll-bound districts of South 24 Parganas, Kolkata and Hooghly.

Complaints to EC not being addressed properly: Roopa Ganguly
Kolkata, April 27 : Actress-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly of the BJP, who on Wednesday approached the Election Commission with her grievances, said her complaints regarding the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly polls were not being addressed properly.

Election Commission transfers Khammam collector, SP
Hyderabad, April 26 : Acting swiftly on the complaints by opposition Congress ahead of a Telanagana assembly seat bypoll, the Election Commission on Tuesday transferred Khammam District Collector Lokesh Kumar and Superintendent of Police Shahnawaz Qasim.

EC shifts more policemen ahead of Bengal poll's fifth phase
Kolkata, April 26 : The Election Commission has removed five police officers in South 24-Parganas in West Bengal, days ahead of the assembly polls in the district in the fifth phase, officials said on Tuesday.

Congress wants ferry ghats sealed to stop Trinamool 'anti-socials'
Kolkata, April 26 : Apprehending "disturbance" by Trinamool Congress "anti-socials", Congress leader Abdul Mannan on Tuesday moved the Election Commission, urging it to monitor and seal all ferry ghats along the Ganga river on the fifth day of the West Bengal assembly polls on April 30.

Election Commission transfers Khammam collector, SP
Hyderabad, April 26 : Acting swiftly on the complaints by opposition Congress ahead of a Telanagana assembly seat bypoll, the Election Commission on Tuesday transferred Khammam District Collector Lokesh Kumar and Superintendent of Police Shahnawaz Qasim.

Bengal polls: 81.25 pct voter turnout in 4th phase
Kolkata, Apr 26 : The Election Commission on Tuesday said the fourth phase of polling for the Assembly polls in West Bengal witnessed a voter turnout of 81.25 percent.

81.25 percent polling in phase four of Bengal assembly elections
Kolkata, April 26 : A voter turnout of 81.25 percent was recorded in the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly polls covering 49 constituencies spread over two districts, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

Central forces never exceeded brief: EC
Kolkata, April 26 : The Election Commission on Tuesday asserted central forces which are on deployment for the ongoing assembly polls in West Bengal have never exceeded their brief.

Civil society seeks protection for Bengal toddler's family
Kolkata, April 26 : In the wake of a toddler and her family being beaten up during an alleged political violence in West Bengal, a section of civil society members on Tuesday approached the Election Commission seeking protection for the family.

EC removes three polling officers in Bengal
Kolkata, April 25 : The Election Commission on Monday removed three polling officers in North 24 Parganas district during the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections.

Post-poll violence won't be tolerated: EC
New Delhi, April 25 : The Election Commission on Monday said that no post-poll violence will be tolerated and strict action will be taken against the perpetrators.

78 percent polling in Bengal fourth phase
New Delhi, April 25 : Over 78 percent polling was recorded on Monday in the fourth phase of the West Bengal elections, the Election Commission said here.

Mamata attacks EC, says voters 'tortured' by central forces
Kolkata, April 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday lashed out at the Election Commission yet again, accusing central forces of "torturing" the electorate during the fourth phase of the assembly polls.

Rs.47 crore seized in Tamil Nadu since poll announcement
New Delhi, April 25 : Around Rs.47 crore in unaccounted cash have been seized in Tamil Nadu since the announcement of elections to the state assembly in March, the Election Commission said on Monday. The state goes to polls on May 16.

Will move election panel against TMC: BJP
New Delhi, April 24 : The BJP on Sunday said it will petition the Election Commission on Monday to demand deregistration of the Trinamool Congress in the wake of release of a morphed picture showing Home Minister Rajnath Singh offering sweets to CPI-M leader Prakash Karat.

TN polls: EC takes concrete measure to control use of 'illegal money'
Chennai, Apr. 24 : With a view to curb use of black money and likely inducement of Voters in the Tamil Nadu Assembly Election, comprehensive instructions have been issued by the Election Commission, which include formation of flying squads, static surveillance teams, video surveillance teams etc

WB polls: EC bans political ads on 24, 25 April without ...
Kolkata, Apr. 24 : The Election Commission has banned publication of political advertisements on 24 and 25 April in West Bengal print media unless they are pre-certified by the Commission's Media Certification and Monitoring Committee at State or district level.

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