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Delhi EC publishes draft electoral rolls
New Delhi, Oct 1 : The State Election Commission on Saturday published the draft electoral rolls of Delhi for the year 2017, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Chandra Bhushan Kumar said.

Pakistan opposition demands PM's disqualification, Speaker accepts
Islamabad, Oct 1 : Opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, has demanded disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and the plea has been forwarded to the Election Commission of Pakistan, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq said on Saturday.

EVM for MCD polls will have candidates' photos, HC told
New Delhi, Sep 28 : The State Election Commission on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it on September 5 notified its decision to print the candidates' photograph along with the existing particulars such as serial number, names and party symbol on EVMs for the upcoming MCD polls.

Parties wary of free, fair polls in UP: CEC
Lucknow, Sep 27 : Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi on Tuesday said political parties in Uttar Pradesh were wary about free and fair assembly elections.

Election Commission directs DM, SP to gear up for UP Assembly Polls
Lucknow [India], Sept. 27 : In Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission has directed the district magistrates and the superintendents of police to gear up for the state assembly election which is expected to be held early next year.

EC tells UP officials to ensure fearless environment for polls
Lucknow, Sep 26 : Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Naseem Zaidi on Monday held a long and exhaustive meeting with all District Magistrates and district police chiefs in Uttar Pradesh to discuss the coming assembly elections scheduled for early next year.

Old tensions surface as EC seeks to revise Mizoram's electoral rolls
Aizawl, Sep 22 : An Election Commission decision to conduct a special summary revision of electoral lists in Mizoram has triggered protests and a court case over the inclusion of names of tribals who had fled to neighbouring Tripura almost two decades ago.

CEC to visit Lucknow, Imphal to check poll preparedness
New Delhi, [India] Sept 19 : Chief Election Commissioner Syed Nasim Zaidi and Election Commissioners will review poll preparedness in Lucknow and Imphal ahead of Assembly elections

Troopers on election duty to get special honorarium: EC
New Delhi, Sep 15 : The paramilitary and state armed police personnel and officers will be paid separate honorarium for their deployment on election duties, the Election Commission (EC) said on Thursday.

HC quashes appointment of 21 AAP parliamentary secretaries (Roundup)
New Delhi, Sep 8 : The Delhi High Court on Thursday quashed the appointment of 21 parliamentary secretaries even as the counsel for AAP government said the verdict "may help get relief" for the party MLAs in the office of profit case before the Election Commission.

HC order may give relief to 21 AAP MLAs, says Delhi government ...
New Delhi, Sep 8 : The counsel for Delhi government Sudhir Nandrajog, who appeared during Thursday's hearing in the Delhi High Court in the parliamentary secretaries case, said the court verdict "may help get relief" for the 21 AAP MLAs in the office of profit case before the Election Commission.

Trinamool Congress elated as EC recognises it as national party
New Delhi, Sep 3 : The Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee been granted a national party status by the Election Commission, and the elated party leaders termed it a major boost of the party's image.

All India Trinamool Congress granted national party status
New Delhi [India], Sept.3 (ANI): The Election Commission has granted national party status to All India Trinamool Congress (TMC).

Only violet sketch pen to be used in Rajya Sabha, legislative council ...
New Delhi, Aug 31 : Only a violet sketch pen of a particular make provided by the polling officer will be used to mark ballot papers for future elections to Rajya Sabha and legislative councils, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said on Wednesday.

Knew Mother Teresa would be sainted, says biographer Navin Chawla
New Delhi, Aug 30 : Former Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla, who had written a biography of Mother Teresa soon after she was conferred the Noble Peace Prize and the Bharat Ratna, on Tuesday said that he had anticipated the nun's canonization long back as the sacrifices she made for the poor ...

Haryana to bar candidates carrying phones to exam centres
Chandigarh, Aug 28 : To curb unfair means in examinations, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) decided that any candidate found possessing mobile phone or any other aiding material in the examination room will be debarred from future examinations, a commission spokesman said on Sunday.

Status of political parties to be reviewed every 10 years
New Delhi, Aug 22 : The Election Commission on Monday announced that status review of political parties, national or of state level, will now be done every 10 years instead of the present five.

EC defers hearing till August 29 on 21 AAP MLAs' fate
New Delhi, Aug 19 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday deferred till August 29 the hearing on the clarifications of 21 Aam Aadmi Party legislators on their appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Poll panel queries JMM lawmaker on RS poll rigging
Ranchi, Aug 16 : A two-member team of the Election Commission on Tuesday met a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator to inquire into the alleged rigging of the Rajya Sabha polls held in June this year.

Teachers should not be deployed for poll duty during exams: Allahabad ...
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Aug. 10 : The Allahabad High Court has ordered that teachers should not be deployed for poll duty during examinations. The court yesterday issued directions to the Election Commission in this regard.

AIMIM's Maharashtra registration restored
Mumbai, Aug 9 : The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) survived a minor hiccup when Maharashtra State Election Commission on Tuesday restored its registration after nearly a month.

Pokemon Go banned in polling stations during Thailand referendum
Bangkok, Aug 7 : A member of the Thai Election Commission asked people to avoid playing Pokemon Go near polling stations and said it was illegal to go inside the stations to catch Pokemons.

Sharif's disqualification case: EC asks parties to present proof on ...
Islamabad, Aug. 4 : The Pakistan Election Commission started hearing the four references filed by many political parties, seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and asked them to produce documentary evidence on August 17.

High Court dismisses MP minister's plea in 'paid news' case
Bhopal, July 30 : The Madhya Pradesh High Court has dismissed a plea by the state's Water Resources Minister Narottam Mishra questioning the Election Commission's competence to inquire into a case of "paid news" against him dating back to 2008.

Election Commission to hear petitions seeking PM Sharif's ...
Islamabad, July 30 : The Election Commission of Pakistan will hold a preliminary hearing of petitions seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and four of his relatives on August 3.

SC notice to EC on procedure for unseating lawmaker upon conviction
New Delhi, July 22 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Election Commission on a PIL seeking to put in place a mechanism by which a lawmaker should cease to be a member of legislature upon conviction irrespective of stay of conviction and sentence by the higher appellate courts.

SC issues notice to EC on plea seeking disqualification of convicted ...
New Delhi, July 22 : The Supreme Court of India on Friday issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to respond to a plea with regard to disqualifying convicted Members of Parliament and Members of State Assemblies/Legislators as per an earlier direction of the apex court.

Derecognise AAP in wake of its activist's suicide: BJP
New Delhi, July 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday demanded the Election Commission's intervention to derecognise the Aam Aadmi Party after the suicide by an AAP woman worker who had claimed sexual harassment by a party colleague.

EC reserves decision in Delhi Parliamentary Secretaries case
New Delhi, July 21 : The Election Commission on Thursday heard the lawyers of the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Delhi government, who all sought to become parties in the Delhi Parliamentary Secretaries case, but reserved its order.

Office of Profit case: 21 AAP MLAs to appear again before EC in ...
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Twenty one Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs will today appear again before the Election Commission here in connection with an Office of Profit case.

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