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EC asks five poll-bound states to consult it on exam schedule
New Delhi, Dec 8 : The Election Commission on Thursday asked the state Education Boards of poll-bound Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to frame their annual examination schedule with consultation with it to avoid any clash with the polling dates.

Increase Lok Sabha seats, pass women's reservation bill as part of ...
New Delhi [India], Dec. 8 (ANI): Backing electoral reforms in the Indian political system, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday asked the government to come up with necessary amendments and hold public debates on a set of recommendations proposed by the Election Commission to hold simultaneous ...

BJP supports EC's appeal for curbing money power and paid news in ...
New Delhi [India], Dec. 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday supported the appeal of the Election Commission of India to take measures to curb the increasing use of money power and paid news during elections.

BJD for monitoring of political parties funding as EC seeks major ...
New Delhi [India], Dec. 8 : With Election Commission asking the Income Tax Department to stop giving exemption to political parties that do not contest elections as many of these outfits could be fronts to siphon off black money, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Jay Panda on Thursday said that there should ...

Cabinet okays EC procurement of more EVMs
New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the proposal of Election Commission for purchase of 4,10,000 Ballot Units (BUs) and 3,14,000 Control Units (CUs) during 2017-18 and 4,35,306 BUs and 71,716 CUs during 2018-19.

Cabinet approves EC's proposal for procurement of control units, ...
New Delhi [India], Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal of Election Commission for procurement of Control Units and Ballot Units during 2017-18 and 2018-19

BNP submits proposal on reformation of Election Commission to ...
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 6 : A 13-point proposal on the reformation of the Election Commission has been submitted by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to the President Abdul Hamid.

B'desh President to hold talks with political parties on EC formation
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 6 : Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid will be holding talks with all registered political parties of the country on the formation of a new Election Commission (EC).

B'desh PM Hasin rules out talks with 'killer' BNP
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec.3 : Ruling out the possibility of holding talks with Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) over the formation of a new election commission, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that no talks can be held with a 'killer'.

Time for comprehensive review of electoral law: CEC
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Indian's Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi said on Saturday that time has come to undertake comprehensive review of the Representation of the People Act and also called for suggestions from legal fraternity.

Election disputes are inherent, should not be perceived as reflection ...
New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : Asserting that elections remain a fundamental condition for democratic legitimacy, Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi on Saturday said election disputes are inherent to election and this should not be perceived as reflection of weakness, but as strength.

AAP under EC scanner over Dalit manifesto
Chandigarh [India], Nov. 29 : The Punjab Election Commission has shot off a letter to the state unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), raising its objection over the party's Dalit manifesto and has asked for two copies of the same.

Polls for over 10,000 panchayats in Gujarat on December 27
Gandhinagar, Nov 28 : Elections for members of 10,318 panchayats in Gujarat, including sarpanches or village heads, as well as by-elections for vacant panchayat seats elsewhere will be held on December 27, the Gujarat Election Commission announced on Monday.

EC urges stakeholders' collaboration for electronic ballot system
New Delhi, Nov 23 : The Election Commission on Wednesday urged stakeholders to collaborate for a successful roll out of Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS).

Bangladesh President asked to initiate dialogue on Khaleda Zia's ...
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Nov. 23 : Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid has been asked by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party to take steps to commence dialogue on Khaleda Zia's 13-point charter over forming a fresh Election Commission.

Crucial by-polls in TN, WB, Maharashtra and Tripura today
Mumbai [India], Nov. 19 (ANI): Crucial by-polls will be held in four states -- Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Tripura and West Bengal today and all arrangements have been made by the Election Commission to conduct them in a free and fair manner amid tight security.

EC told us not to share ink with banks: Goa poll officials
Panaji, Nov 18 : The Election Commission of India (EC) has written to poll authorities in Goa not to share its stock of indelible ink with banks and other agencies, a senior official said on Friday.

Using indelible ink for demonetisation may affect election process: ...
New Delhi [India], Nov. 18 : With Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh slated to go for assembly polls on November 19, the Election Commission (EC) today expressed its concerns about use of indelible ink by banks in exchange for currency notes under the demonetization rule.

B'desh polls: BNP Chairperson Khaleda to submit EC formation proposal ...
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Nov.15 : Bangladesh Nationalist Party(BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be placing a proposal on the formation of an impartial election commission (EC) for the next national polls on behalf of the 20-party alliance at a city hotel on November 18, according to a party press ...

EC changes picture format ahead of UP polls
Lucknow, Nov 12 : Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has made pasting of photographs on nomination papers of candidates mandatory, an official said on Saturday.

EC team intercepts vehicle with money in TN
Chennai, Nov 9 : An Election Commission flying squad seized Rs 7.66 crore from a truck on Wednesday evening at Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu.

CWC seeks a year to conduct organisational polls
New Delhi, Nov 7 : The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday decided to seek a year's time from the Election Commission (EC) to conduct the organisational polls of the party.

Can EC be allowed to unseat convicted lawmaker, SC asks Centre
New Delhi, Nov 7 : The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre, asking whether the Election Commission of India can be authorised to declare a seat vacant after a lawmaker is convicted for criminal offence.

ECI launches online survey for Overseas Indian voters
New Delhi [India], Nov. 4: Election Commission of India(ECI) has initiated an online survey for Overseas Indian Citizens in order to assess level of awareness about the registration and voting process.

Poll panel to survey if overseas Indians vote, and how
New Delhi, Nov 4 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday launched an online survey of Indian citizens living overseas to assess if they vote, what is their preferred method of voting and what challenges they face in the process.

Will respond to Election Commission notice, say AAP MLAs
New Delhi, Nov 3 : A day after the Election Commission issued show-cause notices to 27 AAP MLAs on a petition seeking their disqualification for allegedly holding office of profit, they said that regular procedure was followed for their appointment.

Poll panel officials review Uttarakhand poll preparedness
Dehradun, Nov 3 : A team of Election Commission officials led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Naseem Zaidi is on a two-day visit to Uttarakhand to review the preparations for polls in the hill state, an official said on Thursday.

Panama leaks: ECP suspends hearing of disqualification references
Islamabad [Pakistan], Nov. 2 : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to suspend the hearing of disqualification references filed against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) over the Panama leaks until the Supreme Court decides on the matter.

EC sends notices to 27 AAP MLAs for holding offices of profit
New Delhi [India], Nov. 2 : The Election Commission on Wednesday sent notices to 27 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for allegedly holding offices of profit.

Women have the highest status in Islam: Former CEC
New Delhi, Oct 27 : Women have the highest status in Islam and the Muslim community must see things with a liberal interpretation now, former Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi said on Thursday.

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