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EC bribery case: Delhi court schedules next hearing for July 25
New Delhi , July 17 : A Delhi court on Monday adjourned the hearing on a charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police against middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar in the Election Commission (EC) bribery case involving All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran.

New initiatives by Election Commission ahead of Presidential election
New Delhi , July 17 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has come up with new initiatives ahead of the Presidential election today.

Presidential Elections: EC allows Amit Shah, Tarun Gogoi to vote from ...
New Delhi , Jul 16 : The Election Commission on Sunday allowed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, an MLA from Gujarat and former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi to cast their votes from New Delhi for tomorrow's Presidential elections.

Paid news row: Delhi HC to issue order on Narottam Mishra's plea
New Delhi , July 14 : The Delhi High Court on Friday is likely to issue the order on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Narottam Mishra's plea against the Election Commission of India's (EC) order that had barred him from contesting elections for three years in relation to a paid news case.

Delhi HC to hear Narottam Mishra's plea in paid news case
New Delhi , July 13 : The Delhi High Court will on Thursday hear BJP minister Narottam Mishra's plea against Election Commission's order which had barred him from contesting elections for three years in connection with a paid news case.

Cancellation of Bye-Election to 12-Pakke Kessang Assembly ...
New Delhi, July 12: The Election Commission, vide its Notification No. 100/ARUN-LA/01/2017, dated 05.07.2017 had called the Bye-Election to fill the vacant seat of 12-Pakke Kessang (ST) Assembly Constituency of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, and as per the schedule today the 12th July, ...

Delhi HC issues notice to EC, SAD on a plea seeking de-recognition of ...
New Delhi , July 12 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Election Commission on India after hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking de-recognition of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) as a political party.

EC's volte-face on lifetime ban on convicted legislators
New Delhi , July 12 : The Election Commission on Wednesday took a U-turn on the lifetime ban on convicted and chargesheeted Member of Parliaments or the state Legislative Assembly members (MPs and MLAs) case and said it does not want a permanent ban, but it supported the decriminalisation of ...

Nepal's RJP-N files application for registration with EC
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], July 7 : The indigenous Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) on Friday filed application for registration in the Election Commission on Friday.

SC seeks EC's reply on conducting Gujarat assembly elections through ...
New Delhi , July 06 : The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the Election Commission (EC) on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking to conduct coming Gujarat assembly election through the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine.

Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner
New Delhi, July 6 : Achal Kumar Joti on Thursday took charge as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

Plea filed in SC seeking committee for appointment of Election ...
New Delhi , July 05 : A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking constitution of a committee comprising of the Leader of Opposition and the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for the appointment of election commissioners.

Nepal's Election Commission starts preparation for three tier election
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], July 4 : The Nepal Election Commission has started the preparation for the three-tier elections to the Provinicial Assembly and House of Representatives.

Achal Kumar Joti appointed as next Chief Election Commissioner
New Delhi , July 4 : Former Gujarat chief secretary Achal Kumar Joti has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Tuesday. He has succeeded Nasim Zaidi.

EC issues notice to file nominations for Vice-Presidential polls
New Delhi , July 4, : The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notification to file nominations for the upcoming Vice-Presidential election slated to held on August 6.

Tej Pratap Yadav provided wrong figures during 2015 elections: Sushil ...
New Delhi , July 3 : After meeting Election Commission of India (ECI) seeking disqualification of Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav as MLA, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by senior party leader Sushil Modi asserted that when filing nomination letter for 2015 elections, the ...

Benami properties: BJP delegation to meet EC seeking Tej Pratap's ...
New Delhi , July 3, : A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by senior party leader Sushil Modi will today meet the Election Commission seeking disqualification of Tej Pratap Yadav as MLA, as he was facing corruption charges in benami properties case.

Madhya Pradesh HC refuses to stay disqualification of Minister Mishra
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , June 30 : The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday refused to stay the Election Commission of India's disqualification of the state's Water Resources, Legislative Affairs and Public Relations Minister Narottam Mishra, and asked the latter to file a reply by July 5.

Vice-Presidential elections to be held on August 5
New Delhi , June 29 : The Election Commission of India announced that the polls for the office of Vice-President will be held on August 5 and the results will b announced on the same day.

Nepal's second phase polls witness 70.5pc voter turnout
Kathmandu [Nepal], June 29 : Nepal's second phase polls, which commenced in three provinces covering much of the volatile southern plains, witnessed 70.5 percent voter turnout, the country's Election Commission has said.

Preparations for second phase of local election completed: Nepal's ...
Kathmandu [Nepal], June 27 : The Election Commission of Nepal has completed its preparations for second phase local election scheduled to be held on June 28.

AAP entered politics for profiteering not service: BJP
New Delhi , June 25 : With the Election Commission to continue hearing the office of profit case against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led party has entered politics for profiteering and not for service.

MP Minister says will approach high court over EC disqualification ...
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , June 24 : Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra, who was disqualified by the Election Commission for filing wrong accounts of his election-related expenditure, on Saturday said he will challenge the order in the high court.

EC rejects pleas of 21 AAP MLAs plea in office of profit case
New Delhi , June 24 : In a major setback for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission (EC) on Friday rejected the pleas of 21 AAP legislators to drop the office of profit case filed against them.

Nepal EC ordered to present 'torn ballot papers' within a week
Kathmandu [Nepal], June 20 : The Nepal Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission (EC) to present the torn ballot papers from the Bharatpur Metropolitan City's ward 19 before it within a week.

RK Nagar by-polls bribery: EC directs FIR against Dinakaran, ...
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 18 : In a response to Right to Information (RTI) query, the Election Commission on Sunday directed an FIR against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders T.T.V. Dinakaran, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palanisamy, Vijayabhaskar, Sellur K. Raju, Thangamani, ...

Request extra time to submit affidavit in EC: Deepa Jayakumar
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 16 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister late J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Friday said that she has requested the Election Commission of India (ECI) to grant more time to file the affidavit to claim the party's 'two-leaves' symbol, adding that she can submit ...

Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan's net worth decline
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 16 : The value of assets owned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan continued to decline for a second consecutive year, dipping below the level they stood at in 2013, according to the statements of assets of the lawmakers, ...

'Two-leaves' war: Opposition attacks Deepa Jayakumar for approaching ...
Bangalore/Chennai , June 16 : Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar approached the Election Commission on Thursday, staking claim in the party's 'two-leaves' symbol on grounds of being its 'original curator'.

Election Commission issues notice for Presidential elections
New Delhi , June 14 : The Election Commission of India on Wednesday issued a public notice through the office of the returning officer, seeking nominations of persons for the election to the office of the President of India.