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    Notices to 12 candidates in Gurgaon over 'paid news'
    Gurgaon, Sep 29 : Twelve candidates, contesting from four assembly seats in Gurgaon, have been served notice by the Election Commission for 'paid news', an official said.

    INLD candidate's elephant ride for nomination irks EC
    Gurgaon, Sep 28 : An INLD candidate in Haryana has been served notice by the Election Commission (EC) for riding an elephant in his nomination procession, it was said Sunday.

    Pak Election Commission rejects rigging charges in 2013 elections
    Karachi, Sep 27 : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected all charges of rigging in the General Election 2013 saying that the polls were fair.

    EC gives directions on maintaining poll expenditure
    New Delhi, Sept.25 : The Election Commission has issued directions to concerned state officers to maintain a record of expenditure being made by political parties and their candidates for the next month's assembly polls in Haryana.

    Kazakhstan welcomes Afghanistan presidential poll outcome
    Astana (Kazakhstan), Sept.24 : Kazakhstan has welcomed the official announcement of the final results of the presidential elections in Afghanistan by the country's Independent Election Commission, pursuant to which Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been elected President and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the ...

    Pak Election Commission disowns post election report highlighting ...
    Karachi, Sep 24 : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has disowned the post-election review report on the General Elections 2013 highlighting large scale rigging, amid doubts about the credibility of the elections, saying it was not an ECP-sanctioned report.

    Fiji election commission announces seat allocation
    Suva, Sep 22 : The Voreqe Bainimarama-led FijiFirst party has won 32 seats in the 50-member Fijian parliament, the Fijian Electoral Commission announced. The former naval officer will be sworn-in prime minister Monday afternoon, an official said.

    Afghanistan declares Ghani Ahmadzai as president-elect
    Kabul, Sep 21 : Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) Sunday declared Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the new president, an official said.

    People in preventive detention have right to vote, says EC
    New Delhi, Sept. 21 : The Election Commission has reminded the concerned authorities of Maharashtra and Haryana that people in preventive detention have the right to vote and directed that instructions be issued to the proper officials accordingly.

    Bypolls: BJP to petition EC on SP leader's bogus voting
    Lucknow, Sep 19 : The BJP Friday accused a senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader of Uttar Pradesh of bogus voting in the assembly bypolls and said it will petition the Election Commission (EC) over it.

    Pakistani leaders to submit spouses' bank details: ECP
    Islamabad, Sep 18 : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed members of parliament and provincial assemblies to submit annual statement of their spouses and dependents' assets and liabilities by Sep 30, Geo News reported Thursday.

    Afghan election commission acknowledges 'massive' vote fraud
    Kabul, Sep 16 : Afghanistan's June 14 presidential runoff was marred by large-scale fraud, the Independent Electoral Commission has said, announcing that it was invalidating 16 percent of the ballots cast.

    Over 1,000 Pakistani parliamentarians face suspension
    Islamabad, Sep 16 : More than 1,000 parliamentarians in Pakistan are facing their membership's suspension if they continued to not submit their assets' details to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

    Election Commission sleeping on paid news cases?
    By Anando Bhakto, New Delhi, Sep 14 : Four months after the Election Commission said 694 confirmed cases of paid news were detected in the general election, it is yet to send a formal intimation to the Press Council of India (PCI).

    Election Commission sleeping on paid news cases?
    By Anando Bhakto, New Delhi, Sep 14 : Four months after the Election Commission announced that 694 confirmed cases of paid news have been detected in the general elections it is yet to send any formal intimation to the Press Council of India, the body mandated to take action against erring media ...

    BJP, Trinamool workers' scuffle
    Kolkata, Sep 13 : The Election Commission Saturday took suo moto cognisance of an "altercation and scuffle" between BJP and Trinamool workers outside an election booth in Chowringhee assembly constituency during the bypoll in West Bengal.

    BJP, Congress lock horns as EC announces dates for Maharashtra polls
    Nagpur, Sept. 12 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress on Friday took potshots at each other as the Election Commission announced dates for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, with both parties expressing confidence of forming the next government in the state.

    Congress will form Govt. in Haryana for third time: Hooda
    New Delhi, Sept. 12 : Hours after the Election Commission announced the dates for Haryana Assembly polls; Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday expressed confidence and said that the Congress will form the government in the state for the third time.

    Will watch situation before holding Kashmir election: EC
    New Delhi, Sep 12 : The Election Commission Friday said it would take a decision on holding assembly election in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir only after normalcy is restored in the state.

    No mention of states going to polls in 100 day briefings: EC
    New Delhi, Sep 12 : The National Democratic Alliance government at the centre was free to publicise the achievements of the first 100 days of its rule, but should refrain from mentioning anything related to Haryana and Maharashtra which go to polls on Oct 15, the Election Commission said Friday.

    Haryana parties gear up as assembly poll date announced
    Chandigarh, Sep 12 : Leading political parties in Haryana Friday said that they were all set for next month's assembly elections with the Election Commission (EC) announcing that polling will be held in the state Oct 15.

    Paid news: HC quashes poll panel's notice to Chavan
    New Delhi, Sep 12 : The Delhi High Court Friday accepting the plea of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan quashed the Election Commission's show cause notice asking him to explain why he should not be disqualified in a "paid news" case.

    EC asks UP CEO to file FIR against Yogi Adityanath
    New Delhi, Sep. 11 : The Election Commission of India on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umesh Sinha to ensure filing of an FIR against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath for "provoking feelings of enmity."

    Poll panel reprimands Yogi Adityanath, orders case be filed
    New Delhi, Sep 11 : The Election Commission Thursday "reprimanded" BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for violating the Model Code of Conduct and asked the Uttar Pradesh chief electoral officer (CEO) to ensure that an FIR is lodged against him.

    Poll panel reprimands Yogi Adityanath
    New Delhi, Sep 11 : The Election Commission Thursday "reprimanded" BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for violating the Model Code of Conduct while campaigning for Uttar Pradesh assembly bypolls and asked him to be "careful" in the future.

    Defiant BJP says Yogi Adityanath has not violated EC instructions
    Lucknow, Sept. 11 : The president of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Laxmikant Bajpai, on Thursday said his party had not violated the Election Commission's instructions with regard to the rally held by BJP MP Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow yesterday.

    Announce Afghan poll results: presidential candidate Ghani
    Kabul, Sep 10 : Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Wednesday urged the country's Election Commission to announce the results after his rival Abdullah Abdullah called off talks with him over formation of national unity government.

    SP backs EC show cause notice to Yogi Adityanath
    New Delhi, Sept.10 : Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal on Wednesday welcomed the show cause notice issued to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Yogi Adityanath by the Election Commission of India for violation of the poll code.

    Poll panel issues notice to Yogi Adityanath
    New Delhi, Sep 9 : The Election Commission Tuesday issued a notice to BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for violating the model code of conduct by allegedly making statements appealing to voters on religious grounds.

    BJP approaches poll panel over Bengal law, order
    Kolkata, Sep 8 : Alleging that West Bengal's law and order machinery has been hijacked by criminals under the patronage of ruling Trinamool Congress, the BJP Monday approached the Election Commission to seek adequate security measures for the Sep 13 bypoll to two assembly seats.

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