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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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India, Egypt sign poll pact


September 18th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India and Egypt Tuesday signed an agreement to promote consultation and cooperation in election management.Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said an Indian delegation witnessed the ... Read more...

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Defeated Goa poll candidate wants poll expenses back


September 1st, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) A defeated independent candidate who polled 625 votes in the March assembly polls has written to the Election Commission of India demanding his election expenses back.Trajano ... Read more...

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Paid news punishment should be two years jail: former CEC


August 24th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Errant publishers, journalists as well as election candidates should be sentenced for two years in prison, if the menace of paid news is to be contained, ... Read more...

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MIM chief urges Muslims to help Assam riots victims


August 18th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has called upon Muslims across India to help their brethren who were rendered homeless in recent Assam violence.Owaisi has ... Read more...

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Nasim Ahmad Zaidi is new election commissioner


August 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Former civil aviation secretary Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi was Tuesday appointed an election commissioner by President Pranab Mukherjee."The president has appointed Syed Nasim Ahmad ... Read more...

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End fast, citizens appeal to Team Anna


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A former army chief, a spiritual guru, an actor, and an ex-poll panel chief are among those who appealed Thursday to Team Anna to ... Read more...

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India, South Korea join hands on electoral process


August 1st, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India and South Korea Wednesday signed an agreement to collaborate in strengthening institutions and processes for democracy, good governance and rule of law in the ... Read more...

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Asian poll panel association to increase information exchange


August 1st, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA), an multi-nation organisation working for open and transparent elections, will work towards establishing a global association and strengthening ... Read more...

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Tribal Forum of India to float new party: Sangma


July 31st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) The Tribal Forum of India, which projected former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma as its presidential candidate, is scheduled to meet next month to ... Read more...

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Poll panel keeping tabs on Himachal government actions


July 12th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 12 (IANS) Though dates for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh are yet to be announced, the Election Commission Thursday said it is keeping a close tab on ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s new panel chief follows Gandhi’s teachings


July 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan's new Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim was born in India's Gujarat state where he attended lectures given by Mahatma Gandhi. He continues to be ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks poll panel’s intervention on Pranab complaint


July 7th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Dissatisfied with the rejection of his complaint against UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, Purno Sangma Saturday approached the Election Commission and also raked up ... Read more...

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BJP again rakes up Pranab’s ‘forged’ signature issue


July 6th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), July 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Friday again raked up the issue of an allegedly forged signature of UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee on his ... Read more...

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766 complaints of paid news received in Jan-March polls: Quraishi


July 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Election Commission received a staggering 766 complaints of paid news during the January-March assembly elections, of which 253 were found to be true, the ... Read more...

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Negligible progress on poll reforms, RTI plea reveals


June 21st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Attempts to push for poll reforms are yet to yield the desired results despite an appeal by the Election Commission to the government, a ... Read more...

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Countdown begins, presidential poll on July 19 (Intro Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission announced Tuesday that the presidential election would be held July 19, setting the ball rolling for the process to decide on ... Read more...

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Countdown begins, presidential poll on July 19 (Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission announced Tuesday that the presidential election would be held July 19, setting the ball rolling for the process to decide on ... Read more...

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Presidential poll on July 19, result on July 22 (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The presidential poll will be held on July 19 and the name of the new occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be declared on ... Read more...

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Will push for electoral reforms, says Sampath


June 11th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India's new Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath Monday said his priority would be to push for electoral reforms and check criminalisation of politics and money ... Read more...

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Prez poll schedule to be announced soon: Sampath (Second Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) New Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Monday said the Election Commission (EC) would be making an announcement on the presidential election schedule soon."All ... Read more...

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Congress still silent over presidential candidate


June 11th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) On a day newly-appointed Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said dates for presidential elections will be announced soon, Congress Monday maintained silence over its ... Read more...

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Sampath assumes office as Chief Election Commissioner (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) V.S. Sampath Monday assumed office as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India and said that the announcement of dates for the presidential elections would ... Read more...

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Sampath assumes office as new Chief Election Commissioner


June 11th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) V.S. Sampath Monday assumed office as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India. Sampath joined the Election Commission of India as election commissioner ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi backs Advani’ on CEC, CAG selection process


June 5th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 5 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Tuesday supported BJP leader L.K. Advani's views on constituting a broad-based collegium to select the chief election commissioner (CEC) and the ... Read more...

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Advani for collegium to appoint CEC, CAG


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to constitute a "broad based collegium" to appoint the chief election commissioner (CEC) and ... Read more...

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Petitioners claim apex court was misled on next army chief (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A group of petitioners was moved in the Supreme Court Tuesday alleging that the government misled the court during the hearing on their earlier plea ... Read more...

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Petitioners claim apex court was misled on next army chief


May 29th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A group of petitioners was moved in the Supreme Court Tuesday alleging that the government misled the court during the hearing on their earlier plea ... Read more...

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Election panel refuses to intervene in Jagan’s case


May 29th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 29 (IANS) The Election Commission of India Tuesday refused to intervene in YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), party ... Read more...

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Jagan writes to PM on ‘conspiracy’ against him


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging that the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh in collusion with ... Read more...

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Debar criminals from polls: Election Commissioner Brahma


May 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 5 (IANS) Describing the participation of criminals in polls as one of the major problems the country is facing, Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma Saturday called upon the people ... Read more...

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Poll reforms conference begins in Odisha Saturday


May 4th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) At least 400 delegates from different walks of life are expected to attend a two-day national conference on electoral and political reforms beginning in Odisha capital ... Read more...

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Poll panels of SAARC countries establish forum


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) SAARC countries Wednesday adopted a charter for mutual cooperation and set up a forum that will enhance capabilities to conduct free and fair elections.In its ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U go different ways on next president (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate became apparent Tuesday with the JD-U stating bluntly that it does not stand ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U not on same page over next president


May 1st, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged Tuesday with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) refusing to stand by the ... Read more...

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