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Natarajan suspends green clearances to all 93 Goa mines


September 12th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan Wednesday announced suspension of the environment clearances (EC) granted to all the mining operations in Goa with immediate ... Read more...

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Mulayam’s vote for Pranab doesn’t count: EC


July 20th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's vote in the presidential election should not counted, the Election Commission said Friday. The SP chief had ... Read more...

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‘Make aspiring presidents declare assets’


June 19th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Ahead of the July 19 presidential election, a think tank Tuesday said presidential candidates should be asked to declare their assets.The National Election Watch (NEW) ... 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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Kerala EC wants photo-ID cards for local polls too


May 14th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) The Kerala State Election Commission (SEC) Monday decided to request the state government to amend the laws and make photo-ID cards mandatory for the electorate in ... Read more...

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‘Remove TV from kids’ rooms to tackle obesity’


April 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) British experts have advised parents to remove televisions from children's bedrooms in a bid to combat record obesity rates being observed among youngsters.According to academics involved ... Read more...

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Congress, JMM seek review of cancellation of RS poll


March 31st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have sought review of the Election Commission's move to recommend to President Pratibha Patil for cancellation of two Rajya ... Read more...

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EC stops vote counting in Jharkhand, Uttarakhand Rajya Sabha polls


March 30th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Concerned over reports of money being used in the Rajya Sabha polls from Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, the Election Commission Friday asked the returning officers of ... Read more...

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EC withdraws request to make IIIDEM autonomous


March 18th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has written to the prime minister withdrawing its proposal for creating an autonomous society for the India International Institute of Democracy ... Read more...

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Akali Dal ahead in Punjab


March 6th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Of the 17 assembly results declared till noon in Punjab Tuesday, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 11 and the opposition ... Read more...

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‘No damage to EVMs in Lucknow strong-room’


February 26th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) The Election Commission Sunday denied any damage to the electronic voting machines (EVMs) due to seepage from an overhead water tank in a strong-room where the ... Read more...

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Punjab village ends up voting for wrong constituency


February 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Feb 26 (IANS) Electors in a village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district have ended up casting their votes for the wrong constituency and its candidates in the Jan ... Read more...

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No plans to curb EC’s poll code powers: Government


February 21st, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday vehemently denied it had any plans to curb the powers of the Election Commission onthe model poll code, saying the group ... Read more...

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Didn’t violate poll code, Jayant tells EC


February 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Urging the Election Commission to withdraw its notice to him, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh's son and MP Jayant Chaudhary Tuesday argued that accepting ... Read more...

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Will oppose any move to weaken poll panel: BJP


February 21st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Charging the Congress with being a party of "serial offenders" of the Election Commission's model code of conduct, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday ... Read more...

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57 percent turnout in UP’s fourth phase: Poll panel (Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The voter turnout in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh's assembly elections Sunday was recorded at 57 percent, the poll panel said, adding the balloting ... Read more...

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All respect for poll panel but said nothing wrong: Verma


February 18th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Hours after the Election Commission Saturday issued notice to him for promising Muslims a sub-quota if the Congress was voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Ministers will speak according to EC guideline: Khurshid


February 18th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) All ministers will speak according to the Election Commission guidelines, Law Minister Salman Khurshid said after the poll panel gave notice to Steel Minister Beni ... Read more...

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BJP complains to poll panel over quota controversy


February 17th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday approached the Election Commission (EC) seeking stringent action against Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma for promising sub-quota ... Read more...

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Poll panel accepts Khurshid’s apology (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday accepted Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid's apology after it complained about his defiance of its earlier order censuring him for ... Read more...

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Poll panel accepts Khurshid’s apology


February 15th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday accepted Law Minister Salman Khurshid's apology after it complained about his defiance of its earlier order censuring him for offering quota ... Read more...

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Congress downplays Khurshid’s remarks


February 11th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A day after the Election Commission censured Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid for announcing a sub quota for minorities ahead of Uttar ... Read more...

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‘Poll officer not removed for stopping Vadra’s convoy’ (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday described as "baseless" reports that a district election officer (DEO) in Uttar Pradesh was transferred for stopping the convoy ... Read more...

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Opinion polls banned in Uttar Pradesh till Wednesday


February 7th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has banned the publication of opinion polls regarding the first phase of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh till 5 p.m. ... Read more...

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EC denies poll officer removed for stopping Vadra’s convoy


February 7th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday denied reports that a district election officer (DEO) in Uttar Pradesh was transferred for stopping the convoy of Robert ... Read more...

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Election Commission is winner in Punjab polls (Punjab Newsletter)


February 4th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) Political parties in Punjab may have to wait for the outcome, but the assembly polls have already produced one sure winner - the Election Commission (EC).The ... Read more...

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70 percent polling in Punjab, 65 percent in Uttarakhand so far: EC


January 30th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) An estimated 70 percent polling was recorded in Punjab and 65 percent in Uttarakhand in assembly elections in the two states, the Election Commission said ... Read more...

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Nearly 40 percent vote in Punjab polls (Afternoon Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) With a bright and sunny day at most places, thousands of people queued up outside polling booths across Punjab to elect a new assembly Monday ... Read more...

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Peaceful polling in Uttarakhand (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Jan 30 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully in the hill state of Uttarakhand Monday as people queued up in the morning cold to vote for 70 assembly constituencies.Voting began ... Read more...

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11 EVMs replaced in Punjab after tampering complaint


January 30th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Election authorities in Punjab Monday replaced 11 electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Mansa district after complaints that an unidentified person had tried to tamper with ... Read more...

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Voting begins in Uttarakhand


January 30th, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Jan 30 (IANS) Voting started across 9,806 polling booths in Uttarakhand's 70 assembly constituencies at 8 a.m. Monday, Election Commission (EC) officials said here.Some 6.3 million people are eligible ... Read more...

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Polling begins in Punjab


January 30th, 2012 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Voting started across 19,841 polling stations in Punjab's 117 assembly seats at 8 a.m. Monday, Election Commission (EC) officials said here.Despite the winter chill, some polling ... Read more...

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Congress candidate booked in Punjab


January 26th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) The authorities in Punjab Thursday registered a case against the Congress candidate from the Jalandhar central assembly seat on charges of distributing free liquor among voters."Rajinder ... Read more...

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Poll-bound Punjab celebrates R-Day under EC watch


January 26th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Republic Day was celebrated in Punjab Thursday under the watchful eye of the Election Commission (EC) officials as the state goes to assembly polls Jan ... Read more...

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Rs.29 crore in unaccounted cash seized in Punjab


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Unaccounted cash amounting to nearly Rs.29 crore has been recovered by various agencies in behalf of the Election Commission (EC) in the past few days in ... Read more...

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