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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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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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Eight IAS officials transferred in UP


July 20th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government transferred eight senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) late Thursday, including two divisional commissioners.According to the appointments department, K. Ravindra Nayak, divisional commissioner ... Read more...

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Presidential poll conclude in Uttar Pradesh


July 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) As many as 401 of the 403 legislators of the Uttar Pradesh assembly cast their votes here in the presidential poll Thursday, and the other two ... Read more...

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Poll panel to review Himachal’s poll preparedness


July 9th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 9 (IANS) Members of the Election Commission of India will visit Shimla this week to review Himachal Pradesh's preparedness for the assembly polls, an official said here Monday.The ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar applauds Myanmar parliament’s new look


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday applauded neighbouring Myanmar's democractic transition, pointing out that its parliament had got "a new look" by providing a ... Read more...

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Cancel Pranab’s candidature, says Sangma; Congress dismisses allegation (Third Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Opposition-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Monday sought cancellation of UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee's candidature, alleging that he was holding an office of profit. ... Read more...

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Punters favour Pranab as next president


June 14th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) The betting market is hotly 'contesting' the forthcoming presidential elections with an estimated Rs.five-six billion at stake over the next head of state.Soon after the ... 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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Congress rebuffs BJP’s demand for Chidambaram’s ouster


June 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Congress Thursday rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) demand for Home Minister P. Chidambaram's resignation after the Madras High Court refused to dismiss ... 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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Shutdown brings normal life to standstill in Meghalaya


May 14th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 14 (IANS) Normal life came to a standstill in the eastern part of Meghalaya Monday during a 12-hour shutdown called by three organisations over the alleged enrolment of ... Read more...

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Cabinet induction of Goa’s only woman minister in limbo


May 7th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) The suspense over induction of Alina Saldanha, Goa's only woman minister in the 12-member cabinet, continues with the ball now in the court of the Election ... Read more...

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Jailed legislators helped Congress: BJP


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 3 (IANS) Jharkhand's ruling BJP, which lost the Rajya Sabha polls from the state Thursday, has accused the Congress of winning by securing the support of independents and ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Rajya Sabha polls: Congress, JMM win, BJP loses


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) won a Rajya Sabha seat each from Jharkhand Thursday while the ruling BJP faced a humiliating defeat in ... Read more...

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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and citizens' apathy in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, ... Read more...

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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and citizens' apathy in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, ... Read more...

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Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said ... Read more...

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SAARC poll bodies’ meet in Delhi from April 30


April 27th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will host the third Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC Countries from April 30 to May 2 ... Read more...

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Fresh agitation announced in Meghalaya as talks fail


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 26 (IANS) The impasse between the Meghalaya government and the agitating social organisations on the issue of voter registration continued as talks remained inconclusive Thursday and the groups ... Read more...

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Andhra parties welcome by-poll schedule


April 24th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Political parties in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday welcomed the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India for by-elections in one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly ... Read more...

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Munda recommends CBI probe in Rajya Sabha polls


April 19th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Thursday recommended a CBI probe in the 2010 and 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, it was officially stated here.The Election Commission of ... Read more...

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Resentment in JMM over Rajya Sabha candidate


April 18th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) Senior Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and former deputy chief minister Sudhir Mahto Wednesday staged a sit-in demonstration in the steel city of Jamshedpur to ... Read more...

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‘Social networking, Team Anna raised Goa poll percentage’


April 9th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Social networking sites and Team Anna were the key factors in upping Goa's voting figures from 63 percent to a stunning 82.8 percent in last ... Read more...

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‘Jharkhand order on RS polls a victory on corruption’


April 5th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) With the Jharkhand High Court dismissing a petition challenging the Election Commission's (EC) order countermanding voting for two Rajya Sabha seats from the state, ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Rajya Sabha polls: High court dismisses petition


April 5th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 5 (IANS) Dismissing a petition challenging the Election Commission's order countermanding voting for two Rajya Sabha seats from Jharkhand, the Jharkhand High Court Thursday asked the state ... Read more...

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With RS horse trading reports, Jharkhand in news for wrong reasons


March 31st, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) The mineral-rich state of Jharkhand has again hit the national headlines -- for the wrong reasons.Perhaps for the first time, the Election Commission of India ... Read more...

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Hira new Himachal chief secretary


March 31st, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 31 (IANS) Harinder Hira, a 1976-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, will be the new chief secretary of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Rajwant Sandhu, who retired Saturday. She is ... Read more...

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Around 75 percent voting in Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Voting for the by-poll in Sankarankoil assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district came to an end Sunday with around 75 percent of the voters ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in Tamil Nadu bypoll (Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Brisk voting was witnessed in the bypoll to the Sankarankoil assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu Sunday.Voting began at 8 a.m. in 242 polling booths in ... Read more...

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Eunuchs can contest Delhi civic polls


March 15th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Eunuchs in the capital to contest the upcoming civic polls but not from the wards reserved for women, the state election commission ruled Thursday.Eunuchs who ... Read more...

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It’s curtains for Chiranjeevi’s PRP


March 12th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 12 (IANS) The Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) of Telugu actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi Monday formally merged with the ruling Congress party the in Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly.Speaker Nadendla Manohar announced ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia fail to garner votes for Goa Congress


March 7th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 7 (IANS) Assembly constituencies in Goa where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Congress president Sonia Gandhi campaigned have resulted in dismal returns for the Congress.Sonia Gandhi's rally at ... Read more...

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Louise Khurshid slips to sixth position in Farrukhabad


March 6th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) In what could be a major upset for the Congress, Louise Khurshid, wife of union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, was trailing in the sixth position ... Read more...

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