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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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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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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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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and apathy of citizens in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian ... 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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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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BJP complains to poll panel against Verma’s quota remarks (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday complained to the Election Commission against Congress leader and Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, and sought stringent ... Read more...

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CEC writes to PM against Khurshid (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Apparently upset with Law Minister Salman Khurshid for saying that his ministry had administrative control over the constitutional body, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi ... Read more...

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Cover all statues of Mayawati, BSP symbol: Quraishi (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 7 (IANS) The Election Commission Saturday ordered that all statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her Bahujan Samaj Party poll symbol, the elephant, in Uttar Pradesh should ... Read more...

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Election commissioners to visit Lucknow Friday


January 5th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi will visit Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow Friday to review poll preparedness in the state, which will see seven-phase voting ... Read more...

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Hours before poll panel’s arrival, Rs.85 lakh seized in Punjab


December 26th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) Just hours before the full team of the Election Commission (EC) of India arrives in poll-bound Punjab Tuesday, authorities confiscated nearly Rs.85 lakh of unaccounted ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi says polls in Goa within couple of months


December 17th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 17 (IANS) Goa will be going to the polls in a couple of months, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Saturday.Gandhi's statement comes less than 24 hours after ... Read more...

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400 Portuguese citizens removed from Goa electoral roll


December 16th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) Names of nearly 400 voters were deleted from Goa's electoral rolls because the individuals opted for Portuguese nationality, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Friday."(A total ... Read more...

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Dates for assembly polls within next few days: Quraishi


December 16th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) The dates for the assembly elections in Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur would be decided within the "next few days", Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. ... Read more...

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Quraishi to review Uttar Pradesh poll preparedness


November 27th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi, along with an Election Commission team, will Monday review poll preparations in the state, a statement said.Quraishi and election ... Read more...

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India, South Africa to cooperate on electoral reforms


October 11th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) India and South Africa Tuesday decided to cooperate on election administration, management and reforms.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on this by India's Chief ... Read more...

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I saw Delhi High Court blast, 9/11: Nepal psychic


September 11th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 11 (IANS) A 34-year-old unemployed man from central Nepal claims to have "seen" the explosion before New Delhi's high court last week that killed 13 people, the ... Read more...

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Government questioned on plea on bureaucrats (Lead)


August 8th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the central and state governments another four weeks to file their replies on a petition seeking fixed tenure for bureaucrats ... Read more...

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Modernise state election commissions: Himachal governor


June 28th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Monday stressed on providing adequate funds for modernisation of the state election commissions.Inaugurating the 15th all-India conference of state election commissioners ... Read more...

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21 election commissioners to discuss reforms


June 26th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Election commissioners from 21 states will gather here to discuss electoral reforms, an official said Sunday.The commissioners will participate in the 15th all-India conference that will ... Read more...

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India’s new democracy institute opens doors to Kenyans


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The newly established Indian Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIDEM) will be sharing India's experience of conducting elections for six decades with its very ... Read more...

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PM to address meet on electoral reforms in Guwahati


May 26th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address a national consultation meet on electoral reforms in Guwahati July 2-3, an official release said. The meet will ... Read more...

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EC meets top Bengal officials to oversee poll preparedness


April 28th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 28 (ANI): The full bench of the Election Commission met top officials of the West Bengal Government on Thursday to discuss the poll preparedness for the last three phases ... Read more...

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CPI-M gives poll panel ‘evidence’ against Trinamool


April 28th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) West Bengal minister Gautam Deb Thursday met the full bench of the Election Commission to submit "evidence" to substantiate the ruling Left's allegations that the Trinamool ... Read more...

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Election Commission in Kolkata to review poll preparedness


April 28th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The full bench of the Election Commission arrived here Thursday for a daylong visit to oversee preparedness for the last three phases of the West Bengal ... Read more...

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EC to visit West Bengal to oversee poll preparedness


April 27th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): The full bench of the Election Commission (EC) will visit West Bengal on Thursday to oversee the poll preparedness for the last three phases of the assembly ... Read more...

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Full EC to visit Bengal April 28


April 25th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The full bench of the Election Commission will visit West Bengal April 28 to oversee the poll preparedness for the last three phases of the assembly ... Read more...

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Election Commission should be more active: Mamata


April 25th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission should be more active in tackling the irregularities being committed by the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in West Bengal, union ... Read more...

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CEC to review poll preparedness in West Bengal


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 22 (ANI): A six-member team led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S Y Quraishi will visit Kolkata today to review the preparedness of the upcoming Assembly polls in West Bengal. ... Read more...

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WB polls: EC to visit Kolkata to review poll preparedness


March 21st, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 21 (AN): The full bench of the Election Commission (EC) will on Tuesday visit Kolkata for two days to review the assembly election preparedness in West Bengal.During the visit, ... Read more...

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Poll panel to review election preparedness in West Bengal


March 18th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Qureshi along with senior poll panel officials will hold parleys with West Bengal officials and police March 22 to review preparedness for ... Read more...

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‘Reforms in poll panel needed for better functioning’


March 15th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Admitting several limitations of the Election Commission (EC) in conducting polls across the country, former Chief Election Commissioners (CECs) Monday said reforms were needed for the ... Read more...

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EC appoints about 1000 observers for Assembly polls


March 10th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The Election Commission on Thursday appointed about 1000 observers for the general elections to the legislative assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.Chief ... Read more...

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