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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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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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Debt trap: Trinamool candidate in Goa in hiding


March 30th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) Hounded by creditors, a Trinamool Congress candidate who borrowed money to fund his campaign in the recently concluded Goa assembly elections is now in ... Read more...

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President’s son quizzed over Rs.1 crore seizure


February 21st, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amravati (Maharashtra), Feb 21 (IANS) Raosaheb Shekhawat, son of President Pratibha Patil and a Congress legislator in Maharashtra, was Tuesday questioned by police in connection with the seizure of ... Read more...

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Election expenses for Maharashtra civic polls hiked


January 4th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Maharashtra's state Election Commission Tuesday significantly enhanced the expense limits for the forthcoming civic, zila parishad and gram panchayat elections.The decision was announced by state election ... Read more...

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New bank accounts mandatory for candidates


December 24th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) All candidates in the upcoming elections in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will have to open new bank accounts from which alone they ... Read more...

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BJP giving cash to voters in Himachal, complains Congress


November 26th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 26 (IANS) The Congress's Himachal Pradesh unit Saturday lodged a complaint with the poll panel against the state's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for distributing money among ... Read more...

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All Adampur bypoll candidates get notices


November 25th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 25 (IANS) All 21 candidates contesting the Adampur assembly by-election have been issued notices by the state election commission in Haryana for discrepancies in expenditure accounts, a senior ... Read more...

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All Adampur bypoll candidates get notices


November 25th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 25 (IANS) All 21 candidates contesting the Adampur assembly by-election have been issued notices by the state election commission in Haryana for discrepancies in expenditure accounts, a senior ... Read more...

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Election panel action against Ashok Chavan stayed


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) In a breather for former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Supreme Court Thursday stayed proceedings before the Election Commission (EC) into allegations that ... Read more...

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‘Paid News’ claims its first victim


October 21st, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In a landmark verdict, the Election Commission has disqualified Umlesh Yadav, a member of the Uttar Pradesh assembly from Bisauli constituency, for spending Rs.21,250 on ... Read more...

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Curb use of money in polls: Pakistani official


September 9th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Steps would be taken to obviate the use of money in elections in Pakistan, a top official said.Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Hamid Ali Mirza said ... Read more...

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Koda moves high court against poll panel


July 7th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda approached the Delhi High Court Thursday alleging that the Election Commission (EC) was misusing its power by forcing him ... Read more...

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Legislators declare election expenses well below limits


June 28th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Even as the April-May assembly elections in five states saw a record amount of cash seized, the newly elected legislators have declared their expenses as ... Read more...

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Poll panel should probe Trinamool’s black money: CPI-M minister


April 26th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal Housing Minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) heavyweight Gautam Deb Tuesday said the Election Commission should have taken cognisance of and investigated ... Read more...

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Court takes cognisance of case against Bengal minister


April 26th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) A court here Tuesday took cognisance of a defamation case filed against West Bengal Housing Minister Gautam Deb for alleging that the Trinamool Congress was ... Read more...

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EC meets political parties to explain new instructions for forthcoming elections


March 9th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The Election Commission of India held a session for the representatives of all national parties and recognized state parties of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and ... Read more...

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‘Candidates to spend at least Rs.500 crore in Kerala poll’


March 6th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) More than Rs.500 crore will be the barest minimum to be spent on election expenses by candidates of the three major fronts in the April ... Read more...

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Women voters outnumber men in Kerala


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Women voters outnumber men in Kerala, the state's chief electoral officer Nalini Netto said Wednesday, a day after the announcement that assembly elections would be held ... Read more...

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Stop distribution of TV sets: EC tells Karunanidhi Govt.


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 2 (ANI): A day after announcing the poll schedule for Tamil Nadu, three other states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Election Commission on Wednesday began a strict implementation ... Read more...

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Poll panel for hiking candidates’ expenses


February 12th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) The Election Commission of India has recommended an increase in the election expenses of candidates fighting the Lok Sabha and state assembly polls, a top official said Saturday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Paid news: Election Commission directs poll authorities to monitor media


June 17th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Expressing concern over the alarming proportion of paid news in the Indian media the Election Commission on Thursday directed officials to closely monitor poll-related media reports.In ... Read more...

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Make internal democracy ’substantive’, vice president tells political parties


January 25th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Political parties should now have "substantive organisational" democracy, Vice President Hamid Ansari said here Monday in the presence of India's ruling party president Sonia Gandhi and ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister seeks consensus on poll reforms


January 8th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 8 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Sing Chouhan Friday sought cooperation from all political parties and social groups in reaching consensus of electoral reforms, such as fixed terms for ... Read more...

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British spies tried to ‘get rid of’ Krishna Menon


October 5th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 5 (IANS) British intelligence agencies were so suspicious of India's first High Commissioner to Britain - a man with strong leftist sympathies - that they tried to ... Read more...

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Court notice to Ajay Maken for excess spending on campaign


July 17th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court Friday sought responses from Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken and returning officer of the New Delhi parliamentary constituency on a petition stating ... Read more...

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People to draft the election manifesto of SR Darapuri


April 11th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantIn times when manifestos of election candidates are announced by the highest seats of political 'ivory towers', a people centric initiative is taking shape in Lucknow. A series of public ... Read more...

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State funding of polls still a far cry


March 16th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta and Darshan Desai New Delhi/Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) The Lok Sabha elections are just a month away, but state funding of polls, regarded by many as the perfect pill ... Read more...

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Israeli defence minister gives Olmert ultimatum to leave


May 28th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Jerusalem, May 28 (DPA) In a dramatic announcement Wednesday, the leader of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's largest coalition partner called on the premier to turn the reins of government over to another ... Read more...

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Lalu’s ‘Chak de’ line came from his daughter


February 27th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by admin
(From the corridors of power)New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Railway Minister Lalu Prasad has received applauds for his "populist" railway budget and also his trademark one-liners in his budget speech Tuesday. But ... Read more...

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New government in second week of March


February 25th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb.25 (ANI): New federal and provincial governments will be in place in the second week of March after all the procedural requirements have been met. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary ... Read more...

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