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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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Scribes fear for safety in Uttar Pradesh


August 29th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) Journalists are a worried lot in Uttar Pradesh following two major attacks on them in a fortnight.On Aug 17, a Muslim mob thrashed photographers and ... Read more...

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Jharkhand speaker charged with violating poll code


August 24th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 24 (IANS) Charges were framed against Jharkhand assembly Speaker C.P. Singh in a case related to the violation of the model code of conduct during the 2009 Lok ... Read more...

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Jamia Millia open to students’ union poll, court told


July 24th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Jamia Millia Islamia Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that an experimental attempt could be made for holding elections to the students' union which ... 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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In Badal’s ‘Ram Rajya’, no place for political vendetta (Punjab Newsletter)


June 30th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) For the last five years, the Congress in Punjab, especially state Congress president Amarinder Singh, have been claiming that false cases were being registered against ... Read more...

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Municipal elections in Lucknow Saturday


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Polling will be held Saturday to elect the corporators of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) and the city mayor, besides members of the eight nagar panchayats ... 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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FIR against Jharkhand speaker for poll violations


May 25th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 25 (IANS) A police complaint was lodged Friday against Jharkhand assembly speaker C.P. Singh for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, an official said. A by-poll for ... Read more...

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Kannauj Lok Sabha bypoll is slated for June 24


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The two-month-old Akhilesh Yadav government in the state is set to face the first test of its popularity -- or the lack of it -- as ... Read more...

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Punjab municipal polls June 7


May 21st, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) The state election commission in Punjab Monday issued the notification for elections to municipal councils and other local bodies in the state. The polls will ... 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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Neyattinkara to go to polls June 2


April 24th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced June 2 as the date for the by-election to Kerala's Neyattinkara assembly constituency.The last date for filing of nomination is ... Read more...

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Bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states on June 12


April 24th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states to be held June 12.Counting will be on June 15, a statement said ... Read more...

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Court reserves order in case against Dikshit (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday reserved its order on the application for withdrawing a case against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged violation of ... Read more...

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Bar criminals from contesting elections: Quraishi


March 27th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Stressing that it is important to get rid of criminals in the electoral process, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday said the law must bar such ... Read more...

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MCD elections: Sheila attacks BJP


March 12th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday took on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which dominates the ... Read more...

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CEC for ban on criminals, black money in polls


March 9th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Barring criminals from contesting and checking use of black money in elections top his reform agenda, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Friday."Barring criminals from ... Read more...

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Quraishi wants severe fines for model code violation


March 4th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Sunday that the Representation of the People Act should be fine-tuned to make penalties for violating the model code ... Read more...

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Poll panel gives clean chit to Jaiswal (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday gave a clean chit to Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal for his alleged remarks intimidating Uttar Pradesh voters that if the Congress ... Read more...

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Delhi civic polls on April 15 (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Elections to the recently trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the city's main civic body, will be held April 15, state Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta ... Read more...

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GoM didn’t discuss poll code: Narayanasamy (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A meeting of the group of ministers (GoM) on corruption did not discuss any proposal to take the model code of conduct out of ... Read more...

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GoM didn’t discuss poll code: Narayansamy


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A meeting of the group of ministers (GoM) on corruption did not discuss any proposal to take the model code of conduct out of ... Read more...

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Oppose curbs on poll panel: BJP


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Wednesday called upon all political parties to oppose any curbs on the Election Commission."This is an attempt to curb the ... Read more...

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Government denies plans to curb poll panel (Roundup)


February 21st, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Stung by attacks from the opposition, the government Tuesday denied it planned to curb the Election Commission's powers to implement the model code of ... 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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No plan to take away EC’s poll code powers: Government (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday went out of its way to deny reports that its group of ministers on corruption was considering a proposal to take ... Read more...

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No move to take conduct code out of EC’s purview: Khurshid


February 21st, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday denied any proposal by the Group of Ministers (GoM) on corruption to take the model code of conduct out of the purview ... Read more...

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Mayawati behind FIR against Rahul: Congress


February 21st, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 21 (IANS) Blaming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Congress Tuesday said it would approach the high court for quashing a police complaint against party leader Rahul ... Read more...

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Rahul takes Kanpur by storm but faces poll code breach charge (Second Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kanpur/New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday took Kanpur by storm, but faced a case for violating the model code of conduct. Denying the charge, ... Read more...

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Not guilty of violating model code, Verma tells poll panel (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma has told the Election Commission he was not guilty of violating the model code of conduct as his comments ... Read more...

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Rahul charged with poll code violation, Congress in denial (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur/New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi violated the model code of conduct during a road show in this Uttar Pradesh city and action will be ... Read more...

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Rahul did not violate poll code, says Congress


February 20th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress Monday denied that party general secretary Rahul Gandhi violated the Election Commission's model code of conduct during his campaign programme in Uttar ... Read more...

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Rahul violated model code of conduct: Kanpur administration


February 20th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi violated the election model code of conduct during a road show in this Uttar Pradesh city and action will be ... Read more...

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