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Who will be India’s next envoy to Britain?


August 28th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Lobbying for India House, the seat of the Indian high commission in London, has intensified with senior diplomats and officials jockeying for the coveted ... Read more...

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Mother Teresa demonstrated power of compassion: Navin Chawla


August 27th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Navin Chawla, former chief election commissioner and biographer of Mother Teresa, Friday said that she will be remembered for demonstrating the "power of compassion in a ... Read more...

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President to inaugurate Mother Teresa centenary function


August 26th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate a commemorative meeting here to mark Mother Teresa's birth centenary Saturday. Sister Prema, the superior general of Missionaries of Charity (the religious ... Read more...

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Harishankar Brahma appointed as Election Commissioner


August 24th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 24 (ANI): Former Union Power Secretary Harishankar Brahma has been appointed as the Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India."The President is pleased to appoint Harishankar Brahma as ... Read more...

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Each youth should cast vote: Navin Chawla


August 6th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) More youths should come forward and cast their votes as "each vote counts", former chief election commissioner (CEC) Navin Chawla said Friday. "Every single vote counts in an ... Read more...

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Perfect voter roll new CEC Quraishi’s priority (Second Lead)


July 30th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) S.Y. Quraishi Friday took over as India's new chief election commissioner (CEC) and said achieving "a perfect electoral roll" and curbing money power during polls were his ... Read more...

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S Y Quraishi assumes charge as 17th CEC


July 30th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): SY Quraishi on Friday took over as the 17th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India.He takes over from Navin Chawla, who held the post for one-and-a-half ... Read more...

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S.Y. Quraishi takes charge as CEC (Lead)


July 30th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) S.Y. Quraishi Friday took over as India's new chief election commissioner (CEC), becoming the first Muslim to occupy the post, and said achieving "a perfect electoral roll" ... Read more...

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S.Y. Quraishi takes charge as CEC


July 30th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) S.Y. Quraishi Friday took over as India's new chief election commissioner (CEC), becoming the first Muslim in the country to occupy the post. He takes over from Navin ... Read more...

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Chawla demits CEC office


July 29th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Navin Chawla Thursday demitted the office of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), setting the stage for senior Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi to take over Friday. Chawla, who held ... Read more...

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CEC designate Quraishi promises to ‘uphold nation’s trust’


July 28th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The softspoken S.Y. Quraishi, who will take charge as chief election commissioner (CEC) Friday, says he will uphold the "immense trust the nation has in ... Read more...

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S.Y. Quraishi is new chief election commissioner (Second Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Shahbuddin Yaqoob Quraishi was Tuesday appointed by President Pratibha Patil as the new Chief Election Commissioner, officials said. Quraishi, who is currently working as one of the ... Read more...

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S.Y. Quraishi is new chief election commissioner (Lead)


July 27th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Shahbuddin Yaqoob Quraishi was Tuesday appointed by President Partibha Patil as the new Chief Election Commissioner, officials said. Quraishi, who is currently working as one of the two ... Read more...

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Congress leaders meet poll panel over Gujarat’s ‘bogus voters’


July 2nd, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Congress leaders here Friday urged the Election Commission to review the voters list in Gujarat to weed out "bogus voters". A Congress delegation comprising general secretary B.K. ... Read more...

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Voting process for soldiers to be simplified


July 1st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday pledged to make it easy for military personnel to vote in elections in the world's largest democracy. Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla and his ... Read more...

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Holding simultaneous elections not feasible: Navin Chawla


June 13th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has no jurisdiction over holding simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Navin Chawla said here Sunday. "Only ... Read more...

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Poll panel chief meets one of independent India’s first voters


June 12th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 12 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla Saturday met Shyam Saran, who is believed to be among the first voters in independent India's first general elections, in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur ... Read more...

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Election commissioner rules out early poll in Assam


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 2 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday ruled out early polls in Assam, but said the issue of illegal Bangladeshi nationals getting themselves enrolled on the voters' lists was a ... Read more...

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Compulsory voting difficult to enforce: poll panel chief


May 12th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) Making voting compulsory would not be possible in elections even if a law is enacted due to various factors that inhibit the Indian parliamentary democracy, Chief Election Commissioner ... Read more...

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Identity cards for all 760 mn voters by 2011: Poll panel


May 11th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 11 (IANS) Over 580 million of around 760 million eligible voters in India have been given identity cards and the process is likely to be completed by December 2011, Chief ... Read more...

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Giving voting rights to NRIs not easy, says Chawla


April 19th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) Even though the Manmohan Singh government is keen to give voting rights to non-resident Indians (NRIs), Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla says it appears this may not ... Read more...

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Parties avoiding elections to be de-registered


April 11th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 11 (IANS) Political parties which do not contest elections will be de-registered, Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla said here Sunday. Chawla told a conference here that there were about 700 political ... Read more...

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23,000 voters’ addition ordered for Tamil Nadu by-poll


February 16th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday said around 23,000 voters have to be included in the electoral rolls in Tamil Nadu's Pennagaram assembly constituency, where a by-poll scheduled in ... Read more...

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AIADMK meets CEC over by-poll, discusses 42,000 missing names


February 15th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Political activity is building up around the Pennagaram assembly by-poll in Tamil Nadu with an AIADMK delegation calling on Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Navin Chawla Monday, four days ... Read more...

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Poll panel urged to hold Tamil Nadu by-poll soon


February 11th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) A delegation of MPs from Tamil Nadu belonging to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Thursday met Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla in New Delhi and urged him to hold ... Read more...

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Election Commission holds bilateral meetings with several countries


January 29th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29(ANI): As part of its Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Election Commission of India (ECI) held bilateral meetings with election commissions of several countries for future collaboration.The Chief Election ... Read more...

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Poll chief seeks parity in removal process of commissioners


January 27th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Navin Chawla Wednesday said he had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to bring the process of removal of election commissioners on ... Read more...

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President Pratibha Patil hosts “At Home” on 61st Republic Day


January 26th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.26 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil hosted the customary "At Home" on the occasion of 61st Republic Day on Tuesday evening in the sprawling lawns of Rashtrapati Bhavan here.South ... Read more...

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Election Commission must prevent violation of poll expenditure norms: Editors Guild


January 23rd, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.23 (ANI): The Editors Guild's has urged the Election Commission to take strong action against both candidates and media persons who violate the disclosure norms of election expenditure in regard ... Read more...

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Paid news very disturbing trend, says election commissioner


January 20th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Concerned over the phenomenon of "paid news" at the time of voting, Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Wednesday that the poll panel was in touch with media ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa writes to Chief Election Commissioner


January 4th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa has urged the Election Commission of India to see that retired government employees who are re-hired on contract basis by Tamil Nadu government ... Read more...

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Gujarat’s compulsory voting full of difficulties: EC


December 22nd, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday termed the Gujarat government's move to make voting compulsory in local body elections as "full of difficulties" even as the issue has ... Read more...

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Difficulties in making voting compulsory: Poll panel chief


December 21st, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla Monday said there were difficulties in making voting compulsory in the country due to the huge size of the electorate. Participating in ... Read more...

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Poll panel favours voting rights for under-trials (Lead)


December 21st, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) After allowing transgenders a separate 'third' identity on electoral rolls, the Election Commission has decided to write to the government to allow under-trials to vote in elections. ... Read more...

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Students may get temporary photo I-cards: EC


November 20th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) To get more young people to vote, the Election Commission (EC) is planning to issue temporary Electronic Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) to students settled outside their home states. ... Read more...

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