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Paid news punishment should be two years jail: former CEC


August 24th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Errant publishers, journalists as well as election candidates should be sentenced for two years in prison, if the menace of paid news is to be contained, ... Read more...

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Prayers for peace as Andhra celebrates Eid


August 20th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Muslims across Andhra Pradesh Monday offered 'Namaz-e-Eid' at Eidgahs, open grounds and mosques to mark the end of the fast month of ... 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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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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Sampath assumes office as Chief Election Commissioner (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) V.S. Sampath Monday assumed office as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India and said that the announcement of dates for the presidential elections would ... 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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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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Delhi to get international poll institute


May 1st, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Expressing hope it would develop as a world class facility on poll management, Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi Monday laid the foundation ... 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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‘Bengal minister’s appointment violative of Constitution’


April 18th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday wrote to the chief election commissioner, requesting him to disqualify West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee's legislatorship after he ... Read more...

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Let taxpayers fund political parties with democracy cess: CII


April 17th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has proposed imposition of a "democracy cess", according to which individuals and corporates can give 0.2 percent of their ... Read more...

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Electoral reforms key to good governance: EC chief


April 17th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Strongly advocating electoral reforms to disallow candidates with criminal background from contesting elections, poll panel chief S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday said free and fair voting will ... Read more...

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Speed up poll reforms, Quraishi urges PM


April 13th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for speeding up long-pending electoral reforms.Sources said the poll panel chief in ... Read more...

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Banks, legislators’ accounts under scanner in Jharkhand RS polls


April 9th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) Some banks and legislators whose roles came under suspicion in the now countermanded Rajya Sabha polls for two seats in Jharkhand are under the scanner ... 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 poll’s scrapping landmark decision: Advani


April 1st, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Terming the Election Commission's move to scrap the Rajya Sabha election in Jharkhand a "landmark" decision, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll before presidential election: CEC


March 31st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Saturday said the commission would like to hold Rajya Sabha polls for Jharkhand before the presidential elections."We would like to ... Read more...

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Election Commission to give tips to Jordan


March 17th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) After conducting a historic and successful state assembly polls, which saw an unprecedented rise in the voter turn out, Election Commission officials, including poll panel chief ... 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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Exit polls should be on entertainment channels: CEC


March 4th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Amidst a flood of exit polls ahead of assembly election results on March 6, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Sunday said exit polls should be ... Read more...

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Finally, covers go off Mayawati statues (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) Draped in pink sheets since Jan 11 following an Election Commission (EC) order, the covers have gone go off scores of statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief ... Read more...

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Finally, veils to go off Mayawati statues


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) Draped in pink sheets since Jan 11 following an Election Commission (EC) order, the veils will at long last go off scores of statues of ... Read more...

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Finally, veils go off Mayawati statues (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) Covered in pink sheets since January following an Election Commission (EC) order, the drapes were at long last drawn off from scores of statues of Uttar ... Read more...

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BJP leaders should join Naxalites: Congress


February 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Goa should "join the Naxalites" instead of covertly attacking Congress candidates through surrogate advertising, a Congress MP said Thursday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Sack Khurshid, BJP again says


February 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday demanded the sacking of Law Minister Salman Khurshid for sticking to his stand that minorities should be given ... Read more...

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Congress distances from Khurshid, BJP demands PM sack him (Roundup)


February 12th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Congress Sunday sought to distance itself from Law Minister Salman Khurshid after the poll panel complained to the president about his defiance on ... Read more...

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PM should seek Khurshid’s resignation: BJP


February 12th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seek Law Minister Salman Khurshid's resignation in the wake of the poll ... Read more...

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Patil sends Quraishi’s letter to PMO


February 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil has forwarded Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi's letter over Law Minister Salman Khurshid's defiant stand on quota for backward Muslims in ... Read more...

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Poll panel goes to president over defiant Khurshid (Second Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid appeared headed for trouble Saturday as the poll panel sought President Pratibha Patil's "immediate and decisive intervention" following his ... Read more...

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Poll panel goes to president over defiant Khurshid (Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid appeared headed for fresh trouble Saturday as the Election Commission sought President Pratibha Patil's "immediate and decisive intervention" following ... Read more...

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Khurshid’s remarks: Poll panel seeks president’s intervention


February 11th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Taking exception to union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid sticking to his remarks about backward Muslims during campaigning in Uttar Pradesh despite a ... Read more...

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No one cures Punjab’s drug problem (Punjab Newsletter)


February 10th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 10 (IANS) From leading politicians to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), everyone expresses concern about the growing ... Read more...

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Poll official moved out from Kamat constituency


February 8th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) Tuesday shunted out a district returning officer (DRO) in South Goa district which has Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's constituency of ... Read more...

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Remo to play pied piper to young Goan voters


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) Be it rustic troubadours like Sharda Sinha from Bihar or rock stars like Remo Fernandes from Goa, the Election Commission of India (ECI) is appointing "electoral ... Read more...

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Cricket first, poll meet with PM later!


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 2 (IANS) In India, cricket always wins the day - even if it happens at the cost of a crucial meeting with the prime minister on key ... Read more...

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