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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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India, Egypt sign poll pact


September 18th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India and Egypt Tuesday signed an agreement to promote consultation and cooperation in election management.Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said an Indian delegation witnessed the ... Read more...

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Nasim Ahmad Zaidi is new election commissioner


August 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Former civil aviation secretary Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi was Tuesday appointed an election commissioner by President Pranab Mukherjee."The president has appointed Syed Nasim Ahmad ... Read more...

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India, South Korea join hands on electoral process


August 1st, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India and South Korea Wednesday signed an agreement to collaborate in strengthening institutions and processes for democracy, good governance and rule of law in the ... Read more...

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Asian poll panel association to increase information exchange


August 1st, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA), an multi-nation organisation working for open and transparent elections, will work towards establishing a global association and strengthening ... 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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Countdown begins, presidential poll on July 19 (Intro Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission announced Tuesday that the presidential election would be held July 19, setting the ball rolling for the process to decide on ... Read more...

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Countdown begins, presidential poll on July 19 (Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission announced Tuesday that the presidential election would be held July 19, setting the ball rolling for the process to decide on ... Read more...

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Presidential poll on July 19, result on July 22 (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The presidential poll will be held on July 19 and the name of the new occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be declared on ... 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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Prez poll schedule to be announced soon: Sampath (Second Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) New Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Monday said the Election Commission (EC) would be making an announcement on the presidential election schedule soon."All ... Read more...

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Congress still silent over presidential candidate


June 11th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) On a day newly-appointed Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said dates for presidential elections will be announced soon, Congress Monday maintained silence over its ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Assam political parties favour polls before mid-April (Lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 2 (IANS) Political parties in Assam want the state assembly elections to be held before Bihu, the Assamese New Year in mid-April, and the main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) ... Read more...

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Election Commission begins Assam visit


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 2 (IANS) The full bench of the Election Commission led by Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi arrived here Wednesday for a two-day visit to review the preparations for Assam's assembly ... Read more...

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Poll panel ready for elections in five states, says member


January 21st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Election Commission of India is prepared to conduct the upcoming assembly elections in five states, Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said Friday."We are in a state of prepardness," ... Read more...

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Nano materials can enhance lifespan of machines


December 9th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 9 (IANS) Leading scientists and technocrats in medicine and engineering Thursday advocated the innovative use of nano materials to extend the lifespan of machines."Nanotechnology and its materials are gaining importance ... Read more...

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Election Commission to review Bihar poll preparations today


October 12th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct 12 (ANI): The full Election Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi will hold discussions with representative of different political parties today to review preparations for the Bihar ... Read more...

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Election Commission to discuss paid news at all-party meet today


October 4th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): Amid concern over the alarming proportion of paid news in the Indian media and the growing use of money power in polls, the Election Commission will hold ... Read more...

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