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EC to vet posts by parties, candidates on social media sites

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 22:18

EC has directed all political parties and candidates to get their advertisements pre-certified by it before issuing them on social media websites.

EC issues guidelines to regulate political campaigning on social media

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 18:02

Keeping in mind the likely impact of social media on the forthcoming General Elections, the Election Commission laid down guidelines to regulate campaigning on Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc.

Political parties woo Chhattisgarh youth on Facebook, Whatsapp

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 17:38

Political parties in Chhattisgarh are leaving no stone unturned to reach out to young voters through mobile phones and social media to influence them in their favour ahead of the next month`s Assembly elections.

PM to take appropriate decision on participation in CHOGM: Narayanasamy

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 00:43

In the wake of demands for India boycotting the CHOGM summit in Colombo, Narayanasamy said PM will take an "appropriate" decision on participation in the event after looking into all relevant issues.

Election Commission revises Mizoram Assembly Election schedule

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 17:24

The Election Commission advanced the date for Assembly Election in Mizoram to November 25 from December 04.

Wearing, distribution of caps allowed for canvassing: EC

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 20:37

EC said wearing as well as distribution of caps, with party names and symbol, and "other such small items" are allowed for the purpose of canvassing.

EC seeks views of political parties on banning opinion polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 20:33

EC has sought views of various political parties on issue of banning opinion polls after government asked it to hold fresh consultations on the issue.

Political parties urged not to use insurgents in Mizoram poll

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 14:01

A conglomerate of 14 major churches in the state today appealed to all political parties and outfits not to use insurgents and armed groups in influencing voters in the forthcoming assembly polls.

BJP pips Congress, others in Lok Sabha poll expenses

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 18:24

BJP tops the poll expenditure charts for the last Lok Sabha elections, having spent more money than all other political parties including the Congress.

PIL in SC to ban caste and religion-based political rallies

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 20:15

A PIL was filed in SC seeking directions to the Centre to ban religious and caste-based rallies of political parties.

`SC verdict on negative vote a tsunami for political parties`

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 19:45

The Supreme Court verdict holding that voters have right to reject candidates contesting polls got a thumbs up from a cross section of the society.

`Political parties must cooperate in voters` enrolment`

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 19:48

All political parties should cooperate in enrolling eligible voters, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said here today.