HC seeks EC reply to PIL against hand symbol allotted to Congress

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Congress, Chief Election Commissioner, the Union of India and Maharashtra Government to file their response on a petition challenging allotment of 'hand' symbol to the party on the ground that it was very similar to the logo of State police.

Pakistan's new CEC takes oath

Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan (retd) on Saturday took oath here as Pakistan's new chief election commissioner (CEC).

EC announces J&K, Jharkhand polls: As it happened
EC announces J&K, Jharkhand polls: As it happened

The Election Commission on Saturday announced dates for elections to Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand assemblies.

Odisha to go by Supreme Court order: Minister on CEC

A day after Central Empowered Committee (CEC) informed the Supreme Court about illegal production of iron ore and manganese in Odisha, the state government today said it would go by the direction of the Apex Court even as opposition Congress and BJP today reiterated its demand of a CBI probe into mining activities.

Fine companies that mined illegally in Odisha: SC panel

A Supreme Court appointed committee inquiring into the illegal mining in Odisha, has recommended recovering 70 percent of the notional value of the iron ore and manganese produced by leases in violation of the law.

Gujjars ask EC to hold J&K polls after giving them reservation

An organisation of Gujjar community in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday urged the Election Commission to hold polls here only after grant of political reservation to them.

Congress cries foul over PM Modi's radio talk, complains to EC
Congress cries foul over PM Modi's radio talk, complains to EC

Congress on Monday approached Election Commission (EC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it accused him of "misusing state machinery" and "abusing authority" over the broadcast of his 'Mann ki Baat' address on All India Radio ahead of Assembly polls later this month.

EC to take call on polls in J&K next month

The Election Commission (EC) will take a call on holding Assembly elections in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir after it receives the report of the state Chief Electoral Officer in mid-October.

Maharashtra BJP proposes to contest polls without Shiv Sena, asks PM Modi, Amit Shah to take final call
Maharashtra BJP proposes to contest polls without Shiv Sena, asks PM Modi, Amit Shah to take final call

As the future of the 25-year-old BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra remains uncertain, the state BJP leaders on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah to take decision on contesting Assembly elections alone in the state.

Maharashtra polls: Congress wary as NCP delays seat-sharing response

Congress's alliance with NCP in Maharashtra appears headed for trouble as the Sharad Pawar- led party is yet to give a "positive response" to the former's proposal for seat-sharing for the upcoming Assembly polls.

Congress holds discussions to decide candidates for 174 Maha seats

Congress on Saturday deliberated on selection of candidates for 174 seats in Maharashtra, which it had contested in the last assembly polls, with no seat arrangement still decided with Sharad Pawar's NCP for the October 15 vote.

Congress to fast track selection of candidates, CEC meet Saturday

 With Shiv Sena and BJP still at loggerheads over seat sharing, Congress is expected to fast track tomorrow selection of candidates for Maharashtra where it is fighting the Assembly election in alliance with NCP.

Need more integration of renewable with grids: CEC

There is a need for more integration of renewable energy with grid power, Chairman of the Central Electricity Commission Neeraja Mathur said today.

CEC to review arrangements for Haryana polls

Chief Election Commissioner, V S Sampath will visit the capital city tomorrow to review the arrangements for smooth conduct of Haryana Assembly polls, due in October.

Money power in polls major issue in Jharkhand: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Tuesday said Income Tax officials would work in tandem with police to check money flow during yet-to-be announced Assembly elections in Jharkhand.

Everything would be taken into account before announcing polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Tuesday said clubbing Jharkhand assembly polls with Haryana, Maharashtra and Jammu & Kashmir is a difficult task following monsoon and festivals in the state and everything would be taken into account before announcing the election schedule.

CEC team inspects mines in Keonjhar district

A day after reaching Barbil in Odisha`s mineral rich Keonjhar district, a four- member team of SC-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) today inspected some iron ore mines to look into allegations of illegal operations.

CEC on mining to visit Odisha on Monday

The Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) on mining is scheduled to undertake a two-day tour to Odisha for assessment of the status of mines operational here from Monday.

No differences within Election Commission: Sampath

Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath Saturday denied any differences within the poll panel, including on the decision of not recalling the returning officer of Varanasi as demanded by the BJP.

CEC rejects differences at the top in the Election Commission

Under attack over handling high-profile Varanasi constituency, the Election Commission today rejected any differences at the top as sought to be suggested by EC H S Brahma and dismissed the BJP charge that it was timid and weak in taking decisions.