Nasim Zaidi takes over as CEC, says holding fair elections aim of Election Commission
Nasim Zaidi takes over as CEC, says holding fair elections aim of Election Commission

Holding free and fair elections "at all cost" will be the aim of the Election Commission, Nasim Zaidi, who on Sunday took over as the 20th Chief Election Commissioner said.

Nasim Zaidi set to take charge as Chief Election Commissioner

 Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi is set to become the next Chief Election Commissioner later this month.

Law panel bats for stronger Election Commissioner

Law Commission has pitched for a stronger Election Commission by giving equal constitutional protection to all members of the poll body and appointing the CEC and the two ECs by a high-powered collegium.

My most important mission is to conduct Delhi polls in 'perfect manner' Delhi elections: CEC Bramha

HS Bramha, who assumed charge as the Chief Election Commissioner on Friday, said that his main target is to conduct the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls in a 'perfect manner'.

Former CEC Quraishi awarded fellowship in UK

 Former Chief Election Commissioner of India SY Quraishi has been awarded a prestigious UK-based fellowship for 2015 considering his important contributions in the field of electoral reforms.

HS Brahma may be the next CEC

Government may be all set to appoint Election Commissioner HS Brahma as the next Chief Election Commissioner in place of VS Sampath who demits office on Thursday.

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.