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Need political consensus for simultaneous elections: CEC Nasim Zaidi

The CEC said that the Election Commission was ready to hold simultaneous Lok Sabha and state legislative polls if "certain conditions are met" and more resources are provided.

Ready to hold national, state polls simultaneously: CEC Zaidi

India's Election Commission is prepared to simultaneously hold general and state assembly polls provided there is a consensus among all political parties and constitutional amendments to this effect, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has said.

Assembly Elections 2016: Assam chief electoral officer meets representatives of political parties

The Chief Electoral Officer of Assam on Saturday met representatives of political parties and discussed issues related to conducting the Assembly election next month in a free and fair manner.

Assam Assembly Elections 2016: Congress demands withdrawal of Election Expenditure Observer

 Assam Congress on Friday asked the Election Commission to withdraw Election Expenditure Observer Raghavendra Singh from the state for allegedly acting in a "partisan" and "high-handed" manner against a particular political party.

JNU row: President, Election Commission to take action against Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal for 'support' to anti-nationals?

JNU row: President, Election Commission to take action against Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal for 'support' to anti-nationals?

The row over anti-national slogans in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University fails to die down.

India has 85 crore registered voters: CEC Zaidi

CEC Zaidi said the poll body has made good progress in adding new voters, in the age group of 18-19 years.

CEC to travel to Assam next week to review poll preparations

The Chief Election Commissioner is expected to visit Assam next week to review the preparations for Assembly elections scheduled to be held in March-April next year.

Majority of candidates 'under-reporting' poll expenses: EC

The CEC said their data indicates that candidates are under-reporting expenses within the prescribed ceiling.

Central forces will be deployed in all booths in West Bengal polls: EC

EC will deploy central forces and IT-enabled efficient and smart observers for smooth conduct of election process.

Poll panel team in Bihar to review preparations

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, along with his team, arrived in Bihar capital Patna on Friday on a two-day visit to review preparations for the upcoming assembly polls, an official said.

EC will work for fair and impartial elections: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi on Wednesday said the EC will work to strengthen its image of impartiality and neutrality and ensure that the task of conducting free and fair elections in the country is done diligently.

Bihar Assembly polls: CEC, EC to visit Patna; review poll preparations

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and Election Commissioner Achal Kumar are likely to visit Patna next week to review the preparations for the upcoming Assembly poll elections in the state.

Top poll official to visit Bihar on August 7

Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi, along with his team, will visit Bihar on August 7 to review preparations for the upcoming assembly polls, an official said here on Wednesdsay.

SC agrees to hear PIL on appointment of CEC, ECs to poll panel

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea seeking a direction to the Centre to constitute a "neutral and independent selection committee" to recommend names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners.

TDP sees 'unethical practices', seeks deferment of MLC polls

Crying foul over ruling TRS's alleged "unethical politics", opposition TDP sought postponement of the legislative council polls in Telangana even as the exercise got underway this morning at the Assembly premises.

CEC favours collegium to choose ECs

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi favours a collegium type set up to choose the CEC and Election Commissioners who he says should have equal protection under the Constitution in the matter of removal.

Bihar Assembly polls: Haven't received official proposal regarding Janata Parivar merger, says CEC

Bihar Assembly polls: Haven't received official proposal regarding Janata Parivar merger, says CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi on Wednesday said that they had not received official proposal regarding merger of Janata Parivar.

Bihar elections likely in September-October

Assembly elections in Bihar, where the BJP is set for a battle against a united Janata Parivar, are likely to be held sometime in September-October, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi said, calling it the "mother of all elections".

Former Gujarat CS Achal Kumar Jyoti appointed Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Jyoti, a former Gujarat Chief Secretary, was on Thursday appointed as the Election Commissioner.

E-zine row: Was warned of 'terrible consequences', says St Stephen's principal

St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu has claimed that he was "advised" by some "boys" against taking the stand he has adopted in connection with his banning of a student e-zine and was also warned of the "terrible consequences" that could follow.