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Narendra Modi meets LK Advani, MM Joshi, steps up discussions over government formation

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 23:51

India`s PM-designate Narendra Modi on Sunday met senior party leader LK Advani as well as other leaders including from alliance partners as part of consultations aimed at formation of the new NDA government.

Counting in Delhi: 8.2 million votes, 2000 EVMs, 150 candidates

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 09:39

Counting of 8.2 million votes in Delhi will be done at seven counting centres where more than 7,000 security personnel drawn from Delhi Police and seven companies of a paramilitary force will be on duty, said a Delhi Election Commission official.

DEC issues notice to Kejriwal over Rajghat meeting

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 00:49

Delhi Election Commission on Wednesday issued notice to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for holding a meeting without permission at Rajghat.

700 arms seized in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:14

A total of 700 weapons, including rifles and pistols, have been seized by the Election Commission before the April 10 Lok Sabha election, a poll panel official said.

Delhi ready for April 10 vote, elaborate arrangements by EC

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 18:54

Nearly 50,000 security personnel, apart from 161 flying squads of police and video surveillance teams, will be deployed as part of elaborate preparations to ensure fair and peaceful polls to seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi on April 10 in which 1.27 crore people are eligible to vote.

Over 12 mn eligible to vote in Delhi: EC

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 18:38

Over 12 million people are eligible to cast their votes Thursday in the national capital`s seven Lok Sabha constituencies, an Election Commission official said Tuesday.

Five out of 7 BJP candidates in Delhi facing criminal cases

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:43

Five out of seven BJP candidates who are in fray in the Lok Sabha elections from the national capital have criminal cases against them.

2 Lakh force, thousands of vehicles, dozen choppers for LS polls

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 14:35

More than two lakh gun-toting paramilitary personnel, thousands of vehicles and nearly a dozen helicopters will be deployed across the country to ensure smooth and violence-free elections beginning April 7.

Delhi EC creating awareness to maximise voter turnout

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 20:53

To increase voter turnout in the Lok Sabha polls, the Delhi Election Commission is leaving no stone unturned, as it is utilising almost all platforms from bus shelters, newspapers, Metro stations to radio where its new slogan `Ab Baithe Nahi Rahenge, Vote Karenge` is promoted.

AAP leader faces tough questions in Varanasi

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 01:43

Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday faced tough questions when he went to the district court to canvass for the March 25 rally of former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the city.

EC to come down hard on `paid news` in electronic media

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 21:28

Voicing concern over the practise of paid news, Delhi`s Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev on Wednesday said the Election Commission will put special focus on electronic media in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls to curb the menace.

DEC likely to approach Law min for disposal of pending cases

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 11:20

Delhi Election Commission is likely to approach the Union Law Ministry for setting up of special courts to dispose of a huge backlog of FIRs and other complaints of model code violation against political parties during past elections.