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Over six lakh litres liquor, Rs 10 cr cash seized in Punjab

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 15:20

A total of 6.15 lakh litres of liquor and Rs 10.75 crore of cash has been seized in the poll-bound state of Punjab till now.

EC empowers citizens to check blackmoney, hate speech in polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 15:15

In a major technology leap undertaken by the Election Commission (EC) to check electoral malpractices, a common man can now upload a video or audio clip of an inflammatory speech, illegal cash or liquor distribution to the poll body`s website which will automatically authenticate the credentials of the media post.

Man held with unaccounted cash in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 15:11

A man was held in Pauri with unaccounted Rs seven lakh in cash with authorities suspecting that the money was being taken to influence voters.

854 `paid` news cases registered till now; Andhra tops list

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 14:23

A total of 854 `paid` news cases has been detected by the Election Commission (EC) in the over 45-day period after the general elections in the country were announced on March 5.

Poll code partly relaxed in some states

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 14:01

The model code of conduct has been slightly relaxed in those states where polling has been completed, an official said here on Wednesday.

EC rap for Assam minister, MP for hate speech

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 13:29

The Election Commission has expressed "displeasure" over hate speech made by an Assam Cabinet minister and inflammatory statement made by a sitting MP while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.

Election Commission seizes Rs 240 crore in cash, liquor

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:29

Stepping up its efforts to prevent the use of blackmoney and other means to influence voters during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission has so far seized Rs 240 crore in cash and crores of litres of liquor and drugs.

Money and liquor trail: Rs 240 crore cash, 1.3 crore litre liquor seized

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:13

Money and liquor seems seems to lining the electoral trail this election, if the latest figures of the Election Commission are anything to go by.

Identity proof mandatory for visitors to hotels in Odisha

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 22:17

A day after the Odisha police confirmed visit of two IM operatives to Bhubaneswar and Puri in January, the state government Tuesday made identity proof of visitors seeking accommodation to hotels mandatory.

Rs 1.75 lakh seized from Gujarat minister Solanki`s chopper

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 22:04

District Election Commission officials Tuesday seized Rs 1.75 lakh from the helicopter of Gujarat Minister Parshottam Solanki.

BJP urges EC to act against Beni Prasad, Arjun Modhwadia, AAP

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 20:56

Alleging violation of the model code of conduct, the Gujarat BJP complained to the Election Commission (EC) against Congress leader and cabinet minister Beni Prasad Verma, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhwadia and Aam Admi Party.

Hate speech: BJP`s Giriraj Singh banned from campaigning, may be arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 20:06

The Election Commission on Tuesday banned BJP leader Giriraj Singh from campaigning in Bihar and Jharkhand after examining the video footage of his recent controversial remark that all Narendra Modi detractors should be sent to Pakistan.