SC seeks reply of Centre, EC on plea for more seats for SC/ST

The Supreme Court Friday sought responses from the government and the Election Commission on a plea seeking "re-adjustment" of reserved parliamentary and assembly seats for scheduled castes and tribes in the wake of inclusion of more castes in SC category in 2002 and 2007.

EC may revoke registration of parties which do not contest

The Election Commission is planning to revoke registration of political parties which have never contested any election in the last 5-10 years.

Aadhar number to be added to Tripura voter list: CEO

The process for inclusion of Aadhaar number and other contact details with the voter identity card to create an error free voter lists would begin in the state from April, an official said on Thursday.

Poll panel's special drive to clean up voters' list

To ensure error-free voter-lists and eliminate duplication of names, the Election Commission has launched a nation-wide drive NERPAP which will continue till mid-August, an official said here on Thursday.

Election Commission issues notice to AAP, 5 other parties for de-recognition

The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday issued showcause notices threatening de-recognition of six political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for failing to file their expenditure statements for the last Lok Sabha polls.

Delhi HC dismisses plea to scrap AAP's registration

The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking cancellation of Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) registration with the Election Commission (EC) on the ground that it used forged documents for the purpose.

EC notice to AAP, 5 others for de-recognition

 The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday issued showcause notices threatening de-recognition of six political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for failing to file their expenditure statements for the last Lok Sabha polls.

Campaigning for Goa ZP polls draws to a close

The fortnight-long campaigning for the March 18 Zilla Panchayat polls, which has 192 candidates in the fray, came to an end on Monday.

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.

Bypoll to Dhuri Assembly seat on April 11

The Election Commission Tuesday announced that the bypoll to Dhuri Assembly seat in Sangrur district of Punjab will be held on April 11.

Smooth polls due to J&K people, security, EC: Centre

 As newly sworn-in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement crediting "people from across the border" for conduct of Assembly polls triggered a controversy, the Centre today maintained that it is people of the state, security forces and Election Commission, whose efforts should be given the credit.

Peaceful J&K polls due to those who trust in Constitution: BJP on Sayeed remark

Refusing to be drawn into the row over J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's remarks crediting people across the border and separatists for the peaceful polls in the state, BJP today said the exercise had been successful due to the efforts of the Election Commission and Indian Army and of those who believe in the Indian Constitution.

Two Congress MPs in Rajya Sabha differ on bogus voters; others left amused

Two Congress members on Friday openly expressed differences in Rajya Sabha over the existence of bogus voters in the electoral roll, leaving others amused.

No lapse, undue haste in granting recognition to AAP: EC to Delhi HC

 The Election Commission on Wednesday sought dismissal of a plea seeking cancellation of Aam Aadmi Party's registration, saying there is "no lapse or any undue haste" in granting recognition to the party.

Purification drive of electoral rolls from March 1

The Election Commission will start "authentication and purification drive" of the electoral rolls from March 1, it was announced Sunday.

Election Commission to launch electoral roll authentication mission

Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma has announced that the Election Commission will launch the Mission of Electoral Roll authentication and purification drive from March 1.

Arunachal Assembly bypoll ends peacefully with 75% turnout

An estimated 75 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday during the by-election to the Liromoba Assembly constituency in West Siang district.

Pakistan to hold Senate elections on March 5

Pakistan will hold elections for 52 seats of the Senate, the upper house of parliament, on March 5, the Election Commission announced on Thursday.

Fatwas impact voters, EC should take stock: Kiran Bedi

 BJP leader Kiran Bedi Wednesday urged the Election Commission (EC) to not allow the issuance of 'fatwas' that impact voters before elections.

Over 46,000 votes polled through ballot papers

 A total of 46,271 votes were polled through ballot papers in the Delhi Assembly elections, poll panel said on Wednesday.