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Everything would be taken into account before announcing polls: CEC

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:12

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Tuesday said clubbing Jharkhand assembly polls with Haryana, Maharashtra and Jammu & Kashmir is a difficult task following monsoon and festivals in the state and everything would be taken into account before announcing the election schedule.

Separate state-level poll machinery necessary: Satyanarayan

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 19:23

Maharashtra Election Commissioner Neela Satyanarayan said here on Friday that she had urged Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to create a separate machinery for the conduct of polls instead of putting a burden on teachers and government officials.

Income Tax dept issues notice to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 00:18

The Income Tax department has issued a notice to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V S Sampath in connection with the sale of a property in Hyderabad and acquiring a new residential property in Delhi with that money.

Internet voting not a practicable idea: former CEC Qureshi

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 00:19

Voting through the Internet is not a feasible idea because of security concerns, former Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi said here on Friday.

EC clarifies stance, says exit polls can be aired after May 12

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 16:43

Although eyes are now set on the counting day of the ongoing polls, the Election Commissioner HS Bramha on Friday said that exit polls can now be aired after May 12, the last day of polling.

EC to review poll preparedness in Gujarat on Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 07:23

To take a stock of the preparedness in Gujarat for the April 30 Lok Sabha polls, the Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath will visit the state on Monday along with his team.

Will come down heavily in cases of partiality or inaction: CEC

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 00:47

In a strict warning to officials, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said the poll panel will "come down heavily" on them in cases of "partiality", "partisan conduct" or "inaction".

Maharashtra is `capital of paid news`: Election Commissioner

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 19:09

Terming Maharashtra as "the capital of paid news", Election Commissioner H S Brahma Friday asked the media fraternity to stop this practice, which has attracted a lot of attention in the recent years and led to calls for self-regulation.

Don`t let loan defaulters contest polls: Bank employees to EC

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 00:11

Claiming that banks were suffering huge losses due to bad debts, several bank employees have demanded that loan defaulters should not be allowed to contest Lok Sabha elections.

CEC meets representatives of political parties

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 01:11

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath held a review meeting with representatives of different political parties here on Thursday.

Yashwant Sinha thans EC for changing Hazaribagh poll day

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 23:02

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday thanked the Election Commission for rescheduling elections for Hazaribagh LS seat to April 17.

Assembly poll verdict: Almost by lunchtime results will be out, says CEC

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 21:08

The Assembly Elections results in four states are being expected to come till 12:00 noon, reports said on Saturday.