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Black money major problem in Indian elections: Quraishi

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 17:19

The use of black money is a major problem in the election campaigns in India where such wealth is used for "biryani parties" as well as "marriage ceremonies without a bride and groom" to lure voters, former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi has said.

Remove January 1 cut off date to register new voters: EC to govt

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 22:35

In a bid to ensure that young citizens are registered as voters as soon as they turn 18, the Election Commission has asked the government to do away with the January 1 cut off date for the purpose as it deprives several youths from participating in the electoral exercise.

Institutions must learn to cooperate not confront: Quraishi

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 20:49

Saluting daring bureaucrats like Durga Shakti Nagpal, SY Quraishi, former secretary in the ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and former CBI director, Joginder shared the view that ups and downs are part of any bureaucrat’s life and a civil servant must in all situations resist political intervention.

Ordinance may be scrapped but PM unlikely to resign: Former bureaucrats

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 14:35

Ordinance on convicted lawmakers may be junked but PM Manmohan Singh is unlikely to resign over undermining of his authority by Congress` Rahul Gandhi, feel former bureaucrats.

Pak scribe kidnapped, tortured in Karachi

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 16:09

A prominent Pakistani journalist was allegedly kidnapped and tortured by unidentified persons in Karachi.

Polls biggest source of corruption: Former CEC

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 14:17

Elections have become the biggest source of corruption in India, former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi has said.

Abhay`s brother writes to IOC, says Randhir violated Charter

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012, 19:55

Table Tennis Federation of India president Ajay Chautala today claimed that Randhir Singh has violated the Olympic Charter by approaching the government to seek clarification on his candidature for the president`s post of the upcoming polls of the Indian Olympic Association.

Malhotra has no authority to appoint new EC chairman: Randhir

Last Updated: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 21:52

IOA presidential candidate Randhir Singh has questioned the authority of acting chief V K Malhotra to appoint the new chairman of Election Commission for next week`s polls following S Y Quraishi`s resignation, which has evoked sharp reaction from rival Abhay Singh Chautala`s camp.

Rival camps bicker over election postponement

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 20:45

The sudden resignation of S Y Quraishi, the chairman of the IOA`s election commission, today sparked off a fresh round of bickering between the two rival camps, who are holding each other responsible for the postponement of the November 25 polls.

Quraishi resigns, IOA elections likely to be postponed

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 19:33

The much-awaited Indian Olympic Association`s election took a dramatic twist on Saturday with the chairman of the election committee, S Y Quraishi resigning from the post, leading to a likely postponement of the controversial polls barely a week before the scheduled date.

Ex-CEC Quraishi to start innings in philanthropy

Last Updated: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 13:49

After a six-year tenure in the poll body, former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi is set to launch another innings in philanthropy.

Make mandatory audit of funds received by pol parties: Ex-CEC

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 12:40

Former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi has proposed mandatory annual audit of funds and donations received by political parties.