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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.

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.

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.

VS Sampath takes charge as new CEC

Last Updated: Monday, June 11, 2012, 09:08

Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath took over as the 18th Chief Election Commissioner at the poll panel’s headquarters here on Monday.

Make paid news cognizable offence: Quraishi

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:41

Quraishi hopes that paid news, which of late has emerged as a big threat to free and fair elections, will be made a cognizable offence.

CEC SY Quraishi retires today

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 09:24

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) SY Quraishi is retiring on Sunday. He will be succeeded by VS Sampath who will take charge tomorrow.

EC seeks I&B Min help to bring adults on electoral roll

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 20:11

Aiming to bring every eligible youth on electoral rolls, CEC SY Quraishi has sought I&B Ministry`s support for necessary awareness.

Jagan`s arrest: Mother seeks CEC`s intervention

Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2012, 23:57

Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy`s mother and the party honorary chief YS Vijaya on Monday requested SY Quraishi to direct CBI to release her son.