E-zine row: Was warned of 'terrible consequences', says St Stephen's principal

St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu has claimed that he was "advised" by some "boys" against taking the stand he has adopted in connection with his banning of a student e-zine and was also warned of the "terrible consequences" that could follow.

Former CEC Quraishi awarded fellowship in UK

 Former Chief Election Commissioner of India SY Quraishi has been awarded a prestigious UK-based fellowship for 2015 considering his important contributions in the field of electoral reforms.

EC writ should begin six months before a poll: Quraishi

To check the misuse of money in the voting process, Election Commission's writ should begin six months before a poll and pre-election expenditures should also be taken into account, former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi has said.

Money in elections root cause of corruption: Ex-CEC Quraishi

Money generated from scams has begun to play a role in the polling process in India while the need for funds for election is the root cause of corruption, former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi said Saturday.

Compulsion, democracy don't go hand in hand: SY Quraishi on compulsory voting

Former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Saturday said educating people about the importance of exercising their franchise would prove much more effective than formulating laws which force them to vote.

Black money major problem in Indian elections: Quraishi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Law Ministry cannot control EC: Quraishi

Describing the Law Ministry as a nodal body, Quraishi said there is no way Government can think of controlling the EC.

Differences in NDA as race for president nears

A day after the BJP hinted that it could support the candidature of APJ Abdul Kalam for the post of president, the NDA stands divided on the choice.

Opinion, exit polls have no scientific basis: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said there is no scientific basis for exit and opinion polls and sought a ban on both saying these could be sponsored.