Pak SC warns of action against Sharif if CEM is not appointed

Pakistan Supreme Court today threatened to issue notices against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah if they failed to appoint a permanent Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) by its December 5 deadline.

Paid news should attract disqualification: CEC

Paid news should be made an electoral offence that attracts disqualification so that it acts as a deterrent, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Tuesday suggested and said inadequacies in legal framework were not allowing the poll panel to effectively check this and other malpractices.

EC announces five-phased polls in J&K, Jharkhand; counting on December 23
EC announces five-phased polls in J&K, Jharkhand; counting on December 23

The Election Commission on Saturday announced five-phased assembly elections to be held in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, beginning from November 25 and ending December 20.

Gujjars ask EC to hold J&K polls after giving them reservation

An organisation of Gujjar community in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday urged the Election Commission to hold polls here only after grant of political reservation to them.

Paid news should attract disqualification: CEC

 Paid news should be made an electoral offence that attracts disqualification so that it acts as a deterrent, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today suggested and said inadequacies in legal framework were not allowing the poll panel to effectively check this and other malpractices.

EC to take call on polls in J&K next month

The Election Commission (EC) will take a call on holding Assembly elections in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir after it receives the report of the state Chief Electoral Officer in mid-October.

Hate speech: EC yet to decide on taking action

The Election Commission is yet to take a considered view on the issue of taking action against political parties whose leaders make hate speeches during election campaign.

Everything would be taken into account before announcing polls: CEC

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.

Income Tax dept issues notice to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath

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.

EC to review poll preparedness in Gujarat on Monday

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.

CEC meets representatives of political parties

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

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

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

Nasirul Mulk sworn in as new Pak poll panel chief

Justice Nasirul Mulk was on Saturday sworn in as the new Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan.

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.

EC to examine Rahul Gandhi`s speech dispassionately, says CEC

CEC said that EC would "dispassionately" examine Rahul`s speech made at Indore on October 24, stating that ISI was in touch with victims of UP riots.

DSGMC asks EC to take action against Rahul Gandhi

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee complained to Election Commission against Congress` Rahul Gandhi for hurting Sikh sentiments with his remarks on the killing of his grandmother and father.

CEC to visit MP on Oct 28 to review poll preparedness

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampat and other senior officials of the Election Commission will arrive here on a two-day visit on October 28 to review poll preparations for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections to be held on November 25.

6,86,305 voters in Mizoram for Dec 6 assembly polls

An electorate of 6,86,305 voters would exercise their franchise in the December 4 Assembly polls in Mizoram, state`s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ashwini Kumar said.

Delhi BJP files complaint against Aam Aadmi Party

The Delhi state BJP has filed a complaint against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with the Chief Election Commissioner.

CEC hails SC order on disqualifying MPs, MLAs

Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court judgement disqualifying MPs and MLAs instantly on their conviction for criminal offences.