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Pak speaker sends plea seeking Pak PM's disqualification to EC

Speaker Ayaz Sadiq today said that the reference seeking Sharif's disqualification has been sent to EC to "strengthen" the parliamnet.

Finance Ministry may talk to EC before finalising Budget date

Finance Ministry may talk to EC before finalising Budget date

Before fixing a new date for the presentation of Union Budget 2017-18, the government is likely to hold discussions with the Election Commission to avoid any clash with the schedule of five states headed for polls.

Old tensions surface as EC seeks to revise Mizoram's electoral rolls

Old tensions surface as EC seeks to revise Mizoram's electoral rolls

"After completing the three-and-a-half-month process, the final publication of the electoral rolls would be done on January 5, 2017," an official said.

Use of race in political party's name not objectionable: EC

Use of race in political party's name not objectionable: EC

The submission was made before a bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan yesterday during the hearing of a PIL.

Troopers on election duty to get special honorarium: EC

Troopers on election duty to get special honorarium: EC

The EC observed that CAPFs and SAP forces play a crucial role in securing free, fair, peaceful and participative elections.

SC notice to EC on procedure for unseating lawmaker upon conviction

SC notice to EC on procedure for unseating lawmaker upon conviction

The NGO has sought direction that convicted lawmaker should be unseated as held by the top court by its verdict of July 10, 2013 and such seat should be declared vacant.

BJP, Congress demand derecognition of AAP

 BJP and Congress on Thursday joined hands to demand derecognition of Aam Aadmi Party by the Election Commission over using the image of the Golden Temple on its youth manifesto and the recent case of suicide of by its woman activist over an alleged case of sexual exploitation.

Big blow to AAP: President withholds Delhi govt's 'dual office bill'; Kejriwal slams PM Modi

Big blow to AAP: President withholds Delhi govt's 'dual office bill'; Kejriwal slams PM Modi

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday withheld Delhi government's bill to exempt 21 parliamentary secretaries from their disqualification as MLAs because of the illegality of holding two offices of profit at once.

20,000 personnel in Bengal for counting: EC

As many as 20,000 personnel will be deployed for the counting of votes in the assembly polls in West Bengal on Thursday, an Election Commission official said on Wednesday.

EC seeks periodic reports on Bengal poll violence

The Election Commission has instructed the director general of police to monitor all pre, post and poll day violence and submit the incident wise detailed report at periodical intervals.

BJP complains to EC of violence after 5th phase polls

The delegation, led by BJP leader Debasree Chowdhury, alleged that the ruling party is terrorizing people in Basanti and attacked three of their supporters.

Thrash the CPI-M agent, says Trinamool''s Sonali Guha; EC files FIR

Kolkata: Temperamental Trinamool Congress candidate and deputy speaker of the West Bengal assembly Sonali Guha on Saturday landed in a controversy after she was seen giving instructions over phone to "thrash the CPI-M agent".

Over 40 arrested in post-poll violence in Bengal: EC

As many as 46 people have been arrested by police in post-poll violence following the third phase of West Bengal assembly polls, the Election Commission said on Saturday.

EC seeks explanation from Kozhikode DCC President

The commission directed Abu to file his explanation by 5 PM tomorrow, failing which it would launch further proceedings against him.

West Bengal polls: TMC asks EC to restrict broadcast of Narada scribe's programmes

West Bengal polls: TMC asks EC to restrict broadcast of Narada scribe's programmes

In its complaint before the poll panel the party said since the Narada sting operation is now sub-judice no broadcast of it should be allowed.

EC sets up special control room to monitor Bengal polls

The Election Commission announced on Thursday that it has set up a special control room, over and above the normal control room that has already been functioning, to monitor the election process in West Bengal.

EC postpones by-poll to Anantnag assembly seat

The Election Commission on Thursday postponed by-poll to the Anantnag assembly seatafter the Mehbooba Mufti-led Jammu and Kashmir Government raised concerns over the law and order situation.

CPI-M seeks Bengal chief secretary's removal

The CPI-M on Wednesday demanded the removal of West Bengal chief secretary Basudeb Banerjee alleging he was biased towards the state`s ruling Trinamool Congress.

West Bengal elections: Voter turn-out 83.05 percent in Sunday's polls, says EC

West Bengal elections: Voter turn-out 83.05 percent in Sunday's polls, says EC

Among districts, voter turn-out in Darjeeling district was the lowest (77.93 percent) while Dakshin Dinajpur recorded maximum polling (86.16 percent).

West Bengal Assembly Election: Pro-TMC intellectuals criticise EC

The group also criticised the EC for showcausing Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee for violating the model code of conduct.