Ready for Assembly polls in J&K: BJP

 BJP on Wednesday said it was ready for Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir any time the Election Commission decides on holding polls in the state.

Model Code of Conduct no longer in force in Haryana

 The Model Code of Conduct, which was enforced on September 12 with the announcement of Assembly polls in Haryana by the Election Commission, was today lifted with immediate effect on completion of the poll process.

EC wants debarring of candidates charged with heinous offences

After Supreme Court's intervention instantly disqualifying those convicted of serious offences, the Election Commission now wants debarring of a candidate from elections on framing of charges in cases of heinous offences.

2,290 independents lost in Maharashtra, Haryana polls

As many as 2,290 independents have lost in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections, results of which were declared on Sunday.

J&K polls: EC to hold further consultations to decide timing, says VS Sampath
J&K polls: EC to hold further consultations to decide timing, says VS Sampath

The Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said on Saturday that a final decision over the dates of the Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken only after holding a further round of consultations at the national capital.

EC holds discussions with parties in J&K on poll timing
EC holds discussions with parties in J&K on poll timing

Election Commission (EC) team will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to review the situation and take a final call on holding state Assembly polls in the state.

Election Commission report says situation in J&K conducive for polls: Sources
Election Commission report says situation in J&K conducive for polls: Sources

An Election Commission official's report stated on Friday that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is hit by the worst-ever floods, is conducive for polls.

Maharashtra polls: 51.19% Mumbai voters cast their ballot
Maharashtra polls: 51.19% Mumbai voters cast their ballot

A total of 51.19 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in Mumbai during the Assembly polls on Wednesday, as against 45 per cent in 2009, as per the final turnout figures released by the Election Commission.

Repoll ordered at one polling station in Nagaland

The Election Commission on Thursday ordered repoll at polling station 16 at Rusoma under Northern Angami-II Assembly constituency in Nagaland on October 18.

Haryana hits a new high with voter turnout
Haryana hits a new high with voter turnout

The heavy voter turnout in Haryana's Assembly Elections Wednesday has taken the state to a new high with a record 75.90 percent of the state's 1.63 crore electorate exercising their franchise. The voting percentage is the highest ever in any assembly elections since Haryana became a state in 1966.

Repeat telecast in Maha of Modi US speech under scanner: EC

Election Commission on Wednesday said that the issue of the repeat telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at Madison Square Garden by several Marathi channels ahead of Assembly polls in Maharashtra was "under examination".

Rs 19 cr cash seized in poll-bound Maharashtra, Haryana

With campaigning for Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra coming to an end, Election Commission-appointed flying squads have seized over Rs 19 crore cash and more than 5 lakh litres of liquor, apparently intended to lure voters.

10 percent of Maharashtra polling stations 'hyper-sensitive'

With barely 24 hours left for polling in the Maharashtra assembly elections, the Election Commission has identified over 9,900 or nearly 10 percent of the 91,376 polling stations in the state as "hyper-sensitive", officials said here Tuesday.

Situation in J&K not conducive for Assembly polls: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said situation in the state was not conducive for holding Assembly elections due to the recent floods.

EC awaiting notification over vacancy in Srirangam constituency

The Election Commission is awaiting notification from the Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretary over the vacancy in Srirangam constituency, following AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's conviction for four years in a disproportionate assets case, a top official said here Tuesday.

EC to publish draft electoral rolls in Tamil Nadu tomorrow

The Election Commission has announced special summary revision of electoral rolls of Assembly constituencies of Tamil Nadu with reference to January 1, 2015 as the qualifying date.

PIL demands disclosure of assets by Thackerays, other leaders

A public interest litigation filed in the Bombay High Court has sought a direction to the Election Commission to ask Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, his son Aditya and MNS chief Raj Thackeray to disclose their assets in affidavits.

Maharashtra polls: EC issues notice to Raj Thackeray for violating model code of conduct

The Election Commission on Monday issued a show cause notice to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray for his alleged remarks against non-Maharashtrians and claiming that once his party comes to power, their entry in the state will be barred.

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.

EC teams seize over Rs 2.85 cr cash, liquor in Haryana

Election Commission-appointed flying squads have seized over Rs 2.85 crore cash and more than 1.75 lakh litres of illicit liquor being transported to poll-bound Haryana, apparently to lure voters in the run up to Assembly polls.