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Don`t deploy pro-RSS, VHP officials on poll duty: Congress to EC

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 21:17

Congress on Monday approached EC requesting it not to post government officials having allegiance to RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal, Sri Ram Sena and other similar organisations on election duty.

Take stern action against Togadia for `anti-national` remarks: Cong to EC

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 21:10

Congress on Monday approached the Election Commission seeking stern action against VHP leader Pravin Togadia for his "anti-national and provocative" remarks, and said it was aimed at helping Narendra Modi and BJP in the elections.

EC detects paid news in Raigarh; asks Cong, BJP nominees to pay up

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 19:22

Election Commission has identified six news articles having appeared in local newspapers in Raigarh Lok Sabh constituency as "paid news" and directed that costs incurred in publishing them be added to poll expenditure of BJP and Congress nominees.

New `mobile contact` system to woo voters in Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 13:33

Evading the eagle eyes of the Election Commission, political parties in Tamil Nadu have come up with innovative ways to attract voters, the latest being the `mobile contact` system, in which they contact the electorate over cellphones.

Rs 50 lakh seized from political worker in Gujarat

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:48

Election Commission-appointed surveillance teams have seized Rs 50 lakh from a political party worker in Ahmedabad.

Election official claims Kishtwar SP manhandled him

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 01:01

An Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) in Jammu and Kashmir has complaint to the Election Commission that Kishtwar superintendent of police (SP) Sanjay Kumar Kotwal misbehaved with him during poll duty, and sought action against the police officer.

Polling of `postal ballots` stopped due to bogus voting

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 00:41

Polling of "postal ballots" by police personnel who are on election duty, was stopped by the District Collector here on Sunday following a complaint of bogus voting.

Chidambaram urges EC to be vigilant in coming days

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 22:30

Chidambaram on Sunday urged the Election Commission to be "vigilant" in the coming days against distribution of cash for votes in Tamil Nadu, which is going for polls on April 24.

Declare Mainpuri seat as extra-sensitive: BJP candidate to EC

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 22:21

BJP candidate from Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, from where Mulayam Singh Yadav is contesting, has demanded that the EC declare the constituency as extra- sensitive.

Election Commission should take cognizance of Shashi Tharoor`s `bleeder` remark: BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 17:47

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday demanded that the Election Commission should take cognizance of Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor`s comments that India does not need "a bleeder or a pleader" as Prime Minister.

Bond yields unlikely to fall further: Traders

Bond yields unlikely to fall further: Traders

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 14:23

The rally in the government bond prices seen last may not sustain due to the continuous supply of debt every week and the caution ahead of the election results next month, say bankers.

Narendra Modi is the flavour of Indian election coverage in US

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 13:08

As American media reports on the sounds, colours and smells of India`s crucial parliamentary election, Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is the flavour of the season.