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Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC show cause notice to Ashok Chavan

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:47

In a temporary reprieve to Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Delhi High Court on Monday put a stay on the Election Commission showcause notice sent to him after he was found guilty of fudging poll expenses.

Paid news issue figures in LS after EC notice to Ashok Chavan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:25

The paid news issue was raised in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday by a BJP member who sought immediate disqualification of any member convicted of such malpractices, days after the Election Commission slapped a notice on former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.

Issue of paid news is ruled out: Ashok Chavan on EC notice

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 19:41

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan today said the show cause notice issued to him by the Election Commission has vindicated his and Congress` stand and "there is no question of paid news."

Paid news case: EC slaps notice on ex-Maha CM, Ashok Chavan says issue is ruled out

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 18:29

Rejecting his explanation over the paid news case, the Election Commission on Sunday ordered former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan to submit his representation within 20-days.

Election Commission conducts final hearing in Chavan `paid news` case

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 22:54

Election Commission on Monday conducted the final hearing in the case of alleged "paid news" and furnishing of "incorrect" election accounts against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.

EC frames `paid news` charges against ex-Maharashtra CM Chavan

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 12:29

The Election Commission has framed five specific charges against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in an alleged `paid news` case.

Law panel`s steps to tackle opinion polls, paid news

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 15:55

Amid an ongoing debate on freedom of media, the Law Commission has floated a consultation paper to help it recommend an approach to be adopted in tackling issues like opinion polls, paid news, media regulation and use of social media.

EC may frame charges against Ashok Chavan in paid news case

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 00:45

The Election Commission (EC) is likely to frame charges against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Friday in connection with the alleged `paid news` and furnishing of "incorrection" election accounts case against him.

Paid news case: Election Commission slap notices on Ashok Chavan, Madhu Koda

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 18:04

The Election Commission on Monday issued a show cause notice to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda for their alleged involvement in paid news cases.

Setback for Ashok Chavan, SC says EC can inquire into paid news allegations

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 11:27

The Supreme Court on Monday said that the Election Commission was empowered to inquire into the allegation of paid news if the expenses for the same are not being reflected in the election return filed by the candidate.

EC seizes over Rs 81 crore in sixth phase of LS polls

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 23:19

The Election Commission Thursday seized cash over Rs 81 crore from the 12 states which went to poll in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, as part of its efforts to check the use of blackmoney and other ways to influence voters.

854 `paid` news cases registered till now; Andhra tops list

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 14:23

A total of 854 `paid` news cases has been detected by the Election Commission (EC) in the over 45-day period after the general elections in the country were announced on March 5.