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CEC Sampath to demit office tomorrow

V S Sampath, Chief Election Commissioner, demits office on Thursday, capping less than six years of an eventful tenure, occasionally marked by controversies, that saw him conduct two Lok Sabha elections and at least one round of Assembly polls in all the states.

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.

EC begins tour of five states to assess poll preparedness

Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath on Tuesday said that schedule for Assembly elections due in five states including Madhya Pradesh will be announced after assessment of their preparadeness to hold polls is done.

India provides EVMs, CEC to Bhutan for elections

India has provided 1,935 electronic voting machines to Bhutan for the country`s second national elections to be held on Saturday.

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.

EC`s Karnataka visit on April 8, 9 to review poll preparations

Top election officials will visit poll-bound Karnataka for two days next week to review the poll preparedness and arrangements there, besides hearing grievances of political parties.

Election Commission for immediate debarring of criminal candidates

Election Commission on Friday said it would like criminal candidates as well as those facing charges of heinous crime to be "immediately" debarred from contesting elections.

Voter participation in polls must for democracy: Sampath

CEC V S Sampath said adequate representation of people is a must for the survival of any democracy.

Prez poll schedule to be announced soon: New CEC

The announcement on Presidential election schedule is due shortly, new Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today said.

Sampath to take charge as CEC on June 11

V S Sampath will take charge as the next Chief Election Commissioner on June 11, according to a government notification issued today.