India | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 21, 2014
People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission or EC has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "no ground" for any grievance due to non-compliance of the direct...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 13, 2014
Over 88 per cent of the 38,843 voters on Saturday cast their ballot in the by-election to the Manu assembly seat in Tripura, election commission officials said.
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Saturday September 13, 2014
Moderate to high turnout marked the by-elections held in 36 Lok Sabha and assembly seats spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. As polling began, th...
India | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday September 10, 2014
The Election Commission of India has postponed a two-day trip to Jammu and Kashmir to discuss assembly polls in the state in the wake of the devastating floods.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 10, 2014
The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for violating the model code of conduct by making allegedly inflammatory remarks while campaigning for assembly bypolls in Noida.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday September 8, 2014
The Trinamool Congress yesterday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission accusing BJP President Amit Shah of flouting the election Model Code of Conduct by staying at a government guest house during his campaign for the Assembly bye-elections...
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 4, 2014
The Allahabad High Court today gave 10 days time to the UP government and the Election Commission to file a response on a PIL seeking direction to restrain the use of word 'Love Jihad' and action against BJP MP Yogi Adityanath.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 4, 2014
Conservative Indian-American author Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign laws, has asked a judge to sentence him to probation and community service instead of a prison term, saying he is "disgraced and humiliated" by his a...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday August 28, 2014
The Supreme Court today stopped short of disqualifying ministers with criminal cases, leaving the decision to the "wisdom of the Prime Minister", but made it clear that such ministers have no place in the government. The court said as conscience kee...
World | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 26, 2014
Pakistan's political crisis deepened today with cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri giving a fresh 48-hour ultimatum to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down after a former top Election Commission official backed protesters' allegations of rigging in last year'...
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 16, 2014
By-elections to the Lok Sabha seats vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will be held on September 13, the Election Commission today announced.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday August 8, 2014
Giving a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat police today filed a closure report in a metropolitan court in Ahemdabad in a case of alleged violation of model code of conduct during the Lok Sabha election.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 13, 2014
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan today said the show cause notice issued to him by the Election Commission (EC) has vindicated his and the Congress' stand and that "there is no question of paid news."
India | A Vaidyanathan | Sunday July 13, 2014
Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan has been found guilty by the Election Commission of fudging poll expenses during state elections in 2009.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 3, 2014
CPI(M)-led LDF opposition on Wednesday staged a walkout in Kerala Assembly alleging irregularities in giving Environment Clearance to a 27-storey building complex at a coastal village near here, even as government maintained that sanction was given f...
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 8, 2014
The Election Commission is expected to resume tomorrow hearing in the alleged 'paid news' case and furnishing of "incorrect" election accounts case against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.
Election 2014 | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday May 22, 2014
The highest turnout of voters in the 16th Lok Sabha election was recorded in the northeastern state of Nagaland, with 87.82 percent of electors exercising their franchise, while the lowest turnout of 49.52 percent was in Jammu and Kashmir, the Electi...
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 21, 2014
Conservative Indian-American author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who has been critical of President Barack Obama through his works, pleaded guilty before a US court to violating election campaign law by making illegal contributions to a Senate campa...
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 20, 2014
There is a legal lacuna in dealing with the growing menace of 'paid news' in the Indian elections and there is a need to make it an offence under the electoral law, says Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath.
Rohan Swamy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
The Lok Sabha elections have been touted as the first "social media" election in India. Do likes and retweets really translate into votes for politicians?