Archive for January, 2011

South Asian Election Commission to exchange ideas and best practices

Chief election commissioners of South Asian countries are meeting here to exchange ideas and best practices to promote electoral democracies in the region. The two-conference, jointly organized by Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre and Foundation for Advance Management of Elections (FAME) began at Pragati Resorts, about 40 km from Hyderabad. Except Bhutan, where the municipal elections […]

Pratibha Patil voiced serious concern over criminalisation of politics

President Pratibha Patil voiced serious concern over criminalisation of politics and influence of money power in elections and favoured necessary legislative measures to make electoral processes more robust and free of any malpractices. “Some of the persistent concerns are the criteria for candidates to fight elections, so that criminals and other such elements are debarred […]

Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to Madhu Koda

The Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to former Jharkhand chiefminister Madhu Koda for failing to lodge “true accounts” of his poll campaign and spending more than 10 times of the statutory limit during the 2009 general elections. The Commission said it has found that Koda had made anexpenditure of about Rs 10 […]

Election Commission to set up poll management institute

The Election Commission  said it will set up an institute to train people in poll management. Speaking at the commission’s diamond jubilee celebration, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said, “The work on the Indian Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIDEM) has started and it should start functioning in three months.” He said the EC […]

Delhi high court cleared the way for fresh councilor elections for the Majnu Ka Tila MCD ward

The Delhi high court cleared the way for fresh councilor elections for the Majnu Ka Tila MCD ward. HC upheld its single judge’s order directing the Election Commission to declare the ward in north Delhi as vacant. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan dismissed two appeals filed by Vikas, a […]

Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi had registered their party with Gurdwara Election Commission

Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi had registered their party with Gurdwara Election Commission for the coming S.G.P.C. Elections. The State President of the party  Jaswinder Singh Baliwawal along with  Gurmeet Singh Mundian president All India Youth Akali Dal Delhi.  Balwinder Singh Bhullar, Hardyal Singh Aman, Satwinder Singh Sahnewal and Harcharan Singh had registered their party by […]

MCD Councillor fund hiked to Rs 2 crore

With MCD elections due next year, the BJP-led corporation has decided to work hard on the development of its 272 wards. The standing committee has allocated Rs 421.60 crore – Rs 1.55 crore per ward – for the year 2011-12. This amount is in addition to the Rs 50 lakh given to each councillor for […]

Third alternative will take out a rally in Delhi

The 11-party non-UPA and non-NDA alliance, which has informally come together under the umbrella of “Third alternative,” will take out a rally and hold a meeting in Delhi next month protesting against “the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, inflation and rampant corruption.” The rally is part of week-long protests planned all over India. The Janata […]

National Voters Day to be observed on January 25

On the first National Voters Day to be observed on January 25, the Election Commission of India (ECI) will administer an oath to voters on upholding the country’s democratic democratic and maintaining dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections.