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People under preventive detention can vote, says EC

Sep 21, 2014

People under preventive detention can vote, says EC

People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "no ground" for any grievance due to noncompliance of the directive. #Election Commission of India #EC #voting in India #Preventive detention in India
EC plan to get young voters registered runs into legal trouble

Aug 10, 2014

EC plan to get young voters registered runs into legal trouble

The Election Commission's plan to ensure that young citizens are registered as voters as soon as they turn 18 has run into difficulties as the Attorney General has opined that the move to have multiple cut-off dates contradicts provisions of the Constitution. #Election Commission of India #EC #Attorney General #Young voters in India #legal voting age
Start-up offers marketing based on voter data: Why EC should be worried

May 19, 2014

Start-up offers marketing based on voter data: Why EC should be worried

In a move that is likely to raise issues of voter-data private, Modak Analytics has said that it is building India's first Big Data-based Electoral Data Repository system. #HowThisWorks #Election Commission #Election Commission of India #EC #Big Data #Modak #Modak Analystics #Voter-data privacy
Laurels for poll panel as India records highest voter turnout

May 14, 2014

Laurels for poll panel as India records highest voter turnout

The poll panel organised various street plays, slogan-writing competitions and also events involving celebrities. #Politics #India #Inpraiseof #Election Commission of India #SY Qureshi #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #SVEEP

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High court comes tough on illegal hoarding, will civic bodies comply?

Aug 08, 2014

High court comes tough on illegal hoarding, will civic bodies comply?

Politicians, and more often their followers, put them up either to proclaim their own or their leaders birthdays or appointments either in government or to some nominal post within the partys borough branch itself. They curry favour with leaders, thanking them for support. #Congress #InMyOpinion #Shiv Sena #Bombay High Court #Election Commission of India #Maharashtra Navnirman Sena #Illegal hoardings #civic bodies
Why the EC need not rush into hiking election spend limits

Jan 29, 2014

Why the EC need not rush into hiking election spend limits

If AAP candidates spent below their allowed limits for the Assembly elections, other candidates can follow suit in the Lok Sabha elections. #Congress #Election Commission of India #Aam Aadmi Party #Lok Sabha Election 2014 #candidate selection #Bhartaiya Janata Party #Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Why the EC need not rush into hiking election spend limits

Oct 01, 2014

Raj Thackeray slams Election Commisssion for holding elections during festivals

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray slammed the Election Commission of India on Wednesday for conducting the Maharashtra assembly polls when the festivals of Dussehra and Diwali are around the corner. Addressing his second rally in Vidharb... #India #Raj Thackeray #West Bengal
Why the EC need not rush into hiking election spend limits

Sep 15, 2014

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

(AP) -- The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country's Elect... #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #India #Barack Obama #John Kerry #Ban Ki-moon #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah