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Nasim Zaidi quits Jet Airways board 7 months after joining airline; cites personal reasons, time constraints for exit
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Nasim Zaidi quits Jet Airways board 7 months after joining airline; cites personal reasons, time constraints for exit

Nasim Zaidi, the former Chief Election Commissioner and ex-civil aviation secretary, joined the Jet Airways board in August last year.

Supreme Court issues notice to Election Commission on plea seeking action against parties invoking religion, caste in speeches
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Supreme Court issues notice to Election Commission on plea seeking action against parties invoking religion, caste in speeches

The Supreme Court had, in 2017, termed seeking votes on the basis of religion or caste as a "corrupt" poll practice and any such act would be against the secular ethos of the Constitution

Government rejects Election Commission proposal to bar candidates who fail to clear dues from contesting polls
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Government rejects Election Commission proposal to bar candidates who fail to clear dues from contesting polls

The government has rejected an Election Commission (EC) proposal to bar candidates, who have failed to clear dues such as government house rent, electricity and power bills, from contesting elections.

Sunil Arora is the third Election Commissioner: Former bureaucrat has worked for finance ministry and Planning Commission
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Sunil Arora is the third Election Commissioner: Former bureaucrat has worked for finance ministry and Planning Commission

On Thursday, the Ministry of Law and Justice announced the appointment of former bureaucrat Sunil Arora as the new third Election Commisioner.

Former IB ministry secretary Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner
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Former IB ministry secretary Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner

Former bureaucrat Sunil Arora was on Thursday appointed Election Commissioner, the law ministry said.

E-postal ballots: Proxy voting for NRIs a right step, but preventing manipulation will be difficult
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E-postal ballots: Proxy voting for NRIs a right step, but preventing manipulation will be difficult

The government of India has approved a proposal allowing NRIs to vote for their preferred candidates via e-postal ballots without requiring them to be physically present in their constituencies on polling day

Achal Kumar Joti takes charge as chief election commissioner, says will focus on promoting e-governance
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Achal Kumar Joti takes charge as chief election commissioner, says will focus on promoting e-governance

Achal Kumar Joti took charge as the 21st Chief Election Commissioner on Thursday, and said the poll panel will vigorously pursue its commitment to hold free, fair, inclusive and credible elections

I cared about Election Commission's image not my own: Nasim Zaidi on EVM controversy
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I cared about Election Commission's image not my own: Nasim Zaidi on EVM controversy

Zaidi said that instead of "levelling wild allegations", political parties could have brought up specific cases of tampering with proof or credible information.

Arun Jaitley says cleaning up political funding next big reform for govt after GST
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Arun Jaitley says cleaning up political funding next big reform for govt after GST

The government is looking forward for some major steps to be announced towards cleansing politics, Arun Jaitley said

Achal Kumar Joti takes over as chief election commissioner after Nasim Zaidi
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Achal Kumar Joti takes over as chief election commissioner after Nasim Zaidi

Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti was on Tuesday appointed as the next chief election commissioner (CEC) succeeding Nasim Zaidi.

AIADMK bribery case: EC to take a call on RK Nagar elections soon, says Nasim Zaidi
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AIADMK bribery case: EC to take a call on RK Nagar elections soon, says Nasim Zaidi

The EC will soon decide on holding the by-election to the RK Nagar assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu which was cancelled on complaints of bribing of voters in April.

Nasim Zaidi bats for cleaner polls: CEC says disqualify candidates charged with election malpractices, heinous crimes
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Nasim Zaidi bats for cleaner polls: CEC says disqualify candidates charged with election malpractices, heinous crimes

The Election Commission wants disqualification of candidates facing charges of heinous crimes and bribing voters in a bid to cleanse the system

Nasim Zaidi pushes for electoral reforms: On his way out, CEC fires shots at govt over transparency, political funding
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Nasim Zaidi pushes for electoral reforms: On his way out, CEC fires shots at govt over transparency, political funding

In a series of newspaper interviews on Sunday, Nasim Zaidi, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) who retires on 5 July, pointed to a slew of proposed electoral reforms that deserve national attention.

Nasim Zaidi says compulsory voting regime not feasible in India due to huge population
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Nasim Zaidi says compulsory voting regime not feasible in India due to huge population

Stating that the number of voters in India is increasing, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said a compulsory voting regime is not feasible

EVM tampering row: Machines to be stored in a permanent location in Delhi says chief electoral officer
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EVM tampering row: Machines to be stored in a permanent location in Delhi says chief electoral officer

EVM used for polling purpose in the city may soon find a permanent place of storage as the Chief Electoral Office of Delhi has started building a godown

EC should be given contempt of court powers against parties questioning its neutrality, says Nasim Zaidi
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EC should be given contempt of court powers against parties questioning its neutrality, says Nasim Zaidi

The Election Commission on Thursday defended its decision to seek powers to initiate contempt proceedings against political parties

Vice-Presidential Election 2017: Poll to choose Hamid Ansari's successor will be held on 5 August
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Vice-Presidential Election 2017: Poll to choose Hamid Ansari's successor will be held on 5 August

The elections for the 13th Vice-President of India shall be held on 5 August. The announcement for the same was made by CEC Dr Nasim Zaidi.

Election Commission collaborates with Facebook to launch a special drive to register new voters
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Election Commission collaborates with Facebook to launch a special drive to register new voters

A notification reminding eligible voters to get themselves registered will be sent on 1 July.

EC to launch Facebook drive on 1 July to call new voters for online registration
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EC to launch Facebook drive on 1 July to call new voters for online registration

The Election Commission will launch a special drive to enrol new electors, and has collaborated with Facebook to launch a 'voter registration reminder' on 1 July.

Election Commission to continue hearing plea on AAP MLAs holding office of profit
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Election Commission to continue hearing plea on AAP MLAs holding office of profit

In a major jolt to the AAP, the EC has ruled that it will continue hearing a plea against the party's nearly two dozen MLAs for allegedly holding office of profit