Elections

The poll Police

16/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

The Election Commission (EC) asked its poll officers in Uttar Pradesh to book editorial heads of one media group for violating the code of conduct by ...

Electoral Bonds

4/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

In order to structure the political funding better and to bring transparency, government has introduced ‘electoral bonds,' for which the government is ...

Budget proposals will help clean up political funding

3/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

Government accepted the recommendations of Election commission to cap the anonymous donation to donation to Rs2, 000, down from Rs20,000. This proposa ...

SC wants paper trail in EVMs for fair poll

12/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

The Supreme Court has reiterated the necessity to implement the Vote Verifier Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in electronic voting machines (EVMs) to ensure ...

Model Code of Conduct

10/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

Model Code of Conduct has come into force following the poll dates announcement in UP. With the Model Code of Conduct in place, the state government h ...

E-postal ballots

27/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

The government has issued a notification amending rule 23 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, enabling service voters, including armed forces per ...

Centre moves on vote Totaliser machines

31/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

In a big electoral reform move, government has decided to discontinue the practice of revealing booth-wise results within constituencies. According to ...

EC to review national, State status of political parties every 10 years

24/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

Election Commission of India amended rules whereby it will now review the national and state party status of political parties every 10 years instead ...

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016

11/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha on February 24, 2016. It seeks to amend the Representation of the People Act, 195 ...

National Electoral Roll Purification 2016

23/7/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) programme has been launched across the country by election commissioner to enhance the purity and fidelity ...

Government bid to allow foreign funding of parties

7/4/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

The government has proposed an amendment with retrospective effect that will allow political parties to accept donations from overseas companies whose ...

Saudi Women Votes for the First Time

15/12/2015 | International Affairs | Elections |Read more

Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time on Saturday in local council elections and also stood as candidates. This is considered as historic step ...

Parties Under Right to Information

28/8/2015 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

It had taken just a few months in office last year for the BJP to reverse its stand on bringing political parties under the purview of the Right to In ...

Paid News: EC Moots 2-Yr Jail Term

1/4/2015 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

In a bid to end poll-time corruption, the Election Commission has mooted making paid news an electoral offence punishable with two years in prison and ...

Law Commission Report On Poll Reforms

12/3/2015 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

The Law Commission has submitted its report on electoral reforms to the Centre, recommending that Independents should be banished from the poll arena ...

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