Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Now no hooters for netas’ vehicles

    Bhopal: Now netas would have to abandon their love for hooters atop their vehicles. Election Commission (EC) has come down hard on it and has issued strict instructions to get the hooters removed from the vehicles. “We had a meeting with the officials of the transport department and came to know that permission for hooters is not given easily. About 99.9% of the hooters fitted in vehicles are illegal,” said chief electoral

  • Suspend Amit Shah’s membership: Cong to EC

    New Delhi : A high-level Congress delegation led by its senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi on Monday petitioned the Election Commission to initiate proceedings to suspend Rajya Sabha membership of BJP president Amit Shah with immediate effect for filing a false election affidavit that attracts up to six months of jail and/or a fine.

  • Election Commission makes changes to prevent VVPAT failure

    New Delhi: A small hood on top of the contrast sensor and a paper roll that does not absorb humidity are some of the ingenious measures adopted to prevent failure of paper trail machines in extreme conditions, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat has said.

  • Indore: Election Commission officials to review poll preparation today

    Indore: Election Commission of India deputy commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar and director Vikram Batra will visit city on Wednesday. Both the officers will hold a review meeting with officers of Indore and Ujjain division at divisional commissioner’s office.

  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and 17 parties to approach EC demanding 2019 polls be held using ballot papers

    New Delhi: On an initiative of TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, leaders of 17 political parties will be pressing the EC told the next general election with ballot papers. The efficacy of the EVM is in question in view of the swirling allegations about its manipulation.  A day after Mamata made a pitch for approaching the Election Commission with the demand, her Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien told

  • Pak Prez poll to be held in September

    Islamabad : Electing a successor to Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain could be delayed up to September as the electoral college, which has to choose the next head of state, is yet to be constituted after the July 25 general elections, reports said on Wednesday.

  • Bhopal: 51 lakh applications received for voter’s list correction

    Bhopal: More than 25 lakh applications have been received by the election commission to remove the names of the fake voters. Office of chief electoral officer released the revised electoral list on Tuesday. CEO Kantarao have given electoral roll list to the political parties and have asked them to put their claims and objections before August 21.

  • Software glitch delays Pakistan general elections results

    Lahore : The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday said that results of the general elections have been delayed due to a software error. Addressing a press conference, ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob said official results are being compiled.

  • Meghalaya bypolls: South Tura constituency bypolls to be held on August 23

    Shillong (Meghalaya): The Election Commission of India (EC) announced that bypolls in the South Tura constituency of Meghalaya would be held on August 23. According to the EC, the last date for filing a nomination is August 8, and scrutiny of nominations will happen on August 9, The election-governing body has decided to use both Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) for the elections.

  • Pakistan’s Election Commission allows former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to contest elections

    Islamabad, Pakistan’s Election Commission said on Thursday that former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi can participate in the July 25 general elections from another constituency, a day after an electoral tribunal had disqualified his candidature from his home seat. On Wednesday, an appellate election tribunal had disqualified Abbasi from the Murree constituency for allegedly hiding facts and not providing the accurate value of his assets in the nomination papers, declaring

  • Bhopal: CEO asks electoral officers to be prepared for taking strict decisions

    Bhopal: State chief electoral officer Salina Singh asked the election officers to prepare themselves to face any situation. Many a time during elections, instances come when one has to take strict decision, so all the election officers should prepare themselves to be ready to face such a situation, said Singh addressing a workshop.

  • VVPAT, EVM-M3s to be used in Raj elections

    Jaipur : Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines and next generation EVMs will be used for the first time in Rajasthan in the ensuing assembly elections.