Elections in India are of epic proportion: CEC

New Delhi, May 12 (PTI) On the eve of the last phase of the current Lok Sabha polls, Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla today described the exercise as the “largest event management in the world”. Chawla, who was the chief guest at a function tonight, attended by Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and various heads of diplomatic missions in the capital, to release a documentary showcasing...

6000 villages, hamlets vulnerable in last phase LS polls: EC

New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) People in over 6,000 villages and hamlets in nine states and two Union Territories going to polls in the final phase of polling in Lok Sabha election on May 13 are vulnerable to threats and intimidation, the Election Commission said today. Nearly 19,000 trouble-makers have been identified against whom preventive measures have been initiated to ensure free and fair polls, Deputy...

Navin Chawla takes over as Chief Election Commissioner

Navin Chawla, presently an Election Commissioner has taken over as a Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India today. Chawla is a 1969 batch IAS officer and will be in charge as a CEC till Jul. 29, 2010.