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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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Venezuelan presidential candidate says women are his weakness


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Ballot boxes to reach Delhi by Friday


July 19th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With the voting in the presidential poll over Thursday, the ballot boxes from 29 states and union territories will travel by air, rail or road ... Read more...

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Orbiting cosmonauts vote in Russian polls


March 5th, 2012 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three Russian cosmonauts cast their ballots for the presidential elections Sunday from the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's Mission Control said.Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and ... Read more...

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Russia opens first probe into alleged poll fraud


December 16th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Friday started its first probe into allegations of electoral fraud during the Dec 4 parliamentary elections, investigators said.The probe was launched in the southern ... Read more...

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Putin wants webcams for presidential polls


December 15th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Thursday suggested installing webcams at polling stations to avoid dissent at the presidential elections in March.Putin dismissed as minor the ... Read more...

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Putin votes in parliament polls


December 4th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin voted Sunday in the parliamentary elections widely seen as a test for him and his ruling United Russia party.Putin arrived ... Read more...

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New voting machines found perfect: Election Commission


July 28th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sohra (Meghalaya), July 28 (IANS) The Voter Verifiable Paper Trial (VVPT), a new electronic voting machine (EVM) that gives out a paper trail as proof, operated flawlessly in a mock ... Read more...

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New voting machine with paper trail tested


July 26th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sohra (Meghalaya), July 26 (IANS) Braving the rain, people Tuesday participated in a mock poll in Cherrapunjee, one of the wettest places on earth, using a new electronic voting machine ... Read more...

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Two students dead in Yemen as protests continue


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Feb 23 (IANS) At least two youths were shot dead by government supporters during a protest at a university in the capital city of Yemen, which is facing mass unrest against ... Read more...

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One more killed in Yemen unrest


February 21st, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 21 (IANS) A teenager was killed and four people were wounded Monday when security forces attacked pro-democracy protesters in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, a media report said.The soldiers ... Read more...

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European Human Rights court rulings making UK ’safe heaven’ for foreign terrorists’


February 4th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Human Rights rulings have made Britain a 'safe haven' for foreign terrorists, the independent reviewer of anti-terror laws has warned.The Daily Mail quoted Lord Carlile as saying ... Read more...

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UK, Pak MPs sign ‘Declaration of Friendship’ to deepen parliamentary ties


January 29th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 29(ANI): UK and Pakistani parliamentarians have signed a 'Declaration of Friendship' in Pakistan's National Assembly, recognising the strong bonds between both nations and laying out plans to further enhance the ... Read more...

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Islamic fundamentalists expanding their grip on Pakistani society: Report


January 21st, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 21(ANI): The assassination of liberal Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer for his vocal opposition to the country's blasphemy law and the warm reception for his killer has exposed the rising influence ... Read more...

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Karunakaran: A colossus who rubbed shoulders with Nehru, Indira (Obituary)


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (IANS) He was short and diminutive. But Kannoth Karunakaran was a giant of a man in Kerala's political kaleidoscope, one who had rubbed shoulders with Jawaharlal ... Read more...

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Is Palin cheating to get votes for daughter in ‘Dancing with the Stars’?


November 18th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (ANI): For the seventh consecutive time, Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol has been voted by viewers into the finals, raising doubts that 'tea party' activists are scheming to ... Read more...

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Brazil’s first woman president-elect vows to push for equality


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 2 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President-elect Dilma Rousseff has promised to guarantee freedom of the press and religion and to promote "equality between men and women", since all those things are "essential ... Read more...

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Look at India’s EVM awareness campaign, says Pakistani daily


October 21st, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs) is a right step as "transparency has never been a high point in Pakistan's electoral history", said a leading daily, citing ... Read more...

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1 million votes may be nullified amid reports of widespread fraud in Afghan elections


October 18th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 18 (ANI): In the wake of the preliminary results of the September 18 Afghan parliamentary elections having been postponed, interviews with Afghan and Western officials have indicated that fraud was ... Read more...

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Oz Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s stepdaughter strips for men’s mag


September 13th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 13 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's stepdaughter has stripped for a men's magazine, and she says that it is a very Australian thing to do.Staci Child, 31, posed for ... Read more...

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Population based segregation of voters make them struggle at ballot box


August 7th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): When a county's residents are carved into separate districts simply to maintain a numerical parity, many end up struggling at the ballot box, found a new US study.There ... Read more...

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Karzai to seek greater control over Afghanistan aid funds


July 20th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 20 (ANI): Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai is to ask for greater control of his country's multi-billion dollar aid budget at an international conference in Kabul.Karzai is expected to promise ... Read more...

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Oz researchers say mobile phone helped Mayawati win 2007 Uttar Pradesh elections


May 24th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Mobile phones are big business in India, and according to two Australian researchers evidence has emerged that this instrument played a very key role in helping ... Read more...

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Abjure violence, sit for talks: Chidambaram urges insurgents (Lead)


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday appealed to insurgent outfits active in the northeastern region to abjure violence and give up their demand for a sovereign state. He ... Read more...

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Experts unanimous about Islamic extremism taking firm root in US


December 13th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 13 (ANI): Terrorism experts agree militant Islam is becoming an American problem."We do have a homegrown terror problem that really needs to be addressed and explained," CBS News quoted ... Read more...

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Morales poised for re-election in Bolivia


December 6th, 2009 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires/La Paz, Dec 6 (DPA) Four years after taking office, Evo Morales, Bolivia's first president of indigenous descent, is poised for re-election with a first-round majority. A year ago, Bolivia seemed haunted ... Read more...

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How to improve electronic voting by Internet


November 10th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): In a new study, a researcher from the University of Basque Country has proposed improvements for electronic voting by Internet.The research was part of the PhD for University ... Read more...

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Former Uruguayan dictator condemned to 25 years in jail


October 23rd, 2009 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Montevideo (Uruguay), Oct 23 (DPA) Former Uruguayan dictator Gregorio Alvarez was condemned Thursday to 25 years in jail for his involvement in the deaths of scores of leftist activists during the 1973-85 ... Read more...

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Karzai rival alleges widespread fraud in Afghan polls


August 29th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's leading opposition candidate, has said the legitimacy of his country's new government is at stake because of what he described as "state engineered fraud" at ... Read more...

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U.S.-Afghan ties strained over election: NYT


August 29th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.29 (ANI): Reports of widespread fraud in the second presidential elections in Afghanistan have introduced an unwanted strain in the relationship between Kabul and the United States.Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints ... Read more...

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Remarks of President Obama on Afghanistan elections


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:54 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama delivered the following remarks on Friday afternoon on the elections in Afghanistan. Obama: Good afternoon, everybody. I want to say a few words about this week's ... Read more...

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Khamenei backs Ahmadinejad, calls for end to protests (Lead)


June 19th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 19 (DPA) Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Friday threw his weight behind re-elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and called for an end to protests challenging the results of the June ... Read more...

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Film on Sonia Gandhi all set for release


May 29th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The visionary leadership of Sonia Gandhi has stunned the entire world and proved many predictions wrong. The writer director producer Kumar Kiran, who had dedicated his ambitious venture to Sonia Gandhi, ... Read more...

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California Supreme Court decision on Prop 8 rejects gay marriage


May 27th, 2009 - 1:07 am ICT by John Le Fevre
In a split decision the California Supreme Court has voted to up-hold Proposition 8, a voter-approved initiative, banning same-sex marriages in the state.The 6-1 decision written by Chief Justice Ron ... Read more...

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Mamata alleges CPI-M sponsored violence in West Bengal


May 7th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Accusing the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of "state-sponsored terrorism", West Bengal's main opposition party Trinamool Congress Thursday called upon the people to stand up and protest ... Read more...

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