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Free polls must to mature as democracy: Pakistani daily


September 12th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Pakistan needs to conduct free and fair elections to mature as a functional democracy, said a Pakistani daily Wednesday.An editorial in the News International said elections ... Read more...

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Mamata telephones Pranab to congratulate him, to attend swearing-in


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday telephoned Pranab Mukherjee, who is slated to become India's 13th president, to congratulate him ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is India’s next president (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee will be India's 13th president. The former finance minister Sunday comfortably crossed the halfway mark with 558,000 votes to secure his journey ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is India’s next president (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee will be India's 13th president, officials announced Sunday, as the former finance minister comfortably crossed the halfway mark with 558,000 votes to ... Read more...

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Parties begin as Pranab set for victory (Third Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Congress began celebrating early Sunday as its candidate Pranab Mukherjee appeared set for a comfortable ride to the Rashtrapati Bhavan as India's 13 ... Read more...

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Vote count on for presidential poll (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes for the presidential poll began here Sunday with the ruling UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee holding a clear winning edge over his ... Read more...

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Presidential poll counting to begin at 11 a.m.


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes of the July 19 presidential poll is set to begin Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Parliament House.The counting will take ... Read more...

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Presidential poll outcome Sunday


July 21st, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Victory of Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling UPA's candidate for the presidential poll held Thursday, is a foregone conclusion, but the final outcome will be ... Read more...

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Presidential poll conclude in Uttar Pradesh


July 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) As many as 401 of the 403 legislators of the Uttar Pradesh assembly cast their votes here in the presidential poll Thursday, and the other two ... 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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Ballot papers not EVMs for presidential poll


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Why are ballot papers and not electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the presidential election as is the norm in parliamentary polls? This is because ... Read more...

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CBI searches JMM legislator Sita Soren’s house


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 22 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday searched the house of Sita Soren, a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha legislator and daughter-in-law of party leader Shibu Soren, official sources said. The agency ... Read more...

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Horse trading: Premises of 14 Jharkhand MLAs raided


May 18th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday conducted raids at the premises of 14 Jharkhand legislators, including Labour Minister Chandra Prakash Chaudhary, as part of its ... Read more...

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Russia begins probe into bogus election videos


March 1st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has launched a probe into fake video clips posted on internet that show ballot stuffing for the March 4 presidential polls, an official said ... Read more...

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A weakened Congress will face UP ballot (Comment)


February 4th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Since the Manmohan Singh government is at the receiving end of the Supreme Court's stinging indictment of its role in the spectrum scam, it is the Congress which will suffer ... Read more...

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60,000 transparent ballot boxes for Russian polls


December 28th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 60,000 transparent ballot boxes would be bought by Russian electoral authorities for the March 4 presidential elections, a top official said Wednesday.Chief election official ... Read more...

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Russian election chief wants transparent ballot boxes


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's chief election official has proposed making ballot boxes fully transparent to prevent fraud at the presidential election next March."I will soon come forward with ... Read more...

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US worried by reports of electoral violations in Russia


December 6th, 2011 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US administration is worried about reports of electoral violations during the Dec 4 parliamentary elections in Russia, a White House spokesman said.International observers from ... Read more...

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Pakistan opts for 100,000 transparent ballot boxes


August 17th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan will procure 100,000 transparent ballot boxes, authorities have decided.The Election Commission Tuesday approved the procurement of transparent ballot boxes to meet future needs, sources told ... Read more...

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14th phase of Kashmir panchayat polls ends


June 6th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 6 (IANS) The 14th phase of the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat elections ended Monday afternoon in eight panchayat blocks across the state.Polling started at 8 a.m. Monday in ... Read more...

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13th phase of Kashmir panchayat polls ends


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 2 (IANS) The 13th phase of the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat elections ended here Thursday, with 73.18 percent of eligible voters exercising their franchise to elect 240 sarpanches ... Read more...

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Sluggish voting in 11th phase of Kashmir panchayat polls


May 25th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) Polling started peacefully across Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday morning for the 11th phase of the panchayat elections, though the voter turnout was low in north ... Read more...

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Kashmir holds peaceful panchayat polls


May 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) People exercised their franchise peacefully yet again in the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat polls Monday, with women voters in particular turning out in large numbers in ... Read more...

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Kashmir panchayat candidate injured in firing


May 10th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) A panchayat candidate was shot at by separatist guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district Tuesday, police said.Police here said Ghulam Mohiuddin, a candidate in Machipora ... Read more...

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Kashmir panchayat polls see large turnout again


May 4th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 4 (IANS) The sixth phase of panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir saw peaceful polling Wednesday, with voters turning out enthusiastically in nine village blocks.A large number of ... Read more...

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Yemen President says he ‘won’t give in to a coup’


April 25th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa, Apr 25 (ANI): Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said he will not give in to a "coup", a day after reportedly agreeing to leave office within a month."I will not ... Read more...

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Tibetans wait for their next Kalon Tripa


April 25th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 25 (IANS) The Tibetan community is abuzz with excitement and anticipation ahead of the April 27 crucial election result of the next Kalon Tripa, or the prime minister-in-exile, ... Read more...

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Yemen witnesses anti-Saleh protests, people seek his immediate departure


April 25th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Yemen Sunday against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, with the biggest demonstrations staged in the capital Sana'a.Protesters ... Read more...

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Large participation in Kashmir third phase panchayat polls (Lead)


April 21st, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Polling in the third phase of Jammu and Kashmir's panchayat elections ended Thursday afternoon with a large number of enthusiastic voters joining the democratic process to ... Read more...

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‘Fears of ‘catastrophic’ return of Islamic fundamentalists in Egypt’


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 2 (ANI): Religious fundamentalists including Abboud al-Zomor, Egypt's former intelligence officer who has been recently released after serving a jail term for supplying the bullets that had killed the country's ... Read more...

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Jordanian parliament will not limit king’s powers


March 28th, 2011 - 2:53 am ICT by BNO News
AMMAN, JORDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Jordan's lower house of parliament on Sunday rejected recent calls by the opposition to limit King Abdullah's constitutional powers as part of targeted political reforms."The house categorically ... Read more...

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NRIs want to vote, but through postal ballot


March 4th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Indians in America have welcomed the Election Commission's move to permit non-resident Indians to vote back home, but feel it would be a tough call ... Read more...

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Protesters ‘elements of coup’: Yemeni president


February 17th, 2011 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 17 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for 33 years, dubbed the anti-government protesters as "elements of the coup", the official Saba news agency reported."The ... Read more...

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UN envoy shows support for Tibetan refugees in Nepal


February 14th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Tibetan refugees in Nepal, who feel increasingly vulnerable due to the growing Chinese influence on the republic's government, have been heartened by the visit of a ... Read more...

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Free, fair elections still distant prospect in Egypt


February 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.9 (ANI): Free and fair elections in Egypt are still a distant prospect if democracy activists are to be believed.While millions of Egyptians have taken to the streets to clamor for ... Read more...

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