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MCD polls have lost their carnival spirit: Contestants


April 5th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The civic elections in Delhi have lost their carnival spirit, feel many political parties and candidates, due to the state election commission's strict code ... Read more...

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Quraishi reacts strongly to Badal’s remarks on jurisdiction (Roundup)


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) In a strong tit-for-tat reaction, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, saying the commission was "aware" of ... Read more...

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Aware of constitutional mandate: Quraishi to Badal (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) In a tit-for-tat reaction, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, saying the commission was "aware" of its ... Read more...

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Disappointed you communicated via media: Quraishi to Badal


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday wrote a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, saying he was "disappointed" the Akali Dal leader chose ... Read more...

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West Bengal opted for change: Sitaram Yechury (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury Friday said the defeat of the Left Front in West Bengal was because the "people opted ... Read more...

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West Bengal opted for change: Sitaram Yechury


May 13th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury said Friday the defeat of the Left Front in West Bengal was because the "people opted ... Read more...

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Obama boasts ‘lame duck session’ has been ’season of progress for American people’


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23(ANI): United States President Barack Obama has hailed the lame-duck session of the 111th Congress, which came to an end on Wednesday, as the "most productive post-election period in ... Read more...

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Congress likely to make top level party changes in Bihar


November 25th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Having received a severe drubbing in the Bihar assembly polls that halved its existing single-digit strength, the Congress is likely to revamp the top level ... Read more...

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Government awaiting report on paid news: Soni


June 25th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Friday that her ministry was awaiting a report from the Press Council of India (PCI) on the issue of ... Read more...

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Countries can learn from Bangladesh poll reforms, says UN


May 24th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 24 (IANS) Electoral reforms in Bangladesh saw its election commission evolve into one of the most trusted and independent institutions in public life that could lead to long-term improvements in ... Read more...

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Transforming Challenges into Success: UN Study on Election


May 24th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, May 24 (ANI): An independent study has concluded that the electoral reform process in Bangladesh leading up to the 2008 national elections supported a number of important building blocks that are ... Read more...

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Delhi Police ‘rubbish’ Tennis Australia’s claim of stolen CWG plans (Lead)


February 20th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney/New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Tennis Australia (TA) Saturday claimed that the security plans for October's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi were stolen and that had prompted it to forfeit the ... Read more...

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Tennis Australia cites stolen CWG security plan for pull-out


February 20th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) In a startling revelation, Tennis Australia (TA) Saturday claimed that security plans for October's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi were stolen and that prompted it to forfeit ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges peace in post-election Sri Lanka


February 9th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday reiterated his appeal to all parties in Sri Lanka and their supporters to show restraint and refrain from violence after ... Read more...

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UN urges calm in Sri Lanka’s pre-election period


January 21st, 2010 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 21 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday raised concern about an upswing in violence, including murders of political activists, in Sri Lanka as the country was preparing a ... Read more...

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UN mission chief says Afghanistan will flounder without functional government


January 4th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London/Kabul, Jan. 4 (ANI): The head of the United Nations in Kabul has warned that Afghanistan risked floundering "without a functioning government", after only seven of the President's twenty-four ministerial candidates were ... Read more...

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Amnesty International details abuse of Iran protesters


December 10th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.10 (ANI): Distressing accounts of torture, rape and brutal violence meted out to opposition supporters, before during and after the disputed June presidential elections in Iran, are detailed in a damning ... Read more...

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Israel will not let citizens face war crimes trials: Netanyahu


October 13th, 2009 - 2:08 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 13 (DPA) Israel will not allow its leaders or soldiers to stand trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague for war crimes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday. Addressing ... Read more...

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Kabul blast toll rises to 7, ninety injured (update Kabul blast)


August 15th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.15 (ANI): At least seven people were killed and about 90 wounded in a suicide car bomb blast outside the NATO headquarters here on Saturday.Initial reports said three people, all ... Read more...

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Plots under way to destabilise Indonesia: Yudhoyono


July 17th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 17 (DPA) Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said intelligence reports suggested there were attempts to destabilise the country, including a plot to kill him, and urged authorities to investigate whether ... Read more...

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Iran asked to free all detained scribes


July 13th, 2009 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 12 (DPA) The international media rights body, Reporters Without Borders, Sunday expressed concern about the "growing repression" of journalists and cyber-dissidents in the post-election period in Iran. The organisation also called ... Read more...

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South African president’s son learns about IPL


May 21st, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 21 (IANS) While his father, President Jacob Zuma, prepares to run the country after his recent election, Duduzani Zuma is learning the intricacies of Twenty20 cricket with the ... Read more...

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Politicians on campaign trail seek votes - and doctors


May 2nd, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Electioneering in 40 degrees Celsius-plus temperatures is sending an increasing number of politicians to health checkup clinics, say doctors, though the candidates themselves are loath to ... Read more...

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Poll panel notice to BJP’s Kailash Joshi


April 30th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday issued notice to Kailash Joshi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Bhopal seat, for violating the model code of conduct. ... Read more...

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Davis Cupper Woodbridge condemns ITF for sticking Oz-India clash in Chennai


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr.22 (ANI): Davis Cup legend Todd Woodbridge has condemned the International Tennis Federation for insisting that Australia play their Cup tie against India in Chennai.Australia wants a neutral venue for ... Read more...

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Obama envoy holding first talks with Netanyahu government


April 16th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, April 16 (DPA) US special envoy George Mitchell met Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Thursday morning, holding his first talks in Israel since the new government of hardline Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Sikh bodies flay political parties wooing sects in Punjab


April 14th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, April 14 (IANS) They might be big vote banks for political parties but a number of radical Sikh organisations have openly come out against political parties in Punjab pampering certain sects ... Read more...

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BJP’s Gujarat headquarters go wi-fi for polls


April 6th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has converted its Gujarat headquarters here into a wi-fi zone for the busy election period and enrolled young tech-savvy volunteers to help ... Read more...

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EC directs UP govt. to launch drive against arms


April 4th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Apr 4 (ANI): The Election Commission has directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to launch a special drive against illegal arms and ammunition."It has been brought to the notice of the EC ... Read more...

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US expects NATO to do more in Afghanistan: Clinton


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Strasbourg (France), April 3 (DPA) The US expects its NATO allies to contribute more soldiers, trainers and money to the alliance's operations in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said ahead ... Read more...

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More NATO troops needed in Afghanistan: US security advisor


March 30th, 2009 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 29 (DPA) The US expects its European allies in NATO to supplement their troop presence in Afghanistan, at least during the country's August election period, US security advisor James ... Read more...

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Advani continues to target Manmohan Singh


March 28th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Gandhinagar, Mar 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP's) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani asserted that if NDA is voted to power, it will amend the Constitution so that only ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Police for IPL after polls


March 20th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 20 (ANI): Maharashtra Police on Friday said it would be better if the Indian Premier League (IPL) is held in the state after elections.Maharashtras Director General (Elections) Suprabhat Chakravarty ... Read more...

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Home Ministry asks IPL organizers to re-chart schedule


March 13th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 13 (ANI): The Home Ministry has advised IPL organizers that it may not be possible to hold the cash-rich Twenty20 series as per BCCIs revised schedule. Due to ... Read more...

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EU to send observers for Bangladesh elections


November 18th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 18 (Xinhua) The European Union (EU) will send an observation mission for the parliamentary elections in Bangladesh scheduled Dec 18, private UNB news agency reported Tuesday.Stefan Frowein, head of the ... Read more...

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