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Negligible progress on poll reforms, RTI plea reveals


June 21st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Attempts to push for poll reforms are yet to yield the desired results despite an appeal by the Election Commission to the government, a ... Read more...

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Russia terms US comments about polls ‘unacceptable’


December 7th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian foreign ministry has said that comments by senior White House officials about Russian parliamentary elections were "unacceptable".US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said ... Read more...

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Anna says fast only ’suspended’, wants electoral reforms


August 28th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) He has only "suspended" his fast not ended it, Anna Hazare said Sunday and added that his campaign for a strong Lokpal institution would ... Read more...

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Money creating havoc in elections: Chief election commissioner


May 13th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As election results for five assemblies came in Friday, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi expressed serious concern over the growing influence of money power ... Read more...

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Struggle will continue: Anna Hazare


April 9th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The struggle for a stronger anti-graft law would continue till parliament finally passed the Lokpal (ombdusman) bill, socialreformer Anna Hazare said Saturday, ending his 97-hour ... Read more...

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Mayawati indicates direct elections for mayors to stay


March 10th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday appeared to have succumbed to the mounting opposition pressure against her move to change the existing system of direct ... Read more...

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Festival break fails to fire Nepal PM poll


October 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 25 (IANS) As Nepal's parliamentary parties go to vote Tuesday in an unprecedented 13th round to elect a new prime minister, there are indications the exercise would prove ... Read more...

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Nepal fails to get new PM even after 10th round


October 6th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 6 (IANS) Anger, ridicule and disinterest marked the 10th round of prime ministerial election in Nepal Wednesday with the parties failing to elect a new premier for an unprecedented 10th ... Read more...

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Nepal premier poll crashes for ninth time


September 30th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 30 (IANS) Held under the shadow of a dire economic and constitutional crisis, the ninth round of vote to elect a new prime minister in Nepal failed yet ... Read more...

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Nepal faces another fruitless poll for prime minister


September 25th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 25 (IANS) Without a prime minister for nearly three months, the volatile republic of Nepal faces another fruitless election Sunday, as that too is bound to fail ... Read more...

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Philippines declares victory of nine senators


May 15th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 15 (DPA) The Philippines' election commission Saturday declared the victory of nine senators five days after national polls that used a new automated system. Three other senatorial seats are to be ... Read more...

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Gorbachev pans Putin for rampant corruption, roll back of democracy in Russia


September 5th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 5 (ANI): Former President of USSR Mikhail Gorbachev has criticized Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for failing to fight corruption and for rolling back democracy in the country.Gorbachev ... Read more...

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Lebanese rivals agree on election law in Doha


May 18th, 2008 - 2:52 am ICT by admin
DPA Beirut, May 18 (DPA) A committee formed Saturday in Doha from six members of the Lebanese rivals has agreed on adopting a new election law, DPA learned from a delegate. "The committee ... Read more...

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Nepal PM scrapes through crucial poll


May 3rd, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) While most of his family members and trusted allies were axed by Nepal's first national elections in almost a decade, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala scraped ... Read more...

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Nepal gets its first gay lawmaker


May 1st, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) A 35-year-old gay rights activist, who last year won an award considered the Gay Nobel, has become Nepal's first homosexual lawmaker, marking a social revolution in the traditional ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists surge ahead in proportional race too


April 15th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) The intense desire in Nepal for a change, which saw its former Maoist guerrillas headed for a landslide win in the historic constituent assembly election, continued ... Read more...

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Almost 300 contestants thrown out of Nepal poll fray


April 4th, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 4 (IANS) Nepal's Election Commission (EC) Friday dashed the hopes of nearly 300 contestants by cancelling their candidacy for failing to meet the required criteria. Nepal goes to ... Read more...

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Nepalese PM Koirala to start election campaigning from early next week


March 21st, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Mar 21 (ANI): Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala is set to start campaigning for his party ahead of the Constituent Assembly elections slated for April 10.Koirala is likely ... Read more...

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Koirala Government, FRNF sign five point deal; FRNF agitation ends


March 1st, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Mar.1 (ANI): The Seven Party Alliance (SPA) Government, headed by Prime Minister G.P.Koirala, on Saturday signed a five-point agreement with the Federal Republic National Front (FRNF), an alliance of seven groups ... Read more...

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Koirala promises polls by mid-April next year


December 16th, 2007 - 7:22 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Dec 16 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today expressed his commitment to hold the Constituent Assembly election by mid-April next year. He further said that the political parties are close ... Read more...

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Agreement eludes Koirala


November 14th, 2007 - 8:21 am ICT by admin
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