elections in india

Delhi to get international poll institute


May 1st, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Expressing hope it would develop as a world class facility on poll management, Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi Monday laid the foundation ... Read more...

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Neither Congress nor BJP has the people’s mandate (Comment)


April 21st, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Elections in India for even the panchayats and civic bodies are seen as political barometers. Although they are supposed to reflect local concerns, no party can afford to ignore their ... Read more...

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Don’t use EVMs in Assam: AGP


January 22nd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Believing that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are not tamper proof, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Sunday said it will ask the Election Commission not to ... Read more...

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No surprise, says BJP to US report praising Modi-ruled Gujarat


September 14th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday termed as "no surprise" a US Congressional report describing party-ruled Gujarat, where Narendra Modi is at the helm, ... Read more...

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India a ‘nominal democracy’, says ex-poll commission chief


March 11th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) India is a "nominal democracy" with "political families and a few elite" continuing to rule the nation since its independence unfairly, according to James Michael Lyngdoh, ... Read more...

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India puts off US strategic dialogue due to state polls


March 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India Friday said it has decided to postpone the second round of its strategic dialogue, co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and US ... Read more...

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India-US Strategic Dialogue postponed due to assembly polls, WANA situation


March 11th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): The second India-US Strategic Dialogue, co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been postponed in view of ... Read more...

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‘Demand to vote by NRIs driven by desire to contest elections’


February 4th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The demand to vote by the Non Resident Indian (NRI) population is fuelled by a desire to contest elections, feels Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi.On Thursday, the ... Read more...

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Difficulties in NRI voting rights being worked out: Ravi


January 8th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi Saturday said the government was working out the difficulties in physical verification of non-resident Indians living in the Gulf countries ... Read more...

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Scrap Rajya Sabha, says Shivraj


December 12th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 12 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan Sunday suggested the scrapping of the Rajya Sabha, saying black money was widely used in elections."Huge amounts of money is spent ... Read more...

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India to ink FTAs with Japan, Malaysia by year-end


August 26th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India is likely to sign free trade agreements with Japan and Malaysia in three to four months, but the pact with the European Union is unlikely ... Read more...

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Champions League to be held in South Africa


April 25th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The second edition of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) will be held in South Africa Sep 10-26. The governing council accepted Cricket South Africa's (CSA) offer to host the tournament, ... Read more...

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Ramdev set to take Indian yoga to Myanmar, Pakistan


March 31st, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Kathmandu, March 31 (IANS) After conquering Nepal with his traditional brand of fitness pill - the Indian yoga, seer Ramdev is all set to take on Myanmar, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri ... Read more...

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Yoga guru Ramdev to open centre in Nepal


March 17th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 17 (IANS) After hitting headlines with his announcement of contesting the next general elections in India with a new party, Indian yoga guru Swami Ramdev is now set to open ... Read more...

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Mauritius keen to learn voting machine use from India


January 29th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Mauritius is keen to introduce electronic voting machines to speed up the counting process, says its top election official. "The counting process is slow. We want to learn ... Read more...

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Lalit Modi to lose IPL Commissioner’s job


December 13th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec 13 (ANI): A week after losing the elections of the Rajasthan Cricket Association to CP Joshi, IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi is in a new problem now with the Board of ... Read more...

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New Delhi to host EU-India civil society workshop Sep 24


September 13th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 13 (IANS) A trade and development workshop between the European Union (EU) and India aimed at informing the civil society on the ongoing EU-India trade negotiations will be held in ... Read more...

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Economy upswing: Indians’ optimism second only to Indonesians


August 11th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Consumer confidence in India is on an upswing with the country ranking second, next only to Indonesia, in the Global Confidence Survey conducted by market tracker AC ... Read more...

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Top French official praises Indian elections


July 28th, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A top French official has praised India for the successful conduct of the Lok Sabha elections saying it was a "fresh and dazzling demonstration of the vitality ... Read more...

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PCB to seek ICC assurance on govt. permission to play in World Cup


July 27th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 27 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt will meet ICC president David Morgan on Tuesday to discuss the possible solutions to a scenario in which the Pakistan ... Read more...

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S African Sports Minister to mediate Wanderers row


July 24th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, July 24 (IANS) Amid growing anger among fans, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation to appoint a mediator to resolve its dispute with ... Read more...

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Radio Pakistan says Manmohan Singh is following Hindu leaders’ diktats!


June 13th, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by ANI
Abohar, June 13 (ANI): The recent general elections in India saw Dr. Manmohan Singh leading the United Progressive Alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance to victory.Radio Pakistan ... Read more...

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Political party bribed Indian Army officers: Election Commissioner (Lead)


June 3rd, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 3 (IANS) Members of a political party bribed army officers in a blatant bid to rig postal ballots during last month's general elections in India, according to ... Read more...

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South African advertising gurus laud IPL 2 campaign


June 2nd, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, June 2 (IANS) The South African advertising industry has hailed the success of Indian Premier League's (IPL) ad campaigns, which were conceptualised in just two weeks.The IPL, which ... Read more...

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Lalit Modi thanks South Africans for making IPL a grand success (Lead)


May 25th, 2009 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 25 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi has thanked the people of South Africa for their overwhelming support for the tournament and making it a grand ... Read more...

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IPL has revived South African economy: President Zuma


May 25th, 2009 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 25 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Sunday thanked the Indian Premier League (IPL) for reviving the country's economy ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Twenty20 tournament, which ... Read more...

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Obama wants to build on close strategic partnership with India


May 22nd, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 22 (IANS) President Barack Obama says he looks forward to building on the close strategic partnership between India and the United States that will address the challenges ... Read more...

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Indian polls take backseat to Bollywood in South Africa


May 17th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 17 (IANS) Indian politics took a backseat to Bollywood in the biggest South African weekly, the Sunday Times, with photographs of film stars participating in the Indian ... Read more...

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India 2009 election results - state of the parties


May 16th, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
The magnitude of the win by the Indian National Congress (Congress) party in the 2009 general elections in India is reflected in the table below.As of 8.30pm local time (1500GMT) the state ... Read more...

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Congress wins Elections in India Once More


May 16th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by GD
Congress has won an overwhelming victory in the Lok Sabha Elections. The results were declared today. The Congress is ahead by at least 60 seats over its nearest competitor the BJP ... Read more...

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Indian election results watched in far away Ethiopia


May 16th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 16 (IANS) Ethiopian MPs got a glimpse of the working of Indian democracy with the Indian embassy arranging for a live telecast of Indian TV channels that were carring ... Read more...

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Mayawati may go Congress way, ask for central berths


May 15th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Darshan Desai New Delhi/Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati might tilt towards the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and seek ministerial berths ... Read more...

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CPM sees red over US envoy’s meeting with Indian leaders


May 14th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) on Thursday lashed out at US Charge d'Affaires A. Peter Burleigh for what it termed an interference in Indian elections."US is ... Read more...

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US envoy meets Advani, Chandrababu Naidu; discusses India-US ties


May 13th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Amid mounting uncertainty over the outcome of the general elections in India, US Charge d'Affaires (head of mission) A. Peter Burleigh Wednesday met BJP's prime ministerial ... Read more...

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IPL success spurs South Africa to launch SPL


May 3rd, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 3 (IANS) South African cricket authorities are speeding up the launch of the proposed Southern Premier League (SPL) to cash in on the huge success of the second ... Read more...

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