general election

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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Obama visits Iowa State Fair: Four More Beers


August 15th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Des Moines, Iowa, Aug 15 (NEWS) President Obama might have just won himself a few more votes in the upcoming general election of the US. The president had not planned to go ... Read more...

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Rupert Murdoch wants Boris to lead the Tories


August 1st, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rupert Murdoch wants Boris Johnson to lead the Tories. Johnson is a British politician who is currently the mayor of London and he is also an accomplished ... Read more...

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Merkel’s election law reform declared unconstitutional


July 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 26 (IANS) Germany's top court has ruled changes in the current election law, introduced last year by Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, as unconstitutional.The Wednesday's ruling has left politicians ... Read more...

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It felt like a general election: Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India's president-elect Pranab Mukherjee Sunday thanked people across the country for his victory and said that with emotions running high it felt like another ... Read more...

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Two killed in Malaysia chopper crash


July 21st, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 21 (IANS) Two bodies were found in a helicopter wreckage Saturday in a remote jungle in Malaysia's eastern state of Sarawak, Xinhua reported. The chopper went missing ... Read more...

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Gilani visits Benazir grave


June 21st, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was ousted from power by the Supreme Court, Thursday visited the grave of Benazir Bhutto to pay ... Read more...

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Pakistanis want change from old order, says daily


May 11th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Pakistanis are seeking an "escape from the old order and a move towards something different", said a daily, citing a survey that is certain to rattle ... Read more...

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Comment on reforms not linked to 2014 election: Kaushik Basu


April 20th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Government's chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu Friday clarified that his comments on economic reforms getting a push after 2014 was not linked to India's ... Read more...

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Myanmar votes to elect Suu Kyi (Lead)


April 1st, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Thousands Sunday voted in Myanmar's parliamentary by-elections in which Nobel laureate and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is contesting for the first time.Over six million ... Read more...

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All-time high voting in UP, women set new record (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Voters in Uttar Pradesh set an all-time record in polling percentage, with officials saying about 60 percent of its 127 million electorate exercised their franchise in ... Read more...

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No intention to curb media: Pakistani minister


February 28th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The Pakistani government does not intend to impose curbs on the media, Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan assured after the media did not ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi campaigns for Myanmar by-elections


February 11th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangion, Feb 11 (IANS) Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), Saturday started the parliamentary by-election campaign in her constituency.Suu Kyi is to contest ... Read more...

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Sarkozy set to meet Spanish PM after S&P; downgrade


January 16th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 16 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy will visit Spain and meet Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Monday, according to Spanish government.Sarkozy is the first foreign leader to visit ... Read more...

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Spain’s incoming PM warns of unpleasant economic measures


December 16th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 16 (IANS) Incoming Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said the measures his government plans to undertake will not be "pleasant". Rajoy made the remark Thursday after his ... Read more...

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Myanmar recognises Suu Kyi’s NLD as political party


December 13th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 13 (IANS) The Myanmar government has officially recognized Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) as a political party, authorities said Tuesday.Earlier, the main ... Read more...

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`Singapore economic growth may be slower in coming decade’


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 23 (IANS) Singapore's economic growth is likely to be relatively slower in the coming decade compared with its past high growth, Minister of State for Trade and Industry ... Read more...

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96-year-old Spanish man dies just after voting


November 21st, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) A 96-year-old man died Sunday shortly after casting his vote in the Spanish general election, a media report said.The man, who voted in the Hortaleza area ... Read more...

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No general election this year: Malaysian PM


November 11th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 11 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has ruled out the possibility of holding a general election this year, despite speculation that he would dissolve parliament on ... Read more...

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Hisar bypoll: Hooda has lot at stake


September 25th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) He may not be trying to uphold his father's legacy or have a family member in the fray like the two other main contestants in the ... Read more...

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Woman in veil to run for French presidency


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) A woman in France who defied the ban on wearing burqa Thursday said she would stand against President Nicolas Sarkozy in the next election. Kenza Drider, 32, ... Read more...

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Congress refuses to react to US report on Modi


September 14th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday refused to react to a US Congressional report suggesting that the next general election could see Rahul Gandhi pitted against Gujarat ... Read more...

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Yoshihiko Noda is Japan’s new PM (Lead)


August 30th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 30 (IANS) Japan's parliament has backed former finance minister Yoshihiko Noda as the country's new prime minister, BBC reported Tuesday.The parliament's approval came after the 54-year-old Noda secured ... Read more...

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Yoshihiko Noda set to become Japanese PM


August 29th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 29 (IANS) Japan Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda is all set to become the country's next prime minister, Xinhua reported Monday.Noda's occupying the coveted post looked certain after he ... Read more...

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Defence lawyer fails to appear in Benazir Bhutto case


August 27th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) A Pakistani court that was supposed to conduct hearing in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case Saturday could not do so because the defence lawyer failed ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition party says no to electronic voting


July 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) The country's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said that it is opposed to the introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the next ... Read more...

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Congress dismisses BJP allegation of spying on Mukherjee


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday dismissed the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) allegation that the government was spying on Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, and said ... Read more...

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PPP to observe Benazir’s 58th birthday Tuesday


June 20th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would observe Tuesday the 58th birth anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.The main ceremony will be held at the ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress to contest seats lost in 2008 poll


May 30th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 30 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), upbeat at its improved prospects, has said it will seek to re-contest all the seats it lost in the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh observes Ziaur Rahman’s death anniversary


May 30th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) Bangladesh is Monday observing the 30th anniversary of the assassination of president Ziaur Rahman, the war of independence hero whose role as the military strongman changed ... Read more...

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Iraq’s head of anti-Baath committee assassinated


May 27th, 2011 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 27 (IANS) A senior Iraqi politician in charge of a committee purging Saddam Hussein loyalists was assassinated Thursday, Xinhua quoted a police source as saying.Ali al-Lami, the ... Read more...

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Syria introduces new reforms with 10,000 jobs


May 13th, 2011 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 13 (IANS) Reflecting its determination to push forward reforms, Syria introduced a new package of reforms while the government troops ended its mission in the central province of ... Read more...

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Show up and vote, Furtado tells youth


April 28th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Pop star Nelly Furtado is urging young Canadians to take part in the upcoming general elections.The 32-year-old spent years ignoring politics and admits she used a ... Read more...

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Canada Prime Minister defends asbestos exports


April 27th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, April 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Canadian Prime Minister is not convinced that the country is doing anything wrong by exporting asbestos. Asbestos has been linked with serious health risks including cancer ... Read more...

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Brit Deputy PM Nick Clegg to be portrayed in new hip-hop musical


April 25th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is reportedly set to be portrayed as a tragic hero with all the swagger of a top rapper in a new hip-hop ... Read more...

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