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PM congratulates Medvedev, Putin on Duma polls (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) Amidst public protests in Russia over the results of the Dec 4 Duma polls and the opposition allegations of electoral fraud, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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PM felicitates Russian president on recent Duma polls


December 16th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) Amidst public protests in Russia over the results of the Dec 4 Duma polls and the opposition allegations of electoral fraud, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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No foreign observers for Russian presidential polls?


December 14th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Central Election Commission may not invite international observers to the presidential elections in March following critical remarks made by such observers after the ... Read more...

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Russian journalists fired for photos targeting Putin


December 13th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The chief executive officer and the editor-in-chief of Russia's Kommersant Vlast magazine have been fired for publishing photos with offensive remarks targeting Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Russian social network not to close opposition accounts


December 9th, 2011 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's most popular social network was asked by the domestic security agency to deactivate accounts of groups that contained posts calling for street protests, but ... Read more...

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Amnesty urges Russia to respect right to protest


December 9th, 2011 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on Russian authorities "to respect the right to peaceful protests" ahead of rallies against alleged electoral fraud ... Read more...

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Medvedev calls for probe into alleged Russian poll fraud


December 8th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that allegations of fraud during Sunday's parliamentary polls should be investigated."The main thing now is to calm (our) nerves and ... Read more...

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Obscene tweet posted on Medvedev’s Twitter account


December 8th, 2011 - 4:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An obscene re-tweet was posted briefly on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's official Twitter account, the Kremlin said, blaming the incident on "interference" by a technical ... Read more...

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Russians protest against ‘election fraud’


December 6th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Thousands of people have started a protest in Moscow against alleged election fraud during the parliamentary polls, which saw a big slump in support for ... Read more...

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No violations at Russia’s parliamentary polls


December 4th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There were no violations during Sunday's parliamentary elections in Russia, international observers monitoring the polls said.The elections are being seen as a crucial test for ... Read more...

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Putin nominated for 2012 presidential polls


November 27th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was officially nominated as a candidate for the March 2012 presidential elections at a United Russia party congress at Moscow's ... Read more...

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UN offers help during Bangladesh polls


November 16th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that if Bangladesh's political leaders want, the UN was ready to provide technical and logistic support to help conduct ... Read more...

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Poland votes in parliamentary polls


October 9th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poles voted Sunday in a poll to elect 460 membes to the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, and 100 senators to the upper ... Read more...

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Egypt parliamentary polls to begin Nov 21


September 18th, 2011 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's supreme election commission has proposed to hold elections to the country's parliament starting Nov 21, the Al Ahram newspaper said.Elections to both the upper ... Read more...

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Russian tycoon may run for president


September 3rd, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has said he could run for the presidency in 2012 if his Right Cause party does well in December's parliamentary polls."If ... Read more...

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US asks Russia to review refusal to register party


July 29th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has asked Russia to re-examine a decision not to allow an opposition party to take part in the upcoming parliamentary polls, a US ... Read more...

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Egypt to hold parliamentary polls in three rounds


July 21st, 2011 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 21 (IANS) Voting for Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections will be held in three rounds in October, the ruling army council has said.Preparations for the elections will start in ... Read more...

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Rahul needs to demonstrate a broader vision for nation (Comment)


July 9th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Since Rahul Gandhi's most notable political success was the Congress' unexpectedly good showing in Uttar Pradesh's 2009 parliamentary polls, when it won 22 of the 80 seats, it is not ... Read more...

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Bihar Deputy CM in trouble over police firing


June 10th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 10 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's role should be probed in an incident of police firing in Araria district, in which five people were ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood’s party officially registered in Egypt


June 7th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian commission for political parties has officially registered the Freedom and Justice Party created by the Muslim Brotherhood to run in the upcoming parliamentary ... Read more...

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Sikh woman MP accuses Canadian immigration minister of lying


April 29th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 29 (IANS) An election contest here between two Punjabi candidates for the May 2 parliamentary polls has degenerated into a virtual mud-slinging match.And this so-called 'Punjab-style' campaigning by ... Read more...

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‘Macho man’ Putin’s latest fad is ice hockey


April 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Apr 16 (ANI): Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin who has created the image of a "macho man" by taking part in various sporting activities, reportedly took part in a 40-minute training ... Read more...

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Blast in Nigeria’s poll office kills eight


April 9th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Lagos, April 9 (IANS) At least eight people were killed in a deadly blast at an electoral commission office in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan said.The blast occurred Friday in Niger ... Read more...

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Next government must focus on peace: Bengal intellectuals


March 29th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) With mounting violence ahead of the April-May assembly elections, noted intellectuals in West Bengal feel restoration of peace and welfare of the poor should be the ... Read more...

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Bansal faces opposition attack over shop allotment scam (Roundup)


March 14th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Monday faced opposition demand for his resignation over allegations of involvement in a multi-crore-rupee fraud in allotment of ... Read more...

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Tunisia’s Islamist group to form political party


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 2 (IANS) Tunisia's main Islamist group Al-Nahda has been allowed to form a new political party by the country's interim government, a media report said Wednesday.Al-Nahda (The Awakening) ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress has new secretary general


February 18th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 18 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the country's largest Indian-based party, has a new secretary general in S. Murugessan who was appointed with immediate effect amid speculation of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition fares well in polls


January 28th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 28 (IANS) The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), decimated in the parliamentary polls two years ago, has performed well in several civic bodies elections and also snatched back ... Read more...

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Early parliamentary polls likely in Malaysia


November 18th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 18 (IANS) Two successive victories by the ruling alliance in by-elections have sparked speculation about Malaysia's parliamentary poll being advanced.General election tops the agenda of a series of high-level ... Read more...

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Khaleda threatens agitation against Hasina government


November 18th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia has said she would resume agitation against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government to protect the interest of the country."Certainly after Eid, we ... Read more...

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Don’t shy away from house probe, Jayalalithaa tells UPA


November 16th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Pressing for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum scam, AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday wondered why was the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s early poll talks overshadow Diwali celebrations


October 25th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 25 (IANS) Speculations about early parliamentary polls in Malaysia have overshadowed Diwali celebrations in the country, and leaders of the Indian diaspora have been urged to hit the campaign ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM may opt for early parliamentary poll


October 24th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 24 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak may opt for parliamentary polls - nearly two years ahead of schedule, a media report said Sunday.Addressing the 61st general assembly ... Read more...

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AGP surveying Assam’s mood — to win elections


October 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 15 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is banking on a New Delhi-based firm to come up with a set of suggestions to help it bounce back ... Read more...

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Afghan parliamentary polls affected by widespread fraud


September 25th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.25 (ANI): Evidence is emerging that last weekend's parliamentary election in Afghanistan was affected by widespread fraud, so much so, that it could affect the results in a third of the ... Read more...

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