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Ansari re-elected vice president (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) UPA candidate Hamid Ansari was Tuesday re-elected India's vice president, defeating NDA nominee Jaswant Singh.Lok Sabha Secretary General T.K. Vishwanathan, the returning officer ... Read more...

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Sachin, Rekha add glamour to vice president poll


August 7th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood veteran Rekha made a grand entry Tuesday as they walked in to the polling room in Parliament House ... Read more...

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Voting to elect 14th vice president begins(Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Voting to elect the country's 14th vice president began here Tuesday with MPs from both houses of parliament exercising their franchise to choose between UPA's ... Read more...

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BJP to field its own vice president candidate


July 9th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday it would field its own candidate for the post of vice president and would not support the ... Read more...

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Vice presidential election Aug 7: Poll panel (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The election for India's next vice president will be held Aug 7, if necessary, the Election Commission announced Tuesday."VP election schedule has been announced. ... Read more...

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Presidential poll on July 19, result on July 22 (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The presidential poll will be held on July 19 and the name of the new occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be declared on ... Read more...

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Fresh Scheduled Tribes’ quota in Uttar Pradesh house suggested (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Election Commission to consider a plea for reservation for the Scheduled Tribes in Uttar Pradesh assembly on the basis ... Read more...

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Protests in Nepal over parliament extension


May 29th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The first protests started Sunday soon after Nepal's major parties agreed to extend parliament's term by three months more with an ethnic organisation calling a general ... Read more...

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Strike paralyses Nepal ahead of constitution debacle


May 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Nepal as ethnic groups enforced a nationwide general strike Friday, accusing the government of backpedalling on an agreement, and defying ... Read more...

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Protests continue as Yemen’s President Saleh proposes new constitution


March 10th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by BNO News
SANAA, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Thursday announced a new political initiative in the First National Conference, which includes the preparation of a new constitution, Yemen's Saba ... Read more...

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Nepal’s new PM sworn in amidst fresh discord


February 6th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 6 (IANS) Though a seven-month-old political vacuum ended Sunday with Nepal's new Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal taking oath of office and secrecy, the swearing-in was marred by ... Read more...

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Apex court clears decks for Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls


September 21st, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday cleared the decks for the holding of panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh with seat reservation for marginalised sections based on the 2001 census. The ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth Issues A Message Of Austerity


May 26th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Queen Elizabeth 2 discharged a serious message of austerity on Tuesday. Her communication, created by governmental bureaucrats on her behalf, underscored the intentions of ... Read more...

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UK PM, Gordon Brown, To Give Up His Job Later This Year


May 11th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has enacted a remarkable proposal to make certain that his besieged Labor Party stays in power. This proposal ... Read more...

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Treachery, cry Tories after Clegg and Brown talk


May 11th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Conservatives have savaged Liberal Democrats after the latter sought a deal with Labour leader and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, with a senior Tory leader saying: "These people ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent Brits want Cameron to be next PM


May 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): About 53 percent of Brits want Tory leader David Cameron to be the country's next Prime Minister.According to The Sun's latest poll, only 33 per cent want ... Read more...

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Britain waits for new government as politicians sweat it out


May 10th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who holds the key to who would be the next resident of 10 Downing Street, seems to be inching towards a deal ... Read more...

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Apex court refuses to interfere with Maharashtra Rajya Sabha bypoll


August 3rd, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday refused to interfere with the Aug 10 bypoll to three Rajya Sabha seats from Maharashtra, dismissing a lawsuit which challenged the Election ... Read more...

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No urgent hearing for lawsuit against Rajya Sabha by-election


July 23rd, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday refused to grant an urgent hearing to a lawsuit challenging the Election Commission's decision to hold separately - through three separate ballot ... Read more...

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Nepali Congress presents draft at Constitutional Committee


March 31st, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 31 (ANI): Nepali Congress along with three other political parties presented their respective concept paper at the meeting of the Constitutional Committee here today.Presenting the concept paper which is basically ... Read more...

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Indian minister to visit Nepal for Dalit rights campaign


February 26th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 26 (IANS) India's Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers and Steel Ram Vilas Paswan is arriving in Nepal next week on a one-day visit. However, Paswan, who belongs to the Lok ... Read more...

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Indian pilgrims’ van stoned during Nepal Terai turmoil


February 9th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) A group of Indian pilgrims had an unnerving experience while travelling through southern Nepal during a shutdown when their vehicle was stoned by ethnic protesters.The police in Rupandehi ... Read more...

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Nepal Cabinet meeting postponed on ordinance issue


February 5th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 5 (ANI): The Nepal cabinet meeting has been postponed for the third consecutive time as the ruling coalition partners remained divided on whether to promulgate new ordinances. The Cabinet meeting ... Read more...

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Political parties make key poll-related suggestions to Election Commission


February 3rd, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Leaders of several political parties told the three- member Election Commission on Tuesday to ensure a level playing field to smaller parties during the forthcoming general ... Read more...

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Prachanda says foreign forces creating trouble in Terai districts


January 30th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 30 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has alleged that international forces have been making trouble in Terai districts by creating a number of factions. Addressing a gathering here on ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists to adopt different democracy


December 7th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 7 (ANI): Nepal Defence Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the nature of democracy envisioned by CPN-Maoist for new Nepal would be fundamentally different and pro-poor. Nepalnews quoted Thapa ... Read more...

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Nepal parties resume discussions to end political deadlock


July 8th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 8 (ANI): The leaders of the three major parties are holding discussions with senior leaders of Madhesi parties at the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction here today. Maoist chairman Pushpa ... Read more...

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Ten parties meeting in Nepal capital ends inconclusively


July 8th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 8 (ANI): A meeting between the top leaders of the Seven-Party Alliance (SPA) and the leaders of the Madhesi parties here on the draft of the supplementary amendment bill ... Read more...

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Terai stalemate stops Maoist march to power in Nepal


June 30th, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) Four days after Nepal's prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala resigned, the former Maoist guerrillas' bid to form the next government continued to be blocked by three ... Read more...

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Nepal’s EC to announce names of winning candidates today


May 8th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 8 (ANI): The Election Commission (EC) of Nepal is all set to announce the list of 335 candidates elected to the Constituent Assembly (CA) under the proportional representation (PR) ... Read more...

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Polls give Nepal women special joy this Mother’s Day


May 5th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) When Shanti Devi inadvertently touched the clothes of a minor government official laid out in the open to dry in the sun, she had to pay ... Read more...

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Discontent in Nepal political parties over PR list


May 4th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 4 (ANI): Discords seems to have appeared in most big Nepalese parties over the list of candidates they submitted under the proportional representation (PR) category as the Constituent Assembly ... Read more...

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CPN-UML central committee meeting deferred till Sunday


May 3rd, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 3 (ANI): The meeting of the CPN (UML) central committee scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled owing to the death of alternative CC member Prakash Jwala's wife, Sushila Subedi.Late ... 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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