provincial elections

Manmohan meets Rajapaksa, presses for fast-tracking Tamil solution (Second Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) India Thursday pressed Sri Lanka to speed up the process devolution of powers so that the Tamil citizens of the island nation can live in ... Read more...

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India continuing on the reform path: Mukherjee


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Rejecting opposition charges of a policy paralysis on reforms back home, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today that the United Progressive Alliance was going ahead with ... Read more...

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Record low turnout marks Sri Lanka parliamentary polls (Second Lead)


April 8th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 8 (DPA) Voting in Sri Lanka's parliamentary elections has ended with a record low turnout compared to previous national elections, officials said Thursday. As polls closed at 4 p.m. (1030 GMT) ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to invest $4 bn in conflict-hit north


January 12th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 12 (DPA) Sri Lanka plans to invest $4 billion to develop infrastructure in the war-torn northern part of the country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Tuesday. Rajapaksa said electric power projects, road ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to go for early presidential elections


October 13th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 13 (DPA) Sri Lanka is to hold presidential elections nearly two years before scheduled, an official said Tuesday. "The presidential elections will be held before April next year," Media Minister Lakshman ... Read more...

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Karzai hails Afghan election results (Lead)


September 9th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 9 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday welcomed the partial election results announced by the Independent Elections Commission, ignoring reports of "clear proof" of fraud by a UN-backed commission. Karzai ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills eight in Iraq


September 7th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 7 (DPA) Nine people were killed and 13 others injured Monday when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, police said. The attack took ... Read more...

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Seven Afghan troops, two Taliban killed in post-poll violence


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 23 (DPA) Seven Afghan troops and two Taliban militants were killed in clashes two days after nationwide assaults by the rebels aimed at disrupting the elections, officials said Sunday. A ... Read more...

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Taliban cut off voters’ fingers after Afghan elections


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 22 (DPA) Afghan election observers said Saturday that Taliban militants chopped off fingers of two voters in southern Afghanistan for casting their ballots, while the elections commission said 11 ... Read more...

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US, British soldiers killed in attacks in Afghanistan


August 21st, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (DPA) One NATO-led US and two British soldiers were killed in separate roadside bomb blasts in southern and eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday. The two British soldiers were killed ... Read more...

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Obama calls Afghan elections successful


August 21st, 2009 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (DPA) US President Barack Obama praised the elections that took place in Afghanistan Thursday as successful despite violence that claimed the lives of 26 people. "We had what appears ... Read more...

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Voting picks up after rocket fire dies down in Afghanistan (Third Lead)


August 20th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (DPA) Turnout was low Thursday morning in Afghanistan's presidential and provincial elections as rockets hit southern and northern provinces, but more voters turned out in the afternoon, defying ... Read more...

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Karzai casts vote in Afghanistan poll (Lead)


August 20th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (DPA) Amid tight security and militant threats to disrupt polls, the presidential and provincial elections began nationwide Thursday with around 17 million Afghans eligible to vote. President Hamid ... Read more...

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Afghan forces on alert as Taliban warns people against voting


August 19th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (DPA) Afghan security forces Wednesday boosted their presence on Kabul's streets with less than 24 hours to go before the start of presidential and provincial elections while the ... Read more...

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Australia changes travel advisory for Afghanistan


August 18th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade changed its travel advisory for Afghanistan on Tuesday, advising citizens not to travel to the country.The new version was issued ... Read more...

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Ban Deplores Deadly Car Bomb Attack In Afghan Capital


August 16th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by admin
Via BNO NewsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Saturday morning's suicide car bombing in central Kabul that has reportedly killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, days ahead of ... Read more...

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Indians unhurt in Kabul blast


August 15th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Kabul escape damage when a suicide bomber exploded in the Afghan capital Saturday killing at least three people and wounding over 60. All ... Read more...

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Taliban calls for boycott of Afghan elections


August 1st, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 31 (Prensa Latina) The Taliban has called for a boycott of the Afghan presidential and provincial elections scheduled Aug 20 and warned it would launch fresh attacks if its ... Read more...

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Kurds cast votes in Iraq’s regional elections


July 25th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Arbil (Iraq), July 25 (Xinhua) Iraqis went to polls Saturday in the Kurdish regional parliamentary and presidential elections that will determine the leadership of the country's Kurdish region. Voting started at 8.00 a.m. ... Read more...

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UN commission to probe Bhutto killing has limited mandate


July 15th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Betwa Sharma United Nations, July 15 (IANS) A three-member UN commission appointed to probe the "facts and circumstances" of the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto will soon start ... Read more...

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Berlusconi enjoys electoral success despite sleazy allegations


June 24th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Despite allegations of sleaze swirling around Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian premiere tasted success in provincial elections.In the elections, the 72-year-old tycoon's Right People of Freedom party was handed ... Read more...

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Britain ends combat operations in Iraq


April 30th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Britain Thursday ended its six-year-old combat mission in Iraq but Prime Minister Gordon Brown faced immediate calls for an inquiry into the war despite labelling it a ... Read more...

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ANC leads South Africa polls (Lead, Changing dateline)


April 23rd, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, April 23 (IANS) With more than six million votes counted in South Africa's fourth general elections, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) was leading the polls, South African news agency BuaNews ... Read more...

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ANC leads in South Africa polls


April 23rd, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 23 (DPA) The ruling African National Congress (ANC) was leading in South African national elections after votes were counted at 21 percent of the polling stations, South African radio said ... Read more...

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Stampede to vote sparks ballot shortage in South Africa (Lead)


April 23rd, 2009 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 23 (DPA) Voting continued past the official close of polls in South Africa's fourth democratic national and provincial elections Wednesday, as a high turnout and organisational disarray caused long delays ... Read more...

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Disarray in South Africa polls, extra ballots printed


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:58 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 23 (DPA) South Africa's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said Wednesday evening that an extra one million ballot papers were being printed after they ran out in some places, spawning long ... Read more...

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IPL should not be a problem for voters: SA Electoral Commission


April 21st, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, April 21 (IANS) As the general and provincial elections start here Wednesday, South Africa's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has warned Indian Premier League (IPL) organisers to ensure that the ... Read more...

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South Africa’s ANC stages mass rally ahead of polls


April 19th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 19 (DPA) South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) was holding a last mass campaign rally in a Johannesburg stadium Sunday ahead of general elections next week that the party ... Read more...

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Mandla Mandela: a chip of the old block?


April 19th, 2009 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
By Clare Byrne Mvezo (South Africa), April 19 (DPA) When Mandla Mandela arrived in the home village of his grandfather Nelson 18 months ago to take up the position of "nkosi" (traditional leader), ... Read more...

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Braille ballot to assist visually impaired voters in South Africa


April 17th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, April 17 (IANS) Visually impaired South Africans will now have the opportunity to cast their votes secretly for the first time on a Braille ballot sheet during the general elections next ... Read more...

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Clinton attends her first NATO foreign ministers’ meeting


March 5th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 5 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived at NATO's headquarters in Brussels Thursday for talks with fellow foreign ministers on the alliance's strategy in Afghanistan and on its ... Read more...

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`We will leave Iraq a better place, says UK general


March 2nd, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad (Iraq), Mar.2 (ANI): The general who has spearheaded Britain''s two longest and most controversial wars of the past 60 years, claimed today that the army will leave Iraq with al-Qaida ... Read more...

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Maliki’s coalition ahead in Iraq’s provincial elections


February 20th, 2009 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 20 (DPA) A coalition led by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuori al-Maliki won a majority of seats in Iraq's Basra province and a near majority in the capital of Baghdad, Iraq's ... Read more...

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Ruling UPFA wins Lanka provincial polls


February 15th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Feb.15 (ANI): The ruling United People''s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in Sri Lanka has won the provincial elections held on Saturday. According to results announced on Sunday, of the 40 polling divisions ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins provincial polls


February 15th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 15 (Xinhua) Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has swept provincial elections held Saturday, according to results announced Sunday.President Mahinda Rajapaksa's UPFA will thus retain control of both ... Read more...

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