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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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Ballot papers not EVMs for presidential poll


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Why are ballot papers and not electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the presidential election as is the norm in parliamentary polls? This is because ... Read more...

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PM calls for quick decision on hike in voting rights


June 20th, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday welcomed the effort to increase the corpus of International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help Eurozone countries but said ... Read more...

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Cabinet okays banking laws amendment bill


April 26th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday okayed the Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill seeking to raise voting rights ceilings in private banks.The cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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ICC agrees to split roles for president, chairman (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally agreed to go for a constitutional amendment to spilt the role of the president by creating a new post ... Read more...

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ICC agrees to have split roles for chairman and president


April 16th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally agreed to go for a constitutional amendment to spilt the role of the president by creating a new post ... Read more...

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BRICS voices concern over slow pace of IMF reforms


March 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The BRICS group of five emerging economies Thursday voiced concern over the slow pace of governance and quota reforms in the International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

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Newly appointed Cardinal arrives in India


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 3 (IANS) Cardinal Mar George Alancherry, who hit the headlines over his reported statement on the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian marines near the Alappuzha coast, ... Read more...

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Catholics in Kerala elated as Alencherry ordained cardinal


February 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 18 (IANS) Catholics in Kerala were elated as Mar George Alencherry, the major archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church, was Saturday ordained a cardinal of the ... Read more...

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Cardinal-designate George Alencherry leaves for Vatican


February 15th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 15 (IANS) The 66-year-old Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church, Mar George Alencherry, who was elevated to the post of Cardinal, left for the Vatican ... Read more...

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Subramanian Swamy gets anticipatory bail (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday granted anticipatory bail to Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article in a newspaper, after he ... Read more...

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Subramanian Swamy gets anticipatory bail


January 30th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday granted anticipatory bail to Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article, after he gave undertaking that ... Read more...

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Special arrangements for Uttar Pradesh’s women voters


January 17th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) As nominations opened for 59 assembly constituencies where polling was scheduled in the second of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh elections Feb 11, the Election Commission Monday ... Read more...

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Swamy can’t be arrested till Jan 30: court (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article, can't be arrested till Jan 30, the Delhi High Court ruled Friday while asking ... Read more...

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‘Swamy can’t be arrested till Jan 30′


January 13th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article, can't be arrested till Jan 30, the Delhi High Court ruled Friday even as ... Read more...

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Overseas Indians welcome right to vote


January 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Non-resident Indians have hailed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's announcement that the government would allow them to vote and participate in the election process, a long-tanding ... Read more...

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Non-resident Indians get voting rights (Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to ... Read more...

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Syro-Malabar Church leader elevated to Cardinal


January 6th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Vatican has elevated Mar George Alencherry, the 66-year-old leader of Kerala's Syro-Malabar Church, to a Cardinal.The announcement was simultaneously made Friday at the church headquarters ... Read more...

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Non-baptised Sikhs can vote in SGPC polls: Court (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Quashing an October 2003 central government notification, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday allowed voting rights to Sehajdhari or non-baptised Sikhs in elections to ... Read more...

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Non-baptised Sikhs can vote in SGPC polls: Court


December 20th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Quashing an October 2003 central government notification, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday allowed voting rights to Sehajdhari or non-baptised Sikhs in elections to the ... Read more...

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IOA postpones South Asian Games, newly-formed committees scrapped


December 16th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The South Asian Games scheduled for October 2012 have been postponed till 2013 and all the newly-formed committees were scrapped by the Indian Olympic Association ... Read more...

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IOA to form Athletes Commission


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to set up an 11-member Athletes Commission that will be selected by sportspersons who have qualified for the ... Read more...

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Facebook, Twitter to woo youth to vote


November 12th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) With many in the 18-35 age group keeping away from polling booths, the Election Commission is endeavouring to reach out to them through social networking ... Read more...

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India approves amendments to IMF charter


September 30th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) India Thursday approved amendments to International Monetary Fund (IMF) charter, which, among other issues, seek to give higher voting rights to emerging economies.The IMF had ... Read more...

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UN chief hails voting rights for Saudi women


September 30th, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the decision to grant voting rights to women in Saudi Arabia."The secretary-general welcomes recent announcements by the custodian of ... Read more...

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Pakistanis abroad may get voting rights: Minister


September 8th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Sep 8 (IANS) Visiting Pakistani Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan said Thursday her government is considering legislation to grant voting rights to Pakistanis living abroad.She said ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay Sep 18 SGPC poll


September 6th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday refused a plea of the Sehajdhari Sikh Federation to stay the Sep 18 Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SPGC) ... Read more...

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Badal wants conspiracy behind SGPC poll muddle probed


September 2nd, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday sought unearthing of the "conspiracy" to mislead the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the voting rights of Sehajdhari ... Read more...

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Only 2 NRI applications for voting so far: poll panel


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has received only two applications from NRIs after they were allowed to register as voters in November 2010, a top ... Read more...

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Subramanian Swamy’s house compound vandalised


August 7th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Suspected Congress workers entered the compound of Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy's house in south Delhi Sunday and ransacked his garden to protest a controversial ... Read more...

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Case against Swamy for anti-Muslim views


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Tuesday decided to file a case against Janata Pary president Subramanian Swamy who has, in a signed newspaper article, ... Read more...

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Arrest Swamy, rights body urges Mumbai police


July 30th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Maharashtra's minorities commission Saturday called for the arrest of Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy for his "extreme xenophobic right-wing thoughts" expressed in a newspaper article.State ... Read more...

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US civil liberties group cautions Harvard on action against Swamy


July 30th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) As the controversy over an article written by Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy snowballed, a US civil liberties group cautioned Harvard University on taking action against ... Read more...

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Minorities panel mulls action against Swamy for anti-Muslim views


July 29th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The National Commission for Minorities will Tuesday decide what action if any should be taken against against Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy who has, in ... Read more...

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Russian voters may now have an ‘against all’ option


July 14th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian voters may now be able to choose the option of voting "against all" political candidates when the lower house of parliament considers a bill ... Read more...

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