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Obama, Romney locked in close race: polls


August 25th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney remain locked closely in the race for the White House, according to two new polls released ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s young can change political landscape: daily


August 6th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) A staggering 40 million of Pakistan's 84.3 million voters are aged between 18 and 35 and have the "potential to change the country's political landscape", said ... Read more...

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After five-state sweep, Romney readies to battle Obama (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Sweeping five Republican primaries to effectively clinch the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney prepared to challenge President Barack Obama in the November general election."A better America ... Read more...

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Brisk voting in fourth round of UP elections (Afternoon Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh saw brisk polling by Sunday afternoon, with a large number of voters exercising their franchise in the fourth round of the seven-round ... Read more...

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Peaceful polling in UP, young Lucknow voters queue up (Third Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully in 56 constituencies that voted in the fourth round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Sunday, with young voters turning up in ... Read more...

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UP voter turnout 60 percent, may rise: Poll panel (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) At least 60 percent voter turnout was recorded in Uttar Pradesh's first phase of assembly polls in 55 constituencies Wednesday and the figure is expected ... Read more...

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Kalam, Dhoni to urge young voters to register


January 24th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam along with cricketer M.S. Dhoni will urge the youths in the country to get registered as voters and participate ... Read more...

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Poll panel to use social media to attract young voters


November 25th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will soon use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to attract youth to take part in 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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Rahul kicks off poll campaign in Assam


April 5th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chaygaon (Assam), April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Tuesday kicked off his election campaign in Assam by launching a blistering attack on the opposition and calling upon the ... Read more...

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Obama’s approval ratings hit an all-time low


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama’s approval ratings continue to fluctuate with every decision that he makes. The latest figures show that the President’s approval rating has hit all ... Read more...

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Virtual tools in Tamil Nadu’s real political battle


March 8th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) With the assembly elections around the corner, youth cadres of the two major political parties in Tamil Nadu - the ruling DMK and the opposition ... Read more...

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Special functions to enrol new voters: Poll panel


January 12th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) The Election Commission of India Tuesday said it will organise special functions across the country Jan 25 to mark the enrolment of about 20 million youth in ... Read more...

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Musharraf casts himself as viable alternative in Pakistan


November 13th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 13 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said he can provide "a viable alternative" in the country's politics, claiming his 350,000 online "fans" on Facebook as a ... Read more...

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Obama to appear on TV with ‘American Idol’ host in last attempt to woo youth ahead of polls


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): In an attempt to woo the youth for one last time ahead of the mid-term polls, US President Barack Obama would reportedly talk to 'American Idol' host ... Read more...

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Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” Features President Barack Obama As Special Guest


October 28th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With just days remaining for the mid-term elections, United States President Barack Obama made an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Wednesday. With his ... Read more...

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Obama: ‘Gays Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy will end on my watch’


October 15th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 15 (ANI): President Barack Obama has declared that the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, which prevents homosexuals to serve in military, will culminate during his tenure.The president responded ... Read more...

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Obama’s support waning among college goers ahead of Nov mid-term polls


October 15th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's support among college students is waning, with only 44 percent approving of the job he is doing while 27 percent claiming that they ... Read more...

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Over 5 out of 10 young Americans back Obama: Gallup Poll


October 5th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 5 (ANI): US President Barack Obama remains the preference of young voters, according to a new Gallup poll.Fifty-seven percent of 18-to-29-year-olds support Obama, reports Politico.According to the poll, 91 ... Read more...

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US President Barack Obama draws a huge crowd at a rally in Madison


September 30th, 2010 - 1:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madison, Sep 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama addressed a rally to help the Democratic Party’s cause in the upcoming midterm elections at the Wisconsin University. The President went on stage ... Read more...

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America is on decline as civilization: Poll


July 31st, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): American voters are of the opinion that the country is 'on the decline' as a civilization, according to a Fox News/ Opinion Dynamics Corporation poll.Sixty-two percent of ... Read more...

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Celebrity endorsements of politicians don’t attract voters


April 27th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Celebrity endorsements do not help political candidates, a new American study has found.According to two new studies from North Carolina State University, young voters are not influenced ... Read more...

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Awareness drive held ahead of Tibetan government-in-exile elections


April 11th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Apr 11 (ANI): Tibetan activists organized an awareness campaign to increase the number of young voters for the upcoming elections of the Tibetan government-in-exile."The objective of the programme is to ... Read more...

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BJP’s new team has challenges at hand


December 18th, 2009 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Having sorted out its leadership puzzle after months of deliberations and some internal discord, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to work ... Read more...

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Advani to pass on baton to become BJP’s mentor


December 18th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Heralding a generational change in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), veteran leader L.K. Advani is set to relinquish his post as the leader of opposition ... Read more...

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Chance meeting with Rahul Gandhi delights school students


December 1st, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A chance meeting with Rahul Gandhi outside the parliament house entrance had students of a school from Sangrur in Punjab simply floored Tuesday as the Congress ... Read more...

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Students may get temporary photo I-cards: EC


November 20th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) To get more young people to vote, the Election Commission (EC) is planning to issue temporary Electronic Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) to students settled outside their home states. ... Read more...

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Spend, splurge, woo for Panjab University polls


August 31st, 2009 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) Poll fervour is gripping the Panjab University (PU) campus, as student elections draw near. Political parties are throwing the rule book out of the window as ... Read more...

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Thousands gather to hear, cheer Iran’s Michelle Obama


May 25th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), May 25 (ANI): There are some in Iran who are hoping that Zahra Rahnavard, the wife of presidential hopeful Mir Hossein Mousavi, will become Iran's Michelle Obama.Though dancing in ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s youth want ‘winners’ to perform


May 16th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) With the Karnataka results out, the young voters of India's IT hub are impatient to see the winning candidates work for the overall development of the city. Of ... Read more...

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Clinton adviser says Democrats will dominate for 40 years


May 14th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): The man who masterminded Bill Clinton's first election victory in 1992, James Carville, has predicted that the Democratic Party will dominate American politics for the next four decades ... Read more...

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Forced family planning can’t take place in democracy: Varun Gandhi


May 11th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) Varun Gandhi, the controversial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Pilibhit, Monday once again asserted that he was not in favour of forced sterilisation as had been ... Read more...

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Where are your job plans, youth ask politicians


May 3rd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Anuradha Shukla New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) All political parties are swearing by youth power in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. But youth feel politicians are ignoring the basic issue that ... Read more...

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Lowest white, highest black turnout helped Obama in US elections


May 1st, 2009 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 1 (IANS) The lowest white turnout and record black women and youth ballots in the historic November election put Barack Obama in the White House, according new poll ... Read more...

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High voter turnout in Sikkim (Second Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, April 30 (IANS) About 50 percent voter turnout in the first four hours of polling was estimated by poll officials in Sikkim, where elections were underway Thursday for the one Lok ... Read more...

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