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Janata Parivar merger train derailed: SP refused before Bihar election

May 10, 2015 at 7:07 PM

As it was in air that the much talked merger of Janata Parivar never be come on ground, the latest trends show that it can?t be success before Bihar Election

Fake degree row: BJP will demand removal of Jitender Singh Tomar

April 28, 2015 at 7:35 PM

Delhi BJP Pradesh President Shri Satish Upadhyay and former MLA Dr. Nand Kishore Garg have said that Delhi BJP will demand the Election Commission that after the proof submitted firstly by Awadh University and now by Bhagalpur University that the educational degrees of AAP MLA and Minister Shri Jitender Singh Tomar are forged his election should be declared null & void.

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I) 2015

March 31, 2015 at 12:15 PM

The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2015 at different venues located in 41 centres throughout the country on Sunday the April 19, 2015.

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National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I) 2015

March 31, 2015 at 12:15 PM

The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2015 at different venues located in 41 centres throughout the country on Sunday the April 19, 2015.

PM Narenda Modi greeted the citizens and EC on the India on National Voters' Day

January 25, 2015 at 9:52 AM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the fellow citizens and Election Commission of India on National Voters Day. PM has also congratulated all officials and all those, who will be awarded today, for their campaigns towards voter education and awareness.

Binny joined BJP, blamed Kejriwal for playing with emotions of people

January 18, 2015 at 5:36 PM

In another major setback for Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, his former MLA and rebel from party Vinod Kumar Binny has officially joined the BJP. Certainly it will be another major setback for AAP which is all set to challenge BJP in the coming Delhi Assembly Election.

Will not allow Kejriwal to carry on his politics of mud-sliding: BJP

January 18, 2015 at 4:36 PM

Election Commission of India after examining the complaints filed by Delhi BJP against Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Shri Arvind Kejriwal has prima facie found the complaints sustainable.

NITI Aayog replaces Planning Commission

January 1, 2015 at 9:49 PM

Last year PM Modi announced on Independence Day that the Planning Commission would be replaced, on Thursday Govt. renamed the Planning Commission as 'Neeti Ayog'.

BTEUP Results 2014: To be released soon online on official website

September 10, 2014 at 10:35 PM

The results for the Polytechnic Diploma Examination 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Final) year Result 2014 to be announced soon on the official website. It is likely to be announced by 15th September.

FA criticizes UK paper for poking fun at newly appointed manager Hodgson

May 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM

London, May 3(ANI): The Football Association has condemned a British newspaper front page, which poked fun at newly appointed England manager Roy Hodgson's manner of speech, branding it as 'unacceptable'.

FA criticizes UK paper for poking fun at newly appointed manager Hodgson

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

London, May 3(ANI): The Football Association has condemned a British newspaper front page, which poked fun at newly appointed England manager Roy Hodgson's manner of speech, branding it as 'unacceptable'.

Government has nothing to hide in defence deals: Antony

May 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony has clarified in parliament that there is nothing to hide and fear for the government in the Indian

Sibal expresses concern over discrimination of northeastern students

May 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

New Delhi, May 2(ANI): Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal has expressed concern over recent incidents of alleged discrimination of students from the northeast.

Poll panels of SAARC countries establish forum

May 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) SAARC countries Wednesday adopted a charter for mutual cooperation and set up a forum that will enhance capabilities to conduct free and fair elections.

Prince Andrew to visit destitute home in Kolkata

May 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Prince Andrew, son of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is Thursday scheduled to visit a home for rescued, trafficked and orphaned girls and children of AIDS victims in Madhyamgram near here.

Foodgrain stock crisis: PM to meet key Cabinet Ministers, Planning Commission chief

May 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Keen to address the nation's foodgrain crisis, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, is expected to meet key Cabinet Ministers on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

Huge increase in candidates seeking central jobs

May 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) There has been a whopping eight-fold increase in the number of applicants for the prestigious Staff Selection Commission examinations, from one million to nearly nine million in the past four years, a top official said here Tuesday.

Sri Lanka slams listing on UK human rights report

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Colombo, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday slammed a British human rights report which listed the island among countries of concern over human rights issues.

Goa modifies poll code to allow booze, food till late night

May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Panaji, May 1 (IANS) The Goa State Election Commission (SEC), overseeing the May 16 state-wide panchayat polls has just played lifesaver to lakhs of Goans and tourists who love a late nightcap.

Rift in NDA over presidential candidate

May 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Now the difference between NDA alliance on the president poll candidates has been surfaced as major component JD (U) has chosen its own way

Delhi to get international poll institute

April 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Expressing hope it would develop as a world class facility on poll management, Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi Monday laid the foundation stone of new campus of India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management at Dwarka.

Study to save Irrawaddy dolphins

April 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Phnom Penh, April 30 (IANS) A study was launched to protect the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia's Mekong river, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday.

Left Front announces candidates for Bengal by-polls

April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The Left Front announced Monday its candidates for the Daspur and Bankura assembly seats in West Bengal where by-elections are scheduled on June 12.

NHRC summons Kerala's chief secretary

April 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has summoned Kerala's chief secretary over the state's failure to submit the compliance report of compensating people affected from the aerial spray of hazardous pesticide Endosulfan in Kasargod district.

R.K. Sinha takes over as new AEC chairman, DAE secretary

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and senior scientist Ratan Kumar Sinha assumed charge Monday as the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Telecom Commission seeks clarity on TRAI proposals

April 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Telecom Commission Monday sought more information and clarifications from the telecom regulator on its recommendations on 2G auction, including spectrum pricing, which have invited strong objections from the industry and independent analysts alike.

Need to find innovative ways to deal with new poll-related problems: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi on Monday said there is a need to find innovative ways to deal with new problems related to carrying out elections.

South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and citizens' apathy in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Monday. He also described paid news as an emerging challenge in India.

Indian shooters return after being forced to spend night in hotel lobby

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): The Indian shooting contingent, including Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang, returned home on Monday after being forced to spend a night in a hotel lobby due to managerial negligence.

South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and apathy of citizens in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Monday.

Rising number of political party, a big challenge: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi said that paid news has emerged a major challenge before the election commission and there is a need

Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said here Monday.

China's petrochemical sector growth slows

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China's petrochemical industry expanded at much slower pace in the first quarter amid the economic slowdown, according to data released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Monday.

Chinese shipbuilders in choppy waters

April 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) Chinese shipbuilding companies saw sharp declines in output and new orders in the first quarter, as the industry rolled on the choppy seas of global and domestic slowdowns.

Reporter murdered in Mexico

April 30, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Veracruz (Mexico), April 30 (IANS/EFE) The body of Regina Martinez, the Proceso magazine correspondent in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, was found in her house. She had been strangled to death, officials said.

Quraishi in tune with Anna's remark on voters' integrity

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi on Saturday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare is quite right as far as the use of money power and liquor in the elections is concerned, and emphasized that the federal authority responsible for administering all the electoral processes in India is taking a lot of steps to stop the use of these two inducements.

Russian court declines considering election suit

April 28, 2012 at 4:18 AM

Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Supreme Court has turned down a lawsuit against the presidential elections' outcome that saw Prime Minister Vladimir Putin win by a landslide March 4, the court's website said.

'NACO merger with NRHM not insensitive'

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The convergence of India's AIDS control mission with the government's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is not going to be insensitive for the communities and the vulnerable sections involved, Planning Commission member Syeda Hameed said here Friday.

Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting rights violations in India.

SAARC poll bodies' meet in Delhi from April 30

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will host the third Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC Countries from April 30 to May 2 here.

Justice Balakrishnan urges media to highlight rights violations

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Justice K.G. Balakrishnan on Friday urged media to highlight issues of human right violations in the country.

EC moots GIS mapping of all polling booths in UP

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has decided to undertake an ambitious project to conduct geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all polling booths in Uttar Pradesh that will help voters locate their polling stations.

Thirteen candidates to contest first Egyptian presidential election

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Cairo, Apr 27(ANI): Thirteen candidates are contesting the first Egyptian presidential election after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak last year.

Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC

April 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting the issue of human rights violation in the country.

Gilani's conviction: Pakistani dailies see more turmoil ahead

April 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) More political turmoil lies ahead, Pakistani dailies said Friday as they debated "the gaping chasm between the weight of public expectation and the letter of the law" over Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's conviction for contempt of court.

13 candidates qualify for Egyptian presidential election

April 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Cairo, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI) -- The Egyptian Higher Presidential Election Commission on Thursday announced the final list of 13 candidates contesting the presidential election set on May 23, including former Arab League Chief Amr Moussa and ex-Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq,

Fresh agitation announced in Meghalaya as talks fail

April 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Shillong, April 26 (IANS) The impasse between the Meghalaya government and the agitating social organisations on the issue of voter registration continued as talks remained inconclusive Thursday and the groups announced a fresh round of agitation.

Gilani convicted for contempt, opposition wants him out (Third Lead)

April 26, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Supreme Court Thursday convicted him for contempt of court for refusing to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, prompting the opposition to demand his ouster.

Ex-Pak envoy Haqqani receiving threats, requests SC for video testimony

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Islamabad, Apr 26 (ANI): Former Ambassador to the U.S., Hussain Haqqani told the Supreme Court (SC) that he was under threats from different quarters and requested the Commission to record his testimony through video conference from Washington.

Health ministry faces flak for low allocation, spending

April 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Even as the government is planning to increase health allocation in the 12th five-year plan, a report by a parliamentary committee Wednesday questioned the health ministry over under-utilisation of funds and low allocation in the current fiscal.

North Korea marks army's 80th founding anniversary

April 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Pyongyang, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a national meeting on Wednesday to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

By-polls in two Bengal assembly constituencies June 12

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) By-elections in two West Bengal Assembly constituencies - Daspur and Bankura - will be held June 12, the Election Commission announced Tuesday.

Andhra parties welcome by-poll schedule

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Political parties in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday welcomed the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India for by-elections in one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly constituencies.

Childcare needs of urban poor ignored: Experts

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Childcare needs of the urban poor continue to remain ignored despite social schemes, experts said Tuesday at the release of a micro study conducted in 28 unauthorised colonies in the national capital.

Reshuffle in the air as Congress ministers offer to quit

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Amid speculation of a rejig in both the party and the United Progressive Alliance government in order to gear up for the 2014 political battle, five Congress ministers have reportedly offered to quit to strengthen the party.

Neyattinkara to go to polls June 2

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced June 2 as the date for the by-election to Kerala's Neyattinkara assembly constituency.

Bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states on June 12

April 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states to be held June 12.

N.Y. woman fired after donating kidney to help her boss

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A New York Long Island woman claims that she was fired after she donated a kidney to help save the life of her boss.

A woman emerges kingmaker in France

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Paris, April 24 (IANS) Marine Le Pen, who stood third in the first round of the presidential polls in France, is spoilt for choice as she gets to decide who will live in the Palais de l'elysee, the French president's official residence.

Facebook reveals firm's revenues rose, but profits fell in first quarter of 2012

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Social networking giant Facebook has revealed in a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the firm's revenues rose in the first quarter of this year, but its profits had fallen.

Facebook expecting more 'Yahoo-like' patent infringement lawsuits

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Social networking giant Facebook has revealed in a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the firm is expecting more patent lawsuits.

Rooney's father cleared of betting scam allegations

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

London, Apr 24(ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's father has been cleared of allegations that he was involved in a betting scam.

Rooney's father cleared of betting scam allegations

April 24, 2012 at 1:09 PM

London, Apr 24(ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's father has been cleared of allegations that he was involved in a betting scam.

BJP's conduct of panchayat polls undemocratic: Goa church

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Panaji, April 23 (IANS) In its first critique of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, the Goa Church has accused it of being "undemocratic and unjust" and interfering with the functioning of the state election commission and other agencies involved in conducting the panchayat polls.

Egypt sets rules for presidential election propaganda

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Cairo, Apr 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The Egyptian Higher Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) on Saturday set rules for the presidential election propaganda, which will kick off on April 30, state media reported.

CBI again searches Jharkhand Congress lawmaker's home

April 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Ranchi, April 22 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths Sunday searched the house of Congress legislator K.N. Tripathi here for the second consecutive day following horse-trading charges that marred the now-countermanded March 30 Rajya Sabha poll.

Government hopeful of passing important education bills

April 22, 2012 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) With the budget session of parliament set to resume Tuesday, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal and education officials are keeping their fingers crossed for a slew of critical but pending education bills that, among others, seeks to establish a body to oversee and standardise higher education in the country and include children with disabilities under the Right to Education.

Egypt sets rules for presidential poll propaganda

April 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Cairo, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The Egyptian Higher Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) has set rules for the presidential election propaganda, which will kick off on April 30, state media has reported.

Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll: CBI searches lawmakers' homes

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday searched homes of some legislators and an industrialist in Jharkhand following horse-trading charges that marred the now-countermanded March 30 Rajya Sabha poll.

Ahuwalia files nomination for Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll

April 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) outgoing deputy leader in the upper house of parliament, S.S. Ahluwalia Saturday filed nomination papers for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections from Jharkhand scheduled for May 3.

MCD trifurcation: Everything on track, says Delhi govt.

April 21, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Amidst the hue and cry creating by Delhi state BJP on the crisis of trifurcation of MCD and its functioning,

Punjab bans use of cancer causing pesticides in Malwa

April 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Punjab has banned the manufacture, import and use of pesticides causing cancer in Malwa region of the state, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said Friday.

Tourism working group proposes focus on skill development

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As proposed by the working group on tourism constituted by the Planning Commission for the 12th Five-Year Plan, more focus will be placed on skill development and capacity building to bridge the gap in demand and supply in manpower in the hospitality sector, the Tourism ministry said Friday.

Plan panel okays Rs.14,010 crore outlay for Kerala

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved the 2012-13 annual plan outlay of Rs.14,010 crore for Kerala.

Uranium ore mine in commissioned in Andhra Pradesh

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh was commissioned Friday which officials say could become one of the most significant uranium reserves in the world.

Australian Government urges CA to improve governance

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Sydney, Apr 20(ANI): The Australian Government has urged Cricket Australia (CA) to speed up its advancement toward an independent commission after it issued a general warning to various sporting bodies to improve their governance.

Sri Lanka's bourse relaxes rule on 10 pct price band

April 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Colombo, April 20 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka's stock market opened on a positive note on Friday after the removal of the 10 percent price band by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), analysts said here.

Indian-born Kamaljit Bawa elected to prestigious US academy

April 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Washington, April 20 (IANS) Indian-born Kamaljit Singh Bawa, a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, has been elected a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Rajya Sabha poll: CBI charges three with horse trading

April 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) The CBI Thursday night filed a formal complaint against three people for allegedly horse trading ahead of the March 30 Rajya Sabha poll in Jharkhand, an official said.

Sri Lanka's bourse relaxes rule

April 20, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Colombo, April 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka's stock market opened on a positive note Friday after the removal of the 10 percent price band by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), analysts said here.

Facebook IPO 'expected to take place on May 17'

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

London, Apr 20(ANI): Facebook's flotation is expected to take place on May 17.

BJP nominates S S Ahluwalia as Rajya Sabha candidate from Jharkhand

April 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the candidature of S S Ahluwalia for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election from Jharkhand.

U.S. decision on China-made steel wheels brings hope, confidence: Official

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Beijing, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States' decision not to impose anti-dumping duties or countervailing duties against imports of steel wheels from China has brought hope and confidence to the industry that has seen frequent investigations from foreign countries, a Chinese official said Thursday.

BJP nominates Ahluwalia for Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll

April 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday decided to nominate party senior leader S.S. Ahluwalia for the forthcoming biennial election to the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand.

Pakistani FM leaves for Turkmenistan to discuss gas line, trade ties

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Islamabad, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has left for Turkmenistan to discuss the multibillion gas pipeline, import of 1000-MW electricity and other issues to boost trade, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Apex court rejects plea on election symbols

April 18, 2012 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the Election Commission's order setting criteria for the allocation of election symbols to the registered and recognised political parties.

Authorities in Pakistan play blame game over 0.5 million errors in electoral rolls

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) are pointing fingers at each other over 0.5 million irregularities in the draft voter lists.

Maldives proposes presidential polls in 2013

April 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Male, April 18 (IANS) The Maldivian government Wednesday proposed a presidential election in July 2013, three months prior to the earlier schedule.

Apex court rejects plea on election symbols

April 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the Election Commission's order setting criteria for the allocation of election symbols to the registered and recognised political parties.

Let taxpayers fund political parties with democracy cess: CII

April 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has proposed imposition of a "democracy cess", according to which individuals and corporates can give 0.2 percent of their income tax to any political party of their choice for funding its activities and elections.

'Greenest ever' London Olympics claims trashed over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow type sponsors

April 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Human rights groups have dismissed London Olympic chief Sebastian Coe's claims that the upcoming sport event 'will be the greenest ever Games' as 'corporate spin', and will stage a protest against the Olympic committee for picking up sponsors responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, and causing other environmental damage.

'Greenest ever' London Olympics claims trashed over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow type sponsors

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Human rights groups have dismissed London Olympic chief Sebastian Coe's claims that the upcoming sport event 'will be the greenest ever Games' as 'corporate spin', and will stage a protest against the Olympic committee for picking up sponsors responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, and causing other environmental damage.

Delhi civic polls: BJP leading in early trends

April 17, 2012 at 10:39 AM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was ahead of the Congress in early trends as counting began Tuesday morning for elections to the recently trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Counting of votes in MCD polls begins

April 17, 2012 at 8:15 AM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Counting of votes in the Delhi municipal elections began here at 8 a.m., and the fate 2,423 candidates will be out in a few hours from now.

Impressive 55 percent voting in Delhi civic polls

April 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Delhi witnessed 55 percent polling, its highest in 15 years, in the civic polls held Sunday, Delhi's election commissioner Rakesh Mehta said describing it as "impressive but below the anticipated 60 percent".

Delhi civic polls: 32 counting centres set up

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi State Election Commission has set up counting centres at 32 places across the city for counting of votes for the recently trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls.

UK equal pay watchdog blasted for paying men more than women

April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

London, April 16 (ANI): The Equality and Human Rights Commission in UK, set up to ensure that women were paid equal as men, was blasted it admitted that it paid four percent more to its men employees than women.

BJP to back JMM candidates if it joins NDA

April 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Ranchi, April 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), its alliance partner in the Jharkhand government, to join the National Democratic Alliance, the BJP-led Opposition coalition in parliament, if it wanted support for its Rajya Sabha candidates, sources say.

55 percent voting in Delhi civic polls

April 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The total voter turnout for Delhi's civic poll held Sunday was 55 percent. Delhi Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta described it as "impressive but below the anticipated 60 percent".

Shakira wants better US policies for children

April 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Singer Shakira returned to her native Colombia to deliver a speech, urging improved childhood development policies in Latin America.

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