Bahrain opposition to boycott legislative election

Bahrain`s top Shiite opposition parties say they will boycott parliamentary and municipal elections slated for October.

Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over sharia law

Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei`s sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.

Algeria opposition to boycott Bouteflika inauguration

Algerian opposition parties are to boycott the inauguration Monday of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after his re-election in a campaign he was too sick to participate in, an opposition leader said.

Finnish minister to boycott Sochi opening ceremony

Finland`s sports and culture minister will boycott the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month due to concerns over Russia`s human rights violations.

Muslim clerics to boycott marriage of drunkards, dowry seekers

Drunkards and dowry seekers in eastern states will find it difficult to get their marriage solemnised with a group of Muslim clerics deciding to boycott such people.

Kanye West tells fans to boycott Louis Vuitton

Rapper Kanye West has urged his fans not to purchase anything from the French fashion house Louis Vuitton as the head of the company Yves Carcelle reportedly refused to meet him.

Mauritania holds elections despite wide boycott

Mauritania holds nationwide elections on Saturday overshadowed by a boycott of the "radical" opposition -- apart from an Islamist party that calls its participation a struggle against "dictatorship".

Cong boycotts Goa Assembly session, draws criticism of Speaker

Congress MLAs today boycotted the session of Goa State Legislative Assembly, drawing criticism from Speaker Rajendra Arlekar who termed the move as "politicising of the legislative functioning".

US criticises attempts to boycott Nepal polls

The US on Wednesday criticised attempts by some political parties in Nepal to boycott and obstruct the November 19 elections.

Docs end stir, resume work wearing black bands

Doctors across hospitals in the city, who had boycotted their work since last week in protest against the arrest of their colleagues, on Saturday rejoined duties.

Naxal attack issue: Congress to boycott Chhattisgarh Assembly session

Opposition Congress has decided to boycott the Monsoon Session of Chhattisgarh Assembly starting from July 15.

Kuwait court scraps poll, approves electoral law

Kuwait`s top court on Sunday scrapped last December`s parliamentary election, which was boycotted by the opposition, but approved the controversial electoral law that sparked the boycott.

Palestinian boycott leaders say peace talks `useless`

Leaders of a growing Palestinian movement to boycott Israel oppose any peace talks, even if they include a freeze of Jewish settlements on Palestinian land.

BNP back in Parliament after 83-day boycott

B`desh`s party BNP has returned to the Parliament after an 83-day abstention, ending the boycott demanding restoration of govt. system for overseeing elections.

Ahmadis to boycott Pakistan election: Spokesman

Some 200,000 members of Pakistan`s minority Ahmadi community will boycott next month`s election in protest at their treatment by the authorities, a spokesman said Monday.

Boycott CHOGM if held in Sri Lanka, demands DMK

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa also made a similar demand later.

Egypt`s opposition to boycott parliamentary polls, dialogue

Egypt`s main opposition umbrella group - the National Salvation Front - announced that it would boycott the upcoming parliamentary polls.

Pakistani boycott hits Kabul meet of Ulemas

The decision by Pakistani religious scholars not to attend a conference of Afghan and Pakistani Ulema here in March has all but scuttled the meeting, reports Xinhua.

Maldives Opposition threatens to boycott election

Maldives` main Opposition party will boycott a presidential election scheduled in September unless it is held under a transitional government, a party spokesman said on Tuesday.

Republic Day celebrations across states peaceful

Amid unfurling of the tricolour and colourful parades, the Republic Day was on Saturday celebrated across the country peacefully with a boycott call by Naxal and northeastern militant outfits failing to evoke response.