Big turnout in Hong Kong democracy vote as Beijing fumes

An informal referendum aimed at bolstering support for greater democracy in Hong Kong wound down today after drawing nearly 800,000 votes and the ire of Beijing, which denounced it as a political farce.

UK mosques launch anti-terror campaign

To check radicalisation, mosques across Britain have joined hands to call on young Muslims citizens to stay away from the civil war in Syria.

UP govt to launch campaign against power theft

Uttar Pradesh government will launch a 60-days campaign, aimed at tightening the screw on power pilferage and installing 25 lakh new power connections starting July 1.

BJP in Kerala to campaign for Governor Dikshi`s resignation

BJP in Kerala today announced a protest programme to press for the resignation of Governor Sheila Dikshit, appointed by the previous UPA government ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

Huma Qureshi does voice-over for `Ishq ki Ijaazat`

Actress Huma Qureshi has lent her voice to spread social awareness for the LGBT community.

India urged to participate in campaign against Israel

Palestine`s Grand Mufti Mohammed AH Hussein and parliamentarian Abdullah MI Abdullah Saturday called upon India to participate in the "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" (BDS) campaign against Israel for its continued illegal occupation of Palestinian land.

Mauritania`s Abdel Aziz: the strongman who took on al Qaeda

Mauritania`s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is seeking a new term in a vote Saturday, has become known for his iron rule and a relentless campaign against al Qaeda extremists.

China cracks down on online terrorist material

China launched a campaign Friday to rid the internet of audio and video material that promotes terrorism and violence.

Hong Kong``s democracy ``referendum`` likely to rile China``s communists

Hong Kong holds a controversial "referendum" on democracy on Friday, a prelude to an escalating campaign of dissent that could shut down the former British colony`s financial district and further anger China`s Communist Party leaders.

Congress to launch campaign in J&K to galvanise party

With an eye on the upcoming Assembly polls, Jammu and Kashmir Congress today said it would start a state-wide campaign to strengthen the party.

Angelina Jolie says being survivor of sexual violence isn`t shameful

Angelina Jolie opened up about ending sexual violence during the London summit saying that "there is no disgrace in being a survivor of sexual violence".

Warning on bulldozing hills for Chinese cities

China`s campaign to shave off mountaintops and fill in valleys to make way for cities may come at too high a price in the pollution, erosion and flooding unleashed by the unprecedented redistribution of earth, Chinese researchers warned.

Bombs kill soldier, policeman ahead of Egypt campaign

Bombers killed a policeman and a soldier in Egypt Friday, hours before campaigning starts for presidential polls which the former army chief who deposed an elected Islamist leader is expected to win.

AAP leaders face protests during campaign in Gujarat

Aam Aadmi Party leaders Rajmohan Gandhi and Ashish Khetan on Friday faced protests from alleged BJP workers during their campaign in different districts of Gujarat, party spokesperson said here.

Lady Gaga left humiliated post leaking of un-airbrushed pics

Lady Gaga was recently left embarrassed after her un-airbrushed pictures from her Versace campaign were leaked online.

Campaign ends for 5th phase of LS polls in 121 seats

Electioneering on Tuesday drew to a close in 121 Lok Sabha seats spread across 12 states going to polls on Thursday in the fifth phase of elections, crossing the half-way mark of the nine-phase exercise.

Jaya`s chopper campaign becomes poll plank for opposition

Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa`s electioneering using helicopter to criss-cross Tamil Nadu has become a poll plank for opposition parties in the state as the campaign gathers momentum.

Navjot Sidhu not to campaign for Arun Jaitley in Amritsar

BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu will not campaign for party leader Arun Jaitley who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Amritsar.

Salman Khan celebrates completion of first leg of Being Human`s `Veer` campaign

Salman Khan was recently spotted celebrating the completion of the first leg of Being Human`s campaign `Veer`, which aims to providing education, employment, skill training and development to people with disabilities, in Mumbai.

Let all shades of view have free expression, says SC

The Supreme Court said India was a mature democracy and there was space for all shades of opinion during the election campaigning before people make a final choice.