Petition targets Italy football federation hopeful Carlo Tavecchio

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for scandal-plagued Carlo Tavecchio to step down as a candidate for president of the Italian football federation over his racist remarks.

UN holds talks to broker Afghan election deal

The United Nations said Tuesday it had stepped in to help broker a solution to Afghanistan`s election crisis, hosting talks between presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah and the election authority that he has boycotted.

JVP denies of India`s help in raising candidate against Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka`s Marxist party JVP today dismissed reports that it had sought India`s backing to field a common opposition candidate against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his bid to seek a third-term in the next polls.

Google to know your Lok Sabha candidate

Google has set up a dedicated portal to help Indian voters know about their Lok Sabha election candidates, the global search engine said in a statement Tuesday.

Karnataka polls 2013: JD(U) candidate dies

JD(U) candidate Devappagouda G Patil contesting from Sindagi Assembly constituency on Saturday died at a hospital in Solapur in Maharashtra, an official said.

Napolitano mulls Italy government as he takes oath

President Giorgio Napolitano begins his unprecedented second term with the daunting task of trying to find a candidate who can form a government two months after national elections left Italy with no clear winner.

Panchayat poll candidate caught distributing fake currency

An independent candidate for the ongoing Panchayat polls in Assam was caught red handed when he was distributing fake currency notes among the voters in south Dharamtul gaon panchayat constituency on Sunday.

Indian-American in Georgia Senate race

Indian-American entrepreneur Bikram Kumar Mohanty has been chosen as candidate of Obama`s Democratic Party for Georgia state`s Senate elections.

Nitish favours consensus for prez poll

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar favoured consensus for the July Presidential poll and asked the UPA govt to declare its candidate at the earliest.

Militants explode bomb at Cong candidate`s house

Unidentified militants exploded a
powerful bomb at the house of a Congress candidate in Imphal
West district of Manipur, police said.

BJP declares candidates for Uttarakhand

The BJP on Friday declared its second
list of candidates for the remaining seats of Uttarakhand.

Election code violation: FIR against BJP candidate

An FIR has been registered here
against a BJP candidate for violating model code of conduct,
police said.

Yemen opposition names candidate to lead govt

Yemen`s opposition parties have
nominated the head of their coalition to lead the first
government after President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed
to quit.

K’taka assembly bypoll: Cong announces candidate

Basavraj K Hitnal will be the
Congress candidate for the by-election to Koppal assembly
seat in Karnataka.

SP announces candidate for Saharanpur seat

Girish Chandra Pandey alias Gama was named as party
candidate from Meja seat of Allahabad replacing Ram Sewak
Patel.

FIR against JVM-P candidate for Maoist link

On the direction of the Election Commission, an FIR has been filed against JVM-P candidate Ajay Kumar after a rival candidate complained of having an audio CD where Kumar is "conversing with a Maoist leader" to garner votes.

RS bypoll: Congress to field candidate from Maha

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress
Committee president Manikrao Thakre on Thursday said the party would
field a candidate from the state for the July 22 bye-election
to Rajya Sabha.

Bihar panchayat poll candidate kills self after defeat

Upset over her defeat in the panchayat polls, a 35-year-old woman hanged herself in her home in Gaya district of Bihar, police said on Monday.

Kashmir panchayat candidate injured in firing

A panchayat candidate was shot at by separatist guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir`s Baramulla district Tuesday, police said.

Panchayat poll candidate shot at in J&K

A Sarpanch candidate was on Tuesday shot at and injured by suspected militants in Sopore township
of North Kashmir`s Baramulla district, officials said here.