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Reuven Rivlin elected Israel`s new President

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 18:43

Reuven Rivlin, a far-right member of Israel`s ruling Likud party, was today elected as the nation`s 10th President to replace Shimon Peres, ending the "dirtiest" campaign in the history of the Jewish nations` most respected public office.

Israel to elect new president

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 18:05

Israeli lawmakers today failed to elect a new president to replace Nobel laureate Shimon Peres, forcing a second round of ballot between two front-runners -- Reuven Rivlin and Meir Sheetrit.

India hopes Prez poll in Ukraine will give "healing touch"

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 00:18

India on Friday welcomed "successful conduct" of presidential elections in Ukraine and hoped the democratic process will provide a "healing touch" after recent incidents of violence in that country.

Obama pledges support for Ukraine`s president-elect

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 02:57

US President Barack Obama Tuesday called Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko, pledging "full support" for his efforts to resolve the crisis facing the Eastern European nation.

`BJP pinged 144 million Net users in latest election`

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 16:03

The IT cell of "Elect Modi Campaign" reached out to as many as 144 million people across India in the latest elections -- a formidable bank to tap into to garner vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party, a senior office bearer overseeing it has said.

Lebanese parliament fails to elect president for 4th time

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 23:39

The Lebanese parliament failed Thursday for the fourth consecutive time to elect a new president to replace incumbent Michel Suleiman, whose term ends May 25.

IOC suspension of IOA a black day for India: Chautala

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 22:46

Terming the International Olympic Committee`s suspension of IOA a "black day" for India, president-elect Abhay Singh Chautala on Wednesday lashed out at Randhir Singh and said the latter "conspired against the nation and its sportspersons".

Chautala blames Randhir for India`s suspension by IOC

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 19:44

IOA president-elect Abhay Singh Chautala on Tuesday held Randhir Singh responsible for the national Olympic body`s suspension by the International Olympic Committee and demanded the former secretary general`s immediate withdrawal from the IOC.

Mexican deputy-elect shot to death

Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 08:49

Eduardo Castro Luque was shot nine times including once in the head in his car outside his home, and two assassins fled the scene on a motorcycle.

Nafees, Shakib rally Bangladesh

Last Updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 16:45

Shahriar Nafees and Shakib Al Hasan hit unbeaten half-centuries to steady Bangladesh on the opening day of the second and final Test against Pakistan in Dhaka on Saturday.

Singapore to elect new President on August 27

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 23:08

Singapore will elect a new President on August 27, who will succeed SR Nathan.

Vijayakanth elected DMDK legislature party leader

Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 21:20

DMDK founder Vijayakanth, whose party bagged 29 seats in the April 13 assembly elections, was on Saturday elected as his party`s legislature leader.