Maldives polls conducted in "orderly" manner, say Indian observers

Team of Indian observers expressed satisfaction with the "orderly" conduct of the first round of presidential polls in Maldives and hoped the run-off later this month would be as transparent and fair.

No EU poll observers for Pak`s restive tribal belt

European Union monitors will not observe upcoming polls in Pakistan`s most restive regions including the Taliban-infested northwest tribal zone because of security fears, officials said Monday.