Jharkhand votes for stability

Yearning for change, Jharkhand has voted BJP to power with the Assembly poll results handing out defeat to three former chief ministers in their home turfs indicating the electorate's disenchantment with status quo.

Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

Uzbekistan voters cast ballots Sunday in parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov`s policies.

Failure for presidential vote in Greece could lead to snap polls

Lawmakers from Wednesday will vote for a new Greek president in a ballot that will lead to snap general elections if they fail -- putting on the line years of efforts to turn around an economy in crisis.

French MPs vote in favour of recognising Palestine

French lawmakers voted Tuesday in favour of recognising Palestine as a state, sparking an immediate angry reaction from Israel which said such "unilateral measures" would harm efforts towards Middle East peace.

Israel heads for likely early vote over coalition crisis

 Israel looks set to hold early elections within months following a crisis within the ruling rightwing coalition provoked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, media reports said Tuesday. 

Greenlanders go to polls in vote dominated by economy

Greenland voters were casting their ballots Friday in an early election dominated by harsh economic reality as the world`s largest island struggles to capitalise on its huge natural riches.

Assembly polls: Voting underway in Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand

Polling is underway in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies of Jharkhand in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Assembly.

Polling is also undrrway for the first of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Okinawa vote may determine fate of US base

Residents of Japan`s Okinawa island chain were Sunday electing a governor, a vote which could hamper efforts to relocate a major US military base as the two countries try to strengthen their alliance.

British government under fire over European vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron`s government came under fire in parliament on Monday for apparently backing out of a vote on joining an EU-wide arrest warrant system under a threat of rebellion by eurosceptic lawmakers.

Catalonia holds vote on independence

Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia Sunday decided to vote in an informal poll on independence as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged the people to return to "sanity", media reports said.

British MPs vote in favour of ban on sex-based abortions

British lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion declaring sex-selection abortion illegal, ending uncertainty over whether doctors can be prosecuted for the practice.

Ukraine separatists vote in controversial election

Separatists in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in controversial, Russian-backed leadership elections that Kiev and the West have refused to recognise and which threatened to deepen an international crisis over the conflict. 

Rousseff narrow favourite as Brazilians turn out to vote

Brazilians voted on Sunday for the next leader of the world's seventh-largest economy, with opinion polls narrowly favouring President Dilma Rousseff after a topsy-turvy and bitter campaign.

Tight security for 'historic' Tunisia vote

Tunisians voted on Sunday in an election seen as pivotal to establishing democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings, with security forces deploying heavily to avert extremist attacks.

UN votes to fill coveted Security Council seats

The United Nations voted on Thursday to pick five new members to the Security Council, with New Zealand, Spain and Turkey locked in a tight race for seats at the world`s "top table."

Dia Mirza gives voting a miss for pre-wedding celebrations
Dia Mirza gives voting a miss for pre-wedding celebrations

Actress and former beauty queen Dia Mirza, who is set for her wedding to long time beau Sahil Sangha at a ceremony here later this week, missed her chance to cast her vote in the Maharashtra assembly elections Wednesday. She says had it not been for her D-Day, she wouldn't have skipped voting.

Maharashtra polls: Bollywood casts its vote!
Maharashtra polls: Bollywood casts its vote!

On a day when the state of Maharashtra gears up to cast its vote, our Bollywood celebrities too are not shying away from exercising their right to vote. Several stars took to micro-blogging site Twitter to announce and urge people to come and vote. Let's take a look at who all voted on this big day:

Essel Group chairman Dr Subhash Chandra casts his vote in Hisar

Essel Group chairman Dr Subhash Chandra casts his vote in Hisar, Haryana

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Polls: PM Modi appeals people to cast their votes

PM Modi appeals people of Maharashtra and Haryana to go out of their homes and cast their votes.

Ronaldo, Robben, Neuer in contention for Europe's Best Player Award
Ronaldo, Robben, Neuer in contention for Europe's Best Player Award

For a change, Lionel Messi will not be in contention for the 2013/14 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. The Argentine failed to make the cut in the three-men final. However, his familiar foes in Cristiano Ronaldo and Arjen Robben are vying to win the award for the first time. But the presence of German Iron-hand, Manuel Never will make the contest an intriguing one.