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Hong Kongers queue at polling booths to defy Beijing

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 13:18

Hong Kong citizens cast their ballots in an unofficial referendum on democratic reform today, with booths opening across the territory after an online poll that enraged Beijing and stunned organisers with a huge response of more than 500,000 votes.

Congress seeks report on two MLAs cross-voting in RS bypoll

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:41

Taking strong note of two MLAs indulging in cross-voting in Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar, the Congress High Command has sought a report from state unit for initiating disciplinary action against them, party sources said Friday.

Japan lowers voting age to 18

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:24

The minimum voting age in Japan has been lowered from 20 to 18 as a revised national referendum law took effect Friday.

Omar hits out at BJP MLAs, rakes up 2011 cross-voting episode

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 22:52

Raking up the 2011 cross-voting episode, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday hit out at BJP MLAs saying they will deceive their party and the people again if they win in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

Deadly attacks mar high turnout at Afghan vote

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 21:27

Millions of Afghans turned out to vote today in a presidential run-off election despite Taliban threats and violence that killed nearly 50 people ahead of the withdrawal of NATO troops later this year.

DRs with voting rights to be taxed like equity

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 14:25

Depository Receipts are likely to be treated as equity for the purpose of taxation if such securities entail voting rights.

Egypt extends presidential vote by extra day

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 00:03

Egypt`s presidential election commission Tuesday decided to extend the two-day presidential voting period for an extra day, making it three full days of polling in the country, state-run news agency MENA said.

Europeans voting to choose new parliament

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 21:42

From Portugal to Finland, voters of 21 nations today were deciding the makeup of the next European Parliament, a sprawling exercise in democracy that will help determine the European Union`s future leaders and course.

Ukraine boosts security for vote as US warns Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 18:20

The United States piled the pressure on Russia Wednesday over its actions in Ukraine, where the authorities are mobilising tens of thousands of police for a presidential vote in the face of a bloody insurgency gripping the east.

Crowds vote in scarred east Ukraine port city

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 20:17

Enthusiasm for self-rule was palpable in the line snaking out of the district administration building in Mariupol converted into a polling station.

Congress dares BJP to challenge EC clean chit to Rahul Gandhi in EVM case

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 01:01

Congress on Saturday dared the BJP to challenge the clean chit given to Rahul Gandhi by the Election Commission on the allegation that he had violated secrecy of voting by entering the EVM enclosure in one of the polling booths in Amethi on May 7.

I am a Narendra Modi fan, hope he wins: Preity Zinta in Varanasi

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 08:34

In an impromptu interaction with media in the city, Preity Zinta said that she is a fan of Narendra Modi.