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Voting rights

Shah Rukh Khan raps to encourage people to vote, PM Narendra Modi calls it 'fantastic effort'

The video comes almost a month after Modi tagged a number of influential people on Twitter.

Apr 22, 2019, 20:12 PM IST

Chiranjeevi, Jr NTR, Ram Charan cast their vote

Jr NTR was joined by his mother and wife at the polling booth.

Apr 11, 2019, 15:24 PM IST

Voting ensures a government you deserve, say celebs

Actor R. Madhavan says he supports Modi for strengthening the democracy in India.

Mar 25, 2019, 13:41 PM IST

Take away voting rights of people with more than 2 kids, says Yoga Guru Ramdev

Jobs and facilities should be taken away from people, added the yoga guru.

Jan 24, 2019, 07:12 AM IST

Respect bachelors, deny voting rights to people with more than two kids: Ramdev

Baba Ramdev on Sunday made a remark on the issue of population in India and said that people who are married and have more than two children should be denied voting rights. 

Nov 04, 2018, 19:47 PM IST

Cabinet clears proxy voting for NRIs

For overseas Indians, the Representation of the People Act needs to be amended to include proxy voting as other means to cast their votes.

Aug 02, 2017, 22:33 PM IST

SC asks Centre to apprise it on issue of NRI voting in polls

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to apprise it within a week as to whether it is going to amend the election law or rules for enabling non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote in polls here.

Jul 14, 2017, 13:23 PM IST

RBI nod mandatory for buying over 5% stake in private bank

RBI on Thursday said its prior approval will be required for acquisition of shares or voting rights in a private bank for increasing the aggregate holding to 5 percent or more, as it put in place detailed take purchase norms in banks.

Nov 19, 2015, 19:16 PM IST

Luxembourg referendum could give foreigners voting rights

Luxembourg could blaze a trail in the EU when it votes Sunday on whether to grant full voting rights to foreigners who make up nearly half of the population, as part of an unprecedented triple referendum.

Jun 04, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

Ministers discuss SC order on defence personnel voting right

A group of senior Cabinet ministers met here on Wednesday to discuss a Supreme Court order allowing defence personnel in peace stations to get registered as voters in constituency of their posting.

Jan 14, 2015, 15:26 PM IST

Pakistani panel rejects provision for dual nationality to lawmakers

A Pakistan parliamentary committee has accepted a proposal to give voting rights to Pakistanis with dual nationalities, but rejected their right to contest general elections.

Dec 25, 2014, 18:25 PM IST

Ensure voting rights of displaced people in J&K Assembly: Panel

A Parliamentary panel has expressed serious concern over the restricted voting rights of west Pakistani refugees and observed that they must have the right to elect and get elected in all representative bodies to enhance the strength of democracy.

Dec 22, 2014, 21:36 PM IST

Pak Hindus demand dual voting rights for non-Muslims

A leading Hindu organisation in Pakistan on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding the government and all political parties to bring a constitutional amendment allowing non-Muslims to cast dual vote to elect their representative of national and provincial assemblies.

Oct 14, 2014, 19:46 PM IST

Employees with voting rights in Haryana get holiday on Oct 15

Delhi government on Monday declared October 15 as a holiday for employees who have voting rights in Haryana so that they can cast their votes in Assembly elections there.

Oct 13, 2014, 19:42 PM IST

DRs with voting rights to be taxed like equity

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

May 30, 2014, 14:25 PM IST

US, Israel lose UNESCO voting rights: UN source

The United States and Israel lost their UNESCO voting rights today after suspending funding to the organisation for its recognition of Palestine, a source from the UN agency has said.

Nov 08, 2013, 23:09 PM IST

Advani favours voting rights to Indians settled abroad

Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said he is in favour of granting voting rights to Indians and people of Indian-origin settled abroad.

Oct 09, 2012, 23:29 PM IST

No voting rights for overseas Malaysian citizens

The High Court in Malaysia has
rejected an attempt by citizens overseas to obtain voting

Jan 06, 2012, 18:32 PM IST

`NRIs` response on voting rights not encouraging`

Union Minister Vayalar Ravi on Thursday admitted that response from Non-Resident Indians on voting rights has not been encouraging.

Jan 05, 2012, 16:07 PM IST

Parl panel proposes voting right cap of 26% in private banks

At present, the voting right is capped at 10 percent.

Dec 13, 2011, 16:26 PM IST