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Pak opposition played a wrong card to give Musharraf a big win

Pak opposition played a wrong card to give Musharraf a big win

Islamabad, Pakistan: October 7, 2007 – The Opposition political parties of Pakistan believe that Gen. Pervez Musharraf has manipulated the Presidential election and got the sweeping victory while his opposite candidate just got 2 votes.

BJP not to allow Kumaraswamy to stay as CM

BJP not to allow Kumaraswamy to stay as CM

Bangalore: October 1, 2007 – There has arisen a deep crises in Karnataka. The BJP is adamant and has made up their mind to stand firm on the issue of power transfer in Karnataka, sending out clear signals that it would not accept any conditions from its coalition partner JD(S), and declared that Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy must make way for B S Yediyurappa on October 3, 2007, or face elections. (IR Summary).

Congress criteria for Presidential candidate

Congress criteria for Presidential candidate

New Delhi, May 29, 2007 – Even as Tamil Nadu Chief Minster M. Karunanidhi began discussions on the Presidential elections, the Congress on Monday outlined its criteria that the person “should be highly experienced and with secular credentials”.

Japan PM under fire over suicide, pension mess

Japan PM under fire over suicide, pension mess

Tokyo, May 29, 2007 – Japanese Prime Shinzo Abe’s cabinet met on Tuesday as fallout swirled from a scandal-tainted minister’s suicide and mismanaged pensions, threatening the ruling camp’s chances of winning a July upper house election.

Sidhu conviction stayed by SC, may fight LS bypolls

Sidhu conviction stayed by SC, may fight LS bypolls

New Delhi, January 23, 2007 – In a landmark order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the conviction of former cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu. It’s for the first time in the last 57 years that the Apex Court has stayed a conviction order by a lower court.

Thin turnout for Rae Bareli bye-poll

Thin turnout for Rae Bareli bye-poll

Rae Bareli, May 9 – About 43% voters exercised their franchise on Monday bye-election for the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat, for which Congress President Sonia Gandhi is seeking re-election.

Jaya clarifies she did not violate model code

Jaya clarifies she did not violate model code

Chennai, May 7 – AIADMK Supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has clarified that there was no violation of the model code of conduct by her party during her electioneering for the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.

Polling in Kerala, Bengal

Polling in Kerala, Bengal

Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Apr.22 – The first phase of polling in 59 Assembly segments in Kerala began this morning.

King Gyanendra loses his grip on Nepal – masses disapprove him

King Gyanendra loses his grip on Nepal – masses disapprove him

Kathmandu – King Gyanendra made a call for elections in Nepal but all political parties and the people of Nepal look to have ignored his call. No one takes the word of King Gyanendra serious.

Dates announced for Indian Assembly polls in 5 States

Dates announced for Indian Assembly polls in 5 States

New Delhi – B B Tandon,Chief Election Commissioner announced the dates for Assembly elections to be held in the following states: Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Tripura, Pondicherry, West Bengal, Mahe and Yanam adjoining Andhra Pradesh.