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International Yoga Day celebrated in Hungary and Bosna & Herzegovina

Budapest/Sarajevo, June 21 (IANS International Yoga Day was celebrated with much gusto in the central European countries of Hungary and Bosna & Herzegovina. International Yoga Day will be celebrated in 21 cities of Hungary from June 22-24. The day was celebrated in seven cities of Bosnia & Herzegovina -- Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Foca, Mostar, Tuzla, Zavidovici and Zenica o...

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Kamal Haasan meets Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Thursday met United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi here. Informed sources described the meeting that took place at the residence of Sonia Gandhi as a courtesy call. Kamal Haasan had on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the situation ...

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Kamal Haasan meets Rahul, discusses politics in TN

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu. Enjoyed meeting Kamal Haasan in Delhi today. We discussed a wide range of issues concerning our two parties, including the political situation in Tamil Nadu, Gandhi said in a tweet la...

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Kamal Haasan meets Rahul, discusses politics in TN

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) On a day-long trip to the capital, actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu, where he has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiyam. We did discuss politics but not the way you think, he told reporters after the meeting which he initially described as a coutesy call. ...

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Indian Embassy felicitates International Yoga Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo, June 20 (IANS) The Indian Embassy in Hungary has felicitated the celebration of 4th International Day of Yoga in seven cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The event was held from June 16-17 in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Foca, Mostar, Tuzla, Zavidovici and Zenica. The celebrations included several Indian cultural performances and delectable Indian cuisine. In Sarajevo, the In...

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Kamal meets EC officials on party registration

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), on Wednesday met Election Commission officials and expressed confidence that the process of registration of his political party will be done in around a week's time. It was a normal process. They asked some questions and we gave them the answers. There was no big objection, he told reporters after th...

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Plea in SC for power to President, Governors to disqualify Parliament members

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to vest in the President and Governors powers to disqualify a sitting member of Parliament or state Assembly under anti-defection law after consulting the Election Commission (EC). Seeking to strip the Speaker and the Chairperson of their power to disqualify a sitting member under the tenth schedule of...

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Mid-term poll will call Kejriwal's bluff

The biggest argument against granting full statehood to Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal himself. If an election leads to the elevation of what a former Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, called a yeda Chief Minister -- yeda is a Marathi word for unhinged -- when referring to Kejriwal, then the risk of elevating the status of the national capital cannot be taken. Shinde's ire related to K...

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BJP wins 3 of 6 Karnataka legislative council seats

Bengaluru, June 13 (IANS) Karnataka's opposition BJP won three of the six legislative council seats in the June 8 biennial election held in the three Teachers and three Graduates constituencies across the state, said the Election Commission on Wednesday. The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) won two and the Congress one after vote count of paper ballots cast in the state's 30 districts where the...

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Odisha to move SC on reservation in urban civic bodies

Bhubaneswar, June 13 (IANS) Elections to the Urban Local Bodies in Odisha are likely to be delayed as the state government has decided to move the Supreme Court against the High Court order that reservation of seats for SCs, STs and other categories should not exceed 50 per cent. The elections to the ULBs are due this year and the state government has already initiated official process f...

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Pakistan EC rejects plea to register Saeed's MML

Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) In a blow to 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's political ambitions, the Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday rejected an application to register his Milli Muslim League (MML) as a political party. The general elections in Pakistan are scheduled to be held on July 25. A four-member bench of the commission, chaired by its Sindh mem...

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Congress wins Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly seat

Bengaluru, June 13 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday snatched the Jayanagar Assembly seat in Bengaluru from the BJP, with its candidate Sowmya Reddy winning by a narrow margin of 2,889 votes. At the end of the vote count, Sowmya Reddy polled 54,457 votes while the Bharatiya Janata Party's B.N. Prahlad got 51,568 votes, an Election Commission official told IANS. Polling was held on...

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Poll panel keen for maximum voting by disabled voters

Agartala, June 11 (IANS) The Election Commission, through its state panels, would conduct intensive mapping aiming at getting the maximum number of disabled eligible voters to exercise their franchise in future elections including the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, an official said here on Monday. The Election Commission has asked all the states to conduct exhaustive maping of differently abled e...

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EC rejects Congress charges of fake voters in MP

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) After a probe, the Election Commission (EC) has rejected Congress' charges of enrolment of fake voters on a large scale in Madhya Pradesh electoral rolls. It had set up two inter disciplinary teams to verify Congress' allegations of 60 lakh fake names in the voter list. In its letter to the Congress dated June 8, the commission said: From the evidence co...

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Allegations of errors in MP electoral rolls incorrect: EC

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has called Congress' allegations of large-scale errors in Madhya Pradesh's electoral rolls incorrect after conducting a probe. In its letter to the Congress dated June 8, the commission said from the evidence collected from the ground and the analysis of data made available with the complaint suggest that the claim of large scale dupl...

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Maldives suffers diplomatic defeat in UNSC election

United Nations, June 9 (IANS) Hobbled by internal unrest and accusations of human rights violations, Maldives has lost its bid for Asia's Security Council seat, which Indonesia won by a huge margin. Indonesia received 144 votes, more than the required 127 for a two-thirds majority, while Maldives got only 46 votes in the elections on Friday. The Asian seat was the only one of the...

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Voting machine snag due to excessive light: EC

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A number of electronic voting machines (EVMs) malfunctioned in two places in the recent bypolls due to excessive exposure to illumination, the Election Commission (EC) said on Friday. The EC had formed two special teams to look into the unusually high number of voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines malfunctioning in Uttar Pradesh's Kairana and Mahar...

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Shah Rukh Khan's cousin to contest election in Pakistan

Peshawar, June 7 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khans cousin Noor Jehan will contest elections from Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, a media report said on Thursday. Noor Jehan, who collected her nomination forms from the Election Commission on Thursday, will be a candidate from PK-77 seat in Peshawar, the Express Tribune reported. My aim is to work for women empowe...

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PIL seeks minimum two-year punishment for electoral offences

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A PIL filed in the Supreme Court has sought a minimum punishment of two years for electoral offences involving bribery, undue influence, impersonation, false statement, illegal payments and non-filing of election accounts by candidates and political parties. Referring to a February 1992 Election Commission proposal, the petitioner, Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay...

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Maharashtra CM violated poll codes: Congress to EC

Mumbai/New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Tuesday lodged a formal complaint alleging violations of the Model Code of Conduct by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during the May 28 Lok Sabha by-elections in Palghar. A three-page plea has been submitted to Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat in the Election Commission headquaters in New Delhi, said Maharashtra Congress ...

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