Votes

  • Scottish referendum: 4.2 million people registered to vote Yesterday

    The crucial result of the Scottish referendum will be known only after the counting of votes gets over. 4.2 million people had registered to vote, making this the largest electorate ever in Scotland. If Scotland decides to leave the United Kingdom, it leaves behind England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A...
  • Live: Scotland rejects independence from the UK, 45% say yes and 55% no after counting in 30 of 32 districts Yesterday

    Scots agonized over the fate of their country on Friday after record numbers voted in a divisive independence referendum that could break apart the United Kingdom. Scotland's verdict on the union should be clear around breakfast time. Voters lined up at polling stations across Scotland to vote with 4.28 million...
  • Scotland referendum: Where will the oil revenue go? 2 days ago

    Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences. ...
  • Scotland referendum: What is at stake? 2 days ago

    Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences. ...
  • Scotland votes on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife-edge 2 days ago

    Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences. From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a...
  • How an independent Scotland will impact the farmers 2 days ago

    Farmers in rural Scotland will be heavily impacted either way the votes goes. As CNN's Nic Robertson reports, their livelihoods are also on the line. Watch the video for more. ...
  • Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote 2 days ago

    Edinburgh: Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. More than 2,600 polling places will be open on Thursday from 7 am (0600GMT, 2 am EDT) until 10 pm (2100GMT, 5 pm EDT). Turnout is...
  • Nationalists march against 'biased' BBC Scotland vote coverage 6 days ago

    Glasgow: Some 2,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Glasgow today to protest against the BBC's coverage of Scotland's independence referendum, four days before the knife-edge vote. Demonstrators claimed that coverage by the British broadcaster has been biased against the separatist "Yes" camp, which wants Scotland to break away from the...
  • Bypolls: Voting held for 33 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats, counting on September 16 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Moderate to high turnout today marked the byelections held in 3 Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. The polling in the three LS constituencies--Vadodara...
  • Watch: Impact of vote for independence in Scotland on makers of Scotch 1 week ago

    Days ahead the independence referendum in Scotland, the uncertainty is causing concern for one of country's most iconic industries. Here is the impact of the vote on the makers of Scotch. ...
  • 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result 1 week ago

    Glasgow: On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. Colorful displays of Yes posters outnumber those backing the Better Together campaign. Talk on the street is of opportunity and a chance to create a...
  • UK offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote September 12, 2014

    London: The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence. Chancellor George Osborne told BBC on Sunday that the government is finalizing plans to give Scotland "much greater" fiscal and tax autonomy...
  • Turkish government wins vote of confidence in Parliament September 6, 2014

    Ankara: The new Turkish government Saturday won a vote of confidence in parliament in capital Ankara. Turkey's 62nd government won 306 votes from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) with 133 lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voting against it, Xinhua...
  • Peaceful voting in Madhya Pradesh by-polls August 21, 2014

    Voting was peaceful Thursday in the by-elections that were held in three Madhya Pradesh assembly constituencies, officials said. Voters were seen queuing up to exercise their franchise at 7 am in Vijayraghavgarh, Bahoriband and Agar assembly constituencies, officials said. Over six lakh voters in the three constituencies are eligible to exercise their...
  • Modi becomes first Prime Minister to vote in Lok Sabha in last 10 years August 13, 2014

    New Delhi For the first time in 10 years, the Prime Minister voted in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Narendra Modi participated in the voting on the Constitution amendment bill to scrap the collegium system of judicial appointments. His predecessor Manmohan Singh could not vote in the Lower House as he was...
  • Voting on Judicial Appointments Bill, Constitutional Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Voting on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill will take place in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Sources said that the government was hopeful of getting the Bill passed in Lok Sabha. Sources adding that the session could be extended if the Judicial Appointment...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • Narendra Modi got more votes than anyone in universe: David Cameron July 10, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that he congratulated Narendra Modi for winning more votes than any other politician in the universe during his phone call after the "extraordinary" Indian election. "I won't forget my conversation with Prime Minister Modi congratulating him on his victory. I picked up...
  • May 16 equivalent to India's independence from British: RSS leader June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Suresh Soni on Sunday compared the verdict delivered by Indian voters on May 16 to the country's independence from British rule. Soni said, "When the results came out on MMay 16, it was similar to the day when Britishers left the Indian land on August...
  • BJP backed candidate wins Ranchi mayoral polls June 27, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed candidate Asha Lakra was on Friday declared winner in the Ranchi mayoral election, more than a year after the polls were cancelled over cash-for-vote allegations. Asha Lakra defeated Trinamool Congress (TMC) backed candidate Naveen Lakra by a margin of 14,969 votes, said an official. Asha...
  • Congress seeks report on two MLAs cross-voting in Rajya Sabha bypoll June 20, 2014

    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 on Friday. "Bihar Congress on Thursday had informed the party central leadership over telephone about cross...
  • Rajya Sabha bypolls: JD(U) faces spectre of cross-voting June 19, 2014

    Voting in the by-election for two Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar began on Thursday with nearly a dozen rebel legislators of the ruling JD(U) voting for two independent candidates instead of the party's official nominees, a leader in Patna said. "We have definite information that nearly a dozen rebel party legislators...
  • Santos re-elected Colombia president in peace vote June 16, 2014

    Colombia : Juan Manuel Santos convincingly won re-election on Sunday after Colombia's tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his 18-month-old peace talks to end the Western Hemisphere's longest-running conflict. Santos got 53 percent of the vote to 47 percent for right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, the hand-picked candidate of...
  • Decision on 20 per cent Maratha reservation after June 20: Narayan Rane June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Having faced a deafening defeat in the Lok Sabha elections and with the Assembly elections just round the corner, Maharashtra government is taking steps to secure the Marathi vote bank. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane on Friday said that the State was committed to having 20 per cent reservation in...
  • PM Modi says development should be the war cry, become a mass movement June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking support of all the members and stating that states will be equal partners in India's development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to fulfill promises and ensure that the country leaves behind the stigma of scams and become a world power. With a statesman-like approach and speech, Modi while...
  • As civil war rages, Syrians vote for President June 4, 2014

    Against a backdrop of civil war, tens of thousands of Syrians voted in government-controlled cities and towns Tuesday to give President Bashar Assad a new seven-year mandate, with some even marking the ballots with their own blood. The carefully choreographed election was ignored and even mocked in opposition-held areas of Syria...
  • Ukraine prepares to vote after bloodshed May 24, 2014

    Candidates in Ukraine's presidential election stayed out of the public eye on Saturday, observing a ban on campaigning on the eve of a vote that Kiev hopes can help end a bitter confrontation with Russia. On Friday, armed pro-Russian separatists and a Ukrainian militia group clashed in the east of Ukraine,...
  • Shameful of me to have skipped voting before: Juhi Chawla May 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Actress Juhi Chawla, who flew from Abu Dhabi to vote for the first time in the Lok Sabha polls, said it was a shame for her to have skipped voting so far. "It is said that the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago and the...
  • Against ward-wise counting of votes: EC tells SC May 21, 2014

    Election Commission on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it is against ward-wise declaration of vote count in election as is currently done and has asked the Centre to introduce cluster counting to protect right to privacy attached to voting. The EC informed a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra that...
  • Manjhi Cabinet calls special session on May 23 for trust vote May 21, 2014

    The new Jitan Ram Manjhi government on Tuesday decided to call a special session of Bihar Assembly on May 23 to seek the trust vote on the floor of the House. The decision to call the special session of the Assembly at 11 AM on May 23 (Friday) to seek trust...