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  • Conte departure from Juventus could alter Serie A August 29, 2014

    Rome: The Italian league opens this weekend with a full slate of matches, a couple key coaching changes and some notable absences. Three-time defending champion Juventus kick things off at Chievo Verona on Saturday, followed by an enticing matchup of runner-up Roma hosting Fiorentina, who are coming off a fourth-place finish. The...
  • Peaceful balloting continues in Bihar bypolls August 21, 2014

    Voting for the by-election in 10 assembly constituencies in Bihar began Thursday on a peaceful note, officials said. Voters were seen queuing up to exercise their franchise in most of the constituencies after 7 a.m., officials said, adding there were no reports of violence. "Voting is underway and around eight percent polling...
  • Lalit Modi hails Supreme Court's decision for announcement of RCA poll result April 30, 2014

    Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi on Wednesday hailed the decision of the Supreme Court which ordered the opening of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) election ballots by May 6. "Extremely grateful to honourable Supreme Court for allowing the opening of RCA elections ballots.Looking forward to results now being...
  • Over 14,000 postal ballots used in Delhi for Lok Sabha elections April 17, 2014

    Over 14,000 of around 75,000 Delhi Police and civil officials deployed on election duty on April 10 in New Delhi have exercised their franchise through postal ballots. Delhi Election Commission had distributed around 30,000 postal ballots and nearly 45,000 Election Duty Certificates (EDCs) to security personnel and civil officials who were...
  • Mizoram poll: Bru voters to vote through postal ballots November 9, 2013

    Bru voters lodged in the six relief camps in north Tripura district will cast their votes through postal ballots in the camps on November 19 and 20, state election department officials said. Elections to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly would be held in Mizoram on November 25. Following instructions from the Election...
  • Bulgarian authorities seize fake ballots before election May 12, 2013

    Sofia: Bulgaria has seized 350,000 fake ballot papers, prosecutors said on Saturday, a day before a parliamentary election that is likely to deliver no party a majority and more political turmoil in the EU's poorest country. Prosecutors said the ballots were found at a printing house owned by the company of...
  • Pakistan's ballot papers weighed 650 tonnes May 11, 2013

    Islamabad: The ballot papers used in the Pakistan polls on Saturday weighed a staggering 650 tonnes, an official said. Soldiers had provided security cover since April 19 to five printing presses where ballot papers had been printed, a military official told Dawn. They transported 650 tonnes of ballot papers to the...
  • Pak voters may be given 'none of the above' choice April 3, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Election Commission on Wednesday decided to give people the choice of not voting for any of the candidates in the fray for the May 11 general election, with the inclusion of a "none of the above" option in ballot papers. Officials said re-polls would be held in constituencies...
  • Budget before Ballot: Has the Finance Minister been able to lift sentiments with his budget? February 28, 2013

    CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses the question and much more with a panel of experts on the show Budget before Ballot. ...
  • EC sees good response to postal ballot in Guj December 11, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Election Commission has geared up to conduct postal ballot at various facilitation centres in Gujarat where about three lakh polling staff including policemen are expected to cast their votes, officials said. Around 9,000 policemen engaged in poll duty have already cast their votes through postal ballots at the facilitation...
  • US: Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballot measures November 7, 2012

    New York: While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes for US social policy: Several states had a chance to be the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Dating back to 1998, same-sex...
  • US: Sunita Williams voted by absentee ballot November 7, 2012

    Houston: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, currently in space floating around in zero-gravity, voted for US presidential polls by absentee ballot. Sunita, along with flight engineer Kevin Ford, exercised her franchise in July while stationed in Russia even before heading up to the station aboard Soyuz ships launched from the Baikonur...
  • US elections: Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballot measures November 7, 2012

    Washington: While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes for US social policy: Several states had a chance to be the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Dating back to 1998, same-sex marriage...
  • Obama first US President to cast his vote early October 26, 2012

    Washington: Barack Obama created history when he went to a polling booth in his home town of Chicago to cast his vote, over 12 days ahead of the November 6 elections, thus becoming the first US President to vote early. Amidst his hectic electioneering schedule, Obama flew in from Richmond...
  • US: Barack Obama first President to vote early October 26, 2012

    Barack Obama has created history by becoming the first sitting US President to cast his vote early. Busy campaigning for the November 6 elections, Obama made a quick stop at Chicago to cast his ballot. This was part of his campaign's wider effort to encourage early voting, with many states...
  • Advani says scrap EVMs July 6, 2009

    New Delhi: BJP leader LK Advani has raised questions about electronic voting machines being tamper proof. He has demanded that ballot boxes be re-introduced, starting with Maharashtra elections and other states later this year. In an interview to the Sunday Indian Express, Advani said that ballot papers should be...
  • More than 64 candidates! Get ready for ballot paper March 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Will the ballot paper and ballot box make a return to the polling booths during the Lok Sabha elections. They will, if a particular constituency has more than 64 candidates. The EVMs, manufactured by Bharat Electronics Ltd and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd, has the capacity to include only...
  • UPA banking on education schemes to woo voters February 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Reports suggest UPA may set aside more funds for schemes run by the HRD ministry but what’s going on in the previous ambitious projects? “We propose to make a beginning in 2008-09 by establishing 16 Central Universities. Besides, we propose to set up three IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar...
  • Budget before ballot: Swipe your card for good health February 12, 2009

    Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh): It may look like a pre-election campaign but it's actually the Government's drive to ensure better health. Men and women in Talheri Buzurg in western UP line-up everyday to receive the benefits of a proposal made in the Union Budget in 2008 to provide health cards to...
  • Ex-militants in Jammu-Kashmir say ballot is the way December 18, 2008

    Jammu: As the state of Jammu and Kashmir comes close to the final round of polls, many former terrorists are queuing up to vote, many of whom have voted for the first time. "I have never voted before, but this time I shall for sure," said a former Hizbul Muzahideen commander,...
  • This dog had phone bills, ballots in his name July 13, 2007

    Seattle: In King County, Jane K Balogh, a sixty-six-year-old lady managed to get her dog registered to vote. Jane’s dog was registered under the name of Duncan M McDonald. Duncan, an Australian shepherd-terrier mix is now finally off the voter rolls after he was sent absentee ballots for three elections. King County...