Referendum

  • LS polls: Kejriwal's train journey from Delhi to Varanasi 30-03-2014 10:46 PM

    Varanasi: On March 24 when Arvind Kejriwal boarded the Shivganga Express from New Delhi to Varanasi, he set the stage for the battle that has fired the imagination and interest of the 'aam aadmi' and political commentators across the country- Arvind Kejriwal Vs Narendra Modi. Is it a no contest,...
  • Referendum on contesting against Modi: Kejriwal's Varanasi schedule 24-03-2014 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is expected to reach Varanasi by 9 am on Tuesday by the Shiv Ganga Express on Tuesday. On arrival, he will visit Kal Bhairav temple and the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Then he will meet doctors at Benaras Hindu University (BHU). Kejriwal's...
  • Ukraine's east rallies for secession referendum 22-03-2014 08:12 PM

    More than 5,000 pro-Russia residents of a major city in Ukraine's east demonstrated on Saturday in favor of holding a referendum on whether to seek to split off and become part of Russia. The rally in Donetsk came less than a week after the Ukrainian region of Crimea approved secession...
  • 'Disappointed' UN chief Ban concerned about Ukraine unity 18-03-2014 07:02 AM

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed deep disappointment at the crisis in Ukraine, saying that the Crimea referendum will exacerbate the situation and urged all parties concerned to intensify efforts and engage constructively toward a peaceful solution. "The Secretary-General continues to closely follow the situation in...
  • Tension escalates in Ukraine as EU imposes travel ban and asset freeze on Russians 17-03-2014 08:08 PM

    Brussels: The European Union is to impose sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia on Monday following a weekend referendum, Lithuania's foreign minister said. Crimea's leaders declared a Soviet-style 97-percent result in favour of seceding from Ukraine...
  • Crimea votes on whether to secede from Ukraine 16-03-2014 09:57 PM

    In a referendum watched closely around the world, residents of Ukraine's strategic Crimean Peninsula voted Sunday on whether to demand greater autonomy or seek to join Russia. The vote has been condemned as illegal by the United States and European countries. The referendum comes two weeks after Russian-led forces seized...
  • Egypt referendum: 12 killed in clashes during voting 15-01-2014 08:47 AM

    Cairo: Egyptians on Wednesday flocked to polling centres to vote on a new draft constitution widely seen as a referendum on a likely presidential bid by powerful army chief General El-Sissi since the overthrow of the Islamist regime, even as 12 people were killed in poll-related violence. The new charter...
  • AAP tries to douse fire over Prashant Bhushan's remark on army in J&K 06-01-2014 09:37 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan sparked a fresh controversy following his comments on deployment of army in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving his party at the mercy of its political rivals who in turn wasted no opportunity in targeting it. Bhushan, who blamed the news channels for twisting...
  • Bhushan clarifies on his army in J&K remark, BJP, Cong slam him 06-01-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: Lawyer-turned activist and AAP leader Prashant Bhushan came under fire over his comments on Kashmir with both the BJP and Congress strongly opposing his comments on what they called is a sensitive national subject. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley hit out at Bhushan for supporting a referendum using...
  • Obama expresses deep concern, doesn't condemn Egyptian military intervention 04-07-2013 05:30 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama expressed deep concern about the Egyptian military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday but stopped short of condemning a move that could lead to a cut-off in US aid. Obama issued a written statement responding to dramatic events in Cairo after huddling with his...
  • Rousseff's referendum plan for Brazil runs into trouble 26-06-2013 07:14 AM

    Bra Silia: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's bid to defuse a sudden outburst of national discontent by proposing a referendum on political reforms ran into stiff opposition on Tuesday from politicians and lawyers who questioned its legality. Tens of thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets in July 2013 in...
  • Brazil's Rousseff proposes reform to quell protests 25-06-2013 07:02 AM

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday proposed a popular referendum to embark on a sweeping political reform in response to the country's largest public protests in 20 years. Rousseff called for a public vote to eventually amend Brazil's constitution as she sought to seize the momentum in a...
  • Damascus diaries: of Syrian smoke and mirrors

    Smita's Space |  Smita Sharma
    It was my first date with the Arab World. A fortnight ago, I was all set to fly to Syria, a country caught in conflict,...

  • Egypt protesters spurn army's referendum offer 23-11-2011 02:42 AM

    Cairo: A roar of defiance rippled through Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday night as thousands of protesters demanding an end to army rule spurned an offer from Egypt's military leader to let the people decide in a referendum. Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi said the military was ready to hand...
  • Referendum on power transfer possible: Egypt ruler 23-11-2011 12:14 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's military ruler says the armed forces are prepared to hold a referendum on immediately transferring power to a civilian authority if people demand it. Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi also told the nation in a televised address on Tuesday that presidential elections will be held before June 30, but...
  • Greek PM scraps referendum on Greek debt plan 03-11-2011 08:22 PM

    Athens: Two officials close to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said he has scrapped his plan to hold a referendum on the latest European debt deal for Greece after the main Opposition leader said would back it. The two officials said George Papandreou made the comments during an emergency Cabinet...
  • European leaders warn Greece of euro exit 03-11-2011 09:51 AM

    European leaders heaped pressure on Greece over its decision to hold a referendum on its latest bailout deal. ...
  • Greece's abrupt call on EU deal spook markets 02-11-2011 09:57 AM

    New York: Greece's abrupt call for a referendum on EU bailout deal spooked global markets on Tuesday. Greek PM Papandreou's move threw into question the survival of efforts to contain the debt crisis. France and Germany caught unawares - they summon Papandreou for talks at Cannes before the G20 starts....
  • BJP condemns Bhushan attack, denies involvement 13-10-2011 07:49 AM

    New Delhi: The BJP has condemned the attack on Senior lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan. Bhushan was attacked in his chamber in the Supreme Court on Wednesday by a person who claims to be a member of the Sri Ram Sena. The BJP has also denied the involvement...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 01-08-2011 11:40 PM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • FTN: Should Lokpal Bill be put to a public referendum? 22-06-2011 12:03 AM

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if, the Lokpal Bill should be put to a public referendum. ...
  • Anna issues ultimatum to govt on Lokpal 08-06-2011 08:31 PM

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare and his supporters ended the one day token fast to protest the police crackdown against yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday evening. There was huge police presence all through the day at Rajghat as Anna accused the government of trying to discredit the Lokpal panel and...