Tag Archives: Elections

  • Street fighting as India heads for April-May election

    Street clashes erupted in India after an announcement that parliamentary elections will start on April 7 in a race that pits Hindu nationalist Modi against ruling Congress party. ...

  • Delhi chief minister Kejriwal quits after graft bill blocked

    Delhi's firebrand Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced his resignation Friday to protest the blocking of an anti-corruption bill, fewer than 50 days after taking power in the Indian capital. ...

  • Tibetans in India get voting rights after 55 years

    The Election Commission of India has ordered all states to include children of Tibetan refugees in the electoral list. This is for the first time in 55 years that voting rights will be conferred on Tibetans. ...

  • India’s ruling party urges end to parliament quagmire

    India's ruling Congress party Monday urged the opposition to allow major bills to be passed in the last session of a parliament which is set to go down as the least productive in history. ...

  • Protesters disrupt voting in tense Thai election

    Anti-government protesters blocked voting Sunday in dozens of constituencies in a Thai election that was overshadowed by pre-poll bloodshed, an opposition boycott and fears of protracted political limbo. ...

  • Gunshots, explosions rock Thai protest on eve of polls

    Dozens of gunshots and at least two explosions raised tension amid anti-government protests in Thailand's capital on Saturday, a day ahead of a general election. ...

  • Narendra Modi named as BJP’s PM candidate

    India's main opposition named hardline Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi on Friday as its prime ministerial candidate for elections due next year, overriding doubts in the party about his polarising character. ...

  • Congress wins Himachal Pradesh elections

    The Congress returned to power in Himachal Pradesh after five years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party by a handsome margin on Thursday. ...