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India: Every third newly elected MP has ‘crime’ background
19th May 2014

India: Every third newly elected MP has ‘crime’ background

  New Delhi, (IANS) : Every third of the newly elected member of the Lok Sabha has a criminal background, an analysis of the disclosures they have made in their affidavits has shown. An analysis of 541 of the 543 … Continued

India: Elections 2014: Lowest number of Muslim MPs since 1952
17th May 2014

India: Elections 2014: Lowest number of Muslim MPs since 1952

  NEW DELHI, (Times of India): The representation of Muslims in this Lok Sabha will be the lowest since the first general election of 1952. The 16th Lok Sabha will have just 24 Muslim MPs, down from 30 in the … Continued

India: No Muslim MP won in UP
16th May 2014

India: No Muslim MP won in UP

  By Mohd Faisal Fareed   Lucknow, (Indian Express): For the first time, Uttar Pradesh, which accounts for nearly 18 per cent of the Muslim population, has failed to send even one Muslim MP to the Lok Sabha. Disappointed over … Continued

India’s Congress party concedes election defeat
16th May 2014

India’s Congress party concedes election defeat

The ruling Congress party has conceded defeat in India, following reports of a clear lead for the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies. Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi helped the new leadership into office. Narendra Modi will be the next … Continued

South Africa: Elections 2014: ANC ‘humbled’ as Zuma comforts the ‘losers’
11th May 2014

South Africa: Elections 2014: ANC ‘humbled’ as Zuma comforts the ‘losers’

Photo: Unfazed by decline in voters, ANC president Jacob Zuma expressed delight that the majority of South African have returned the party to power. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G) Mmanaledi Mataboge Unfazed by a decline in voters, ANC president Jacob Zuma expressed … Continued

South Africa: ANC wins with reduced majority
10th May 2014

South Africa: ANC wins with reduced majority

    SAPA: The African National Congress(ANC) won the fifth national elections with a reduced majority, mustering 62.16%, according to preliminary results released on Friday. The party received 11 436 654 votes, which was less than the 11 650 748 votes (65.9 %) it received … Continued

Indonesia: Party of former President Sukarnoputri wins Indonesia elections
10th May 2014

Indonesia: Party of former President Sukarnoputri wins Indonesia elections

    Indonesia’s biggest opposition party has narrowly won last month’s legislative elections, but with a slender portion of votes. In a tight race, four parties won double-digit returns, but none took even 20 percent.   On Friday, General Elections … Continued

India: Varanasi Muslims veer towards AAP
9th May 2014

India: Varanasi Muslims veer towards AAP

By Prashant Jha   Varanasi, (Hindustan Times): The oldest city in the world was in a frenzy on Thursday. From early evening to nearly 9.30pm, from the BHU campus to the BJP headquarters 5km away, Narendra Modi’s road-show was thronged … Continued

India: 4 children, 2 women among 9 more bodies found, totoal Muslims killed now 32
3rd May 2014

India: 4 children, 2 women among 9 more bodies found, totoal Muslims killed now 32

[Security personnel at Narsingbari in Baksa district of Assam where some people were killed by militants on Friday] Digambar Patowary Guwahati, (Hindustan Times):  Nine more bodies were recovered in Baksa district in Assam on Saturday, taking the toll to 32 … Continued

Iraq counts votes after deadly election day
2nd May 2014

Iraq counts votes after deadly election day

AFP, Al-Akhbar: Vote counting was under way Thursday after Iraqis braved a wave of attacks to cast ballots in elections hailed by the United Nations and the US as a rebuke to jihadis. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said he was … Continued

Iraq: Attacks target voting centers on election day
1st May 2014

Iraq: Attacks target voting centers on election day

  Iraqis defied a rash of attacks that killed seven people to vote Wednesday in the country’s first general election since US troops withdrew, with premier Nouri al-Maliki proclaiming “certain” victory. Fresh attacks were launched soon after polls opened on … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Police arrests more than 500 before elections in Indian-controlled Kashmir
29th Apr 2014

Jammu & Kashmir: Police arrests more than 500 before elections in Indian-controlled Kashmir

  SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, (Xinhua): More than 500 youth were arrested across Muslim majority areas of Indian-controlled Kashmir ahead of the fourth phase of Indian general elections, local police said. The massive crackdown on youth has been taken as part … Continued

Afghanistan heads for presidential runoff
27th Apr 2014

Afghanistan heads for presidential runoff

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Afghan presidential elections would go into the second round after the preliminary result showed Saturday that none of the candidates obtained an outright victory. “Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was ahead with 44.9 percent of the votes, followed by … Continued

Iraq: Deadly car bombs kills 31at political rally in Baghdad
26th Apr 2014

Iraq: Deadly car bombs kills 31at political rally in Baghdad

   [This image made from video shows a car bomb at the moment of impact] Two car bombs at an election rally in Baghdad for a political party killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, just days before nationwide parliamentary … Continued

India: Stopping Modi key to voting in Bihar’s Muslim hub
20th Apr 2014

India: Stopping Modi key to voting in Bihar’s Muslim hub

  By Aditya Nath Jha/Anirban Guha Roy   Araria/Kishanganj, (Hinudstan Times):  Defeating Narendra Modi, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, is the main concern of the Muslim population in Seemanchal region of eastern Bihar. An air-balloon in the shape of lotus … Continued

India: Lok Sabha elections: 25% votes cast in Assam till 10am
7th Apr 2014

India: Lok Sabha elections: 25% votes cast in Assam till 10am

    [Poll officials collect Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a distribution center in Jorhat. (PTI Photo)]   New Delhi, (Hindustan Times & Agencies):  The battle for supremacy between BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Congress’ GenNext leader Rahul … Continued

EU: German Chancellor Merkel speaks tough on Russia sanctions
6th Apr 2014

EU: German Chancellor Merkel speaks tough on Russia sanctions

    Angela Merkel says the EU is ready to hit Russia with harsher sanctions should it further violate Ukrainian sovereignty. Her words come as her party begins its campaign for the European parliamentary elections.  Merkel used her speech to … Continued

5th Mar 2014

India votes in longest Lok Sabha polls on April 7

  New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the schedule for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections saying they will be held in nine phases from April 7, 2014 to May 12, 2014. Chief election commissioner VS Sampath … Continued

4th Mar 2014

India: A 20-fold chance to win the Muslim vote in Uttar Pradesh

By Sunita Aron Lucknow, (Hindustan Times):  The “T-20 match” in Uttar Pradesh may just be as entertaining as cricket. At stake are 20 seats – to be decided by 20% of the electorate, the minorities – and in the fray … Continued

6th Jan 2014

Bangladesh ruling party glides to easy victory in unopposed election amid deaths

Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League have won an easy victory in national elections after opposition groups boycotted the polls. Violence gripped the country on election day, leaving at least 18 dead. Results from Sunday’s polls gave a … Continued

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