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Women vote and stand for local elections, a first in Saudi Arabia

Dec 13, 2015

Women vote and stand for local elections, a first in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time on Saturday in local council elections and also stood as candidates, a step hailed by some activists in the Islamic patriarchy as a historic change, but by others as merely symbolic. #Elections #NewsTracker #Women #Saudi Arabia #Riyadh #King Abdullah #Vote
Why these Bihar voters can't vote: Their parents came from Iran in the 16th century

Nov 04, 2015

Why these Bihar voters can't vote: Their parents came from Iran in the 16th century

They are Indian by birth, living here for generations, have passports issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), can buy land here, educate their children without any obstacle but they cannot vote. Why so? Because they are considered Iranians. Their ancestors had come to India from Iran in the 16th century. Even the small pocket of land they live on in Motibagh Karbala in Kishanganj is called Irani Basti. #didyouknow #bIhar #Iran #Polling #Kishanganj #Vote #Bihar Assembly Election 2015 #Irani Basti
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi speaks about Netaji, EC; praises 'silent revolution' on LPG subsidy

Sep 21, 2015

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi speaks about Netaji, EC; praises 'silent revolution' on LPG subsidy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he would be receiving family members of Subhash Chandra Bose next month but avoided any reference to declassification of secret files related to him which is being demanded by various sections after West Bengal government did so. #NewsTracker #Election Commission #TheySaidIt #Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose #LPG subsidy #Vote #Radio #PM Modi #Swachh Bharat #Mann Ki Baat
J&K polls: 27% voters exercise their franchise till noon

Dec 09, 2014

J&K polls: 27% voters exercise their franchise till noon

Ignoring calls for poll boycott and braving the cold weather, over 27 percent of the electorate today exercised their franchise till noon in 16 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. #Elections #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Srinagar #Voters #Vote #J and K Assembly Election 2014
New Zealand PM plans to hold referendum to change national flag

Sep 22, 2014

New Zealand PM plans to hold referendum to change national flag

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday said he would press ahead with plans to hold a referendum to change the national flag following his election triumph. #New Zealand #UK #Referendum #John Key #National Flag #Flag #Vote #Union Jack #British colony #NZ Prime minister #silver fern
Scotland's vote for independence: 7 things we can thank the Scots for

Sep 19, 2014

Scotland's vote for independence: 7 things we can thank the Scots for

Scotland is right now voting for a referendum that will decide their future with United Kingdom but in many fascinating and practical ways they have contributed to the world. #Golf #Britain #United Kingdom #Scotland #Referendum #Whiskey #Independence #Vote #scotch #haggis #heritage
Headed for a split? Rebels declare victory in east Ukraine vote

May 12, 2014

Headed for a split? Rebels declare victory in east Ukraine vote

Well before polls closed, one separatist leader said the region would form its own state bodies and military after the referendum, formalising a split that began with the armed takeover of state buildings in a dozen eastern towns last month. #World #NewsTracker #Russia #Nato #Ukraine #Vote #Donetsk #East Ukraine #Slaviansk #Self rule