13 Nov 2014
New Delhi: Strongly condemning the Gujarat government's move to make voting compulsory, Janata Dal (United) termed it as "undemocratic and infringement" in the liberty of the citizen.
29 Jun 2015
Bujumbura: Voting in a Parliamentary election began in Burundi on Monday, the first in a series of polls whose credibility has been undermined by weeks of violent protest sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term.
27 Jun 2015
Thiruvananthapuram: Voting began at 7 am for by-polls to Aruvikkara Assembly seat in Kerala which is witnessing a three-cornered contest with voters queuing up at polling booths despite rains.
17 Jun 2015
Tokyo: Japan passed legislation to lower the voting age to 18 from its current 20 today, allowing teenagers into polling booths for the first time.
09 Jun 2015
New Delhi: Amid opposition from some minority groups including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AMPLB) against compulsory yoga classes in schools, the Centre has announced that participation in June 21 events to mark the International Yoga Day is not a ''compulsory" one and it has no connection with religion.
27 Jun 2015
Chennai: Around 21 percent voters exercised their franchise in Aruvikara Assembly constituency in Kerala, the Election Commission official said on Saturday. By-polls to six assembly constituencies, including high profile Radhakrishnan Nagar seat from where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalalithaa is contesting, is underway amid tight security.
27 Jun 2015
Chennai: Voters of RK Nagar Assembly constituency, from where Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is seeking re-election post her acquittal in a wealth case, turned up in good numbers today to cast their votes, with 35.5 percent voting recorded till noon.
30 Jun 2013
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advocated for electoral reforms including introduction of Right to Reject and compulsory voting, saying these measures would bring good people to politics.
08 Jun 2015
Lucknow: Even as the Narendra Modi government plans to make the International Yoga Day on June 21 a grand success, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to launch a nationwide campaign against making 'Surya Namaskar' and Yoga compulsory in schools.
06 Oct 2013
New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani appeared to be on the same page as Narendra Modi, a rarity since the bitterness which apparently arose between them over the latter being named as PM candidate. The ex-deputy PM has thrown his weight behind the Gujarat Chief Minister's view that there that there should be compulsory voting along with the None-of-the-Above option.