Beijing, Nov 6 (IANS) Over 1,400 journalists will be covering the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, a media report said Tuesday.
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Americans are preparing to head to the polls Tuesday to elect the next US president, while Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail for a furious final day of courting votes in a handful of states. Obama and Romney are making one final push through several so-called "battleground" states, where the race between the two candidates remains close. Both delivered final arguments for their respective candidacies Monday in Florida, where early voting over the weekend was marred by long lines and a bomb threat at an Orlando-area polling station
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The race to the White House remains close ahead of the US presidential election Tuesday, with national polls showing US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a statistical tie. But after all the votes are tallied, what happens if the election ends in an actual tie?
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) President Barack Obama appeared to have a slight edge over Republican challenger Mitt Romney as America headed for the polls to pick the winner of a White House race that has remained extremely close for weeks. Taking no chances, both Obama and Romney and their key campaigners spent the final hours leading to Tuesday' poll dashing across electoral battlegrounds in Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Virginia and New Hampshire. Romney, according to a campaign official, will keep campaigning on Election Day, adding stops in Democratic-heavy Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In addition to choosing a president, US voters Tuesday will express their will on a slew of other electoral contests as well as state and local ballot issues ranging from hunting and fishing regulation to legalizing marijuana and same-sex marriage. Here is a glance at some of the questions being put to voters other than whether the next president should be Barack Obama or Mitt Romney: "Third Party" Presidential Candidates: .
Lucknow, Nov 5 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh Monday asked the Congress why its leaders kept mum on issues like the fuel price hike, cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders and inflation at a rally held in Delhi the day before. In a statement issued here, Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chowdhary also questioned the "anxiety of the Congress" in implementing FDI in retail. "Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must explain to the people why are they so desperate to get FDI in retail implemented in the country?" he asked.
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) Days after port equipment operator Haldia Bulk Terminal (HBT) Pvt Ltd quit West Bengal, the state government Monday threatened to move the Central Industrial Tribunal against the manner in which the company terminated the services of around 620 employees. Claiming that labour laws had been violated in the way the employees were retrenched, Labour Minister Purnendu Bose said he would write to union Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on the issue. HBT, which operated at mechanised berths two and eight at the Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) and handled five million tonnes of cargo per year, announced Oct 31 that it would quit the state over "poor law and order" and "safety" concerns of its employees.
Paris, Nov 5 (IANS) Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy would be heard this week over allegations of suspected illegal financing of his 2007 election campaign by L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, Xinhua reported. Having lost immunity from prosecution after failing to snatch a second term last May, Sarkozy's home and offices were searched by French police in July as part of investigation into the Bettencourt affair.
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Monday sought a clarification from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over BJP chief Nitin Gadkari's controversial remark comparing the IQ of Swami Vivekananda with that of gangster Dawood Ibrahim. "Gadkari represents the RSS and has its ideology...
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 5 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala Monday decided to recommend to the government to redraw an ordinance and give voting rights to all Hindu legislators to elect a member to the three Devasom Boards. "Today's UDF meeting decided to ask the government to redraw the Devasom ordinance and withdraw the clause with regards to faith