Home > News > World
Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 10:40:02 PM
Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 10:40:54 PM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will announce the dates of a parliamentary election on March 5, the election commission said on Tuesday.
The commission said it would hold a news conference at 1030 am (0500 GMT). Spokesman Rajesh Malhotra said the election dates would be unveiled at the conference.
India's election will be the largest the world has seen and is expected to be held in several stages between April and May.
It pits pro-business Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, from the opposition, against a centre-left government that has lost popularity because of a weak economy and corruption scandals.
(Reporting by Sruthi Gottipati; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)
Serbia's president calls parliamentary election for March 16
Egypt president will modify parliament election dates - speaker
Factbox - India's mammoth general election
Bulgarian parties set October 5 as date for general election
Egypt cancels parliamentary vote dates after court ruling - TV
Ukraine allows firms to import electricity due to power crisis - PM Yatseniuk
Iran honours nuclear deal with powers, IAEA report shows
Man rams car into headquarters of Spain's ruling party
U.N. urges Pakistan to refrain from resuming executions
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Alcatel Lucent, Nokia Networks in merger talks
Tsunami miracle baby 10 years on
Moscow hotel goes halal in bid to woo Muslim visitors
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)