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)
Violent clashes as India announces world's biggest election
India to kick off world's biggest election on April 7
Factbox - India's mammoth general election
Egypt presidency to abide by court ruling on election
Yemen factions to mull constitution, reforms in March
Tunisia's Islamists down but not out after election defeat
Ukraine says EU to be guarantor in any Russia gas deal
Iran says foils bid to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks - newspaper
North Korea to deepen probe into Japanese abductees - Japan's Abe
Die at home and cut the health cover-ups, Africans urge leaders
Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist
Call for fuss-free airport checkout
Iron Chef from Japan to feed Florida’s Disney World visitors
Samsung's Q3 profit plunges to near three-year low
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)