Sunday, 21 July 2019

Tag Archives: referendum

Sikh Fans ejected from World Cup match after protest

MANCHESTER: Several spectators were Tuesday handcuffed and ejected from Old Trafford during the first World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand after mounting a political protest. The fans were apparently Sikh separatists who wore T-shirts and held banners demanding a referendum on an independent homeland (Khalistan) to be carved ...

Read More »

Switzerland votes in referendum on tighter gun laws

CHRISTCHURCH: Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide wheher to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with other countries in the European visa-free travel zone who have tightened rules following extremist attacks. The proposal could require regular training in the use of firearms, special waivers ...

Read More »

Egypt vote on referendum extending el-Sissi’s rule to 2030

Egyptians were being asked on Saturday to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. The three-day voting period for the nationwide referendum starts at 9am (0700 GMT) on Saturday on proposed changes that would also further enshrine the military’s role in ...

Read More »

Brexit deal rejected second time

LONDON: The issue of when, if and how the United Kingdom leaves the European Union remained up in the air after MPs on Tuesday rejected the withdrawal agreement sewed by Prime Minister Theresa May over nearly three years after the 2016 referendum. The pound took another beating and business organisations ...

Read More »

Kamal Haasan demands a referendum in Kashmir

BOLLYWOOD: As India seethes over the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama that claimed the lives of at least 40 CRPF soldiers, the actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has questioned the Indian government over its reluctance to hold a referendum/plebiscite in the strife-torn Kashmir. “Why isn’t the Indian government holding a referendum in ...

Read More »

Catalonia referendum: Spain regrets injuries in police crackdown

MADRID: A top Spanish government official in Catalonia has expressed regret about those injured when police cracked down on people taking part in a banned referendum on the region’s independence Oct. 1. Interior Ministry delegate in Catalonia, Enric Millo tempered the comments Friday by saying the Catalan government was responsible ...

Read More »

Britain to launch EU exit process today

LONDON: Britain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain is poised to become the first country ever to seek a ...

Read More »