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  • Poll rallies to Kumbh Mela — Modi-Shah’s conscience must take a look at latest Covid surge in India

    The alarming surge in Covid-19 cases in India can be blamed largely on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, and their reckless messaging through overcrowded, unmasked election rallies as well as the Kumbh Mela...

    And yet, despite the Election Commission’s rap on the knuckles, as mild as it may have been, no politician seems keen on allowing their responsible streak to take over by doing away with mega shows of...

  • Pakistan needs latest farm-tech to achieve food security

    He said the fact should be an eye-opener that China produces two times more cotton and wheat per hectare and Egypt produces around three times more rice and sugarcane per hectare as compared to Pakistan...

    “The 21st century belongs to biotechnology and Pakistan has tremendous potential to emerge as biotechnology leader but to achieve the goal private sector, scientists, researchers and government will have to work hand-in-hand,” he...

  • Pakistan in talks with US to procure latest F-16 jets: Air chief

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Monday said Pakistan is in negotiations with the United States to procure the latest F-16 fighter jets, but did not specify an exact number...

    “We are in talks with US defence officials to get some latest F-16s but the deal may take some time,” the Air chief said while talking to reporters after the rolling out ceremony of the 16th JF-17 Thunder aircraft at the Pakistan...

  • Pakistan among latest countries to get Paris Club debt relief

    The Paris Club of creditor nations have agreed to suspend debt service payments from Pakistan, Chad, Ethiopia and the Republic of Congo as part of a G20 debt relief deal, the group said...

    The latest agreements bring to 12 the number of countries to receive debt relief under the deal with a total of $1...

  • Senate body wonders how banned group’s candidate got poll symbol for NA-120 election

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee on Tuesday expressed annoyance over the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) act of allowing a banned outfit’s candidate to contest the recently held by-poll in NA-120 (Lahore) constituency...

    The Senate Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, which met here with Sherry Rehman in the chair, wondered how an election symbol had been allotted to the candidate of a banned organisation...

  • Committee on poll reforms to review Senate election laws

    There have been demands for direct election for Senate from various political parties to avoid complications and reduce chances of malpractices in the process...

    The Senate elections held recently became controversial when the government, through a presidential order, changed the mode of election for Fata members at the eleventh hour and introduced one-member, one-vote system...

  • Poll dive hits British PM’s election battle

    LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to shore up her general election campaign on Wednesday after a shock projection suggested she could lose her parliamentary majority, leaving the pound wobbling...

    The landslide victory May hoped to seal by calling a snap election for June 8 seemed much less likely with eight days to go, with the polls narrowing and her Conservative party’s manifesto coming under scrutiny...

  • Putin secures landslide victory in Russian presidential election: exit poll

    Vladimir Putin won Russia's presidential election on Sunday with almost 74 percent of the vote, according to an official exit poll, with the opposition reporting ballot stuffing and other cases of alleged fraud...

    Explore: Putin — villain abroad, hero at homeAbout 107 million Russians were eligible to cast ballots and the central election commission said turnout was 60 percent, after the authorities used both the carrot and the stick...

  • Staff’s poll duties to affect KMC hospitals working on election day

    KARACHI: The Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases, one of the major facilities for heart patients in the city run by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, will not be able to run its Coronary Care Unit and male and female wards on the day of general election (July 25) as most of the nursing and paramedical staffs have been deputed to do election duties, it emerged on Sunday...

    They said that the assistant director of KIHD nursing...

  • EU mission praises conduct of election; criticises pre-poll 'environment', uneven playing field

    The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), which had appointed observers for the July 25 elections, said on Friday that although "there were several legal provisions aimed at ensuring a level playing field, there was a lack of equality of opportunity" provided to the contesting parties...

    Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, EU Chief Observer Michael Gahler, while releasing the EU EOM's preliminary statement on...

  • Multi-party moot rejects poll results, demands re-election

    • Plans boycott of oath by elected candidates as PML-N seeks time to extend support • PPP, MQM-P skip opposition parties meetingISLAMABAD: Rejecting the results of the July 25 general election, the multi-party conference on Friday evening announced that a joint protest movement would be launched against rigging and massive irregularities in the polls and demanded transparent re-election...

    Although the parties attending the meeting...

  • UK election exit poll suggests Conservatives majority

    An exit poll in Britain's election projects that Prime Minister Boris Johnsons Conservative Party likely will win a majority of seats in Parliament, an outcome that would allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the United Kingdom (UK) out of the European Union (EU) next month...

    It projects 55 for the Scottish National Party and 13 for the Liberal DemocratsBased on interviews with voters leaving 144 polling stations across the...

  • Investigation into alleged rigging during Daska by-poll more important than re-election: Nawaz

    PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that an investigation into the alleged rigging in the NA-75 (Daska) by-polls was more important than the upcoming re-election in the entire constituency on March 18...

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday, while hearing an application by PML-N candidate Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar, declared the by-poll held in the constituency on February 19 as null and void after suspicions that...

  • ECP declares Daska by-poll null and void, orders re-election on March 18

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday ruled that a re-election be held in the entire NA-75 Daska constituency after suspicions that the results may have been falsified...

    The ECP, while hearing an application by PML-N candidate Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar, declared the by-poll held in the constituency on February 19 as null and void...

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