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  • Drought-hit Indian village: 'Water Wives' to quench thirst

    DENGANMAL: In the parched village of Denganmal, in western India, there are no taps...

    ”Bhagat and his family are suffering the consequences of a critical shortage of safe drinking water in India's villages, as well as the fallout from the most severe drought that his state, Maharashtra, has faced in a decade...

  • Villagers bar women from temple in India

    MUMBAI: Angry villagers blocked a group of women activists from entering the inner sanctum of a temple in western India on Saturday, despite a court order mandating Hindu women’s right to worship...

    The high court in Mumbai said on Friday women had a fundamental right to enter temples and directed authorities not to bar them from any Hindu place of worship across the state of Maharashtra...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    It pits Apple against Google, which has made maps a key focus of its attempt to forge inroads in India, a vast but largely untapped Internet market where almost a billion people are still not online...

  • 'India-backed' terrorist group busted in Hyderabad, police claim

    Hyderabad police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang which was reportedly getting funding from India to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and target security personnel in Sindh...

    Hyderabad DIG Javed Alam Odho and SSP Pir Mohammad Shah held a joint press conference to share the details of the suspected terrorist group with the media...

  • ECP voids Dir by-poll result over women vote bar

    ISLAMABAD: Nearly a month after a men-only turnout in a by-election in PK-95 Dir sparked a nationwide controversy, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) — in a landmark verdict — on Tuesday declared the polls void because of the disenfranchisement of women...

    In a unanimous decision, the commission decided not to notify the returned candidate and said a new election schedule would be announced in accordance with the law and fresh...
  • AJK bar warns of strike in the region

    “Either both the judges should step down on their own or the concerned authorities should withdraw their politically motivated appointments without further ado,” demanded the Executive Committee of the AJK Bar Council at a marathon meeting here...

    AJK Bar Council’s vice chairman Khawaja Manzoor Qadir also attended the meeting on a special invite...

  • Pakistan Bar Council condemns lawyers-police clash in Lahore

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) — the top regulatory body of lawyers — expressed its regret at the Lahore incident where lawyers and the police clashed with each other after an arrest warrant was issued against the president of the Lahore High Court Bar Association’s (LHCBA) Multan chapter...

    Both PBC leaders emphasised restraint by the bench and the bar, recalling that senior lawyers and several bar leaders had earlier...

  • Monitoring judge, time bar will not influence trial, SC says in detailed Panamagate review judgement

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a 23-page detailed verdict on the review petitions filed against the July 28 Panama Papers verdict which resulted in Nawaz Sharif's disqualification...

    The detailed verdict says that the petitions failed to point out any serious discrepancies or mistakes in the Panama Papers verdict and the facts entailing the disqualification of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif could not be disputed by the...
  • Bar-police ‘row’ deepens as lawyer held in rape case

    SAHIWAL: Tehsil bar association members observed a strike on Monday after Chichawatni Saddar police arrested a lawyer in connection with a rape case...

    On the other hand, the tehsil bar passed a resolution and condemned the arrest of their ‘respectable colleague’ in a ‘fabricated’ case...

  • First elections of Islamabad bar today

    ISLAMABAD: Over 3,700 lawyers will elect five representatives in the first ever elections of the newly-established Islamabad Bar Council (IBC) on Saturday...

    The IBC was established last year after the “Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Act 1973” was amended adding the Islamabad Bar Council to the list of the four provincial and the Pakistan bar councils...

  • By-poll bar on MPs

    THE code of conduct for by-elections has always been a contentious subject...

    The usual complaint is that the government’s side uses its position to influence the polls
  • Multan bar team meets governor

    He was talking to a delegation of the Lahore High Court Bar Association, Multan bench, here on Sunday...

    He promised to shortly visit different bar associations to have a first-hand account of their problems and finding solutions to them...

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