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  • Hyderabad board declares intermediate exam results

    HYDERABAD: Girls clinched all three top positions in the pre-medical and general science groups while the other three ones in the pre-engineering group went to boys as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Hyderabad announced results of the annual examinations-2016 of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) on Monday...

    The board announced the results in the 10 districts falling under its jurisdiction, including...

  • Iceland’s Pirate Party ready to board ship of state

    REYKJAVIK: Iceland’s Pirate Party, founded in 2012 as a marginal protest group, is now unexpectedly in a position where it could seize power in a country fed up with the political and financial establishment...

    Recent public opinion polls have shown the party with 43 per cent of voter support, with many Icelanders furious to discover that hundreds of their rich and powerful countrymen were named in the so-called Panama Papers leak which...
  • Sorry state of affairs at Peshawar hospital forces board member to resign

    PESHAWAR: A senior member of the Board of Governors of Khyber Teaching Hospital has resigned apparently owing to mere frustration by seeing the deteriorating affairs of the major health facility, according to sources...

    Dr Mian Tahir Shah, having FRCS from UK to his credit in general surgery, has sent his resignation to health secretary citing personal reasons but sources at the hospital attribute his decision to dismal state of...

  • State and non-state actors

    It is not just cross-border involvement but also the activities of banned outfits at home that raises questions about how much control the state really has within its own domain...

    Then there is also the question of whether or not we are really serious about getting rid of all violent non-state actors that have become a pervasive challenge to state authority...

  • RSS and BJP: Battling for India's 'soul', state by state

    An election in the volatile state of West Bengal has become a prime target in its game plan...

    Interviews with more than two dozen RSS and BJP officials and rare access to closed RSS meetings reveal a two-stage strategy — electoral victory at the national level, which has been achieved in the lower house of parliament, followed by similar success at the state level...

  • State of the state

    The lever between the two is the logic of the state itself, and it seems to be evolving...

    It is not a coincidence that the state is negotiating Fata reforms and direct governance in the tribal areas at the same moment that it is making laws to address violence against women in the home...

  • Nawaz says he will rid Pakistan of ‘state above state’

    LAHORE: As the Pakis­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) prepares to give a rousing welcome to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on their arrival in Lahore on Friday, the party supremo has pledged that he will liberate Pakistan from “those who are running a state above the state”...

    Nawaz Sharif further said: “We used to hear about ‘a state within a state’ but now things have gone to the extent that there’s...

  • Karachi incident vindicated Nawaz's 'state above the state' stance: Maryam

    PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Friday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's stance that there was a "state above the state" in Pakistan has been proven true through the Karachi incident"...

    "The Karachi incident has made it clear that Nawaz Sharif's stance — about 'state above the state' and Imran Khan being nothing more than a pawn — is correct...

  • Living: The jogi artisans of Hyderabad

    Owing to the socially non-protective nature of the state apparatus in Pakistan, minority groups and poor working classes cannot exercise their fundamental civic opportunities and basic human rights...

    In Hyderabad, the Jogi, a Gujrati-speaking Hindu minority artisan community survives in miserable socio-economic conditions in a small, ghetto-like slum settlement near the central city area...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

  • Murder, rape convict executed in Hyderabad

    A man convicted of rape and murder was executed early Tuesday morning at the Hyderabad Central Prison...

    This is the first execution to take place in Hyderabad since 2015, when two death-row prisoners convicted for the 1998 hijacking of a PIA Fokker were executed in Karachi and Hyderabad jails...

  • Anti-drugs rally held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A rally against drugs was taken out by a number of students of public and private schools and colleges along with scores of police officials on Thursday...

    According to a Hyderabad police spokesperson, district police launched the anti-drug campaign from Nov 17 to 23 in collaboration with the Crime and Human Rights Cell set up at Hyderabad SSP office...

  • Three-day Sufi festival gets under way in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A three-day festival titled ‘Sindh Sufi melo’ was inaugurated by by Sindh Senior Minister for Food and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro in Hyderabad Club on Sunday...

    Senator Aajiz Dhamra, Auqaf Minister Ghulam Shah Jillani, PPP Hyderabad district president Saghir Qureshi and information secretary Ahsan Abro were among the prominent figures who were present...

  • MQM-P activist Dr Naushad shot dead in Hyderabad

    A sector in-charge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Dr Naushad, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Hyderabad on Wednesday, DawnNews reported...

    Residents of the area called police after spotting his body, which was subsequently shifted to Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad...

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