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    Tupperware Factsheet Week 44 2013 Hyderabad India

  • Pakistan launches factsheet on counterterrorism

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan released a new factsheet on its efforts to counter terrorism here on Friday night as an American scholar warned that US Vice President Mike Pence’s rhetoric against the country would not help the fight against militancy...

    The factsheet re-emphasises Pakistan’s stance that the death of 122 children at a Peshawar school on Dec 16, 2014 has galvanised the entire nation against terrorism and the operations launched...

  • Azarenka caps resurgent week with first title since 2013

    BRISBANE: Victoria Azarenka capped a resurgent week with a 6-3, 6-1 win over fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber in the Brisbane International final on Saturday to claim her first title since 2013...

    It was an 18th title for former No 1-ranked Azarenka, and her first since beating Serena at Cincinnati in August, 2013...

  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    Sato covered Tokyo assembly elections for the broadcaster in June 2013 and an upper-house vote for the national parliament the following month...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    Fafen also accepted its mistake and issued a clarification on May 14, 2013, and never repeated the claim in its final report on the general elections...

  • ECP asked to provide details of ballot papers printed for 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat has taken notice of the refusal by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to provide record pertaining to ballot papers printed for 2013 general elections to an applicant, observing that it was not justified and amounted to a violation of spirit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FIO) 2002...

    2013 by the federal Ombudsman’s institutional reforms act, 2013,” the communiqué sent to...

  • Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners...

    The 26 suspects are all leaders of Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of civil society, union and political groups at the forefront of the May-June 2013 demonstrations that marked the biggest challenge yet to the dominance of the...

  • ECP rejects ex-official’s allegations of rigging in 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed allegations levelled by its former additional secretary Mohammad Afzal Khan that the 2013 general elections were massively rigged and said that no proof exists to substantiate his claims...

    Afzal Khan claimed in a television interview that people’s mandate was stolen in the 2013 elections and he accused former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of being involved...

  • Pundits predict repeat of voting patterns from 2013 election

    RAWALPINDI: The results of the cantonment board elections are likely to be a reflection of the results of the 2013 elections with Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N and Imran Khan’s PTI emerging as the two strongest parties...

    In the 2013 general elections, PML-N won NA-52, where Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was the successful candidate, and NA-54 where Malik Abrar was victorious...

  • Most voters stay loyal to their 2013 favourites

    LAHORE: Despite being witness to so many tumultuous political happenings since the last time the nation went to polls, a good number of voters in NA-120 still side with the party on the polling day they had voted for in 2013...

    Ali Sufian of Mozang Adda said he voted for the PTI candidate in 2013 and did so again on Sunday...

  • Rs55m farm tax recovered in 2013-14

    HYDERABAD: The Sindh government received Rs55 million of agriculture tax from 2,918 agriculturalists and account-holders in Hyderabad division during 2013-14...

    This was stated by Hyderabad Additional Commissioner-I Sajjad Haider Shah while presiding over a meeting about agriculture income tax at his office on Thursday, according to a handout...

  • ‘E-tabulation failed in 2013 polls due to lack of legal cover’

    ISLAMABAD: An automated Results Management System (RMS) is the best way to ensure better electoral practices, but Pakistan’s experience with using such a system in the 2013 general elections was not completely successful because it lacked legislative cover, an electoral expert told Dawn on Wednesday...

    While most lawmakers, and even the CEC, agreed that the RMS was the best idea moving forward, nobody seemed to dwell on the reason for...

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