Monday, July 31st, 2017

 

Six candidates in race for Pakistan Prime Minister’s polls on Tuesday

President Mamnoon Hussain has summoned National Assembly on Tuesday to elect new leader of the house

Islamabad: Pakistan’s opposition parties on Monday failed to agree on a joint candidate against PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for the prime minister’s election, with six candidates filing their nomination papers for the polls scheduled to be held on Tuesday. The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified 67-year-old Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children over the Panama Papers scandal, forcing him to resign. President Mamnoon Hussain has summoned National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, on Tuesday at 3:00 PM to elect the new leader of the house. PakistanRead More


Families affected by closing of Narmada dam gates do not cook in protest

Most of these families have not left the catchment areas of the dam in Barwani, Alirajpur, Dhar and Khargone districts

Bhopal: Around 40,000 families in Madhya Pradesh, whose houses were facing submergence due to the closing of the gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, did not light their ‘chulhas’ (stoves) as a mark of protest on Monday, the fifth day of the indefinite fast announced by Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar in this regard, said an activist. Most of these families have not left the catchment areas of the dam in Barwani, Alirajpur, Dhar and Khargone districts. The state government had given them time till on Monday to evacuate. Even though the waterRead More


BJP’s Sampatiya Uike elected unopposed in RS bypoll from Madhya Pradesh

Bypoll was necessitated following the death of environment minister Anil Madhav Dave in May

Bhopal: BJP’s tribal nominee Sampatiya Uike was on Monday elected unopposed on the lone vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Madhya Pradesh. Returning Officer and Principal Secretary A P Singh declared Uike elected as she was the only nominee left in the fray on the last day of the withdrawal of the nominations this afternoon, a state assembly secretariat official said. On July 26, one Dr K Padmarajan filed his nomination papers as an Independent, but it was found invalid during the scrutiny. The bypoll was necessitated following the death of environment ministerRead More