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HRCP hails elections in erstwhile FATA

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its overall satisfaction with the provincial elections conducted in the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). That these elections were held as planned –…

Second U.S. Democratic debate sets TV ratings record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The second debate among Democrats running for U.S. president attracted 18.1 million television viewers across three networks, a record audience for a Democratic primary face-off, NBC News said on Friday.…

Whither India post-election?

As the dust settles, the counting complete and the electronic voting machines stored away until the next time (although two million of them are alleged to have ‘disappeared’ somewhere between the manufacturer and the Election Commission)…

Smriti Iran’s close aide shot dead in India

NEW DELHI: A close aide of actress-turned-politician Smriti Irani was shot and killed in a gun attack in India, local media reported. The incident took place just days after Smriti Irani won the Lok Sabha elections from the Amethi…

India’s acrimonious election comes to an end

Voting in one of India's most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day Sunday as Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrambled to hang on to his overall majority. Polls close at 6:00 pm (1230 GMT) in the seventh…

Bollywood actor Sunny Deol joins Modi’s BJP

DELHI: Bollywood actor Sunny Deol announced his decision to join India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday in Delhi. The 62-year-old actor made the announcement in presence of Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush…

Bollywood star Salman Khan to campaign for Congress?

MUMBAI: India's opposition Congress party said that it would try to get Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to campaign for it in Madhya Pradesh's commercial capital Indore. The actor was born in Indore's Palasia area in 1965 and spent a…

Hema Malini gets green signal by BJP to contest polls

Veteran Bollywood actress and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Hema Malini has claimed yesterday that she had been given the “green signal” by the top leadership of party to contest again in elections from Mathura, Indian express…