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WB govt denies permission for BJP's Rath Yatra

Kolkata (West Bengal), Dec. 16 -- The West Bengal government has denied permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to hold Rath Yatra in the state. In a letter to West Bengal BJP president Dilip ... Read More


Rafale row: Centre has embarrassed SC, says Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, Dec. 16 -- After the Centre filed an application before the Supreme Court seeking correction in its judgement on Rafale fighter jet deal, the Congress party has said that the Prime Minister... Read More


SC orders Interior Ministry to place Khokhar brothers' names on ECL

Pakistan, Dec. 16 -- The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Interior Ministry to place the names of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Afzal Khokhar and Member ... Read More


Water resources minister blames Sindh government for ongoing CNG crisis

Pakistan, Dec. 16 -- Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda blamed the Sindh government for ongoing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) crisis in province. Speaking to a group of journalists on S... Read More


Pakistan not in rush to enter IMF deal: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 16 -- Finance Minister Asad Umar said Pakistan is in no rush to sign a deal with International Monetary Fund (IMF) to resolve its balance-of-payments issue. The minister said "I have ... Read More


Why Indian court's Rafale verdict is not a 'clean chit' for PM Modi

Pakistan, Dec. 16 -- The judgment of the Supreme Court of India dismissing our petition seeking an independent court monitored investigation into the Rafale deal is as shocking as it is disappointing.... Read More


NAB and white collar crimes

Pakistan, Dec. 16 -- At the end of Musharraf era and general elections of 2008, citizens of Pakistan thought that their elected representatives would respect their mandate by establishing an egalitari... Read More


Geopolitics, Pakistan's future, purposeful media and civic engagement discussed

Pakistan, Dec. 16 -- The first Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest was held on Saturday at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, where speakers, including academics, journalists and activists, s... Read More


Former NCP MP from Kolhapur Nivedita Mane joins Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Dec. 16 -- In a significant development, former member of parliament (MP) from Kolhapur district, Nivedita Mane, quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to join the Shiv Sena on Saturday. M... Read More


AIMPLB to move SC if ordinance on triple talaq is approved by Parliament

New Delhi, Dec. 16 -- The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has announced that it will approach Supreme Court if ordinance brought by the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre making i... Read More