Politics

  $16 Million Gold Mao Statue Unveiled In China

A gold and jade statue of Mao Zedong worth more than $16 million was unveiled Friday, in the latest example of Communist China's indecision over how to commemorate its founding father's 120th anniversary. The statue, 80 cm (32 inches) tall but wei...

  PA adopts bill to for minimum wage of Rs9000 for non-skilled workers

LAHORE: Punjab Assembly (PA) has approved a bill to raise the minimum salary of non- skilled workers to Rs9000, media reported.   The session of Punjab Assembly started one-and-a-half hour late in the chair of deputy speaker Sher Ali Gorchani.   ...

  BEC says LB poll results sent to Islamabad for notification

QUETTA: Balochistan Election Commissioner (BEC) Syed Sultan Bayazid Friday said that the local bodies poll results after tabulation have been sent to Islamabad for fianl notification, media reported.   Talking to media here, Syed Sultan Bayazid s...

  LB polls in Sindh on Jan 18: Sharjeel Memon

KARACHI: The Sindh government has agreed to hold local bodies (LB) elections in the province on January 18 instead of March, media reported.   This was decided in a meeting at Chief Minister House here on Friday.   Sindh Information Minister Sh...

  Thai protesters cut power to government HQ: police

BANGKOK: Thai opposition protesters have cut the electricity and water supplies to the government headquarters in Bangkok to try to force security officials to abandon the besieged premises, police said Thursday.   Bangkok has been shaken by mor...

  Absent ministers should vacate seats: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: The absence of Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi led to a protest by the Opposition in the National Assembly. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan also voiced his concern stating that those ministers who do not attend the ses...

  PM Nawaz visits South African Embassy? condoles death of Mandela

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the South African Embassy Thursday to express his condolence on death of Nelson Mandela.   PM Nawaz conveyed his heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and the people of South Africa.   On this...

  ‘NADRA devises foolproof system to prevent poll rigging’

ISLAMABAD: NADRA Chairman Tariq Malik on Thursday claimed that his department has devised a foolproof system to prevent rigging in election through electronic voting machine.   He said that NADRA was among the top 50 management companies of the ...

  Sindh govt refuses to hold LB polls on Jan 18: sources

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed a second request by the Sindh government seeking an extension in the date for holding local bodies (LB) polls in the province.   According to the ECP, LB polls in Sindh will be held...

  Khurshid Shah proposes March 15 as deadline for LB polls

KARACHI: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah has proposed March 15 deadline for local bodies election in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.   Speaking to media at the airport, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader...

  Kerry slams Ukraine crackdown

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday voiced its "disgust" at Ukraine´s repression of demonstrators at Kiev´s Independence Square, Secretary of State John Kerry said. Washington "expresses its disgust with the decision of Ukrainian authorit...

  Obama thrills crowd at Nelson Mandela memorial

JOHANNESBURG: U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela’s universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads o...

  World Leaders, South Africans Honor Mandela

JOHANNESBURG: US President Barack Obama implored thousands gathered in a cold, rainy stadium and millions watching around the world on Tuesday to carry forward Nelson Mandela's mission of erasing injustice and inequality.   In a speech that rece...

  No genuine opposition exists in parliament: Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Sheikh Rashid, Jamshed Dasti and Zain Ellahi have announced to form an independent opposition group on Tuesday here, media reported.   Talking to media outside the Parliament House, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid said th...

  Imran says demonstrations for transparent elections to continue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan said demonstrations would continue for transparent elections in the country.   Khan told reporters during a news conference that seven months had passed and the process of thumbprint ...

  World coming together for historic Mandela memorial

SOWETO: Tens of thousands of grieving South Africans will sit side-by-side with presidents, priests, queens and sheikhs on Tuesday at a memorial service for unifying global icon Nelson Mandela.   Close to 100 world leaders and 80,000 South Africa...

  Obama arrives for Mandela memorial

JOHANNESBURG: US President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for the memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.   Obama and his wife Michelle stepped off Air Force One after a 16-hour flight at Waterkloof air force bas...

  Imran wants assurance of transparency in LB polls

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that his party would not allow holding of the local bodies (LB) polls unless their transparency is guaranteed.   Addressing a PTI’s worker convention here Monday, Imran Khan said...

  Ukraine sees largest anti-govt protest since 2004

KIEV: Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in ...

  Indian heartland votes give BJP boon over Congress

NEW DELHI: India's main Hindu nationalist party appeared to make strong electoral gains in four heartland states Sunday, sidelining the ruling Congress party in a race seen as a test before next year's general election, according to preliminary re...


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Feature / Analysis

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