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  • Do away with toll plazas; devise new revenue model: Assocham 13-02-2014 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra witnessed agitations against toll plazas, industry body Assocham on Thursday suggested the government do away with toll collection in this format and devise a new model on the lines of the one operational at airports across the country. "The model of user charges of...
  • Pakistan's caged social media

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Even though Pakistan has enjoyed one full term of a democratically elected government, followed by a successful election last year, its citizens are struggling to...

  • AAP to contest all Lok Sabha seats in Punjab 08-02-2014 07:18 PM

    Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday said it will contest on all Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, and is hunting for suitable candidates. However, AAP ruled out alliance with Manpreet Badal-led People's Party of Punjab (PPP) for the upcoming elections. "We are contesting on all (13) Lok Sabha seats...
  • Bilawal may contest from Bhutto family stronghold in Sindh 18-10-2013 06:40 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari may contest from a national assembly seat which has traditionally been the stronghold of the Bhutto family in hometown Larkana in Sindh province. Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday addressed a public rally in Naudero as part of Eid celebrations...
  • Government open to 100 per cent private equity in six airports 30-08-2013 06:13 AM

    The government is willing to allow 100 per cent equity by private companies to manage six government-owned airports. Under PPP model, management and operations of Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Guwahati airports will be awarded to private players for a concession period of 30 years from the Airports Authority...
  • Pakistan: Massive irregularities in issuance of arms licences by PPP govt 26-08-2013 03:24 PM

    Despite a freeze on fresh weapons licences, Pakistan's previous PPP government issued a staggering 1,87,189 permits for prohibited and non-prohibited bore weapons during its five-year tenure in power, a media report said on Monday. Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had imposed the ban as part of the measures taken...
  • Five new IIITs start functioning from this academic session under PPP mode 23-08-2013 08:35 PM

    Five new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) have started functioning from the current academic session. The institutes at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, Kota in Rajasthan, Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, Guwahati and Vadodara have been set up under the PPP mode, said a HRD Ministry statement. This is part of...
  • India is ahead of the world in prison reforms: Kiran Bedi 31-07-2013 05:02 PM

    Kolkata: India leads the world in prison reforms even though the jails here are not as secure as those in the West, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has said. "India is ahead in prison reforms. I am making a confirmed statement as I visited more than 40 prisons around the...
  • Pakistan People's Party boycotts presidential election 26-07-2013 07:17 PM

    The main opposition Pakistan People's Party on Friday decided to boycott next week's presidential election, saying it was left with no other option after the Supreme Court ordered the advancing of the poll. Senior PPP leader and presidential candidate Raza Rabbani said the rescheduling of the election from August 6...
  • Pakistan: Zardari's close aide killed in suicide attack 10-07-2013 08:52 PM

    Islamabad: One of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's most trusted aides was killed in a suspected suicide bombing in the volatile port city of Karachi on Wednesday as he stopped his armoured vehicle to buy some fruit, police said. Pakistan has suffered a spate of bombings since Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Pak: Imran Khan's party to field Hashmi as a PM nominee 27-05-2013 08:20 AM

    Lahore: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif's dream of being elected as premier unopposed has been shattered with Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf announcing that it will field veteran politician Javed Hashmi as a prime ministerial nominee. Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf said it will field Hashmi against 63-year-old Sharif for the formal election of the...
  • I should have quit presidency to lead PPP in polls: Zardari 20-05-2013 11:29 AM

    Islamabad: President Asif Zardari has said that he should have quit his position and led the Pakistan People's Party's campaign in order to ensure a better performance in the just concluded general election. Zardari made the remarks while interacting with a delegation of the South Asian Free Media Association at...
  • Sharif's party gets majority in Pak Parliament 19-05-2013 07:31 PM

    Lahore: Nawaz Sharif's PML-N has attained a majority in Pakistan's National Assembly after 18 independent candidates joined the party, placing it in a position to form government at the centre without striking an alliance with any other party. Several independent candidates belonging to influential political families of Punjab and Sindh...
  • World View: Pakistan elections 2013 18-05-2013 11:47 AM

    Nawaz Sharif's PML-N bagged 125 of the 272 directly elected seats in Pakistan's National Assembly but fell short of a majority and is poised to form a government with support of independents and smaller parties. ...
  • Pakistan: Gilani resigns from PPP's vice-chairman post 13-05-2013 11:13 PM

    Lahore: Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday resigned from the post of vice-chairman of the Pakistan People's Party, accepting responsibility for its resounding defeat in the general election. "I am tendering the resignation on the basis of the election results," Gilani told a news conference in his hometown of...
  • Pak polls: Sharif set to form govt, Imran alleges vote rigging 13-05-2013 12:17 AM

    Islamabad/Lahore: Party-wise National Assembly results: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - 125 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) - 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Independent - 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) - 32 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI) - 10 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) - 3 Pakhtunkhwa...
  • Pakistan polls: Youth, women voted for Imran Khan, says PTI leader 12-05-2013 11:58 PM

    Tehreek-I-Insaaf General Secretary Yasmin Rashid said that the youth and women of Pakistan voted for Imran Khan. ...
  • Pakistan Decides: Does this election mean that democracy has taken root in Pakistan? 12-05-2013 11:40 PM

    Nawaz Sharif was poised for a record third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister with his Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) party on Sunday taking an unassailable lead in parliamentary elections, which was welcomed by India with whom he pledged to restart the peace process. ...
  • Pakistan polls: Imran Khan thanks voters, says he is happy people came out to vote 12-05-2013 06:45 PM

    Even as PTI chief Imran Khan conceded defeat in Pakistan elections, he said he never felt so happy in his 17 years of political life because by coming out in a large number to cast their ballot, people of Pakistan have shown that they want development in the country. ...
  • Khurshid, Omar hopeful of good ties with Pak if Sharif comes to power 12-05-2013 06:17 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday hoped that India will continue to have good relations with Pakistan if former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif comes to power after the general elections there. "A new government is going to be formed in Pakistan and we believe that setting up...
  • Pakistan elections: PML-N vows to fight growing terrorism 12-05-2013 05:56 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N), which is set to form the next government in Pakistan, will frame a national policy to counter terrorism after consulting all political parties and stakeholders, a close associate of party chief Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday. "We have to make Pakistan a...
  • Pak polls live: US looking forward to working with new govt, says Obama 12-05-2013 04:37 PM

    Islamabad/Lahore: Party-wise National Assembly results: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - 124 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) - 32 (Unofficial, Geo News) Independent - 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) - 30 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI) - 10 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) - 3 Pakhtunkhwa...
  • Pakistan elections: Big names bite the dust 12-05-2013 02:18 PM

    Islamabad: Many stalwarts of Pakistani politics, including ex-prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, bit the dust in the polls that saw a large number of people exercising their vote for a historic democratic transition. The biggest upset was of PPP's Ashraf, who suffered a humiliating defeat in Rawalpindi-II (National Assembly-51), Geo...
  • Pak polls live: Nawaz Sharif set for third term as PM, calls party meet 12-05-2013 09:36 AM

    Islamabad: Party-wise National Assembly results: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - 107 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) - 29 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) - 25 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI) - 2 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) - 3 Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) - 9...
  • Pak: Nawaz Sharif vows to fulfill all poll promises 12-05-2013 08:56 AM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Nawaz Sharif on Saturday pledged to fulfill all the promises that he made during the election campaign and thanked the masses for expressing confidence in his party and leadership. The PML-N emerged the largest political party in general polls with 117 NA seats while...
  • Pakistan Decides: The significance of the 2013 elections 11-05-2013 11:11 PM

    CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar chats with experts from Pakistan on the historic 2013 elections. ...
  • Pakistan polls: Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan ahead in early vote count 11-05-2013 09:40 PM

    Islamabad: The parties of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan appeared to be well ahead of their rivals in Pakistan's election, according to a partial count of votes cast on Saturday. The election, in which 86 million people were eligible to vote, will bring the first transition...
  • Pakistan polls: Attempt to scare voters 10-05-2013 11:50 PM

    Millions of Pakistanis will go to the polls on Saturday to vote for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign marred by Taliban violence, that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large gatherings. ...
  • Pakistan Decides: Pakistan's historic elections 10-05-2013 11:16 PM

    Millions of Pakistanis will go to the polls on Saturday to vote for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign marred by Taliban violence, that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large gatherings. ...
  • Pakistan: Candidate shot dead, PPP nominee missing on eve of polls 10-05-2013 11:12 PM

    Karachi: An independent candidate was on Friday shot dead, while a Pakistan People's Party nominee went missing in the port city of Karachi. Three people, including MQM (Haqiqi)-backed independent candidate Shakeel Ahmed, were killed in the shootout between two rival groups, police said. Shakeel had earlier filed nomination papers as...