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Vote for Pakistan: Malala Yousufzai

One vote can change Pakistan’s future and “it’s our right”, teen activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, said Saturday, a day when ballotting took place in the country. In a letter carried by the Dawn, Malala said: “It’s an honour for me to share some words with my sisters and brothers in my country.” “If we want education, electricity and natural gas in our

Pak prisoner Sanaullah, attacked in Jammu jail, dies

Chandigarh, May 9: Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay, who was attacked in a Jammu jail last week, has died in a Chandigarh hospital early Thursday morning. Sanaullah suffered renal failure on Wednesday and doctors said that his condition was “extremely critical”. “The patient has become extremely critical. He has developed renal failure with no urine output since morning. Hence he was put on peritoneal dialysis by Nephrologists. He had developed hypothermia,”

Karnataka Election Results - Congress stormed back in power

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a humiliating defeat in Karnataka assembly elections 2013 with the Congress bouncing back convincingly after seven years, winning 121 out of the total 223 poll results declared on Tuesday. The Congress has well passed the majority mark of 113 in the 224-member Assembly. The polling of the Periyapatna assembly segment in Mysore district has been postponed to 28 May due to the demise of BJP candidate Sannamoge Gowda

BJP demands statement on Ladakh situation

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded that the government make a statement on the incursion and subsequent return of Chinese troops from Indian territory in Ladakh. “The defence or external affairs minister should give a suo motu statement on the actual terms and conditions of restoring the status quo with China, because there are many theories floating around,” BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday. The BJP leader added that the theories included that India has agreed to stop further development

Singapore court jails Lankan for killing her Indian lover

A Singapore court has sentenced a former Sri Lankan domestic help to 10 years in jail for killing her Indian lover. Tharmalingam Puwaneswary, a Sri Lankan national, was found guilty of striking the head of Murugaiyan Selvam, an Indian-origin man, with a five-kg dumb-bell following an argument in the victim’s house in December 2009, the Today newspaper reported Tuesday. According the report, Selvam, a permanent resident of Singapore, would frequently

CBI might appeal Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) might move the Delhi High Court against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, informed sources said Tuesday. “We will wait for the court’s judgment on the quantum of sentence for those found guilty in the case. Then we will decide,” a CBI source told IANS. A Delhi court April 30 acquitted Sajjan Kumar in the case. District

Salman Khan set to tie the knot

Bollywood’s most eligible bachelor Salman Khan is soon going to enter the married men’s club. One of the most successful actors of India’s booming Hindi film industry Salman Khan who is known as a spoilt brat is expected to tie the knot with the Romanian television presenter and actress Iulia Vantur with whom he is seen almost on a daily basis. Salman Khan whose films have done exceedingly well in the

David Miller Kills RCB

David Miller played one of the finest knock of the IPL season to snatch victory for Kings XI Punjab from the jaws of defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the PCA stadium on Monday. His 38-ball hundred resurrected Kings XI from 64 for 4 and he was chiefly responsible for the 99-run blaze scored in the last five overs of the chase to pull off a coup against a team

Law Minister, PMO made changes in Coal Report

The CBI told the Supreme Court Monday that four changes were made at the instance of Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar and PMO officials in its draft report on the probe into coal blocks allocation but no evidence against any suspect was removed. In a nine-page affidavit, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Sinha said “there was no deletion of any evidence against any suspect” and the “central

Belgian Train Fire - 2 Killed, Several Injured

Two person died and 17 others were injured on Saturday when a train carrying highly toxic chemicals derailed in Belgium, causing a major fire near the city of Ghent, local officials said. Jan Briers, governor of eastern Flanders, had earlier said there were two dead and 14 injured, but late Saturday authorities announced that 17 injured people have been hospitalised and officials were investigating the cause of one fatality. The

Karnataka Poll Begins

Polling began this morning for the Assembly polls in Karnataka in which the Congress has pulled out all the stops to return to power in a complex battle after more than an eight year long gap. Long queues were seen outside polling booths in Bangalore early in the day. In many areas, voters turned up at polling stations even before the booths were opened at 7 am. Party workers, who

Attack on Pakistani Inmate Is Called Retaliation

A Pakistani prisoner in India was severely beaten by another inmate in a prison in Kashmir, Indian officials said Friday, a day after a convicted Indian spy was killed by fellow inmates at a Pakistani prison.Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry called the attack an “obvious retaliation” for the killing of the Indian prisoner. K. Rajendra, the director general of prisons in the Indian-held part of Kashmir, said the Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah Ranjay, had slipped into