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Election rigging 101: How to steal a mandate

Election rigging 101: How to steal a mandate

The general perception is that apart from the elections that were held in 1970 — which saw the then-East Pakistan break away from the West — none of the elections in Pakistan have really been “free” or “fair”. The Free and Fair Election Network’s (Fafen) General Secretary, Sarwar Bari, agrees. Historically speaking, election rigging in […]

How India viral messages helped catch rape suspect

How India viral messages helped catch rape suspect

Viral WhatsApp messages spreading rumours have been blamed for a spate of recent lynchings across India. But police in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh used the platform to track down a rape suspect, reports BBC Hindi’s Nitin Srivastava. The victim, a seven-year-old girl, was reported missing on 26 June by her parents when […]

The cover-up: Malaysian officials reveal just how much 1MDB probe was obstructed

The cover-up: Malaysian officials reveal just how much 1MDB probe was obstructed

KUALA LUMPUR: The government of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak spent years systematically obstructing probes into the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB, while also ruthlessly muzzling critics, according to current and former government officials. They said the meddling in the investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) effectively shut down local inquiries into […]

How the Interior Ministry’s promptness, indecision was exposed in the Zulfi Bukhari case

How the Interior Ministry’s promptness, indecision was exposed in the Zulfi Bukhari case

ISLAMABAD: While the interior ministry took less than three hours to process and approve an application allowing Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s close friend Zulfi Bukhari whose name was on a ‘blacklist’ to proceed abroad, the ministry will wait until the next meeting of the cabinet’s sub-committee to get his name placed on the […]

2 gangsters that planned to attack Salman Khan still at large

2 gangsters that planned to attack Salman Khan still at large

Haryana Police s Special Task Force recently arrested shooter Sampat Nehra, who was assigned to attack and shoot superstar Salman Khan. But now, there are reports that Nehra s allies are still out in the open, and the police have not got hold of them yet. The cops fear that these people can still target Salman, and […]

Indian Army Chief suggests negotiations for peace in occupied Kashmir

Indian Army Chief suggests negotiations for peace in occupied Kashmir

NEW DELHI;Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat has accepted his defeat in occupied Kashmir during a recent interview with an Indian newspaper. Bipin Rawat said that even the use of power could not stop movement of Kashmiri youth. Indian Army Chief favored the dialogue to break the cycle of recruitments of Kashmiri youth into militant groups. […]

How Afghanistan’s urban gardens are changing women’s lives

How Afghanistan’s urban gardens are changing women’s lives

JALALABAD; It may look like they re just planting and weeding, but for the women tending the public gardens of Jalalabad, the tasks represent far more: the rare chance to work outside the home in one of Afghanistan s most conservative and unstable provinces. A hood and scarf partially hiding their faces, the women working in the […]

Gauging performance: How much ‘tabdeeli’ did PTI bring during its five-year tenure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Gauging performance: How much ‘tabdeeli’ did PTI bring during its five-year tenure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf which had come into power some five years back in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the promise of bringing ‘change’ in 90 days has failed to complete any mega project in the province. During the past five years of its tenure, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has been unsuccessful in the full-scale implementation […]

How Sonam Kapoor is dealing with Bollywood’s gender pay gap

How Sonam Kapoor is dealing with Bollywood’s gender pay gap

Desk Report Sonam Kapoor was offered an exciting project recently, but the pay was poor. Here’s what she did As the debate about the gender pay gap in film industries rages on, Sonam Kapoor is having her say through her actions. Times of India reports that Sonam Kapoor was offered a film but the pay was […]