Voting underway for Afghan parliamentary polls

Kabul, Oct 20 : Voting was underway across Afghanistan on Saturday for the country’s parliamentary polls that were delayed by three years and marred by a brazen terror attack by the Taliban that killed and injured top security officials earlier this week. The polls opened at 7 a.m., amid tight security and vote-rigging concerns, and […]

‘Anonymous Facebook ads influenced nearly 10 mn British voters’

London, Oct 20 : An anonymous political campaign on Facebook has reached nearly 10 million voters, asking them via advertisements to oppose British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the media reported on Saturday. According to The Guardian, it was discovered by the digital campaign group 89up, which shared the details with the Department for […]

IUML Kerala legislator Abdul Razack dead

Kasargode (Kerala), Oct 20 : P.B. Abdul Razack, a senior IUML legislator from Kerala, died at a private hospital here Saturday, party sources said. He was 63. Razack, a two time legislator representing the state’s northern most constituency of Manjeswaram that borders Karnataka, was in the hospital for the past few days. In the 2016 […]

Tribals to oppose ‘Statue of Unity’ unveiling by Modi

Ahmedabad, Oct 20 : As the BJP governments, both at the state and the Centre, gear up for the unveiling of the tallest statue in the world — “Statue of Unity” of Sardar Patel — by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, thousands of tribals in villages near the site are bracing for a […]

Counting begins for J&K municipal polls

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 20 : The counting of votes for the recently concluded municipal polls began in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Poll officials said that the counting started at 8 a.m., and all the results would be declared later in the day. For the Srinagar municipal corporation, the counting is being held at the Sher-e-Kashmir […]

Police begin probe as train mows down 58 Dussehra revellers in Punjab

Amritsar, Oct 20 : The Punjab Police has launched an investigation into the Dusshera tragedy here on Friday evening in which a local train crushed at least 58 people while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track. The incident left 72 people injured, some of them in critical condition. They were […]