Pakistan set to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province
World > Pakistan > Mar 15
In a move that may raise concerns in India, reports suggest that Pakistan is planning to declare the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region also known as Northern Areas as its fifth province. Pakistan's minister for inter-provincial coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada told Geo TV that a committee headed by advisor of foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to Gilgit-Baltistan.
Security high as Pakistan launches first census in 19 years
World > Pakistan > Mar 15
Pakistan launched its first census in nearly two decades, with security high as thousands of enumerators backed by the military began the enormous, politically-charged count.
Federal Judge In Hawaii Freezes Trump's New Travel Ban
World > Trump > Mar 15
A federal judge in Hawaii issued a sweeping freeze of President Donald Trump's new executive order hours before it would have temporarily barred the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries and suspended the admission of new refugees.
Saudi Arabia hails ‘historical turning point’ in ties with U.S.
World > Saudi Arabia > Mar 13
Saudi Arabia hailed a “historical turning point” in United States-Saudi relations after a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman highlighted the two leaders' shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat.
Hindu groups in US demand apology from CNN for allegedly promoting 'Hinduphobia'
World > US > Mar 12
US-based Hindu organisations have demanded an apology from CNN and asked the news channel to stop further airing of a show which they allege promotes xenophobia and 'Hinduphobia'.
EVMs should not be used for upcoming Municipal Elections in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal writes to EC
India > Assembly Election > Mar 14
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday wrote to the Election Commission of India asking them to not use EVMs for upcoming Municipal Elections. The general election to three municipal corporations of Delhi will be held in April.
Goa governor appoints Manohar Parrikar as CM, asks him to prove majority in 15 days
India > Goa > Mar 12
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday appointed BJP legislature party leader Manohar Parrikar as the chief minister and asked him to prove majority on floor of the House within 15 days of taking oath, after he staked the claim to form government.
Assembly Election Results 2017: 3 out of 5 states will have a BJP CM, Manipur hangs in balance
India > Assembly Election > Mar 13
With the dramatic developments overnight and 24 hours after the election results for the five states were announced, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in three out of the five states that went to polls. Its parliamentary board authorised party chief Amit Shah to decide chief minister probables in these states. The decision will be taken in consultation with the observers appointed for each state. After the decisive results of the elections in five states — with BJP enjoying full majority in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand — the party, in the last 24 hours, snapped up enough numbers to stake claim to form the government in Manipur and Goa as well.