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India’s ruling Congress party meets amid controversies

India’s ruling Congress party meets amid controversies

NEW DELHI – India’s ruling Congress party began three days of soul-searching on Saturday as it goes through its roughest political patch in the six years since it was returned to power.
The party’s plenary session comes as authorities probe what could be India’s biggest corruption case — a mobile phone licensing scandal which cost the nation 40 billion dollars in lost revenue. Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, India’s most powerful politician, is due on Sunday to address the

Fazl meets Shujaat, Qazi

ISLAMABAD – Jamiat Ulem-e-Islam-F chief Fazlur Rehman has called on Pakistan Muslim League-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and also former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed separately, after quitting the PPP-led coalition government at centre, private news channels reported on Wednesday.
Fazl met both the leaders on the sideline of a conference entitled Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat. During his meeting with Qazi Hussain, the JUI-F chief discussed reactivation of the

Shahbaz meets UAE corporate moguls

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that there are vast opportunities of investment in banking and other sectors in Pakistan, especially Punjab and that the government would provide all possible facilities to investors.
He said this during a meeting with the chief executive officer of Burj Khalifa, and representatives of companies such as Emaar, Habib Bank and Oman Insurance on Sunday. The meeting discussed matters regarding facilities for investment in

Top UN envoy in Myanmar meets Suu Kyi

YANGON: Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi met a senior UN official in Yangon on Saturday but said further talks were needed to help the organisation in its Myanmar operations.
After speaking with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s chief of staff, Vijay Nambiar, at her home Suu Kyi told reporters that the discussions had been enlightening.
“It was a pleasure to meet Mr Nambiar but I don’t think one meeting is enough,” she said. “I hope this is the first of many meetings because

Fatah meets for talks on Israel, Hamas

RAMALLAH: Senior members of Fatah, the party of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, met on Wednesday to discuss issues from peace talks with Israel to reconciliation with Hamas.
The representatives from Fatah’s Revolutionary Council gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah from early morning for a day of talks on domestic and international political affairs.
Abbas was during the day expected to deliver “a very important address on the developments in the political

Jamali meets Nawaz today

LAHORE: The Muttahida Muslim League (MML) has ventured to invite the Pakistan Muslim League-N for unification with the MML committee head Mir Zafarullah Jamali all set to meet PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif at his residence today (Thursday).
Sources privy to the development said that former prime minister Jamali would visit Nawaz, also a two-time former prime minister, alone because he was disallowed to accompany other members of the MML committee formed by Pir Pagara.
“The one

Federal cabinet meets in Lahore today

The federal cabinet will meet at Governor’s House Lahore today (Wednesday) under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to take up the country’s law and order situation and other important issues.
It will be the second federal cabinet meeting in the provincial capital during the PPP government’s tenure. Sources said the PPP-led government had organised several cabinet meetings in provincial capitals and it intended to hold more such meeting in Karachi,

Mithai meets automation

From family concerns to multi-million rupee corporations, the mithai-making industry is coming of age in Pakistan
Starched kurta, checkered dhoti and handle-bar moustaches. Halwais and mithai-makers still persist as slivers of tradition in our otherwise rapidly transforming urban landscape. Hailing from the Mughal kitchens, mithai is quintessentially a traditional product. But while the recipes may be ‘secrets’ from the royal kitchens, the production process and retailing are