Polling for the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir began today at 7 am. According to an official, tight security arrangements have been made, while initial reports suggest only a few people have so far turned out at polling stations due to early morning winter chill. The pace of oting is expected to pick up as the day progresses and temperature rises, he said.
Pakistans antigraft body arrested an opposition leader Monday over his alleged involvement in a money laundering case after a court rejected bail for him, a move coming just before planned protests next month by his party seeking to force Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resignation.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday imposed total ban on sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR from midnight of November 9 to midnight of November 30. The cracker-ban will also apply to cities and towns in the country where air quality during November falls under ‘poor’ and above category.
Two Australian scholars reportedly banned from China said Thursday they had no intention of traveling there for fear for their personal safety.