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Post demonetisation, separatists and Maoists feel 'fund-starved': Arun Jaitley        Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: 4 railway officials suspended based on prima facie cause of accident        ACB forced me to testify against BS Yeddyurappa: KAS officer        Wreckage of US warship found after 70 years        Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina        Stand-up comedian, activist Dick Gregory dies        Shikhar Dhawan bags 11th ton as India hammer Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in opening ODI        Probe allegation against Kerala Transport Minister: VS Achuthanandan        Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) passes resolution to join NDA        ‘Pakistan’s Mother Teresa’ accorded state funeral        Upul Tharanga's Sri Lanka seek redemption against Virat Kohli and Co        India rally to beat Mauritius 2-1 in Tri-Nation opener        23 dead as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP        Shukkoor murder: CBI re-investigation against CPI(M) leaders        Positive result on merger in a day or two: Panneerselvam        Malappuram conversions: State didn't submit report, says Minister        Nitish, Sharad supporters clash outside CM's house        Knife attacker in Russian city wounds 8, shot by police        Two new earthworm species found in Western Ghats        Oommen Chandy's idea not practical: Antony        
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International News
Nawaz Sharif's wife to contest from Lahore seat
 
(Lahore, Aug 11, 2017):Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Friday filed her nomination papers for by-poll to the NA-120 seat that fell vacant after her husband's disqualification on July 28 by the Supreme Court.

Kulsoom Nawaz late on Thursday signed the nomination papers after the PML-N decided to field the former first lady for the by-polls in September.

After her husband's incarceration following the military coup by Gen Pervez Musharraf in 1999, Kulsoom had successfully led the party, though she never contested elections.

Her nomination for the key seat comes days after Nawaz Sharif had proposed that his younger brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should succeed him as Prime Minister - after contesting from NA-120 to become a National Assembly member.

But the name of Shahbaz was apparently withdrawn after some senior party members apprehended that the PML-N could stand to lose its grip in Punjab in the absence of the younger Sharif.

Meanwhile, Yasmeen Rashid of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf also submitted her nomination papers for the NA-120 by-poll.

On Thursday, two independent candidates had also submitted their papers.

According to media reports, as many as 35 candidates have filed nomination papers for the by-poll scheduled to be held on September 17.

The scrutiny of papers will be held between August 15 and 17, while the final list of candidates will be issued on August 26, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan.


Wreckage of US warship found after 70 years
Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Stand-up comedian, activist Dick Gregory dies
‘Pakistan’s Mother Teresa’ accorded state funeral
Knife attacker in Russian city wounds 8, shot by police
High security as Afghanistan marks independence day
Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree
Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan
US approves USD 500-million aid to Nepal
Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack
Barcelona rocked by terror attack
UN eyes October for 'real' Syria peace talks: envoy
US designates 2 top ISIS leaders as 'global terrorists'
US move to blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen 'unjustified', says Pak
India should not forcibly return ethnic Rohingya refugees:HRW
US dollar ends marginally higher against rupee
PIO brutally beaten in New Zealand, critical
China rejects US criticism on religious freedom
US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as foreign terrorist group
Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked tweet in history
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
'Predator' star Sonny Landham passes away
 (Los Angeles, Aug 19, 2017): Sonny Landham, best known for starring in hit action films such as "Pre  
Bollywood's attitude towards women changed: Kareena
Kochiites give warm welcome to Sunny Leone
Daniel Craig to return as 'James Bond'
KERALA NEWS
Shukkoor murder: CBI re-investigation against CPI(M) leaders
 (Kannur, Aug 19, 2017, DG): The CBI has decided to conduct a re-investigation against CPI(M) leaders
Malappuram conversions: State didn't submit report, says Minister
Two new earthworm species found in Western Ghats
Oommen Chandy's idea not practical: Antony
NATIONAL NEWS
Post demonetisation, separatists and Maoists feel 'fund-starved': Arun Jaitley
 (MUMBAI, Aug 20, 2017):Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said demonetisation left
Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: 4 railway officials suspended based on prima facie cause of accident
ACB forced me to testify against BS Yeddyurappa: KAS officer
Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) passes resolution to join NDA
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