Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad disqualified from running in upcoming presidential election
The body charged with vetting candidates has disqualified former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month's presidential election.
Madhesi Parties in Nepal unite to form a new united Political Party
Five prominent Madhesi parties in Nepal have united to form a new united party named the Rastriya Janata Party, which will be the fifth largest party in Nepal’s Parliament.
Former Andhra Pradesh minister Devineni Rajasekhar dies
Former Andhra Pradesh minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Devineni Nehru died.Popular as Nehru among his followers, he had joined TDP when it was floated by thespian N.T. Rama Rao in early 1982.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Girish Saxena dies
An IPS officer of the 1950 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre, who also headed the country’s external snooping agency RAW from 1983 to 1986.He first took the charge as the Jammu and Kashmir Governor on May 26, 1990.Saxena continued as the Governor till March 13, 1993 during which his focus was on winning the trust of the locals.
Thai king signs constitution in step toward poll
Thailand's king signed a military-backed constitution into law on Thursday, an essential step toward an election the junta has promised will restore democracy after the 12th successful coup in little over 80 years.
Former Punjab minister Gurdev Singh Badal passes away
Former Punjab minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Gurdev Singh Badal passed away.Gurdev had represented Panjgrain and Jaito assembly seats in the past.
Rana Kanwar Pal Singh elected Speaker of Punjab Assembly
Congress' Rana Kanwar Pal Singh was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Punjab Assembly.
Carrie Lam to become Hong Kong's first female chief executive, vows to build unity
Mrs Carrie Lam won the election to become Hong Kong's first female chief executive, pledging to build unity in a politically divided city.
Michael Lobo is Deputy Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly
Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Michael Lobo was on Friday elected as Deputy Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly.
Yogi Adityanath named as BJP’s new Uttar Pradesh chief minister
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday elected Yogi Adityanath as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in a decision taken at the legislative party meeting in Lucknow. The party also elected its state president Keshav Parsad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, mayor of Lucknow, to be deputy chief ministers of the state.