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Dantewada: Goods train derailed, Naxal hands suspected        Never planned to meet Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in Delhi: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan        GST rides on federalism: Narendra Modi        15 Killed, 10 Injured as Tractor-trolley Falls Into Canal in Telangana        Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving ends officially        White House spokesperson Sanders says she was kicked out of restaurant        Germany: Huge explosion rips through apartment building, leaves 25 injured        Hat-trick hero Kane helps England reach knockouts after beating Panama 6-1        Roger Federer loses No.1 spot as Borna Coric stuns him in Halle Open final        Federer beats Kudla to reach 12th Halle final        Hockey: Clinical India crush Pakistan 4-0 in CT opener        Infosys stable and on verge of something momentous: Nilekani        Boko Haram raid kills five in Nigeria: residents        Musharraf says he has not quit politics        AP will be torn apart if 'monkey gangs' come to power: CM        Congress neglected development of cities: PM        BJP will not allow Kashmir to get disintegrated from India: Shah        Wary of hacks, World Cup teams get serious on cybersecurity        You pass YoYo test, you play for India, says Shastri, Kohli endorses        Prof Debashis Chatterjee assumes charge as Director of IIM-K        
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International News
Darshan Lal becomes first Hindu to become Pakistan cabinet minister in 20 years
 
(Islamabad,Aug 05, 2017):After a span of 20 years, a Hindu politician, Darshan Lal, is set to take the role of a cabinet minister in Pakistan. The decision was announced on Friday as the new Prime Minister Shahaid Khaqan Abbasi formulated his cabinet. According to a government official cited by news agency Reuters, Abbasi has appointed 65-year old Lal to lead coordination between four Pakistan provinces.

Lal reportedly used to practice as a doctor in Mirpur Mathelo town in Ghotki district of Sindh province. Lal was elected to the national assembly for the second time in 2013 on a Pakistan Muslim League (N) ticket under the minority quota.

Meanwhile, Abbasi filled his cabinet with aides and allies of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, aiming to boost the support for the ruling PML-N government just before the 2018 general elections. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath to 47 cabinet ministers in a televised swearing-in ceremony. The cabinet comprises of 28 federal and 19 state ministers.

In spite of the on-going criminal investigation launched against him by Supreme Court, Ishaq Dar returned to take back his position as finance minister. Khawaja Asif, a close ally of Sharif, who had earlier controlled defense and power ministries, was appointed as the Foreign Minister.

According to analysts cited by Reuters, the size of the cabinet has been doubled keeping the upcoming generals in mind. “It’s a massive cabinet. It shows that it’s all about the next election,” Pakistani writer and analyst Zahid Hussain said.


Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving ends officially
White House spokesperson Sanders says she was kicked out of restaurant
Germany: Huge explosion rips through apartment building, leaves 25 injured
Boko Haram raid kills five in Nigeria: residents
Musharraf says he has not quit politics
UN slams Trump over child detentions
Trump tells GOP to 'stop wasting their time' on immigration
Turkey hits back at Trump, imposes tariffs on US goods worth $1.8 bn
Israeli Prime Minister's wife charged with fraud
Iran lawyer arrested after claiming executed man innocent
UK PM calls US images of migrant children 'deeply disturbing'
Merkel, Macron search for reforms to halt EU 'disintegration'
S Korea, US confirm suspending military drills
Iraq force accuses US of killing 22 of its fighters in Syria
Merkel gets ultimatum from hardline ally over migrants
Nigeria: 31 people killed in twin suicide blasts
1 dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting
Pakistan SC bars Musharraf from contesting election
N Korea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump
Former president Maldives and chief justice sentenced for obstruction of justice
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I am a big flop actor: Karan Johar
 (Mumbai, May 5, 2018): Filmmaker Karan Johar is in mood to take up full-fledged acting jobs.  
Bittersweet moment for us: Akshaye on Vinod Khanna's Dadasaheb Phalke honour
Happy Sonam is getting married, Anand a great guy: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Auctioning 'Rustom' costume for good cause: Akshay Kumar
KERALA NEWS
Kerala among 13 states on thunderstorm alert
 (New Delhi, May 7, 2018): Thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rains are likel
Kerala Karshaka Jadha Opens to a Great Beginning / Video
Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
Workers injured in mudslide at construction site
NATIONAL NEWS
Dantewada: Goods train derailed, Naxal hands suspected
 (Dantewada, June 24, 2018):Eight coaches and engine of a goods train travelling through Dante
GST rides on federalism: Narendra Modi
15 Killed, 10 Injured as Tractor-trolley Falls Into Canal in Telangana
AP will be torn apart if 'monkey gangs' come to power: CM
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