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ECP to issue final list of candidates for by-elections today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will issue today a final list of candidates running for the countrywide by-elections scheduled to be held on Oct 14.  As per the schedule for the by-elections, the ECP will allot election symbols to assembly aspirants on Sunday (tomorrow). Polling for 37 seats – 11 of the National Assembly and 26 of the provincial assemblies – will be held on October 14. A number of the National and provincial assemblies’ seats fell vacant after political leaders who had won more…

8,000 candidates appear for Indian govt exam, all of them failed

PANAJI, GOA – In a bizarre outcome of a result, around 8,000 candidates appeared for an examination conducted for 80 posts of accountant in the Goa government, but all of them failed the test. The candidates, all graduates, needed to secure a minimum of 50 marks out of the total 100 to qualify but none got it, a senior official was quoted as saying by the Times of India. Goa's director of accounts, in a notification, said none of the candidates, who appeared for the initial recruitment examination held on 7 January…