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Train

Pakistan, Iran to resume fortnightly passenger train service before Muharram

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways and Iranian Railways have decided to restart a fortnightly passenger train between the two countries before Muharram. The decision was taken in a joint meeting of railway authorities of the two countries. It was decided that train would go to either Mashhad or Qom in Iran. The regular running of 15 freight trains, on the demand of...

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5 girls injured: Violent attacks on pedestrian girls in Gulistan-e Johar, vicinity

KARACHI: For past three days bizzare, violent attacks on girls, standing on road, or walking are reported. According to newsone 5 girls are injured due to the malicious knife stabbing. Police have started investigations pertaining to this unusual sort of crime. According to SSP EAST, only one incident is reported, whereas after Media reporting, police have started probing the matter....

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Myanmar

Eating leaves to survive in Myanmar’s ‘ethnic cleansing’ zone

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar - Along the main road that stretches nearly 40 kilometers north from Maungdaw town in Myanmar’s violence-riven Rakhine State, all but one of the villages that were once home to tens of thousands of people have been turned into smouldering ash. Hundreds of cows roam through deserted settlements and charred paddy fields. Hungry dogs eat small goats. The...

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Plastic

Pakistan may hold key to the worlds plastic problem

Plastic, probably one the most versatile household items, used as carrying bags, utensils, toys and you name it, but the biggest bane for the environment. Plastic does not break down in the same way as other organic materials, it can persist in the environment for long periods of time. But scientists may have found a solution to this crisis. They...

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Imran Khan demands fresh elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday demanded dissolution of assemblies and fresh elections in Pakistan. Khan addressed a press conference in the federal capital and said that the incumbent governemnt acquired the biggest loans in the present times and that Nawaz Sharif and finance minister Ishaq Dar worked for the development of Pakistan only in advertisements. Khan...

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Muguruza

Muguruza hunts for first victory as number one

WUHAN: Garbine Muguruza heads a stellar line-up as she tries to capture her first tournament as world number one at the WTA Wuhan Open this week. The Wimbledon champion lost heavily in the semi-final of the Pan Pacific Open to sixth-ranked Caroline Wozniacki at the weekend but is looking to make amends just two weeks after taking the top spot....

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Cooper

Charles Bradley, late-blooming US soul voice, dead at 68

Charles Bradley, the soul singer whose robust voice and defiantly upbeat outlook won him stardom in his final years after a life of poverty, died Saturday from cancer. He was 68. Bradley, who for years had scraped by as a James Brown impersonator, had pulled off another battle against the odds earlier this year when he triumphantly returned from cancer...

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Inflation

Weekly inflation rises 0.61 percent

ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on September 21 for the combined income groups increased by 0.61 percent as compared to the previous week. According to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 223.47 points against 222.11 points last...

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KSA

Women allowed to attend national day celebrations first time in Saudi Arabia

Hundreds of women thronged a sports stadium for the first time to mark Saudi Arabia's national day on Saturday, celebrated across the conservative kingdom with a raucous display of concerts, folk dance and fireworks. The presence of women at the King Fahd stadium marks a departure from previous celebrations in the Gulf kingdom where they are effectively barred from sports...

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IS

IS flag waived in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Unidentified men put up an Islamic State (Daesh) flag on a major thoroughfare of the city on Sunday. The flag waived on Islamabad Expressway near Iqbal Town. A passer-by spotted the flag and informed the police about it. In his statement, he told the police that he was familiar with the flag as he had seen it on TV.

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Food

Food commodities worth $512.321 mn exported in 2 months

ISLAMABAD: The country earned US$ 512.321 million by exporting different food commodities during the first two months of current financial year as compared the earnings of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-August 2017, food group exports from the country increased by 30.6 percent as compared the exports of the same period of last year. According...

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Navy

Pakistan Navy conducts live weaponry firing in North Arabian Sea

KARACHI : In an impressive display of fire power, Pakistan Navy undertook Live Weapon Firing in the North Arabian Sea today. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the event and praised the combat readiness of the fleet. According to the press release, this striking demonstration of fire power, Pakistan Navy Helicopter Seaking launched Air to Surface Anti-ship...

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muharram

Muharram Moon sighted, Ashura to fall on 1st October

ISLAMABAD: A zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Thursday that the moon of Muharram-ul-Haram has been sighted and the Ashura would fall on October 1 (Sunday). The zonal committee also informed this to the Ruet-e-Hilal Central Committee, which is also meeting for the sighting the moon of Muharram-ul-Haram. The central committee is being presided over by its Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.

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Navy

Naval chief establishes International Cardiac Unit in Karachi

KARACHI: Inauguration Ceremony of newly established Interventional Cardiac Unit at Pakistan Navy Hospital SHIFA was held in Karachi. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was the Chief Guest of the ceremony and  also  inaugurated the Cardiac Unit.    Director General Medical Services Navy, Surgeon Rear Admiral Najm us Saqib Khan was also present on the occasion.   Interventional...

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Petrol

Petrol crisis emerge in Lahore

LAHORE: The petrol shortage on Wednesday hit Lahore hard, causing commuters to face hardships as almost half of the city's fuel stations remained closed. Hundreds of cars and motorcycles were lined outside the city's fuel stations where petrol was available. Cars were being sold petrol up to a limit of Rs 500 while motorcycles were being allowed to buy petrol...

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Dar

NAB team delivers summon at Ishaq Dar house

ISLAMABAD: A two-member team of National Accountibility Beureu (NAB) delivered summon at Ishaq Dar’s house here on Wednesday. According to details, the two-member team of NAB officials who arrived at Ishaq Dar’s house included an investigating officer from Lahore and an assistant officer from Rawalpindi. NAB sent the summon under the directives of the accountability court which had earlier issued...

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Textile

Chinese businessmen to invest $300 mln in Pakistan’s textile sector

ISLAMABAD: Chinese businessmen would invest over $300 million in Pakistan’s textile sector through joint ventures with local companies for promotion of bilateral trade between the two countries. Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) have already been was signed between Chinese and local firms for enhancing the mutual cooperation and investment in Fabric, accessaries and importing modern machinery from China for modernization and...

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