Two die, eight wounded after multi-storey building collapses in Karachi’s Korangi area

KARACHI: At least two people were killed and eight were injured after a multi-storey residential building collapsed in Korangi’s Allah Wala Town on Thursday. According to District Health Officer (DHO) Korangi Dr Asghar, medical treatment is being provided to those pulled out from the rubble, adding that women and children are among them. One of the injured has been shifted...

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Motorway gang rape: 12 suspects arrested, says Punjab govt

Punjab government spokesperson Mussarat Cheema on Thursday said police had arrested 12 men suspected of involvement in the alleged gang-rape of a woman on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway. Two "robbers" allegedly raped the woman at gunpoint in Gujjarpura area on Wednesday while she was waiting for help on the motorway after her car developed a fault. A police official said as...

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K-Electric restores critical customer services post attempted cyber attack

Karachi-Electric (KE) said Wednesday it has restored all critical customer services — including bill payment solutions and the 118 call center — after an attempted cyber attack took place earlier this week. "K-Electric experienced an attempted cyber-incident earlier this week. All critical customer services including bill payment solutions and 118 call-center are operational and fully functional," read a statement from...

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Indian firing along LoC wounds three civilians: ISPR

Three civilians were injured after Indian forces resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bedori Sector, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday. "Indian Army troops unprovoked ceasefire violation in Bedori Sector along [the] LOC targeting [the] civil population," said the ISPR in a statement. The military's media wing said that Pakistan Army troops...

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12PM News Bulletin | 10th-September-2020

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US Justice Department asks to defend Donald Trump in rape case

NEW YORK: The US Justice Department asked Tuesday to defend Donald Trump in a rape case, in which a prominent columnist has accused the former president of the crime. Jean Carroll, 76, alleges that Trump sexually assaulted her in the changing room at the luxury Bergdorf Goodman department store on Fifth Avenue in New York in the mid-1990s. She sued...

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Forbes names Pakistan-born Shahid Khan as 66th richest man in US

Pakistan-born Shahid Khan has been featured as the 66th richest man in the United States (US) with a net worth $7.8 billion in the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans – published on Tuesday. The 39th Forbes list ranks CEO and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, as the richest man of the US for the third consecutive year. Bezos’ fortune...

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Indian FM likely to come face to face with Chinese, Pakistani counterparts in Moscow amid border strains

ISLAMABAD: At a time when New Delhi is having estranged relations with Islamabad and Beijing, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is expected to encounter Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Moscow. A meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the eight-member bloc is being held...

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Nong Rong designated Chinese ambassador to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: China has designated Nong Rong as a new ambassador to Pakistan who is currently a minister in a provincial government. Chinese Ambassador for Pakistan Yao Jing has been transferred back to headquarters in Beijing for the next posting. He has been transferred two months before completing his three-year tenure. The newly nominated ambassador, Nong Rong, is a political appointee...

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