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ECP wants unpaid Pakistan Steel Mills employees to perform election duties

Web Desk: ECP has asked one of the biggest state owned institutes of the country to provide 3000 employees to perform electoral duties in different parts of Sindh, of which 1700 are to be stationed in Malir. Election commission of Pakistan has ordered the steel mills employees to perform election duties in extremely torrid conditions, with the steel giant suffering...

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ECP wants unpaid Pakistan Steel Mills employees to perform election duties

Web Desk: ECP has asked one of the biggest state owned institutes of the country to provide 3000 employees to perform electoral duties in different parts of Sindh, of which 1700 are to be stationed in Malir. Election commission of Pakistan has ordered the steel mills employees to perform election duties in extremely torrid conditions, with the steel giant suffering...

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Under fire, Trump says no president as ‘tough’ on Russia

Donald Trump -- under fire for not challenging Vladimir Putin on election meddling -- claimed Wednesday that no president has been as "tough" on Russia as he has, but sparked new controversy by saying Russia was no longer targeting the United States. When asked if Moscow, accused by US intelligence agencies of meddling in the 2016 presidential election, was still...

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World Cup host Putin presents Donald Trump Pakistan-made football

HELSINKI: Russia's President Vladimir Putin presented US President Donald Trump a World Cup football which was made in Pakistan. According to reports the Russian strongman presented the US leader with Official soccer ball of FIFA World Cup 2018 at a news conference after the meeting. Throwing it to his wife, Trump said he was happy to pass the ball on...

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Political Fanatics did not spare a donkey: Beaten, tortured

KARACHI:  A donkey was beaten allegedly by political fanatics- however the  affiliation has not been confirmed yet- in Karachi, leaving him severely bruised and wounded in the middle of the road, here on Monday, Karachi. The incident was first reported by Abdullah Mahmood on Facebook at 2:30pm, in which he turned red hot over the inhumane behavior of the affiliated...

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Happy Helsinki summit fails to charm Trump and Putin

The United Nations may have judged Finland the happiest country in the world, but the Helsinki summit failed to make Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin smile. The American and Russian leaders seemed almost theatrically sour as they sat down for their first formal one-on-one summit despite the city's un-Baltic heatwave. Perhaps fearing that Trump's eagerness to forge a bond with...

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Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with terrorist attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death. The toll of 1,692 fatalities was one per cent more than a year earlier and the highest for the period since the United...

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Death by ‘fake news’: social media-fuelled lynchings shock India

PANJURI KACHARI: The smartphone footage shows the two blood-soaked men pleading for their lives. Moments later they were dead, two more victims of lynchings sparked by rumours spread on Facebook and WhatsApp in India. The two men were young and well-educated. Gregarious, dreadlocked musician Nilotpal Das, 29, and his businessman friend Abhijeet Nath, 30, were both from Guwahati, capital of...

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J&J ordered to pay $4.69 bn damages in talc cancer case

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was Thursday ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused them to suffer cancer. It is the latest twist in a matter that has seen several thousand lawsuits filed against J&J. According to...

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Thai cave rescue site to become a museum

MAE SAI, THAILAND: Rescuers who pulled a young Thai football team from deep inside a flooded cave were dismantling their worksite Thursday, as plans emerged to turn the spot into a museum in tribute to the daring operation. At least one film production house was already working on a scheme to make a Hollywood treatment out of the heroics of...

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Election Commission suspends Local Body heads till July 25th

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) suspended on Tuesday all mayors, deputy mayors, chairmen and vice-chairmen of all local government bodies across Pakistan till July 25. Similarly, the ECP also suspended local bodies' officials including the chiefs of the cantonment boards across the country. The ECP explained the action had been taken to ensure free and fair elections. The...

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Pakistan’s second cardinal Joseph Coutts returns to warm welcome

KARACHI: Cardinal Joseph Coutts, Pakistan’s second cardinal, returned to the country on Tuesday. Cardinal Coutts was warmly welcomed as he landed at Karachi airport after being appointed cardinal at a meeting of the Church's top council at the Vatican on June 29. Dozens belonging to the Christian community had gathered at the airport to receive him. A ceremony has been...

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India death sentences upheld over 2012 gang-rape

NEW DELHI: India's top court on Monday upheld death sentences for three men convicted over the notorious 2012 gang-rape and murder of a woman that sparked national protests and soul-searching. Jyoti Singh, a physiotherapy student, was raped and left for dead by a gang of five men and a teenager on a bus in the Indian capital New Delhi in...

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Pakistan on 22nd among most powerful countries list

According to this year's  global power ranking Pakistan is on the 22nd list out of 25 powerful countries. However, Pakistan fell by two places owing instability, corruption and the conflict with India continues. The country is one of the world's youngest, with the majority of citizens aged under 22. Furthermore, The US remains the world's most powerful country followed by Russia...

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Canada heat wave death toll hits 54

MONTREAL: The death toll in a week-long eastern Canadian heat wave has reached 54, officials said on Friday. Most of the victims linked to the "overwhelming heat" were in the Montreal area, which recorded 28 fatalities, metropolitan health authorities told AFP in an email. The other victims were reported in the southwest of the French-Canadian province, the Quebec health ministry...

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Avenfield reference: NewsOne gets copy of detailed verdict

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court on Friday announced the verdict in Avenfield reference against the disgraced prime minister Nawaz Sharif  who is convicted  over money laundering and has been served 10 years sentence in Avenfield reference. Furthermore, Maryam Nawaz is sentenced for 7 years of imprisonment over submitting forged documents before the Supreme Court led Joint Investigation Team. Captain(R) Safdar is...

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Zardari claims Nawaz taken political asylum in London

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari claimed on Wednesday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had taken political asylum in London. In an interview, the former president said that Pakistan Muslim League-N President Shahbaz Sharif should tread with care as the votebank belongs to the former prime minister and it will be then shifted to Maryam Nawaz....

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