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Ghusal-e-Kaba ceremony held at Masjid al-Haram Makkah

MAKKAH: On Tuesday, Ghusal-e-Kaaba ceremony was held at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia. Governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal performed the practice using Zamzam water mixed with rose. It is pertinent to mention that every year the washing ceremony of Holy House of Allah takes place.

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Ghusal-e-Kaba ceremony held at Masjid al-Haram Makkah

MAKKAH: On Tuesday, Ghusal-e-Kaaba ceremony was held at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia. Governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal performed the practice using Zamzam water mixed with rose. It is pertinent to mention that every year the washing ceremony of Holy House of Allah takes place.

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LUMS alumni Fida Hussain fights cancer as family appeals for monetary assistance

Web-Desk (Syed Tazmeen Javed): According to media reports, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) graduated student Fida Hasan has been diagnosed blood cancer, and details reveal that his poor parents are unable bear expenditures of his treatment. Fida hails from district Nagar, Gilgit Baltistan. Furthermore, Fida completed his education career through scholarships,  his parents appealed government to arrange treatment for...

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F*** the Pakistani’s, says White House Adviser Richard Clarke

Web Desk: Former White House Adviser Richard Clarke who served under Ronald Reagan, Bush Senior, Bill Clinton and Bush Junior administrations was caught swearing in a tv show when Pakistan came under discussion. The former white house adviser was in a popular TV show hosted by the controversial American comedian, political commentator and television host, Bill Maher. Talking on a bevy of...

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Swiss open rape case against European Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan

GENEVA: Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media reported Sunday. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted Henri Della Casa, a spokesperson for the office of Geneva's prosecutor, as saying that authorities had decided to open a formal criminal inquiry...

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Manzoor Pashteen declared proclaimed offender

SWABI: On Saturday, a leader of the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement claimed that nine of the 19 PTM leaders nominated in a case had been granted bail before arrest, as the rest had been declared proclaimed offenders. Talking to Dawn, Liaqat Yousafzai said PTM chief Manzoor Pashteen was among those who had been declared proclaimed offenders (PO). The PTM leaders have...

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Afghan conflict could be deadlier than Syria in 2018: analysts

The Afghan conflict could overtake Syria as the deadliest conflict in the world this year, analysts say, as violence surges 17 years after the US-led invasion. The grim assessment contrasts sharply with the consistently upbeat public view of the conflict from NATO´s Resolute Support mission in Kabul, and underscores the growing sense of hopelessness in the war-torn country. It suggests...

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Global hunger levels rising due to extreme weather, UN warns

UNITED NATIONS: World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardizing a global goal to end the scourge by 2030. Major U.N. agencies said in an annual report Tuesday that the number of hungry people facing chronic food deprivation increased to 821 million in 2017 from...

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70th Death Anniversary of the founder of the nation, Quaid e Azam

The 70th death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today with zeal, zest, pride and reverence. Prayers will be held at Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi. People from different walks of life will visit the mausoleum to lay floral wreaths and offer prayers. Several public and private organizations and educational institutions will hold functions to highlight different aspects...

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TIME magazine highlights plight of pellet gun victims in IoK

NEW YORK, Sept 10 : A mass-circulation U.S. magazine has published an article focusing international attention to the horrifying injuries, including blinding, inflicted on thousands of Kashmiri protesters by the Indian security forces using the deadly pellet guns in occupied Kashmir. TIME magazine also published photographs taken by an award-winning Italian photo/journalist of some of the victims who lost their...

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Ex-IMF Chief says world unprepared for next financial crisis

PARIS: The world is less well equipped to manage a major financial crisis today than it was a decade ago, according to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In an interview with AFP, the now-disgraced Strauss-Kahn — who ran the fund at the height of the 2008 financial meltdown — also said rising populism across...

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Angered by ‘off limits’ question on Clinton, Monica Lewinsky exits stage

JERUSALEM: Monica Lewinsky cut short an interview in Israel and walked off stage after what she described on Tuesday as an “off limits” question about former US President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky, whose affair as a White House intern with Clinton in the 1990s nearly brought down his presidency, sat for an interview with an Israeli TV anchor at a Jerusalem...

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Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

GABORONE: Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa’s worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks during an aerial survey by Elephants...

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Lahore Sialkot Motorway to be extended by NHA

ISLAMABAD: National Highway Authority (NHA) is planning to extend the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway (LSM) up to Kharian by the construction of a new motorway from Sialkot to Kharian under the Build Operator and Transfer (BOT) model. An official of the National Highway Authority informed that the new motorway would be beginning from the end-point of the Lahore to Sialkot Motorway at...

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PM Imran Khan gives direction to provide protection, relief to pilgrims of Iraq and Iran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Sunday, while presiding an important high level meeting directed officials to devise strategy to give relief to pilgrims (Zaireen) for Iraq and Iran. According to Newsone, Imran directed the concerned departments to formulate action plan related to Ziarat policy within 48 hours. The premier added that the protection of pilgrims is mandatory upon the...

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Countrywide plantation drive to begin on Sept 2 on ‘Green Day’

ISLAMABAD - The massive plantation drive proposed by Advisor to Prime Minister Amin Aslam to plant 1.5 million saplings per day countrywide and 10 billion in the next five years will launch on September 2. The prime minister will launch the drive by planting a sapling in Islamabad. Mr. Aslam announced the "Plant for Pakistan" drive after Prime Minister Imran Khan approved...

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Chohan, back at it again with his potty-mouth

LAHORE: The bold, brazen and often emotional Punjab’s Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan left the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supporters red-faced as a video of him unleashing his infamous 'tongue tornadoes' at a public gathering in Lahore surfaced on social media. The PTI’s provincial minister issued irresponsible comments in his usual carefree style while advocating for a ban...

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