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Telephone Banking Fraud: FIA claims to arrest a Gang from Hafizabad

GUJRANWALA: On Monday late night, a key member of a group involved in telephone banking fraud was arrested from Hafizabad late Monday night. As per Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials, the group was involved in scamming people and withdrawing millions from over 60 bank accounts in Gujranwala region. The key group member, Shabbir, was arrested from Hafizabad on a tip-off...

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Indians stake claim on Jerusalem, Jesus was a Tamil Hindu, Shiva worshiper

Mumbai: Ganesh Damodar (Babarao) Savarkar, the elder brother of Vinayak Damodar (Veer) Savarkar, had claimed in his book Jesus Christ was born a Tamil Hindu. The book written by one of the founders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1946 is now being re-issued by a Mumbai-based right-wing trust. As per the book `Christ Parichay`, Jesus was a Vishwakarma Brahmin...

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India Launches $8 Billion Program to Make Its Own Fighter Jet

India has officially launched a program aimed at creating its own single-engine combat aircraft that will require no technology from abroad. New Delhi seeks to procure 83 combat aircraft produced by the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics LTD (HAL) in an attempt to free its air force from dependence on imported technologies, Defense One reports. According to the report, the airplane, designated...

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Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Army chief could face genocide charges: UN

UNITED NATIONS: Mya­­­n­mar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and head of the armed forces, Gen Aung Min Hlaing, could potentially face genocide charges in the fut­ure, United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the BBC. “Given the scale of the military operation, clearly these would have to be decisions taken at a high enough level,” he...

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Pak, China says goodbye to US Dollars under CPEC Prog

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Interior Ahsan Iqbal has said the Chinese currency RMB would be used for transactions under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Pakistan and China agreed on saying goodbye to the US dollar for bilateral trade, loans and repayments as well as profit repatriation and now both the countries would use the Chinese currency RMB under...

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Maryam Nawaz Most Powerful Woman of Pakistan, 11th most in the World, declares NYT

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been featured on The New York Times list of 11 powerful women who the publication's correspondents wrote about in 2017. Maryam along with 10 other women from around the world who have been chosen for the article run under the NYT's Saturday Profile section, which "aims to bring to...

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Raving in Myanmar as EDM conquers Asia’s frontiers

Lasers cut across the sea of ravers bouncing to the beat at '808 Festival Yangon', as Asia's $1 billion EDM money machine careers into Myanmar, whose youth are at last able to connect with their global peers. With its high-voltage staging and superstar DJs, EDM (Electronic Dance Music) is scooping up devotees with dollars to spend in the poor but...

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Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours

A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence, the US space agency said Thursday. "Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star," NASA said in a statement. However, none of the planets are expected to be hospitable...

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‘Blade runner’ legs give maimed Thai dog new lease on life

Just over a year after he was maimed for gnawing on someone's shoes, Cola is romping across a beach on new sleek paws: curved "blade runner" prosthetics modelled on those used by Paralympian sprinters. The former street pup nearly lost his life last year after a Bangkok man hacked off his front legs with a sword in revenge for chewing...

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Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe

The humble potato -- drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked -- brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study says. The crop, discovered in Latin America in the 1400s before eventually sweeping through Europe, greatly boosted productivity, helping lower land costs while...

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Hiroshima survivor accuses West of nuclear disarmament ‘sabotage’

OSLO: A Hiroshima bombing survivor, who is to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Saturday accused Western nuclear powers of “sabotaging” disarmament efforts. While Sunday’s Nobel ceremony in Oslo will bring together several survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings that killed at least 220,000 people 72 years ago,...

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Poachers wreak havoc on Central Africa’s wildlife

Sudan's Janjaweed, Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army and other notorious militias are wreaking havoc on wildlife in central Africa, poaching and trafficking elephants, hippopotamuses, buffaloes and other animals, a monitor said Friday. The threat comes from "highly organised armed groups who are linked to human rights violations and ongoing political instability" as well as state actors, armed pastoralists and poachers, Traffic...

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Three charged in Malta for murder of anti-corruption journalist

VALLETTA: Three men were charged in Malta on Tuesday with murder over a car bomb blast that killed anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, according to a statement read out in court. Caruana Galizia died instantly when her car was blown up as she drove out of her home on Oct. 16, a killing that shocked Malta and raised concern within...

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Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed remembered on 46th Martyrdom anniversary

Gallant officer of Pakistan Army, Major Shabbir Sharif , who received top military award, Nishan-e-Haider for his bravery in 1971 war against India was remembered on his 46th martyrdom anniversary. Born on April 29, 1943, in Kunjah, Gujrat District, Major Shabbir Sharif is the brother of the former chief of army staff Raheel Sharif, who is the Islamic Military Counter...

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Complete Inquiry report of Model Town incident

The Government of Punjab, following orders by the Lahore High Court, on Tuesday issued the Justice Baqir Najfi commission report on Model Town incident. The report says that Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri announced a long march from Rawalpindi to Lahore on June 23, 2014. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said they would not let Qadri achieve his...

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Panama Scandal: Pakistan ignores German Police offer in assisting Panama probe

According to the German Journalist who was one of the investigative Journalist, unearthing Panama scandal claimed that German Police department offered Pakistan authorities in assisting them to probe Panama Paper, which Pakistan did not entertain. The Journalist named Bastian Obermayer tweeted that 10 governments sought German’s police assistance and data but Pakistan was not among those countries. Sad & ridiculous:...

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Sea view killing: Police granted Physical remand of prime suspect

KARACHI: In another heartbreaking incident at Sea View, a judicial magistrate on Monday granted police a two-day physical remand of the prime suspect in the Sea View killing case. Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have taken into custody the primary suspects involved in an incident of firing at Karachi’s Do Darya a day earlier in which one youth was killed and...

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