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2500 illegal shops reduced to rubble in Saddar thus far by KMC

KARACHI: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Saturday sent a report regarding the anti-encroachment operation in the metropolis’ Saddar area to the commissioner and stated that 2,500 shops were razed. In keeping with the Supreme Court’s directives, KMC prepared a report on the anti-encroachment operation in Karachi’s Saddar and surrounding areas which was conducted from November 5 to 15. Along...

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No exchange of sweets at Wagah-Attari border on Eid due to simmering tensions

AMRITSAR: According to Indian times, there will not be any exchange of sweets at Wagah-Attari border on the occasion of Eid, on Saturday, between the Border Security Force (BSF) troops and the Pakistani Rangers, as per sources. This came in the light of simmering tension between India and Pakistan after the ceasefire violations in the Jammu region. According to the...

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Water pressure mounts as growing population lives amid fear of drought

Pakistan’s water crisis has become increasingly visible in recent months: levels in the largest dams are low; parched irrigation canals mean farmers in the south planted less cotton; and the commercial capital Karachi has long queues at hydrants. So there was little surprise when, on June 6, during a spell of unseasonably high temperatures, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued...

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UN report on abuses in Kashmiri calls to set a commission of inquiry

ISLAMABAD: Following the launch of the first-ever United Nations report on the human rights situation in Kashmir that pointed to impunity for rights abuses and lack of access to justice in India-held Kashmir, the world body’s human rights chief on Thursday said he would ask the Human Rights Council to set up a ‘commission of inquiry’ — the UN’s highest-level...

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Shawwal moon sighted in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, Eid-ul-Fitr to be on Friday

Web Desk: The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Turkey, Palestine and other gulf countries of the world. Following the moon sighting, the first day of Eid will fall on Friday, June 15. As per media reports, the International Astronomy Centre said that the crescent of Shawwal moon was sighted in Jebel Hafeet,...

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Dubai real estate described as money-laundering haven: Report

War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for their assets, a new report released on Tuesday alleges. The report by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies, relying on leaked property data from the city-state, offers evidence to support the long-whispered rumors about Dubai's real-estate boom. It identifies some...

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Private Schools Play Dirty Tricks To Get Controversial Fee Paid By All

ISLAMABAD, Jun 10 (APP):A number of city’s private schools, mocking Islamabad High Court’s instructions,have come up with a new modus operandi of delaying results time and again to compel parents to deposit controversial summer vacation fee. A large number of parents, who have even deposited fee, expressing their concern over school managements’, “immoral act” of delaying results in quick successions...

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Finally ‘Black Gold’ discovered in Thar  

Web Desk: A Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC)excavating coal in Tharparkar has announced the discovery of coal 140 meters below surface in Thar. Former chief minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader on Sunday took to twitter to publicize the discovery of “Black Gold” in Sindh’s Thar region, paying accolades to the late former...

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Taliban agree to Eid ceasefire with Afghan forces

The Taliban announced its first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 US invasion on Saturday, with a three-day halt in hostilities against the country's security forces that was greeted with relief by war-weary Afghans. But the group warned the suspension of fighting for the first three days of Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, did not extend to "foreign...

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Low-fat diet linked with improved breast cancer survival odds

Breast cancer patients may have a better chance of survival when they follow a low-fat diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, a US study suggests. Researchers studied 19,541 participants in the federally funded Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) who were randomly selected to join a dietary experiment focused on limiting fat intake to 20 percent of calories. Researchers also...

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Mars had the ingredients needed for life: NASA data reveals

WASHINGTON: A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth´s neighbor may have harbored life. But National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists emphasized there could be nonbiological explanations for both discoveries made by...

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Shahid Afridi advises CJP to visit lower courts in order to get rid of ‘black sheep’ within

Web Desk: Former captain and all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi on Wednesday has urged Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar to visit lower courts in order to “fix the black sheep” within. Former cricketer in his tweet applauded CJP Nisar for his surprise visits to state-run facilities. “Want to congratulate the Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar for commendable & remarkable job. His...

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Targeted cancer treatments far outperform traditional methods

MIAMI: Cancer treatments that attack tumors based on their individual genetic traits — not their location in the body — far outperform traditional methods, extending survival for twice as many patients, a study said Saturday. The precision medicine field of targeted therapy involves testing tumors for clues about their genetic mutations, and matching patients with new drugs designed to block...

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Israeli army kills Palestinian nurse in Gaza border protest: medics

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed a Palestinian nurse on Friday as she tried to help a wounded protester at the Gaza border, according to health officials and a witness, while Israel said militants had attacked its troops with gunfire and a grenade. Razan Al-Najar’s death brought to 119 the number of Palestinians killed in weekly demonstrations launched on March...

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Wrongfully Convicted, Terminally Ill: Zulfiqar Ali passes away in Indonesia

Zulfiqar Ali, a terminally ill Pakistani on death row in Indonesia, has passed away, Justice Project Pakistan (JPP), which had been advocating on his behalf, said in a public statement on Thursday. "Zulfiqar, 54, died from liver cancer which he had been diagnosed with in Dec 2017. He leaves behind 5 children and his wife, Siti. His mother, based in...

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The Economist predicts Shehbaz Sharif to be next PM based on strong showing in Punjab

LAHORE: The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in its new Country Report for Pakistan expects PML-N will return to power while risks to political stability will remain high in the run-up to the elections. The EIU is the research division The Economist newspaper’s sister company. The report says: “We expect the PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz) to be reelected on the back...

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Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest flight

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines said on Wednesday that it will relaunch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a journey of almost 19 hours from the city-state to New York, but it will not be available to economy travellers. The daily, non-stop journey from Changi to Newark Airport will cover about 16,700 kilometres (10,300 miles) and take about 18 hours 45...

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