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Army requests SC to investigate, take actions over IHC judge’s allegation

RAWALPINDI: On Sunday, the Inter Service Public Relation(ISPR) requested the Supreme Court of Pakistan to initiate actions over the allegations hurled by the honorable Islamabad High Court judge in connection with manipulation of Judiciary by Country's premier agency(ISI). The army media wing also requested the top court to check the veracity of allegations and then take actions accordingly, the statement...

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Army requests SC to investigate, take actions over IHC judge’s allegation

RAWALPINDI: On Sunday, the Inter Service Public Relation(ISPR) requested the Supreme Court of Pakistan to initiate actions over the allegations hurled by the honorable Islamabad High Court judge in connection with manipulation of Judiciary by Country's premier agency(ISI). The army media wing also requested the top court to check the veracity of allegations and then take actions accordingly, the statement...

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Three youth martyred by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir

According to Kashmir Media services,  Indian troops in their continuing act of state terrorism martyred three youth on Sunday at Khudwani in Kulgam district. The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation in the district. Meanwhile, the Indian authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in twin districts of Islamabad and Kulgam following the martyrdom of three youths in...

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Israel forces kill 4 Palestinians

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets across the Gaza Strip Friday after shots were fired at troops on the border, the army said, with reports that four Palestinians were martyred. Hamas said among the four deceased three of them were its members. A fourth Palestinian was shot dead during protests along the frontier with Israel, Gaza's health ministry said....

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22-year-old Indian woman allegedly raped by 40 men over four days

NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested the owner of a guesthouse and its manager after a woman alleged she was drugged and raped by some 40 men over four days, an official said Friday. The incident is the latest in a string of sexual attack cases reported from across the country where nearly 110 rapes are reported every day, according...

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UN warns of war as deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza

Gaza: Israeli forces unleashed a wave of strikes across the Gaza Strip Friday after saying troops came under fire, killing three Hamas members as a fresh escalation heightened fears of wider conflict. Fireballs exploded into the sky over the Palestinian enclave as the UN urged all sides to step "back from the brink" of war after months of tensions. A...

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Pakistan’s current deficit sparks to its highest point S18bn: SBP

PAKISTAN: The country is facing $18bn current account deficit (CAD) after the six months of fiscal year, started in July 2017, as compared to $14.4billion of the same period last year, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Thursday The astronomical surge in imports against the exports, hike in US-dollar values, and lack of foreign direct investment (FDI) are one...

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Modi to face no-confidence motion today as opposition ramps up pressure

NEW-DELHI: On Friday, the opposition parties ramps ups pressure against Indian prime minster Narendra Modi ahead of general elections to be held next year, 2019. But to get the motion successful, the opposition is hoping to make political gains successful as  Modi’s government has a clear majority in the 545-member lower house of parliament,  by focusing attention on slow job...

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Trump wishes to meet Putin for second time

A defiant US President Donald Trump said Thursday he is looking forward to another meeting with Vladimir Putin, assailing media who failed to recognize the "great success" of their first summit as the "enemy of the people." Trump has come under bipartisan fire at home for what many saw as his unsettling embrace of the Russian strongman this week in...

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Israel approves Jewish “nation-state” law; leaving Arabs at fumes

JERUSALEM: Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid. The “nation-state” law, backed by the right-wing government, passed by a vote of 62-55 and two abstentions in the 120-member parliament after months of political argument. Some Arab...

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Turkey ends 2-year state of emergency imposed after the failed 2016 coup: State Media

ISTANBUL: Turkey´s state of emergency which was imposed after the failed 2016 coup came to an end on Thursday, but the opposition fears it will be replaced by even more repressive legislative measures. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared the state of emergency on July 20, 2016, five days after warplanes bombed Ankara and bloody clashes broke out in Istanbul in...

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Google pays homage to Pakistan’s legendary ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan

Google has paid homage to our legendary singer Mehdi Hasan on his birthday, who would have turned 91 if had been alive; though he still lives within us, today, through a doodle as the clock ticked 12 at midnight. Google often commemorates personalities of prominence around the world by changing its doodle on its home page, before him other Pakistani...

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IHC issues notices to NAB on Sharif’s plea against Avenfield case verdict

ISLAMABAD:  On Tuesday, the Islamabad High Court issued separate notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Nawaz Sharif's plea to transfer the remaining corruption cases against him to another judge as well as on the Sharif family's appeals against the Avenfield verdict. The court, however dismissed Nawaz Sharif's plea seeking a stay over further proceedings until the IHC decides the...

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US arrests Russian agent for conspiring to influence US politics

A 29-year-old Russian woman has been arrested for conspiring to influence US politics by cultivating ties with political groups including the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun rights lobby. Mariia Butina, whose name is sometimes spelled Maria, was arrested in Washington on Sunday and appeared in court on Monday, the Justice Department said. Butina was charged with conspiring to act...

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Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting

GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER  - Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, a Palestinian official said, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave’s ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. But several hours after the announcement, the Israeli military said Palestinians fired two mortar bombs towards Israel and that...

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Guilty sharifs to be granted Class-B facility in Adiala jail

RAWALPINDI: The Accountability court will hold a trial regarding the Flagship Investment and Al Aziza Steel Mills references against PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif and others in Adiala Jail, notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice Earlier, Father and daughter duo left London for Lahore for facing their jail sentence, awarded to them in Avenfield Reference case and were...

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Four killed, MMA candidate Akram Khan Durrani’s rally targetted in Bannu

BANNU: At least four people were killed and 31 injured in an explosion near an election rally of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) in Haved area of Bannu, Newsone reported Friday morning. Earlier reports had stated that the explosion targetted the convoy of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Fazl’s Akram Khan Durrani, who is contesting on an MMA ticket from NA-35 (Bannu). The RPO informed...

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