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Uzma Khan withdraws case against three women who attacked her

Actor Uzma Khan on Tuesday withdrew the case against three women and their armed guards whom she had accused last week of torturing her and her sister after angrily storming a house where she was staying in Lahore's DHA neighbourhood. A former member of Uzma's legal team claimed that the two sides had reportedly reached a settlement which led to the withdrawal...

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ICC World T20: Trophy departs on global journey, will reach Pakistan on January 11

DUBAI: The ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 trophy Sunday began its global journey to visit 12 major cricketing countries and will reach New Delhi on February 1, 2016 just two days ahead of beginning of the mega event. The trophy will arrive in Pakistan on January 11 where it will be exhibited in Lahore and Karachi. It will depart for...

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Rabi Ul Awwal Moon sighted, 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal on Dec 24

KARACHI: The Rabi-ul-Awwal moon has been sighted on Saturday and the 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal will be on Thursday, December the 24th. According to details, the Reut-e-Hilal Committee convened earlier today to sight the moon of the new lunar month in the federal as well as provincial capitals. The moon has been sighted and Eid Milad-un-Nabi will be observed on December 24.

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Retired army major shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: A retired major of the Pakistan Army was shot dead in Karachi's Defence Housing Authority (DHA) neighbourhood on Saturday. According to police sources, unidentified men riding a motorbike shot dead Ahsan Raza, a former army major in DHA's Phase 1 Saturday morning. The body of the deceased was brought to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). Karachi, a city of...

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Syria’s Assad blasts Turkey as ‘only lifeline’ of Daesh

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Turkey serves as the “only lifeline” for Islamic State (IS) terrorists, censuring Ankara for its engagement in illegal oil transactions with the Daesh group. “...the only lifeline for ISIS (Daesh) is Turkey. Those trucks moving the oil from Syria to Turkey, and Turkey selling this cheap oil to the rest of the world,” said Assad...

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Bombing of Yemeni schools by Saudi-led coalition leaves thousands out of education: Amnesty

DOHA: Airstrikes carried out by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen have hit schools that are still in use and disrupted the education of thousands of children in the war-torn country, Amnesty International said on Friday. Five schools were hit between August and October 2015 in aerial bombardments that killed five civilians and injured 14, including four children, said...

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First government plane carrying refugees arrives in Canada

TORONTO: The first Canadian government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto late Thursday where they were greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is pushing forward with his pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February. The arrival of the military flight carrying 163 refugees stands in stark contrast to the U.S., which plans to take...

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World’s first 50 mega pixel digital camera Launched

LAHORE: Canon has launched the world’s first full-frame 35mm sensor digital camera with 50MP resolution – 5DSR. Canon’s latest camera was unveiled at a ceremony held in Lahore which saw presence of numerous prestigious Photographers and Dealers from all over the country. Canon EOS 5DSR, was unveiled with a bang as fashion models sported the camera while walking on the...

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Shankar Mahadevan suffers two back-to-back heart attacks

One of Bollywood’s top singers, Shankar Mahadevan, reportedly suffered a heart attack and was admitted to a hospital in Delhi on December 6. Shankar was rushed to the hospital after he complained about chest pains. He is currently recovering after undergoing angioplasty. Without delving into details, his son Siddharth told the media, “It was mainly due to exhaustion. Dad underwent...

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Rangers file Rs. 500 mln legal notice against Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers Thursday filed a damages notice of Rs.500 million against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senior leader Waseem Akhtar. According to our correspondent, Rangers counsel filed the damages suit in Sindh High Court, stating that Waseem Akhtar had ‘falsely’ accused the paramilitary troops of snatching and stealing hides of sacrificial animals in Karachi. The Rangers, in the notice, asked...

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No decision yet on India-Pakistan series

The fate of the planned series between Pakistan and India appears to have taken a turn for the worst after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan revealed that India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj did not discuss the resumption of cricketing ties with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on her visit to the country. PCB was hoping Swaraj, who arrived in...

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‘Freedom fighters’ fighting in Kashmir, not terrorists: Musharraf

KARACHI: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday said those fighting in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) were 'mujahideen' and 'freedom fighters' and not terrorists, BBC Urdu reported.. “Considering the atrocities and the treatment meted out to the Muslim majority in IHK, several groups such as Lashkar-i-Taiba and Jaish-i-Muhammad emerged. They were ready to lay down their lives for their Kashmiri...

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Pak-India series may be reduced to two ODIs

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official on Tuesday said if Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the Indo-Pak series at the eleventh hour then there is a possibility to reduce the ODIs or Twenty-20s. It may be added that the PCB Chairman had said that the fate of the planned series between arch-rivals Pakistan and India...

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Android users now benefit from Google’s Safe Browsing service

SAN FRANCISCO: Google announced yesterday that its Safe Browsing protection service was now available to Android users. Now enabled by default on Android, Google’s Safe Browsing technology will no longer entail turning on Google’s optional data compression service. The protective service is used in Google Chrome as well as in other web browsers like Firefox and Safari and protects mobile...

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Taxes imposed on import of luxury items not to affect common man: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said recent taxes have been imposed on import of luxury and non-essential items and therefore would not affect the common man. Giving a policy statement in the National Assembly this evening, he said recent revenue generation measures have been announced strictly under various acts of Parliament to bridge forty billion rupee shortfall in revenue...

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Japan to provide $254,889 for social sector development

ISLAMABAD: Japan will provide financial aid of 254,889 US dollars for social sector development in Pakistan. The agreements for the three projects were signed between Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Hiroshi Inomata and the heads of the concerned organizations in Islamabad. The aid will be spent on water filtration plants in rural areas of District Rajanpur, improvement of health services...

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Pakistan should be more transparent on $46 bn China deal: Governor SBP

KARACHI: Pakistan needs to be more transparent about the details of energy and infrastructure deals worth $46 billion signed with China earlier this year, the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan told Reuters on Friday. The deals, called the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, should help shore up Pakistan‘s crumbling infrastructure and reduce its electricity shortages by building more power plants....

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