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Government presents Mini-Budget amid opposition ruckus in NA

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Finance Minister Asad Umar is currently presenting the 'mini-budget' in the National Assembly. The mini budget by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) federal government comes amid protest staged by opposition parties in the NA. Umar began by stating that this was not a mini-budget being presented but rather a set of economic reforms. Before the mini-budget presentation by...

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Death toll in China mining accident rises to 21

BEIJING: The death toll in a coal mine roof collapse in northern China has risen to 21 after rescuers found two more miners dead on Sunday, state media reported. A total of 87 people were working underground in the Shaanxi province mine at the time of the accident on Saturday afternoon, according to official news agency Xinhua, citing local authorities....

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India call up Shankar, Gill to replace suspended pair

SYDNEY: India on Sunday called up all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill for their Australia and New Zealand tours after KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were ordered home in disgrace over comments made about women. Rahul and Pandya were axed ahead of India´s opening one-day international against Australia in Sydney on Saturday, which the tourists lost, pending an investigation...

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Former US ambassador advises Pakistan to work on ‘Good governance’

KARACHI: Former ambassador of the United States to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said it is time for the country to work on good governance and eliminate misappropriation of funds given for socioeconomic development. Addressing an event at a local hotel in Karachi, Munter noted that the relations between US and Pakistan have always faced ups and downs and the US...

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Syria says Israel fired missiles toward Damascus, hit airport warehouse

BEIRUT: The Syrian state news agency said Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles toward the Damascus area on Friday, triggering Syrian air defense that shot down most of them. “The results of the aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus airport,” the SANA news agency cited a military source as saying....

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Steve Smith ruled out from PSL 4 due to elbow injury

Web Desk: Australia’s right-handed batsman Multan Sultans, Steve Smith has been ruled out of the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) following an elbow injury. “I am disappointed I won’t be able to play in HBL PSL but I wish Multan Sultans all the best for this year’s tournament,” said Steve Smith. “I was looking forward to playing...

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PTI govt treating Sindh province like an orphan, claims Bilawal Bhutto

KOTRI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday criticised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government saying that federal govt is treating Sindh province like an orphan while the public is being punished for voting in favour of PPP. “Federal government is punishing the provincial government of PPP for its love with the people,” he said while addressing a public...

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‘Yellow vests’ protests force Dior to move Paris fashion show

PARIS: Dior said Friday it was bringing forward its Paris fashion week show after its flagship shop was looted during "yellow vests" protests. The luxury brand's men's spring/summer show was to have been taken place a week Saturday when more anti-government protests are likely in the French capital. Dior refused to say if it was bringing the January 19 show...

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Tickets will be checked at all railway stations: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: On Saturday,  Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed  announced that police will begin checking tickets at all railway stations across the country within 15 days, Newsone reported.   During a press conference in Lahore, Rasheed announced that 20 new trains will be inaugurated in 2019 instead of 15. “A new railway station is being built in interior Sindh. 200 shops will...

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In search of Oil and Gas: Offshore drilling begins in Karachi’s ultra-deep waters

KARACHI:  According to an official of Ministry of Petroleum, after a gap of nine years,  offshore drilling began a day earlier with estimation of huge oil and gas deposits in ultra-deep waters at an estimated cost of over $100 million. The US firm ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest oil and gas firms, in collaboration with Italian firm Eni Pakistan...

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Third Test: Olivier strikes as Pakistan all out for 185 runs

Duanne Olivier took six wickets as Pakistan all out for 185 runs on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. Pakistan were 111 for five at lunch, 151 runs behind South Africa’s first innings total of 262. South Africa missed four catches and two run-out chances in the first hour...

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Several injured in powerful blast at Paris bakery: police

A powerful explosion badly damaged a bakery in central Paris on Saturday, injuring several people and smashing nearby windows after a suspected gas leak, police and AFP journalists said. A fire broke out after the blast at around 9am (0800 GMT) in the city's 9th district, a residential and shopping area. Images posted on Twitter showed debris covering the street...

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Pakistani drama serials should be aired on Indian TV: Javed Akhtar

MUMBAI: Renowned Indian lyricist, poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar said that Pakistani drama serials should air on Indian television and that restricting art in the name of culture damage is wrong, in both borders. Lauding Pakistani dramas and the quality of the content here, Akhtar said, “This is all wrong, there shouldn’t be any such talks coming from here, neither...

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Supreme Court orders removal of all business activities from military land in Karachi

KARACHI: On Saturday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered that all business activities be wrapped up from military land in the metropolis. Justice Gulzar Ahmed heading a meeting against illegal encroachments in the city at the SC’s Karachi Registry today gave the aforementioned directions. “No matter how influential someone is, illegal encroachments will not be allowed,” Justice Gulzar asserted. “It...

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Australia beat India by 34 runs in first ODI

SYDNEY: Australia beat India by 34 runs in the first one-day international in Sydney on Saturday. The Australians made 288 for five off their 50 overs after winning the toss and restricted India to 254 for nine. Rohit Sharma blasted 133 off 129 balls in a brave effort to keep India in the contest, while Jhye Richardson took four for...

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South Pujab province to be established this year: FM Qureshi

MULTAN: On Saturday, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that a separate South Punjab province along with its secretariat will be established this year. Speaking to the media in Multan, Qureshi said that a separate Public Service Commission will also be established for the proposed province. “We have sought support from the opposition for the creation of Southern...

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Fabregas completes move from Chelsea to Monaco, reunites with Henry

Cesc Fabregas completed his move from Chelsea to Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco on Friday to reunite with his old Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry. Fabregas put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Stade Louis II after passing a medical earlier in the day on the Mediterranean coast. A source told AFP that Chelsea will only receive payments related...

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