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Youm-e-Ashur observed across Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur was observed today (Friday) with traditional religious solemnity and fervour to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala in 61AH some 14 centuries ago. Every year, this day is observed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his...

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CPEC provides excellent opportunity to further enhance people to people exchanges: Jigme Wangtso

LHASA (China): China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will provide an excellent opportunity to both China and Pakistan to further promote and enhance people to people exchanges and cultural engagements in the days to come. “China and Pakistan are all-weather friends and strategic partners and I am sure that there will be a bright future of people to people exchange and cultural...

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PM Imran takes to twitter, talks Pakistan’s economic crisis and dead capital

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday took to twitter and held a little Question and Answer session where he took keen interest in answering questions related to Pakistan's economic state. He said that the country's interest payments are sitting on huge amounts of dead capital. Taking to twitter, the prime minister noted that the statistics pertaining to ninety per...

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TIME magazine highlights plight of pellet gun victims in IoK

NEW YORK, Sept 10 : A mass-circulation U.S. magazine has published an article focusing international attention to the horrifying injuries, including blinding, inflicted on thousands of Kashmiri protesters by the Indian security forces using the deadly pellet guns in occupied Kashmir. TIME magazine also published photographs taken by an award-winning Italian photo/journalist of some of the victims who lost their...

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Contempt of Court notice against Ahsan Iqbal withdrawn after apology

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday withdrew a contempt of court notice against former Interior Minister and PML-N stalwart Ahsan Iqbal after admonishing him in court. According to the petition, Iqbal had used contemptuous terms for judges. The petitioner's lawyer Azhar Siddiqui had stated that it was the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority's (PEMRA) duty to keep a check...

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National cricket team will donate Rs3.2m in dam fund, says Captain Sarfaraz

The National Cricket team Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said on Monday , "We're ready for the Asia Cup and will perform our best in the forthcoming tournament." Talking to media at Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore ahead of Asia Cup, Captain said " National Team has been training hard for the tournament despite the hot weather." "The match against India is very crucial,...

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New ministers induction into PM Khan’s cabinet delayed till tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Four new ministers, whom Prime Minister Imran decided to induct into Federal Cabinet on Sept. 8, will take oath on August 11. President Arif Alvi will administer the oath to the four new ministers at a ceremony at President House on Tuesday. According to the official handout, Mohammad Mian Soomro will be made the minister for privatisation, Umer Ayub will...

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down in one year, Zhang to become chairman

BEIJING - Jack Ma, the charismatic co-founder of China’s largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, will step down as chairman in exactly one year on Sept. 10, 2019, the company said. Current Alibaba Chief Executive Daniel Zhang will replace him as chairman, while Ma will complete his current term on Alibaba’s board of directors following the company’s annual general...

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Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US

President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the U.S. “Start building new plants now. Exciting!” Trump said Saturday in a tweet aimed at the Cupertino, California-based company. This week, Apple...

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The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

A supply ship towing a long floating boom designed to corral ocean plastic has set sail from San Francisco for a test run ahead of a trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The ambitious project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, hopes to clean up half of the infamous garbage patch within five years when all systems...

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Warner’s ‘Nun’ proves part of a winning habit in N. America theaters

Horror movie "The Nun" was the top draw in North American movie theaters this weekend, extending a remarkable string of recent successes by Warner Bros., industry watchers said. "The Nun," the latest scary feature in the popular "Conjuring" series, took in an estimated $53.5 million for the three-day weekend, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. British director Corin Hardy had...

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North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

North Korea refrained from displaying its intercontinental missiles in a massive military parade through Pyongyang celebrating its 70th birthday Sunday -- a conspicuous absence touted by US President Donald Trump as "a big and very positive statement". Thousands of North Korean troops marched through Pyongyang, followed by artillery and tanks but not the long-range missiles that have been a bone...

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7 wounded including 2 British tourists in Paris knife attack

Seven people including two British tourists were wounded Sunday in Paris after they were attacked by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar, according to police and other sources. A source close to the inquiry said the suspect, believed to be an Afghan national, has been arrested. "Nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature...

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WTA chief backs Serena as row grows over US Open ‘sexism’

Serena Williams's claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday. Williams was handed three code violations -- and docked a point and then a game -- in her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka in the Flushing Meadows final....

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Disney villains provide inspiration at New York fashion show

NEW YORK: No one wants to be a fashion victim, but fashion villains owned the runway on Friday as designers The Blonds served up spicy and spiky styles with a show inspired by Disney’s vamps and vixens. The “Disney Villains x The Blonds” fashion show electrified a wildly cheering audience that stood in marked contrast to the usual sangfroid reserve...

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‘Star is Born’ actress Lady Gaga recalls time she ‘couldn’t get an audition’

TORONTO: Lady Gaga, making her debut as a movie actress in “A Star is Born”, said on Sunday she was humbled by the role, calling herself “just a girl from New York who couldn’t get an audition.” Gaga, the “Born This Way” singer best known for her flamboyant stunts on stage, plays an aspiring singer in the third remake of...

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NYC subway station buried by 9/11 open again

NEW YORK: Just days before the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, trains are once again running through a New York City subway station buried when the Twin Towers fell 17 years ago. The Cortlandt stop reopened on Saturday on the Number One line in what The New York Times described as "the last major piece in the city's quest...

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