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Samsam Bukhari given portfolio of consolidation dept in major reshuffle

LAHORE: Following Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Lahore, major provincial cabinet shuffle occurred on Friday as the portfolio of Samsam Bukhari was changed from the Information and Culture Department to the Consolidation Department. Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar reassigned the portfolios, said the official notification. Yasir Humayun was given charge of Higher Education Department from only and Tourism ministry...

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Musician Ali Noor hospitalised with liver ailment

ISLAMABAD: Renowned musician Ali Noor, frontman of the popular rock band 'Noori', has been admitted to the hospital in critical condition and is in urgent need of a liver donor reportedly. On Tuesday, Ali Noor's cousin and fellow musician Rakae Jamil updated a social media post appealing for donors within the next 48 hours in Islamabad revealing that the singer...

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Firing claims two lives at Lahore airport

LAHORE: Unidentified attackers opened fire at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore claiming two lives, police said on Wednesday. According to airport officials, Security Forces personnel took the suspects into custody from the airport. Police said the two suspects have been identified as Arshad and Shan. The firing within the airport lounge caused panic among people. Police said that the suspects...

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Sugar Mills will not benefit from rise in sugar prices: Tareen

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen on Tuesday said neither he nor the sugar mills in the country would benefit from the government's increased tax on sugar in the new budget. Addressing a press conference on the Prime Minister's Agriculture Emergency Programme along with Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Mohammad Mehboob Sultan here at...

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World Cup 2019: India sets a strong target of 315 for Bangladesh

BIRMINGHAM: India, on Tuesday, set a strong target of 315 for Bangladesh toss here at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Rohit Sharma yet again scored a century, he was well-assisted by Lokesh Rahul who scored 77 off 92 balls. Rishabh Pant, with 48 runs, was the third high-scorer of the day. Mustafizur Rahman took four important wickets while Shakib Al Hasan, Rubel...

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PM Imran behind Rana Sanaullah’s arrest, says Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader and ex-chief minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday alleged Prime Minister Imran Khan behind the arrest of Rana Sanaullah. Talking to reporters after a party meeting in Lahore, the opposition leader in the National Assembly said that the informant who gave the tip-off about the reported presence of 15 kilogrammes of narcotics in PML-N...

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Production orders should not be issued for corrupt leaders: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said production orders of those members of Parliament (MNA) involved in corruption and money laundering should not be issued. Presiding a cabinet session here at the federal capital, PM said the laws pertaining to the production order should be amended. Regarding money launders and corrupt leaders, PM further said, "these sort of prisoners...

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Pakistani rupee gains strength against dollars

KARACHI:  Pakistani rupee maintained uptrend on the first working day of the new fiscal year 2019-20 on Tuesday following an increase in the supply of dollars in the economy. The currency improved Rs2 to Rs158 to the US dollar in intra-day trade in the inter-bank market. In totality, the rupee has strengthened Rs6 against the greenback in the two days. The...

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Asif Zardari’s remand extended till July 15 in Park Lane default case

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Tuesday extended the remand of Asif Zardari till July 15 in fake account and Park Lane default cases. The NAB presented the former president before the accountability court to seek extension in the remand. The Park Lane default case against Asif Zardari is related to the purchase of 2460 kanals of prime land in Islamabad....

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Bilawal asks alleged dual standards over Tareen press conference and Zardari’s interview censorship

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday slammed the joint press conference held by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader, Jehangir Tareen along with the minister for agriculture Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan. "Convicted disqualified deputy PM is addressing the nation," said Bilawal in a direct reference to Jahangir Tareen who was disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan from holding the...

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World Cup 2019: India opted to bat first against Bangladesh

BIRMINGHAM: India, on Tuesday, opted to bat first against Bangladesh after winning the toss here at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The only unbeaten team in the World Cup, India got defeated by host England by 31 runs on Sunday. India now sit on the second slot on the points table with five wins out of seven with their game against New...

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Big cats of Instagram: Pakistani elite´s love of exotic wildlife

KARACHI: Bilal Mansoor Khawaja beams as he runs his palms over the ivory coast of a white lion, one of the thousands of exotic animals at his personal "zoo", where a thriving wildlife trade caters to Pakistan´s gilded elite. "These are... (some) of the rarest animals I own," boasts the 29-year-old industrialist of his leashed lion. Pakistani laws make it...

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Heavy rains in India kill 27, cripple financial capital

MUMBAI: Monsoon rains caused wall collapses that killed 27 people in India on Tuesday, as a second day of bad weather disrupted rail and air traffic in the financial capital Mumbai, prompting officials to shut schools and offices, though markets were open. During every monsoon season, which runs from June to September, India experiences fatal incidents of building and wall...

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Japan sending patent officials to US over Kim Kardashian “Kimono” flap

TOKYO: Japan is to send patent officials to the United States to discuss the flap over Kim Kardashian’s Kimono brand underwear, the trade minister said on Tuesday. The reality TV star and businesswoman said on Monday she would rename her Kimono shapewear line after people in Japan said her use of the term was disrespectful. Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said...

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Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber at odds in spat over her music catalog

LOS ANGELES: Pop superstar Taylor Swift has attacked Justin Bieber’s manager for buying her music catalog, prompting Bieber to come to his defense in a heated online spat that has drawn in several top figures in the music industry. Swift on Sunday wrote a lengthy post on Tumblr voicing dismay that Scooter Braun, the manager for Bieber as well as...

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Scientists conclude cigar-shaped interstellar object not an alien spaceship

WASHINGTON: After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system, astronomers remain uncertain over how to classify it, but are confident it is not an alien spaceship. Its odd shape and motion had prompted some scientists to wonder whether ‘Oumuamua - the first object from another star system...

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Rana Sanaullah sent to 14-days judicial remand

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader, Rana Sanaullah was sent to 14 days judicial remand by Anti-Narcotics court on Tuesday. Rana was presented before the court as he was arrested by Anti-Narcotics Force, a day earlier over the allegations of possessing a large stash of contraband in his vehicle while making his way from Lahore to Faisalabad. The arrest of...

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