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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrives Lahore as CM, Governor Punjab welcomes them

LAHORE: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend a busy day in Pakistan’s cultural capital, Lahore on Thursday, attending multiple events in the city. Prince William and Kate Middleton will have a meeting with Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, before proceeding to a charity function. After their formal meeting, the Royal Couple will travel...

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Pakistan urges UN chief for urgent steps as Gutteres voices concern on Kashmir crisis

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Tuesday underscored the urgency of initiating practical steps to deal with the worsening situation in Indian occupied Kashmir, now in its fifth week of a lockdown. In a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Ambassador Lodhi brief the UN chief about the grave political and humanitarian crisis, which began...

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‘India threatened Sri Lankan players to opt out of Pakistan tour’: claims Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday claimed India threatened Sri Lanka players over not being able to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) if they travelled to Pakistan for their tour later this month. “Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they’ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse...

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Pakistan-India tensions ‘less heated’ now”: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the relationship between Pakistan and India is ‘less heated’ than it was two weeks ago and once again offered to mediate between the two countries. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said, "India and Pakistan are having a conflict over Kashmir as you know. I think [it] is a little...

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PM Khan, President Alvi send out messages to commemorate Youm-e-Ashur

ISLAMABAD: As the nation commemorates Ashura on Muharram 10, various government officials on Tuesday sent out messages recalling the sacrifices that were made at Karbala. Prime Minister Imran Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan said the great battle between the good and the evil was witnessed at Karbala. "The incident gives a message to Muslims that they should be ready to...

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Youm-e-Ashur being observed across Pakistan amid strict security

Muslims across the country are observing Youm-e-Ashur, the 10th of Muharram today with religious fervor to pay homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). Taazia and Zuljanah processions were being taken out in all cities and towns across the country today in memory of martyrs of Karbala. Ulema and Zakireen will underline the optimistic and honest teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain...

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India adding to space debris, Fawad says after Chandrayaan-2 failure

Islamabad: Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday went forward with his criticism of India's space activities accusing New Delhi of "adding into space debris", a day after Indian mission to make soft landing on the Moon failed. In a tweet, the minister said, “Endia is adding into space debris, ealrier “Mission Shakti” failed and now “Chandrayaan”, irresponsible attitude of #ModiSarkar from region...

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Joker solo movie wins top prize at the Venice Film Festival

VENICE: Todd Phillips’ dark comic book film Joker won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season. Jury president Lucretia Martel announced the winners of the prestigious award during a ceremony on the Lido. The Golden Lion previously put a...

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Trump cancelled planned Taliban peace talks over Kabul attack

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Saturday he had called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan's leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America´s longest war. In a Saturday evening bombshell, Trump said that he had planned unprecedented, albeit separate, talks with the two sides Sunday in Camp David, the presidential retreat...

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls on PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday. Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Luo Zhaohui, China's Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and senior Chinese officials were also present at the meeting in Islamabad. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar and senior officials were also in attendance. The...

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Amir Masih death: post-mortem report reveals signs of torture

LAHORE: The post-mortem report of Amir Masih, a young man who was arrested over charges of street crimes, revealed he was tortured to death by Lahore police. On September 3, a man identified as Masih was killed. Masih’s family had alleged, he had been killed in police custody and demanded an inquiry into his death be initiated. In closed-circuit television...

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Security tightened for Muharram processions in Karachi

KARACHI: The provincial government has announced a ban on pillion riding across Sindh, including Karachi, on the 8th, 9th and 10th Muharram. There will be a ban on pillion riding from the night of the 8th of Muharram until Ashura in order to maintain law and order and avoid any untoward incident. The Sindh government has also requested the ministry...

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Multi-Talented: Safdar Kaleem continuing trends of reciting Nauha on rare topics

BY: Syed Tazmeen Javed Noha--- Elegy has a history of beyond 1400 years, dating back to the time of Prophet Nooh (AS) who was named "nooh" because he cried over the ill-fated nation that did not hear to his commandments. Therefore this is derived from Nooh in Urdu language. However, in Arabic, it is known as latmiyas recited over Imam...

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Indian media, govt preparing grounds for false flag operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday said the Indian media and army are preparing grounds for a false flag operation and rejected reports of two Pakistanis crossing the Line of Control (LoC). In a press release, the military’s media wing said, “On August 21, 2019, two local farmers of AJK Muhammad Nazeem s/o Arif Hussain, 21 yrs old...

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Indian president request rejected by Pakistan to fly over its airspace

Pakistan on Saturday afternoon rejected a request made by Indian authorities to let the airplane of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind fly over Pakistani airspace for a visit to Iceland. Pakistan rejected the request based on the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Prime Minister Imran Khan had approved of the decision...

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India loses contact with moon lander in huge setback for space program

BANGALORE: India´s space program suffered a huge setback Saturday after it lost contact with an unmanned spacecraft moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing on the Moon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to comfort glum scientists and a stunned nation from the lunar program´s command centre in Banglalore, saying India was "proud" and clasping the visibly...

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Abdul Qadir, former Test cricketer and spin legend, passes away at 63

LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricketer and spin legend Abdul Qadir Khan passed away in Lahore on Friday, cricketer Kamran Akmal confirmed. Akmal, whose brother is married to Qadir's daughter, said the legendary cricketer passed away due to cardiac arrest. The 63-year-old was born in Lahore in 1955. He was regarded as one of the best leg-spinners of his time, taking 236...

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