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PM Imran, president, political leaders attend walima reception of army chief’s son

RAWALPINDI: Politicians, military officials and business tycoons on Monday night attended the walima reception of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa's son, held at the Army House in Rawalpindi. President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Syed Khursheed...

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Haier Pakistan to sponsor National hockey team till 2020

Haier Pakistan has become the title sponsor for Pakistan Hockey Team & Pakistan Hockey Federation till 2020. The MoU was signed by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) officials and Javed Afridi, CEO Haier and chairman Peshawar Zalmi, at a ceremony in Lahore. On this occasion that Javed Afridi said "Hockey is our national sport and we are recognized throughout the...

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Alibaba Singles’ Day smashes $25 billion sales record

SHANGHAI: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd smashed the 2017 record for its Singles’ Day sales event on Sunday, surpassing 168 billion yuan ($24.15 billion) sales in under sixteen hours. Singles’ Day, also called “Double 11” is the world’s biggest online sales event, outstripping US shopping holiday Black Friday. The Chinese event was originally a novelty student holiday to...

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Twitter cuts suspect users from follower counts again, blames bug

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter made another attempt to make users’ tallies of followers more accurate, subtracting millions of suspicious followers which had reappeared on the social media service since a major purge in July. Twitter is under pressure to tackle its problem of fake users, which are a turn-off for investors and advertisers and have led to scrutiny from US Congress....

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61 killed in clashes in Yemen’s Hodeida

At least 61 combatants have been killed in clashes in Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida, medics and a military source said Sunday, and dozens of wounded taken to hospitals outside the city. Medics in the Red Sea city reported 43 Houthi rebels and nine loyalists killed in clashes over the past 24 hours. Another nine loyalist fighters were reported killed by medics...

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Saad Rafique sends reservation over DG NAB Lahore in a letter to chairman of anti graft body

LAHORE: On Sunday, Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) aide and ex-Railway minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, in a letter written to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said the bureau’s Lahore director general,Shahzad Saleem had become a party against him. Conveying his reservations, the former railways minister suggested that his cases, currently being investigated under Shahzad, should be probed by...

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Death toll rises to 23 in California wildfire after 14 bodies found

PARADISE: The death toll from the most destructive fire to hit California rose to 23 on Saturday as rescue workers recovered more bodies of people killed by the devastating blaze. Firefighters are battling raging fires at both ends of the state, but there is little hope of containing the flames anytime soon. "Today, 14 additional bodies were located, which brings...

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PM address to nation on drive against corruption postponed

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan's expected address to the nation was postponed, as informed by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. The prime minister was expected to address the nation tonight regarding important steps taken by the government. Chaudhry confirmed PM Imran was to speak on the drive against corruption in the country. Addressing a ceremony in Lahore yesterday, PM...

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Corey Anderson joins Pakistan Super League for fourth edition

Web Desk: New Zealand All-rounder Corey Anderson has signed up for Pakistan Super League Fourth edition in the Platinum category. Anderson, 27, has been inducted in the platinum category of the PSL draft, which is scheduled to take place on November 20th. Hello hello! We have some more Platinum roster news for you. New Zealand all rounder @coreyanderson78 joins our...

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Two children die after consuming unhygienic food at Karachi’s Defence restaurant

KARACHI: On Sunday, two children lost their lives afternoon after consuming substandard food at a restaurant in the city's Zamzama area. According to SSP South Peer Muhammad Shah, a woman and her two children had consumed unhygienic food from the restaurant last night and the latter also purchased candies from a stall at a children's playland in Defence Phase 4....

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Leaders around the world mark 100 years since WWI Armistice in Paris

World leaders gathered under driving rain in Paris on Sunday to lead global commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War I, at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions. Around 70 leaders including United States (US) and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin marked the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital at...

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Arvind Kejriwal under fire as Delhi smog hits ‘severe’ level

NEW DELHI: As pollution in Indias capital hit severe on the air quality scale on Saturday, the New Delhi chief minister came under fire following reports he had left the city for an overseas family trip. For a second year the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has likened Delhi to a gas chamber because of the pollution. Seasonal burning of crop...

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Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens after president sacks parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s largest party announced Saturday a legal challenge to President Maithripala Sirisena´s sacking of parliament, a move that has plunged the Indian Ocean island nation into fresh turmoil and alarmed the international community. Sirisena announced on Friday night that he was dissolving parliament and called fresh elections on January 5, two weeks after sacking prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...

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Religious leaders should play role to avert ideological wars: Information Minister

LAHORE: On Sunday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry called on the country's religious leadership to play its role to prevent the war between ideologies from falling into the hands of those who are doing no service to our religion. Chaudhry said the protests that erupted countrywide following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi a Christian woman who had been on death...

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UNHCR to halt repatriation of Afghan refugees for three months owing to cold weather

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Sunday that they will be suspending the repatriation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan for the next three months due to the cold weather. According to a spokesperson of the UNHCR, “The repatriation process will be halted from December 1st, 2018 till February 28th, 2019 due to the drop in temperature and...

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Interference in Punjab Government: Punjab Governor brushes off PML-Q leader’s remarks

FAISALABAD: On Sunday, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar brushed off remarks by a Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leader, caught on tape during a meeting between the party and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), a day earlier. Speaking to media on Sunday, Sarwar said PML-Q was an ally and “such talks happened even in families.” "The only power centre in Punjab...

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Pakistan makes enhanced contribution to Palestinian cause: Maleeha Lodhi

NEW YORK: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi on Sunday said Pakistan has made an enhanced contribution to the cash-strapped United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). UNRAW is entrusted to assist more than five million registered Palestinian refugees in the war-ravaged state. “The people of Pakistan have...

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