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Quaidabad Blast: Two martyred, 5 critically injured

KARACHI: On Friday night, at least two persons were martyred and 10 injured Friday as a powerful explosion hit the Quaidabad area of Karachi, police authorities said. The police further disclosed the identity of one of the deceased as Pappu son of Mushtaq; while the injured include Rasheed Rafique,Mushtaq Bilal, Haq Nawaz, Siddiq Dawood, Arsalan Tariq, Allah Ditta, Qamar Abbas,...

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Pakistan protests over Afghan delay in handing over martyred SP’s body

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said Pakistan has lodged a protest with Afghanistan over the delay in handing over the body of Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar, who went missing from Islamabad last month and was found dead in Nangarhar two days ago. “We summoned the Afghan diplomat to the Foreign Office twice,” Dr Faisal...

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SP Dawar Martyrdom: Elements trying to destabilize Pakistan, exploiting issues

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shahryar Khan Afridi on Thursday spoke about Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar’s martyrdom and said “some elements are trying to destabilise Pakistan”. Addressing the Senate, the minister of state for interior narrated the events from the time SP Dawar went missing from Islamabad on October 27 to when the Afghan government confirmed his...

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AJK prime minister slams Shahid Afridi over controversial remarks on Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider on Thursday slammed former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi for his recent controversial remarks on Kashmir. “Kashmir is a matter of life and death for us,” the AJK premier asserted. "Afridi should not play with the emotions of Kashmiris like this and there will be no compromise on Kashmir's independence," he...

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Fire Storm: Death toll rises as 130 still missing in California

PARADISE: The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 on Wednesday as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. Most of those unaccounted for are from the Butte County town of Paradise, in northern California, which was virtually erased from the map by the so-called "Camp Fire" blaze that erupted last week. Butte...

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Beaconhouse, City School’s registration cancelled by Sindh govt

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday suspended the registration of The City School and Beaconhouse over failure to comply with court orders over the fee hike. In October, the Sindh High Court barred private schools from hiking fees by more than 5 per cent and ordered them to accept dues as per the old fee structure. The registration of 56...

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UK’s May defends Brexit deal before critical allies and cabinet

British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. On one of the biggest days of her political career and with the fate of her government at stake, a determined May told parliament she had secured the best deal possible...

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PSL 4: Swing King Wasim Akram joins Karachi Kings as president

KARACHI: Former Skipper of Pakistan cricket team and King of swing Wasim Akram on Wednesday joined Karachi Kings as president of the team for the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Wasim Akram was a mentor and coach of Islamabad United in the first two editions. The legendary cricketer had also served Multan Sultans. "I am proud to announce...

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Rizwan Senior named captain as Pakistan announced squad for Hockey World Cup

Web Desk: Pakistan Hockey Federation on Wednesday has announced the squad for forthcoming Hockey World Cup, scheduled in India at the end of this month. According to the Chief Selector, Islahuddin Siddiqui, Rizwan Senior will lead the team while Immad Butt will be the Vice Captain. Other squad members include; Irfan Senior, Irfan Junior, Ejaz Ahmad, Abu Bakar, Mubashar Ali,...

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Oil rises as OPEC, partners discuss supply cut

LONDON: Oil rose on Wednesday, recouping some of the previous session’s slide, on the growing prospect of OPEC and allied producers cutting output at a meeting next month to prop up the market. Prices rallied towards $67 after Reuters reported OPEC and its partners are discussing a proposal to cut output by up to 1.4 million barrels per day (bpd),...

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‘My comments over Kashmir issue misinterpreted by Indian media,’ clarifies Shahid Afridi

Web Desk: Veteran cricketer Shahid Afridi on Wednesday has rejected the Indian media reports regarding his statement on Kashmir issue. "My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights", he tweeted. My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm...

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Afghanistan to hand over SP Tahir Dawar’s body on Thursday, informs KP info minister

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Afghan government has confirmed the discovery of a body along with the service card of Pakistani police superintendent Tahir Khan Dawar, who went missing from Islamabad last month. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) information minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said that Body of Tahir Dawar is expected to be handed over to Pakistan authorities tomorrow. "KP Police delegation had...

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‘Incomparable’ $50 mn pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie's said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Oppenheimer family who for decades ran the De Beers diamond-mining company, was snapped up by...

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FB shuts more accounts designed for political meddling

Facebook on Tuesday said it shut down more accounts aimed at influencing the US midterm election and that it is exploring a possible link to Russia. "As we've continued to investigate, we detected and removed some additional Facebook and Instagram accounts," head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in an update posted at the social network. While stressing the challenge...

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Minor school student of Karachi dies in mysterious circumstances

KARACHI: On Wednesday, a student of grade three died at his school in Shah Faisal area of the city under mysterious circumstances. According to the administration, M. Zunain, a student of grade three at a private school, fell to the ground while standing in queue at the school canteen. He was rushed to a hospital, where he could not be...

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Deepika-Ranveer tied knot at wedding ceremony held in Italy: Indian Media

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have tied the knot in a traditional Konkani ceremony at Italy’s Lake Como, Indian media reported on Wednesday. There is a strictly no photos policy in place for guests at the venue as the couple has gone to great lengths to keep their special day private. Last night, the first event of the...

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Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California as 50 dead

CALIFORNIA: Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of houses and charred cars for victims of the deadliest wildfire in the history of the US state. At least 50 deaths have been reported statewide so far from the late-season wildfires, and with hundreds of people unaccounted for, the...

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