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India´s marathon vote ends, Modi on tenterhooks over second term

KOLKATA: Voting ended Sunday in India´s most acrimonious election in decades that will decide whether Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term in power. As the final polling booths closed, a huge security cordon was thrown around the voting machines and boxes of paper ballots used for the world´s biggest election before the official count starts on...

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Japanese citizen commits suicide in Multan: police

MULTAN: A Japanese citizen committed suicide by jumping off the roof of a private hotel situated at Tariq Road in the early hours of Thursday, police said. According to CPO, a CCTV video showed the man walking up to the roof of the hotel at 3 AM. A letter was later found in his room in which the deceased had...

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Six dead, 26 injured after bus falls into ditch in Azad Kashmir

POONCH: At least six people were killed and 26 injured when a bus fell into a ditch in Kashmir's Poonch town in the early hours of Thursday. According to details provided by the area police, the Forward Kahuta-bound bus from Rawalpindi skidded on an icy surface. Police have not yet given details of the deceased and injured to the press....

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Confirmed! Salman, Shah Rukh to come together for a movie again

MUMBAI: Yes, it seems that the wait is finally over as media reports stated that Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan will be seen together in a single movie after 10 years. According to a leading Indian website Bollywoodlife.com, the Raees actor and Sultan superstar will share the frame when the former makes an appearance in the latter's...

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Trump rejects dossier allegations about ties with Russia

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday flatly denied “phoney” explosive allegations about ties with Russia and lurid behaviour on a trip to Moscow that have tainted his election victory and threatened to engulf his presidency. Just over a week before Trump takes office, the United States has been rocked by unsubstantiated claims that his aides colluded with the Kremlin to win...

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Governor Sindh Justice (R) Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui passes away

KARACHI: Governor of Sindh Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui passed away at the age of 79, governor house spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. The retired justice was sworn in as the 31st Governor of Sindh in November 2016, just days after the federal government decided to end the 14-year tenure of former Sindh governor Ishratul Ibad. Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani will serve...

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Pakistan in danger of not directly qualifying for World Cup 2019

Pakistan is in serious danger of failing to qualify directly for the International Cricket Council's (ICC) World Cup 2019 in the United Kingdom as it currently sits at eighth position in the One Day International Team Rankings. Pakistan is at eighth position with 89 points, two behind Bangladesh and two ahead of the West Indies, said an ICC press release....

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Top Iraqi commander: Mosul could be liberated in 3 months

IRBIL, Iraq: A top Iraqi commander told The Associated Press that the operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group could be complete in three months or less. "It's possible" that Mosul will be liberated in in that time frame, Lt. Gen. Talib Shaghati said in an interview with the AP on Tuesday evening. However, he...

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Six of a family gunned down in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: At least six people were killed in Rawalpindi apparently in family feud. According to our correspondent, the incident occurred in Losar Sharfoo area of Rawalpindi’s Wah Cantt where a man along with his cronies shot dead six members of a family. Police said Hamza, the key suspect of shooting, barged into a house and opened fire, killing two men,...

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SC orders to send ‘tortured’ child maid to Sweet Homes

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has ordered to send ten-year-old maid Tayyaba to Sweet Homes until the confirmation of real parents. Torture on minor maid has spotlighted rampant child labour in the country. After social media images allegedly showing injuries to the girl’s face and hands went viral, the top court intervened and ordered a full investigation. During the...

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CM activates provincial administration to pave way for KCR

KARACHI: Neglected for decades, it seems the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project may see the light of day after being included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The chief minister Sindh approved Rs 45 million rupees for the feasibility and has sought a report from Commissioner Karachi on encroachments along the KCR path with instructions that an operation to remove...

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Afghan bomb killed five Emirates humanitarian workers – UAE

DUBAI: Five Emirati humanitarian workers were killed in a bomb attack in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) official news agency reported on Wednesday. The five were killed on Tuesday while engaged in humanitarian, educational and development work, state news agency WAM reported, adding President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan had ordered flags flown at...

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China’s aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait: defence ministry

Taipei: China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait, the island's defence ministry said Wednesday, seen as a show of strength by Beijing as tensions rise between the two sides. The Liaoning has not entered Taiwanese waters but has gone into an area covered by its air defence zone, according to the ministry. Taiwanese media said the island's military...

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Bombs near government offices in Afghan capital kill 38

KABUL, Afghanistan: Two large bombs — one triggered by a suicide attacker — exploded near government offices Tuesday, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens of others in the deadliest Taliban violence in Kabul in months. In southern Afghanistan, another attack at a guesthouse belonging to the governor of Kandahar province killed five people and wounded 12. An ambassador...

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Efforts underway to recover Salman Haider, other activists

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday informed the Senate that the government was making concerted efforts to recover the missing human rights activists. “We are moving in a right direction and will recover the four missing activists in the light of progress made in investigations,” he said in a statement in the House. The minister said...

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Court issues arrest warrant for legendary pacer Wasim Akram

Court issues arrest warrant for legendary pacer Wasim AkraA local court in Karachi issued a bailable arrest warrant for cricket legend Wasim Akmran in connection with an armed attack on his car back in 2015. The gun assault took place in August 2015 when Wasim Akram was heading to National Cricket Stadium to conduct a training session. A man rammed...

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Karachi gears up for coldest night in history

Now the winters have finally hit Karachi, According to weather reports the residents of metropolitan will face coldest night in history tonight. Weather forecast reveals that minimum temperature is most likely to remain between 12 to 7 degrees celsius. 50 to 59% humidity is expected. “Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Islamabad, upper Punjab...

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