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Punjab to administer polio vaccine and drops to children up to 10 years

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Sunday announced that children till the age of 10 years will be administrated polio drops after two new cases of polio surfaced in Lahore after two years. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was briefed about the new cases of polio in the province and told the children were administered polio drops under the polio campaign, however,...

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Supreme Court upholds death penalty for mentally-ill man

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday dismissed an appeal brought by lawyers for a mentally ill prisoner facing execution, and a rights group said he could now be hanged next week. Imdad Ali, who is aged around 50, was sentenced to death for the murder of a religious cleric in 2002. He had been scheduled to hang on September...

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Thirteen Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

KABUL: An Afghan official says that at least 13 Afghan army soldiers were killed when a group of Taliban militants attacked their checkpoint in northern Kunduz province. Mahmod Danish, spokesman for the provincial governor in Kunduz, said Tuesday that 15 soldiers were at the checkpoint, two of whom had links to the insurgents and facilitated the attack. He says the...

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Pakistan Kabaddi team defeats India, wins Asian Beach Championship title

VIETNAM: Pakistan Kabaddi team on Tuesday has snatched the title of Asian Beach Champions after defeating arch-rival India in final. The green shirts routed India by 30-28 points and won gold medal. Earlier, Pakistan won semi-final of Asian Beach Championship by beating South Korea in nail-biting match.

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Pakistan will take legal action if India violates Indus Water Treaty

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday briefed the National Assembly over the Indus Water Treaty. “The international law states that India cannot unilaterally separate itself from the treaty,” he said, adding that the treaty was not suspended even during the Kargil and the Siachen wars. He said that if India violates the treaty...

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Fawad Khan leaves India amid threats from extremist group

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan returned home from India on Tuesday in the wake of protests by an extremist group in Mumbai, Indian media reported. Fawad Khan was in India to promote his upcoming film ‘Ae Dil He Mushkil’. An Indian newspaper quoting a source in Karan Johar's production house said that Fawad left India as his wife is about to...

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Pakistan Army has never blamed anyone without concrete evidence: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The head of the military’s media wing on Tuesday said Pakistan Army has never raised fingers at anyone without concrete evidence, adding that major operations under Zarb-e-Azb have been completed. Militant camps and hideouts from Pak-Afghan border region in the Rajgal area have been cleared. 14 militant attacks have been averted by Pakistani forces in last few months. Commenting...

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Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: US Officials

WASHINGTON: The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday. Still, the U.S. administration continues to maintain that negotiations are the only way to end the carnage after Russian-backed Syrian forces intensified their bombing of...

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Clinton, Trump clash over race, experience in first presidential debate

NEW YORK: Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday during a heated presidential debate that could reshape the 2016 campaign for the White House. Trump, a real estate tycoon making his first run for public office, said Clinton's long years of service represented "bad experience" with few results and suggested her disavowal...

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Disney considering bid for Twitter: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: The Walt Disney Company is evaluating a potential bid for Twitter, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Unconfirmed reports that Twitter is interested in selling itself buoyed the San Francisco-based company’s shares at the end of last week, and the stock price rose around a percentage point on Monday as talk of Disney’s interest...

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Pakistan should abandon ‘Kashmir Dream’: Sushma Swaraj

UNITED NATIONS: India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has urged Pakistan to abandon its “Kashmir dream”, claiming the disputed territory was an integral part of her country. “My firm advice to Pakistan is: abandon this dream. Let me state unequivocally that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so,” Sushma said while addressing the...

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Army chief says India unwilling to address historical disputes like Kashmir

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif arrived in Germany on a one day official visit to participate in a conference of Chiefs of Staffs of the Armed Forces being held under auspices of US CENTCOM. Beside the host General Joseph Votel, Commander US CENTCOM, Chiefs of Armies of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz republic, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, are participating...

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Pervaiz Rasheed vows justice to woman disheartened by ‘corrupt’ KP govt

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Pervaiz Rasheed has assured justice on Monday to woman who was apparently abandoned by PTI after she gatecrashed Imran Khan’s media address last month crying for help. While addressing the media today in the federal capital, the woman stood next to the federal minister who informed the journalists that her issue would...

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MQM central executive committee member resigns

KARACHI: A member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Central Executive Committee Amjadullah Khan has resigned. Amjadullah Khan said he had resigned because of his loyalty to MQM and the party’s founder. He had joined the MQM one day before the NA-245 by-election and was a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf prior to this.

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PAF UAV crashes near Mianwali

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Monday reported that an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) while on a routine training mission crashed near Mianwali. No loss of civilian life and property has been reported on the ground, said a PAF press release. A board of inquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident.

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Blast kills three soldiers in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast

ISTANBUL: An explosion ripped through a bus carrying military personnel in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast on Monday, killing three soldiers and wounding eight, hospital and security sources said. Suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants detonated an explosive device that had been planted in the road, security sources said. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack on a...

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Komal Rizvi set to make Hollywood debut

KARACHI: Singer and actress Komal Rizvi is going to make her Hollywood debut from film ‘Afreen’. She will be the first Pakistani actress to star in a Hollywood movie. The shooting of the movie will be initiated from next month in Ontario province of Canada under the direction of Aashish Chanana. It is an action-suspense story that emanates in the...

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