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Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) being celebrated today with religious zeal

KARACHI: Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) is being celebrated today (Wednesday) with religious zeal and fervour in Pakistan and across the world. The day will dawn with 31-gun salute in Islamabad and 21-gun salutes in all the provincial capitals to pay homage to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The federal government had announced public holiday in all educational institutes...

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Possessing Weapon with expired license: Actor Asad Malik released on bail after arrest

LAHORE:  On Tuesday, Actor Asad Malik who was taken into custody over the possession of an automatic weapon with an expired license last night was granted bail against a surety bond of Rs50,000. The actor was arrested on Monday night from the Allama Iqbal International Airport over the possession of an automatic weapon with an expired license. According to the Airport Security...

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Fish oil cuts heart attack threat, vitamin D lowers chances of cancer death

A large US study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. Neither vitamin D nor fish oil lowered the odds of stroke or of getting...

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Qatar mulls over offering to host World Cup teams abroad: organizer

PARIS: Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organising committee told AFP on Monday. Iran has recently offered to host teams who will play in tiny Qatar in the World Cup which starts in just over four years time. When asked...

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Food Poisoning Killing of minors: Samples of 30+ items taken from home of Karachi minors

KARACHI: According to investigation sources, a statement from the mother of the two minor boys, who passed away allegedly after consuming substandard food at a local eatery, was recorded Monday night, According to the sources, samples of more than 30 items from the residence of the bereaved family were taken and are scheduled to be sent to a laboratory for...

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Accountability court decides to seek another extension in deadline over Sharifs graft cases

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, an accountability court hearing the remaining two corruption references against the Sharif family decided to write a letter to the Supreme Court to seek another extension in the deadline to conclude the cases. Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik heard the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references today. Former premier Nawaz Sharif appeared before the court for the hearing....

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IMF team expresses dissatisfaction over tax collection in Pakistan: Sources

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed its dissatisfaction at the current state of Pakistan's tax collection, a team representing the body that arrived here in the city to discuss the country's ongoing financial crisis said late Monday. Earlier in the day, the delegation, which has already concluded the technical discussions with the Pakistani representatives, commenced its policy-level talks...

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Illegal Land Allotment Case: Former Cm Sindh seeks pre-arrest bail from SHC

KARACHI: On Tuesday, former Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah filed a request for a pre-arrest bail in the Sindh High Court in a case pertaining to illegal allotment of land. The former chief minister in his request stated, “I have no issue with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) conducting an investigation but reqested that I not be arrested.” The...

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After conquering the world, smartphones facing uncertain future

WASHINGTON: What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade? Even as top makers like Apple and Samsung unveil new handsets with new features and improved performance, smartphone sales have flattened with most major markets largely saturated. The next catalyst for smartphones could be the possibilities offered by...

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Taliban peace deal ‘when, not if’: Ashraf Ghani

WASHINGTON: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced confidence Monday on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency — but warned Pakistan's alleged meddling risked sparking long-term hostility. "I feel that it is now not a question of if, but when," Ghani said of a peace agreement in a wide-ranging appearance by video at Johns Hopkins University, where he was...

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Stan Lee, father of superheroes, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES: Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world´s movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old. Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in Los Angeles after suffering a number of illnesses in recent...

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Current government has no capabilities: CJP

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar slammed the federal government for having no capabilities, while hearing a suo motu case pertaining to illegal constructions in Bani Gala. CJP Nisar, while heading a bench resumed hearing the suo motu case against illegal constructions in the Bani Gala suburbs of the federal capital. As the hearing went...

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Money Laundering Case: Interim bail extended for Zardari, Talpur

KARACHI: On Tuesday, a banking court extended the interim bail till December 10th, for former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, in a money laundering case. The Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman and his sister appeared before a baking court in Karachi today in connection to a case pertaining to money laundering of billions through fictitious bank accounts....

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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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Junoon to resume journey next month with live concert in Karachi

Web Desk: After a long wait, the ever-popular sufi rock band “Junoon” is back with a bang after fourteen years as the first ever Junoon concert to take place in Karachi on December, 25. The Junoon guitarist, Salman Ahmed, has confirmed the news, that indeed the first Junoon concert, after a full decade and three years, is all set to...

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Suicide bomber kills six near police checkpoint in Afghan capital

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people near a police checkpoint, including policemen, officials said, but no militant group has yet claimed responsibility. Six people were killed in the explosion, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry. Ten policemen and civilians, including women, were injured...

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Chairman NAB bars officials from giving interviews to media

ISLAMABAD: NAB Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal on Monday has imposed a complete ban on media interviews by the NAB officials. "Only NAB spokesperson is authorized to issue official stance of the institution," said chairman in a statement. The chairman said the matter of DG NAB Lahore's interview to media will be taken up as per rules. Saleem Shahzad’s recent...

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