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China recovers $1.25bn from 2,566 fugitives

China recovers $1.25bn from 2,566 fugitives

REUTERS BEIJING: China has captured 2,566 fugitives who had fled to more than 90 countries and regions and recovered 8.6 billion yuan ($1.25 billion) of illicit funds from 2014 to 2016, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Among them, 1,283 turned themselves in or were persuaded to return to China, Xinhua reported, citing […]

US military investigating alleged civilian casualties in Mosul strike

US military investigating alleged civilian casualties in Mosul strike

AFP BAGHDAD: The US-led coalition against the militant Islamic State group said on Saturday that it struck a location in west Mosul where civilians were reportedly killed by aerial bombing. “An initial review of strike data… indicates that, at the request of the Iraqi security forces, the coalition struck (IS) fighters and equipment, March 17, […]

Thousands march in London against looming Brexit

Thousands march in London against looming Brexit

AFP LONDON: Tens of thousands of pro-EU protesters took to London’s streets on Saturday, in defiance of the terror threat, to mark the bloc’s 60th anniversary just days before Brexit begins. Organisers said around 80,000 people had joined the march calling for Britain to stay in the European Union, even as Prime Minister Theresa May […]

For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

Web Desk WASHINGTON: In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal. For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the US House of Representatives that […]

A dangerous crossroads

A dangerous crossroads

THE soldier was grinning, his wounds bandaged but blood still on his hands. He had the weary, cynical, joyful eyes of a man who had survived. Gunfire cracked around the little concrete hut in which he talked, outgoing mortars and a tank that blazed away into Jobar every few minutes from an outcrop of the […]

Civil society wants judicial probe into KE ‘overbilling’

Civil society wants judicial probe into KE ‘overbilling’

THE NEWSPAPER’S STAFF REPORTER KARACHI: As street protests broke out against excessive billing by K-Electric (KE) in different parts of the city, civil society organisations, labour and human rights activists on Saturday asked the Sindh High Court to appoint an independent judicial commission to investigate ‘overbilling’ and other issues related to the private power utility. […]

Mela Chiraghan begins Traditional activities set devotees afire

Mela Chiraghan begins Traditional activities set devotees afire

Web Desk A malang (mendicant) blows a customised wind instrument, announcing the start of dhamal (devotional dance) on the first day of the urs of rebel Punjabi Sufi poet Madhu Laal Hussain. The event is popularly known as Mela Chiraghan (festival of lights). — White Star / Murtaza Ali LAHORE: The three-day Mela Chiraghan (festival […]

Enumerator speaks: people are rude sleepy busy welcoming

Enumerator speaks: people are rude sleepy busy welcoming

LAHORE: Census enumerators have occasionally been facing rude citizens, who instead of providing them information, ask weird questions or refuse to share data. Bushra Bibi, who is a lady health worker, has been facing such people since the inception of census on March 15. Just on Friday, a man refused to provide her information and […]

Smokers’ corner: The Invisible Scholar

Smokers’ corner: The Invisible Scholar

On March 17, the Express Tribune reported that books authored by Islamic scholar, Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, were barred from being displayed at a book fair held at the Peshawar University. Initial reports suggested that this had been done at the behest of the Islami Jamiat Taleba (IJT), the student-wing of the politico-religious party, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI). […]

PSX stages recovery amid lack of triggers

PSX stages recovery amid lack of triggers

OUR EQUITIES CORRESPONDENT KARACHI: The five-day trading week was cut short by a holiday on Thursday. Despite sharp drop in international oil prices, the KSE-100 index managed to break its two-week losing streak and recover 562 points (1.2 per cent) to settle at 48,971 points on Friday. In the absence of triggers and no noticeable […]

Sonam Kapoor is auctioning vintage dresses and designer bags for charity

Sonam Kapoor is auctioning vintage dresses and designer bags for charity

DESK REPORT Would you buy a couture gown from Sonam’s collection? Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor is known for her (mostly) impeccably fashion sense. And she’s about to give away some of the coveted pieces from her wardrobe. The Khoobsurat star is putting on auction a dozen pieces from her wardrobe for a cause close to […]

Newborn kidnapping case: court remands 11 suspects to police custody

Newborn kidnapping case: court remands 11 suspects to police custody

Eleven suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a newborn child in Karachi were presented in court on Saturday. According to police, the main suspect, a woman named Musarat Anwar Khan, had admitted to the crime and a First Investigation Report against her and all her accomplices has been registered at the Orangi Town […]

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