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Pakistan claims 5 medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games

Pakistan claims 5 medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games

Pakistan bagged five medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games being held at Ramsau in Austria, Sabahat Tariq claimed the gold medal in the women’s 100 metre sprint, while Huzaifa Qazi and Pervaiz Ahmad took home silver in the men’s 100-metre sprint. Read more: Pakistan’s young special Olympians want to bring home gold Fatima […]

Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

Afghanistan wants the United States to send more forces to help meet shortfalls in the battle against the Taliban and the militant Islamic State (IS) group, the country’s top diplomat said Tuesday. Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani welcomed a recent call by US Gen John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan, for a few […]

India’s SC favours out-of-court settlement for Ayodhya dispute NEW DELHI: The new Hindu hardline chief minister of Uttar Pradesh promised on Tuesday to work impartially for all communities and the Supreme Court, in an apparently unrelated move, offered him a chance to show his constitutional credentials, suggesting that the Ayodhya dispute be settled amicably between […]

UK police returning seized money to Muttahida

UK police returning seized money to Muttahida

UK police returning seized money to Muttahida LONDON: The UK police are in the process of transferring nearly half a million pounds to Altaf Hussain, the Muttahida Qaumi Move­ment and Karachi businessman Sarfraz Merchant. The money was originally seized in the course of a money laundering investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s National Terrorist Financial Investigation […]

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of seeking to strip a convicted militant of his US citizenship as he serves the last several years of a 20-year prison sentence for plotting to destroy New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. Some national security experts suggested Tuesday the move might signal a new, tougher line under […]

Bills proposing amendments to Army Act, Constitution passed in Senate

Bills proposing amendments to Army Act, Constitution passed in Senate

Bills proposing amendments to Army Act, Constitution passed in Senate The bills proposing amendments to the Army Act 1952 and the Constitution were presented in the Senate by Law Minister Zahid Khan, and were later approved following a debate. The bill, which seeks to “enable trial under the Pakistan Army Act, 1952 for expeditious disposal […]

Afghanistan housing project underlines China’s growing role

Afghanistan housing project underlines China’s growing role

Afghanistan housing project underlines China’s growing role Afghan authorities expect work on the first phase of a multi-million dollar housing project financed by China to begin within months, as Beijing continues to raise its development profile in the region. The project, originally announced in 2015 during a visit to Kabul by Chinese Vice President Li […]

KE says new Nepra tariff discourages investment

KE says new Nepra tariff discourages investment

KARACHI: The new multi-year tariff determined by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) discouraged investment and was ultimately not in the long-term interest of the citizens of Karachi, K-Electric said on Tuesday. Moreover, contrary to certain reports, the determination had no impact on consumers’ end tariff, the power utility said in a statement. “The […]

Salman and Katrina are ‘back together’ in Tiger Zinda Hai

Salman and Katrina are ‘back together’ in Tiger Zinda Hai

The duo are reuniting on screen after a five-year hiatus and Salman is most excited Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are reuniting on screen after five years in Tiger Zinda Hai. The sequel to Ek Tha Tiger (2012), which saw the duo perform together, will feature the two stars in lead roles; Tiger and Zoya. […]

‘High-value’ TTP militant killed during Orakzai operation

‘High-value’ TTP militant killed during Orakzai operation

Five suspected militants, including a ‘high-value’ target of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) identified as ‘Duran’, were killed in an intelligence-based operation carried out by security forces in the Kalaya area of Orakzai Agency early Wednesday, an Inter-Services Public Relations press release said.Two FC personnel also laid down their lives in the exchange of fire that […]

This season’s must-have accessories, according to lawn ads

This season’s must-have accessories, according to lawn ads

Love it or hate it, you can’t escape lawn fever. Yep, it’s that time of the year, when we lose all rational thinking and stampede through stores, shoving whoever gets in our way to get our hands on the latest lawn designs. A quick glance at the lawn catalogues littering our office revealed some fascinating […]

At least 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the militant Islamic State (IS) group in the northern […]