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LGBT Indians gear up for possible U-turn on anti-gay laws

LGBT Indians gear up for possible U-turn on anti-gay laws

New Delhi (CNN)India’s Supreme Court has reignited the debate over one of the country’s most controversial laws — the criminalization of homosexual acts. In a surprising change of events, the top court announced in 2016 that it would hear a clutch of petitions asking for the law to be struck down. This comes after a […]

21st Century Fox raises Sky bid in battle with Comcast

21st Century Fox raises Sky bid in battle with Comcast

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox on Wednesday revealed it had increased a takeover offer for pan-European TV group Sky, valuing the group at £24.5 billion and trumping Comcast’s rival offer. 21st Century Fox’s improved bid is for the 61 per cent of Sky it does not own. New York-listed 21CF raised its offer to 14 […]

At least 10 killed in attack on Afghan govt office: official

At least 10 killed in attack on Afghan govt office: official

Gunmen stormed an education department compound in Afghanistan’s restive east on Wednesday in an attack that left at least ten people dead, officials said. Ten others have been wounded in the second attack in Jalalabad city in as many days, Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. The sound of gunfire followed by a “big […]

Croatian experience up against English youth for place in final

Croatian experience up against English youth for place in final

ST PETERSBURG: It’s taken them both a long time to get back here. 28 years for England, 20 for Croatia. It’s something that will make them both want to make most of the opportunity they have. It’s a grand one, reaching the World Cup final has eluded some of their best players in recent history, […]

PTI manifesto

PTI manifesto

The PTI manifesto for election 2018, much like the rallying refrain of the party leader these days, is loudly calling for drastic change. The main slogans of ‘the road to a new Pakistan’ are justice and humanity, building on the 2013 document whose salient points stressed education and health, as forms of social justice. The new manifesto […]

It’s Lovren against Kane, once again

It’s Lovren against Kane, once again

ST PETERSBURG: Last October, Dejan Lovren was tormented so badly by Harry Kane that he could’ve been forgiven for feeling at that stage that his Liverpool days were numbered. Taken off just past the half-hour mark in Liverpool’s 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, the Croatian defender’s performance came under intense scrutiny. Former […]

Dubious poll role for security forces

Dubious poll role for security forces

EMPOWERED by parliament and constitutionally autonomous, the Election Commission of Pakistan is responsible for organising and conducting the general election. In the discharge of its duties, the ECP is also empowered to request the assistance of the executive and state institutions where it deems assistance necessary. It had been hoped that the first general election to […]

NICVD records country’s first LVAD implant surgery on a female patient

NICVD records country’s first LVAD implant surgery on a female patient

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) on Monday announced that a team of its surgeons had successfully implanted the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), commonly known as a ‘mechanical pump’, in the chest of an elderly woman patient whose heart desperately needed mechanical support to properly pump blood into her body. NICVD executive […]

Between a wall and a narrow path

Between a wall and a narrow path

It is 10.30pm and Ahsan Iqbal is winding up his election campaign for the day in a rural neighbourhood of this border district. Towards the end of his speech he talks about accusations that his party and leaders have gone soft on the issue of Namoos-i-Risalat, a refrain his main rival, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Abrarul Haq, is […]

Coke Studio Explorer’s fourth video brings Punjab’s rich culture to life

Coke Studio Explorer’s fourth video brings Punjab’s rich culture to life

After making stops around Pakistan, the duo behind Coke Studio Explorer set out to discover music in the city of Lahore. In Lahore, they discovered Mishal Khuwaja whose vocals in ‘Tere Bin Soona’ are complemented by Ali Hamza’s acoustic guitar tunes in the song. The song has a very modern feel and is very different […]