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SCBA files petition against extension of military courts

SCBA files petition against extension of military courts

Our Desk ISLAMABAD:  The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), on Friday, challenged provisions of the 23rd Constitutional Amendment that gave an extension to military courts. The body said that over the past two years, military courts have failed in combating terrorism in Pakistan and that there is no justification in repeating or extending such an […]

Mars spacecraft’s first missions face delays: NASA

Mars spacecraft’s first missions face delays: NASA

By AFP WASHINGTON DC:  NASA will probably delay the first two missions of its Orion deep-space capsule, being developed to send astronauts beyond earth’s orbit and eventually to Mars, the US space agency said on Thursday. A report by NASA’s Office of Inspector General cited technical as well as budget challenges. The first launch of […]

Assad comments on chemical attack ‘100 per cent lies’: French FM

Assad comments on chemical attack ‘100 per cent lies’: French FM

By AFP BEIJING:  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s comments that last week’s chemical weapons attack was a fabrication to justify a US military strike are “100 per cent lies”, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Friday. “It’s 100 per cent lies and propaganda,” Ayrault said during a visit to Beijing, responding to an exclusive AFP interview […]

International Afghanistan Peace Conference starts in Moscow

International Afghanistan Peace Conference starts in Moscow

By News Desk MOSCOW:  A new round of international talks, during the International Afghanistan Peace Conference being hosted in Russia, is set to start on Friday featuring a broader scope of regional players than before. The countries including Pakistan, China, India, Iran and the Central Asian States have been invited to be a part of the conference. Additional […]

Imran Khan condemns lynching of Mardan student: ‘law of the jungle cannot prevail’

Imran Khan condemns lynching of Mardan student: ‘law of the jungle cannot prevail’

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Friday condemned the lynching of a 23-year-old student of Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan over alleged blasphemy. Khan, in a tweet said: “I am in touch with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General since last night on condemnable lynching of student in Mardan.” The PTI chief noted, “Law of […]

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ to hit Da’ish hideouts in Afghanistan

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ to hit Da’ish hideouts in Afghanistan

Agencies WASINGTON:  The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs”, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State (IS) militants, the military said. It was the first time this type of bomb had been used in combat and was dropped from […]

Gambhir wants 100 separatists killed for every slap on Indian soldier’s face

Gambhir wants 100 separatists killed for every slap on Indian soldier’s face

By News Desk NEW DELHI:  In a clear reference to a video clip of Indian security personnel being roughed up by a mob, allegedly in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir suggested on Thursday that for every slap on an Indian soldier face, at least 100 separatist’s lives must be taken, The Times of India (TOI) […]

Trump says ‘things will work out fine’ with Russia

Trump says ‘things will work out fine’ with Russia

By AFP WASHINGTON:  US President Donald Trump expressed confidence Thursday that US-Russian relations will “work out fine” after icy bilateral talks in Moscow, as he looked to China to “deal properly” with North Korea. Trump faces crucial tests in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula, with tensions building on both fronts over a suspected […]

You can’t judge someone’s capabilities based on the language they know, shares Saba Qamar

You can’t judge someone’s capabilities based on the language they know, shares Saba Qamar

DESK REPORT At first, all we knew about Saba Qamar’s Bollywood debut film, Hindi Medium was that “it was a little like Piku”. Now that the trailer is out, we know it tackles issues of elitism in schools. In an interview with Dawn News, the actress shed some more light on her upcoming film and […]

Smuggling ring helped Pakistanis, Afghans illegally enter US

Smuggling ring helped Pakistanis, Afghans illegally enter US

Web Desk A human smuggling ring that helped people from Pakistan and Afghanistan illegally enter the US was publicly revealed after the ring’s Brazil contact pleaded guilty in court, reported The Washington Post. Sharafat Ali Khan, a Pakistani national and a permanent resident of Brazil, pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington. The ring helped […]

India says will ‘explore all options’ to bring spy Kulbhushan Jhadav back

India says will ‘explore all options’ to bring spy Kulbhushan Jhadav back

By: Web Desk NEW DELHI: Spokesperson India’s Ministry for External Affairs Gopal Baglay resents that Government of Pakistan has denied over a dozen requests sent by the India seeking consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav – spy who was awarded death sentence in Pakistan a year after arrest over espionage and facilitating terrorism. Addressing a presser on […]

Pemra fines private channels for ‘baseless news against Sindh IG’

Pemra fines private channels for ‘baseless news against Sindh IG’

By News Desk Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) fined on Thursday two private news channels for “airing baseless news” against the Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh Allah Dino Khawaja. “In a complaint filed by IGP Sindh AD Khawaja, Pemra Council of Complaints meeting recommended to impose a fine of Rs 200,000 and Rs 300,000 […]

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