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PM Nawaz addresses media as he leaves judicial academy

PM Nawaz addresses media as he leaves judicial academy

News Desk ISLAMABAD:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday made his maiden appearance before a joint investigation team (JIT) probing Sharif family’s offshore properties in line with the apex court’s verdict in Panamagate case. The premier who arrived amid tight security was accompanied by his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and one of his sons. Television […]

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as acting CJP

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as acting CJP

By Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD:  Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who wrote a 192-page dissenting note in the Supreme Court’s historic April 20 verdict in Panamagate case, has taken oath as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP). The oath was administered on Monday by top court judge Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan in a simple ceremony in the […]

Good-looking scientists perceived as ‘less able’: study

Good-looking scientists perceived as ‘less able’: study

By AFP MIAMI:  People are more interested in learning about the work of attractive scientists, but they see these good-looking researchers as less able than their average-appearing counterparts, a study suggested on Monday. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS] highlights the biases that come with judging people on looks, […]

Five killed in Chakwal as truck collides with passenger van

Five killed in Chakwal as truck collides with passenger van

By News Desk Five members of a family were killed in a collision between a truck and a passenger van at Pindi Road in Chakwal on Tuesday. Six others were also injured all of whom were children. Rescue teams reached the scene of the accident and shifted the bodies of the victims and the injured […]

Devotees throng Qalandar’s shrine as 765th Urs begins

Devotees throng Qalandar’s shrine as 765th Urs begins

SEHWAN: While the 765th Urs of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar got under way peacefully amid extraordinary security arrangements in the wake of a suicide bombing at the shrine some three months ago, nearly half a dozen people died in Sehwan on Monday when mercury soared to 47 degrees centigrade. Traditionally, the chief minister inaugurates the […]

Macron takes office as French president, inaugurated at Elysee Palace

Macron takes office as French president, inaugurated at Elysee Palace

Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest ever president on Sunday, taking over from Socialist Francois Hollande in a solemn ceremony. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Elysee Palace in central Paris in a motorcade and walked down the red carpet under light rain to be greeted by Hollande for his inauguration. The new president’s wife […]

Emmanuel Macron to be sworn in as French president

Emmanuel Macron to be sworn in as French president

Tight security is in place across Paris for the inauguration of Emmanuel Macron as France’s president. Mr Macron, an independent, won a resounding victory in last weekend’s second round of voting against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. The former investment banker had never contested an election before and only formed his centrist political movement […]

US inmate eats possible last meal as courts consider his fate

US inmate eats possible last meal as courts consider his fate

AFP WASHINGTON:  A death row inmate in the US state of Arkansas ate what could be his last meal on Monday amid legal wrangling over his fate. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday stayed two executions slated for that evening, but the state’s Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed an application with the US Supreme Court […]

Erdogan faces referendum test as Turkey votes on sweeping reforms bill

Erdogan faces referendum test as Turkey votes on sweeping reforms bill

Monitoring Desk Ankara, Turkey (CNN)Millions of Turks will vote Sunday on a controversial new draft constitution that would give sweeping new powers to the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Voters are being asked to endorse an 18-article reform package put forward by the ruling Justice and Development Party that would effectively replace the system of […]

Karachi braves another hot day as mercury shoots to 42°C

Karachi braves another hot day as mercury shoots to 42°C

KARACHI: As Karachi continued to sizzle at 42 degrees centigrade, hot and dry weather gripped entire Sindh on Tuesday with Dadu and Nawabshah becoming the hottest places in the country where the mercury rose to 46 degrees Celsius. While no heatstroke case was reported in Karachi, some 22 people fell unconscious in various areas of […]

ASIAN STOCKS STRUGGLE, DOLLAR SHINES AS GEOPOLITICAL RISKS GROW

ASIAN STOCKS STRUGGLE, DOLLAR SHINES AS GEOPOLITICAL RISKS GROW

HONG KONG – Asian stocks slipped on Monday as increased geopolitical risks prompted investors to favour safe-haven bets such as government debt while the greenback was supported by Federal Reserve policy tightening expectations. The rise in risks of a conflict contrasts with market watchers’ outlook for the global economy, which is perhaps the most optimistic […]

Drug-resistant TB on rise as most patients stop treatment

Drug-resistant TB on rise as most patients stop treatment

THE NEWSPAPER’S STAFF REPORTER LAHORE: Medicines-resistant cases of tuberculosis are on the rise primarily because most patients stop treatment half-way when they have side effects including vomiting, rashes, jaundice and serious nerve damage. In order to check the spread of drug-resistant TB, the fully automated Gene-Xpert machine will be provided at all the district headquarters […]

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