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Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals

Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals

Neymar flaunted his flair and his theatrics with a goal and an assist on Monday at the World Cup. The world’s most expensive player led Brazil over Mexico 2-0 and into the quarterfinals of the tournament for the seventh straight time. Neymar broke through Mexico’s stern resistance by setting up the opener when his back-heel […]

UN rights chief calls for major probe into occupied Kashmir abuses

UN rights chief calls for major probe into occupied Kashmir abuses

GENEVA;The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in occupied Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on alleged violations in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council, which opens a new session next week, “to consider establishing a Commission […]

Defence ministry ordered DHA, CBC not to release raw sewage into sea, commission told

Defence ministry ordered DHA, CBC not to release raw sewage into sea, commission told

KARACHI: The ministry of defence informed the Supreme Court-mandated commission on water and sanitation on Monday that the Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) and Defence Housing Authority (DHA) had been instructed not to dispose of untreated sewage into the sea and a proposed sewage treatment plant would be installed by Aug 2019. The head of the […]

New Saudi TV station feeds into modernisation drive

New Saudi TV station feeds into modernisation drive

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious reform drive takes another step forwards this week, with the launch of a new public TV channel that seeks to lure young viewers and project a modern image beyond the kingdom’s borders. Branded “SBC”, the channel will broadcast exclusive content including films, talk shows and cooking programmes. The move follows the launch […]

Do not drag us into your electoral debate, Pakistan tells India

Do not drag us into your electoral debate, Pakistan tells India

Islamabad, on Monday, rejected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s accusation that Pakistan was trying to influence the assembly elections in Gujarat, describing it as “utterly baseless and irresponsible”. In a tweet, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate. He added that electoral victories should be won […]

NA rejects PPP’s bill for inquiry into names of every Pakistani named in Panama Papers

NA rejects PPP’s bill for inquiry into names of every Pakistani named in Panama Papers

A vast majority in the National Assembly on Tuesday rejected a PPP bill demanding an inquiry into every Pakistani named in the Panama Papers. Minister for Law Zahid Hamid strongly opposed the bill, tabled by Naveed Qamar, saying there is no need for such proceedings as the matter had already been taken care of in […]

Ransomware attack again thrusts US spy agency into unwanted spotlight

Ransomware attack again thrusts US spy agency into unwanted spotlight

WASHINGTON:  An unprecedented global cyber attack that infected computers in at least 150 countries beginning on Friday has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the US National Security Agency. The attack was made possible by a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows software that the NSA used to build a hacking tool for its own use […]

‘Silence’ deals a blow to probe into porn scandal

‘Silence’ deals a blow to probe into porn scandal

Web Desk LAHORE: The Sargodha child pornography case, unprecedented in the country, suffered a blow when none of the children allegedly exploited or their parents approached by the Federal Investigation Agency were willing to record statement against the prime suspect. “I did work with Manto uncle (suspect Saadat Amin’s nickname) but it is not me […]

Sindh IGP A.D. Khawaja orders enquiry into Karachi heritage building demolition

Sindh IGP A.D. Khawaja orders enquiry into Karachi heritage building demolition

Our Correspondent Sindh Inspector General Police A.D. Khawaja on Monday launched an enquiry into the demolition of a 100-year-old building inside Jufelhurst School in Karachi’s Soldier Bazaar as citizens and activists are up in arms against the move. The IGP has ordered that a discreet enquiry into the suspected involvement of police officials in 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. […]

Man breaks into US mosque, tears apart copies of Holy Quran

Man breaks into US mosque, tears apart copies of Holy Quran

Man breaks into US mosque, tears apart copies of Holy Quran By News Desk The Islamic Center of Tucson deplored the incident in a Facebook post and said it seemed that the unidentified man wanted to damage the centre’s property. PHOTO: FACEBOOK An unidentified man broke into an Arizona mosque early Monday morning and ripped […]