PM Abbasi rejects US accusations of safe havens in Pakistan

PM Abbasi rejects US accusations of safe havens in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has rejected US accusations of Pakistan providing sanctuary to militant groups, stressing that attacks in the region were originating from Afghanistan. In an interview with Bloomberg, the prime minister said Pakistan would act against terrorists including the Haqqani network within its borders. “We have asked...

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Teenager goes too far in her obsession to look like Angelina Jolie

Teenager goes too far in her obsession to look like Angelina Jolie

It’s no secret that Angelina Jolie has a massive fan following – some of which, are true diehard fans. However, one fan in particular seems to have taken her love for Jolie way too far. PHOTO: WEBSTA In a bid to look just like her ‘idol’, an Iranian girl underwent at least...

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‘Who provided teargas shells, sticks to protesters?’ SC asks govt

‘Who provided teargas shells, sticks to protesters?’ SC asks govt

A two-member Supreme Court bench grilled government officials on Thursday over the sit-in at Faizabad that brought the twin cities to a virtual halt for 20 days. “How did the protesters get teargas shells and sticks,” Justice Mushir Alam asked the Islamabad advocate general. “If you cannot secure the federal...

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Supreme Court vows to ensure protection of minorities’ rights

Supreme Court vows to ensure protection of minorities’ rights

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked on Thursday that the Supreme Court will ensure that the rights of minorities are protected according to the Constitution. The remarks were made during the hearing of the Katas Rat Temple case. On November 2, the chief justice took a...

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Bail cancellation case: IHC summons Capt (retd) Safdar on Dec 14

Bail cancellation case: IHC summons Capt (retd) Safdar on Dec 14

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law, Capt (retd) Safdar, has been summoned by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on December 14. A two-member IHC bench is hearing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s plea seeking the dismissal of bail granted to Safdar, a member of the National Assembly, by the...

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Nelson Mandela’s grandson arrives in Lahore

Nelson Mandela’s grandson arrives in Lahore

LAHORE: Mandla Mandela, the grandson of the late anti-apartheid hero, former South African president Nelson Mandela, arrived in Lahore on Thursday. Mandla, who is a member parliament of South Africa, is on the visit to Pakistan on invitation of Dr Tahirul Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek. According to the PAT representatives,...

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Pakistan’s indirect role in North Korea’s nuclear program

Pakistan’s indirect role in North Korea’s nuclear program

Pakistani nuclear physicist, Pervez Hoodbhoy, talks about Pakistan’s nuclear assistance” to Pyongyang, the relevance of the non-proliferation treaty and why the North should be accepted as a nuclear state. Q: To what extent North Korea owes its nuclear technology to Pakistan? Pervez Hoodbhoy: Pakistan did transfer centrifuge technology to North...

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PM Abbasi to attend SCO heads of government meeting in Russia

PM Abbasi to attend SCO heads of government meeting in Russia

SOCHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will participate in the 16th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) here at Sochi from November 30-December 1 on the invitation of Prime Minister of Russian Federation D.A. Medvedev. It is the first SCO...

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Four killed,10 injured in clash between groups in Khairpur

Four killed,10 injured in clash between groups in Khairpur

At least four people were killed and 10 injured when two groups clashed groups during an Eid Miladun Nabi procession in Khairpur on Thursday. Three people were said to be critically injured in the firing incident. Police and Rangers reached the incident site. The birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is...

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Dementia cure? MARRIAGE could lower the risk of signs and symptoms developing

Dementia cure? MARRIAGE could lower the risk of signs and symptoms developing

DEMENTIA – which includes Alzheimer’s disease – still has no known cure, but new research has revealed marriage could help stave off signs and symptoms. The study published today in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry suggests tying the knot can lower the risk of developing dementia. Combining the results...

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NASA Plans New Rover for Mars 2020 Mission

NASA Plans New Rover for Mars 2020 Mission

NASA’s next mission to Mars in 2020 will feature a souped-up unmanned rover vehicle to search for signs of ancient microbial life in areas of the uninhabitable red planet. The successor to the 2012 Curiosity rover, which could launch in July or August 2020, will be equipped with seven new...

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Drone strike kills two suspected militants along Pak-Afghan border

Drone strike kills two suspected militants along Pak-Afghan border

PESHAWAR: A drone struck on the Pak-Afghan border killing two suspected militants, local and intelligence officials said. The strike took place pre-dawn on the Kurram Agency border with Afghanistan. However, Pakistani officials said that it was unclear whether the drone had struck in Pakistani territory. Local sources said there were reports...

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NAB chief returns money to 175 people affected by fake housing schemes

NAB chief returns money to 175 people affected by fake housing schemes

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal reiterated on Wednesday the bureau’s commitment to catch influential and powerful people belonging to private housing societies involved in corruption. “NAB will now focus its attention on these people,” the NAB chairman said at a ceremony held at the bureau’s...

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‘World economy growing faster than in years, but not for long’

‘World economy growing faster than in years, but not for long’

PARIS: The world economy is growing faster than it has in seven years and an ever increasing number of individuals are working yet the high development isn’t relied upon to keep going long, and wages remain unyieldingly stale. That is as indicated by estimates on Tuesday from the Organization for...

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PTI workers wanted to join the Faizabad sit-in, says Imran Khan

PTI workers wanted to join the Faizabad sit-in, says Imran Khan

PTI chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said his party workers were willing to join the Faizabad sit-in as “the matter had left the realm of politics”. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Khan said, “The government should know that whenever a question is raised on the finality of prophethood, there’s always a reaction...

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Pakistan is now energy surplus, says PM Abbasi

Pakistan is now energy surplus, says PM Abbasi

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Wednesday that the country had become surplus in energy in a short period of four years starting from 2013 when the nation used to face up to 16 hours of loadshedding a day. Speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony...

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The inspiring story of Isaiah Acosta, the child who was born with the organs inverted and without jaw

The inspiring story of Isaiah Acosta, the child who was born with the organs inverted and without jaw

Isaiah has never been able to pronounce a word or taste a mouthful. He was born without a jaw and with some of the organs on the opposite side from other people, but that has not prevented him from reaching his dreams. This young Hispanic descendant suffers from a congenital condition...

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Trump: May must focus on “Islamic terrorism” in her country

Trump: May must focus on “Islamic terrorism” in her country

The president was strongly criticized by the government of the United Kingdom, following controversial right-wing videos that he retuided. The US president, Donald Trump, responded on Tuesday (29.11.2017) to the criticism he received from the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, following tweets from a far-right British policy that the American...

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Trump’s Muslim beating video turns out to be white Dutchman

Trump’s Muslim beating video turns out to be white Dutchman

According to Daily Mail, President Trump retweeted three videos that showed a bad image of Muslims, which were initially posted by far-right Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen. A video that surfaced on the internet showed a Muslim migrant attacking a boy—which was also recently retweeted by US President Donald...

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Two killed, three injured in firing at Islamabad Imambargah

Two killed, three injured in firing at Islamabad Imambargah

Two people were killed and three others were injured when unidentified men opened fire in front of Babul Ilm Imambargah in Islamabad’s I-8  Markaz on Wednesday. Initial reports suggest that the deceased, identified as Syed Hubdar Hussain Shah, 52, was a constable of the Intelligence Bureau. Police said two assailants riding...

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Ahsan Iqbal seeks to justify govt’s ‘Faizabad surrender’

Ahsan Iqbal seeks to justify govt’s ‘Faizabad surrender’

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to vindicate the government’s move to strike a deal with the protesters of a religious group to bring an end to their nearly three-week-old sit-in on the outskirts of the capital, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said had it not been for the agreement, riots would have erupted...

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COAS visits Pak-Afghan border near Bajaur Agency

COAS visits Pak-Afghan border near Bajaur Agency

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited the Pak-Afghan border near Bajaur Agency, the Inter-Services Public Relations Department (ISPR) said. The army chief was briefed on the security measures, including the construction of new posts and border-fencing, on the Pak-Afghan border and measures...

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70 Years of Nightmare: Observing International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Rava Special Report)

70 Years of Nightmare: Observing International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Rava Special Report)

Palestine is the name (first referred to by the Ancient Greeks) of an area in the Middle East situated between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Palestine was absorbed into the Ottoman Empire in 1517 and remained under the rule of the Turks until World War One. Towards the...

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Grammys Nominations: Ed Sheeran overlooked while Jay Z tops nominations

Grammys Nominations: Ed Sheeran overlooked while Jay Z tops nominations

Ed Sheeran’s multi-million selling album has been excluded from the main categories at the 2018 Grammy Awards, surprising many industry observers. The star was edged out of contention by Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar, who each received multiple nominations. Jay Z leads with eight nominations, including his first ever appearance...

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Pakistan seeks larger representation at SABF

Pakistan seeks larger representation at SABF

KARACHI: Pakistan will request a bigger portrayal in the following South Asia Business Discussion (SABF) gathering, which is composed by the China Committee for Advancement of Global Exchange each year in Kunming. Organization of Pakistan Assemblies of Business and Industry (FPCCI) Bad habit Presi­dent Saqib Fayyaz Magoon is relied upon...

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Pakistan Army was behind the resignation of Zahid Hamid: Tehreek-e-Labbaik leader Khadim Rizvi

Pakistan Army was behind the resignation of Zahid Hamid: Tehreek-e-Labbaik leader Khadim Rizvi

Days after the twin cities returned to normalcy as religious organisation, Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TYL), called off their weeks-long sit-in protest, chief cleric of TYL Khadim Hussain Rizvi said Pakistan Army made Zahid Hamid resign from his post of law minister. “Our party held negotiations with officials of Pakistan Army and Inter-Services Intelligence...

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What is happening in Libya and Why it is not Alright

What is happening in Libya and Why it is not Alright

Warning: This post contains graphic content. Migrants and refugees being sold into slavery in Libya is not really new information. In April 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that along the North African migrant routes its staff discovered “slave markets” where hundreds of African young men are being tormented.   But following...

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Two soldiers martyred in Sibi IED blast

Two soldiers martyred in Sibi IED blast

QUETTA: Two soldiers embraced martyrdom after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Sibi, Balochistan on Wednesday. The martyred soldiers were identified as Sepoy Maqsood and Aqib. Three other soldiers were injured and were evacuated and shifted to a nearby hospital. According to details, the blast occurred during road clearance work carried...

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VIDEO: Quaid-e-Azam’s statue unveiled at London museum

VIDEO: Quaid-e-Azam’s statue unveiled at London museum

LONDON: Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, unveiled a bust of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the historic British Museum on Tuesday. The Jinnah’s bust was unveiled at a ceremony held at the museum. In a message on his Twitter account, Sadiq Khan said that he was proud to unveil...

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Melania Trump Decorated the White House for Christmas 2017 and Twitter Reacted

Melania Trump Decorated the White House for Christmas 2017 and Twitter Reacted

Decorating the White House for Christmas every year has been an important event for years. Every year, the First Lady a.k.a FLOTUS sits down with best designers and planners from all across the world to decorate the White House for Christmas and this year was no different. The wife of...

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Why do we get fat when we get older (and it’s not just our metabolism’s fault)?

Why do we get fat when we get older (and it’s not just our metabolism’s fault)?

The battle against the scale is something that torments many past a certain age … and certain kilos. The body of the 20 years that you believed would accompany you forever begins to change and the pants that favored you so much do not go over your knees. The curve...

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The huge amount of bacteria that common flies carry (and how they can spread diseases)

The huge amount of bacteria that common flies carry (and how they can spread diseases)

It is known that flies carry germs that they collect and spread throughout the places where they travel. This is not a surprise considering that to reproduce they usually place their eggs in places like garbage, excrement or dead animals. That is why we are horrified when one of these...

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“The stars lined up when I met Meghan”: the first interview of Prince Harry and his girlfriend after announcing their engagement

“The stars lined up when I met Meghan”: the first interview of Prince Harry and his girlfriend after announcing their engagement

If Prince Harry of England had proposed marriage to the American actress and divorced Meghan Markle 80 years ago, he would very likely have had to renounce his real rights. That was exactly what King Edward VIII of England had to do in 1936, when he abdicated the throne by...

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Protest on Dec 9 against ‘plan’ to grant citizenship to ‘aliens’

Protest on Dec 9 against ‘plan’ to grant citizenship to ‘aliens’

KARACHI: Leading sub-nationalist groups of Sindh on Tuesday announced that they would jointly observe a day of protest on Dec 9 against the government’s “conspiracy to grant citizenship to foreigners”, hold demonstrations, take out rallies and sit in token hunger strikes across the province. The announcement was made by the...

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Nawaz Sharif ‘unhappy’ with handling of Faizabad sit-in

Nawaz Sharif ‘unhappy’ with handling of Faizabad sit-in

ISLAMABAD: Upset by the mishandling of the Faizabad sit-in and the total surrender of his party’s government to the protesters, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that recent events had damaged the country’s repute at the international level. Party sources told Dawn that in an “informal meeting” with the senior...

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SHC orders retrial in Shahzeb Khan murder case, strikes down death sentence

SHC orders retrial in Shahzeb Khan murder case, strikes down death sentence

KARACHI: The 2012 murder case of Shahzeb Khan took a new turn on Tuesday when the Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered a retrial, striking down the death penalty awarded to the convicts by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC). Shahzeb Khan was gunned down by the son of an influential feudal in...

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North Korea launches its “most powerful” intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States

North Korea launches its “most powerful” intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States

North Korea said on Wednesday that it tested in the early hours of the morning a new intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM), the Hawsong-15, “capable of reaching United States territory.” According to the Pentagon, which has not confirmed that it is a new missile, the launch was detected at 03:17 local...

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Myanmar: The Pope asked to respect ethnic groups before Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar: The Pope asked to respect ethnic groups before Aung San Suu Kyi

The pope followed the advice not to refer directly to the Rohingya minority, but under the eyes of the State Councilor, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked for the respect of each ethnic group that “feels like a home the country.” On the second day of his trip to Burma (Myanmar),...

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Ending sit-in: LHC judge applauds army for saving country

Ending sit-in: LHC judge applauds army for saving country

LAHORE: Just a day after an Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge came down hard on the army’s mediation to defuse the three-week-long-sit-in on the Faizabad intersection in the federal capital, his counterpart in Lahore believed otherwise. Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed of the Lahore High Court (LHC) was all praise for...

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Deal with Tehreek-e-Labbaik ‘not desirable’, but struck out of necessity: Ahsan Iqbal

Deal with Tehreek-e-Labbaik ‘not desirable’, but struck out of necessity: Ahsan Iqbal

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that though the deal signed by the government with the Tehreek-e-Labbaik protesters to make them end their protest was “not desirable”, it had become necessary to prevent riots. He tweeted that the civil and military leadership had worked together to save the country...

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Centre’s solo flight blamed for sit-in debacle

Centre’s solo flight blamed for sit-in debacle

ISLAMABAD: The question as to why did the centre not seek Punjab’s help to deal with the Faizabad sit-in and ended up in a botched operation has much to do with the serious divide in the ruling camp’s central and provincial leaderships, The Express Tribune has learnt. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz...

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Donkeys Jailed For 4 Days In India For Eating Expensive Plants

Donkeys Jailed For 4 Days In India For Eating Expensive Plants

In Uttar Pradesh’s Jalaun district, India convicts of a different kind walked out from the Urai jail on Monday. A herd of eight donkeys. According to NDTV, Their crime was a costly one for they destroyed expensive plants outside the jail compound. The four-legged criminals had to spend four days...

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TLY’s Additional Demands That Government Has Accepted

TLY’s Additional Demands That Government Has Accepted

The government on Monday gave in to the demands of Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) in order to end the Faizabad sit-in. The agreement document — bearing signatures of Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, TLY chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi, and Maj Gen Faiz Hameed, among others — lists the following demands...

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Social media goes crazy over Bobby Deol’s transformation for ‘Race 3’

Social media goes crazy over Bobby Deol’s transformation for ‘Race 3’

Bollywood actor Bobby Deol has set the social media buzzing with his new toned look for the highly anticipated film ‘Race 3’. Bobby, on Monday, shared the picture on Twitter where he can be seen flaunting his chiseled body. The ‘Soldier’ actor even thanked co-star Salman Khan for his motivation....

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First photos of newly engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

First photos of newly engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Newly engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Monday lifted the secrecy that had shrouded their 18-month romance, revealing they met on a blind date, bonded during a camping trip under the stars in Botswana and that Harry proposed over a roast chicken dinner at their London home, getting down...

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Kohli Equals Brian Lara’s Double Century Record In Nagpur Victory

Kohli Equals Brian Lara’s Double Century Record In Nagpur Victory

New Delhi: Skipper Virat Kohli put on a man of the match performance in the second Sri Lanka Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, as his double ton on the third day of the match guided the hosts to a mammoth win, on Monday. Kohli struck a...

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A Complete Timeline of Faizabad Dharna (Rava Special Report)

A Complete Timeline of Faizabad Dharna (Rava Special Report)

Supporters of the recently propelled religious political party Tehreek-e-Labbaik-Ya-Rasulallah (TLYR), outfitted with sticks and iron bars, obstructed the fundamental access to Islamabad since a week ago demanding the resignation of the country’s law minister and a strict adherence to blasphemy laws.  Driven by Khadim Hussain Rizvi of, no less than...

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Funniest Tweets on Faizabad Dharna

Funniest Tweets on Faizabad Dharna

Pakistani nation is emotional, energetic, lively and above all humorous. We as a nation have faced extreme dilemmas and set backs but one thing that has kept us going is our will to find hope and positivity in every situation. By now, almost every child and adult in Pakistan is...

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Faizabad Dharna in Pictures

Faizabad Dharna in Pictures

At least 139 people were injured on Saturday as clashes erupted between security agencies and religious groups who have held an 18-day-long sit-in at Islamabad’s Faizabad Interchange despite repeated requests by the government to clear the area. The crackdown ordered by the Islamabad High Court was launched after the last...

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All-female police motorbike squad to fight gender crimes in Delhi

All-female police motorbike squad to fight gender crimes in Delhi

NEW DELHI: An all-female police motorbike squad is set to take to Delhi’s streets next month, a senior police official said, as reports of violence against women rise in the Indian capital. The ‘Raftaar’ or ‘Speed’ squad of 600 policewomen will ride in pairs through the streets on state-of-art motorbikes,...

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