Two killed, one injured in firing outside Lahore Sessions Court

Two killed, one injured in firing outside Lahore Sessions Court

LAHORE: At least two persons, a police officer and an accused, have died while another police officer has been injured in a firing incident outside the Lahore Sessions Court on Wednesday. According to initial details and police, the incident occurred when they tried to capture fleeing accused persons from the near...

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Sooraj Pancholi charged with abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide

Sooraj Pancholi charged with abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide

Four and a half years after Jiah Khan’s suicide, her former boyfriend, Sooraj Pancholi has been charged with abetment to suicide. According to Hindustan Times, Pancholi has pleaded not guilty in court and the trial will begin on February 17. Khan committed suicide in 2013 by hanging herself; she left a...

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Sindh government not supporting Rao Anwar, says Nasir Shah

Sindh government not supporting Rao Anwar, says Nasir Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah has denied allegations that the provincial government is protecting suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar. “The Sindh government is not supporting Rao Anwar. No one is above the law,” the minister said on Wednesday, a day after the three-day deadline by the Supreme Court...

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Preventive measures against earthquakes: How to act before, during and after an earthquake

Preventive measures against earthquakes: How to act before, during and after an earthquake

An earthquake is the sudden movement of the Earth caused by the release of accumulated energy for a long time. Usually these movements are slow and imperceptible, but in some the displacement releases a great amount of energy, when one of the plates moves abruptly against the other, breaking it and...

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SC gives verdict on 100-year-old property dispute case

SC gives verdict on 100-year-old property dispute case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan announced verdict in a 100-year-old property inheritance case that started in the court of Rajasthan, India in 1918. The case revolves around a dispute over the inheritance of 5,600 kanals of land in Khairpur Tamiwali tehsil in Bahawalpur district that was transferred to the...

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Earthquake tremors felt in several cities of Pakistan, region

Earthquake tremors felt in several cities of Pakistan, region

Intense earthquake tremors were felt in across Pakistan and the region on Wednesday. The earthquake, said to be 6.1 on the Richter scale, struck at a depth of 178km in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan, in Badakhshan province, according to the US Geological Survey. In Bela town of Lasbela, a minor girl...

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Months back, Kasur suspect also booked for abduction

Months back, Kasur suspect also booked for abduction

ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi’s regional police officer (RPO) has sought the criminal record of Imran Ali – the suspected murderer of Kasur’s seven-year-old Zainab – from a police station where a criminal case was registered against him some months back for abducting a married woman. “Two days ago the RPO office sought all...

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Kohat killing: SC to hear Asma murder suo motu case today

Kohat killing: SC to hear Asma murder suo motu case today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will hear the suo motu case of Asma Rani murder case today (Wednesday). Asma Rani, a third-year medical student was killed in her hometown of Kohat after she refused a marriage proposal. The victim’s family claims she was shot dead by the prime suspect Mujahid Afridi...

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Nawaz’s counsel asks for time as SC begins Article 62 case hearing

Nawaz’s counsel asks for time as SC begins Article 62 case hearing

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Azam Tarar appeared today in the Supreme Court as it began proceedings of the case pertaining to the disqualification time period of lawmakers. A five-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, is hearing the case to determine the duration of disqualification...

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Pakistan revives hope of recovering $800 million from Etisalat

Pakistan revives hope of recovering $800 million from Etisalat

ISLAMABAD: After putting recovery of $800 million from Etisalat on the backburner eight months ago by terming it a “sensitive matter”, the PML-N government has again expressed hope of getting outstanding amount from the Dubai-based firm. A delegation of Etisalat – a telecom giant of the United Arab Emirates – is...

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Outrage after 8-month-old raped by 28-year-old man in India

Outrage after 8-month-old raped by 28-year-old man in India

NEW DELHI: A horrific rape case has reported from India when it transpired that a eight-month-old baby has allegedly been assaulted a 28-year-old man, who is said to be cousin of the victim. The crime was reported when the child’s parents were at work. The baby was found in a...

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Mike Pompeo: the CIA sees China and Russia as the “great threats” to the United States

Mike Pompeo: the CIA sees China and Russia as the “great threats” to the United States

China’s attempts to “covertly” influence the West cause the same concern as the “subversion” of Russia, said Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States (CIA, for its acronym in English). Pompeo told the BBC that the Chinese leave ” a much larger footprint” on this than the Russians....

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How to work all night and survive the next day

How to work all night and survive the next day

When Kevin Morgan stays up late, he uses a tried and tested strategy to survive. His work area is well lit, he often eats a sandwich in the middle of the night and takes a 90-minute nap before going to work. It also ensures that there is enough ground coffee available....

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Are night shifts slowly killing me?

Are night shifts slowly killing me?

It’s been years since I got up in the middle of the night to go to work. It’s the price I have to pay, albeit with pleasure, for presenting Today, a prestigious news program on BBC Radio 4. But I’ve always wondered if there will be a long-term cost. Could it be...

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The negative effects caused by working at night in the human body

The negative effects caused by working at night in the human body

It’s been 16 hours since Tracey Loscar, a paramedic from Alaksa, is working. Your shift lasts 24 hours. He makes four of these shifts a week and has been working at night for 17 years. “We joke by saying that the first day you arrive ready to eat the world, and when...

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“It is irresponsible to encourage children to use Facebook”: the hard letter from 97 pediatricians and educators to Mark Zuckerberg to eliminate Messenger Kids

“It is irresponsible to encourage children to use Facebook”: the hard letter from 97 pediatricians and educators to Mark Zuckerberg to eliminate Messenger Kids

Messenger Kids barely has a month to live, but dozens of pediatricians and educators hope it does not last much longer. The application is designed for children between 6 and 13 years to communicate through the mobile phone and was launched by Facebook in early December. “We believe that it is possible...

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Naqeeb, Shahzaib, Intezar, Zainab, Asma… The Punishment of Murder in Islam (Rava Special Report)

Naqeeb, Shahzaib, Intezar, Zainab, Asma… The Punishment of Murder in Islam (Rava Special Report)

The fifth Greater Sin is the murder of that person whose execution has not been ordered by Allah (S.w.T.) and the Holy Prophet (S). Traditions which confirm that murder is a Greater Sin have already been mentioned. Moreover the verses of the Holy Qur’an mention clearly the Divine punishment for...

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Death at age 35 Mark Salling, actor of the series “Glee” who was awaiting sentencing for possession of child pornography

Death at age 35 Mark Salling, actor of the series “Glee” who was awaiting sentencing for possession of child pornography

The American actor Mark Salling, known for his participation in the series “Glee”, was found dead on Tuesday in the vicinity of his home in Los Angeles, California. Salling’s attorney, Michael J. Proctor, issued this statement: “I can confirm that Mark Salling died early this morning.” Mark was a kind...

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4 consequences of the US surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer

4 consequences of the US surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer

The United States is close to becoming the world’s largest oil producer, a position traditionally held by Saudi Arabia in dispute with Russia. According to the latest forecasts of the International Energy Agency, the US production will reach this year the record figure of 10 million barrels of crude oil per...

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Donald Trump proclaims “a new American moment” with his old rhetoric in his first speech of the State of the Union

Donald Trump proclaims “a new American moment” with his old rhetoric in his first speech of the State of the Union

“This is our new American moment, there was never a better time to start living the American dream.” These are some of the slogans that Donald Trump pronounced on Tuesday night in his first State of the Union speech, which he used mainly to highlight his economic achievements at the...

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SC imposes fine on Punjab govt for failing to submit report in Katas Raj case

SC imposes fine on Punjab govt for failing to submit report in Katas Raj case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a fine on the Punjab Government for failing to submit its report in the Katas Raj suo motu case. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, imposed the Rs100,000 fine on the provincial government for failing to file...

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Defamation suit against Muniba Mazari dismissed

Defamation suit against Muniba Mazari dismissed

ISLAMABAD: A district court dismissed on Monday a defamation suit against Muniba Mazari, United Nations’ goodwill ambassador, filed by her former husband accusing her of distorting facts of their relationship and injuring his repute. Khurram Shahzad had sought Rs10 million in damages in the suit filed in December of last year. He had claimed...

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The man who died in a hospital after being absorbed by MRI machine

The man who died in a hospital after being absorbed by MRI machine

A 32-year-old man died in a hospital in the Indian city of Bombay after being absorbed by an MRI machine. Rajesh Maru had visited the health center on Saturday to visit the mother of his brother-in-law who was recovering from the flu. The man entered the room where the resonator was carrying...

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This will be the spectacular eclipse of the blue blood supermoon of January 31

This will be the spectacular eclipse of the blue blood supermoon of January 31

No one who is alive today will have ever seen anything similar. And is that the last time this extraordinary phenomenon took place was in 1866. On January 31 there will be a rare coincidence of astronomical phenomena: a lunar eclipse, a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon. The...

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Accountability court reserves verdict in Avenfield reference against Sharifs

Accountability court reserves verdict in Avenfield reference against Sharifs

An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday reserved its verdict in the Avenfield flats reference ─ one of the three that had been filed against members of the Sharif family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Panama Papers order. Accountability court judge Mohammad...

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U19 World Cup: India won by 203 runs, beating Pakistan to book spot in finals

U19 World Cup: India won by 203 runs, beating Pakistan to book spot in finals

India produced an outstanding all-round performance to book their place in the final of the International Cricket Council (ICC) U19 World Cup final by beating arch-rivals Pakistan by 203 runs in Christchurch on Tuesday. On a day where nothing went right for the Boys in Green, it was India’s captain...

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IED blast kills six near Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency

IED blast kills six near Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency

KURRAM AGENCY: Six people, including three women, lost their lives when a roadside bomb blew off near their car in the Maqbal area of Kurram Agency, political administration said. Another person was injured in the explosion near the Pak-Afghan border, the political administration said. A number of soldiers and civilians...

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EU sets positions to advance “Brexit” negotiations

EU sets positions to advance “Brexit” negotiations

In just half an hour the delegates of the 27 countries of the Union approved the agreement. London said the proposal is “aligned” with its plans.   The General Affairs Council of the European Union approved on Monday (29.01.2018) the guidelines that will govern its position on the steps to be...

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The great hypocrisy of the German automotive industry

The great hypocrisy of the German automotive industry

Dieselelgate, the alleged formation of an illegal cartel and, now, toxic gas testing with monkeys and humans. The German automotive industry goes from one scandal to another. Henrik Böhme doubts that there are consequences. Monkeys locked in a small chamber in which nitrogen dioxide, that is to say a gas, is introduced. People...

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Two witnesses record statements in court: Naqeebullah murder case

Two witnesses record statements in court: Naqeebullah murder case

KARACHI: Two witnesses have recorded their statements in the Naqeeubullah Mehsud murder case. The investigations SSP presented the two eye-witnesses before the Malir judicial magistrate to record their confessional statements under Section 164 of the Pakistan Penal Code. Strict security arrangements were made on the occasion. Both witnesses, in their...

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Kohat police arrest accomplice in Aasma murder case

Kohat police arrest accomplice in Aasma murder case

KOHAT: An accomplice of the main accused in the murder of a medical college student, killed after refusing a marriage proposal, was arrested by the police on Tuesday. Suspect Sadiq Gul Afridi is the brother of the main accused Mujahid Gul Afridi, police said. Aasma Rani, a third-year MBBS student...

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Two Chinese nationals sentenced to one year in jail for ATM fraud in Karachi

Two Chinese nationals sentenced to one year in jail for ATM fraud in Karachi

KARACHI: District East Judicial Magistrate Zohaib Ahmed sentenced two Chinese nationals involved in stealing money from an ATM to one-year imprisonment and directed them to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 each. Non-payment of the fine will subject the accused to an additional six months in jail. The jail authorities presented...

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Two Chinese nationals sentenced to one year in jail for ATM fraud in Karachi

KARACHI: District East Judicial Magistrate Zohaib Ahmed sentenced two Chinese nationals involved in stealing money from an ATM to one-year imprisonment and directed them to pay a fine of Rs50,000 each. Non-payment of the fine will subject the accused to an additional six months in jail. The jail authorities presented the...

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What is the Polar Silk Road, China’s controversial plan to explore the Arctic and facilitate trade between America, Asia and Europe

What is the Polar Silk Road, China’s controversial plan to explore the Arctic and facilitate trade between America, Asia and Europe

As in the times of Marco Polo, but now towards the Arctic. The Chinese government announced on Friday its plan to create a “Polar Silk Road”, an ambitious plan that seeks to establish a maritime trade route through the seas around the North Pole. The project, part of the Silk...

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13 Year Old Girl Raped and Murdered by Her Brother in Quetta

13 Year Old Girl Raped and Murdered by Her Brother in Quetta

A 13-year-old girl, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her house in Quetta’s Killi Ismail area on Sunday, was murdered by her own brother, police said on Monday. The victim’s sibling had claimed on Sunday that he had left the house for about 30 minutes and upon return, he found...

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At least 5 soldiers killed in attack near Kabul military academy

At least 5 soldiers killed in attack near Kabul military academy

Gunmen launched a pre-dawn raid on a military compound in Kabul on Monday, officials said, killing at least five soldiers and wounding 10, officials said. The assault, which began at 5am and continued till long after day-break with security forces battling the insurgents, was the latest in a wave of...

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The drama in the operating room during a revolutionary transplant that promises to save thousands of lives

The drama in the operating room during a revolutionary transplant that promises to save thousands of lives

A donated liver is being transferred from London to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, in the north of England. It was against the clock. Time is critical “The liver is being deprived of oxygen, with every minute that passes, more liver cells are dying and the risks of that liver not...

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How the algorithm that predicts death works

How the algorithm that predicts death works

Imagine if you could know that you are going to suffer a heart attack hours before it happens. This – which sounds like science fiction – today is already possible. At least for some patients who are interned in hospitals in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

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“The days of Facebook and Google are numbered”: the harsh criticism of the billionaire George Soros against the technological giants

“The days of Facebook and Google are numbered”: the harsh criticism of the billionaire George Soros against the technological giants

The days of Facebook and Google are numbered. At least that’s what the billionaire of Hungarian origin George Soros believes, who foresaw the fall of the pound in 1992 and earned the nickname of “the man who caused the bankruptcy of the Bank of England.” During a dinner with journalists...

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Sindh IGP seeks intelligence agencies’ help to nab Rao Anwar

Sindh IGP seeks intelligence agencies’ help to nab Rao Anwar

Sindh’s top police officer has sought assistance from intelligence agencies to arrest former SSP Malir Rao Anwar in connection with his alleged involvement in the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, Express News reported. Sources said IG Sindh AD Khowaja has written a letter to intelligence agencies, seeking their assistance in finding and arresting...

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SC summons Nawaz Sharif, Jahangir Tareen in disqualification limit case

SC summons Nawaz Sharif, Jahangir Tareen in disqualification limit case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen to appear before the court in a matter related to the determination of time-period of disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. A five-judge larger bench of the apex court, headed...

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Four milk brands sold in Sindh declared ‘unsafe for human consumption’ by SC

Four milk brands sold in Sindh declared ‘unsafe for human consumption’ by SC

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday banned packaged milk sold under four brands until further notice. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed the three-judge bench that made the decision while hearing a case regarding the use of illegal chemical injections on farm cows. Sindh’s authorities have subsequently been told...

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The Price of Saying No: Medical student in Kohat shot dead after rejecting marriage proposal

The Price of Saying No: Medical student in Kohat shot dead after rejecting marriage proposal

KOHAT: A man shot dead a medical college student in cold blood after she rejected his marriage proposal, Kohat police said on Sunday.   Aasma Rani, a third-year MBBS student at Abbottabad Medical college, was in her hometown Kohat on vacation when Mujahidullah Afreedi opened fire on her, SHO KDA...

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Army to bear educational expenses of Naqeebullah’s son, says jirga leader

Army to bear educational expenses of Naqeebullah’s son, says jirga leader

TANK: Leader of the grand jirga on Sunday announced that the Pakistan Army will bear the educational expenses of Naqeebullah Mehsud’s son and his under-construction house in South Waziristan. Naseem, a 27-year-old native of South Waziristan also known as Naqeebullah, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange of...

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Trump: commercial relationship between the EU and the US It is “unfair”

Trump: commercial relationship between the EU and the US It is “unfair”

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said he had “many problems” with the European Union (EU) and that the commercial relationship of the EU bloc with his country is “unfair”. In an interview broadcast this Sunday (28.01.2018) with the British channel ITV recorded last Thursday in Davos (Switzerland),...

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Turkey intensifies campaign in Syria against the Kurdish militia

Turkey intensifies campaign in Syria against the Kurdish militia

A total of 42 civilians and 144 Kurdish, Syrian and Turkish fighters have been killed in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, in the far northwest of Syria, since the beginning of the Turkish military operation “Rama de olivo” against the YPG. A Turkish soldier holds a Turkish flag on Burseya...

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Grammy 2018: the singer Bruno Mars surprises and wins the 3 most coveted music awards

Grammy 2018: the singer Bruno Mars surprises and wins the 3 most coveted music awards

Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners of the 60th Grammy Awards, which was held this Sunday at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States. British television presenter and comedian James Corden was the host of the gala. One of the most anticipated categories was song of the year, in which “Despacito”...

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Federer wins his sixth Australian Open

Federer wins his sixth Australian Open

MELBOURNE: The Swiss Roger Federer defeated the Croatian Marin Cilic, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6 and 6-1, in three hours and three minutes, to win for the sixth time the Australian Open and add his twentieth Grand Slam title. Only Americans Margaret Court, with 24 majors, Serena Williams, with 23 and...

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Accountability court resumes assets reference hearing against Ishaq Dar

Accountability court resumes assets reference hearing against Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court conducting corruption proceedings against former finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar resumed its proceedings today. Dar, a close aide of Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif, is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income. A reference against him was filed by the National...

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