Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai praises Trump’s tweet against Pakistan

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai praises Trump’s tweet against Pakistan

Former President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, on Monday, praised US President Donald Trump’s tweet accusing Pakistan of paying the US in ‘lies and deceit’. Karzai took to Twitter to say the US president’s tweet was “vindication that the war on terror is not in bombing Afghan villages and homes but...

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Top 5 smartphones to check out this season

Top 5 smartphones to check out this season

Remember the time when you had to pay an arm and a leg to afford the coolest smartphone in the market? Those days are long gone. Smartphones today are not only more powerful and edgy, but also more affordable than ever.Thanks to the competition in the gadget world, we’ve got...

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Missing facilities plagued Sindh’s hospitals in 2017

Missing facilities plagued Sindh’s hospitals in 2017

KARACHI:  The declaration of emergency to bring about improvements in health and education services notwithstanding, there was hardly any change in 2017 in both the public service sectors. While health services continued to suffer on account of the shortage of medicine, equipment and staff, the absence of municipal services to...

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ATC reserves verdict on Imran Khan’s pre-arrest bail appeal in 2014 PTV attack case

ATC reserves verdict on Imran Khan’s pre-arrest bail appeal in 2014 PTV attack case

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday appeared before an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad for a hearing regarding an attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) headquarters in 2014. The court has reserved verdict on his pre-arrest bail appeal, DawnNews reported. ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand has adjourned the hearing until 2:30pm. Khan, speaking to...

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Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani flaunt their beach bodies and give holiday goals this New Year

Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani flaunt their beach bodies and give holiday goals this New Year

Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani rang in 2018 together in Sri Lanka. The Baaghi 2 co-stars’ beach vacation is giving their fans goals. Check out the latest photos from their Lankan holidays. Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani might not have officially accepted of dating each other, but that doesn’t stop...

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Zero: Everything we know about the Shah Rukh Khan starrer so far

Zero: Everything we know about the Shah Rukh Khan starrer so far

Shah Rukh Khan’s next big film, Zero’s title and teaser was released on Twitter by the actor yesterday at 5 pm, much to the delight of his fans. SRK will play a vertically challenged man in the film. Much to the delight of his fans, Shah Rukh Khan unveiled the...

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The Khans are all set to make our 2018 movie calendar rocking with Zero, Race 3 and Thugs of Hindostan

The Khans are all set to make our 2018 movie calendar rocking with Zero, Race 3 and Thugs of Hindostan

We all know that Bollywood is incomplete without its legendary Khans. Making our 2018 even better, here’s what Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir will be upto this year. There is no hiding the fact that Bollywood is nothing without the KHANS. Be it Aamir, Salman or Shah Rukh, the three...

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Jessica Alba gives birth to a baby boy, names him Hayes

Jessica Alba gives birth to a baby boy, names him Hayes

Hollywood actor Jessica Alba gave birth to her third child with husband Cash Warren. The couple has named the boy, Hayes. Jessica also has two daughters Honor and Haven from Warren. Actor Jessica Alba has welcomed her third child with husband Cash Warren. The Sin City: A Dame To Kill...

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Happy New Year 2018: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Akshay Kumar and others send warm wishes to fans

Happy New Year 2018: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Akshay Kumar and others send warm wishes to fans

Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and more celebs wished fans on New Year by posting adorable messages on their social media accounts. Here’s how B-town rang in 2018. Leaping from 2017 to 2018! Wishing you all a successful year ahead filled with everything to your heart's...

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Gal Gadot reflects on her incredible last year with ‘best 9 of 2017’ photo

Gal Gadot reflects on her incredible last year with ‘best 9 of 2017’ photo

The gorgeous Israeli actor Gal Gadot took to social media to reminisce the last year and posted a collage to give her fans glimpses of top moments of the year for her. Gal Gadot is really the Hollywood find of 2017. She did appear in a few films before, including...

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Amitabh Bachchan on how Netflix’s The Crown affects him

Amitabh Bachchan on how Netflix’s The Crown affects him

The Crown is a Netflix original period drama which follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he has been watching historical drama series The Crown — on the life of Queen Elizabeth...

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PTI chief appears before ATC in 2014 PTV attack case

PTI chief appears before ATC in 2014 PTV attack case

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan is appearing before an anti-terrorism court (ATC) for a hearing regarding an attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) headquarters in 2014. Khan, who is one of the accused in the case, is expected to file an appeal for a bail in the ATC. He was...

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Islamabad admin issues fresh order for clampdown on banned outfits

Islamabad admin issues fresh order for clampdown on banned outfits

ISLAMABAD: On the first day of 2018, the capital administration issued orders prohibiting fundraising activities by any organisations or individuals that are named in UN watch lists or banned by the government of Pakistan for having links with terrorist activities. Issued by Deputy Commissioner retired Captain Mushtaq Ahmed, the directions...

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Ministers fail to dissuade growers from continuing protests

Ministers fail to dissuade growers from continuing protests

HYDERABAD: While a meeting between the provincial government and leaders of growers’ organisations on Monday to resolve the issue of cane crushing and price remained inconclusive, the Sindh cane commissioner issued show cause notices to 26 sugar mills over stopping the crushing process in violation of the Sugar Factories Control...

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Nawaz meets Saudi crown prince, set to return to Pakistan tonight

Nawaz meets Saudi crown prince, set to return to Pakistan tonight

  Former premier Nawaz Sharif in Madinah after meeting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. ─ Photo courtesy: Maryam Nawaz Twitter page Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to return to Pakistan on Tuesday night, said his daughter Maryam Nawaz in a tweet. The former premier, who has been...

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Ex-PM awaits audience with king, crown prince in S. Arabia

Ex-PM awaits audience with king, crown prince in S. Arabia

LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who has been in Saudi Arabia for the last two days, has been unable to meet King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman due to ‘unknown’ reasons, though his younger brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif met Prince Mohammad on Monday and discussed...

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SC to hear pleas against poll law with Sharif-specific amendment

SC to hear pleas against poll law with Sharif-specific amendment

ISLAMABAD: On the first day of 2018, the capital administration issued orders prohibiting fundraising activities by any organisations or individuals that are named in UN watch lists or banned by the government of Pakistan for having links with terrorist activities. Issued by Deputy Commissioner retired Captain Mushtaq Ahmed, the directions...

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Petrol price increase

Petrol price increase

THE politics being played around the recent hike in petrol prices is probably one of the oldest games in this country. Blaming the government for increasing the price of imported fuel is a little like cursing the wind. A breakdown of the price hike shows that three quarters of the increase is...

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Investigating officer issued show-cause notice in teenage girl’s murder case in Karachi

Investigating officer issued show-cause notice in teenage girl’s murder case in Karachi

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate issued on Monday a show-cause notice to an investigating officer for his unexplained absence and failure to file an investigation report in a case pertaining to the murder of a teenage girl. Police have booked the 18-year-old girl with her fiancé for allegedly killing her 16-year-old sister during...

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Mobile phone snatchings, motorbike thefts in Karachi increased in 2017

Mobile phone snatchings, motorbike thefts in Karachi increased in 2017

KARACHI: Snatching of mobile phones and theft of motorbikes registered an increase till Dec 28, 2017 as compared to the same period of the previous year. However, there had been a significant decrease in targeted killings, bomb-blast related terrorist activities, kidnapping for ransom and money extortion cases, which the law...

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Govt asks Punjab University to give land to religious party

Govt asks Punjab University to give land to religious party

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Monday asked the Punjab University (PU) administration to hand over its prime two kanals to a religious party. Adviser to Chief Minister Khwaja Ahmed Hassaan held a meeting with the university authorities at 90 Shahrah-i-Quaid-i-Azam on Monday and forced them to let the government acquire...

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England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

LONDON: Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been withdrawn from the squad for this month’s five-match One-day International series against Australia and was replaced by batsman Dawid Malan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday. Stokes, who was provisionally named in England’s squad, is awaiting a decision...

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13 killed as Iran sees worst day of unrest

13 killed as Iran sees worst day of unrest

TEHRAN: A policeman was shot dead as fresh protests broke out in Iran on Monday while the authorities moved to crack down on days of unrest across the country. There was a heavy police presence in Tehran as small groups of protesters ran through the capital shouting anti-government slogans It...

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‘Pakistan needs to improve its narrative’: Politicians, analysts weigh in on Trump statement

‘Pakistan needs to improve its narrative’: Politicians, analysts weigh in on Trump statement

Weighing in on United States President Donald Trump’s new year’stweet stating Pakistan has given the US “nothing but lies and defeat”, analysts and politicians have stressed on Pakistan responding with a much stronger narrative to counter Trump’s allegations. US should hold its own people accountable: Khawaja Asif Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif...

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What a weak dollar means in 2018: staycations and local shopping

What a weak dollar means in 2018: staycations and local shopping

US consumers may soon begin to feel some pain from the dollar’s downturn, although the recent slide in the world’s main reserve currency isn’t bad news for everyone in America. The greenback has dropped 8 per cent in 2017 and is on track for its first annual decline in five...

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BCB revokes Sabbir’s contract

BCB revokes Sabbir’s contract

DHAKA: Bangladesh bat­s­man Sabbir Rahman has had his central contract revoked by the national board for assaulting a young cricket fan who taunted him during a match last month. The 26-year-old was also slapped with a six-month ban from the domestic game and a fine of two million taka ($24,000)...

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Klavan late show lifts Liverpool; struggling Stoke lose again

Klavan late show lifts Liverpool; struggling Stoke lose again

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool scored a goal in the fourth minute of injury time to beat Burnley 2-1 away in the Premier League, while Mark Hughes’ job as Stoke City manager was looking increasingly fragile after the team’s loss at home to Newcastle United on Monday. Ragnar Klavan headed home the winning...

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SBP move likely to cause dollar shortage in open market

SBP move likely to cause dollar shortage in open market

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has decided to cut the import requirement of cash dollars to 35 per cent against the export of foreign currencies, creating fears about a shortage of the greenback in the open market. The central bank issued a circular on Monday that asked exchange...

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Rain ruins second T20 in Mount Maunganui

Rain ruins second T20 in Mount Maunganui

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: The second Twenty20 Inter­national between New Zeal­and and the West Indies ended as a no-result washout at Mount Maunganui on Monday. After a 20-minute rain delay at the start, only nine overs were possible at the Bay Oval before the rain returned and the umpires, Chris Brown and...

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Inflation in Pakistan rises to 4.6pc

Inflation in Pakistan rises to 4.6pc

ISLAMABAD: Inflation edged up 4.6 per cent year-on-year in December 2017 on the back of a persistent increase in petroleum products and regulatory duties on imported consumer goods. This was the highest month-on-month increase since April 2017, heralding a trend that consumer inflation will go up in coming months, according...

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Desalination plant in Gwadar inaugurated

Desalination plant in Gwadar inaugurated

GWADAR: A desalination plant installed at the Gwadar port by China Oversees Port Holding Co­m­p­­a­ny was inaugurated on Monday by federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo. The plant will supply drinking water to Gwadar. The newly-installed desalination plant with the capacity of producing 254,000 gallons of...

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GB mountaineer to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen

GB mountaineer to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen

GILGIT: Porter-turned-climber Mohammad Ali Sadpara of Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday set out on one of the most dangerous mountain expeditions — to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain — without supplemental oxygen. Accompanied by Spanish mountaineer Alex Txikon, 35, and six Nepali Sherpas (porters), Mr Sadpara left Thukla at 4,620m...

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Opposition parties threaten protests over petroleum prices hike

Opposition parties threaten protests over petroleum prices hike

ISLAMABAD: Calling the recent hike in prices of petroleum products “a petrol bomb” and “a new year’s gift”, opposition parties have strongly rejected the government’s decision and taken the issue to parliament. The opposition warned that the government must immediately reverse the fresh hike in petroleum prices, otherwise countrywide protests...

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Suspicions over Sharifs’ visit to S. Arabia persist

Suspicions over Sharifs’ visit to S. Arabia persist

LAHORE: Suspicions harboured by opposition parties about the Sharifs’ visit to Saudi Arabia are not dying down despite a clarification about the purpose of the tour by a spokesperson for the ousted prime minister and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairperson Asif Zardari said here on Monday...

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