Meghan Markle shuts down social media accounts

Meghan Markle shuts down social media accounts

Prince Harry’s fiancee and actor Meghan Markle closed her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. The U.S. actress and the queen’s grandson will marry on May 19 at Windsor Castle. Kensington Palace confirmed Tuesday that Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle has shut down her social media accounts in line with royal tradition. The...

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Bigg Boss 11: Akash Dadlani should leave the house, says poll

Bigg Boss 11: Akash Dadlani should leave the house, says poll

When we asked the readers who would they not like to see in the finale, they came up with the name of Akash Dadlani. The audience clearly is annoyed with Akash’s annoying habits and his rude behaviour. After trying his best to survive in the Bigg Boss 11 house, it...

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Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico Season 3 to arrive on April 26

Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico Season 3 to arrive on April 26

Priyanka Chopra is all set to return with the third season of her popular TV series Quantico on April 26, 2018. She will be reprising her role of Alex Parrish in the series. Priyanka Chopra is all set to return with the third season of her popular TV series Quantico on...

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New Zealand grab 8-wicket win in second rain-hit ODI against Pakistan

New Zealand grab 8-wicket win in second rain-hit ODI against Pakistan

Martin Guptill belted New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in a rain-shortened second one-day international in Nelson on Tuesday. Guptill blasted 55 off 31 balls after the rain break to be unbeaten on 86 as New Zealand reached their revised target of 151 in 25 overs with seven...

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Under-fire Bayliss to step down after 2019 Ashes

Under-fire Bayliss to step down after 2019 Ashes

SYDNEY: England coach Trevor Bayliss will step down after the next Ashes series in 2019, he announced on Tuesday as the media slammed him over the 4-0 Test thrashing in Australia. Bayliss, who was appointed in 2015 to succeed the sacked Peter Moores, said it would be time for a...

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Nadal loses first match of the year in Melbourne

Nadal loses first match of the year in Melbourne

MELBOURNE: World number one Rafael Nadal lost his first match of the year 6-4, 7-5 to Richard Gasquet at the Kooyong Classic on Tuesday, but said he was happy after his troublesome knee held up “fine”. Nadal’s knee injury hampered the end of his 2017 season and forced him to...

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Neha Dhupia’s views on sexual abuse border on victim blaming – and that’s not okay

Neha Dhupia’s views on sexual abuse border on victim blaming – and that’s not okay

Bollywood star Neha Dhupia has a (startling) message for victims of sexual abuse and people who keep sexual predators a secret… and it’s not pretty. According to Hindustan Times, the star feels the ills in the film industry must be exposed, by victims and witnessess. “Staying quiet about sexual abuse is...

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King Salman reaffirms Saudi support for independent Palestinian state

King Salman reaffirms Saudi support for independent Palestinian state

During a telephone conversation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support for an independent Palestinian state, Arab Newsreported on Wednesday. In his conversation with the Palestinian head of state, King Salman emphasised Saudi Arabia’s support for the rights of the Palestinian people...

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FIA to print Altaf Hussain’s summons to appear in court in international newspapers

FIA to print Altaf Hussain’s summons to appear in court in international newspapers

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday submitted a report in an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) regarding summoning Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain to court via advertisements in international publications. During a hearing of the Imran Farooq murder case, FIA Special Prosecutor Khawaja Imtiaz told the court that the agency had...

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Ex-MQM leader Saleem Shahzad joins PTI, vows to work for Karachi’s development

Ex-MQM leader Saleem Shahzad joins PTI, vows to work for Karachi’s development

Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad has joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) after meeting with PTI chairman Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence, the party’s spokesman Fawad Chaudhary said on Tuesday. Shahzad and the PTI chief agreed to work together for the betterment and development of the...

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CM Punjab takes notice of alleged rape, murder of eight-year-old girl in Kasur

CM Punjab takes notice of alleged rape, murder of eight-year-old girl in Kasur

As news of the alleged rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kasur began circulating on social media, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday took notice of the incident and ordered the speedy arrest of the culprits. > This is the 12th incident of this nature in this particular area...

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Establishment Division greenlights new CDA hires

Establishment Division greenlights new CDA hires

ISLAMABAD: Having remained vacant for years, the government has okayed recruitment on 75 key posts in the civic agency’s engineering and planning wings. The Establishment Division has issued no objection certificates (NOC) for hiring officers in the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on a regular basis, a longstanding demand of the body,...

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World must acknowledge Pakistan’s sacrifices: Jhagra

World must acknowledge Pakistan’s sacrifices: Jhagra

PESHAWAR: As ties between Washington and Islamabad spiral downwards with accusations being traded, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa governor has reiterated that the international community must acknowledge Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war on terror. This was stated by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Tuesday as the Peshawar-based US Consul General Stephen Fakan...

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SBP reverses decision, allows cash dollar import to improve supply

SBP reverses decision, allows cash dollar import to improve supply

KARACHI: Reversing its earlier decision, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is reported to have allowed dealers the import of 100 per cent cash dollars against the export of other foreign currencies. The central bank restricted the cash dollar import to 35pc through a circular on Jan 1 — a...

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PML-N trounces PTI to retain Chakwal seat

PML-N trounces PTI to retain Chakwal seat

CHAKWAL: Amid allegations of illegal canvassing and a host of irregularities, the ruling PML-N triumphed in by-polls for the Punjab assembly seat PP-20 in Chakwal on Tuesday. According to unofficial and preliminary results, Chaudhary Sultan Haider of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) bagged 75,655 votes. Interestingly, Haider bagged more votes...

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K-P appoints experts for medico-legal reports, autopsies

K-P appoints experts for medico-legal reports, autopsies

PESHAWAR: In a bid to improve criminal investigations into causes of death, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) health ministry has created a cadre of specialised medico-legal officers who will be responsible for carrying out autopsies and filing reports for criminal cases. According to officials of the health ministry, the government will also try...

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Top court’s verdict against me responsible for mayhem across country, says Nawaz Sharif

Top court’s verdict against me responsible for mayhem across country, says Nawaz Sharif

Former Prime Minister (PM) Mian Nawaz Sharif has said that the disqualification verdict against him by the top court has spread mayhem across the country. Sharif was talking to a gathering of tribal elders in Chakwal, where he also spoke to the media on the current political climate. The former premier...

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Dr Asim to explain ‘benefits granted’ during PMDC reign

Dr Asim to explain ‘benefits granted’ during PMDC reign

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has summoned former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain over the mushroom growth of private medical colleges during his tenure as chairman of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, during the hearing of a case regarding low standards at private...

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In China, Macron urges openness, pitches France Inc.

In China, Macron urges openness, pitches France Inc.

BEIJING: President Emmanuel Macron offered on Tuesday to open up the French economy to Chinese investment in exchange for greater access to China’s booming markets, warning in talks in Beijing that existing trade imbalances would lead to protectionism. On the first state visit of his eight-month-old presidency, Macron is hoping...

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Magnitude 7.6 quake hits in Caribbean north of Honduras

Magnitude 7.6 quake hits in Caribbean north of Honduras

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and causing officials to briefly post advisories warning of the threat of possible tsunami surges around the region. There were no early reports of serious damage...

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Tax info exchange with Switzerland to start soon

Tax info exchange with Switzerland to start soon

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Switzerland will begin exchanging information from the current month under the Convention on Avoidance of Double Taxation (ADT), the Senate Standing Committee on Finance was informed on Tuesday. However, the said information exchange would only be applicable on future cases. Briefing the committee, FBR Senior Member Inland...

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Further depreciation of rupee to pose short-term challenges: Moody’s

Further depreciation of rupee to pose short-term challenges: Moody’s

KARACHI: Moody’s Investors Service said on Tuesday the rupee will likely face ongoing depreciation pressures against the dollar after a five per cent downward adjustment last month. If the rupee depreciates markedly further, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will find it difficult to keep inflation under control, it added....

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NAB to initiate probe against Nawaz’s son-in-law

NAB to initiate probe against Nawaz’s son-in-law

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Tuesday announced starting probe into allegations of Rs2 billion corruption in developmental schemes by retired Captain Mohammad Safdar, the son-in-law of former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif. The bureau claims that it has started complaint verification on the directives of NAB Chairman...

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Seven martyred in blast near Balochistan Assembly

Seven martyred in blast near Balochistan Assembly

QUETTA: At least seven people, including five Balochistan Constabulary personnel, have been martyred, after a suicide bomber struck a security forces truck in Quetta, according to hospital and security officials. The attack, claimed by the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on Tuesday, took place on GPO Chowk, a busy street in a high-security...

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Saudi Arabia to ease bourse rules for foreigners

Saudi Arabia to ease bourse rules for foreigners

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will ease requirements for foreign institutional investors in its stock market from Jan 23, the securities regulator said on Tuesday, as the kingdom seeks more foreign capital to help diversify the economy beyond oil exports. Among the reforms, the minimum value of assets under management needed for...

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PM fails to save Balochistan CM

PM fails to save Balochistan CM

QUETTA: In a last-ditch effort, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi failed to save Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri from the no-confidence motion moved against him in the Balochistan Assembly as the opposition members refused to meet the premier. The opposition leader in the assembly and other opposition members refused to meet...

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Man killed over ‘personal enmity’ in Karachi’s Defense area

Man killed over ‘personal enmity’ in Karachi’s Defense area

KARACHI: At least one person was killed and 46 miscreants were rounded up in numerous incidents that took place on Tuesday night in the city. A man, who has been identified as Imran, was shot dead by unknown armed assailants in Khayaban-e-Roomi of Karachi’s upscale Defence locality. According to police,...

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Pindi, Islamabad police squabble over jurisdiction

Pindi, Islamabad police squabble over jurisdiction

ISLAMABAD: Police in Rawalpindi and Islamabad are arguing as to in whose jurisdiction did a daylight robbery, by armed gunmen, take place. Armed men, reportedly dressed in army fatigues, allegedly looted currency worth Rs33 million from a money exchanger on the Motorway on Monday evening. The owner of the exchange said...

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Bugti, Malik among Balochistan CM contenders

Bugti, Malik among Balochistan CM contenders

ISLAMABAD: The ruling party bigwigs gathered at the Punjab House on Tuesday to discuss a replacement for Nawab Sanaullah Zehri who tendered his resignation as Balochistan chief minister hours before a no-confidence motion was to be tabled against him in the provincial assembly. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif, Prime...

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AIOU emerges as top university

AIOU emerges as top university

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has emerged as the country’s top educational institution in terms of student enrolment, academic structure and books’ handling. The distance learning institution, with its enrolment of 1.3 million students, having 44 regional offices throughout the country, has a special distinction of handing huge volume of...

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Zehri claims betterment in health, education sectors

Zehri claims betterment in health, education sectors

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that concrete steps are being taken for the improvement of education and health sectors in the province. “The budget of both the sectors has been doubled, and this step is yielding positive results,” Zehri said during a meeting with Base Commander...

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa places seminaries under education department

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa places seminaries under education department

PESHAWAR: In a major policy shift meant to mainstream them, the PTI government has placed seminaries in the province under the supervision of the elementary and secondary education department. Now, for the first time in the history, the education department will handle the registration, curriculum, examination, monitoring and other allied...

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Thai PM’s ‘cut-out’ stunt bemuses public

Thai PM’s ‘cut-out’ stunt bemuses public

BANGKOK: Thais were left bemused by the latest antics of Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha after he told reporters to direct any serious questions to a cardboard cut-out of himself. Talking to reporters outside Government House on Monday, Prayut turned the media’s attention to the life-size likeness after an aide...

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Egyptian court jails 262 for Cairo sit-in

Egyptian court jails 262 for Cairo sit-in

CAIRO: An Egyptian court jailed 262 people from three years to life on Tuesday for security-related offences during a 2013 sit-in protest against the ousting of former president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, judicial sources said. They were charged with causing the deaths of two policemen during clashes at...

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SAEED INCITED UK MUSLIMS TO MILITANCY, SAYS BBC REPORT

SAEED INCITED UK MUSLIMS TO MILITANCY, SAYS BBC REPORT

HAFIZ Muhammad Saeed, the head of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), toured Britain during the 1990s, stirring up Muslim youths to become jihadis years before 9/11, a BBC investigation has found. Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million bounty on his head for allegedly masterminding the Nov 2008 attacks in Mumbai,...

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Iran has foiled plot to overthrow system, says Khamenei

Iran has foiled plot to overthrow system, says Khamenei

BEIRUT: Iran has foiled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday. Comments on his Twitter feed and in Iranian media underscored the establishment’s confidence that it has extinguished the unrest that spread...

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100 Frenchwomen denounce #MeToo for ‘puritanism’

100 Frenchwomen denounce #MeToo for ‘puritanism’

PARIS: Actress Catherine Deneuve and 99 other French women on Tuesday denounced a backlash against men following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment amounted to “puritanism” and was fuelled by a “hatred of men”. In the aftermath of accusations against the US movie producer, millions...

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Imran Khan Blindly Obeys Bushra Maneka, Claims Shahzaib Khanzada

Imran Khan Blindly Obeys Bushra Maneka, Claims Shahzaib Khanzada

Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has allegedly married his ‘spiritual’ guide after he was assured by his would-be wife that she will prove to be the key for Imran to become the prime minister of the country. Sources has revealed that Imran’s alleged third wife Bushra Maneka, the...

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Imran Khan-Bushra Maneka Will Be A Mismatched Couple: Arif Nizami

Imran Khan-Bushra Maneka Will Be A Mismatched Couple: Arif Nizami

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) confirmed on Sunday that party chairperson Imran Khan has proposed to Bushra Maneka for marriage.

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