‘Sell Drugsz’ rapper sentenced for narcotics trafficking in Rhode Island

‘Sell Drugsz’ rapper sentenced for narcotics trafficking in Rhode Island

BOSTON (Reuters) – A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include “Sell Drugsz” and “Feds Watching” has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trafficking heroin and fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. Michael Persaud, 30, who performs under the name “Montana Millz,” was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading...

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Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia’s Elvis festival

Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia’s Elvis festival

SYDNEY – Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia’s annual Elvis festival on Thursday. Strains of “I Was The One” rang out along the platforms of Sydney’s Central railway terminal as jumpsuited,...

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Actor Michael Douglas makes pre-emptive move to deny sexual misconduct

Actor Michael Douglas makes pre-emptive move to deny sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES  – Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has issued a pre-emptive denial of a sexual misconduct accusation, saying he wanted to get ahead of a potential story being investigated by Hollywood publications. In a lengthy interview with entertainment industry website Deadline.com, published late on Tuesday, Douglas denied that he...

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‘Serial killer’ behind eight cases surfacing since 2015

‘Serial killer’ behind eight cases surfacing since 2015

LAHORE: The investigations into the rape-cum-murder case of eight-year-old girl that surfaced in Kasur indicated that a serial killer was behind all the eight cases reported in the district since 2015. The Kasur district police had been looking for the culprit with no significant development so far. The first case was reported...

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Balochistan politics

Balochistan politics

THE awfulness of the political shenanigans in Balochistan was bloodily underlined by yet another suicide attack in Quetta on Tuesday. The jarring contrast between politicians arguing obscenely among themselves while militants are able to penetrate a so-called high-security zone and kill security personnel ought to give all sensible and right-thinking...

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Bilawal promises ‘industrial revolution’ after winning Karachi in coming election

Bilawal promises ‘industrial revolution’ after winning Karachi in coming election

KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday pledged to ‘heal the wounds of Karachi’, saying that the city’s lost glory would be restored with the support of the citizens of the sprawling metropolis. “We are making our all-out efforts to make Karachi the city of lights and bastion of peace, again,” said...

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US updates threat assessment for Pakistan, other countries

US updates threat assessment for Pakistan, other countries

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Wednesday issued four new levels of threat assessments for its citizens — from normal precautions to no travel — but kept Pakistan in the third category of ‘reconsider travel’. Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) are placed in the “do...

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Economic growth to pick up pace in Pakistan, says World Bank report

Economic growth to pick up pace in Pakistan, says World Bank report

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank says that economic growth in Pakistan is forecast to increase to 5.5 per cent in the fiscal year 2017-18, and reach an average of 5.9 per cent over the medium term on the back of continued robust domestic consumption, rising investment and a recovery in exports....

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NAB move to revive Calibri font charge against Safdar, Maryam

NAB move to revive Calibri font charge against Safdar, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed in the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday a petition challenging the Nov 8, 2017 order of an accountability court that had deleted the charge of producing forged document in Calibri font from the charge sheets filed against ousted prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz...

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Trump administration’s attempt at humiliating Pakistan unlikely to work: ex-US envoy Olson

Trump administration’s attempt at humiliating Pakistan unlikely to work: ex-US envoy Olson

The Trump administration’s attempt at “humiliating and penalising” Pakistan for allegedly failing to take decisive action against militant groups hostile to the US is unlikely to work, former American ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson has argued, warning that Islamabad has greater leverage over Washington than is usually perceived. “Pakistan, like most countries,...

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Trump likely to extend sanctions relief for Iran

Trump likely to extend sanctions relief for Iran

US President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran as part of the nuclear deal, citing progress in amending US legislation that governs Washington’s participation in the landmark accord, according to US officials and others familiar with the administration’s deliberations. But Trump is...

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Kasur rape case: The search that ended in a garbage dump

Kasur rape case: The search that ended in a garbage dump

LAHORE: It was Thursday when a little eight-year-old left her home for Quranic lessons which were in the same neighbourhood of Kasur. Five days passed and relatives continued a frantic search for the minor, but it all came to an end on Tuesday when her body was found from a garbage...

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Lift entire crop or Sharif’s mills will be allowed crushing

Lift entire crop or Sharif’s mills will be allowed crushing

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday offered Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen, the owner of the JWD Sugar Mill, to lift the whole stock of sugarcane from farmers in southern Punjab or the court will temporarily allow the Sharif family’s sugar mills to start sugarcane crushing. The three-judge bench summoned...

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Kasur incident result of authorities’ ineptitude, says NCHR

Kasur incident result of authorities’ ineptitude, says NCHR

ISLAMABAD: The National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) has cited the incident of Zainab’s abuse and killing in Kasur as an example of the authorities’ ineptitude and failure to take timely action despite the NCHR’s recommendations made in the wake of earlier such incidents in the district. “The present incident is...

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Most polling stations in PP-20 failed accessibility criteria

Most polling stations in PP-20 failed accessibility criteria

While the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rejoices in retaining its seat in Chakwal, a report on accessibility to polling stations should attract the attention of the winning candidate if he wants a better turnout in the general elections later this year. An accessibility audit report for polling stations in PP-20...

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CJP takes suo motu notice on Kasur

CJP takes suo motu notice on Kasur

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday took suo motu notice of the rape and murder of the eight-year old girl in Kasur. The body of the minor child was found in a garbage dump days after she went missing from her home. Taking notice of the...

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People can now directly lodge graft complaints

People can now directly lodge graft complaints

In a bid to reach more people, and thus complainants, the apex anti-corruption watchdog has decided to open its doors to the public to report corrupt practices. According to a statement issued by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday, people can now directly lodge corruption-related complaints with the body...

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Orya Maqbool Jan’s Stance On Zainab Murder Tragedy

Orya Maqbool Jan’s Stance On Zainab Murder Tragedy

Check out the heated debate between analyst Orya Maqbool Jan and PTI Leader Fawad Chaudhry.

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Rana Sanaullah Turns Angry On Host Shahzad Iqbal

Rana Sanaullah Turns Angry On Host Shahzad Iqbal

Law Minister of Punjab Rana Sanaullah grilled Sahazad Iqbal, Host of Samaa TV program Awaz alleging him for maligning PMLN’s image. Watch complete program.

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Shahid Masood Makes Shocking Revelations

Shahid Masood Makes Shocking Revelations

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday ordered the Inspector General Punjab (IGP) to arrest the culprit responsible for 6-year-old Zainab’s abduction, rape and murder within 36 hours. LHC Chief Justice (CJ) Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, who was hearing a petition filed by Advocate Shaheem Pirzada to arrest the culprit,...

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Zainab Murder Case: Kashif Abbasi Grills Punjab Government

Zainab Murder Case: Kashif Abbasi Grills Punjab Government

Though the incidents of abuse and murder of children had been reported in Kasur since long, the public reaction on Wednesday to Zainab’s brutal murder shook the provincial government, forcing it to employ all its resources, including the expertise of the Counter Terrorism Department, to hunt down the culprit(s). Law...

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DPO Asked Money To Hand Over Dead Body of Zainab

DPO Asked Money To Hand Over Dead Body of Zainab

At least two people killed and several others were injured on Wednesday as police reportedly opened fire on citizens holding protest against the rape and murder of eight-year-old Zainab in Kasur. Seven-year-old Zainab, a resident of Rod Kot area of Kasur, was kidnapped on her way to a tuition centre...

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