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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