Karachi court indicts Axact CEO, others in money laundering case

Karachi court indicts Axact CEO, others in money laundering case

KARACHI: An additional district and sessions court on Wednesday indicted Axact chief executive Shoaib Shaikh and others in a multi-million money laundering case. District and Sessions judge (South), during a hearing of the case earlier today, announced the indictment. Along with Shaikh, the other suspects include Mohammad Junaid and Younis....

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Shahbaz Sharif being trolled and roasted on social media for all the right reasons!

Shahbaz Sharif being trolled and roasted on social media for all the right reasons!

In Lahore, former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif’s motorcade would bring the streets to a standstill. In London, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president dodges traffic to cross a road. A video shared on social media captures Shehbaz as he attempts to cross a road in the British capital and has...

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H&M updates women’s size structure across stores

H&M updates women’s size structure across stores

If you’ve ever bought a pair of jeans at H&M (or a shirt or a bra or, well, anything for that matter), you probably know that their women’s sizing makes no sense. Their dressing room has historically been nothing short of a battlefield, simply because it’s always been impossible to...

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Menstrual rewards; you are blessed for all the right reasons!

Menstrual rewards; you are blessed for all the right reasons!

Yes, surprisingly your period has benefits. All those sleepless nights because of terrible menstrual cramps and migraines have finally paid off – your period has essential benefits that can be good for your health. Menstruation should be considered a wonderful thing in a woman’s life. While some women have the option to...

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Oil Ministers of the OPEC cartel gather to discuss production increase

Oil Ministers of the OPEC cartel gather to discuss production increase

VIENNA: The oil ministers of the Opec cartel were gathering on Tuesday to discuss whether to increase production of crude and help limit a rise in global energy prices. The officials were arriving in Vienna ahead of the official meeting Friday, when they will also discuss with Russia, a non-Opec...

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Listen to Melodious New Track of Momina Mustehsan in collaboration with an Indian Singer

Listen to Melodious New Track of Momina Mustehsan in collaboration with an Indian Singer

Momina Mustehsan, who rose to fame following her Coke Studio hit Afreen Afreen, has teamed up with Indian singer-composer-actor Arjun Kanungo for her latest track Aaya Na Tu. The mid-tempo ballad perfectly sums up the emotion of being left behind in love. Composed by Arjun and written by Kunaal Vermaa, the song...

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Voices from refugees: Refugee tales in war’s wake

Voices from refugees: Refugee tales in war’s wake

Background: For years, many countries and regions have been holding their own events similar to World Refugee Day. One of the most widespread events is Refugee Day, which is celebrated on June 20 in many countries that adopted a resolution to express its solidarity with refugees worldwide, on December 4,...

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Unpaid salaries: Top court orders BOL TV to deposit Rs100 million by Wednesday

Unpaid salaries: Top court orders BOL TV to deposit Rs100 million by Wednesday

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday ordered BOL TV owners to deposit Rs100 million to pay the dues of its former and present employees. Justice Nisar was hearing the case in Supreme Court’s Karachi registry. The court also summoned Shoaib Sheikh with the affidavit. The hearing...

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Dr Aafia Siddiqui subjected to physical, sexual abuse in US detention: confidential report

Dr Aafia Siddiqui subjected to physical, sexual abuse in US detention: confidential report

ISLAMABAD: A confidential report by the Pakistani consul general in Houston, USA, regarding her visit to Federal Medical Center (FMC) Carswell in Texasto to Dr Aafia Siddiqui says that she has been subjected to physical and sexual abuse during her ongoing detention. It recommends that diplomatic authorities take up the case...

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Nawaz duo granted a 4-day exemption from the hearing of corruption cases

Nawaz duo granted a 4-day exemption from the hearing of corruption cases

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday granted four-day exemption to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz from attending the hearing of corruption cases filed against them by the anti-graft watchdog. Sharif along with his daughter is in London due to the critical condition of his wife Kulsoom...

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Chitrali man harassing women identified as a policeman

Chitrali man harassing women identified as a policeman

CHITRAL: A video has recently emerged of a man seen harassing women in Chitral. In the video, it can be seen that a man is forcefully trying to take pictures and make video of women passing by without their consent. Despite the refusal of the women, the man continued to...

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Husband and in-laws beat wife to death as they part ways and wife demands dowry back

Husband and in-laws beat wife to death as they part ways and wife demands dowry back

LODHRAN: A man bashed his wife to death in Lodhran for demanding back her dowry, media agents reported on Tuesday. Amirpur’s resident Gulnaz was married in 2016 to Burhanpur’s resident Allah Rakha. The couple was reportedly having domestic disputes since almost a year, following which Gulnaz had returned back to...

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Two political figures at odds: Fawad Chaudhry grills Talal Chaudhry during a talk show

Two political figures at odds: Fawad Chaudhry grills Talal Chaudhry during a talk show

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry and former minister of state Tallal Chaudhry deliberately attacked each other with crude words media programme ‘Capital Talk’ aired on Tuesday. The two renowned political figures used such foul words that could not be quoted. Hamid Mir, anchorperson of the show, kept trying...

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Four ‘terrorists’ dead in CTD operation in Balochistan

Four ‘terrorists’ dead in CTD operation in Balochistan

QUETTA: The provincial Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed on Wednesday the deaths of four terrorists in a three-hour-long operation in Dashta area of Balochistan.  According to the CTD spokesperson, a woman is among the deceased terrorists while four security officials were injured in the operation.  It was stated that the CTD...

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The reason why you eat more when you are sad or distressed

The reason why you eat more when you are sad or distressed

Are you one of those who eat the most when it is sad? Or of those who eat junk food when stressed? It’s a recurring scene in Hollywood movies: the depressed or anguished protagonist eating a giant ice cream bottle in front of the television at dawn. Many of us resort...

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The growing demand for air conditioning can heat our planet even more!

The growing demand for air conditioning can heat our planet even more!

The energy consumed by air conditioning systems will triple by 2050, according to estimates from the International Energy Agency. The air conditioning systems that keep houses, stores and offices cool are gaining popularity in an increasingly hot world. But what consequences will the extra electricity they require have? Will it exacerbate...

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The convincing debate between a powerful IBM computer and several humans

The convincing debate between a powerful IBM computer and several humans

None of the speakers knew the subject to discuss in advance or had access to the internet. Discuss with a machine as with a human. Or almost. This is the next step to which artificial intelligence wants to take us. And although we can not yet say that the rhetoric of a...

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Why being distracted can be good for your work

Why being distracted can be good for your work

Alexander Graham Bell, the Scottish inventor who patented the phone, was not a fan of multitasking. In fact, I believed that true creativity came from a total concentration on the subject under consideration and that any distraction would only take us away from our goals. And, until recently, psychological research...

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Russia 2018: the worst start in South America in more than 40 years in a World Cup

Russia 2018: the worst start in South America in more than 40 years in a World Cup

While Argentina and Brazil could not pass the draw, Colombia and Peru fell in their matches. It seemed that the South American teams came with strength to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, determined to be protagonists as it happened four years ago in Brazil. The previous results during the...

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The United States withdraws from the UN Human Rights Council

The United States withdraws from the UN Human Rights Council

The country “leads the world in humanitarian assistance, will not take lessons from hypocrites,” said Mike Pompeo. António Guterres says that the United Nations “would have preferred” that the country remain in the organization. “The United States officially withdraws from the UN Human Rights Council,” US ambassador to the UN Nikki...

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