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No sign Leicester ‘explosion’ linked to terror: police

British police said Sunday there was no indication a reported explosion and building collapse that critically injured at least four people in Leicester, a central English city, was linked to terrorism.  “The cause of the explosion will be the subject of a joint investigation by the police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service,” local police…

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Major 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Monday, with unconfirmed reports of blackouts and damage to buildings, officials said. The quake’s epicentre was around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Porgera in Enga province, according to the US Geological Survey, and hit at a depth of 35 kilometres. The quake hit PNG’s mountainous…

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Highlights: Islamabad United VS Multan Sultans in PSL 2018

Islamabad United beat Multan Sultans by five wickets in the 6th match of Pakistan Super League at Dubai on Sunday. Watch highlights…

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PSL 2018: Karachi Kings beat Peshawar Zalmi in nail-biting finish

DUBAI: In the 7th match of Pakistan Super League 2018 on Sunday, Karachi Kings beat Peshawar Zalmi by five wickets at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and decided to field. They set 132-run target for Karachi Kings to win. Later, Karachi Kings achieved the target with the loss of five wickets…

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Video: Fall of Multan Sultans wickets

Islamabad United beat Multan Sultans by five wickets in the 6th match of Pakistan Super League at Dubai on Sunday. Batting first, Multan Sultans scored 113 all out in 19.5 overs. In reply, Islamabad United achieved the target in 17.4 over for the loss of five wickets. Watch fall of wickets…

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Sridevi’s last video in Dubai is going viral

Veteran Indian actress Sridevi died on Saturday night in Dubai after suffering a cardiac arrest. In UAE to attend a family wedding, she spent her last days surrounded by friends and family. Sridevi was joined by her husband Boney Kapoor, younger daughter Khushi and also the biggest names in Bollywood such as Sonam Kapoor, Anil…

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PSL 2018: Islamabad United beat Multan Sultans by 5 wickets

DUBAI: Islamabad United beat Multan Sultans by five wickets in the 6th match of Pakistan Super League at Dubai on Sunday. Batting first, Multan Sultans scored 113 all out in 19.5 overs. In reply, Islamabad United achieved the target in 17.4 over for the loss of five wickets. LIVE UPDATES Islamabad United beat Multan Sultans by 5…

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China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely

BEIJING: China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office, reported Reuters. Since taking office more than five years ago, Xi has overseen a radical shake-up of the party,…

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Aitzaz Ahsan terms bureaucrats’ strike as ‘rebellion’

LAHORE: Veteran Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan said that the strike of bureaucrats against the arrest of Ahad Cheema is ‘rebellion against Pakistan’. He said that the federal government and Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif are involved in the strike. He asked, “What happens if Ahad Cheema has been arrested?” The PPP…

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Pakistani minister expresses grief over demise of Sridevi

NEWS DESK: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Bollywood actor, Sridevi, reported Radio Pakistan. In a statement paying tribute to Sridevi, she said she was a versatile actress and performed wonderful characters during her career spanning nearly three decades. Sridevi passed away after a…

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Islamabad United launch official mascot

DUBAI: Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Islamabad United has launched its official mascot. The franchise made the announcement on its Instagram profile. Islamabad United will be heading into the competition eyeing their second PSL championship.

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Mahira Khan joins list of stars paying tribute to late Sridevi

NEWS DESK: Renowned Bollywood star Sridevi passed away after cardiac arrest on Saturday in Dubai.  According to Indian media, Sridevi’s brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed her death. She was in UAE with her family to attend the wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah. Sridevi Kapoor, born on August 13, 1963, was an Indian film actor and producer…

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Facebook gun-wielding man still at large

KARACHI: Adnan Pasha – the youngster who carried out aerial firing and posted a video of himself challenging police officers – has still not been apprehended by the law enforcement agencies. On the other hand, Karachi Police carried out raids and arrested three people including two of Pasha’s accomplishes. It is pertinent to mention that…

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PTI to write letter against officers on strike in Punjab

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced that it will write a letter against government officers who are on strike in Punjab. The announcement was made by the PTI’s Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhry. In his statements, Fawad Chaudhry said that they will write a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the bureaucrats on…

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Politicians react to discovery of liquor bottles near Old Sindh Secretariat

NEWS DESK: Liquor bottles were found in the barracks of Old Sindh Secretariat, raising questions about how the bottles could be brought into the barracks without security checks. Here’s how politicians have reacted:

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Karachiites have no other option except PSP: Kamal

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that the issues of Karachi cannot be resolved unless Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is uprooted from the provincial capital. Addressing traders in Karachi, Kamal said that 70 percent of Pakistan’s revenue comes from Karachi. He said that Karachiites have no other option except to…

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Inquiry underway against Ahad Cheema regarding mega projects

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched inquiries into different mega projects against former director general of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema. The accountability department is conducting inquiries on different development projects including metrobus, signal-free roads and LDA City along with Aashiyana Iqbal. NAB Lahore has sought details of these projects from LDA and…

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Govt approves over Rs.3b to plant 100 million trees

NEWS DESK: The government has approved an amount of Rs3.652 billion to plant 100 million trees in the country during next five years, reported Radio Pakistan. A spokesperson of the climate change ministry said that tree plantation is continuing in all the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Federally Administered Tribal Areas in…

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Eating yoghurt can reduce risk of heart disease: study

NEWS DESK: Incorporating more yoghurt into your diet has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, a study has claimed, reported The Independent. The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, sought to investigate whether increased consumption of yoghurt could benefit adults with hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure. The team…

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Video: In loving memory of Sridevi

NEWS DESK: Sridevi, who was born in Tamil Nadu, received five Filmfare awards. Here are some things you should know about the Bollywood actor who passed away in United Arab Emirates on Saturday:

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Liquor bottles found from Old Sindh Secretariat

After Parliamentarian Lodges, liquor bottles have been found in the barracks of Old Sindh Secretariat. It is also raising questions as to how the bottles could be brought into the barracks without security checking.

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