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US lawmaker vows to defend Muslims’ rights; help Pakistan eradicate polio

NEW YORK: Pledging to uphold the rights of American-Muslims, a U.S lawmaker said Saturday that he would also help in making Pakistan a polio-free country. Speaking at a large gathering of U.S. citizens of Pakistani origin held at the Pakistan consulate in New York, Republican Congressman Daniel Donovan said that United States Constitution guaranteed freedom…

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Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

SYDNEY: A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday. The child was picked up by local police in the mining city of Broken Hill, around a 14-hour drive from his starting point…

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Kangana Ranaut responds to Sonu Nigam’s remarks on Azaan

Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut has responded to Sonu Nigam’s statements regarding Azaan. According to foreign media, Kangana stated that she loves Azaan and respects all religious sites and traditions. She said, “I can’t speak for anyone but I personally love Azaan. When I was shooting for Tanu Weds Manu in Lucknow, I used to love…

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Mardan student lynching: Security incharge of AWKU arrested

MARDAN: Another suspect of Mardan lynching case was arrested on Sunday, Samaa reported. According to details, Security Incharge of Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) Mardan Bilal Bakhsh has been rounded up. He is accused of torturing Mashal Khan while the student was being beaten up by the mob over accusations of blasphemy. It should be…

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IPL 2017: Punjab take on Gujarat, Kolkata to lock horns with Bangalore

INDORE: Kings XI Punjab is playing against Gujarat Lions whereas Kolkata Knight Riders face Bangalore Royal Challengers in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 fixtures, Samaa reported. Gujarat Lions won the toss and chose to field in the match. Lions and Kings XI have both won a game against each other in the last season…

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Three men attacked in Indian capital for transporting cattle

NEW DELHI: Three men who were transporting buffaloes in their truck to a slaughterhouse were attacked by vigilantes in the heart of Indian capital New Delhi, the police said on Sunday.            The latest attack comes amidst a wave of rising tensions over cow slaughter in Hindu-majority India, where the animal is considered sacred and its…

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WATCH: Dr. Asim Hussain leads prayer

Former petroleum minister and close aide of ex-Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari Dr. Asim Hussain led a prayer in the mosque of Ziauddin Hospital in Karachi.

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Imran Khan struck a deal with PM Sharif: Chandio

HYDERABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Moula Bakhsh Chandio has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has struck a deal with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for seats in Punjab, Samaa reported. He made the claim while addressing the party’s sit-in protest in Hyderabad. Chandio said that Khan made a deal with the premier…

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Second phase of census kicks off from Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The Second Phase of sixth housing and population census will commence on Tuesday.      According to Radio Pakistan, eighty eight districts across the country would be covered during this phase. The second phase includes twenty one districts each in Punjab and Sindh, seventeen in Balochistan, twelve in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six in FATA, five each…

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CPEC improves local infrastructure, people’s life : Report

BEIJING: Local residents in Pakistan are witnessing significant changes in their live, two years after the launch of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) program. The project, a key element of the Chinese government’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’, was officially launched in 2015 during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan, according to a report broadcast by…

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Video: MOAB strike by US on Daesh hideout kills 15 RAW agents

The “Mother Of All Bombs” (MOAB) strike carried out by the United States on a Daesh hideout in Afghanistan last week killed 15 Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agents. It is being stated that the agents were involved in anti-state activities in Pakistan with the collaboration of Afghan intelligence. The strike is leading to speculations…

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Karachi: LEAs arrest hitman involved in killing of five boxers

KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) arrested a Lyari gangster from Karachi who killed 10 persons including five boxers, Samaa reported. According to details, law enforcement agencies nabbed a target killer identified as Arif Mama from Mauripur area of the metropolis. He is said to be a member of Uzair Baloch group. In the investigation, the…

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WATCH: ISPR release awareness video regarding Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad

Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has released an awareness video in regard to Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. The military’s public relations wing, in the video, has appealed the nation to not become facilitators of terrorists.

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Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

MIAMI: An unmanned Cygnus cargo ship carrying a load of supplies and science experiments arrived safely at the International Space Station on Saturday, according to live images broadcast on NASA television. Working from inside the orbiting lab, US astronaut Peggy Whitson and her French counterpart Thomas Pesquet operated the station’s external robotic arm to grab…

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Video: A look at second day of first Pakistan – Windies test

Mohammad Amir claimed his first five-wicket haul since returning from a five-year ban on a rain-shortened second day of the first test against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday. Only 11.3 overs were bowled, with the home team advancing to 278 for nine wickets at a soggy Sabina Park.

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French consulate in New York evacuated after bomb threat

NEW YORK: The French consulate in New York, where thousands of expatriates were registered to cast ballots in their presidential election on Saturday, was briefly evacuated following a bomb threat, officials said. A suspicious vehicle prompted police to clear the building on Fifth Avenue across from Central Park, Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre said. “After the…

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Customs foil smartphone smuggling bid at Multan Airport

MULTAN: Customs officials foiled smartphones smuggling at Multan International Airport on Sunday morning, Samaa reported. According to details, the customs officials seized a large quantity of smartphones from a private airliner which landed at Multan Airport from Dubai. Four people were taken into customs. Customs officials stated that the cost of the recovered cellphones was…

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Video: Sheikh Rasheed comments on Pakistan’s system

Awami Muslim League (AML) Chairman Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed lambasted the prevailing system of Pakistan in his media talk on Sunday morning.

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Video: Beggar refuses to take money from Sheikh Rasheed

A beggar refused to take a 100 rupee note from Awami Pakistan League Chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed. He said that the amount being given to him was less.

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