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India’s top court refuses to interfere in ‘Padmavati’ dispute

New Delhi: The Indian Supreme Court has refused to interfere in the release of the Hindi film “Padmavati” which is facing protests and ban over controversial role of star actress Deepika Padukone. The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was hearing a plea filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma. “We could not interfere…

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BPL 2017 Live Updates: Rajshahi Kings vs Khulna Titans

  Today 2nd match DD Vs RR live score update  DHAKA: In the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Khulna Titans Tuesday beat Rajshahi Kings by two wickets. Winning the toss, Khulna Titans decided to bowl first against Rajshahi Kings at Shere Bangla National Stadium. Rajshahi Kings set 167-run target which Khulna Titans chased in 19th over with 4…

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Watch: Faizabad blockade enters 16th day

Paralysing life in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the protest sit-in by religious parties continued on 16th consecutive day at Faizabad Interchange Tuesday, with government seeking a breakthrough in negotiations with protest leaders who are demanding resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid. Watch this report…

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Indian police book Sharapova in housing fraud case

NEW DELHI: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation by Indian police for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, a lawyer said Tuesday. The firm behind the development is alleged to have taken millions of dollars from homebuyers before the project folded. Piyush Singh,…

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Number of pneumonia patients rises as winter begins

Cold spell has begun in Pakistan giving rise to the number of pneumonia patients. There are reports that at least 92,000 children die of this disease every year in the country. Know more in this report.

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Peshawar Corps Commander visits Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur

RAWALPINDI: Commander Peshawar Corps Lt General Nazir Ahmed Butt visited forward areas of Bajaur Agency on Pak-Afghan border, said Pakistan Army’s public affairs department on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), he was briefed on cross border attack attempt by terrorists on 13 November and over all security situation in…

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China’s Tencent overtakes Facebook

Beijing: China’s social media and video game giant Tencent overtook Facebook in market value on Tuesday as investors sent the company soaring to the top five list of the world’s biggest firms. Tencent’s shares, traded in Hong Kong, have doubled in value this year as the tech company’s earnings have repeatedly outmatched analysts’ expectations. A…

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Sheikh Rashid foresees elections not happening in 2018

Sheikh Rashid predicted that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will make strong pitch not to let National Assembly have the full quorum as the Opposition parties are geared up for legislation banning the disqualified to head any political party. Talking to Samaa TV in a current affairs program ‘Khara Sach’, he revealed that in Saudi Arabia,…

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Pakistanis among 15,000 expats facing deportation from Canada

Canada: Canada’s attempts to send up to 1,000 foreigners who are here illegally back to their home countries are being stymied by nations refusing to take them back, officials said Monday. International and domestic laws in most countries require governments to allow their own citizens entry. “But some countries are refusing to provide travel documents…

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Turbat carnage: Emotional scenes as lucky survivor reaches home

A lucky youth who was going with those gunned down in Turbat tragedy, reached home to the great astonishment of the family. The Turbat tragedy claimed lives of at least 20 people in two separate incidents. The lucky boy hailed from Sialkot however six others from the same city were massacred in Turbat. Sambrial’s Haider…

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Killer whales seen off Churna Island

KARACHI: A pod of killer whales was recently observed about 50km south-west of Churna Island, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P). This is the first ever recorded sighting of this species, known as orca, from Pakistan’s waters. The killer whale, also , is considered as the most powerful predator on earth. It has been…

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Mistaken Trump: New Zealand PM tries to clear misunderstanding

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s wife at a summit in Asia last week. Trudeau was supposedly making the introductions as Ardern attended her first major forum since taking office last month when Trump mixed-up the 37-year-old with…

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Performer girls arrested from Khanewal dance party

Khanewal police, in a major raid in the city, arrested seven dancer girls and 20 of their fans viewing their performances. The arrested include stage actress Anam Shahzadi. At least 25 vehicles have been impounded in the police custody. Know more here.

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Islamabad protest: Shah urges govt to seek army’s help

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly, Syed Khurshid Shah, on Tuesday urged the federal government to contact military’s leadership to peacefully end sit-in of religious parties in Islamabad. “As a leader of the opposition, I will say that military’s leadership should be contacted, it is legal and constitutional authority [of government] that they…

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China’s Assistant FM meets PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Assistant Foreign Minister of China Kong Xuanyou called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on Tuesday morning. Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua were also present on the occasion. Pak-China relations and matters pertaining to mutual cooperation between the two countries discussed in the meeting. The seventh ministerial level…

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Man throws boiling oil on infant girl

In an incident of stark apathy, a merciless man threw boiling oil on to his five-month baby girl in Gujranwala. According to the man’s wife, man, Hassan, used to torture the five-month old daughter. He also tried to send her to an orphanage. The little girl’s mother said Hassan lost his mind after his expectation…

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Here is how police arrested murderer after three years

After murdering a man in Lahore, the killer distanced himself from mobile phone calls for three years and instead, used social media in order to contact his relatives. Watch this report to know how Misri Shah police managed to arrest the killer.

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Three more youth killed in Indian held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district, on Tuesday. According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation at Magam in Handwara area of the district. The operation was still in progress till the filing of this…

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Video: Out-of-control vehicle runs into pylon

At least two people were wounded in a road accident in Karachi area of North Nazimabad when a vehicle went out of driver’s control. The over-speeding vehicle rammed into a pylon after brushing aside a rickshaw. The CCTV footage shows the abrupt flame blasting from the vehicle. Watch here the clip of CCTV camera.

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SC takes notice of Faizabad protest

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday took notice of a sit-in that has paralysed Rawalpindi and Islamabad for last two weeks. According to our correspondent, Justice Qazi Faez Isa took the notice of the protest of religious parties while hearing a case. “Which Islam teaches blockage of roads in such a way, which sharia allows…

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