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Quetta gas leakage blast: Father, son wounded

ISLAMABAD: At least two people sustained severe burns in a gas leakage blast occurred in Quetta on Friday morning. According to details, the mishap took place at a house near Jabal-e-Noor when resident Mohammad Haneef tried to turn on the heater. The room instantly caught fire due to gas leakage and injured Haneef and his…

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As Verna hits the cinemas today, Mahira rejoices in power of artistes

NEWS DESK: The ban on Verna was lifted yesterday and the film hits the cinemas across the country today (Friday). Meanwhile, Mahira Khan is relishing the power of artistes. Tonight I realize how powerful artists are, not those in power. We are. Why else do we get banned? Why else do our films pose a…

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Malala featured on list of ‘most influential female leaders in the UK’

NEWS DESK: We have a reason to be proud: our very own Malala Yousafzai is on the Harper Bazaar UK’s list aimed at¬†“celebrating the most influential female leaders in the UK”! Harper’s Bazaar UK commemorated its 150th anniversary year with the list. “In our 150th anniversary year, following the success of the Bazaar At Work…

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IHC orders action against Faizabad Interchange protestors

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday expressed its resentment over government authorities for not clearing the Faizabad Interchange from Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah protestors, who have been camped up there for last 10 days, Samaa reported. While hearing a petition filed by the religious group, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui expressed anger over capital…

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Saudi monarch to step down in favor of crown prince

NEWS DESK: Saudi monarch King Salman will step down next week and announce his son Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as his successor, British media reports said. The 81-year-old king will continue as a ceremonial figurehead, with official leadership of the country resting with his son, reported the Daily Mail. “Unless something dramatic happens, King…

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Turbat tragedy: FIA arrest another accused from Gujrat

GUJRAT: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a man involved in Turbat tragedy pushing the number of arrested people in the case to four. The accused, Waheed Khan was the one who sent the people who were killed in Turbat. Bullet-riddled bodies of 15 people who wanted to go abroad to earn livelihood for their families…

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Urdu has become second official language in this Indian state

HYDERABAD: Indian state Telangana’s assembly on Thursday passed a bill to accord Urdu the status of second official language in the state, reported Times of India. Once it becomes law, all state government official correspondence and other orders will have to be issued both in Telugu and Urdu. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had made…

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BPL 2017: Dhaka Dynamites take on Rajshahi Kings; Rangpur Riders face Comilla Victorians today

MIRPUR: There are two Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) matches scheduled for today (Friday). In the 19th match of Bangladesh Premier League, Dhaka Dynamites will take on Rajshahi Kings while Rangpur Riders will Comilla Victorians in the 20th match. The matches will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. Dhaka Dynamites Squad: Shakib Al Hasan,…

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Amazing: One-legged Chinese footballer wins hearts

SHANGHAI: A one-legged footballer has captured the hearts of millions of Chinese fans after a widely circulated video showed him holding his own against able-bodied opponents and scoring a rasping right-footed drive. The exploits of 21-year-old He Yiyi, who lost his leg to childhood cancer and uses crutches to support himself when playing, have earned…

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Mehran Marri detained at Swiss airport, gets banned from entering country

NEWS DESK: Exiled Baloch leader Mehran Marri,¬†son of late nationalist leader Khair Bakhsh Marri, was detained at the Zurich airport as he, along with his wife and four children, was entering the country. The¬†Swiss government imposed a lifetime ban on his entry into the country on the request of the Pakistani government, which handed over…

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Fate of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe hangs in the balance amid coup confusion

HARARE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe‚Äôs fate hung in the balance on Friday as he apparently resisted efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army, until this week a key pillar of his 37-year-rule, reported Reuters. The United States, a longtime critic of Mugabe over allegations of human rights abuses…

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Five terrorists arrested in Dera Bugti, Uch, Chaman raids

RAWALPINDI: Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad is continuing across the country indiscriminately with successive defeats to the terrorists. According to ISPR, FC Balochistan conducted intelligence based operations in Dera Bugti, Uch and Chaman on terrorist hideouts and apprehended five terrorists. Explosive and ammunition including IEDs, mines, detonators, grenades and communication equipment also were recovered from their possession during…

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Confidence in euro zone expansion strong among economists

BENGALURU: The euro zone economy will mark its best year in a decade and maintain solid growth well into 2018, according to economists in a Reuters poll who said the risk was that their forecasts might not be optimistic enough. Reuters reported that inflation, last clocked at 1.4 percent, is expected to stay below the…

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Bill Gates firm on eradicating polio in Pakistan

ABU DHABI: Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has expressed his commitment to continue supporting the efforts of Pakistani government for polio eradication. He was talking to Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar in Abu Dhabi. During the meeting, Bill Gates lauded Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi…

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Two matches of National T20 Cup today

RAWALPINDI: Two matches will be played in National T20 Cup in Rawalpindi (today) Friday. In the first match, Lahore Whites will take on FATA while the second match will be played between Karachi Whites and Rawalpindi. Yesterday, Rawalpindi Region beat Fata Region by six wickets while Peshawar Region beat Islamabad Region by three wickets. –…

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Record price for art work: Da Vinci painting of Christ for $450mn

NEW YORK: A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for $450.3 million in New York, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie’s said. “Salvator Mundi” or “Savior of the World,” which depicts Jesus Christ, more than doubled the previous record of…

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Pakistan ranks ‘Not Free’ for sixth consecutive year in the Freedom on the Net Report

NEWS DESK: Pakistan has ranked ‘Not Free’ for the sixth consecutive year in the Freedom on the Net (FoTN) report.¬†Freedom House released the FoTN report for the year 2017, assessing internet freedom in 65 countries and accounting for 87% of internet users worldwide. The report primarily focuses on developments that occurred between June 2016 and…

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Police, Rangers form joint strategy against street criminals

The high-ups of police and paramilitary force have drawn up strategy to eradicate street criminals after an extraordinary surge in the wave of such incidents in the mega city of Karachi. At least 90 teams of the paratroopers have been formed to bear down on the street crimes. Meantime, police in plainclothes will remain deployed…

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Karachiites enjoy soup as winter shows first glimpse

After Balochistan received snowfall in its hilly areas, Karachi overnight went cold under the chilling effect of winds coming from Quetta. Citizens of Karachi, feeling the cold, reached Burns Road to enjoy soup — a delicacy of the area. Know more from Fayyaz Younus.

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MQM-L involved in terrorism in Balochistan, Karachi: Raza Haroon

Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Raza Haroon said London Secretariat of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) is actively involved in anti-state activities in Pakistan. Talking to media, he said, “We cannot view separately the matters relating Karachi and Balochistan.” He also raised question over the absence of home minister of Balochistan after terroristic incident in the…

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Islamabad protesters refuse to abide by IHC order to end sit-in

ISLAMABAD: The protesters of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) turned a deaf ear to the directives of Islamabad High Court (IHC) and refused to conclude their demonstration in the heart of the federal capital. The protesters demanded the dismissal of federal law minister Zahid Hamid from his office as they believe him to be…

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