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The PTI govt is getting foreign aid because of the army chief, says Shehbaz Sharif

He expressed reservation over bid awarded for the construction of Mohmand dam

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January 14, 2019


Iceland bid to ban circumcision riles religious groups

NEWS DESK: A proposed ban in Iceland on male circumcision, in defence of the rights of babies and young boys, has sparked anger among leaders of the world’s three major religions, reported AFP. Should the ban go through, it would be a first in Europe, where male circumcision is rare outside the Jewish and Muslim…

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March 2, 2018


Bangladesh bourse approves China bid, rejects India offer

Dhaka: Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said Tuesday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. The Dhaka Stock Exchange on February 10 had approved the Chinese offer to buy a quarter of the bourse’s 1.8 billion shares, but Bangladesh’s…

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February 20, 2018


Smart citizen escapes snatching bid

Watch this video how a present-minded car driver in Karachi’s Gizri area escaped snatching attempt.

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October 27, 2015


FC foils sabotage bid near Pak-Afghan border

CHAMAN: Frontier Corps (FC) foiled a sabotage bid and defused improvised explosive devices (IED) near Pak-Afghan borders in Chaman area of Killa Abdullah district on Tuesday. According to FC spokesman, acting on a tip off, FC personnel along with bomb disposal squad team reached the site and defused IED which was planted near Custom Office…

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July 21, 2015


Gambhir happy to buck trends in comeback bid

NEW DELHI: Gymnastics and mixed martial arts do not come naturally to Indian batsmen but former opener Gautam Gambhir, toiling in Perth to revive his international career, does not mind giving them a try if it helps get him back to the top. Once described by former batting partner Virender Sehwag as the best Indian…

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July 3, 2015


Apple bets on radio splash in streaming bid

NEW YORK: In its bid to become a power in music streaming, Apple is devoting its vast resources to create what it hopes will be a first truly global radio station. The $750 billion company, whose iTunes revolutionized how disparate parts of the world buy music, on Tuesday launches Apple Music as it sees consumer…

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June 27, 2015


Pervaiz takes a swipe at Imran's Karachi bid

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Saturday that restoration of complete peace in Karachi was the main target of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while PTI chief Imran Khan's all efforts were directed just at a seat there. In a statement issued here, the minister said that Imran Khan's free…

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April 18, 2015


Hamburg is preferred choice for Germany's 2024 Games bid

BERLIN: The northern port city of Hamburg was picked as the country's preferred choice for a 2024 summer Olympics bid ahead of Berlin, with the German Olympic Sports Confederation's (DOSB) members set to ratify the board's proposal later this week. The DOSB board opted for Olympic newcomers Hamburg instead of Berlin, who hosted the Games…

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March 16, 2015


Rain delays next leg of solar plane's round-the-world bid

AHMEDABAD: Poor weather has delayed Solar Impulse 2's departure from India on the next leg of its epic bid to become the first plane to fly around the world powered solely by the sun. The aircraft had been due to leave Ahmedabad city in the western state of Gujarat on Sunday and travel on to…

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March 14, 2015


Rangers thwart smuggling bid at Wagah border

LAHORE: Punjab Rangers foiled drug smuggling bid at Wagah Border Saturday Night, rangers sources said. According to the sources, the accused were signaled to stop near Padana Post after which they opened fire. The rangers opened retaliatory fire and injured one suspected smuggler, while his two associates managed to flee. The injured smuggler has been…

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January 11, 2015


Kerry heads to talks on Palestinian statehood bid

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry left early Sunday for a series of meetings in Europe seeking to head off an end-of-year UN showdown over a Palestinian bid for statehood. His first stop was to be Rome where he will meet separately with both Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

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December 14, 2014


Jim Webb first to announce US presidential bid

WASHINGTON: The dust has barely settled on midterm elections, but ex-senator Jim Webb has become the first candidate in America's upcoming presidential race — and an early potential challenger to fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I have decided to launch an exploratory committee to examine whether I should run for president in 2016,” Webb said in…

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November 20, 2014


Karachi police foil terror bid

KARACHI: Police foiled a terror bid when it impounded an explosive-rigged motorcycle in Baldia Town area of the city on Wednesday, Samaa reports. SSP West Irfan Baloch said the police defused a five-kg bomb that was afixed in a motorcycle. The bike was parked in a vacant plot, he said. In a separate raid, he…

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November 19, 2014


Terror attack bid foiled ahead of Ashura

QUETTA: Security forces foiled a major terrorism plot, seizing a huge cache of arms and explosives during raids in different areas of Balochistan, Samaa reported Thursday. Fifteen suicide vests, more than 100 rockets, eight Kalashnikovs and a quantity of explosives and bullets seized by the troops were shown to media persons in Quetta. Officials said…

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October 30, 2014


Bank guard injured, robbery bid foiled in Karachi

KARACHI: A security guard was injured during an attempt of robbery in a private bank in Karachi, Samaa reported Monday. According to police and rescue sources, the incident took place in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area where some armed bandits entered a private bank. The on-duty security guards resisted the robbers who wanted to hold the bank staff…

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October 13, 2014


Karachi cops dodge big bombing

KARACHI: When the policemen casually started wondering about why a motorcycle continues to be parked outside their stationhouse located in the heart of the coastal metropolis they had no idea they have just saved their own and many other lives, Samaa reported. According to sources, Jamshed Town Police Station narrowly escaped a deadly bombing bid…

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July 28, 2014


Rawalpindi police foil terror bid

RAWALPINDI: Police foiled a terror bid here on Wednesday after arresting terrorists with an explosive-laden vehicle. According to the police, the arrested terrorists were identified as Noor Zaman resident of Kohat and Asrar of Charsadda. “They had a Corolla car in which there were 23 guns, pistols and 45,000 bullets”, the police told media. Nineteen…

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July 23, 2014


CCTV footage of kidnapping bid in Karachi

This report shares with us CCTV footage of a kidnapping bid in Karachi.

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February 24, 2014


Thai protesters move to downtown Bangkok in bid to topple PM

BANGKOK: Thai anti-government protesters who have been camped out in north Bangkok packed their tents and marched downtown on Monday as they consolidated efforts to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a day after a disrupted general election.Some joined protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban on foot and others followed in cars and six-wheel trucks as Thailand's long-running…

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February 3, 2014


Kerry hopeful, says U.S. bid for Mideast peace not “quixotic”

MUNICH: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that he remains hopeful that the Obama administration's effort to broker a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians can succeed.The United States hopes to complete a “framework” accord in coming weeks and will then try to negotiate a final peace deal by the end of…

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February 1, 2014

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