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Kohistan honour killing case: How much longer till justice is served?

SC referred case to the Peshawar High Court on Wednesday

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January 3, 2019


Scandal-hit Modi govt using pressure tactics against Pakistan: Minister

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is under pressure by the opposition after fresh evidence of alleged corruption in the 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft from France.

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September 23, 2018


Balochistan: Key accused get bail in mega corruption case

Former officials of the Balochistan government were granted bail on Monday, two years after they were taken into custody in a multi-billion-rupee scandal, SAMAA TV reported on Monday. The Balochistan High Court accepted the bail application of former secretary finance Balochistan, Mushtaq Raisani and his advisor Khalid Lango. The court ordered them to submit surety…

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July 30, 2018


California university president resigns as abuse scandal widens

The president of a top California university resigned Friday in the wake of a growing scandal over a former campus gynecologist who stands accused of sexually abusing thousands of students over a period of decades. C.L. Max Nikias’ departure was announced in a letter by the board of trustees as the University of Southern California…

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May 26, 2018


‘I was so naive’: Weinstein wife lifts lid on scandal

The estranged British fashion designer wife of Harvey Weinstein says she “never” suspected him of wrongdoing and was “so naive,” in her first interview since the Hollywood mogul’s downfall over sexual misconduct revelations. “There was a part of me that was terribly naive — clearly, so naive,” Georgina Chapman, 42, told Vogue in an extensive…

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May 11, 2018


Scandal, women power and bans as Cannes festival opens

The most political Cannes film festival in years opened Tuesday with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet against industry sexism, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over some movies. With Hollywood still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Cannes under fire for its dearth of women directors, jury…

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May 9, 2018


ICC missed chance to lead over ball-tampering scandal – Graeme Smith

Cape Town: Former South African captain Graeme Smith has hit out at the International Cricket Council, saying the sport’s governing body missed a chance to show leadership over the Australian ball-tampering controversy. Speaking to South Africa’s Independent Media, Smith said: “I think the ICC missed an opportunity to really handle this properly and lead our…

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March 26, 2018


Facebook faces ‘Oppenheimer moment’ over Trump scandal

Paris: Facebook and psychologists who have worked with it are grappling with their “Oppenheimer moment”, experts say, over revelations that its data may have been used to help elect US President Donald Trump. The scandal over the way Cambridge Analytica obtained personal information to try to manipulate US voters “is the most important moment that…

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March 24, 2018


As Facebook scandal mushrooms, Zuckerberg vows to ‘step up’

San Francisco: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to “step up” to fix problems at the social media giant, as it fights a snowballing scandal over the hijacking of personal data from millions of its users. “We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you,”…

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March 22, 2018


Australia’s scandal-hit deputy PM quits

NEWS DESK: Australia’s scandal-hit deputy leader Barnaby Joyce announced Friday he was quitting and moving to the backbench amid claims of sexual harassment and controversy over an affair with a now-pregnant former aide, reported AFP. Joyce, whose National Party rules alongside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals, has been front-page news in Australia for two weeks…

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February 23, 2018


Sex abuse trauma centres set up for Olympic athletes

NEW YORK: As American sport reels from a horrifying sexual abuse scandal, athletes competing in this month’s Pyeongchang Olympics will have access to trauma units for the first time in Games history. The Winter Olympics open in South Korea on Friday after long-time USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175…

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February 5, 2018


This is Afridi’s style to tease Imad Wasim

In a viral video, cricketers Shahid Afridi and Babar Azam make fun of their colleague Imad Wasim by referring to him as ‘Afghan Jalebi’ as he was involved in a scandal with an Afghan woman. The Dutch girl has alleged that she was dumped by Imad Wasim after two were in relationship. Imad Wasim, in…

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February 5, 2018


Sexual abuse scandal weighs on U.S. gymnastics centers

LANSING, Mich.: Gymnastics coach Jamie Boyd-Hamilton is painfully questioning everything that once seemed normal in the Michigan community at the epicenter of a doctor’s sexual abuse of young athletes, reported Reuters. “There was probably little or nothing I could have done. It wasn’t my gym. I didn’t refer patients to him,” she said at her…

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February 2, 2018


Shenaz Treasury speaks up on harassment in Bollywood

MUMBAI: The Harvey Weinstein scandal shook the entertainment industry — not just Hollywood but Bollywood too. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Shenaz Treasury of “Delhi Belly” (2011) fame has spoken up about how sexual exploitation in return for work needs to stop. The actor, who was seen in the recently released Kaalakaandi, might not…

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January 21, 2018


Salman Khan lands in trouble over foul remark

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s superstar Dabangg Khan landed today (Saturday) in trouble as an FIR was lodged against him and actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra over a foul word a public platform as it hurt the sentiments of Scheduled Caste community. According to an Indian website, the complaint was lodged against the duo at the Andheri Police station…

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December 23, 2017


Nawaz Sharif ‘reveals’ new cause of disqualification

Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif unveiled new reason of his disqualification in corruption scandal saying the decision stands contrary to the national growth. Addressing the party workers at Punjab House, he said, “Those who take up this decision are no more Sadiq and Ameen (turthful land trustworthy).” Watch what else he said.

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December 4, 2017


Sahar Ansari: My Arts Council membership is not suspended and I still preside over many events

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: Sahar Ansari, an Urdu poet, says that his membership at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, has not been suspended and that he attends all the events at the council, presiding over many of the mushairas and other events. In a recent press conference on women rights on November 8, Arts…

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November 14, 2017


Harassment accusation of writer brings sleaze scandal to the heart of UK govt

NEWS DESK: Downing Street has been dragged into the Westminster sexual harassment scandal after a well-known writer claimed one of David Cameron’s officials groped her, reported The Independent. Daisy Goodwin, who wrote hit TV show Victoria, said that she had immediately called out the official, saying: “Are you actually touching my breast?” She alleged that…

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November 14, 2017


Rebel Wilson speaks out on Hollywood sexual harassment

NEWS DESK: Actress and comedian Rebel Wilson has taken to Twitter to reveal her own story of sexual harassment in the film industry, amid a scandal that has spread throughout Hollywood, reported The Independent. Wilson describes an alleged incident with an unnamed male “star” who asked her to perform a sex act on him while “his…

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November 12, 2017


Nissan resumes some production amid scandal, fresh wrongdoing found

TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) resumed on Tuesday most of the domestic car production that had been suspended in the wake of a scandal over uncertified technicians signing off on final inspections for decades, reported Reuters. The resumption of production, which follows Japan’s transport ministry approval of changes to inspection procedures, came as the…

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November 7, 2017


Harvey Weinstein expelled from Oscars Academy over mounting sexual harassment allegations

NEWS DESK: The organisation behind the Oscars has expelled film producer Harvey Weinstein over a string of sexual assault and harassment allegations made against him, reported The Independent. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, convened an emergency meeting on Saturday about how to deal with the scandal that has enveloped Hollywood. Dozens of…

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October 15, 2017

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