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Viral video of assault on Paris woman sparks probe

Paris prosecutors have opened an inquiry after a young woman posted a shocking video of a man punching her in broad daylight outside a cafe after she angrily responded to his sexual harassment, legal sources said Monday. Marie Laguerre, a 22-year-old student, wrote on Facebook last week that she was returning home when the man…

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Lawyer on a bike: Meet ANP’s first female candidate in Punjab

Nosheen Jatoi is Awami National Party’s first female candidate in Punjab. She is contesting the July 25 election from Multan’s NA-155. She uses a motorbike to move around the city during her election campaign. “If I’m elected, my first priority will be infrastructure and drainage system of this area,” she told SAMAA TV. Jatoi, a…

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Saudi Aramco appoints new board members including a woman

DUBAI: Saudi Aramco, the world’s top oil company, has appointed three new members to its board including a woman executive, the state run company said on Sunday. Saudi Arabian Minister of Finance Mohammed al-Jadaan and Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed al-Tuwaijri were named as members of the Aramco board of directors. Lynn Laverty Elsenhans,…

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Pakistan lodges protest with India against death of woman at LoC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday summoned India’s deputy high commissioner and lodged a protest over the death of a woman at the Line of Control (LoC) in “unprovoked ceasefire violations.” “Director General (SA & SAARC) of Foreign Office Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the…

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Lahore woman electrocuted; police suspect husband’s involvement

Forty-year-old Nasreen Bibi was electrocuted and killed by her family members near Lahore, said the police Police officials suspect the involvement of her husband. The woman’s children deny she was intentionally killed. According to them, it was an accident. Police said the body will be handed over to the relatives after medico-legal formalities. Investigations are…

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Woman on wheels in the mountains of Azad Kashmir

Reporting by Amiruddin Mughal Amna, a young motorcyclist, glides through the narrow spaces between mountains in Muzaffarabad on her bike She said she has been riding her motorcycle for the past two years. “When I started riding my motorcycle, people criticised me,” she said. “Then I went to Karachi where the environment was friendly.” Amna…

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Woman, Rangers jawan injured in Karachi

Reporting by Shahnavaz Ali A woman and a Rangers jawan were injured during a robbery when men opened fire in Karachi’s Korangi Saturday The incident took place near Chamra Chowrangi. The woman, identified as 22-year-old Alisha, and the jawan, 50-year-old Navazish Ali Shah, were injured in the firing. They were taken to Jinnah hospital. On…

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Canadian woman fined over taking patients to hospital

ONTARIO: A woman in Canada was fined for taking cancer patients to hospital for their appointments. The 58-year-old female, who is a survivor of breast cancer herself, was fined by the authorities over using a car without a license. Her name has been kept confidential as she requested anonymity. She used to charge $12 from…

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Rawalpindi woman dies from jumping off fifth floor as man fires shots

NEWS DESK: A woman died while another was injured when a man opened fire in the house they had gathered for a party in Rawalpindi. The two women jumped off the fifth floor of the building after the firing. The incident took place in an apartment of a residential building in Rawalpindi. A man, identified…

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Woman burnt by in-laws in Kasur

KASUR: A woman was allegedly burned by her in-laws over a petty issue in Kasur; the injured woman is in critical condition. The outraged in-laws of the woman allegedly set her on fire over a trivial issue. The woman’s 80 percent body was affected with burn injuries. The woman was shifted to Jinnah Hospital in…

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El Salvador releases woman jailed over abortion

NEWS DESK: A Salvadoran woman serving a 30-year jail sentence for having an abortion was released from prison on Thursday on the orders of the Supreme Court, her lawyer and rights groups said, reported AFP. Wearing a white T-shirt, Teodora Vasquez was greeted by her family and members of organizations who fought her case in…

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Czech smuggler girl gets eight-day judicial remand

LAHORE: The Czech model Tereza Hluskova, who was detained in Pakistan for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin from the Allama Iqbal International Airport, has been remanded into judicial custody for another eight days. The 21-year Czech drug mule was produced before a local court where judicial magistrate extended her judicial remand to another eight days….

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Elderly woman brutally tortured in Punjab village

NAROWAL: An elderly woman was dishonored by an influential landlord in a village near Punjab’s Narowal city on Sunday. According to our correspondent, the landlord and his son brutally tortured the poor woman, who is mother of five children. She was beaten up with sticks and dragged on road by the men over fight of…

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This woman coughed so hard that she broke her rib

NEWS DESK: Laughing so hard your sides split is one thing, but one woman has actually coughed so hard she broke a rib, reported The Independent. When the 66-year-old woman, who has not been named in the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, first went to see her doctor, it was thought…

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CJP compares length of speech to length of woman’s skirt

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar compared the length of a speech to length of a woman’s skirt. Addressing a recent event in Karachi, the apex judge said, “He was always told that a speech should be like a woman’s skirt. It should not be too long and neither too short that it…

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Solo flight for woman passenger after booking error

NEW YORK: An error by airline staff helped a woman fly like a celebrity in an empty aircraft in the US recently. It happened when her flight was cancelled and she was accidentally rebooked onto a plane reserved for transporting airline crew, said a report in The Independent. The woman, identified only as Beth, posted…

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IGP Punjab orders swift action in women and child abuse cases

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Capt (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan Friday said that any delay in police proceedings in women and child abuse cases would not be tolerated. He said that immediate arrest of culprits in such cases must be ensured. He gave these directions while addressing all regional and district police officers…

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Indian envoy summoned on ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Acting Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Friday and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces on 11 January 2018 in Kot Kotera Sector that resulted in the Shahadat of a 65-year old lady (Hussain bibi w/o Haji Farzand, resident of Peer Khana…

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Woman with undiagnosed endometriosis mistaken for period pains visited emergency 200 times

NEWS DESK: A woman who was suffering from undiagnosed endometriosis was dismissed as having period pains and fired from two jobs as a result, reported The Independent. Sinead Smythe visited A&E over 200 times due to the immense pain she was experiencing. She was initially diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease before doctors realised the real…

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Taylor Swift buys homeless pregnant woman a house

NEWS DESK: Taylor Swift just bought a pregnant fan a house after discovering she was homeless for eight months of her pregnancy, reported The Independent. The fan, known as Stephanie, received the news as a surprise backstage after Swift’s performance in Manchester. While she was hesitant to share the news, Stephanie finally did so on…

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A man’s scent can make women drink more alcohol: study

NEWS DESK: The scent of a man can make a woman drink more alcohol than usual, a study has claimed, reported The Independent. Researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida decided to explore how a man’s scent can affect a woman’s decision to drink after carrying out a similar experiment…

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