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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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A Heinz sauce sachet was piercing this woman’s intestine wall

NEWS DESK: A woman thought she was suffering from a serious bowel disease for six years before doctors discovered some Heinz packaging piercing the wall of her intestine, reported The Independent. The 41-year-old patient suffered bouts of acute abdominal pain and bloating lasting up to three days, prompting doctors to diagnose her symptoms as Crohn’s…

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Woman whose brain slipped out of her skull surprises doctors

NEWS DESK: A woman whose brain was falling out of her skull has astonished doctors by living past Christmas, thanks to money that’s been raised for life-saving surgery, reported The Independent. Sarah Gearing suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic condition that causes the connective tissues in her body to collapse. This sometimes causes her joints…

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Newly-married woman sexually abused by panchayat members in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: In a shameful incident, a woman was allegedly raped by some influential members of a panchayat (village council) in an area of Faisalabad. The 18-year-old woman was subjected to the sexual abuse following her love marriage to a 25-year-old man. According to our correspondent, the victim’s father-in-law said in his statement to Tandlianwala area…

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Meet the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice in 5 days

Anshu Jamsenpa completed her second ascent to the top of Mount Everest this year on May 21. NEWS DESK: Most people don’t make it to the top of the world once. But mother-of-two Anshu Jamsenpa, aged 38, has done it five times, all from the South Col route on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest…

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Sylvester Stallone ‘categorically disputes’ claim of 1990s sexual assault

LOS ANGELES: Actor Sylvester Stallone on Thursday denied an accusation that he raped a woman in the 1990s and said the allegation was “completely fabricated.” Celebrity news site TMZ reported on Wednesday, citing law enforcement sources, that a woman had recently reported the allegation dating back to the 1990s against Stallone to Santa Monica police….

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US woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend in YouTube stunt

Chicago, United States: A 20-year-old mother of two in Minnesota has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend during a botched YouTube stunt, believing he would be shielded by a thick book. Monalisa Perez pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter and agreed to serve a six-month sentence, according to media reports. Perez and 22-year-old Pedro…

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Female candidate for US Congress withdraws over sexual harassment claim

NEW YORK: As sexual-harassment accusations by women against powerful men “sometimes several per day” pour in, a female congressional candidate in the state of Kansas Friday became the first to be accused of wrongdoing, according to American media reports.          Andrea Ramsey, a Democrats, who was running to unseat Republican Kevin Yonder, dropped out the…

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This woman gave birth to cancerous mass after believing she was pregnant

NEWS DESK: A mum-of-two was forced to ‘give birth’ to a cancerous mass after she discovered that her pregnancy bump was actually cancer, reported The Independent. Lauren Knowles, 27, from Aberdeen in Scotland, was heartbroken when she discovered that her unborn baby was a deadly disease. When she went for a scan at seven and…

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McDonald’s ‘refuses to serve woman because she’s wearing a hijab’

NEWS DESK: A Muslim woman in North London has claimed she was refused service in a McDonald’s restaurant because she was wearing a hijab, reported The Independent. The 19-year-old student said she was stopped in a McDonald’s on Seven Sister’s road in Holloway, North London. McDonalds has apologised and said the security guard responsible had…

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