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NEWS ALRET: LHC bars NAB from arresting Saad and Salman Rafique once again. | Have to see whether Zulfi Bukhari's appointment is in accordance with law: CJP. | Majeed family phones confiscated owing to recordings of threats, says CJP. | PM Imran meets US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad . | SC orders formation of new JIT in Model Town case.

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AJK president says entire world has rejected India’s false narrative on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Masood Khan on Tuesday said the entire world community has rejected the false Indian narrative on occupied...

Govt is refusing to shift father to hospital, says Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday said the government was refusing to shift his father former president Asif Ali...

Waseem Akhtar suspends Mustafa Kamal as Karachi’s ‘Project Director Garbage’

KARACHI: Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar on Tuesday suspended Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal as the city’s ‘Project Director Garbage’, mere hours...

ECP postpones verdict on PTI’s petition against Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday postponed the verdict challenging the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz vice-president. A...

Entertainment

‘Angel Has Fallen’ rises to top of N.American box office

LOS ANGELES: Lionsgate's action-packed political thriller "Angel Has Fallen" debuted atop the North American box office with $21.4 million in ticket sales, industry watcher...

Mehwish Hayat aces Jason Statham’s bottle cap challenge

Mehwish Hayat is an actress not only blessed with good looks and charisma, but sheer talent as well. The Tamgha-e-Imtiaz holder recently stunned in her...

What’s happening behind-the-scenes before the LSA 2019?

While we wait for the onstage action at the Lux Style Awards 2019, there is plenty of excitement backstage, in the lead up to...

Business

Highlights: India unveils budget aimed at boosting infrastructure and foreign investment

NEW DELHI: India on Friday unveiled a budget aimed at boosting infrastructure and foreign investment, the first since the Bharatiya Janata Party led by...

ADB approves $235 million loan to develop Karachi Bus Rapid Transit project

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a $235 million loan to help develop the bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Karachi. According...

IMF likely to decide Pakistan’s $6bn bailout package today

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Funds (IMF) on Wednesday (today) will decide about approval of the bailout package worth $6 billion...

Deadline for govt’s Asset Declaration Scheme to end today

ISLAMABAD: The deadline for the government’s Asset Declaration Scheme will end today, after it was extended till July 3. On Sunday, Adviser to Prime Minister...

Sports

Misbah emerges as front-runner for Pakistan cricket coach

KARACHI: Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq Tuesday emerged as the favourite to take over as Pakistan's cricket coach after Mickey Arthur was axed following a disappointing...

Younis Khan’s mother passes away

KARACHI: Cricket legend Younis Khan’s mother passed away after prolonged illness on Tuesday. She had been suffering from a kidney-related disease and was hospitalised at...

Concussion substitute Labuschagne stars as Australia draw second Ashes Test

LONDON: Marnus Labuschagne made history as international cricket´s first concussion substitute before his valuable fifty helped Australia draw the second Ashes Test against England...

World

Boxer Amir Khan visits LoC to express solidarity with Kashmiris

Pakistani-origin British boxer Amir Khan visited the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday to meet the families affected by India’s ceasefire violations and to...

Iran tells US to take ‘first step’, end sanctions

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday told the United States to "take the first step" by lifting all sanctions against Iran, a day after US...

Brazil slams G7 aid offer as Amazon fires rage

BRASILIA: Brazil on Monday rejected aid from G7 countries to fight wildfires in the Amazon, with a top official telling French President Emmanuel Macron...

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

WELLINGTON: New Zealand announced plans for a national firearms register Monday in its second round of gun law reforms following the Christchurch mosque attacks...

Technology

Facebook to tackle content with misleading health claims

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was taking steps to reduce promotion of products based on misleading health-related claims. In a blog post here, the...

Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early

LONDON: Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that...

Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency with ‘Libra’ coin

Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and brings...

Google unveils new Pixel smartphone starting at $399

Google bucked the soaring smartphone price trend Tuesday, unveiling a high-performance Pixel handset aimed at the middle of the market as part of a...

Health

Pakistan Medical Association raises entrance test qualification eligibility

KARACHI: The road to becoming a doctor became more difficult as the Pakistan Medical Association has raised its test qualification eligibility. Students will now need...

Sindh’s largest public sector hospital fails to provide services

KARACHI: Forty yeas-old Mohammad Ali, a resident of Surjani Town has been refused at the gate a third time for a CT scan at...

Five more polio cases surface in Khyber Pakthunkawa

PESHAWAR: Five new cases of the polio virus were reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government's health department said on Wednesday. According to the KP...

Skipping breakfast significantly increases risk of death from heart disease

CHICAGO: Skipping breakfast has a lockstep correlation with an increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular-related disease, according to a recently released study. In the...

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