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 2018-06-22 07:02 

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Mehwish Hayat to star in Benazir Bhutto's biopic...

Mehwish Hayat is one of the most known actors of Pakistani TV/Film industry. She has earned a lot of appreciation by showing us her commendable acting skills and admirable personality. While her acting has always made us praise her, this time we cannot wa...

 2018-06-22 06:39 

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Chinese companies joint venture to build 40MW waste-to-energy plant in Lahore...

KARACHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has accepted an application of the Lahore Xingzhong Renewable Energy Company (pvt) Limited for its 40 megawatt (MW) waste to energy project. Earlier the company had filed an application wit...

 2018-06-22 06:11 

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Speeding tractor-trolley claims to lives in Lahore...

LAHORE: A tragic traffic incident on Thursday night claimed two lives near Lahore's Hanjarwal area. According to authorities, the accident occurred when a speeding tractor-trolley rammed into a motorcycle near Canal View. The motorcyclists died on the...

 2018-06-22 06:11 

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Speeding tractor-trolley claims two lives in Lahore...

LAHORE: A tragic traffic incident on Thursday night claimed two lives near Lahore's Hanjarwal area. According to authorities, the accident occurred when a speeding tractor-trolley rammed into a motorcycle near Canal View. The motorcyclists died on the...

 2018-06-22 06:03 

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Appellate Tribunals: Shahid Khaqan, Sardar Mehtab challenge rejection of NA-53 candidacies...

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday challenged rejection of his NA-53 constituency nomination papers. Abbasi's counsel Tahir Mahmood Abbasi filed an appeal in the election tribunal today seeking dismissal of RO's r...

 2018-06-22 06:00 

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Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor to tie the knot in 2020...

Bollywood flicks and B-town stars are admired by people all across the world. Recently, we got to know that the two popular Bollywood stars, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are in a love relationship. This made their fans go crazy. Freshly, Ranbir Kapoor con...

 2018-06-22 05:23 

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Unidentified men kill police officer in Peshawar...

PESHAWAR: Unidentified men on Thursday night killed a police officer in Hayatabad's police station jurisdiction. According to sources, unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on the police officer and fled. The incident occurred around 9:15 pm on polic...

 2018-06-22 04:43 

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Turkey's Erdogan showcases new Istanbul airport ahead of elections...

ISTANBUL: A plane carrying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday touched down at Istanbul's new airport, the first such landing by a passenger aircraft ahead of its official opening in October. The landing came three days before tightly contested...

 2018-06-22 04:36 

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Argentine fans weep as World Cup dream fades...

The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as a crowd expecting a Messi-inspired Argentina World Cup revival could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded. "We lost very badly, they really humiliated us this time," sa...

 2018-06-22 04:25 

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US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study...

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment. US industry emits some 13 million metric tons each year, far more ...

 2018-06-22 04:20 

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Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism...

Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure. The animal was killed at Planckendael Zoo in Mechelen, between Brussels and Antwerp, when it came within 10 metres (33 feet) of...

 2018-06-22 04:11 

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Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling...

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds. Argentina knew they had to ...

 2018-06-22 04:05 

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Melania Trump visits border, Congress flails on family separations...

Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations, while Republican lawmakers were forced to delay a high-stakes vote on the crisis. While...

 2018-06-22 03:58 

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Saudi Arabia gears up to end women driving ban...

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists. Overturning the decades-long ban, a glaring symbol of repress...

 2018-06-22 00:10 

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Hamza wealthier than his father...

ISLAMABAD: According to the new details that emerged on Thursday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) scion Hamza Shahbaz owns net assets worth over Rs 411 million while his father and former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif possesses assets totaling...

 2018-06-22 00:04 

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Panama Papers: new leak shows Pakistani clients struggling to avoid trouble...

ISLAMABAD: A fresh batch of leaked documents of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals how the release of Panama Papers triggered panic among the firm and its clients, several of them Pakistanis who had to change their plans of hiding wealth abroad a...

 2018-06-21 23:32 

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Tribunal summons RO over rejection of Imran's papers...

ISLAMABAD: An Appellate Tribunal of the Islamabad High Court on Thursday ordered the retuning officer to appear before it in-person on Friday (today) along with the record pertaining to rejection of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's...

 2018-06-21 23:29 

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Getting Chinese visa made easy for Pakistanis...

ISLAMABAD: Many visa applicants, especially the Urdu speakers, visiting the consular section of the Chinese embassy in Islamabad are pleasantly surprised to see two Pakistani woman employees at the office greeting them. Yang Lianchun, director of the Cons...

 2018-06-21 23:28 

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Symposium calls for promotion of tolerance in society...

A symposium held here called for promotion of peace, tolerance and love in the country and around the world. The symposium titled 'Engagement of Bashar Core of Volunteers' held at the Edhi Home Islamabad was organized by the Bashar to celebrate Ei...

 2018-06-21 23:25 

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I granted Zulfi permission to travel abroad: minister...

Caretaker Minister for Interior Azam Khan on Thursday said Zulfi Bukhari, a close friend of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, was granted one-time permission to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. "I reviewed the file of Zulfi B...

 2018-06-21 23:23 

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ICT appellate tribunal to decide appeals by 27th...

Islamabad High Court's Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, who has been appointed as Appellate Tribunal for Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), will hear and decide the appeals of candidates against rejection and acceptance of nomination papers by June 27. A...

 2018-06-21 23:19 

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Three-day Kumrat festival starts today...

The Kumrat Summer Sports and Cultural Festival will commence on June 22 (today) at the scenic Kumrat valley. Upper Dir Deputy Commissioner Irfan Ullah Mehsud on Thursday said all-out resources have been utilized to ensure maximum facilities to the local, ...

 2018-06-21 23:18 

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Minister calls for promotion of tertiary education...

Caretaker Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training and Science and Technology Prof Yusuf Shaikh visited the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) on Thursday. The minister was given a detailed briefing on the functioning, mu...

 2018-06-21 23:04 

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Kickback demand, negligence led to delay in Green, Orange lines...

KARACHI: The purchase of 80 busses for Green Line and 42 busses for Orange Line under the Bus Rapid Transport System has been delayed owing to malpractice of officials concerned, Daily Times has learnt. The purchase accord of busses was approved back in 2...

 2018-06-21 23:01 

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Parties urged to prioritise labour issues in election campaign...

KARACHI: Several labour leaders noted on Thursday that it was heartening that yet another elected government in Pakistan completed its tenure but political parties ruling the centre and provinces in the last five years did not take any step to bring a vis...

 2018-06-21 23:00 

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Kh Saad owns assets worth Rs 178 million...

Former federal minister Khawaja Saad Rafique owns assets worth Rs 178.413 million. The details submitted by Kh Saad in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) revealed that he and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique have an ancestral home worth Rs 12.5 m...

 2018-06-21 22:57 

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Musharraf owns assets worth Rs 34.2 million...

Former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf owns assets worth Rs 34.2 million while his total earning in the year 2017 was a little over Rs 1.9 million, according to details of his assets submitted with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The aff...

 2018-06-21 22:56 

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Caretaker CM seeks end to unannounced power outages...

Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazalur Rahman has urged K-Electric not to resort to unannounced load-shedding in the city. He issued these directives on Thursday while presiding over a joint meeting between K-E and Sindh Energy Department at the Chief Min...

 2018-06-21 22:52 

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PM reviews ECP arrangements for general elections...

ISLAMABAD: Interim Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk Thursday reviewed the measures taken by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold free, fair and transparent general elections on July 25. During his visit to the ECP, the prime minister m...

 2018-06-21 22:21 

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Pakistan will hunt down all terrorists...

Pakistan on Thursday said it does not differentiate between 'good' and 'bad' Taliban and will continue to hunt down all terrorists without any distinction. Addressing a weekly press briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Faisal confirmed...

 2018-06-21 22:18 

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'Decision on Nawaz, Maryam's names on ECL upon their return'...

Caretaker Law and Information Minister Ali Zafar said on Thursday that the placement of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz's names on the Exit Control List (ECL) was under consideration but a decision on the matter would ...

 2018-06-21 22:08 

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Askari approves funds worth Rs 7.44 crore for needy patients...

LAHORE: Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hassan Askari has approved the release of additional funds of Rs 7.44 crore for the treatment of needy patients. This amount will be utilised for free treatment of needy patients suffering from fatal diseases inc...

 2018-06-21 22:05 

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Touchdown Lahore — Sikh pilgrims received by ETPB at Wagah Border...

LAHORE: For performing the rituals of the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, 284 Sikh pilgrims reached Lahore on Thursday and were received at Wagah Border by the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Secretary Tariq Wazir along with other official...

 2018-06-21 22:00 

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Pakistan's enemies are our enemies as well, says Alice Wells...

Washington DC: "The United States considers Pakistan's enemies as its enemies. The death of TTP chief Mullah Fazalullah in a drone attack speaks volumes about the cooperation between the two countries," says United States Assistant Secretary o...

 2018-06-21 21:59 

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Mehbooba wakes up after BJP dumps her...

While in power with the support of the nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mehbooba Mufti outsourced Kashmir to the police, and now on her way out, she has handed it over for direct Delhi rule. Quite a paradox. The reality dawned on the former chief ...

 2018-06-21 21:58 

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Saudi-led coalition faces tough battle for Yemen's Hodeidah port...

A Saudi-led coalition riding high over its successful capture of Hodeidah airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis faces a daunting challenge to seize Yemen's main seaport, the ultimate prize in the biggest offensive of the war. Alliance leaders Saudi Ar...

 2018-06-21 21:58 

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Pakistan's veteran diplomat passes away...

Veteran diplomat Jamsheed Veeri Marker passed away in Karachi on Thursday. Among other assignments, Markar remained Pakistan's top envoy to the United States and several other countries in a diplomatic career spanning over three decades. He also earne...

 2018-06-21 21:57 

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IHC reserves decision on Nawaz Sharif's plea...

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reserved its verdict on a petition by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to club together the decision on all three NAB references against him. Nawaz and his family members are facing three corruption references ...

 2018-06-21 21:56 

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GENCO-III fined Rs 5m for Jan 15 power breakdown in Punjab, KP...

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs 5 million on the Northern Power Generation Company Limited GENCO-III, a state-owned power generation company. The decision was taken in view of negligence in mainten...

 2018-06-21 21:19 

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Syria's Assad gets food lifeline from Crimea...

Crimea has stepped up grain exports to Syria over the past year in an arrangement that gives the Black Sea peninsula an outlet for its surplus crops and ensures President Bashar al-Assad has a reliable source of wheat. Shipments started picking up in the ...

 2018-06-21 21:18 

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Trump about-face no consolation for parents who lost kids: lawyers...

President Donald Trump may have halted the widely assailed practice of taking children away from parents who cross the border with Mexico illegally, but that's of little comfort to those who already lost their kids. Published in Daily Times, June 22nd...

 2018-06-21 21:16 

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In Turkey's pious heartland, faith in Erdogan trumps economy worries...

In a dusty business park in Konya, Turkey's conservative industrial heartland, Ahmet Hakan Umit sells imported machine tools that are quickly becoming too expensive for his customers. Sales are down as much as 30 percent this year as a deep dive in th...

 2018-06-21 21:16 

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Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules South Korean court...

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one...

 2018-06-21 21:15 

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PFA seals two food points over poor hygiene conditions...

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Thursday sealed two food businesses over failure to maintain a hygienic working environment and providing substandard food during a crackdown held in the provincial metropolis. The food safety teams also imposed ...

 2018-06-21 21:13 

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PHC team attacked by unindentified assailants for shutting down quack centres...

LAHORE: Unidentified assailants attacked anti-quackery teams of the Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) on Thursday, following which the police registered an FIR. According to details, when officers of the PHC were travelling back in their official vehicle...

 2018-06-21 21:12 

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One-day seminar on improving the quality of education held at Virtual University...

LAHORE: A one-day seminar on Role of Modern Tools in Improving Quality of Teaching-Learning Process was held at Virtual University of Pakistan. The seminar was organised by the Directorate of Quality Enhancement at MA Jinnah Campus Lahore. The main object...

 2018-06-21 21:09 

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SHC judges visit CMCH, order improvements for ailing patients...

LARKANA: The Sindh High Court (SHC) judges including Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar and Justice Khadim Hussain Tunio on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the teaching block of Chandka Medical College and Hospital (CMCH). Reportedly, they were accompanied by La...

 2018-06-21 21:07 

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Police detain captain in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster...

The captain of an overloaded Indonesian ferry that sank into the depths of Sumatra's Lake Toba has been detained by police for questioning over the deadly disaster, authorities said Thursday. He was among just 18 people rescued after the vessel capsiz...

 2018-06-21 21:05 

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Pummeled for days on immigration crisis, Trump told top aides: 'Fix it'...

US President Donald Trump's abrupt reversal in a volatile immigration crisis resulted from pressure by close family members, friends and lawmakers who urged him to climb down from a deeply unpopular hardline policy. As recently as Monday, Trump was vo...

 2018-06-21 20:26 

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Asian markets reverse on ligering trade war fears...

Asian markets mostly fell on Thursday, with Shanghai and Hong Kong leading the way, with an early rally overcome by simmering concerns about a possible China-US trade war. Worry over the world economy also sent the dollar up against high-yielding currenci...

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