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District admin announces holiday in Islamabad tomorrow


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17/02/19   by Dawn
ISLAMABAD: The local administration has declared tomorrow (Monday) a holiday in order to reduce possible inconvenience to the public caused by the visit of the Saudi crown prince.
Essential service organisations, such as the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad, Capital Development Authority, police, Islamabad Electric Supply Company, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines and hospital    [More....]


Two PTI activists gunned down in Karachi


16/02/19    By Dawn
KARACHI: Two workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) were shot dead in as many incidents in the city, police said on Friday.
Shafqat, 55, and Abdul Rehman, 27, were targeted in Orangi Town and SITE areas, respectively.
Iqbal Market SHO Adeel Ahmed told Dawn that Shafqat was sitting at his friend’s shop near Rehmat Chowk when armed pillion riders emerged t    [More....]


Balochistan assembly passes resolution to postpone local bodies elections


12/02/19    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: Treasury and opposition benches through adopting a joint resolution demanded on Monday late evening postponement of upcoming local bodies’ elections in the province for introducing reforms in the existing local bodies’ act and some other reasons.
The Joint Resolution has moved by Minister for Higher Education and Information, Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi     [More....]

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German antitrust authorities restrict Facebook data use


07/02/19   BY AP
German antitrust authorities have issued a ruling prohibiting Facebook from combining user data from different sources.
The Bundeskartellamt says Facebook users have only been ab    [More....]


CM Balochistan slams Metropolitan administration for destroying Quetta’s beauty


07/02/19    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan has said that Quetta depicts the first image of Balochistan but unfortunately none of administration focused on Quetta’s    [More....]


Two Afghan journalists killed in attack on radio station: officials


06/02/19   By AFP
Two journalists were shot and killed when gunmen stormed their radio station in northeast Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, underscoring the dangers faced by reporters in the wa    [More....]


Pakistan, Russia sign MoU for gas pipeline feasibility study


06/02/19    DawnNews
Inter-State Gas Systems (ISGS) and Gazprom on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a joint feasibility study regarding gas supplies from the Middle East to    [More....]


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Russia plans new missile systems after pullout


05/02/19   BBC
Russia says it is planning to develop new missile systems after both Russia and the US suspended their involvement in an arms control pact.
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Tr    [More....]


Paris fire: Ten dead and many injured at apartment block


05/02/19   BBC
en people including a baby have died in a fire at an eight-storey building in south-western Paris, fire service officials say.
More than 30 people - including six firefighters - we    [More....]


Provincial govt incapable to address public issues: Dr. Malik Baloch


05/02/19    By News Desk
QUETTA: Former Chief Minister and President National Party Dr. Malik Baloch slammed provincial government on Monday called the faltering government has no vision for people of Ba    [More....]


Pakistan Coast Guards foil smuggling bid at Naka Khari check-post in Balochistan


05/02/19    By News Desk
KARACHI – The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) on Monday busted a smuggling racket and arrested four suspects including a woman.
The PCG seized a huge quantity of drugs dur    [More....]


Venezuela crisis: EU states recognise Guaidó as president


04/02/19   BBC
The UK, France, Germany, Spain and other European countries have officially recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela.
It comes after President Ni    [More....]


5 dead, 2 hospitalised as plane parts hit California house


04/02/19    By AP
Five people died and two others were injured after a small plane apparently came apart, raining debris across a Southern California neighbourhood and igniting a house fire before landin    [More....]


Balochistan govt to provide 20,000 solar-run tubes wells to growers


04/02/19    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: Government of Balochistan would provide 20 thousand solar tube wells to the farmers of province. As the farmers of Balochistan have confronted difficulties owing th    [More....]


Australia weather: Townsville warned as floodgates open


03/02/19    BBC
Officials in the Australian city of Townsville are deliberately flooding several neighbourhoods after record rainfall that has swollen a dam beyond capacity.
Residents in and arou    [More....]


Dropping nuclear arms treaty may let US update its arsenal ─ but could also launch new arms race


03/02/19   By AFp
The US scrapping of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia could launch a new arms race, but will also allow the United States to update its nuclear arsenal, a p    [More....]


Zhob’s Sandeman Fort — a symbol of British rule in Balochistan


03/02/19    BalochistanExpress
The historical Sandeman Fort in Zhob, the residence of political agents during the time of the British Raj, still attracts thousands of people and is one of Balochistan’s    [More....]


Five killed as drug smugglers clash in Zamran


02/02/19   By News Desk
QUETTA: Five people have been killed in an armed clash between two groups of alleged drug smugglers in Zamran area of Kech district, on Friday.
Official sources said that th    [More....]


Venezuela crisis: Opposition supporters host nationwide rallies


02/02/19    BBC
Supporters of Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó are gathering for nationwide demonstrations.
Saturday's protests are intended to ramp up pressure on Preside    [More....]


INF nuclear treaty: Russia follows US in suspending pact


02/02/19    BBC
Russia has suspended its involvement in the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) following a similar decision by the US.
President Vladimir Putin said Russi    [More....]


Dozens detained as police use batons, tear gas to disperse violent TLP protest in Karachi


01/02/19   By Dawn
Police on Friday resorted to tear gas shelling and baton charge to disperse protesting activists of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in Karachi, officials and witnesses said. [More....]


Polar vortex death toll rises to 21 as US cold snap continues


01/02/19    BBC At least 21 people have died in one of the worst cold snaps to hit the US Midwest in decades.
Ninety million people - a third of the US - have seen temperatures of -17C (0F) or below.     [More....]


Kabul continues to lose control over area, people: US report


01/02/19   By Dawn
WASHINGTON: The Afghan government’s control over both its territory and population further eroded in 2018 while the insurgents continued to strengthen their position, says an officia    [More....]


Australian university will waive 100pc tuition fee for 5 Pakistani students every year


01/02/19   By Dawn
ISLAMABAD: An Australian university will waive 100pc of its tuition fee for five Pakistani students every year, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) was told on Thursday.
The     [More....]


BA unanimously demands centre to fix gas bill for Balochistan


01/02/19    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: Treasury and opposition members through a joint resolution adopted in the Balochistan Assembly on Thursday evening demanded of the Federal government to exempt th    [More....]


Polar vortex brings deadly cold snap to US states


31/01/19    BBC
Cities are all but shutting down across the US Midwest as the region shivers in a deadly cold snap known as a polar vortex.
At least eight people have been killed in several state    [More....]


Qatar plans to recruit 100,000 Pakistanis, says consul general


31/01/19    BY Dawn
MATIARI: Consul General (CG) of Qatar in Karachi Mishal M. Al Ansari has said that his country is going to recruit 100,000 Pakistanis by issuing work visa in all sectors and fields so    [More....]


Transgender person killed in attack


31/01/19    BY Dawn
KARAK: A transgender was killed, while his two colleagues sustained serious injuries when some accused opened fire on them after a music concert in Jatta Ismailkhel area of Banda Daud    [More....]


Venezuelan army defectors appeal to Trump for weapons


30/01/19   By CNN
Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)Venezuelan army defectors are calling on the Trump administration to arm them, in what they call their quest for "freedom."
Former soldiers Carlos Guil    [More....]


5,000 garment workers sacked in BD over strikes


30/01/19    By AFP
DHAKA: Nearly 5,000 low-paid Bangladeshi garment workers stitching clothes for global brands have been sacked by factory bosses for joining strikes over wages this month that turned vi    [More....]


Bilawal warns of long march to save 18th Amendment


30/01/19    By News Desk
KHAIRPUR: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has warned against any attempt to roll back the 18th Amendment and said he is ready to launch a struggle, even a     [More....]


35 injured as bus overturns in Multan


30/01/19    By News Desk
MULTAN – At least 35 people were wounded when an over-speeding bus hit a roadside tree and overturned at the Vehari Road near Multan on Monday night, Dunya News reported. [More....]


Security guard robs Rs65 lac from private bank in Karachi’s Defence


30/01/19    By News Desk
KARACHI – The biggest robbery has been reported from Defence area of Karachi where the security guard succeeded to rob Rs. 65 lac from a private bank and flee away.
Ac    [More....]


Bruce McArthur: Canadian landscaper admits eight murders


29/01/19    BBC
A Toronto landscaper accused of killing eight men who went missing between 2010-17 has pleaded guilty to their murders.
Bruce McArthur, 67, was arrested last January and charged i    [More....]


Shutdown robbed US economy of $11bn: report


29/01/19   By AFP
WASHINGTON: The five-week government shutdown subtracted $11 billion from the US economy, about twice the amount President Donald Trump sought to fund a border wall, an independent cong    [More....]


Patient’s mother raped at Lahore's Mayo Hospital


29/01/19   DawnNews
LAHORE: A woman, whose minor son was getting treatment in the ward of the Mayo Hospital, has allegedly been raped by a hospital staffer.
Three suspects, including security gua    [More....]


Breaking News: 10 injured in gun and explosive attack on police office in Balochistan


29/01/19   DawnNews
At least 10 people — eight policemen and two civilians — have been wounded in a gun and explosive attack on the office of the deputy inspector general of police, Loralai, Balochis    [More....]


Four of a family die in Pasni roof collapse


29/01/19    BalochistanExpress
GWADAR: Four members of a family were killed when the roof of a house collapsed in Pasni area of Gwadar on Tuesday.
According to the police, a couple and their tw    [More....]


Afghan president calls on Taliban to 'enter serious talks' with Kabul


28/01/19    By AFP
Afghan president Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban to “enter serious talks” with the government in Kabul on Monday, following unprecedented marathon negotiations between the insur    [More....]


Chinese rights lawyer jailed for 'state subversion'


28/01/19    By AFP
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced on Monday to four and a half years in prison for state subversion, sealing the fate of another attorney swept up in a    [More....]


Shutdown debacle leaves Trump with stark choices


28/01/19    (CNN)It's as if President Donald Trump's humiliation over the government shutdown and his failed push to honor his core campaign promise never happened.
"Does anybody really think I won't bui    [More....]


White House 'will respond to threats against diplomats': Venezuela crisis


28/01/19    BBC
The US has warned Venezuela that any threats against American diplomats or opposition leader Juan Guaidó will be met with "a significant response".
National Security Adviser Jo    [More....]


Duke University professor removed over 'Speak English' email


28/01/19    BBC
A US university professor has been removed as director of a graduate programme, amid a furore over an email she sent urging students not to speak Chinese.
Megan Neely, an assist    [More....]


Aslam Raisani warns against undoing 18th amendment


28/01/19    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: Chief of Sarawan and former Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani said, rolling back 18th amendment could be devastated for the country calling 18th amendment as onl    [More....]


Local fishermen’s rejects East-bay Expressway’s passage in Gwadar


28/01/19    BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: Local Fishermen community in Gwadar rejected the initial model of Gawadar’s Eastbay Expressway project built to perish fishermen’s reservation.
“As     [More....]


Jolo church attack: Many killed in Philippines


27/01/19    BBC
Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines have killed 20 people and injured dozens more, local officials say.
The first blast happened as Sunday Mass was bei    [More....]


2 miners killed in trolley accident in Balochistan coal mine


27/01/19   By Dawn
Two miners died after being hit by a trolley inside a coal mine in Balochistan's coal-rich Dukki district on Sunday morning.
According to Levies sources, the miners were extrac    [More....]


Water reserves in Hub dam near to depletion


27/01/19    By News Desk
HUB: Water reserves in Hub Dam are near to depletion and only one feet is left in the dam.
Talking to a private TV channel Hub dam project director Sohail Khan said du    [More....]


Maduro given ultimatum by European leaders: Venezuela crisis


26/01/19   BBC
European powers have warned Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro that he must call elections or they will officially recognise the opposition's claim of leadership.
Mr Maduro is     [More....]


Taliban talks: US envoy says significant progress made in Qatar


26/01/19   BBC
The US and the Afghan Taliban have made "significant progress" in talks aimed at ending the 17-year-old conflict in Afghanistan, the US envoy has said.
In a series of tweets, Zal    [More....]


Kurdish protesters storm Turkish military camp in Iraq


26/01/19   BBC
At least one person has died and 10 have been injured after an angry crowd stormed a Turkish military camp in Iraq's Kurdish region.
Residents set light to vehicles and buildings    [More....]


'Shocked' Osaka wins Australian Open to become world number one


26/01/19    By AFP
Japan's Naomi Osaka said she was “in a state of shock” on Saturday after holding her nerve to battle past Petra Kvitova and win the Australian Open in a three-set thriller that als    [More....]


9 dead and hundreds are missing as rescuers scour mud after Brazil dam collapse


26/01/19    By CNN
São Paulo, Brazil (CNN)At least nine people are confirmed dead and hundreds are missing Saturday after a dam burst a day earlier at a Brazilian iron mine, flooding parts of the so    [More....]


Chinese men protest customs duty on cellphones — by lying on floor at Islamabad airport


26/01/19   By Dawn
Two Chinese passengers on Friday found a unique way to register their protest against the customs duty they were made to pay for bringing in several cellphones: lying on the floor at t    [More....]


Coalition strikes kill 42 in IS Syria: monitor


26/01/19   By AFP
Coalition missile strikes have killed 42 people including 13 civilians in what remains of the militant Islamic State (IS) group's last holdout in eastern Syria, a war monitor said. [More....]


Man shot dead in Karachi's Lyari over suspicion of being ‘informer’, say police


26/01/19    By Dawn
A man was shot dead in Karachi's Lyari area allegedly by gangsters over suspicions of being an ‘informer’, police said on Saturday.
According to Baghdadi police station SH    [More....]


'We don't sell people's data,' says Facebook's Zuckerberg


25/01/19    By AFP
Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday renewed his defence of the social network's business, arguing that targeting ads based on interests was different from sel    [More....]


Nine among four security personnel injured in Turbat blast


25/01/19   BalochistanExpress
QUETTA: At least nine people including four security personnel sustained injured as a result of a blast on Thursday targeting Frontier Corps’ convoy in main city area of    [More....]


World Bank could hit Pakistan with $11 billion fine in Reko Diq case


25/01/19    By Monitoring Desk
QUETTA: Pakistan’s economy is facing a potentially crippling jolt, with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) expected to levy a US$4 b    [More....]


Australia horse deaths: Wild animals perish at dried-up waterhole


24/01/19   BBC
An extreme heatwave in Australia has led to the deaths of more than 90 wild horses in the outback, authorities say.
Rangers found dead and dying animals in a dried-up waterhole nea    [More....]


Malaysia elects new king after unprecedented abdication


24/01/19   BBC
Malaysia has elected Sultan Abdullah of Pahang as its new king after the shock abdication of the previous monarch.
Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan abdicated in January after just two    [More....]


Secretary criticised for saying Baloch ‘do not work’ when employed in projects


24/01/19   By Dawn
ISLAMABAD: A senator on Wednesday criticised remarks made by the secretary of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, who said the Baloch do not work when employed in projects.
    [More....]


Opposition takes united stance on military courts


24/01/19   By Dawn
ISLAMABAD: The opposition has taken the unanimous stance that Prime Minister Imran Khan will have to talk directly to the leadership of the two main opposition parties — the PML-N an    [More....]


Russia says oil price war with US would be too costly


24/01/19   By Reuters
DAVOS: Russia should not unleash an oil price war against the United States but rather stick with output cuts even at the cost of losing market share in the medium term, one of the     [More....]


Akhtar Mengal slams provincial govt over lack of health facilities


24/01/19    BalochistanExpress
QIUETTA: The President of Balochistan National Party Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Wednesday held responsible provincial government over lack of fire brigade and health facilitie    [More....]


Nurse arrested after US woman gave birth in vegetative state


23/01/19   By AFP
A male nurse has been arrested in Arizona for the sexual assault of a woman who gave birth while in a long-term vegetative state, police in the US state said on Wednesday.
The    [More....]


Finance Minister Asad Umar presents third finance bill for fiscal 2019 amidst loud protests


23/01/19    By Dawn
Finance Minister Asad Umar presented the third finance bill for the current fiscal year during the National Assembly session being held on Wednesday evening.
Earlier, Umar, wi    [More....]