Monitoring Desk

  • TLahore/LONDON - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's son, Hasan Nawaz has said that his mother Kalsoom's vitals are stable but she is still on life support — 24 hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest. "Begum Kalsoom’s vitals are stable but she is still on life support and ...

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  • TNew Delhi - India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with some 600 million people facing acute water shortage, BBC quoted a government think-tank as saying. The Niti Aayog report, which draws on data from 24 of India's 29 states, says the crisis is "only going to get worse" in the years ahead. ...

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  • TEmir of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Maulvi Fazlullah commonly known as Mulla Radio was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, reported a private TV on Thursday. In the past, TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah had also been reportedly killed in drone strikes several ...

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  • TSrinagar - The killing of veteran journalist and Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari has once again put the spotlight on the freedom of press, or the lack of it, in Jammu and Kashmir. Nineteen journalists, including Bukhari, have been killed – either directly targeted or caught in the ...

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  • TKABUL - The Afghan government is seeking Pakistan’s cooperation in extending a temporary truce that it recently announced with the Taliban, hoping that the move will pave the way for direct talks with the group, Afghan Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said on Thursday. The request was made ...

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  • TLahore - Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the heart of Srinagar yesterday, was a senior journalist and editor of English language daily Rising Kashmir. Politically, he was deemed as a moderate who loved peace and dedicated his life to get Kashmir rid of ...

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  • TNew Delhi - Stressing on talks to establish peace in India-held Kashmir, Indian army chief Bipin Rawat has said the recruitment of local Kashmiri youth by militants cannot be controlled. “Talks must happen. The issue is that a lot of locals are joining militancy. We kill them and more would ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Complying with the Supreme Court orders, the cellular companies have announced to provide relief to their consumers by not charging tax on pre-paid mobile cards and easyload, TV channels reported on Thursday, citing the sources. Sources in FBR said consumers can get complete Rs 100 ...

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  • TJeddah-A bizarre fashion show in a Saudi Arabian luxury hotel has become a viral sensation on social media for featuring drones flying dresses on the runway. Videos of the unmanned flying devices carrying the floating dresses along a catwalk at the Jeddah Hilton have popped up on Twitter. A ...

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  • TKARACHI - The Supreme Court has said it is not pushing for the construction of controversial Kalabagh Dam but rather trying to seek solutions to country’s water crisis. Hearing cases on water shortage and Kalabagh dam at SC’s Karachi Registry on Saturday, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ...

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  • TWashington/Brussels - The United States has confirmed it is asking Pakistan for help in facilitating the Afghan government’s direct peace talks with the Taliban insurgency. After months of strained relations and disruption in high-level mutual contacts, US Vice President Mike Pence and ...

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  • TLONDON - British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie wins the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction with her seventh novel, Home Fire. Kamila Shamsie’s seventh novel riffs on the ancient Greek play in which Antigone is forbidden to bury her brother Polynices after he is declared a traitor. ...

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  • T   QUETTA : Three paramilitary soldiers were martyred and two others wounded in a suicide attack near a security checkpoint in Mastung city of Balochistan on Monday evening, reported a private TV channel. According to details, the suicide bombing took place near Aziz Frontier Corps ...

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  • TDODOMA - Tanzanian conjoined twins Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti have died after suffering heart failure aged 22. The women, who were joined from the navel downwards and shared organs like the liver and lungs, had two hearts and separate heads and arms. They were admitted to a local hospital ...

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  • TSRINAGAR  -  Indian police fired tear gas and chilli spray grenades to disperse thousands of mourners taking part in a funeral procession for a youth who died on Saturday after being run over by an Indian paramilitary vehicle in Indian-occupied Kashmir. The authorities have imposed a ...

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  • TSydney - A young Muslim millionaire who has died from cancer, spent the last three years of his life giving away his entire wealth to those in need while defying his illness. Ali Banat, an Australian who became known internationally for his emotional video Gifted with Cancer, captured ...

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  • T RIYADH : Vogue Arabia has defended its use of a princess on its cover to mark "trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia", after being accused of ignoring a crackdown on women's rights activists. The edition features Princess Hayfa Bint Abdullah Al Saud in the driving seat of a car. A ban on women ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan says it is reassessing strained ties with the United States, a move that could lead to halting supply lines into Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan made the remarks to VOA exclusively a day before an international task force is to place Pakistan on a ...

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  • TQUETTA - A resolution demanding a one-month delay in the upcoming general elections was adopted by the Balochistan Assembly on Wednesday. The resolution, submitted by Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, demanded that the elections should be held in August, instead of July this year, ...

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  • TNEW DELHI - An Indian police officer hailed as a hero for protecting a Muslim man from being lynched by a mob has begun receiving death threats, police say. Gagandeep Singh, an officer in the northern state of Uttarakhand, shot to fame after a video of him saving a Muslim man from a Hindu mob went ...

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  • TPeshawar - A prominent Sikh leader and human rights activist Sardar Charanjit Singh was shot dead by unknown assailants in his shop in Peshawar on Tuesday. A police official said unknown motorcyclists opened fire at Charanjit Singh, 52, killing him instantly. “An attacker shot Singh ...

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  • TIslamabad - Afghan diplomats in Pakistan have been warned they are believed to be victims of "government-backed" digital attacks trying to steal their email passwords. Afghan embassy sources told BBC two staff members and a generic account received alerts from Google this month. Last week Amnesty ...

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  • TANKARA - Ankara and Islamabad have signed a deal for the sale of 30 Turkish attack helicopters, according to an election manifesto the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party announced Thursday. In a November 2017 interview with the Anadolu Agency, Pakistani Minister for Defence Production Rana ...

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  • T MILAN  -  A student has returned to Italy after accusing her family in Pakistan of luring her home to terminate her pregnancy, reported BBC on Thursday. The 19-year-old, named Farah, had been studying in Verona when she became pregnant a few months ago. Her family took her back to ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan has again turned to China for help in avoiding a foreign currency crisis, deepening the two countries’ economic ties by borrowing $1 billion from Chinese banks in April, State Bank of Pakistan governor has revealed. In an interview with the Financial Times, Tariq Bajwa ...

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  • TIslamabad - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Naeemul Haq Tuesday slapped Minister of Privatisation Daniyal Aziz during their appearance on a programme of Geo News. Aziz's inappropriate remarks irked Haq, which led to a heated exchange between the two figures. The minister of privatisation ...

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  • TLos Angeles-Camila Cabello has pulled out of performing at Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour in Seattle due to dehydration. Camila says she was checked in hospital after performing at the Billboard Awards - and has been told she also has “a low grade fever”. The former Fifth ...

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  • TKABUL - A number of members of the Afghanistan’s Meshrano Jirga (the Upper House of Parliament) on Sunday said the United States and NATO have not supported the Afghan forces in the war against insurgents as well as they should have based on their security agreements with Afghanistan. The ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - Pakistan is the one country in the region that has done the most against terrorism, and no country can accuse Pakistan of not doing enough against terrorism and extremism, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan's outgoing ambassador to the US, told VOA. “Al-Qaeda, if you don’t ...

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  • TFLORIDA  - A US man died when a vape pen blew up and projected fragments into his skull, a post-mortem examination has found. Tallmadge D’Elia also suffered burns over 80% of his body in a fire on 5 May caused by the exploding e-cigarette, BBC quoted forensic officials. The ...

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