Monitoring Desk

  • T ISLAMABAD  -  Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced withdrawal of five per cent duty on newsprint and assured all out support in resolving problems being faced by the media industry. The Prime Minister was talking to a delegation of representatives of Council of Pakistan ...

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  • TBEIJING:-   Pakistan may be one of the buyers for China’s HD-1 supersonic missiles, believed to be more lethal than India’s BrahMos. Chinese state media reported that Islamabad may opt for the HD-1 supersonic missile from Beijing because of its potential to breach missile ...

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  • TNew Delhi - Authorities in India’s most populous state have changed the Muslim name of an historic city to one with Hindu overtones, local media reported. Allahabad, a city of more than one million people in northern Uttar Pradesh (UP) state, will now be known as Prayagraj, a senior official ...

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  • TQuetta   -  Armed clashes erupted Sunday when Pakistani border guards tried to lay down barbed wire along the disputed frontier with Afghanistan in Chaman. A statement by the security headquarters in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province accused Pakistan of intruding on ...

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  • TNew Delhi - BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Sunday took a dig at Indian Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying he should get himself inducted in Pakistan's cabinet as he repeatedly exudes his love for the country. Quoting media reports according to which Sidhu at a festival in Kasauli recently ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Unidentified assailants shot dead religious cleric Maulana Ismail Darwesh along with his bodyguard in Peshawar on Thursday, reported private TV channels. Police said the incident took place in Phando area of Peshawar, adding that assailants riding on a motorcycle opened fire on Maulana ...

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  • TMississippi, US  -   US President Donald Trump told supporters that Saudi Arabia and its King would not last "two weeks" in power without American military support and appeared to call on the country to pay more for its own defence, CNN reported on Wednesday. "And how about our ...

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  • T­ISLAMABAD  -  The Prime Minister’s House milked its livestock reserves Thursday as dozens gathered for a buffalo auction in Islamabad, in the latest push for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s highly publicised austerity drive. A total of eight buffalos were auctioned off for ...

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  • TLahore  -  First Lady Bushra Imran has said that Pakistan is fortunate to have a leader like Imran Khan. “Imran Khan is not a politician but a leader,” Mrs Khan told Hum News in an interview on Thursday. “He is a big leader and no leader of his stature exists in ...

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  • TNew York  -   The attitude of only one country is hampering the spirit of the SAARC, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday as he accused India of being an obstacle in regional cooperation. Qureshi’s comments after he participated in the South Asian Association ...

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  • TNew Delhi - The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct the Election Commission to debar candidates with a serious criminal background from contesting elections and instead asked Parliament to enact suitable legislation to decriminalise the country’s polity, reported Indian media. A ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has called on Pakistani-Americans to contribute generously towards the dam fund in order to tackle the impending water crisis in the country. Qureshi made these remarks while addressing Pakistani-American community at the country’s embassy in ...

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  • TNew Delhi  -  Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that it is time to give a befitting reply to Pakistan in the same coin. As per Indian media reports, Rawat said “We need to take stern action to avenge the barbarism that terrorists and the Pakistan Army have been carrying ...

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  • TNew Delhi  -  Indian Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of playing into the hands of India’s enemies by insisting upon disclosure of the entire weapons system of the Rafale aircraft to be purchased by the IAF, reported Indian media. “He ...

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  • TNew Delhi - Indian Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu once again asserted that his hug to Pakistan's army chief has been blown out of proportion, reported Press Trust of India. Targeting the BJP on Wednesday, he said that it was just a "jhappi" (hug) and "not a Rafale deal". The ...

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  • TJEDDAH - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, reaffirming their intention to stand by each other at all times, expressed their desire to further enhance and diversify bilateral cooperation and to continue close coordination on issues of mutual interest. Based on their decades-old fraternal ...

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  • TLONDON-Almost half of internet users in the UK have suffered “harm” online, suggests research. The harms include bullying and harassment as well as attacks by malware or cyber-thieves. The study by regulator Ofcom sought to quantify the type and severity of harm that going online could ...

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  • TLONDON-Elderly people in good health should not take an aspirin a day, according to a major study in the US and Australia. There are proven benefits of the drug for people after a heart attack or stroke. But the trial found no benefit for healthy people over the age of 70, and the pills increased ...

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  • TLONDON-A new study suggests that ingesting even a single piece of plastic can be deadly for sea turtles. Researchers found there was a one in five chance of death for a turtle who consumed just one item - rising to 50% for 14 pieces. The team found that younger turtles are at a higher risk of dying ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Sharif family has politely declined government’s offer to assist them in shifting the body of Kulsoom Nawaz to Pakistan. The family, while thanking the Pakistani High Commission in London for the offer, said they would look after the preparations of last rites and the ...

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  • TKARACHI - At least 52 ghost schools were uncovered across Sindh on Friday. Rs50 million had been allocated for the ghost schools by the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF), which is a public-private partnership institution providing funds to schools in areas where there are no government ...

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  • TIslamabad - PTI’s Dr Arif Alvi was elected the 13th President of Pakistan on Tuesday. The country’s new president is a politician, dentist and parliamentarian. He has been described as the ‘chief whip of the PTI’ in his profile on the party’s website. Born in ...

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  • TWashington  -  Russia is not giving up on efforts to destabilise Afghanistan and drive divisions between the United States and its coalition partners, US commander in Afghanistan Gen John Nichloson told VOA. Nicholson, who relinquishes command on Sunday, cast doubts on Russia's ...

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  • TLONDON-Most children are taught not to lie from a young age. But a new study from researchers at University of Toronto has found that learning to fib might actually have wide-ranging cognitive benefits. A group of 42 preschool-aged children - none of which showed an ability to lie - were split into ...

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  • TWashington - The US on Saturday slapped sanctions on two Pakistani companies by placing them on the export entities list for activities related to nuclear and missile trade. The two companies - Technology Links Pvt Ltd and Techcare Services FZ – have been placed under the Entity List by ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  A 26-year-old model was found dead in Defence area, a private TV channel reported. Police identified the deceased as Anam Tanoli, a model-cum-fashion designer. Reportedly, she returned from Italy two months ago.  She was found hanging inside the house in Defence-B area. ...

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  • TKabul  -  The embassy of Pakistan in Kabul has closed the Pakistani Consulate General in Jalalabad City in Nangarhar province to protest local officials’ intervention in activities of the diplomatic office, Tolo News reported on Friday. “The Embassy wishes to inform that the ...

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  • TLucknow - Sanjay Jaat, the president of India’s Rashtriya Bajrang Dal (Agra unit), has offered Rs 5 lakh to anyone who brings the head of former cricketer and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to him, reported Indian media on Tuesday. In a video which has gone viral on social media, Sanjay ...

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  • TWashington - The US Army has begun testing radical new ‘spider suit’ bulletproof armour. Made from a substance called dragon silk, the flexible, fabric like panels will be tested for ‘critical soldier protective applications including ballistic impact’. The firm ...

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  • TPatna   -  Congress leader and Indian Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was slapped with a sedition case on Monday by a lawyer in Bihar for insulting the Indian army after he hugged Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as ...

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