Monitoring Desk

  • TNew Delhi - The BJP on Saturday attacked former Indian cricketer and Indian Punjab Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs Navjot Singh Sidhu for his “actions” while attending the swearing-in of Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on ...

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  • TNew Delhi - Pakistan's Minister for Law and Information Syed Ali Zafar on Friday met Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and extended Pakistan's condolence on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale was also present at the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Afghanistan has alleged hospitals in neighbouring Pakistan are receiving and treating Taliban insurgents who had been injured in recent fighting with Afghan forces in the southeastern Ghazni city. President Ashraf Ghani, while speaking to a gathering of officials, clerics and residents ...

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  • TKARACHI - After a video of newly elected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA Imran Ali Shah physically assaulting a citizen drew ire on social media, the party's spokesperson said the matter had been referred to the Sindh chapter's disciplinary committee. The PTI's Karachi media department ...

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  • TNEW YORK - Examination of a mummy has revealed the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe - first used to preserve bodies. A battery of forensic chemical tests carried out on a mummy that dated from 3,700-3,500 BC revealed the recipe and confirmed that it was developed far earlier and used more ...

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  • TSydney  -  Mehreen Faruqi has joined Australia’s senate as its first female Muslim member, on a day the country is caught up in a bitter row over racism. Ms Faruqi, who was born in Pakistan, told the BBC that Australia’s future would be “stronger for our ...

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  • TNEW DELHI - Former Indian cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar will not attend prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony scheduled to be held on August 18. Imran Khan has invited former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Singh Sidhu for his swearing-in ceremony. Other ...

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  • TLONDON-Corals may have teamed up with the microscopic algae which live inside them as much as 160 million years ago, according to new research. The two organisms have a symbiotic relationship, meaning they need each other to survive. But this partnership was previously thought to have developed ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, US officials say. The move, which has ...

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  • TLONDON  -  Former finance minister Ishaq Dar was spotted again on a London street, trying to escape the camera of a commoner who is asking his name. The commoner could be identified as a Pakistani by his voice asking Ishaq Dar to tell his name in Urdu. Ishaq Dar clad in a blue shalwar ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan will have unilaterally fenced “sensitive areas” along the country’s largely porous border with Afghanistan by the end of the year, discouraging terrorist infiltration in either direction, officials told VOA on Friday. The massive army-led ...

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  • TBeijing - Hundreds of Muslims in north-western China are engaged in a standoff with authorities to prevent their mosque from being demolished. Officials said the newly built Weizhou Grand Mosque in the Ningxia region had not been given proper building permits. But worshippers refused to back down. ...

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  • TLondon - Boris Johnson is facing an investigation into breaches of the Conservative Party code of conduct, BBC reported on Thursday. The party has received dozens of complaints about the ex-foreign secretary’s comments about Muslim women wearing burkas. The complaints will be looked at by an ...

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  • TKarachi - Pakistan is set to have its first ever lawmaker of African descent, raising the profile of a small and mostly poor community that has been in the region for centuries. Tanzeela Qambrani, 39, was nominated by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, ...

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  • TMADRID - Spain’s defence ministry is investigating after one of its fighter jets accidentally fired a missile over Estonia during a training mission. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon “in an area of southwest Estonia authorised for this type of exercise”, the ministry ...

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  • TIslamabad - The military will add as many as 60,000 troops to boost its patrols along its disputed border with Afghanistan in an effort to curb the flow of insurgents passing between the two nations, according to military officials familiar with the matter, reported Bloomberg on Wednesday. Forty ...

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  • TJAKARTA - Police in Sulawesi, Indonesia say they have freed a 28-year-old woman who was held captive in a cave for 15 years by a village shaman, BBC reported on Tuesday. The 83-year-old man is alleged to have kidnapped the woman when she was 13, and brainwashed her into believing he was possessed ...

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  • TBeijing-Chinese astronomers have discovered the most lithium-rich giant star ever known, which could shed new light on the evolution of the universe.With 3,000 times more lithium than a normal star, it was found in the direction of Ophiuchus, on the north side of the galactic disk, at a distance of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD:-  PTI’s finance minister-in-waiting Asad Umar was reportedly injured on Sunday after he fell off a horse in a village, reported private TV channels. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA-elect was at a reception in a village when the incident took place. Umar was rushed to a ...

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  • TLONDON - The world's most expensive precious metal is set to get even pricier as a mining retreat in South Africa threatens a supply shortage. Rhodium -- a byproduct of platinum mining that's used in the chemical sector and by the auto industry in catalytic converters -- has more than trebled in ...

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  • TLONDON - Hussain Nawaz, son of former premier Nawaz Sharif, has said that his mother Begum Kalsoom’s health is gradually improving; she is conscious and responding through slight movement of limbs, a private TV channel reported on Friday. Hussain told the channel that his mother opened ...

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  • TJeddah - The mother of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has spoken publicly about her son for the first time, seven years on from his 2011 death. Alia Ghanem gave an interview to British newspaper the Guardian from the family’s home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She told the publication her ...

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  • TIslamabad-A Russian climber who spent six days stranded on a mountain after his climbing partner fell to his death has described how he hallucinated that he had returned safely home, as avalanches continued around him. Alexander Gukov was stuck at a height of nearly 6,300m (20,670ft) at Latok 1 in ...

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  • TBERLIN-Ninety people at a single beach in Germany were treated for jellyfish stings in just three days, amid a surge of the creatures in European waters. Regional newspaper Ostsee Zeitung said “tens of thousands” of lion’s mane jellyfish washed ashore at the weekend. The ...

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  • TLAHORE-In a daring rescue attempt early on Tuesday, Pakistan Army aviation pilots rescued Russian climber Alexander Gukov who was stuck 20,650 feet above sea level on Biafo Glacier’s Latok Peak, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Gukov was shifted to Combined Military Hospital ...

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  • TNew Delhi  - After Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as largest party in Pakistan, India on Saturday expressed hope that the new government of Pakistan will work constructively to build a safe, stable, secure and developed South Asia free of terror and violence. “We ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-A new study is challenging the idea that black holes are surrounded by ring of fire that incinerates anything in their path. According to new calculations, black holes may act more like balls of string, meaning they accumulate more and more ‘fuzz’ as objects are pulled in. ...

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  • TIslamabad - Bushra Manika — third wife of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan — felicitated the nation on historic election win by the PTI, reported a private TV channel. “Today, Allah Almighty has provided you with a leader who would take good care of you. Your leader would ...

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  • TRAWALPINDI - The process of deployment of troops for free, fair and transparent conduct of General Election 2018 has been completed across the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Monday. The troops have been deployed to provide mandated assistance to ECP for the conduct of ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif Saturday dubbed ‘discriminatory’ the court decision against Hanif Abbasi. “The timing and the manner of judgement clearly show a discriminatory attitude towards the PML-N. It is aimed at targeting the ...

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