Daily Archives: September 12, 2018

Punjab CM did not influence Pakpattan DPO’s transfer: IG Punjab’s report


September 12, 2018

6 Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was only acting as a mediator and did not attempt to influence the police amidst the Pakpattan controversy that eventually led to the transfer of District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal, former Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam told the Supreme Court in his inquiry report on Wednesday. The report, submitted …

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Indian nuns demand arrest of bishop accused of rape


September 12, 2018

0 A group of Catholic nuns is holding a public protest in south India, demanding the arrest of a bishop whom one nun accused of rape. The nuns, members of the order the Missionaries of Jesus, began their protest last week, gathering with dozens of supporters along a crowded street in Kochi, a coastal city in the Indian state of …

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Hometown Pabbi’s police issue terror alert to Mian Iftikhar


September 12, 2018

1 PESHAWAR: After getting a ‘security advisory’ from the police of his hometown, Pabbi, over threats from terrorists, Awami National Party general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain strongly feels that the proposed strict security checks amount to house arrest. In the advisory issued on Monday (Sept 10), the deputy superintendent of police, Pabbi Circle, asked the ANP leader and former information …

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ECP dismisses petition seeking removal of ‘N’ from PML-N’s name


September 12, 2018

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday rejected an application seeking to remove the N (which stands for ‘Nawaz’) from the PML-N’s name, along with three others seeking the cancellation of PML-N’s registration. The ECP had reserved its verdict in all four cases on September 10. The petitions were filed by Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Abarar Raza, Makhdoom Niaz Inkalabi …

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Death toll from Afghan suicide attack soars to 68, say officials


September 12, 2018

The death toll from a suicide attack on Afghan protesters has soared to 68, officials said on Wednesday, as violence flares across the country ahead of elections and a key Islamic holy day. The bombing on Tuesday in the eastern province of Nangarhar was the latest in a wave of deadly insurgent attacks which has claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians …

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Naveed urges PHF president to find ‘real culprits’


September 12, 2018

LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation’s (PHF) director domestic and development Naveed Alam urged the body’s president Brig. (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar to ‘find out the real culprits’ behind the national game’s poor running. The former Olympian complained the federation has failed to take the steps to control the damage Pakistan hockey has gone through in the recent past. “Though I am …

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A life-long regret for Nawaz, Maryam


September 12, 2018

LAHORE: A regret which may continue to haunt Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam for the rest of their lives is not seeing Begum Kulsoom Nawaz when she temporarily regained consciousness last month after being on a life-support machine for about two months in a London hospital. “My father and I have great regret that when my mother regained consciousness …

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Anderson goes past McGrath as England win final India Test


September 12, 2018

LONDON: England beat India by 118 runs in their final Test despite defiant centuries from K.L. Rahul and Rishabh Pant, as a series full of twists reached a compelling conclusion at The Oval on Tuesday. Chasing an improbable 464 for victory, India were eventually dismissed inside the last hour for 345, with James Anderson taking the final wicket — his …

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Miller quits first-class cricket to focus on World Cup


September 12, 2018

0 CAPE TOWN: Hard-hitting middle-order batsman David Miller has quit first-class cricket in a bid to concentrate on his limited overs game ahead of next year’s World Cup in England and Wales. The 29-year-old, who jointly holds the record for the fastest Twenty20 International century off 35 balls, is a regular in South Africa’s limited overs teams and says he …

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Google fights worldwide ‘right to be forgotten’ in EU court


September 12, 2018

1 BRUSSELS: Google clashed with France in a top EU court on Tuesday arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe’s “right to be forgotten” principle worldwide. “The court is hearing a wide range of testimonies today, which is highly unusual for a case like this,” said a legal source at the European Court of Justice …

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