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April 20, 2018 12:00 AM Japan’s volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

TOKYO: A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. "There is a possibility that Mount Io will become more active," said Makoto Saito, an official from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), confirming 5

April 19, 2018 1:03 PM Pakistan’s First Digitised Museum

LAHORE: Pakistan’s first-ever digital museum recently opened doors in the cultural hub Lahore and has since then become a major tourist attraction. Launched by The Parks & Horticulture Authority, Government of Punjab ‘The National History Museum’ in Greater Iqbal Park acts as a reserve of the country’s significant history, dating from 1857 to 1947, preserved 2

April 15, 2018 11:36 AM Shots fired at residence of Supreme Court judge Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan

LAHORE: Shots were fired at the residence of Supreme Court judge Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan on Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to Geo News. The TV channel reported that Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has reached the residence of the Supreme Court judge. A statement said that the chief justice himself is monitoring the situation 2

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Miles from home, disillusioned Syrians say air strikes ‘not enough’

AL-BAB, Syria: Hundreds of miles from their homes in Syria’s wrecked Eastern Ghouta, displaced Syrians say Western air strikes on Saturday in response to an alleged chemical attack there were too little, too late. The United States, Britain and France targeted military and research sites in Syria after the purported toxic attack on Eastern Ghouta’s last rebel

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Syrian army announces eastern Ghouta free of militants

BEIRUT: Syria´s army command on Saturday announced that the eastern Ghouta region was free of militants, following the departure of the last rebel fighters from the city of Douma towards the north of the country, state media reported, citing a statement by the Syrian army general command. "All the terrorists have left Douma city, their last bastion in eastern 1

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Extension of court’s jurisdiction to Fata to safeguard rights of tribesmen

PESHAWAR: The extension of the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (PHC) jurisdiction to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) would not only safeguard the fundamental rights of the tribal people as guaranteed by Constitution but also they will be able to challenge the decision under the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) in the superior courts 3

April 13, 2018 10:36 AM 7 major decisions announced by the Supreme Court on a Friday

Over the past decade, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has chosen Friday to issue several landmark judgements. Here, Dawn.com lists down 7 major decisions from the last 10 years which were issued by the apex court on a Friday. The SC declared Musharraf's decision to impose an emergency on November 3, 2007 as well as his Provisional Constitutional Order 1

April 12, 2018 6:42 PM CJP takes suo moto notice of minor girl’s rape, murder in Chichawatni

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice, Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday took notice of the molestation and murder of an eight-year-old girl, Noor Fatima, occurred in Chichawatni. She was burnt alive after allegedly molestation and she was taken to the hospital but could not succumb to her injuries. The locals of the area and family members of the victimized girl appealed 2

April 12, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan, Kuwait ink loan accord

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the Kuwait on Wednesday signed a loan agreement of Kuwaiti dinar 4.5 million ($ 15 million) for Golen Gol hydropower project. The State of Kuwait has already been co-financing the project with an amount of $37.00 million. Ghanem Sulaiman Al-Ghenaiman, deputy director general of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED)

April 12, 2018 12:00 AM PFA closes down 23 food businesses

LAHORE: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) conducted operations against production and sale of unhygienic and substandard food items in 36 districts of Punjab on Wednesday. PFA closed down 23 food businesses, including production units, hotels, chicken sale points, factories, warehouses, catering units and milk shops over unhygienic conditions and adulteration 2