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May 23, 2018 12:00 AM Marauding monkeys injure tourists at India’s Taj Mahal

New Delhi: Indian officials on Tuesday urged tourists to steer clear of monkeys after two French visitors were attacked by apes while taking selfies at the Taj Mahal. The tourists were left with bloody scratches and bite marks after being chased and set upon by the monkeys as they took photos at India’s most famous attraction. Footage captured on a mobile 1

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Almost 200 athletes, officials seek Aussie asylum

SYDNEY: Nearly 200 people who travelled to the Gold Coast for last month’s Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum in Australia, an official said Monday. Several participants from Africa vanished during the international event held on the east coast from April 4-15. A handful of African athletes resurfaced and sought legal advice on how to apply for asylum

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Iraq to host int’l soccer tourney in Nov

BAGHDAD: Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s. Iraqi authorities late Sunday hailed WAFF’s invitation to host the tournament, following the decision in March of world football’s governing body FIFA to lift a three-decade

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Iraq to host first international tournament since ‘90s

BAGHDAD: Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s. Iraqi authorities late Sunday hailed WAFF’s invitation to host the tournament, following the decision in March of world football’s governing body FIFA to lift a three-decade

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Blind people continue protest on consecutive 7th day

LAHORE: The continued seven day long protest of merely 10 visually impaired people on the track of Lahore Metro Bus Service has resulted into a huge loss for the government and troubles for the commuters. The bus service suspension has caused Rs189 million to the government while 9, 30, 000 people have been barred from travelling. The utility services 4

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Petition filed in SC to ban export of fruits, vegetables

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was requested on Saturday to direct the authorities concerned to ban the export of fruits and vegetables until their prices fell within the common man’s reach, especially in the holy month of Ramazan. Advocate Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta has filed a petition with the apex court under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution against

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM S Arabia detain women’s advocates ahead of driving ban lift

DUBAI: Saudi authorities have arrested seven prominent women´s rights advocates, dividing public opinion just weeks before the kingdom is set to lift its driving ban on women. Without naming those detained, Saudi Arabia's state security apparatus said seven people had been arrested for "attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Laggard returns filers to miss tax concession

KARACHI: Laggard return filers cannot avail withholding tax concession under a new law introduced for the next fiscal year of 2019, a consultancy firm said on Saturday. Late filers will not be eligible to avail reduced rate of withholding tax rates as their names will not be included in the active taxpayers list (ATL). Presently, income tax is collected

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Woman dies as MPA’s vehicle hits rickshaw

PAKPATTAN: A woman died while her husband and another man sustained injuries when a vehicle of MPA Ahsanul Haq hit their rickshaw here on Friday. Reportedly, MPA Ahsanul Haq along with three others was returning to Bahawalnagar when his vehicle collided with the rickshaw of Muhammad Ameer. As a result, rickshaw driver Muhammad Ameer, Muhammad Ramzan

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM EU launches measures to protect European business in Iran

BRUSSELS: The European Commission said on Friday it had started the process of renewing a sanctions-blocking measure to protect European businesses in Iran, after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. The Commission said in a statement it had "launched the formal process to activate the Blocking Statute 1