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  • Projects completion, workers’ welfare top priority, says Wapda chief

    March 14, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has been regaining glory of its past with brisk completion of long-delayed projects in water and hydropower sectors during the last one-and-a-half year, claimed Wapda top management here on Tuesday. The vital task of commissioning the projects like Kachhi Canal, Golen Gol and Tarbela

  • Ex-spy poisoning ‘not an issue’

    March 13, 2018 12:00 AM 7

    MOSCOW: The poisoning in Britain of a former Russian double agent is in "no way" an issue for Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday, while confirming the hospitalised man is a Russian citizen. "This is not our issue," President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists when asked to comment on reports in British media blaming

  • Indonesia university revokes niqab ban after criticism

    March 13, 2018 12:00 AM 8

    YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia: An Indonesian university whose ban on niqab face veils made global headlines has reversed the policy following criticism that it trampled on personal choice. Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Indonesia’s cultural capital Yogyakarta issued the edict last week to more than three dozen niqab-wearing students -- and warned

  • British comedian Ken Dodd dies

    March 13, 2018 12:00 AM 8

    LONDON: British comedian Ken Dodd, a legendary variety performer known for his unruly hair and buck teeth, has died at the age of 90, his publicist said on Monday. Dodd, from Liverpool in northwest England, won millions of fans with his epic stand-up shows filled with non-stop jokes, in which he brandished his trademark colourful "tickling sticks". He made his first

  • Shoe throwing accused sent to jail

    March 13, 2018 12:00 AM 10

    LAHORE: Three seminary students, involved in hurling a shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Jamia Naeemia, have been sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand. All three accused persons Abdul Ghafoor, Munawar Hussain and Sajid were presented before a magisterial court at Cantt courts amid tight security. Police had lodged a case against the accused

  • Five-day anti-polio drive launched in Pindi

    March 13, 2018 12:00 AM 9

    Rawalpindi: The five-day anti-polio campaign was launched in the entire district here on Monday to cover more than 840,000 children below five years age. CEO Health Authority Dr Sohail Chaudry informed that 2,787 polio teams, including 2,333 mobile teams, 287 fixed points,119 transit points, 221 Union council medical officers and 496 area heads are participating

  • Amn Jirga meeting on March 15

    March 13, 2018 12:00 AM 9

    MARDAN: Amn Jirga Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chairman Syed Kamal Shah said on Monday the Mardan police had failed to protect life and property of the citizens. In a statement, he said the police had failed to prevent crimes against minor girls and boys in the district. He said honest and dedicated police officials should be posted in the police stations

  • 11 killed in Turkish plane crash in Iran

    March 12, 2018 12:00 AM 9

    DUBAI: Eleven people were killed when a private Turkish plane crashed in Iran while travelling from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul on Sunday, a civil aviation spokesman said according to ISNA news agency. Iranian state television quoted Mojtaba Khaledi, the spokesman of the country’s emergency management organisation, as saying the plane

  • Indian doctors suspended after severed leg used as pillow

    March 12, 2018 12:00 AM 9

    NEW DELHI: Indian authorities have suspended two doctors and launched an investigation after a patient´s severed leg was used as a pillow to prop up his head, a hospital official said on Sunday. Administrators at the government-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh state vowed "strict action" after images emerged showing the patient on a stretcher with the amputated

  • Qatar accuses UAE, Bahrain over airspace violations

    March 12, 2018 12:00 AM 9

    DOHA: Qatar has made another complaint to the United Nations alleging new violations of its airspace by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, state media reported on Saturday. The Qatar News Agency said its airspace was violated by a UAE military transport aircraft carrier on January 14 and again on February 25. A Bahraini military plane also flew into Qatar