Archive for June 6th, 2017

New photos appear of Syrian boy injured in Aleppo airstrike

June 6, 2017 11:19 pm0 comments
New photos appear of Syrian boy injured in Aleppo airstrike

(Web Desk) – New photographs have emerged of Omran Daqneesh, the Syrian boy who rose as a symbol of Syrian suffering after being photographed in an injured condition after an airstrike in Aleppo. Three-year-old Omran became an icon of Syrian suffering last August when an airstrike allegedly carried out by […]

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Kabul hosts multinational peace conference amid tight security

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Kabul hosts multinational peace conference amid tight security

KABUL (AFP) – Kabul is hosting a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan Tuesday, as the capital reels from a wave of bombings and clashes last week that left more than 100 people dead and hundreds wounded. The Afghan President made a strong plea for security at the conference attended by […]

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Ghani issues ultimatum to Taliban as truck bombing toll hits 150

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Ghani issues ultimatum to Taliban as truck bombing toll hits 150

KABUL (AFP) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued an ultimatum to the Taliban Tuesday, warning them to embrace peace or “face consequences” after announcing that the death toll from last week s devastating truck bombing had passed 150. Ghani has come under mounting criticism over the bombing, the deadliest in Kabul […]

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Arundhati Roy releases novel after two decades

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Arundhati Roy releases novel after two decades

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Arundhati Roy’s eagerly-awaited second novel went on sale Tuesday, two decades after her prize-winning debut “The God of Small Things” propelled her to global fame and launched her career as an outspoken critic of injustice in her native India. Roy became the first Indian woman to […]

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Blast outside Afghan mosque claims ten lives, injures 15

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Blast outside Afghan mosque claims ten lives, injures 15

(Web Desk/AFP) – Explosion outside a mosque in Herat city of Afghanistan’s Herat province has left ten dead and at least 15 wounded the same day President Ashraf Ghani gave an ultimatum to Taliban to make peace. Reportedly, a bomb planted in a parked motorcycle went off claiming lives of […]

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Special GHQ meet calls for Afghanistan to introspect

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Special GHQ meet calls for Afghanistan to introspect

RAWALPINDI – “Special” Corps Commanders Conference presided over by Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa has called for Afghanistan to introspect and not allege Pakistan of sponsoring terrorism. Media cell of the military reported that the forum reviewed regional security environment in the backdrop of recent […]

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Twitterati once more record protest against RamazanBill

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Twitterati once more record protest against RamazanBill

(Web Desk) – Concerned section of the society, once again recorded its protest and expressed reservations over Ehtaram-e-Ramazan bill that was passed last month, causing RamazanBill to trend on Twitter on Tuesday. Here is a collection of tweets to summarise their stance:

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To act out of vengeance not justice: CM Shehbaz

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To act out of vengeance not justice: CM Shehbaz

LAHORE  – Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif has urged the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of Panama Leaks case to hold the first family accountable in place of allegedly subjecting the members to vengeance. Criticism by the top Punjab official has come in few days after former senator of […]

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Twin cities bear damages as windstorm hits

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Twin cities bear damages as windstorm hits

ISLAMABAD  – Windstorm, lightening and rains have hit the twin cities, Jhelum, Chakwal, Attock among other areas, suspending the power supply. Several vehicles and installments bore damages while trees uprooted as strong gusts hit the twin cities after dense clouds enveloped the cities at around 04:30pm.

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Power shortfall stretches to 5,900MW

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Power shortfall stretches to 5,900MW

ISLAMABAD – Shortfall of power stands on Tuesday at 5,900 Mega Watt (MW) causing 16-hour power outages in rural and 12-hour in urban areas. Reportedly, IPPs have warned the government of halting power supply over non-payment of outstanding dues. The Prime Minister (PM) chaired a meeting of ECC today and […]

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