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Sharif, Maryam will have to apply for ‘Better Class’ jail facility

PTI Lahore Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be sent to a jail in the ‘Better Class’ category by virtue of being a former parliamentarian, but his daughter Maryam Nawaz can avail the facility only if she proves that she has paid at least Rs 600,000 as annual income tax, according to authorities. Sharif and Maryam were convicted by a ... Read More »

Cement factories in Pak barred from using potable water

PTI   Islamabad Pakistan’s Supreme Court Tuesday barred cement factories in the vicinity of the historic Katas Raj temple complex in Chakwal district of Punjab province from using potable water, as it rebuked the private cement factories for putting profits before the environment, a media report said. The court in November last year took suo motu notice of the issue ... Read More »

Bail extended for ex-PM Zia in corruption case

PTI   Dhaka A court in Bangladesh Tuesday once again extended the bail granted to imprisoned former prime minister Khaleda Zia in a corruption case after her lawyer sought an extension citing her illness. The bail of the 72-year-old three-time former premier and opposition leader in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case has been extended at least five times since ... Read More »

Trump nominates conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh for SC

PTI Washington US President Donald Trump Tuesday nominated conservative Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Judge, a decision that could have far-reaching implications on everything from abortion to guns to immigration and alter the balance of the ideologically divided apex court. President Trump picked Justice Kavanaugh, a conservative stalwart who has deep ties to the Republican establishment, from an original ... Read More »

British woman exposed to Novichok nerve agent dies

PTI   London A British woman has died, days after being exposed to a nerve agent close to a city where a Russian former spy and his daughter were poisoned with the same chemical four months ago, prompting police to launch a murder investigation. Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital Sunday after falling ill on June 30. Her partner Charlie ... Read More »

Imran Khan unveils PTI manifesto

IANS   Islamabad Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Monday unveiled his party’s manifesto for the general elections, announcing that he would turn the country into a welfare state if voted to power. Titled “Road to Naya Pakistan”, the manifesto’s primary point is to turn the country into an Islamic welfare state, a model the principles of which ... Read More »

Turkey train disaster leaves 24 dead, hundreds hurt

AFP   Istanbul Twenty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey due to ground erosion afer heavy rains, officials said Monday. The train, with over 360 people on board, was travelling from the Edirne region on the Greek and Bulgarian borders to Istanbul’s Halkali station on Sunday when six carriages ... Read More »

US democracy under attack, says Indian-American CEO

Washington: The US democracy is under attack and some of its sacred institutions are being challenged every day under the Trump administration, Indian-American Seema Nanda, the newly-appointed CEO of the opposition Democratic Party’s decision-making body, has claimed. Please like & share: Read More »

Malaysian PM meets Zakir Naik; wanted in India

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met Zakir Naik, wanted in India for alleged terror activities and money laundering, and a ruling party strategist has stoutly defended the government’s decision not to deport the controversial Muslim preacher, Malaysian media reported today. Please like & share: Read More »