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DHAKA: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah picked up four wickets on the fourth morning to take Pakistan a step closer to a series-clinching victory in the second and final Test in Dhaka on Saturday. Bangladesh, who resumed their second innings at 63/1 chasing an improbable target of 550, tottered to 177/8 at ...

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Absence of women voters in by-poll

NOT one woman, not one single woman out of 47,280 registered women voters exercised her right to vote. The apparently hugely successful boycott by the women in Lower Dir of the by-election in the PK-95 constituency on Thursday is the most significant fact that emerged from that electoral contest. The ...

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On The Side – Humour Build / Unbuild / Build

There’s an old saying in Lahore, “When life gives you lemons, make an underpass.” Alright, fine, it’s not an old saying. Actually, it’s not a saying at all. It just appears to be the central philosophy of the Government of Punjab when it comes to ruling Lahore. His Excellency the ...

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Import limitations threaten many Yemeni children: UNICEF

The United Nations has warned about the consequences of restrictions on Yemen’s imports of foodstuff and basic commodities as deadly Saudi air raids continue to hamper relief operations in the war-ravaged Arab state. “If restrictions on the commercial imports of food and fuel continue, then it will kill more children than bullets and ...

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Police chief shot dead in Riyadh

Unidentified assailants have killed a patrol unit commander in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh. Unknown gunmen opened fire on a group of Saudi policemen patrolling a region in the south of Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported late on Friday. The attack claimed the life of Majed A’iz al-Ghamedi ...

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