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Daily Archives: September 22, 2015

Rain in Lahore leads to power breakdown

LAHORE: The provincial capital of Punjab experienced heavy rainfall on Tuesday leading to a power breakdown in several areas of the city. 122 electricity feeders tripped in the city leading to a power loss in those areas. The roof of a house in Shaadra Town also collapsed due to the ...

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Dr Asim Hussain admitted to hospital after health scare

KARACHI: Former federal minister and close aide to former president Asif Ali Zardari, Dr Asim Hussain, was admitted to a private hospital for treatment after complaining of heart problems on Tuesday. Sindh’s Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Senior Minister for Information Nisar Ahmed Khuhro visited Dr Asim in the ...

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Security worries over LG polls in Muharram

ISLAMABAD: The inspectors general (IGs) of Punjab and Sindh told the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday that they feared that the local bodies elections — currently scheduled to be held during the month of Muharram — may be targeted by terrorists. The fears were expressed during an ECP ...

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Iran officials head to US to follow up on JCPOA

A number of high-ranking Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, have headed to New York, the United States, to pursue the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) recently clinched between the Iran and the P5+1 group of countries. Early on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Zarif, Iran’s Deputy ...

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Colombia, Venezuela agree to normalize relations

Colombia and Venezuela have agreed to restore diplomatic ties, which were severed over a month-long border dispute between the two South American countries. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro met in the Ecuadoran capital, Quito, on Monday, to discuss Caracas’ decision to close parts of ...

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Fire forces 1500 pilgrims from hotel in Makkah

MAKKAH: A fire forced some 1,500 people from their hotel in the Saudi city of Makkah on Monday as hundreds of thousands gathered for the Haj, the civil defence department said. Four Yemeni pilgrims sustained minor injuries following the pre-dawn fire in a 15-storey hotel, state news agency SPA quoted ...

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Iran Armed Forces biggest anti-terror force: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran are the biggest anti-terrorism force. “We tell the world today [that] the biggest anti-terrorism force is the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic,” President Rouhani said. He made the remark in a Tuesday ceremony marking Shahrivar ...

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