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Renowned Lollywood actor Habib passes away

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Reknowned Lollywood actor Habib-ur-Rehman on Thursday died after a prolonged illness. The 85-year-old actor was admitted in Ittefaq hospital Model Town a few days back. He was suffering from sugar and blood pressure. Habib’s funeral prayer will be offered in Airline Society after Asr prayer. Born ...

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World T20: Government approves Pakistan’s visit to India

Months of speculation over Pakistan’s participation in the 2016 World Twenty20 ended on Thursday after the government approved the team’s visit to India for the tournament. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said he was ‘pleased’ that the government had given its consent for the team’s participation but ...

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Iranians to vote in parliament, Assembly of Experts elections

Iranians are going to the polls on Friday to vote in two crucial elections after a week of campaigning by candidates who largely got down to brass tacks. Voting for the 290-seat Parliament (Majlis) and the 88-member Assembly of Experts will be held simultaneously. Some 55 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the ...

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Syrian army recaptures strategic town southeast of Aleppo

Syrian army forces and their allies have retaken control of a strategic town in the northern Aleppo province from Daesh militants. According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Thursday, Syrian forces liberated the strategic town of Khanasir some 50 kilometers (30 miles) to the southeast of Aleppo. Hailed by ...

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Daesh terrorists using US non-military components to make bombs

Daesh militants are relying on non-military components coming from the United States, Japan and other countries to make bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a study finds. According to findings by London-based Conflict Armament Research (CAR), most of the components, including chemicals, fertilizers, wire, and electronics, are being funneled through Turkey to the ...

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UN finds evidence of war crimes in Libya

The United Nations says all sides to the conflict in Libya have committed acts that amount to war crimes as well as other rights abuses over the past two years. A group of six UN human rights officers cited evidence of executions of captives, assassinations of prominent female activists, widespread torture, ...

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US warns banks against buying Russian bonds

The United States has warned American banks against buying Russian government bonds over the possibility of violating sanctions on Moscow. The move has sent US bankers scrambling to determine whether the opportunity for new business with Russia is worth the political downside of bucking Washington’s warning. The rules do not explicitly prohibit ...

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CPPA suggests Rs 3.38/unit cut in electricity prices

ISLAMABAD: A summary suggesting Rs 3.38/unit cut in electricity prices from the Central Power Purchase Agency (CCPA) on Wednesday has been sent to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA). The CPPA has stated that the reduction in the prices has been made after considering the monthly fuel adjustments of ...

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