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Indian censor board clears ‘Udta Punjab’ with 13 cuts

MUMBAI (Web Desk / AFP) – Indian censor board on Sunday cleared ‘Udta Punjab’, a Bollywood movie depicting drug addiction in Punjab state, with 13 cuts under the ‘A’ category, reported The Indian Express. The announcement was made by the board’s chairman Pahlaj Nihalani. “We have today cleared Udta Punjab ...

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Flag protest fires up Sri Lanka in Lord’s no-ball row

LONDON: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford called for all no-ball decisions to be taken by the third umpire as his side reacted to an incorrect call in the third Test against England with an extraordinary flag protest at Lord’s on Sunday. At stumps, Sri Lanka were 32 without loss in ...

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Following Comsats pro-rector’s removal, NTS’ future murky

ISLAMABAD: The suspension of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Pro-Rector Haroon Rashid – whose doctoral thesis was found to be up to 72pc plagiarised – has stirred debate over the future of the National Testing Service (NTS), of which Mr Rashid was CEO. Mr Haroon was suspended by the ...

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Sunni Ittehad Council declares ‘honour killing’ against Islam

LAHORE (Reuters) – A group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, declaring “honour killing” over perceived damage to a family’s reputation against the teaching of Islam, and anyone who carries out such an attack a heretic. Hundreds of Pakistanis, the vast majority women and girls, are murdered ...

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Cop gunned down in Quetta

QUETTA: A police officer serving with Balochistan’s counter-terrorism department (CTD) was gunned down on Sariab Road here on Monday, officials said. Official sources said gunmen riding motorcycles opened fire at Station House Officer (SHO) Shabir Ahmed in Shafi Colony area of Sariab Road. The victim was shot in the head ...

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US drone attack kills two, injures one in southern Yemen

A US drone has struck a vehicle in southern Yemen, leaving two people dead and another injured, security sources say. The drone targeted the car in Yemen’s southeastern province of Shabwa on Sunday night. According to residents, the car was totally destroyed and no one escaped from the attack. A military ...

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US lawmakers eye gun laws over Orlando

PESHAWAR: The Fata Reforms Committee has proposed a set of “parallel and concurrent” political, administrative, judicial and security reforms, as well as a massive reconstruction and rehabilitation programme, to prepare the Federally Administered Tribal Areas for a ‘five-year transition period’ for merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it has been revealed. “People ...

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Fresh shootings kill 3 people in New York City

Three people, including a man on his wheelchair, have been killed as a result of gun violence in New York City. Eric Oliver, a 31-year-old man, who became paralyzed in another shooting 10 years ago, was fatally shot in the Bronx late Saturday during a night of mayhem across the ...

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USS Mississippi nuclear submarine arrives in South Korea

The US Navy’s USS Mississippi nuclear-powered submarine has arrived in South Korea as part of its maiden voyage to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the US military says. The US Navy’s 7th fleet announced the vessel’s arrival in the Busan port in a statement on Monday, adding that the Virginia-class attack submarine ...

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