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PM Nawaz forms committee for clearance of Indian films

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has formed a committee for the clearance of Indian films. The committee will give clearance to Indian films for exhibition in Pakistani cinemas. The notification in this regard was issued by PM secretariat. The committee comprises of Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting ...

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Indian movies may soon return to Pakistani screens

The government is expected to shortly allow screening of Indian movies in local cinemas as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday constituted a committee headed by Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb to look into the matter. The screening of Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas was blocked in October ...

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Please Misbah, leave them wanting more

PT Barnum, serial entrepreneur and owner of a travelling circus, offered the best advice to anybody considering retirement. ‘Always leave them wanting more,’ said Barnum, a man who understood how to win a crowd. In professional sport, timing when you exit the limelight and condemn yourself to the shadows is ...

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Federer returns with win to join Murray in second round

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer returned from a six-month layoff to beat fellow 35-year-old Jurgen Melzer just before midnight on day one of the Australian Open, agreeing it felt a bit like coming home. The 17-time major winner hadn’t played at tour level since Wimbledon, giving his injured left knee time to ...

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Police clash with Egyptians celebrating ruling on islands

Scuffles have erupted between Egyptian police and protesters celebrating a top court’s final ruling against the government’s decision to transfer sovereignty of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.  On Monday, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled against an appeal by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi’s government and said the islands of Tiran ...

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Daesh terrorists raid religious school in Nangarhar, abduct 16

Daesh terrorists have stormed a religious seminary in eastern Afghanistan, kidnapping over a dozen teachers and administrators there, officials say. The attack involving three armed men took place in Nangarhar Province over the weekend, Mohammad Asif Shinwari, spokesman for the provincial education department, said Monday. The Ministry of Education also ...

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Indian army says killed three militants in gunfight in Kashmir

The Indian army says it has killed three militants during an overnight exchange of gunfire at a village in Indian-administered Kashmir. Rajesh Kalia, an army spokesman, said Monday that the army troops sealed off the village, which lies near the tourist resort of Pahalgam, after being tipped off that militants ...

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Car bombs kill 15 in Iraq’s Mosul

Two car bombs have targeted the Tal Yabes district of eastern Mosul, killing 14 civilians and one soldier. The bombings, which occurred on Tuesday, also wounded 12 people. Mosul is the last urban area in Iraq that is still controlled by Daesh. Large-scale operations are underway by the Iraqi military from ...

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PKK bombing leaves 4 cops dead in southeastern Turkey

Four Turkish police officers have lost their lives and two others sustained injuries in a roadside bomb explosion that targeted their patrol vehicle in Turkey’s southeastern and Kurdish-populated province of Diyarbakir. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said militants with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, also known as the ...

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