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Mukesh Chhabra fired in India’s #Metoo storm

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Fox Star Studios on Friday sacked a Bollywood director working on a Hindi-language remake of hit US movie “The Fault In Our Stars” after he was accused of sexual harassment by two women. Mukesh Chhabra is the latest to get embroiled in India’s #Metoo movement which ...

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Ishaq Dar applies for political asylum in UK

LONDON (Muslim Times) – Former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Friday filed an application in the United Kingdom seeking political asylum. According to sources, Dar visited British Home Office in abidance of law to inform them about cancellation of his passport by Pakistani authorities. After a media channel reported that ...

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FM Qureshi telephones Afghan counterpart, assures Pakistan’s support

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Friday had a telephonic conversation with his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani during which he condemned the terrorist attack in Kandahar. The foreign minister while condoling the deaths governor, police and intelligence chiefs reiterated Pakistan’s support for the peace process in Afghanistan. ...

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UN chief ‘deeply troubled’ by Khashoggi death

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said Friday he was “deeply troubled” by Saudi Arabia’s confirmation of the death of prominent dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul. “The Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the confirmation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi. He extends his ...

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At least 50 dead in India train disaster

AMRITSAR (AFP) – At least 50 people were killed Friday after a train plowed into revellers celebrating a Hindu festival in northern India, police said, the latest major accident on the country s crumbling rail network. A crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab ...

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