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Foul language, hate speech mar Pakistan election

Foul language, hate speech mar Pakistan election

Islamabad: Calling opponents names, insulting and abusing them publicly as well as on TV talk shows is becoming the norm in Pakistan’s Election 2018. Campaigning is in full swing across the country three days ahead of July 25 and candidates are using and abusing whatever is at their disposal to elevate their image and tarnish their opponents, in order to […]

Egypt, Sudan seek to bolster ties after tension

Khartoum: The leaders of Egypt and Sudan have agreed to mend ties, frayed by repeated failures to reach a deal over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia, and the revival of a longstanding dispute over a border territory held by Cairo and claimed by Khartoum. In a two-day visit to Sudan, Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Al Sissi met with […]

Polish couple celebrates marriage in Srinagar

Polish couple celebrates marriage in Srinagar

Srinagar: A Polish couple celebrated their wedding here on Saturday in the traditional Kashmiri style. The couple, Wlodek and Bata, dressed in traditional Kashmiri costumes, hosted their wedding reception on the banks of the Jhelum River. “We decided to host our wedding reception in Kashmir because we are impressed by the grandeur and beauty of the place,” the couple said. […]

Malayalam writer withdraws novel following threats

Malayalam writer withdraws novel following threats

Thiruvananthapuram: A few days after Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor warned about the emergence of a Hindu Taliban promoted by right-wing outfits, a Kerala Sahitya Akademi award winning writer has withdrawn his novel, serialised by a leading vernacular magazine, after receiving threats from suspected right-wing activists. A top official of the Mathrubhumi Weekly told IANS that the novel ‘Meesha’ (Moustache) written […]

PML N candidate Hanif Abbasi gets life imprisonment

PML N candidate Hanif Abbasi gets life imprisonment

Rawalpindi: Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) court of Rawalpindi on Saturday night awardedPakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi  life imprisonment and a fine of Rs1 million (Dh28,629). The court acquitted seven others accused involved in the case.  CNC Judge Sardar Muhammad Akram pronounced the judgment; Abbasi was found guilty of selling 500kg ephedrine illegally to narcotics smugglers after recording evidence […]

Trump lashes out at secret Cohen recording

US President Donald Trump yesterday vented about a secret recording taped by his former attorney and seized by the FBI, calling both actions “inconceivable” and maintaining that he did nothing wrong. In a morning tweet from his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said that it was “inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer‘s office (early in […]

New $49m bus station to house rough sleepers

New $49m bus station to house rough sleepers

Auckland Transport is set to turn its shiny new $49 million Manukau bus station into a night shelter for rough sleepers over winter. The initiative follows calls from the Salvation Army for community organisations to open their doors after a couple of people died last year while sleeping rough during the colder months. The station, which opened in April, will […]