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The dark side of Lollywood

Like other successful film industries around the world, Lollywood too is plagued by mysterious deaths, unsolved murders. Updated Oct 26, 2014 07:54am

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Whose hummus is it anyway?

The Israeli appropriation of Hummus as a ‘national food’ is chutzpah of the highest order, but there’s much more to it Updated Oct 26, 2014 07:42am

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Kidnappers held, youth recovered

PESHAWAR: Police claimed on Saturday to have arrested three kidnappers, including two real brothers, and recovered a... Published Oct 26, 2014 07:29am

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Workers protest OGDCL privatisation

KARAK: The employees of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited and elders on Saturday blocked the Indus Highway... Published Oct 26, 2014 07:29am

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PHC CJ vows to facilitate litigants

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel on Saturday said that... Published Oct 26, 2014 07:29am

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Man sentenced to death

MARDAN: A local court on Saturday awarded death penalty and imposed a fine of Rs50,000 on a murder ... Published Oct 26, 2014 07:25am

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School of Athens

The School of Athens is one of a series of four frescoes painted by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. Updated Oct 26, 2014 07:02am

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Group show: Portals of transition

The three-artist exhibition is an enticing fusion of delicate conventional skills and acerbic current vocabulary. Updated Oct 26, 2014 07:00am

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Get un-wired

It’s a jungle of tangled cords and mysterious wires that snarl up and collect dust despite your best efforts. Updated Oct 26, 2014 06:59am

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Fire safety

Don’t be caught unprepared in case of a fire. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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The forgotten Mankiala Stupa

The Mankiala Stupa is located around 35 kilometres from Islamabad in the village of Mankiala near the G.T. Road.... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:57am

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80 clerics put under surveillance

ISLAMABAD: Vigilance has been mounted around 80 Ulema in the capital considered a threat to peace during... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:57am

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CDA retrieves land from Jhangi Syedan

ISLAMABAD: Enforcement Directorate of the CDA has retrieved two kanals and demolished two illegally-constructed... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:57am

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A formidable pair

Bullets and bullies don’t scare Dr Haider and Veeru; their mission and calling is far too important to compromise. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Redefining feminism

Nahid Raza and Sumera Jawad present the counter narrative in this show. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Catching up with Shallum

Solo projects and a new Fuzon album are just a few things on Shallum's mind. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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American immortal

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. — Woody Allen Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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When democracy fails

After de-colonisation, most Asian and African countries were unable to stabilise democratic institutions. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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The art of Democracy

Avery interesting show titled Dance Democracy presented by Mani Chao and Theatre Group drew quite a bit of crowd... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Deepika’s pearls of wisdom

Sometimes shooting from the hip doesn’t necessarily make you look smart. The dimpled doll Deepika Padukone, who is... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Bono has glaucoma

Do you know why the legendary Bono (lead vocalist of U2, for the teenaged uninitiated) wears sunglasses even after... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Hollywood tryst

So that’s what the phrase ‘going places’ means! Indian director and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra (producer of... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars

Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother fame is going to … wait for it … host next year’s Oscars. Yes folks,... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Katrina waxed

My o my. I don’t believe this! Authorities at London’s famous Madam Tussaud’s Museum have gotten in touch with... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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O21 and Namaloom Afraad

The release of two new Pakistani films Namaloom Afraad and O21 on Eidul Azha caused quite a bit of stir in showbiz... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Ayyan Making Dollars

Let’s hand it to the girl! Let’s praise her for her perseverance at least. When supermodel Ayyan released her... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Something fishy this way comes

It’s again that time of year when recreational anglers venture out into the open sea in search for adventure and game. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Starting from scratch

If you know what to plant and when, you are moving in the right direction; the rest will be easier Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Advice: Dream a little dream

I am a regular reader of your column but I just didn’t think I would be writing to you one day. I am going through the Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Help: net down

In case of emergency, turn your smartphone into a mobile internet hotspot Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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The days after

For a rape survivor, the road to healing is often a lifelong and complex journey where support is paramount Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Sometimes, the system works

The struggle for justice is one that requires almost superhuman levels of persistence and strength on the part of rape Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Stacks of evidence, nary a conviction

Systemic flaws and cultural attitudes criminalise a female rape victim rather than enable her to become a survivor Published Oct 26, 2014 06:39am

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Under fire

In failing to protect schools, we are denying children their right to learn. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Ebola control

Hopefully, Ebola will not enter Pakistan. But the fact remains that it can. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Report card time

It’s not that Nawaz has done anything fundamentally wrong on the governance front; it’s that he’s done few things right. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Gambling against Armageddon

The operation of mutual deterrence between India and Pakistan is being eroded. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Information law

THE Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 has left its mark. On Friday, the provincial information... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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A familiar spat

A STEADY war of words between the PPP and MQM has been escalating over the past few days, which has caused the... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Asia spawns a bank

PAKISTAN signed on a historic dotted line this week. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar put his signature on the formation ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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‘More CNG licences’

I AM indeed surprised to read your editorial ‘More CNG licences’ (Oct 17). This clearly shows the apathy of the... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Muharram security

THE month of Muharram is to start soon. Before any ugly incident takes place, the government should take appropriate... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Robbery at Edhi

THE attack and robbery at the Edhi Foundation head office was a shameful act and is a reflection of the utter... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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A versatile scholar

GHULAM Ahmed Parvez (1903-1985), scholar and founder of monthly magazine Tulu-i-Islam, was a versatile person. His... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Minister’s brother

THIS is apropos the report regarding Dr Mohammad Umar Baloch (Oct 5), who has been erroneously mentioned as Umer... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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‘The army’s view’

THIS is apropos your editorial ‘The army’s view’ (Oct 20). The statement by army chief Gen Raheel Sharif ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Bara sees another military offensive

Tribal elders and political leaders from Bara were bewildered and speechless when Khyber Agency political agent... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Capital to be purged of hate material

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Saturday decided to remove all hate materials in the form of... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Diplomatic Calendar: Creative Denmark

Jesper Møller Sørensen welcomed hundreds of guests to a business and cultural event on the Danish embassy’s... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Connoisseur of colours

From paintings to his house interior and dressing, he loves to play with radiant colours. The base guitarist of... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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More losses in textile exports feared

LAHORE: The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) has expressed concern over a continuous decline in ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Students hold protest over laptops

JHANG: About 50 students of the district who have passed O’ level exams in higher grades held a protest on ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Three members of a family die on road

SHEIKHUPURA: Three family members were killed in a road accident on Lahore-Sharaqpur Road near Burj Atari on... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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JI team calls on CM

LAHORE: A Jamaat-i-Islami delegation, headed by Secretary-General Liaqat Baloch, called on Chief Minister Shahbaz... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Women’s demo near PM residence

LAHORE: Women demonstrated on Saturday near the Raiwind Road residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in protest... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Three civil judges reinstated

LAHORE: The administration committee of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has reinstated three judicial officers as civil... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Book fair at GCU

LAHORE: The Government College University Lahore is organising a three-day Grand Book Fair at its Oval Ground from... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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SPORTS DIARY: LCCA breaks new ground

Last week, the general council meeting of the Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) changed its policy of ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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JUI chief calls on governor

LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman called on Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar at the Governor... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Robbers kill trader

LAHORE: An Urdu Bazaar trader was shot dead allegedly by robbers late on Saturday night.Initial reports said Hammad... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Plea for Qadri’s arrest

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has been requested to order arrest of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Court stays solar park project

BAHAWALPUR: Justice Atir Mahmood of the Lahore High Court (LHC) Bahawalpur Bench has ordered that “if the... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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‘Anti-CPSP’ move opposed

LAHORE: The Medical Teachers Association of Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) secretary general Dr Sikandar... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Wedded to draconian tradition

MUZAFFARGARH: The tradition of visiting anyone’s sins on an innocent soul continues as a panchayat at ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Lahore Vision-2035 document presented

LAHORE: Following a series of consultative seminars, the Lahore Vision-2035 document was presented at a ceremony ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

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Home not only to Priest King

KARACHI: When you think of the museum or ancient artefacts, the first thing which comes to mind is the Priest King,... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Three killed in Lyari ‘encounters’

KARACHI: Three suspected gangsters were killed in Saturday midnight shootouts with the Rangers and police in Lyari,... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Qari Hashim detained under MPO law

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday ordered detention of Qari Hashim for three months under the Maintenance of... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Indus dolphin rescued from Rice canal

SUKKUR: The wildlife department has rescued a rare blind dolphin which remained trapped for two days in the shallow... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Dengue claims two more lives in city

KARACHI: Sindh health authorities confirmed on Saturday two more deaths — a man and a woman — because of ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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US condemns execution

WASHINGTON: The United States condemned the execution of an Iranian woman on Saturday, stating that “confessions... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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SpaceX ship returns to Earth

WASHINGTON: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station and returned to Earth on... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Bus crash kills 14 in Nepal

KATMANDU: A Nepal bus packed with people, including Israeli tourists and locals heading home for a Hindu festival,... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Eight races in Lahore today

LAHORE: About a dozen of highly bred thoroughbreds will be jostling for supremacy when an eight-race card will be... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Pak-Afghan U-19 series from 28th

LAHORE: Pakistan and Afghanistan Under-19 squads for the three-match series have been announced. The series... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Tariq maintains lead in KP amateur golf

PESHAWAR: International golfer Tariq Mehmood of Pakistan Navy maintained his lead with his gross 144 over 36 holes ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Ahmed, Iman bag Subh-e-Nau titles

ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Chaudhry and Iman Qureshi won the finals of men’s and women’s singles event respectively at the... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Fahad shines in Ian Fyfe T20 opener

KARACHI: A fine all-round performance by Fahad Irfan inspired St Paul’s English High School to a five-wicket win... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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News Brief

PAF Academy wins inter-base golf LAHORE: Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur won the Inter-base Golf Championship at... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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First Night captures Sanghar Cup

KARACHI: Having won three races on trot, favourite three-year-old bay filly First Night stretched her winning streak... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Rawalpindi close in on final spot

KARACHI: Rawalpindi Rams were on verge of qualifying for the PCB U-19 Inter-Region Three-day Cricket Tournament ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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IMF fights negative interest rates

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday announced a minimum interest rate on its unique SDR... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Cotton prices under pressure

KARACHI: Cotton prices remained under pressure on Saturday in sympathy with world cotton markets and slow off-take ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Prices mixed on growth outlook

LONDON: Raw material prices endured a mixed week as investors tracked the outlook for global economic growth and the... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Apple urged to raise wages

NEW YORK: Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook urging the... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Property tax collection falls

KARACHI: Revenue from property tax plunged by 34.6 per cent to Rs596.6 million in July-September 2014-15 from ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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TDAP being revamped

SIALKOT: Commerce Min­is­ter Khurram Dastagir Khan has said that the government is revamping the Trade Development... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Rs250bn spent on smoking in FY14

KARACHI: Pakistanis burnt their Rs250 billion to ashes through smoking of over 64bn cigarettes in the financial year... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Aptma fears $2.3bn loss in exports

KARACHI: Expressing concern over decline in textile exports over the last six months, the All-Pakistan Tex­­tile... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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MQM ‘black day’ today

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will observe a ‘black day’ on Sunday in protest against PPP leader... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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KP yet to provide ECP with new LG rules

ISLAMABAD: While the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has formally asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Lawyers boycott courts in Quetta

QUETTA: Lawyers boycotted on Saturday proceedings of the city courts in protest against an alleged police attack in... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Five die in Hub road accident

KHUZDAR: Five people were killed and 10 others injured in a collision between a truck and a bus in Hub area of... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Ashura on Nov 4

ISLAMABAD: The Ruet-i-Hilal Committee announced on Saturday that since the Muharram moon was sighted on Saturday, ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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India earmarks $13bn for arms upgrade

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday cleared long-delayed projects worth $13.1 billion to modernise the country’s ageing... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Footprints: THE ORPHANS OF WAR

HIFSA, Niazmanna, Ziafat, Subia and Murwah entered the foyer along with their ‘mother-mate’. “These are our... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am

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Younis is Pakistan’s top century maker

DUBAI: Younis Khan stole the limelight on the fourth day of the first Test against Australia on Saturday by scoring... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:37am