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Afghans who helped US forces may get more visas under defense bill

WASHINGTON DC: The US Senate Armed Services Committee approved 4,000 more visas for Afghans who worked for US forces as interpreters or support staff on Wednesday, an effort to preserve a program that had been at risk of shutting down. Trump administration defends ‘lawful’ travel ban The committee included the additional visas in its …

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Horoscope: June 29, 2017

Your Stars Today Aries | March 20 – April 18 When you’ve refused to alter certain arrangements in the past, it was because you didn’t have time to deal with them properly. Now that the situation is crucial, you’ve no choice but to plunge in and hope for the best. …

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Acid: disfiguring people for life

ISLAMABAD: Crimes against Muslims in the West have been on an all-time rise. The latest incident comes from London. Twenty-one-year-old Resham Khan was in the car with her 37-year-old cousin, Jameel Mukhtar, when an unknown assailant threw acid on them before running away. Although the crime hasn’t been marked off as …

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Trump’s Economic Agenda: Asian markets turn negative

HONG KONG: Asian markets turned negative Wednesday as Republicans’ struggle to push through controversial health care legislation fueled concerns about the chances of Donald Trump passing his much-vaunted economic agenda. Global markets soared in the months after the tycoon’s November election victory as traders bet his plans to slash taxes and …

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Illegal organ trade

Among Pakistan’s many black markets, one that has been flourishing is its illegal organ trade, primarily in Punjab. Although authorities are aware of the market, little in the way of a crackdown has been mounted. Now, however, with power transferred to the federal authorities in place of provincial authorities, change …

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One-Wheeling: Islamabad police haul in over 3,000 bikers    

ISLAMABAD: Police in the capital hauled in around 3,320 bikers for one-wheeling during the three-day Eid holidays. According to a statement issued by the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP), officials also stopped many bikers for hooting at women who were out enjoying the holiday with their families. ITP impounded around 400 bikes …

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At least 18 judges fail departmental exams, but remain in service

ISLAMABAD: Having decided hundreds of cases over a period of four years, as many as 18 judges of the Islamabad district judiciary have failed in their departmental exams which tested their knowledge on criminal, civil and Shariah laws among other subjects. These 18 civil judges-cum-judicial magistrates of Islamabad, who had been …

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Child victim breathes his last at hospital

LAHORE: Seven-year-old Bahalwapur tanker fire victim, Ajmal, succumbed to injuries during Eid at Jinnah Hospital on Wednesday. The body of the victim was transferred to his native town where he was laid to rest. Following the Bahawalpur incident, 23 people, with more than 80% burns, had been transferred to Jinnah Hospital …

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Committee formed to probe impact of herbicides

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Food Security and Research has formed a committee to investigate the impact of the rampant and wide-scale use of weed killers and herbicides in the country. The committee, constituted just days before Eidul Fitr, would work under the Pakistan Plant Protection Department (PPPD) director general. The …

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