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CM visits home of man killed in protests

LAHORE:  Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited the residence of one of the two men lynched in the aftermath of two suicide attacks in Youhanabad last Sunday. He visited Muhammad Naeem’s house in Kasur and condoled the bereaved family. He assured them that they would be granted justice. He said the government shared the family’s grief. Sharif announced Rs500,000 financial assistance ...

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Manish Malhotra hits silver in fashion

MUMBAI:  The year 2015 is special for Manish Malhotra as it marks 25 years since he began his journey as a stylist and 10 years of his eponymous label. The designer, who has played a key role in promoting Indian fashion globally, says fashion weeks have come a long way since the time he ventured into fashion and that business ...

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Kot Radha Kishan tragedy: New JIT to probe lynching episode

ISLAMABAD: Punjab police have reconstituted a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the Kot Radha Kishan tragedy when a Christian couple was lynched last year. In compliance with the top court’s March 9 order, the Punjab police chief while submitting a report on the suo motu case has told the Supreme Court the reconstituted team will now be headed by DIG ...

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Solumn Sunday: A week on, families mourn their dead in silence

LAHORE:  Bells will not toll this Sunday for the 18 victims who died in two suicide attacks on Christ Church and St John’s Catholic Church a week ago. Churches across the city will hold their usual Sunday services and references, if any, will be entirely local, Lahore Diocese Bishop Irfan Jamil said on Saturday.  The Anglican and Catholic churches have ...

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Zain Malik losing sense of direction

Zayn Malik, an English singer born to Pakistani-British parents, was forced to assure fans he had not cheated on his fiancée Perrie Edwards of Little Mix, having been spotted getting close with ‘Essex girl’ Lauren Richardson while on a night out in Phuket, Thailand. Zayn, who attained fame after becoming a member of British/Irish boy band One Direction, said, ‘I’m ...

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Jalaibee makes Rs1 crore on opening day

KARACHI: Karachi: Pakistani cricket team’s early exit from the ICC World Cup may have been disappointing but the business of local film Jalaibee gives the country a reason to smile. After releasing on 37 sights and 71 screens across the country, Yasir Jaswal’s Jalaibee earned a total of approximately Rs1 crore (Rs10 million) (exact figures yet to be compiled) on its ...

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Leverkusen shock ten-man Atletico as Calhanoglu strikes

LEVERKUSEN: Bayer Leverkusen have one foot in the Champions League’s quarter-finals following their shock 1-0 home win over last season’s finalists Atletico Madrid, who finished with ten men on Wednesday. Hakan Calhanoglu’s superb second-half goal in the last 16, first-leg clash means Leverkusen take a slender advantage to Atletico’s Vicente Calderon Stadium for the return leg on March 17. “I think ...

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Sri Lanka to brook no complacency against Bangladesh

MELBOURNE:  Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is not taking Bangladesh lightly in Thursday’s World Cup clash, despite a superior record, saying he expects a tough game against the South Asian rivals. The Pool A encounter is set to take place at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground “This will be a pressure match for all of us,” said Mathews. “It will ...

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Taken to task: Chatara reprimanded for beamers at Gayle

SYDNEY: Zimbabwe seamer Tendai Chatara was reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday for bowling two successive dangerous deliveries at West Indies record breaker Chris Gayle in their World Cup clash. The incident happened in the 50th over of the West Indies innings at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on Tuesday when Chatara bowled a second consecutive high, full-pitched ball to ...

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Corporate corner: Ground-breaking of solar power project

Karachi. Reon Energy Solutions, part of Dawood Hercules Group, has taken a step towards adopting alternate resources with the ground-breaking of the one-megawatt solar power project at Wah Nobel Chemicals Limited. This project, apart from providing sufficient electricity to meet the needs of the chemical plant, will instil confidence in industrialists and investors and help change the energy sector landscape. ...

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