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Plane crashes in French Alps killing all 150 passengers

FRANCE / SEYNE: A plane operated by the budget carrier of Germany’s Lufthansa crashed in a remote area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board in France’s worst aviation disaster in decades. With the cause of the accident a complete mystery, authorities recovered a black box from the Airbus A320 at the crash site, where rescue efforts ...

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De Villiers takes the blame for Proteas’ loss

AUCKLAND: Distraught South Africa captain AB de Villiers laid the blame for the World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand on a string of costly errors led by his own failure to run out Corey Anderson. Anderson was on 33 at the time and scored a further 25 in a 103-run partnership with match-winner Grant Elliott. Elliott clouted a colossal six ...

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SJC told: AGP stopped pension of prosecution witness

ISLAMABAD:  The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has issued a show cause notice to Auditor General Pakistan (AGP) Buland Akhtar Rana for allegedly exerting influence over the prosecution witnesses. At the same time, the SJC asked the AGP as to why he should not be rendered dysfunctional for this act till the conclusion of the proceedings. Under the chairmanship of Chief ...

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Corporate corner: PTCL introduces landline for mobile

ISLAMABAD:  The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the largest ICT services provider in the country, introduced mobility for landline customers’ through its SmartLink application. The application gives PTCL customers to dial and receive landline calls through mobile phones on-the-go. The internet-based application extends landline calling to mobile phones at the same landline tariffs.  Customers also get video calling options regardless ...

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Caps in the air : 37 PhD scholars conferred degrees at UET’s convocation

LAHORE:  As many as 37 PhD scholars were conferred degrees at the 21st convocation of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) on Tuesday. Apart from the 3,715 degrees conferred on the occasion, a total of 114 gold medals were also awarded to high achievers. “It is incumbent on every citizen to play their due role in national development,” Higher ...

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CNG worries: APCNGA chief rues industry closure

KARACHI: CNG closure is contributing to enhanced consumption of liquid fuels, putting foreign exchange reserves and the rupee under pressure, said All Pakistan CNG Association Central Chairman Captain (retired) Raja Shuja Anwar on Wednesday. Anwar added that the sector was being subjected to forced bankruptcy across the country by the government. “The weather has normalised but CNG stations are not allowed ...

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Black and white: Eight detainees placed in ‘black category’

PESHAWAR: Eight previously missing persons have been placed in the proven militant or black category, according to reports of the Lakki Marwat internment centre submitted to the Peshawar High Court. The K-P government presented the reports to the division bench of Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel and Justice Abdul Latif Khan during Tuesday’s hearing of 16 petitions related to enforced disappearances. ...

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Voice of dissent: Teachers take to the streets in Kohat

KOHAT / NOWSHERA: Schoolteachers protested in Kohat after cases were registered against them for refusing to participate in polio drives. A large number of women held a sit-in on Main University Road on Tuesday to voice their reservations about the civil administration’s decision. Some days ago, a group of teachers had refused to participate in polio drives in the city due ...

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No confirmation on Mullah Fazlullah’s death: Chaudhry Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali said on Tuesday that the government has no knowledge of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah’s death. “There is no confirmation on the killing of Mullah Fazlullah,” he said, while addressing the media in Islamabad. Express News quoted military sources late Saturday night saying the TTP chief was killed during the army’s operation in Khyber ...

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Israel spied on Iran talks, says report

WASHINGTON: Israel has spied on Iran’s nuclear talks with the United States and other major powers, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Israel quickly dismissed the report as “not true”, and denied spying on the United States. The Journal report, quoting current and former US officials, said the operation was designed to infiltrate the talks and help build a case against the ...

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