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Toxic materials: Where does industrial waste go, asks court

KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday directed the provincial chief secretary to submit a report on the factual position regarding the provision of land for the installation of a plant to treat sewerage water before its disposal into the sea. A two-member bench, comprising justices Amir Hani Muslim and Maqbool Baqar, heard a number of human rights application regarding growing ...

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Harassment at the workplace

The head of the UN climate change panel has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment. Rajendra Pachauri has tendered his resignation, saying that he was unable to provide strong leadership — and the phenomenon of workplace harassment claims another high-profile scalp. The complainant is a 29-year-old woman working in the IPCC Delhi office, who is saying that the harassment included ...

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Injustice abounds

‘Human rights’ are not high on the agenda of this or any other previous government, and injustices in a variety of forms and formats, some of them institutional, abound and appear to be multiplying. The latest report by Amnesty International (AI) says bluntly that 2014 was a “dark year for human rights in Pakistan”. It is the ordinary civilians of ...

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Kanza Ahmed case: Fast food joint sealed shut

KARACHI: There was a crowd gathered outside Dilpasand Sweets’ North Nazimabad branch on Wednesday afternoon. The eatery is usually crowded around meal times but this crowd was not there to place orders or pick up their food. They were there to watch how their neighbourhood’s famous eatery was being sealed shut by the health authorities. The restaurant was being shut down ...

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Senate elections: PTI challenges nomination of two contestants

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf challenged in the Islamabad High Court the nomination of two Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz members, one from Kyber-Pakhtunkwa and the other from Sindh, to contest Senate elections against seats in the federal capital. The nomination papers of Zafar Iqbal Jhagra from K-P, and Dr Raheela Magsi from Sindh have been challenged by PTI Information Secretary Shireen Mazari on ...

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Police release CDA union official

ISLAMABAD:  The Islamabad Police released Capital Development Authority’s Labour Union General Secretary Chaudhry Yasin on bail late Tuesday night. Yasin was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after an FIR was registered against him for carrying out a pro-army rally in violation of Section 144 and the Amplifier Act in the capital. Published in The Express Tribune, February 26th, 2015.

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Police release CDA union official

ISLAMABAD:  The Islamabad Police released Capital Development Authority’s Labour Union General Secretary Chaudhry Yasin on bail late Tuesday night. Yasin was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after an FIR was registered against him for carrying out a pro-army rally in violation of Section 144 and the Amplifier Act in the capital. Published in The Express Tribune, February 26th, 2015.

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A bionic hand in many ways as good as a graft

VIENNA: European surgeons and engineers have devised a mind-controlled bionic hand that restores function almost as well as a flesh-and-blood transplant, but without the risk of rejection, a research paper said Wednesday. The three Austrian beneficiaries of the unprecedented technique had suffered injuries in car and climbing accidents to the “brachial plexus” — a network of nerves running from the spine ...

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Zahra Shahid murder case: ATC rejects application filed by defence to transfer case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday rejected an application filed by the defence seeking a transfer of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Zahra Shahid Hussain’s murder case to a district and sessions court. Hussain was killed outside her house in DHA on May 17, 2013, on eve of re-polls in the NA-250 constituency. Her death sparked political tensions as the PTI ...

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Champions League: Pellegrini hopeful despite Barca domination

MANCHESTER/TURIN: Despite defeat by Barcelona, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his side would take confidence from their second-half reaction into the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. A first-half brace from Luis Suarez helped Barcelona to a 2-1 win in Tuesday’s first leg at the Etihad Stadium, but Sergio Aguero’s 69th-minute goal and a stoppage-time penalty blunder by ...

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