Rightful owner: Ghinwa Bhutto protests land occupation

NAUDERO:  Pakistan Peoples Party-Shaheed Bhutto (PPP-SB) group chairperson Ghinwa Bhutto organised a sit-in in front of Naundero police station on Saturday. She was accompanied by a large number of peasants and party supporters. Ghinwa was protesting what she claimed as ‘forcible occupation’ of her agricultural land at village Panjudero, by a police official. Talking to the media, Ghinwa claimed that ...

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Non-compliant legislators: ECP shies away from suspending violators

ISLAMABAD:  The law empowers Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to take action against lawmakers who fail to declare their assets but the commission seems to have abdicated this authority voluntarily. According to the Representation of People Act (RPA), 1976, every elected representative must declare her/his assets’ details every year by September 30. The law stipulates October 15 as last date ...

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‘Et tu Brute’ moment: Shujaat, Ejaz to testify against Musharraf

ISLAMABAD:  In a scene right out of Shakespeare’s tragedy of Julius Caesar, top Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Ejazul Haq on Monday signalled their willingness to testify against their former boss General (r) Pervez Musharraf. As one-time close collaborators of the former president, their decision would be seen as an act of betrayal. And if and ...

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Torture for nothing: Driver of a news channel beaten to death

KARACHI: An employee of ARY News channel was beaten to death, using iron rods, over a petty issue at Sohrab Goth area, on Monday. Sohrab Goth police official told The Express Tribune that the driver, Gul Sher Khan, was plying his truck on Super Highway near the cattle market when he got into a quarrel with a driver of an intercity ...

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VIDEO: Greek crisis hits middle class

A homeless artist living in a shelter in Greece describes the impact of the economic crisis on the country’s middle class.

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Equalling scores: Larkana varsity teacher, VC accuse each other of fraud

SUKKUR:  A professor of a Larkana medical university has taken the vice-chancellor to court for allegedly misguiding the passport authorities and obtaining a passport under the category of a businessman, instead of a government servant. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana, Prof. Dr Saeed Ahmed Sangi went to court against vice-chancellor Prof. Akbar Haider Soomro, allegedly after the latter filed ...

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US lawmakers inch to fiscal deal

US Senate leaders express optimism following a flurry of meetings about how to reopen the federal government and avert a looming US debt default.

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Mom opens family-friendly tat shop

Four years ago, Beth Cirami walked into Malissa Booth’s tattoo shop, mournful and anxious. Her brother had just died of leukemia, and she wanted something to remember him by, but other tattoo shops didn’t get the sentiment behind the piece.

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Extortion case: Man sent to jail for 10 years

KARACHI:  An anti-terrorism court (ATC) found a man guilty of extortion, while acquitting his accomplice, on Monday. Asghar Ali was found guilty of extortion from a businessman by threatening to kill him. According to the prosecution, Ali demanded Rs500,000  from the plaintiff, Abdul Hameed. Ali and his two accomplices, Shahid and Naeem, threatened Hameed with dire consequences if he failed ...

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Cameron to confront EU on red tape

David Cameron says he will take the fight on red tape to the EU after a report by business leaders found it cost UK firms billions of pounds.

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Man survives 19 days in the woods

When Gene Penaflor, 72, came to, he didn’t know how long he’d been unconscious, but he knew he had to figure out how to survive. For almost three weeks, he subsisted on a diet of lizards, frogs and squirrels.

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Eid preparations: This time around, authorities hope for better arrangements

KARACHI:  The city’s commissioner wants to make sure there are no complaints from people about the arrangements for Eidul Azha. As far as the authorities are concerned, there will be no negligence, commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui promised while chairing a meeting on Eid arrangements on Monday. Security, cleanliness, speedy supply of drinking water along with other basic facilities are to ...

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