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Sakwar killings: Three suspects arrested in attack on police vehicle

GILGIT:  Three people suspected of involvement in an attack on the police last week were arrested in Gilgit on Monday. Constables Muhammad Bilal and Sher Bahadur were attacked by armed men in Sakwar on August 24 when they were heading to a police training centre. Sher Bahadur succumbed to his injuries in the hospital, while Bilal was critically injured. “Three ...

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Everton complete treble signing

Everton sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea and Gareth Barry from Manchester City on loan, as James McCarthy joins for £13m.

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Unpaid bills: PESCO teams fear retribution over recovery drives

PESHAWAR:  The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) is spearheading a campaign to recover electricity dues in areas where officials fear physical retribution. The suburban area of Badhaber has always remained a challenge for Pesco officials, who have to decide whether to disconnect illegal power connections or demand consumers to clear outstanding bills. The region is adjacent to Frontier Region (FR) ...

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Centre responsible for talks with Taliban: Yousafzai

NOWSHERA:  Talks with the Taliban are the responsibility of the federal government as efforts made at the provincial level have failed in the past, said Health Minister Shaukat Yousafzai. The health minister commented on national security as he addressed journalists during a surprise visit to the District Headquarters Hospital Nowshera on Monday. Peace in the province cannot be restored until ...

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School place crunch in half of areas

Almost half of school districts in England will have more primary pupils than places within two years, analysis by local authority leaders suggests.

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Ghana court confirms election

Ghana’s Supreme Court Thursday declared President John Dramani Mahama “validly elected” as the court dismissed all claims of voter fraud, mismanagement and irregularities in the West African nation’s December 2012 presidential election.

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Streamlining: ANP appoints Sadruddin Marwat as interim spokesperson

PESHAWAR:  Important interim appointments were made on Monday by the Awami National Party’s (ANP) provincial election commission as part of the process of reorganising the party. In a joint meeting between the ANP election commission and organising committee members held at Bacha Khan Markaz, Sadruddin Marwat was appointed provincial spokesperson, Jamila Gilani the provincial secretary and Jafar Shah the finance ...

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Dig at ex-school yields coffin, bone

The work is moving at the speed of science. Slow. But that’s not surprising when you’re digging for long-forgotten answers.

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Nepotism?: FIA launches inquiry into alleged illegal appointments

GILGIT:  The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched an inquiry into the alleged illegal appointments made in the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) education department over the current government’s tenure. According to insiders, the order came after FIA received complaints from aggrieved individuals, who claimed to have ‘paid’ for jobs they never got. Apart from backdoor appointments, the agency is also verifying the ...

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Challenging the mandate: Recounting, verification of votes ordered in PK-90

PESHAWAR:  An election tribunal on Monday ordered recounting of postal ballots along with verification of all rejected votes in PK-90 Chitral. A commission was also formed to report in the next hearing. The order was passed by Judge Shah Jee Rehman while hearing a petition filed by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Syed Sardar Hussain, who was the runner-up for ...

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Suicide: Woman jumps into canal with baby daughter

MULTAN: A woman committed suicide on Monday by jumping into a canal in Khanewal along with her two-month-old daughter after she discovered about her husband’s second marriage, police said. The bodies are yet to be recovered. Police said Aasiya Bibi had married Muhammad Shafiq, a resident of 67/15-L, two years ago. The couple had had a baby girl in June. On ...

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Strike ballot for postal workers

The Communication Workers Union says postal workers are to vote on whether to strike over pay and issues linked to Royal Mail privatisation plans.

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