Criminal negligence: LHC seeks report on challan in child-maiming case

LAHORE:  The chief justice of the Lahore High Court has sought a report from the Sheikhupura district and sessions judge on the submission of a challan in a case of alleged criminal negligence which resulted in a child’s maiming. According to a press report, 9-year-old Ali Muzaffar, resident of Narang Mandi and a student at a private school, suffered a ...

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By-Election ’13: As army stands guard, voter turnout fails to impress

HYDERABAD / SUKKUR / KARACHI:  Largely owing to the lack of a public holiday on Thursday, the voter turnout remained low for the by-polls at NA-254, PS-95 and PS-103 in Karachi and PS-12 in Shikarpur, according to the polling agents. However, at PS-64 in Mirpurkhas, NA-235 in Sanghar and NA-237 in Thatta, the turnout was estimated between 25 to 40 ...

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England reach EuroHockey final

England’s women beat Olympic champions the Netherlands on penalties to reach their first European final in 22 years.

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Wimbledon champion retires

Marion Bartoli has retired from tennis with immediate effect, just six weeks after winning her first grand slam title at Wimbledon.

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Former teen idol Cassidy arrested

Former teen idol David Cassidy faces a drunken driving charge after his arrest early Wednesday in Schodack, New York, police said.

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Local business: Industrial zone to be established for garments sector

LAHORE:  Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said an efficient garments sector could earn huge foreign exchange and generate thousands of jobs. He said the government had signed an agreement with China to set up a Punjab-China Garments Industrial Zone. He said special facilities would be given to investors in the zone. He issued instructions for setting up a committee ...

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Playing dodge ‘em through traffic: Bad traffic did not define Karachi in the past

KARACHI:  In the good old days, residents of Karachi used to brag about the systematic and organised traffic flow. In the 60s and the 70s, the honking of horn was considered a crime. ‘STOP’ signs brought vehicles to a halt on crossings and entry routes into the main roads. Traffic police used standard hand gestures to regulate traffic. Buses would ...

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Germany warned over neo-Nazi threat

German MPs call for much tighter surveillance of neo-Nazi activities in a report on notorious murders of ethnic Turks.

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Photo Of The Day

An Israeli protester sits in a cage during a demonstration calling for the release of Israeli soldier Cpl. Gilad Schalit who is being held captive in Gaza, in front of Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s house in Tel-Aviv, Monday Oct. 20, 2008. Schalit was captured in a June 25, 2006 raid by militants who tunneled under the Gaza-Israel border and ...

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Violators: ASI beaten for booking security officer

PESHAWAR:  Booking a security forces officer for traffic violation proved costly for ASI Ghulam Mustafa, who was allegedly taken away and beaten by security forces personnel in Saddar on Thursday. Ghulam Mustafa, deployed as a traffic rider in FC Chowk, was on routine patrol on Sunheri Masjid Road when he stopped a vehicle for going the wrong way. He stopped ...

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Caught red-handed: Thieves beaten up by citizens, arrested by police

MULTAN:  In two incidents in the city here on Thursday, robbers were beaten up by citizens before being handed over to the police. The first incident took place at Nishtar Hospital. Police said Muhammad Ehsan, who was visiting his sister at the hospital, saw a man trying to cut the wire lock on his motorcycle that he had parked in ...

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Helping those in need: ‘Possibility of another flood cannot be ruled out’

SUKKUR:  Though the situation does not seem to be as bad as the floods in 2010, the forecast of the Met Office of potential heavy rains starting from August 28 and the projected release of more water by India seem to be a bad omen for coming times. Precautionary measures must be taken before it is too late, advised the ...

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Imran Khan contempt case: 3 member bench formed to hear case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has constituted a new three member bench to hear the contempt of court case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan. According to the sources, the bench will be headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, other two members include Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Khilji Arif. The bench will hear the case on August 28. ...

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