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Islamabad Tonight – 1st Jan 2013

Tahir ul Qadri announced that Islamabad is about to become world’s largest Tahrir Square on January 14. “We want a caretaker government which is totally impartial, powerful and honest and possesses the courage and the political will to bring electoral reforms,” he stated. He said the rally in Islamabad would be completely peaceful. “There would [...]

Karachi: Bomb explosion near MQM Jalsa at Ayesha Manzil

A bomb has exploded on Shara-e-Pakistan, a road between Karimabad and Ayesha Manzil area of Karachi. The blast occurred moments after the MQM Jalsa concluded. According to sources, the bomb blast occurred near a bus that was carrying passengers back from the MQM rally, on Shara-e-Pakistan. Eyewitnesses say that the bomb was planted in a [...]

Isb to become another Tahrir square on Jan 14: Dr.Qadri

KARACHI: The Chief of Tehreek e Minhaj-ul-Quran Dr.Tahirul Qadri addressed a large gathering at Jinnah ground, Karachi after meeting the co-ordination committee of Muttahida Qoumi Movement (MQM) at Nine zero on Tuesday. Addressing the public gathering Dr.Qadri thanked Altaf and his party for accepting his party’s invitation to join the “million-man march” in Islamabad in [...]

Serena imposes authority with crushing win

BRISBANE: Serena Williams stamped her authority on the Brisbane International on Tuesday when she crushed French woman Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-2. On a day that saw second seed Maria Sharapova withdraw with an injured collarbone and fifth and sixth seeds Sara Errani and Petra Kvitova bundled out, Williams was all business as she disposed of [...]

Seven charity workers shot dead in Swabi

PESHAWAR: Six women and a man working for a education charity center in northwest Pakistan were killed in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday, police said. Police said they were investigating the motive for the attack. Charity workers have been the target in the past of attacks blamed on militants. The victims — all Pakistanis — [...]

Airport in Syria’s Aleppo closed due to rebel attacks

ALEPPO, Syria- The international airport in Syria’s second city of Aleppo has been temporarily closed due to repeated attacks by rebel fighters, an official said on Tuesday. The closure of the aviation hub came as regime warplanes bombarded the outskirts of the capital and rebels fought off an army offensive on a string of towns [...]

KESC increases power tariff by Rs.0.66 per unit

KARACHI: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)  has approved the  power tariff summary of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) to raise charges by Rs. 0.66 per unit. The power tariff has been increased in October and November against monthly fuel adjustment of all power distribution companies. The additional price of Rs. 0.46 paisa for October and [...]

Tahirul Qadri visits MQM’s Nine zero today

KARACHI: Chairman of Tehreek-e-Minhaj ul Quran and Pakistan Awami Tehrik, Dr. Tahir ul Qadri arrived at MQM’s nine zero, Karachi and will address a public gathering after the two parties join in hands for the long march of January 14, reported Aaj News Tuesday. At a press conference, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Deputy Convener Dr. [...]

New laws ban employers to access employee’s Facebook password

CHICAGO, Employers in California and Illinois will be prohibited from demanding access to workers’ password-protected social networking accounts and teachers in Oregon will be required to report suspected student bullies thanks to new laws taking effect in 2013. In all, more than 400 measures were enacted at the state level during 2012 and will become [...]

CJP takes suo motu notice of Shahzeb Khan’s murder

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the murder of DSP Aurangzeb Khan’s son, Shahzeb Khan, on Tuesday. SC directed the relevant authorities to submit a report with respect to the case. CJ ordered IG Sindh and Advocate General Sindh to personally present themselves in front of the Court on January 4 [...]

Indian police arrests famous rapper for his ‘rape songs’

A chart-topping Indian rapper known for his sexually explicit lyrics was caught in a backlash Tuesday against sexism and misogyny after a deadly gang-rape that shocked the nation. Yo Yo Honey Singh, whose hits include “My home my village”, saw his New Year’s Eve concert in New Delhi cancelled following an online campaign highlighting lyrics [...]

306 children have fallen prey to measles in Pakistan: WHO

ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an exclusive report with respect to measles outbreak in Pakistan and they have concluded that almost 306 children have fallen prey to the disease. According to Maryam Yunus, spokesperson for the WHO,  306 children have died in Pakistan of measles in 2012 as compared to 64 in [...]

Bomb found near home of Delhi gang-rape suspect

Indian police on Tuesday arrested a man who was allegedly trying to plant a crude bomb near the home of one of the accused in the New Delhi gang-rape and murder case. The 37-year-old man was arrested in the narrow bylanes of Ravi Dass Camp, a slum in southwest Delhi where four of the six [...]

Pakistan calls Bangladesh decision ‘inappropriate’

Pakistan on Tuesday criticized Bangladesh’s decision to abandon a planned cricket tour over security fears and threatened to bar its own players from playing in a Bangladeshi league. The two nations were scheduled to play a Twenty20 and a one-day international in Lahore this month, albeit pending security clearance. But on Monday Bangladesh shelved what [...]

Research: Space travel speeds up Alzheimer’s

Long journeys into deep space, including a mission to Mars, could expose astronauts to levels of cosmic radiation harmful to the brain and accelerate Alzheimer’s disease, US researchers said. The NASA-funded study involved bombarding mice with varied radiation doses, including levels comparable to what voyagers would experience during a mission to Mars, and seeing how [...]

LHC bans sale and purchase of ‘Tyno syrup’

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed to stop sale and purchase of deadly Tyno syrup immediately, which caused over two dozen deaths in Punjab. In a petition seeking ban on the deadly syrup, LHC has also issued notices to the concerned authorities to inform the court regarding the measures taken for the safety [...]

New Year Eve: Celebratory firing injures 23

KARACHI: Celebratory aerial firing marking the start of the new year 2013 injured 23 individuals, including 2 children, within the city of Karachi, Aaj news reported on Monday. The entire world including the city of Karachi saw celebrations reflecting the new year’s eve. Aerial firing was witnessed within the metropolis as soon as the watch [...]

Pakistan assumes UNSC rotational presidency today

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan takes over the rotational office of the UN Security Council presidency for the month of January, with the dawn of the New Year. The 15-nation council is the United Nations’ most powerful body, which deals issues of international peace and security. For the month of January, it has a busy schedule: Briefings [...]

Violence in Iraq at Year’s end leaves 3 dozen dead

BAGHDAD — At least three dozen people were killed in a string of attacks on Monday in Iraq, the police said, signaling a bloody end to a year of rising ethnic, political and sectarian troubles that showed little sign of easing. While violence has been less frequent and widespread in Iraq than it was at the [...]

Pakistan releases 8 Taliban including Mullah Nooruddin

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has released eight members of the Afghan Taliban group including Mullah Nooruddin Turabi. According to one of the statement released by the Foreign Office, eight Taliban have been released though the list issued only mentions five released members of the banned outfit. The names include former Governor Helmland Abdul Bari, ex-justice Minister Mullah [...]



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