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 2018-04-25 04:21 

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US trade officials to visit China amid fears over a trade war...

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that top US trade officials would soon travel to China as Washington and Beijing seek to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled markets and left exporters on edge. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Trade Repre...

 2018-04-25 04:19 

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Copenhagen court to decide fate of Danish submariner over gruesome murder...

A Copenhagen court is to rule Wednesday whether Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall onboard his vessel before chopping up her corpse and tossing the body parts into the sea last year. The decision by one professional...

 2018-04-25 04:16 

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Macron, Trump showcase personal friendship, call for 'new' deal with Iran...

US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for a "new" deal with Iran Tuesday, looking beyond disagreements over a landmark nuclear accord that still hangs in the balance. Trump laid transatlantic divisions bare during...

 2018-04-25 04:14 

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Man behind van massacre in Toronto charged with murder, held grudge with women...

A Canadian man who apparently had a grudge against women was charged with murder Tuesday after allegedly plowing a rented van onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people — an incident that shocked the nation. Police said the suspect, 25-year-...

 2018-04-25 04:12 

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Pressure mounts on Nicaraguan President to end reign of oppression...

Leon, a northern city that is a bastion of support for Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista party, wants President Daniel Ortega to put an end to repression and authoritarianism. It's a message many in the Central American nation want to get across after...

 2018-04-25 04:08 

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Aid worth billions forthcoming for Syria...

International donors are expected Wednesday to pledge billions of dollars for Syria after the UN's special envoy warned of a looming humanitarian disaster in the rebel-held region of Idlib. The UN's aid agency says some $8 billion is needed from t...

 2018-04-25 04:06 

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North Korea criticises US 'hypocrisy' over human rights record...

North Korea condemned US criticism of its human rights record as "ridiculous", days before leader Kim Jong-Un's summit with the South and ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump. The isolated North has been accused of a litany of sta...

 2018-04-25 00:39 

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Being human in the digital era...

Scrolling through Facebook and Instagram every day for a significant amount of time is not a favorite pastime anymore; it has now become an integrated part of our daily life. Media scholars have written volumes analyzing the digital space as an expressive...

 2018-04-25 00:16 

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Politics of welfare is the only kind acceptable now: Shehbaz...

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that politics of welfare is the only kind of politics that will be acceptable to the public, adding that the PML-N managed to move forward its development agenda despite impediments created by opponents. The ...

 2018-04-25 00:15 

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Repair and conservation work on the tomb of Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Zafar begins...

LAHORE: The Punjab Archaeology Department has started the conservation and repairs of the tomb of Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Zafar Jang Kokaltash, Daily Times learnt reliably. The sources informed Daily Times that the Archaeology Department had started the cons...

 2018-04-25 00:14 

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New registration plates launched...

LAHORE: The provincial government's Strategic Reforms Unit (SRU) announced on Tuesday that it was new licence plates for vehicles across the province. From now onwards, selected pictures and the owner's name could be printed on the plate. The unit...

 2018-04-25 00:13 

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Pakistan's first automated dispenser unit for provision of pure milk to launch in May...

LAHORE: Pakistan's first automated dispenser unit is going to launch next month for the provision of pure and cheap milk under the aegis of the Punjab government, Punjab Livestock & Dairy Development Board (PLDDB) Chief Executive Officer Saira Iftikha...

 2018-04-25 00:09 

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Stage dramas portraying corruption in our society, held on Day 2...

LAHORE: Qirat, naat, national songs, drama and painting contests were held on the second day of All Pakistan Co-curricular Competitions taking place at various halls of the Punjab University on Tuesday. Drama competitions on the theme of "menace of co...

 2018-04-25 00:00 

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Punjab Safe Cities Authority has installed 1,900km fibre optics in Lahore so far...

LAHORE: The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) has installed 1,900 kilometre fibre optics in the provincial metropolis up until now. The PSCA is the exclusive security organisation in Pakistan with its own advanced 4G-Long Term Evolution communication sy...

 2018-04-24 23:58 

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TEVTA successfully completes 12 sessions of Chinese Language Course...

LAHORE: Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that TEVTA has successfully completed 12 sessions of Chinese Language Course and trained more than 23,000 citizens free of cost. While addressing a meeti...

 2018-04-24 23:54 

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Seminar on the role of media against narcotics held at PU...

LAHORE: A seminar on the role of media against narcotics organised by the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), University of the Punjab in collaboration with Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH), Punjab Higher Education Commision and Youth Council for A...

 2018-04-24 23:25 

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UNIDO ropes in int'l expert to train Pakistanis on renewable energy...

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) under its ongoing Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project titled Sustainable Energy Initiative for Industries in Pakistan, successfully conducted a round of two back-to-bac...

 2018-04-24 23:23 

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PMAS-AAUR holds 19th convocation ceremony...

ISLAMABAD: Almost 3,613 graduates of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on Tuesday were awarded with degrees while 74 students were given medals at the university's 19th convocation. As many as 26 students received Ph...

 2018-04-24 23:21 

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Sheikh Ansar Aziz appreciated for getting Rs 14b approved for development...

ISLAMABAD: Both the treasury and opposition benches were on the same page over allocation of funds amounting to Rs 14 billion in the upcoming budget and approved a unanimous resolution in favour of Islamabad Mayor Shaikh Ansar Aziz to laud his continuous ...

 2018-04-24 23:19 

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Is child abuse slowly damaging our country's children?...

ISLAMABAD: Schools are supposed to polish students, however according to a report they are becoming a source of torture for children. It was revealed that around 65 percent students in schools are victims of minor, severe or very severe physical assault i...

 2018-04-24 23:17 

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Symposium on hereditary blood disorders emphasises molecular diagnosis...

ISLAMABAD: Experts during a symposium on Hereditary Blood Disorders on Tuesday emphasised molecular diagnosis, carrier screening and role of society for catering patients with blood-borne diseases. The symposium was organised in connection with World Haem...

 2018-04-24 23:15 

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Pakistan working to build strong narrative against terrorism: moot...

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a seminar on Tuesday said that Pakistan was working to build a strong narrative to counter violent extremism and terrorism and for establishment of a peaceful, clean and green country. Various law and environment experts and scholar...

 2018-04-24 23:11 

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Victims of Rana Plaza, Baldia Factory fire remembered...

KARACHI: Five years ago on April 24, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. Thousands of workers employed at five factories operating from the building were caught in the rubble. The death toll was recorded at 1,134. "On this day, our though...

 2018-04-24 23:10 

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Water Commission asked to take up the ban with ECP...

KARACHI: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has stopped work on installation of 310 water meters at 155 pumping stations across the city on the directives of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the civic entity informed the Water Commissio...

 2018-04-24 23:09 

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Two hajj fraud suspects arrested...

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) Anti Human Trafficking Circle, Karachi, has arrested two suspects in a hajj fraud case. The suspects were identified as Mufti Naeem and Rehman Ahmed Qadri of M/s. AL Hashmi Travel. They are accused of ...

 2018-04-24 23:07 

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'Better support needed for people with Dementia'...

KARACHI: A new research report by the Health and Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) has highlighted the need for greater awareness about dementia, more effective support services and greater cultural understanding. Led by the University of Southampton,...

 2018-04-24 23:04 

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PCAC launches white flag campaign against intolerance...

The Pakistan Christian Action Committee (PCAC) has announced that they would raise white flags across the country to show their rejection of intolerance and persecution...

 2018-04-24 22:47 

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Britain hails new optimism about Brexit deal for financial services...

The British government and senior finance executives said they are increasingly confident Europe will offer financial companies generous market access after Brexit, boosting London's hopes of retaining its status as a top global financial centre. Sinc...

 2018-04-24 22:46 

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Some funds bet on quick rebound in Russia's sanctions-hit markets...

Less than two weeks after the latest round of US sanctions plunged Russia's rouble to 16-month lows, some global funds have already stepped back in to buy rouble-denominated sovereign bonds and take advantage of the weaker currency. Early this month, ...

 2018-04-24 22:44 

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Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics...

One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effec...

 2018-04-24 22:42 

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One in five financial institutions consider cryptocurrency trading, survey says...

One in five financial institutions is considering trading cryptocurrencies within the next 12 months, a survey published by Thomson Reuters on Tuesday found. Among those respondents who said they were willing to trade cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the be...

 2018-04-24 22:41 

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German business morale falls more than expected in April...

German business confidence deteriorated for a fifth consecutive month in April, a survey indicated on Tuesday, in a further sign that Europe's biggest economy is losing some of its momentum. The Munich-based Ifo economic institute said its new busines...

 2018-04-24 22:40 

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Singapore March industrial output seen up 5.4 percent...

Singapore's industrial production is expected to have risen at a slightly slower annual pace in March than the previous month, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Manufacturing output in March is likely to be up 5.4 percent from a year earlier, accordin...

 2018-04-24 22:34 

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Deutsche Bank may announce investment bank revamp on Thursday...

Deutsche Bank AG may spell out strategy changes for its investment bank on Thursday along with first-quarter earnings, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of any possible announcement. De...

 2018-04-24 22:34 

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SAP, gaining market share, raises outlook...

Germany's SAP announced upbeat results in the seasonally tough first quarter, saying it was gaining market share on its competitors in the cloud and its margin recovery was on track. SAP, Europe's largest tech company, also raised its sales and pr...

 2018-04-24 22:17 

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CCI approves first-ever national water policy...

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interest (CCI) in its 37th meeting unanimously approved the first ever National Water Policy (NWP) of Pakistan. The meeting, which was held at the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday, was chaired by Prime Minister Shahi...

 2018-04-24 22:16 

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Russia expresses desire to expand military cooperation during COAS's visit...

ISLAMABAD: Russian authorities said on Tuesday that Pakistan was a 'geo-strategically important' country and they were keen on expanding existing military-to-military cooperation. The Russian offer to expand defence and security ties with Pakistan...

 2018-04-24 21:48 

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Many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip'...

In the obtaining scenario in Pakistan when elections — if held — are not far, a state of flux reinforced by uncertainty seems to be holding the fort. Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbasi is confident that elections would be held in time, so says ...

 2018-04-24 21:47 

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Voter registration deadline extended till 30th...

The deadline for registration of votes in electoral rolls was on Tuesday extended till April 30. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) stated that the date was extended keeping in view a large number of requests received for the purpose. It urged the ...

 2018-04-24 21:46 

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Respect the vote...

Amidst the current political turmoil caused by institutional imbalance taking its toll on the constitutional structure, the state has been pushed towards uncertainty and multiple crises. This was accentuated by the national seminar, organised by the PML-N...

 2018-04-24 21:45 

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FIA arrests three for illegal currency exchange, human trafficking...

GUJRANWALA: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday arrested one accused of running an illegal currency exchange while two accused of human trafficking. The deputy director Mufakhir Adeel said that the accused Muhammad Ikram was arrested from Kharia...

 2018-04-24 21:37 

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'A sickness can't last that long': SC summons Dar on May 8...

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar questioned on Tuesday the whereabouts of former finance minister Ishaq Dar in a case pertaining to the approval of his nomination papers for the Senate elections. A petition, moved by Pakistan Peopl...

 2018-04-24 21:35 

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IHC given a week to decide on ECP's recruitment ban...

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday referred the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) decision to ban development schemes and new recruitment in government departments to the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The top court urged the IHC to form ...

 2018-04-24 21:33 

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 2018-04-24 21:28 

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Error-prone Sharapova falls to Garcia in opener...

STUTTGART: Maria Sharapova's claycourt season got off to a poor start on Tuesday as she lost in three sets to Caroline Garcia in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. France's Garcia staged a strong fightback to prevail 3-...

 2018-04-24 21:28 

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Pakistan should first respect India before resumption of cricket: BCCI...

NEW DELHI: With the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting taking place in Kolkata, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi is in the country and as expected, talks did turn towards the alleged MoU between India and Pakistan on playing bila...

 2018-04-24 21:27 

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Tour of Poland: Pakistan junior hockey team training camp for Poland begins on April 27...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan junior hockey team will be put through a training camp here at the Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium from April 27 to prepare for their tour to Poland in July this year. The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has called up 41 players to report...

 2018-04-24 20:47 

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Bayern Munich plan to down Real Madrid in semi-final first leg today...

BERLIN: Jupp Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday's (today) Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble. Heynckes, 72, has already won the Champions League as head ...

 2018-04-24 20:47 

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PTM's demands and the Constitution...

We all know that the constitution is a fundamental instrument for the smooth running of state machinery. Without it, we cannot even think of a state to exist or to survive for a long time. A constitution is a social contract between a state and society, w...

 2018-04-24 20:44 

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Karlovic defeats former champ Robredo at Barcelona Open...

MADRID: Croatia's Ivo Karlovic hit 29 aces as he beat Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-7(5) 7-6(8) 6-4 in the first round of the Barcelona Open on Monday. The Croatian, both the oldest and tallest player at the clay court tournament at 39 years old and 211 ce...

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