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India, Pakistan agree to exercise restraint along LoC


Taking another step forward, Indian and Pakistan armies on Tuesday decided to continue maintaining restraint along the volatile line of control where almost daily exchanges of firing had led to several military and civilian casualties as well as damage to property over the last couple of years.

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Adele’s concert sells out in a jiffy


Tickets for Adele’s first concert tour of North America in five years sold out within minutes for venues on the US East Coast on Thursday, leaving thousands of fans empty-handed and venting their frustration on social media. The British singer’s 56-date tour, announced earlier this week, follows record-breaking sales of …

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PSL franchises pick their ‘iconic player’


Peshawar sign Afridi, Karachi bag Malik, Islamabad pick Watson, Quetta get Kevin Pietersen, Lahore rope in Gayle The five franchises of Pakistan Super League chose their iconic player as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) kicked off drafting for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Lahore’s National Cricket Academy on Monday. …

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First look on Hijrat


Another film will dominate our screens soon after Ho Mann Jahaan — Farooq Mengal’s project Hijrat, which is set to be released on 21 January. Starring Rabia Butt, Asad Zaman, Rubab Ali, Nadeem Baig and Ayub Khoso and featuring Sana in an item number, Hijrat is set against the backdrop …

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SpaceX Falcon rocket nails safe landing in pivotal space feat


CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday with a payload of communications satellites before the reusable main-stage booster turned around, soared back to Cape Canaveral and landed safely near its launch pad in a dramatic spaceflight first. The successful mission, capped by delivery of …

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China, Pakistan ink $820m Thar coal agreement

Under the finance agreements, a syndicate of local banks will provide Rs52 billion for the mining project, being undertaken by SECMC. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan and China on Monday inked a $820-million financing agreement in Beijing, for both the mining and associated power plant project in Thar. Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) and Engro Powergen Thar Limited (EPTL) signed the local and foreign financing agreements in China. Negotiations to secure loan financing for …

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Ayesha Omar talks about traumatic near-death experience

Actress says she will fully recover in 6 to 8 weeks and has learnt many lessons from the road accident. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/AYESHAOMAR

Actress Ayesha Omar, who suffered a terrible road accident last week, has finally shared her experience of the horrific incident which left her hospitalised. The actress of Bulbulay fame took to Facebook Sunday night to disclose details and thanked friends and family for their “love, prayers and wishes” during her time of need. …

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Suzuki Motor Corporation, which is shaping a plan to introduce two new car models in the Pakistan market and replacing the Mehran and Cultus variants, has pressed the case for incentives for existing industry players in the proposed new auto policy including a restriction on import of used cars and …

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Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable


Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support its version of what happened. Russia’s Defence Ministry publicly opened the recorder last week, hoping its contents …

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