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Rebel Attack On Key Power Line

Blackout in Pakistan

An apparent rebel attack on a key power line plunged around 80 percent of Pakistan into darkness yesterday, the latest reminder of the country's crippling energy crisis. The power failure, one of the worst Pakistan has experienced, caused electricity to be cut in major cities nationwide, including the capital Islamabad, and even affected one of the country's international airports. It came as a fuel crisis grips the country, forcing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to cancel his trip to the World Economic...

Residential art exchange programme ends

Residential art exchange programme ends

A week-long residential art exchange programme of visual and performing artists, painters, photographers, writers, musicians and designers  from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh ended at the historical Lakhutia Zamindar House premises in Barisal on Friday afternoon. The prominent personalities  who took part in the exchange programme were Aditi Gupta(architect and art history researcher), Sisir Thapa...

4 killed in Niger anti-French riots

4 killed in Niger anti-French riots

Muslim anger flared over a French satirical weekly's latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, with four people reported killed and dozens injured at a protest Friday in the West African country of Niger, and violent clashes between demonstrators and police in Pakistan, Jordan and Algeria. Supporters say the cartoon on the cover of Charlie...

Malala’s attackers to be tried by military courts

Malala’s attackers to be tried by military courts

Declaring that new laws aimed at eliminating terrorism would be implemented in other parts of the country as well, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Wednesday that cases against the attackers of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and foreign mountaineers would be tried by the newly-established military courts. He said these cases would soon be...

Peshawar school reopens after Taliban attack

Peshawar school reopens after Taliban attack

Pupils and teachers are returning for the first time to the school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar where more than 140 people were killed last month. They will hold a ceremony to remember the victims of the Taliban attack. Schools across the country are re-opening after an extended break prompted by the attack on...

50 die as bus hits oil tanker in Karachi

50 die as bus hits oil tanker in Karachi

More than 50 people have been killed and more injured after a bus collided with an oil tanker near the Pakistani city of Karachi, doctors say. The tanker was reportedly speeding and travelling on the wrong side of the road when it hit the bus head-on. Both vehicles burst into flames. Some passengers travelling on...

Imran confirms marrying BBC journo

Imran confirms marrying BBC journo

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has finally put an end to all speculations about his marriage to the former BBC weathergirl Reham Khan. In a report published in Mail Online, he said, "I am leaving for Pakistan to share the good news about my marriage with everyone back home," reports India Today. Imran Khan had...

  

Fawad out, Sohail Khan big surprise in Pak WC squad

Fawad out, Sohail Khan big surprise in Pak WC squad

Pakistan announced their 15-man World Cup squad on Wednesday, leaving out Fawad Alam and Umar Gul and including 30-year old pace bowler Sohail Khan, who last played international cricket in 2011 against Zimbabwe, after bagging ten wickets in two of his most recent List A games, and was the highest wicket-taker in this...

Crackdown in Pakistan: Is it a mock show?

Crackdown in Pakistan: Is it a mock show?

PAKISTAN authorities seem to have decided that enough is enough, and it is time to weed out the extremists that have been running a reign of terror so long in its North West corner.  The government and its powerful army have drawn a twenty-point programme to stop the cancer of extremism and religious...

Pakistan, India swap lists of nuke facilities

Pakistan and India yesterday exchanged lists of their nuclear sites under an agreement barring them from attacking each other's atomic facilities in the event of war, officials said. The annual New Year's Day exchange was established under a 1988 agreement. The neighbours, who have fought three wars, have also set up a telephone hotline to prevent accidental nuclear conflict. The lists were handed over to officers of the Pakistani and Indian High Commissions in New Delhi and Islamabad, according to a...

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