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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015


Terrorists killed in Lahore were planning to attack IB office

LAHORE, 01 JULY (DNA) – Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada on Wednesday gave startling details regarding three terrorists who were recently killed during police operation in Lahore. On Monday, three militants were killed and the fourth one blew himself up and two others were wounded and captured when police and coutner-terrorism forces conducted raid in Pathan Colony neighbourhood of Ferozewala town, 18 kilometres (11 miles) north of the Punjab provincial capital Lahore. Briefing media at the CM Secretariat, the Punjab Home Minister said that terrorists were planning an attack onRead More

CEO RIS Walid Mushtaq hosts Farewell Reception of Egyptian, German & Spanish Ambassador

ISLAMABAD, JUL 01 (DNA) – A farewell reception at the iftar dinner of the three Ambassadors; Mr. Said Hindam, ambassador of Egypt; Dr Cyrill Nunn, ambassador of Germany and Mr. Javier Carbajosa, ambassador of Spain was hosted by Mr. Walid Mushtaq (CEO) and Ms. Sara Walid (Exc. Director) of Roots International Schools .

Zaid Hamid sentenced to 8 years, 1,000 lashes in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Pakistani analyst and commentator Zaid Hamid has been sentenced for eight years in jail and 1,000 lashes by a Saudi court for criticising the Saudi government, according to local media reports. However, the news has not been corroborated by the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh or the Foreign Office. Earlier, Hamid was arrested during a private visit to the Kingdom with his wife. He was apparently taken into custody after making statements against the Saudi government. On June 26, the Foreign Office confirmed Hamid had been arrested in Saudi Arabia. “OurRead More

Microsoft to buy Yammer for $1.2 billion

SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp agreed to buy online social network firm Yammer Inc for $1.2 billion in cash, which will allow the software company to offer a service like Facebook Inc’s to corporate customers. Talk of a deal had circulated earlier this month, but the two companies only confirmed an agreement. Four-year-old Yammer, which has 5 million users of its private, in-company social networks, helps companies’ internal communications and collaboration by allowing employees to form groups and interact with each other freely. Companies such as Ford Motor Co, Supervalu and DeloitteRead More

More than 1,000 exposed to dengue in Florida: CDC

TALLAHASSEE: Five percent of the population of Key West, Florida — more than 1,000 people — have been infected at some point with the dengue virus, government researchers reported. Most probably did not even know it, but the findings show the sometimes deadly infection is making its way north into the United States, the researchers said. “We’re concerned that if dengue gains a foothold in Key West, it will travel to other southern cities where the mosquito that transmits dengue is present, like Miami,” said Harold Margolis, chief of theRead More

6 Pakistani injured in Afghan cross-border attack in SWA

PESHAWAR: Six security personnel were injured in firing and shelling from Afghan security forces in South Waziristan tribal agency on Wednesday. Afghan security forces early on Wednesday morning fired mortal shells at a security checkpost in the Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan. Tensions have been rising along the border of Khyber Agency and South Waziristan tribal region over the last few days, say official security sources. Reports of rising tensions come as the Taliban step up attacks in Afghanistan as a part of their annual offensive. An Inter-Services IntelligenceRead More