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Friday, January 22nd, 2016


India says it has no hand in Charsadda attack

ISLAMABAD, 22 JAN (DNA) –  Both Pakistan and India have expressed restraint on the attack on the Bacha Khan University as the former refrained from drawing a “conclusion” while the investigation is under way and the latter made it clear that it had no hand in the incident. India said that media allegations that it had any role in Wednesday’s terrorist attack on the university have not been shared with it at the official level by Pakistan. “We completely dismiss these totally baseless allegations,” a spokesman at the Indian MinistryRead More

PM meets Azerbaijan President Aliyev at Davos

ISLAMABAD, 22 JAN (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, spokesman of the foreign ministry here said in a statement. Federal Minister of Finance Ishaq Dar, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Tariq Fatemi, were also present during the meeting. In their first interaction the two leaders discussed a wide array of bilateral and international issues, the spokesman said. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underscoredRead More

PM Modi pays teary tribute to Dalit scholar after suicide

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an emotional tribute on Friday to a young scholar from India’s lowest Dalit caste who committed suicide last week, a death some have blamed on social discrimination. Modi said India had “lost a son” when Rohith Vemula, a 26-year-old doctoral student, was found hanged on Sunday after he was barred from some parts of Hyderabad University campus. “(It is sad) when there is news that a young son of my country, Rohith, was compelled to commit suicide… India has lost a son,” aRead More

Balochistan home minister escapes bomb attack

QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti narrowly escaped an attempt on his life when his convoy was struck by a roadside bomb in Dera Bugti, The provincial home minister was on an official visit to his hometown in Baker tehsil of Dera Bugti. However, no casualties were reported in the blast, officials said. Security officials further said the bomb was remotely controlled and a search operation has been initiated in the area. The bomb exploded moments after Bugti’s vehicle crossed the site. One vehicle in the convoy wasRead More

SC allows houbara bustard hunting

ISLAMABAD, 22 JAN (DNA) – Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Friday lifted a ban on houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized among Arab sheikhs for being an aphrodisiac. A five-member larger bench of the apex court announced the verdict on the review petitions filed against the ban imposed by a three-member bench of the apex court. During the proceeding, the court approved review petitions of the federal and provincial government. The decision was favoured by four out of five judges of the larger bench. JusticeRead More

LG initiates global partnership with Netfixto

ISLAMABAD, 22 JAN  (DNA) – LG Electronics on Friday announced that LG has initiated a global partnership with Netflixto facilitate the expansion of Netflix’s global on-demand Internet streaming operations beyond the Internet TV network’s already established markets (the Americas, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan). According to a press release, The expansion will bring an extensive library of high-quality content, including 4K HDR-mastered original TVseries, to more markets in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. LG has been chosen as a primary global business partner of Netflix, due toRead More