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Ban on burkini in France suspended

ban on burkini suspended

PARIS: France’s highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit brought by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups. In a judgment expected to set a precedent, the State Council ruled that local authorities could only restrict individual liberties if there was a “proven risk” to public order. The case before the court concerned the French Riviera resort of Villeneuve-Loubet, one of around 30 towns which have passed burkini bans. The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) hailed the rulingRead More

One FC personnel killed in ‘miscreant attack’ in Quetta

FC personnel killed in Quetta

QUETTA: At least one Frontier Corps (FC) personnel was killed and three others injured on Friday evening during an exchange of fire with suspected militants in Sariab Road area of the city. One of the suspected militants was also killed during the exchange of fire . FC Spokesman Khan Wasey stated that security personnel were on routine patrolling close to a railway track when they were attacked by “miscreants”. “One security personnel was killed in the attack,” the spokesperson informed, adding that one “miscreant” was killed as a result ofRead More

Injured Cristiano Ronaldo not in Portugal’s World Cup qualifiers

Ronaldo nominated for 2016 Ballon d’Or

LISBON: Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out Portugal’s first games since it won the European Championship as he continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained in that tournament’s final. The Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t yet played this season for his club Real Madrid, and wasn’t called up on Friday for Portugal’s friendly against Gibraltar on Sept. 1, and first World Cup qualifier against Switzerland five days later. Making up for his absence in Portugal’s attack will be Eder, who scored the winning goal against France in the Euro 2016Read More

COAS installs Lt Gen Asif Col Commandant of Army Medical Corps

COAS visits Army Medical Center, Abbottabad

RAWALPINDI, 26 AUG, (DNA) – General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Army Medical Center, Abbottabad on Friday. While interacting with the officers and men of Army Medical Corps, COAS General Raheel Sharif appreciated contributions and sacrifices of doctors and paramedic staff in improving the health care standards in peace and war especially in fight against terrorism. General Raheel Sharif lauded the efforts of AMC in up gradation of hospitals, specially the specialized treatment including, liver transplant unit, hands and upper limbs surgery center. Their training establishments likeRead More

PTI’s Faisal Vawda, Imran Ismail attacked in Karachi

PTI Faisal Wadha attacked

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Faisal Vawda and Imran Ismail escaped an attack in Karachi on Friday. According to the details, both the leaders were attacked near city’s Delhi Colony area but remained unharmed as their vehicle was bullet-proof. Both were on the way after returning from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office. Talking to media, Ismail claimed assailants riding two motorcycles targeted the car and opened fire from two sides. Empty shells of 9MM pistol were found on the site of the attack, where police reached and initiated investigation. Meanwhile, IG SindhRead More

Australian envoy Margaret Adamson inaugurates a female hostel in Lahore

Margaret Adamson inaugurates hostel

LAHORE, 26 AUG, (DNA) – Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson Friday inaugurated a new hostel at the King Edward Medical University in Lahore. The hostel will house 250 ophthalmic students, mostly women from remote areas of Pakistan. The presence of on-campus safe accommodation will offer encouragement and motivation to female students and their families to join ophthalmology. The Australian Government and the Fred Hollows Foundation jointly funded the hostel under the Pakistan Australia Prevention of Avoidable Blindness (PAPAB) project at the cost of PKR 75 million. The land forRead More