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Canadian high commissioner calls on Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, MAY 16 (DNA) The Canadian High Commissioner Perry John Calderwood called on Chairman Imran Khan at Bani gala on Tuesday. Mr. Imran Khan first thanked Canada for assistance in a number of fields both bilaterally and through multi lateral forums. He also expressed satisfaction at the friendly relations between the two countries. In a wide ranging discussion on a number of issues, Mr Imran Khan stressed the importance of fair and free elections for sustainable democracy in Pakistan. He said that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf had waged a long struggleRead More


Malaysian PM hails fruitful China visit for Belt & Road forum

Malaysian

KUALA LUMPUR, MAY 16, (DNA) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here on Tuesday that “encouraging results” were achieved during his attendance to a forum on the Belt and Road Initiative in China on May 14-15, and that he was confident Malaysia would realize its potential under the initiative. Najib, who just wrapped up a five-day visit to China for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, said in a blog posted on his personal website najibrazak.com that Malaysia will benefit tremendously under the initiative as it enhancesRead More


Three injured as car collides with train in Quetta

QUETTA: A car collided with Akbar Bugti Express in Quetta on Tuesday injuring at least three people. The train was en route Lahore. The car was completely destroyed in the accident, and traffic on the railway track was suspended, rescue sources told Earlier on Saturday, a goods train transporting containers to Lahore crashed into the rear side of another train carrying oil to Multan between the Bholari and Meeting Pul near Kotri, resulting into several bogies crashing into one another and many getting thrown off track. Railways DS Nisar Memon said around 23 bogies were derailed, whereas the engine of one of the trains was also completely destroyed. Both the North and South-bound train network were halted owing to the accident, with Memon saying it could take around eight hours to clear the tracks and reopen rail traffic between Karachi and Punjab. No casualties were reported in the accident.

QUETTA, MAY 16, (DNA) – A car collided with Akbar Bugti Express in Quetta on Tuesday injuring at least three people. The train was en route Lahore. The car was completely destroyed in the accident, and traffic on the railway track was suspended, rescue sources told. Earlier on Saturday, a goods train transporting containers to Lahore crashed into the rear side of another train carrying oil to Multan between the Bholari and Meeting Pul near Kotri, resulting into several bogies crashing into one another and many getting thrown off track. Railways DS NisarRead More


Teenager died after drinking caffeine too quickly, says coroner

Teenager

LOS ANGELES, MAY 16, (DNA) – A South Carolina teenager who collapsed in a high school classroom last month died because he drank several highly caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner said on Monday. Davis Allen Cripe, 16, drank a latte from McDonald’s, a large Mountain Dew soda, and a highly caffeinated energy drink in just under two hours, said Gary Watts, the coroner of Richland County, South Carolina. Watts told Reuters by phone that physicians on his staff determined that Cripe died from a “caffeine-induced cardiac event causing aRead More


New round of Syria peace talks to begin in Geneva

Syria

GENEVA, MAY 16, (DNA) – A new round of Syria peace talks opens on Tuesday, the latest United Nations push to resolve a six-year conflict that has killed more than 320,000 people. Five previous rounds of UN-backed negotiations have failed to yield concrete results and hopes for a major breakthrough remain dim. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has strengthened his position on the ground, with the rebels reeling from a major setback in the capital Damascus. Assad has also recently called the Geneva process “null”, telling Belarus’s ONT channel that itRead More


Indian police arrests Kashmiri youth for taking pictures with Pakistani flag

Indian

SRINAGAR, MAY 16, (DNA) – Srinagar: Indian police arrested nine Kashmiri youth accused of unfolding Pakistani flag at a tourist resort in Indian-held Kashmir on Sunday. According to reports, the teenagers were taking pictures with the Pakistani flag when the Indian police apprehended them and seized the flag and their vehicle. A police report was filed against the apprehended teenagers. The arrested youth are students and had arrived at Pahalgam for a picnic, said sources.=DNA ==============