All posts by Abdul Ghafoor

COAS says cannot ignore conventional threats along with terrorism

12 December, 2017 6:35 pm 6:35 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) –Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Bahawalpur to witness winter collective training exercise of mechanised formation. According to the ISPR, Commander Bahawalpur corps Lieutenant General Sher Afgun briefed COAS about training of the Corps for assigned operational tasks. COAS appreciated high standards of training and professional skills displayed … Read More

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Britons will have legal right to high-speed broadband by 2020

12 December, 2017 4:16 pm 4:16 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British homes and businesses will have a right to demand high-speed broadband by 2020 after the government said it would impose new regulation to help the 1.1 million premises who cannot access decent speeds. The government on Wednesday said it had rejected a voluntary proposal from network provider BT to improve speeds … Read More

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US approves first gene therapy for inherited disease

12 December, 2017 4:08 pm 4:08 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Spark Therapeutics Inc’s treatment for a rare form of blindness, marking the first time the agency has approved a gene therapy for an inherited disease. The approval is expected to raise new questions about how the United States pays for major medical breakthroughs. … Read More

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Physicians groups resolve U.S. patient referral probe for over $33 million

12 December, 2017 4:05 pm 4:05 pm

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Two physicians groups including one operated by Envision Healthcare Corp will pay over $33 million to resolve claims they received illegal inducements to refer patients to a hospital operator’s facilities, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. EmCare Inc, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Envision, will pay $29.6 million while Physicians’ Alliance Ltd, … Read More

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Traffic pollution tied to low-birth-weight risk

12 December, 2017 4:00 pm 4:00 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – – Air pollution, but not traffic noise, appears to be linked to an increased risk of having low-birth-weight babies, reports a new study from the UK. Previous studies have tied road traffic air pollution to low birth weight. Road traffic produces noise as well as pollution, but studies of noise pollution … Read More

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Schedule announced for by-poll on seat vacated by Tareen

12 December, 2017 9:12 pm 9:12 pm

 ISLAMABAD (92 News) – After the disqualification of Jahangir Tareen by the Supreme Court, the Election Commission of Pakistan has announced a schedule for the by-poll on the vacated seat. The polling will be held on February 12. The nomination papers will be filed from December 25 to 28. The scrutiny of the papers will … Read More

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Riyadh, no reported cas...

12 December, 2017 8:34 pm 8:34 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the capital Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, the latest attack by a Yemeni group that could escalate a proxy war between the kingdom and regional rival Tehran. There was no immediate report of casualties or damages. The Iran-aligned Houthi movement said … Read More

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Nawaz’s comments on ‘Siri Paye’, not judiciary, acceptable: Fawad Ch

12 December, 2017 8:05 pm 8:05 pm

 ISLAMABAD (92 News) – PTI leader Fawad Ch has said that Nawaz Sharif’s comments on ‘Siri Paye’ are acceptable, but his opinion on the judiciary is not acceptable. Talking to the media on Tuesday, he said that the PTI will take to streets in favor of the institutions if the former prime minister launched a … Read More

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Sharif family given a relief over Hudaibya Paper Mills: Kaira

12 December, 2017 7:05 pm 7:05 pm

SARGODHA (92 News) – PPP Central Punjab president Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that the Sharif family has been given a relief over the Hudaibya Paper Mills. Talking to the media on Tuesday, he said that the decisions of the judiciary speak, not judges. “ZAB had resolved the Tahafuz-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwwat issue in the constitution and action … Read More

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Is Nawaz forming new party ‘Tehreek-e-Adal’ against PTI?: Khurshid Shah

12 December, 2017 6:34 pm 6:34 pm

 ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah said that whether Nawaz Sharif is forming a new party by the name of Tehreek-e-Adal. Talking to the media on Tuesday, he said that Mian Sahib should not criticize the institutions. He said that the arrival of the COAS to the parliament … Read More

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Senate approves Constitutional (Amendment) Bill on Delimitation

12 December, 2017 6:06 pm 6:06 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Senate approved the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2017 on delimitation of the constituencies, removing the biggest hurdle in the conduct of the elections on time. The bill was presented by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab. Senator Kamil Ali Agha did not cast his vote. The National Assembly has already approved … Read More

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Exposure to large airborne pollutants also linked to asthma in children say...

12 December, 2017 4:03 pm 4:03 pm

LOS ANGLES (AFP) – New US research has found that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter — a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions — are more likely to develop asthma and need hospital care than children who are unexposed. Carried out by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University, the results of … Read More

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Erectile dysfunction could help reveal cardiovascular disease risk

12 December, 2017 4:01 pm 4:01 pm

CALIFORNIA (AFP) – A new US study has found that erectile dysfunction could indicate those who are at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death worldwide. Erectile dysfunction has already long been associated with CVD and CVD mortality, and the risk factors for both conditions are similar, such as older age, smoking, … Read More

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Cancer survivors age faster and die sooner, major study suggests

12 December, 2017 3:59 pm 3:59 pm

WASHINGTON – Cancer survivors age faster and are far more likely to die sooner than people who have never had the disease, a major study has shown. A review into more than 1,200 published articles found that the average life expectancy of childhood cancer survivors is 30 per cent lower than the general population. It … Read More

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Saudi-led air strikes kill 136 civilians in Yemen: UN

12 December, 2017 3:53 pm 3:53 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Air strikes by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen have killed at least 136 civilians and non-combatants since December 6, U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a regular U.N. briefing on Tuesday. Incidents verified by the U.N. included seven air strikes that hit a prison in the Shaub district of Sanaa … Read More

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