All posts by Ahmad Tauqir

Italian navy rescues migrants, survivors say up to 50 feared missing

08 August, 2015 3:55 pm 3:55 pm

ROME – The Italian navy rescued a boat carrying migrants off the coast of Libya on Tuesday and Italian reports said survivors spoke of as many as 50 others who had been on board but were feared missing. The navy said on Twitter one of its ships, the Fenice, had rescued migrants from an inflatable … Read More

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Indian troops continue ceasefire violations along LoC

08 August, 2015 3:49 pm 3:49 pm

SIALKOT (92 News) – Indian troops continued ceasefire violations and resorted to unprovoked firing in Nakial, Bagh and Kailer sectors on the Line of Control late last night and Wednesday morning. According to the ISPR, Pakistani troops gave a befitting response to the Indian firing. No loss of life or injury has been reported yet. … Read More

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MQM resigns from Senate, National & Sindh assemblies against Karachi ...

08 August, 2015 3:31 pm 3:31 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Wednesday resigned from the Senate and National and Sindh assemblies in protest against the Karachi operation. National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq wrote ‘please process’ on the resignations instead of accepting them. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will phone Samman Sultana, the MQM MNA living in the US, to … Read More

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Malaysia opposition party files suit against Najib, state fund 1MDB

08 August, 2015 3:30 pm 3:30 pm

KUALA LUMPUR – A Malaysian opposition party on Wednesday filed a civil suit against Prime Minister Najib Razak and indebted state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the party said. A spokesman of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s People Justice Party (PKR) said the suit against Najib and 1MDB was filed for electoral offences. 1MDB, whose … Read More

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Sindh government amends Local Govt Ordinance; people below 25 can contest e...

08 August, 2015 3:18 pm 3:18 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Sindh government on Wednesday decided to amend the Local Government Ordinance to change the minimum date of the candidates. As per details, dual-nationality holders below age 25 years can participate in LB polls whereas every Union Council (UC) would have a Chairman, Vice Chairman, two women councilors, one laborer and one member from minorities.

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Imran Khan decides not attend National Assembly session

08 August, 2015 3:06 pm 3:06 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday decided not to attend the National Assembly session. As per reports, the PTI chairman has decided to attend the National Assembly session after the tribunal announced verdict regarding constituency NA-122. ” He will be spending the week with his sons,” the party spokesperson said.  

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Cosmonauts complete spacewalk outside space station

08 August, 2015 3:05 pm 3:05 pm

MOSCOW – A pair of Russian cosmonauts began their working week on Monday by cleaning the windows of the International Space Station (ISS), floating 250 miles (400 km) above the Earth’s surface. Station commander Gennady Padalka and flight engineer Mikhail Kornienko closed the hatch on the station’s Pirs module at 1951 GMT (1551 EDT), completing the … Read More

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Supreme Court rejects petition filed to halt NA-19 by-poll by PML-N candida...

08 August, 2015 2:51 pm 2:51 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday rejected the petition of former MNA of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Umer Ayub to halt NA-19 by-election. A three-member bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali dismissed the petition to halt August 16 by-poll in Haripur’s NA-19 after initial hearing. The NA-19 Haripur seat is … Read More

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Phased wise local government elections in Punjab and Sindh

08 August, 2015 2:41 pm 2:41 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday presented the report for phased wise local government elections in Punjab and Sindh provinces before the Supreme Court. As per details, the report said local government elections in the two provinces could be conducted in three phases on 14th and 29th November and 19th December … Read More

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Alibaba’s Suning deal a riposte to growing might of rival

08 August, 2015 2:40 pm 2:40 pm

BEIJING – “Tragedy” – that was Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) founder Jack Ma’s prediction for the fate of rival Inc (JD.O) in comments published earlier this year. On Monday, Alibaba signaled it is no longer writing off its smaller competitor, making a $4.6 billion investment to give it more traction in two areas … Read More

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UNICEF deplores Kasur child abuse scandal

08 August, 2015 2:31 pm 2:31 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Web desk) –  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday denounced the reported abuse of large number of children in Kasur. In a statement, it said that it was in contact with the Pakistani government to understand the full dimension of this crime. “It is vital that the children and families affected are … Read More

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PPP MNA Alizay Iqbal resigns

08 August, 2015 2:18 pm 2:18 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Alizay Iqbal on Wednesday resigned from her seat. As per details, the deputy speaker accepted her resignation.  

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Facebook struggles to sell advertising in India

08 August, 2015 2:15 pm 2:15 pm

SAN FRANCISCO/MUMBAI – Facebook is trying to lure skeptical advertisers in India with features such as free email support for questions about advertising and advice on increasing sales in a bid to boost revenue from its second biggest market. Facebook has 132 million users in India, trailing only the 193 million in the United States, … Read More

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Ghosts of WW2 haunt East Asia as Abe readies anniversary statement

08 August, 2015 12:55 pm 12:55 pm

TOKYO – Seventy years after Japan’s defeat in World War Two, the conflict’s legacy haunts East Asia and reconciliation remains elusive. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may hope to lay the ghosts to rest with a statement on Friday marking the 70th anniversary of the war’s end, but risks inflaming tension instead. Abe is expected to express … Read More

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Tired, speeding driver held responsible for 2014 Tracy Morgan crash

08 August, 2015 12:30 pm 12:30 pm

WASHINGTON – A speeding Wal-Mart truck driver who had been awake for 28 hours was held responsible on Tuesday for a 2014 highway crash that left “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan with brain injuries and killed a fellow comedian, U.S. transport regulators said. The National Transportation Safety Board also concluded in a review that the … Read More

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