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Football: Record signing Oscar lands in Shanghai to join SIPG

SHANGHAI (AFP) – Brazilian midfielder Oscar landed in Shanghai on Monday where the 25-year-old was set to smash the Asian transfer record with a reported 60 million euros ($63 million) deal with Shanghai SIPG. Dozens of supporters chanting club songs swarmed the former Chelsea player at the city’s Pudong airport.  Oscar’s arrival in the Chinese Super

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Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 32: police

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) – A suicide car bomb attack in a densely-populated neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday killed at least 32 people and left dozens wounded, police and hospital officials said. Many of the victims were daily labourers waiting for jobs at an intersection in Sadr City, a sprawling neighbourhood in the northeast of the

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Use of religion, caste to seek votes banned by Indian SC

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – While hearing a question about use of religion and caste in electoral process, the Supreme Court of India ruled a ban on maneuvering religion or caste to seek votes in the country. The question was initially raised in Maharashtra state during 1990 and heard by a bench of seven-judges led

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Russian diplomats expelled from US arrive in Moscow

MOSCOW (AFP) – A plane carrying 35 diplomats expelled from the United States over Russia’s alleged meddling in the US presidential election arrived in Moscow early Monday, Russian state television reported. A Russian Il-96 plane carrying the diplomats and their families landed at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport at 2:05 am local time (23:05 GMT) after having

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Iran denies receiving Saudi invite for hajj talks

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran has denied receiving any invitation from Saudi Arabia for talks on the hajj, after a row between the arch-foes saw its pilgrims stay at home last year. The Al-Hayat daily reported on Friday that Saudi pilgrims minister Mohammed Bentin had opened discussions with more than 80 countries, including Iran, to work

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Nisar lauds role of GB Scouts in establishment of peace in GB

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Director General Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts Brigadier Ijaz Ur Rehman called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in Islamabad on Monday. The Interior Minister felicitated newly appointed DG over assuming charge of his responsibility. He appreciated the role of GB Scouts in establishment of peace and security in Gilgit-Baltistan and admired their vigilance

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Sindh govt to forward nine cases to military courts

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Sindh Apex Committee has approved on Monday to forward nine cases to military courts. Chief Minister Sindh, Murad Ali Shah chaired the meeting of Sindh Apex Committee which was attended by Coprs Commander Lieutenant General Shahid Baig, Rangers Sindh Director General (DG) Major General Muhammad Saeed, Education Minister Nisar Khuhro and Information

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PTCL ‘Double Up’ offer brings New Year excitement for customers

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s largest ICT services provider has announced the launch of its very exciting ‘Double-Up Offer’ for its broadband customers. The offer which is valid till 31st March 2017, allows subscribers of 1 Mbps and 2 Mbps packages to double their internet speed for just an additional

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Gujranwala: Patient dies due to alleged negligence of hospital staff

GUJRANWALA (Sarzameen News) – A patient died owing to the alleged negligence of the staff of Civil Hospital Gujranwala. According to details, 60 years old Haji Mushaq was brought to Civil Hospital Gujranwala where doctors suggested dialysis to him all of a sudden. However, the staff of dialysis center first asks the patient to wait for

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PTI will protest if justice is denied to Baldia factory victims

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – A joint press conference was held by Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) leaders Imran Ismail and Khurrum Sher Zaman on Monday. It was stated during media talk that if justice is not given to victims and families affected by Baldia factory fire tragedy, PTI will protest on roads for their cause. The PTI leaders

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