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  • Minerals are Balochistan’s assets: CM

    QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo on Saturday said the precious minerals existing in the province were assets of Balochistan and guarantee of a bright future for the next generation...

    The chief minister, who presided over a meeting on mineral resources, vowed to safeguard the interests of the province
  • Taliban bar female students from varsity entrance exams

    KABUL: The Taliban-run Ministry of Higher Education ordered private universities in Afghanistan not to allow female students to sit university entrance exams next month, underscoring its policy to restrict women from tertiary education...

    A letter from the ministry was addressed to institutions in Afghanistan’s northern provinces, including Kabul, where exams are due to take place from the end of February
  • India bans Pakistani web series

    ISLAMABAD: The Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has banned the Pakistani web series “Sevak” and the OTT platformvidly...

    tv streaming the series that is based on a true story
  • Sabalenka subdues Rybakina for breakthrough Slam crown at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE: Aryna Sabal­enka bludgeoned her way to a maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Kazakh Elena Rybakina on Saturday in a thrilling final between two of the most exciting power-hitters in the women’s game...

    Sabalenka’s 11th straight win of the year will propel the Belarusian fifth seed back to her career-high ranking of number two behind Iga Swiatek as she reaps the rewards of her improved...
  • US city of Memphis disbands special police unit after fatal beating video

    The US city of Memphis on Saturday disbanded the special police unit whose officers fatally beat a young Black man after graphic video of the assault sparked widespread shock and outrage...

    The video, which shows five officers repeatedly kicking and punching 29-year-old Tyre Nichols as he moans and calls out for his mother, triggered calls for police reform amid the anger
  • FIFA bans four Uruguay players for World Cup chaos

    ZURICH: Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera and Jose Maria Gimenez were hit with four-match bans by FIFA on Friday, while Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani were suspended for a game each after they confronted the referee following their World Cup match against Ghana...

    The Uruguayan football federation has also been fined 50,000 Swiss francs ($54,248) and handed a partial stadium closure for their next home match over the “discriminatory behaviour...
  • Afghanistan’s cold snap death toll rises to 166

    KABUL: One hundred and sixty-six people have died in a wave of bitterly cold weather sweeping Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday, as extreme conditions heaped misery on the poverty-stricken nation...

    Afghanistan has been frozen by temperatures as low as -33 degrees Celsius since Jan 10, combined with widespread snowfall, icy gales and regular electricity outages
  • Cause for legit outrage

    “When I was brought into prison, a jail official told me not to worry because I’d get bailed out in 15 days...

    I shuddered at the prospect of having to spend two weeks behind bars and wondered how I’d survive,” Junaid Hafeez told someone who visited him in prison soon after his arrest
  • Beijing aims to boost consumption, imports

    BEIJING: China’s cabinet said on Saturday it would promote a consumption recovery as the major driver of the economy and boost imports, state broadcaster CCTV reported, at a time of cooling global demand as major economies teeter on the brink of recession...

    At a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, China’s state council - which functions as the cabinet - also vowed to speed up the rollout of foreign investment projects, maintain a...
  • US House panel mulls ban on TikTok, to vote next month

    WASHINGTON: The House Foreign Affairs Committee plans to hold a vote next month on a bill aimed at blocking the use of China’s popular social media app TikTok in the United States, the committee confirmed on Friday...

    The measure, planned by the panel’s chair Represen­tative Michael McCaul, a Republican, would aim to give the White House the legal tools to ban TikTok over US national security concerns
  • Influential people try to induct their men in capital police

    ISLAMABAD: The capital police received hundreds of written and verbal requests and recommendations from influential people to induct their men on the posts of constable for which the recruitment process is underway, Dawn has learnt...

    Officials of the capital police told Dawn that 1,685 vacant posts of constables were being filled and thousands of youth from across the country had applied for them
  • Terminal operators, shipping lines urged to forgo charges

    KARACHI: Almost 90 per cent out of over 5,700 stuck-up containers are lying at the private terminals and the rest at the state-owned Karachi Port and Port Qasim, said Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Tariq Yousuf on Saturday...

    The KCCI chief said KPT and PQA have waived off demurrage charges and private terminals have already been requested by the government to do the same
  • World leaders urge restraint as violence escalates in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM: Two Israelis, a father and son, were shot and wounded in east Jerusalem on Saturday, hours after a gunman killed seven people outside a synagogue, raising fears of escalation despite international calls for calm...

    The Saturday morning gun attack took place in Silwan, just outside the walled Old City of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem
  • Dar announces 35-rupee hike in petrol prices

    Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Sunday morning announced an Rs35 increase in the prices of petrol and diesel, which will be applicable from 11am today...

    In a televised address, Dar said that speculation was rife on social media regarding an Rs50 increase in the prices of petrol and diesel
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