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  • Student documentaries describe tax system as anti-poor

    ISLAMABAD: To highlight the shortcomings in the tax system, about 200 students contributed their documentaries for a film festival describing it (tax system) as anti-poor...

    Graduate and postgraduate students from 15 universities across major cities sent in 50 documentaries and short films for the National Tax Justice Youth Film Festival, giving their perspectives on how heavy taxation was also burdening their education
  • SC asked to disallow use of Islamic terms to describe politicians

    ISLAMABAD: After sadiq and ameen became buzzwords in the political discourse of the country following the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution, a lawyer requested the Supreme Court on Wednesday not to employ these virtues as a benchmark for electoral and judicial purposes...

    Moved by Shahid Orakzai, a local advocate, the petition asks the apex court to order that no word or...
  • I wasn't always a broken person, aid workers describe fieldwork

    LONDON: Globally, one third fewer aid workers were killed, wounded or kidnapped in 2014 than the all-time high of 460 in 2013, because fewer were deployed to dangerous regions, according to the group Humanitarian Outcomes...

    Last year 120 aid workers were killed, 88 wounded and 121 kidnapped, with Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Pakistan recording the most attacks on staff, said the group, which has been...
  • Witnesses describe 'hell' of Taiwan water park blast

    TAIPEI: Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as “hell” after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the number of injured at more than 500 on Sunday, almost 200 of them seriously...

    The number of those injured in the blast late Saturday, which came as coloured powder being sprayed on the partygoers ignited, more than doubled as authorities began to track down victims who had taken themselves to...
  • Trump uses slur to describe immigrants from Haiti, Africa

    President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out in a Thursday meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the US should accept citizens from what he called "s***hole" countries...

    The comments, first reported by The Washington Post, sparked anger among Democrats, and revived questions about Trump's tendency to make racially charged remarks
  • Imran invokes Rand to describe state of economy

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared the words of a renowned Russian-American writer, which in his view aptly describe the state in which the national economy was when the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf formed its government at the Centre...

  • Activists describe life under lockdown in occupied Kashmir as grim

    NEW DELHI: On the eve of India’s independence day, a team of activists and scholars released a report that paints a bleak picture of India-held Kashmir, challenging government accounts that life is returning to normal amid an indefinite curfew and communications blackout imposed just before the restive region’s special status was stripped by parliament on Aug 5...

    The report, presented on Wednesday in New Delhi, found that people living...
  • Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying

    A special prosecutor for the state of Georgia in United States said on Thursday that evidence in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery shows that the young black man was repeatedly boxed in by two pickup trucks as he desperately tried to escape...

    The lead Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent in the case testified that the white driver of the first pickup, Travis McMichael, finally got out and shot Arbery in the chest, the first of three shots...
  • In rich Qatar, an Indian restaurant lets poor eat for free

    DOHA: In a dusty corner of Qatar's booming capital, a sign outside a modest restaurant popular with migrant labourers reads: "If you are hungry and have no money, eat for free!!!"Sixteen kilometres (10 miles) from the gleaming glass towers of Doha, one of the richest places on the planet, sits the “Industrial Area” of small-scale workshops, factories and low-cost accommodation...

    It is only a 40-minute drive south of the centre of the...
  • Karachi heatwave lets up

    KARACHI: While the rest of the province sweltered under the scorching summer sun for a second day on Saturday, which pushed the mercury further up on the scale, the sea breeze brought in a pleasant change in the city’s weather and pulled the mercury down by four degrees against Friday’s 43 degrees Celsius, said a meteorological official...

    Responding to Dawn queries, the official said that almost similar weather conditions would also...
  • United slip lets Aguero send Man City clear, Batshuayi inspires Chelsea

    LONDON: Manchester United fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday as Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring Manchester City moved five points clear at the Premier League summit...

    Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored at the John Smith’s Stadium to give Huddersfield a first win over United since 1952 and condemn Jose Mourinho’s side to their first loss of the campaign
  • New York museum lets children discover Muslim culture

    NEW YORK: The United States may have seen an unprecedented anti-Muslim backlash in recent months, but one New York museum has challenged perceptions by teaching children about the wealth and diversity of Islamic culture...

    The Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side has been turned into an indoor playground where children can touch and experiment with artefacts of Muslim culture in a vibrant, colourful exhibition
  • Defensive howler lets Defoe stun Palace

    LONDON: Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe cashed in on a horrendous defensive mix-up to score into an open net in the 80th minute and give his struggling side a much-needed 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Monday...

    The team with the worst away record in the top flight pinched all three points at Selhurst Park to ruin Palace’s best start to a Premier League season thanks to former England forward Defoe’s persistence
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