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  • 3 bodies recovered from Karachi salon

    The bodies of three men were recovered from a men's salon in Karachi's North Nazimabad neighbourhood on Thursday, police said...

    "The men apparently died overnight due to gas leakage from a generator installed inside the salon," Senior Superintendent Police Central Muqaddas Haider told Dawn...

  • NAB official, wife booked for Karachi salon ransack

    KARACHI: The glass door with a sign requesting clients to be responsible for personal belongings swung open several times as clients went inside for various services from haircuts to facials and from waxing to massages being offered at television artist Shagufta Ejaz’s Envy Salon in Gulistan-i-Jauhar...

    It was just another normal day on Monday, April 4, when a certain client made her second visit in two days at the salon looking for...

  • Salon attack: NAB officer suspended till probe completion

    KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has suspended its deputy director Mir Ausaf Ali Talpur after he and his wife were booked by police for storming into a beauty salon, beating up its staff and ransacking the entire place while suspecting salon workers of stealing her gold chain...

    His service has been suspended till the completion of an internal inquiry by a NAB committee that has been tasked to look into the incident...

  • Govt urged to pay heed to Karachi salon ransack incident

    KARACHI: At a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday afternoon television artist Shagufta Ejaz requested the chief minister of Sindh to look into the ransack incident that happened a couple of weeks back at her salon and asked the authorities concerned not to extend the bail of the suspect...

    She said the suspect had trespassed into the salon, beaten up the security guard and harassed the women there...

  • Beauty parlour, hair salon employees not tested for Aids since 2002: ministry

    ISLAMABAD: Due to international obligations, health directorates of the capital have not tested the employees of beauty parlours and hair salons for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Aids) since 2002...

    He asked whether there is any law in Islamabad for the registration of beauty parlours and hair salons and whether Hepatitis and Aids tests of employees are being conducted...

  • Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex...

    PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country...

  • Myanmar's startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

    Gasps echo across the hall as the Myanmar school kids trial virtual reality goggles, marvelling at a device that allows some of Asia's poorest people to walk on the moon or dive beneath the waves...

    “In Myanmar, we can't afford much to bring students to the real world experience,” beamed Hla Hla Win, a teacher and tech entrepreneur taking virtual reality into the classroom
  • Road map to bring electric vehicles to local roads

    KARACHI: The Ministry of Science and Technology has taken the initiative for “engineering foresight” to gear up auto assemblers and parts makers for new challenges, especially electric vehicles (EVs)...

    Various countries including the United States and India have already unveiled their plans for introducing EVs
  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    “The ban has been imposed for five days and it was done on instructions of an inter-ministerial committee, who took cognisance of an incorrect map of India in which the channel showed parts of Kashmir in Pakistan and China,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity...

    The Indian government in 2011 ordered The Economist magazine to cover up a map of disputed borders in Kashmir...

  • More than lines on a map

    Isn’t it time for GHQ to pause and ask itself how it can tell one group apart from the other when each is committed to the enforcement of the narrowest, most obscurantist, and often divisive view of religion?If the CPEC is going to be more than mere red, blue or whatever coloured lines on a map, the fight against terror will have to be fought in tandem on many fronts by all state institutions and every citizen...

  • Map of resistance

    INVISIBLE to the frenzied world of urban dwellers, and anchored in the rural hinterlands of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, live communities of peasants — small farmers, tenants, sharecroppers — joined together in their tumultuous fight against forces bent upon usurping their rights to land, to produce and to continue their way of life...

    La Via Campesina (literally ‘the peasant way’) is a unique international labour movement...
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