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  • India lower house approves bill banning instant divorce

    India's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved a bill making the practice of instant divorce illegal and punishable with up to three years imprisonment for offending husbands...

    The approved bill will now go to the upper house of parliament, where it needs approval before it becomes law...

  • India's lower house expected to ratify bill to split occupied Kashmir

    India's home minister on Tuesday hailed "historic" legislation to bring occupied Kashmir under its direct control as the lower house of parliament was set to ratify a bill splitting the territory into two — all while Jammu and Kashmir remained under a communications blackout for the second day...

    The bill was passed by the upper house late Monday, amid loud protests by the opposition, and was set to sail through the lower house where...

  • Fruit prices 40pc lower on second day of boycott in Karachi

    The citizens of Karachi found some relief on Saturday, the second of a three-day fruit boycott, as the price of fruit was lowered by up to 40 per cent after street vendors saw minimal market activity on Friday...

    On the other hand, the head of the Karachi Market Committee Asif Ahmad said that there was 10 to 15pc less activity in the fruit wholesale market...

  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • Woman’s body kept in house for days in Karachi

    KARACHI: The body of an 80-year-old woman, believed to have died several days ago, was found in an Askari IV apartment on Wednesday, officials said...

    The situation pushed the law enforcement agency to intervene and move the body to the Civil Hospital Karachi for an autopsy despite resistance from the deceased’s daughters after their neighbours came up with a complaint of stench of a decomposed body emitting for the apartment...

  • Explosion during Rangers operation in Karachi destroys house

    KARACHI: A huge explosion took place during a Rangers search operation in Karachi's Orangi Town area late Monday night, completely razing a house, DawnNews reported...

    Talking to Dawn late Monday night after the blast, Karachi-West Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Feroze Shah had said an alleged suicide bomber had blown himself up in Faqir Colony of Orangi Town during a Rangers search operation...

  • 4 killed as landslide hits house in Karachi's Baldia Town

    Four people were killed and nine others injured when a landslide struck a house in Karachi's Baldia Town area early Thursday, police said...

    Rescue teams reached the site after receiving reports of a boulder hitting a house in Gulshan-i-Ghazi neighbourhood of Baldia Town and started pulling people from under the debris...

  • Karachi 'Fix it' campaigner booked for littering outside CM House

    KARACHI: Campaigner Alamgir Khan, whose ‘Fix it’ campaign to cover unsealed manholes in the metropolis gained media attention, was arrested on Thursday by police as he attempted to create a “symbolic garbage dump” outside the Sindh Chief Minister House...

    Khan was on board a tractor and moving along the PIDC traffic intersection towards the Red Zone, where several state building including Chief Minister House are located, when police...

  • A walk to remember: The miracle revamp of Karachi's old customs house walkway

    KARACHI: A group of Karachiites recently took it upon themselves to preserve the important historical and cultural heritage building in the busy downtown of the metropolis with an aim to re claim public spaces...

    The movement, named Eduljee Dinshaw Road project, aimed to restore the grandeur of the Karachi Port Trust and Imperial Customs House buildings and give a facelift to the area spanning over half a kilometre...

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