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  • Trump hopes for knockout blow against Cruz in Indiana

    WASHINGTON: Indiana voters cast their ballots in key US presidential primaries on Tuesday, with Republican Donald Trump hoping to knock out his rivals and Hillary Clinton seeking to further cement her status as the Democrats’ presumptive pick...

    ” Clinton and her rival Bernie Sanders were locked in a closer race in Indiana, with the former secretary of state in the lead by just under seven percentage points, according to the...

  • FBI opens hate crime probe in Indiana attack on Muslim woman

    BLOOMINGTON: The FBI has opened a hate crime investigation into an attack on a Muslim woman in which police say an Indiana University college student shouted racial slurs and tried to remove her headscarf...

    FBI Special Agent Wendy Osborne said Thursday that there is no deadline for concluding the investigation into Saturday's incident in Bloomington, Indiana...

  • Family of 15 freed from bonded labour at brick kiln

    ISLAMABAD: The police helped free 15 of a family who were being held as bonded labourers by a brick kiln owner...

    Talking to Dawn, Noon police Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Abid Ikram said the owner of the brick kiln was arrested and he was charged with PPC’s section 344 for wrongful confinement for 10 or more days, section 374 for unlawful compulsory labour and 506 for criminal intimidation...

  • England lose another brick in wall as Trott quits

    LONDON: Jonathan Trott followed Graeme Swann, Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior into the international wilderness on Monday to leave England desperately short of experience ahead of this year's Ashes series against Australia...

    Trott was forced to admit that he is no longer capable of coping with the demands of Test cricket following a dismal return to the side in the drawn series in West Indies
  • Feasibility report estimates Rs7 billion for canal brick lining

    TOBA TEK SINGH: A feasibility report by the National Engineering Services of Pakistan and two private consultant companies on the proposed brick-lining of Trimmu-Sidhnai (TS) link canal has estimated the project cost at Rs7 billion...

    The report adds that as a result of brick lining, 550 cusecs of water will be saved which is wasted in seepage...

  • Another brick in the wall

    In Pakistan’s case, the first major corruption scandal in Benazir Bhutto’s tenure involved the serving naval chief at the time (in the Agosta submarine case)...

    Pakistan has traversed a fair distance in terms of entrenchment of the rule of law since the lawyers movement of 2007...

  • Rainy season halts work at brick kilns

    SIALKOT: The brick kilns across the district have stopped production in the rainy season after the first widespread torrential rains of the monsoon badly affected the bricks which had not been baked yet...

    A majority of the brick kiln labourers, thousands in number, in the district belong to south Punjab and they have gone back to their native places to have a break from work inadvertently due to rains...

  • Two brick kilns sealed over child labour in Muzaffargarh

    MUZAFFARGARH: Two brick kilns on Dera Ghazi Khan Road were sealed over child labour and cases were registered against their owners here on Sunday...

    District Coordination Officer Hafiz Shaukat Ali with District Officer Labour Tahir Gurchani paid a surprise visit to at Bakhtawar Brick Kiln Qalandar Brick Kiln at Noor Kubra and found children making the bricks...

  • Footprints: Rebuilding history, one brick at a time

    “The red sandstone used in the minarets of Jahangir’s tomb is not available in Pakistan and needs to be imported from India; the government of Pakistan has to issue an NOC for it,” he elaborates over tea that has been specially called for from the bazaar nearby...

    “From among Pakistan’s several Mughal monuments, Jahangir’s tomb has the most complex decorative elements...

  • 96pc of brick kiln owners do not pay men, women workers equally

    64pc of brick kiln workers reported prevalent sexual harassment in the workplace, and only 2...

    The report, formulated by the Labour Quami Movement and the Pattan Development Organisation, assessed the brick kiln industry’s compliance with Pakistani labour laws and the country’s international obligations under eight labour-related conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)...

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