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  • At least three killed, nine wounded in Louisiana theatre shooting

    WASHINGTON: A gunman opened fire at a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday evening, killing at least two person and injuring nine others before taking his own life, according to the local police chief...

    Talking to state police colonel about shooting in Lafayette,” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said in a tweet...

  • After leaving thousands homeless in Houston, Harvey hits Louisiana

    The tropical storm that devastated Texas’ Gulf Coast spread to neighbouring Louisiana on Wednesday, while the US energy hub of Houston remained paralysed by a record rainfall that also drove tens of thousands of people from their homes...

    On Wednesday it went on to swamp a stretch of coast from Port Arthur, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana...

  • Rain devastates Louisiana; forced evacuation ordered

    BOSSIER CITY: A thousand people were forced to leave their homes early on Thursday as a second round of unusually heavy rain hit an already inundated northern Louisiana...

    Sixteen Louisiana parishes have declared a state of emergency, and the National Guard was sent in to help...

  • Hurricane Harvey back ashore, hits Louisiana

    The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday said that Harvey will be back on land after coming ashore earlier just west of Cameron, Louisiana...

    Harvey is expected to drop substantial amounts of rain on Louisiana before moving on to Arkansas, Tennessee and parts of Missouri, which could also see flooding...

  • Budget 2019-20: Defence budget to grow nominally next year

    ISLAMABAD: Defence budget is proposed to grow nominally in the next financial year by 4...

    74 per cent as compared to the outgoing year, but its share in the total outlay and the gross domestic product (GDP) is set to decline, according to the budget documents laid before the National Assembly on Tuesday...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • Defence budget raised by 11.6pc to Rs781 billion

    ISLAMABAD: The government has increased defence spending for the next financial year by 11...

    Presenting the budget in the National Assembly, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said: “The defence budget is being increased from Rs700bn for the outgoing fiscal year to Rs 780bn for 2015-16...

  • BUDGET 2017-18: Defence gets lowest hike in decades

    ISLAMABAD: Increase in defence spending during the next fiscal year would be in a single digit, the lowest in decades — 9...

    Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, while presenting the budget in the National Assembly on Friday, said that an amount of Rs920 billion was proposed to be allocated for defence services for 2017-18 against the revised allocation of Rs841bn for the outgoing year 2016-17...

  • Navy gets only 10pc of defence budget

    KARACHI: Only 10 per cent of the defence budget goes to the navy, making even the day-to-day operations, maintenance and repairs a challenge, while India builds up on its fleet, acquiring warships, aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines, it emerged during a media briefing about the maritime exercise Seaspark 2015...

    “But, in order to shorten these gaps, the Pakistan Navy, like the Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force, has a...

  • Defence budget hiked by usual 11pc

    ISLAMABAD: Defence expenditure in the next financial year will grow by a little less than 11 per cent to Rs860 billion from what is was in the outgoing year...

    “We have catered for the needs of the armed forces keeping in view the security challenges,” Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said in his budget speech...

  • China finance ministry releases $151 billion defence budget

    China's finance ministry said Sunday that the country's defence budget this year will top 1 trillion yuan ($145 billion) for the first time, after the exact figure was initially kept out of public documents released at the start of the country's annual legislative sessions...

    But he didn't say why it had been withheld from the government budget report, where it usually appears...

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