Floods claim hundreds of lives in Pakistan and India

Army and air force troops worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused more than 320 deaths.

Six days of rains in Indian Kashmir have left more than 120 people dead in the region’s worst flooding in more . . . → Read More: Floods claim hundreds of lives in Pakistan and India

PTI workers told to prepare for a two week sit in

The PTI chairman, Imran Khan, on Sunday dashed the hopes of most of the party workers by instructing them to prepare for continuing the sit-in for another two weeks.

A senior leader of the PTI told Dawn that the party chairman was still hopeful that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would resign. He asked the party . . . → Read More: PTI workers told to prepare for a two week sit in

India’s growing rape problem and search for solution

A reeling Indian village where two teen cousins were brutally gang raped and hanged may be able to sleep more soundly now that new toilets have been installed in the area.

Last May, the 14- and 15-year-old girls from Katra village in Uttar Pradesh state were gang raped and hanged from a mango tree in the middle . . . → Read More: India’s growing rape problem and search for solution

PAT, PTI portray negative image of Pakistan

Deputy Speaker, National Assembly, Murtaza Javaid Abbasi on Thursday said that the leaders of Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) portrayed bad image of the country.Talking to a delegation from Hawalian, Murtaza Abbasi said all political parties in the Parliament are committed for the rule of law and supremacy of the constitution.He said that . . . → Read More: PAT, PTI portray negative image of Pakistan

Dengue vaccine to be made public soon

An experimental vaccine against dengue fever being developed by Sanofi proved about 60 percent effective in its second large clinical trial. The results could clear the way for the introduction of the world’s first inoculation against the disease, which is mosquito-borne and becoming an increasing threat.

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Attack on PTV station

In 1968, the United States military, as part of the infamous Tet Offensive, heavily bombarded a town in Vietnam called Ben Tre. There were heavy civilian casualties and an estimated 550 people were killed and another 1,200 were wounded. What distinguished this battle from others in the Vietnam War was a quote from . . . → Read More: Attack on PTV station

Jennifer Aniston to make directorial debut

Actress Jennifer Aniston is on the hunt for a perfect feature film to make her directorial debut. The former F.R.I.E.N.D.S. star has taken on two short films but now she wants to direct a feature movie, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “Directing is the next big hurdle I want to take on. I’ve done some short films that I just loved . . . → Read More: Jennifer Aniston to make directorial debut

Dialogue process with the government has completely failed: Tahir-ul-Qadri announces revolution day

Following two rounds of talks with Federal Ministers Ishaq Dar and Zahid Hamid, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri late on Wednesday night announced that dialogue process with the government has ‘completely failed’.

In a bid to resolve prevailing political stalemate with respect to issues concerning the PAT, Ishaq Dar and Zahid Hamid . . . → Read More: Dialogue process with the government has completely failed: Tahir-ul-Qadri announces revolution day

Thai’s new prime minister: Military leader sworn in

THAILAND’s junta leader, who seized power in a military coup three months ago, officially assumed his new post as prime minister yesterday following an endorsement from the monarch.

During a ceremony in Bangkok, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, 60, accepted a written royal command issued by King Bhumibol Adulyadej certifying his appointment as the . . . → Read More: Thai’s new prime minister: Military leader sworn in

Resign but don’t resign: PTI’s bizarre demands

WHEN is a resignation not quite a resignation? It seems when it is demanded by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

Determined to secure seemingly even a ‘non-resignation resignation’ to fulfil its original demand that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down, the PTI has mooted a most peculiar set of ideas: the prime minister should, according to the . . . → Read More: Resign but don’t resign: PTI’s bizarre demands