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Iran cracks down on Instagram modelling, 8 arrested

TEHRAN -UNS : Iran has arrested eight people for working in “un-Islamic” online modelling networks, particularly on Instagram, the head of Tehran’s cybercrimes court said on state television. The arrests were made under a two-year-old sting operation named “Spider II”, targeting among others models who …

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Coal power plants termed destructive for human health

BY ABBAS KASSAR HYDERABAD: May16,2016) Environmentalists, human rights campaigners, trade unionists and educationists rejected the idea of government to develop coal-base power plants to meet the need of power shortage in the country. They believed that coal power plants may cause human health destruction and …

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Mexico debates legalizing opium poppy for medicine

MEXICO CITY: Fed up with drug-related violence, a growing number of Mexican politicians see one potential cure: legalizing the cultivation of opium poppies for the production of medicine. The debate has emerged in recent weeks after President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed legislation in April to …

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Fatimid Foundation raily organise a wreness walk on world thelesmia day

BY ABBAS KASSAR HYDERABAD : Thelessmia day is being observed throughout world today 8th May and in this regard a walk and rally was taken out by Fatimid Foundation to create awareness on Thelessmia. The walk and rally were largely attended by the children affected …

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‘Maalik’ ban: LHC issues notice to federal govt, Censor Board for May 17

LAHORE -UNS – Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday while issuing notices to federal government and censor board has summoned written reply from them on May 17 over the petitions against ban imposed on Pakistani political-thriller film ‘Maalik’. A hearing on the petitions was conducted …

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PM launches National Health Programme for 76,000 families in Balochistan

QUETTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday launched the state-run National Health Programme benefiting about 76,000 families in four districts of Balochistan. Underprivileged residents of Quetta, Kech, Loralai and Lasbela will benefit from the government-funded programme. Salient features of the PM’s National Health Programme Treatment …

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Azeem challenges ‘Maalik’ ban in Sindh High Court

KARACHI -UNS– Actor and film director Asher Azeem has filed a petition against ban on political-thriller film ‘Maalik’ in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday. Maalik, which had already been playing in cinemas, was declared “uncertified for the whole of Pakistan” by the ministry …

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Pakistan,China agree to expedite pace of work on development projects in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD -UNS : National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) of China and Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform of Pakistan have agreed to expedite the pace of work on development projects in Gwadar under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework. This agreement was reached in a …

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“Maalik” ban unjustified,stirs debate on freedom of expression

KARACHI -UNS : A sudden ban on Urdu feature film “Maalik” by the federal government, three weeks after its nationwide release,is unjustified and  has stirred a new debate on freedom of expression on social media. “Maalik”, the film produced, penned and directed by “Dhuwan” famed …

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Anti-polio drive begins in Balochistan

BALOCHISTAN -UNS – Three-day anti-polio campaign has begun in 13 districts of Balochistan. Coordinator of Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Balochistan Dr Syed Saifur Rehman has said that atleast 14,93,000 children below the age of five years will be inoculated polio drops for which 3619 …

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