Pakistani woman climbs world’s seven highest peaks

Baig was part of an adventure diplomacy mission, funded by passionate climbers outside Pakistan

Islamabad: Samina Baig became the first Pakistani woman to climb seven highest peaks in seven continents in under eight months, media reported on Sunday. Baig was part of an adventure diplomacy mission, funded by passionate climbers outside Pakistan Baig, 23, has completed the challenge of climbing seven of the highest mountains around the world, including More...

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A meeting of the ruling Nepali Congress here on Thursday discussed Modi's August 4-5 trip
By IANS On Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Modi to address Nepal parliament, pray at Pashupatinath

Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Nepal’s parliament on August 4 during his two-day visit, becoming the first foreign leader to do so after democracy was restored in 1990. A meeting More...

The Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhavan Metro stations, both on the yellow line, were closed from 12.45 pm till 3 pm
By IANS On Friday, July 25th, 2014
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UPSC protest affects metro rail, commuters hassled

New Delhi: Thousands of commuters on Friday faced a harrowing time as the Delhi Metro shut two of its busy stations for more than two hours following a protest by UPSC aspirants. The Central Secretariat and Udyog More...

Flight MH17, while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed last Thursday
By IANS On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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MH17 victims’ bodies reach Ukraine government-controlled city

Donetsk/Kiev/Moscow: A refrigerated train carrying the bodies of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash victims arrived on Tuesday in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine as Russia and Ukraine More...

The resumption of oil exploration in Champang and Tsori areas will usher in a new era of economic prosperity
By IANS On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Oil exploration resumes in Nagaland after 20 years

Kohima: After a gap of almost two decades, oil exploration resumed on Monday in Nagaland’s Wokha district to usher in a new era of economic prosperity and development for the people of this mountainous state. The More...

In a death case if anything is pending then death sentence would not be carried out
By IANS On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Government opposes Red Fort convict’s plea against death sentence

New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday opposed the December 22, 2000 Red Fort terror attack convict Mohamed Arif’s plea that his death sentence should not be carried out since he has already undergone More...

The crucial vote in the House of Laity went 152 in favour, 45 against
By IANS On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Church of England favours women bishops

London: In a historic first, the Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops. The General Synod gave final approval to legislation introducing the change by the required two-thirds majority, BBC More...

After acquiring Dilip Kumar's home, the government is planning to convert it into a museum
By IANS On Sunday, July 13th, 2014
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Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home declared national heritage in Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared as national heritage the ancestral home in Peshawar of Hindi moviedom’s thespian actor Dilip Kumar. He has directed the ministry of information, More...

The gang behind the website was found to have made illegal gains of over 200 million yuan
By IANS On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Over 100 arrested in China for World Cup gambling

Beijing: As many as 108 suspects were arrested in China for football gambling during the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament, the ministry of public security (MPS) said on Saturday. The gang behind the website More...

The Israeli air force has been heavily bombarding the Gaza Strip since Tuesday
By IANS On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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UAE pledges $25 mn aid for Gaza

Dubai: UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed on Thursday announced 25 million dollars aid for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, state media reported. The Israeli air force has been heavily bombarding the Gaza Strip More...